Gaspard Gueruer

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Gaspard Gueruer, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at France, say 1665.1 He died at King William Parish, Manakin, Henrico Co., Virginia, between 1717 and 1719.2

Gaspard married, say 1690, but her name is unknown.1

He first appears in a list of the passengers aboard the Peter and Anthony, the second ship to bring French refugees to Virginia, arriving in September, 1700. He is shown as " Gaspar Gueruer, sa femme and 3 enfans" for a total of 5, including, presumably, a wife and 3 children who are not named.3

A second list of those who actually arrived at Manakin prepared a little later includes the same entry, but spells the name "Kernent".4

"Gerner, his wife and 3 children" are listed as one of those to receive a monthly allotment of one bushel of "Indian Meale".5

A later document (undated, but probably made about 1714) listed French Protestant refugees and included Gaspard Gorner, his wife, and one son. Jean Gorner was listed separately, no wife or child.6

He is not shown in the list of tithables for King William Parish in 1713 or 1714, but in 1715, "Gaspard Gorn." along with John G. Garner and Jean Dupre are shown, listed together for a total of three. A Jean Garner is listed separately.7 In 1717, the names and listings are similar: "Gaspard Korner, John Gaspard Korner, John Dupre" are listed together, and "John Korner" is listed separately. This is the last known record of Gaspard.8


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  1. [S883] R. A. Brock, Documents: Chiefly Unpublished, Relating to the Huguenot Emigration to Virginia: and to the Settlement at Manakin-Town, With an Appendix of Genealogies, Presenting Data of the Fontaine, Maury, Dupuy, Trabue, Marye, Chastain, Cocke, and Other Families, to Which is Added Communication From Governor Francis Nicholson Concerning the Hugenot Settlements with "List of Refugees," 1700 (, 1886; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1973), 15, further cited as Brock, Huguenot Documents.
  2. [S884] William Gerow Christian, et al., Vestry Book of King William Parish, Virginia 1707-1750: An Offset Reprint Edition of the English Translation Published by the Virginia Historical Society 1905-1906, (Midlothian, Virginia: Manakin Episcopal Church, 1966), 27, 241. He appears in the list of tithables in 1717, but not in 1719 nor any later list., further cited as Christian, et al., Vestry Book of King William Parish.
  3. [S883] Brock, Huguenot Documents, 14-16.
  4. [S883] Brock, Huguenot Documents, 23.
  5. [S883] Brock, Huguenot Documents, 26-28.
  6. [S883] Brock, Huguenot Documents, 74-75.
  7. [S884] Christian, et al., Vestry Book of King William Parish, 23.
  8. [S884] Christian, et al., Vestry Book of King William Parish, 27.