de La Rue, Francois

Birth Name de La Rue, Francois [1a]
Gender male
Age at Death about 83 years, 5 months, 21 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1606 La Rochelle, FRANCE  
Immigration after 1660 Rhode Island  
Death 1689-06-22 Albany, New York  


Married Wife Cresson, Olive Gerritzen
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage about 1654    
  1. La Rue, Matthiew
  2. La Rue, Reuben
  3. La Rue, Bartholomew

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 13
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        Francois de la Rue (1606-1689), a devoted Huguenot, i.e., a French Calvinist, was born
        in La Rochelle, France around 1606. In order to escape Catholic persecution, he moved to the
        northern part of France to a place called Picardy. Under the rule of King Louis 13th and Louis
        14th of France, a large number of French Huguenots fled from violence and persecution. Fearing
        for their lives, Francois and his two brothers fled from Picardy to a Protestant province in
        Germany in 1666, and then on to Holland. Francois is believed to have married Olive
        Gerritszen Cresson (1615-) around 1654. Olive was born around 1615. From Holland
        Francois, his wife, and his three sons, Matthiew, Reuben, and Bartholomew sailed to America
        around the late 1760s, arriving in one of only two colonies that tolerated Huguenots, Rhode
        Island. Francois died in Albany, New York, on June 22, 1689.


    1. de La Rue, Francois
      1. Cresson, Olive Gerritzen
        1. La Rue, Matthiew
        2. La Rue, Reuben
        3. La Rue, Bartholomew