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Gabriel Bernon

Gabriel Bernon

Male 1644 - 1736  (91 years)

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  • Name Gabriel Bernon 
    Born 6 Apr 1644  La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1735/1736  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Episcopal Church, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9733  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 21 May 2017 

    Father Andre Bernon 
    Mother Suzanne Guillemard 
    Family ID F5538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther LeRoy,   b. 1654,   d. 14 Jun 1710  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1673 
    Children 
     1. Gabriel Bernon,   d. 1706, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Mary Bernon,   b. 18 Jul 1674, La Rochelle, Aunis, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Esther Bernon,   b. 1677,   d. 20 Oct 1746  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Sarah Bernon,   b. Abt 1700, , , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +5. Jane Bernon,   b. 25 May 1696,   d. 1752  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F3446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Harris,   b. Abt 1687,   bur. 13 Sep 1765, St. John's Church, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1712  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gabriel Bernon,   d. CHILD
    +2. Susanna Bernon,   b. 1716,   d. 18 Feb 1802, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Mary Bernon,   b. 1 Apr 1719,   d. 9 Oct 1789, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Eve Bernon,   b. 1721,   d. 1776  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F5537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1644 - La Rochelle, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1712 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1735/1736 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Episcopal Church, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Henry E. Whipple, A Brief Genealogy of the Whipple Families Who Settled in Rhode Island (Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1873), p. 15. Spells given name Gabril.

      !SOURCE: David Jillson, "Descendants of Capt. John Whipple, of Providence, R.I.," New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, 32 (1878): 405.

      !SOURCE: John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (Albany, N.Y., 1887; reprint ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978) p. 19-20.

      !SOURCE: John Osborne Austin, Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders (Born in the Eighteenth Century) (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), p. 1.

      !SOURCE: Gabriel's will, dated 16 Feb 1727/8, proved 16 Feb 1735/6, p. 259-261. Abstracted in Rhode Island Genealogical Register, vol. 13, "Abstracts of Providence Wills," p. 106. Spells surname Bernoon.

      !SOURCE: Email from Miles Harris III (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 18 May 2017. Cites attached article "Thomas and Nicholas Harris of Providence, Rhode Island," by Helen Schatvet Ullman, p. 5 "To be published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 2013 ..." Gives birth 5 or 6 Apr 1644, death 1 or 21 Feb. 1735/6.

      !SOURCE: Descendancy chart of Gabriel Bernon, submitted 6 Feb 2007 by Blaine Whipple to Weldon Whipple. Spells name Gabriel Bernon, confirming father's name, birth date and place and death date. Also confirms date of marriage to Esther LeRoy (his first wife). Blaine additionally writes:
      Gabriel Bernon, was a merchant at Rochelle and early in life engaged in commercial enterprises in Canada where he occasionally resided. He was in prison in France in 1685 for being a practicing Protestant. After release in 1686, he fled to Amsterdam and in February 1687 was in London. He arrive in Boston 5 July 1688 on the ship Dolphin from Gravesend and acquired 2,672 acres of land at Oxford, MA where he built a grist-mill. A French community existed there for several years. He lived in Boston and was engaged in the manufacture of rosin and salt. He made commercial trips to London in 1693 and 1696 and in 1697 was in Newport, RI. After his first wife's death in 1710, he moved from Newport (where she is buried) to Providence. After a few years in Providence, he moved to Wickford, moving back to Providence in 1719. His will, dated 16 Feb. 1728, was proved 16 Feb. 1736.

      The following obituary was printed in Boston 19 July 1736: On the first instant, departed this life at Providence, Mr. Gabriel Bernon in the 92nd year of his age. He was a gentleman by birth and estate, born in Rochelle, in France, and about fifty years ago he left his native country, and the greatest part of his estate; and for the cause of true religion fled into New England, where he has ever since continued and behaved himself as a zealous Protestant professor. He was courteous, honest and kind, and died in great faith and hope in his Redeemer, and assurance of salvation; and has left a good name among his acquaintances. He evidenced the power of christianity in his great sufferings, by leaving his country and his great estate, that he might worship God according to his conscience. He was decently buried under the Episcopal church at Providence, and a great concourse of people attended his funeral, to whom the Rev. Mr. Brown preached an agreeable and eloquent funeral sermon, from Psalms xxxix:4.



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