Samuel Duchemin1,2

ID #181, (circa 1640 - between November 1726 and May 1727)

Parents:

Father: Jean Duchemin1 b. c 1590, d. c 1664
Mother: Anne Le Noir1 b. c 1595, d. b 1661

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1640He was born circa 1640 in France.3,4
Marriage3 Sep 1661He married first Marie du Mont, daughter of Philippe du Mont and Elisabeth d'Eschalou, on 3 Sep 1661 in Fresnes, France.5,6
Marriagesay 1695He married second Cornelia (?) say 1695 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.7
Deathbetween Nov 1726 and May 1727He died between Nov 1726 and May 1727 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.8,9
Probate31 May 1727His estate was probated on 31 May 1727 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.10

Children with Marie du Mont:

Children with Cornelia (?):

Samuel Dishman Jr.32 (c 1697 - bt 1718 - 1726)
John Dishman Sr.+ 33 (c 1700 - c Nov 1739)
Elizabeth Dishman34 (c 1702 - c May 1771)
Anne Dishman35 (c 1704 - )
James Dishman Sr.+ 36 (1712 - 1800)
David Dishman Sr.+ 37,27 (c 1714 - Apr 1794)
Peter Dishman+38,27 (c 1718 - c Nov 1763)
Mary Dishman39 (c 1719 - a 31 Aug 1770)

Note - Living persons are excluded from this website so not all marriages or children may be listed above.

Other Events

EventDateDescription
BiographySamuel Duchemin (Dishman) was a French Protestant (Huguenot) who emigrated from France to North America at the end of the 17th century. He is the progenitor of all the Dishmans that can trace their ancestry to the Northern Neck of Virginia.
Name VariationDishman is the anglicized version of Duchemin. Between 1693 and 1717, the records of colonial Virginia show various spellings of Duchemin, including Decymee, Duchemein, Duchemen, Duchiminia, Duchimin, and Dishmon. After 1717, only the variation Dishman appears in reference to the immigrant Samuel and his children. In his will, Samuel Duchemin uses Dishman when referring to himself and his family, but signs the will "Sam'l. Duchmein". Since only the county clerk's copy of the will survives, we don't know if this spelling is Samuel's or the clerk's.11
Succession20 May 1661He was named an heir in the Act in Advance of Succession of Jean Duchemin dated 20 May 1661 in Tinchebray, France.1
ExhibitSignature of Samuel Duchemin taken from the Act in Advance of Succession of 1661.1
Misc10 Mar 1686After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Samuel Duchemin and Isaac Duchemin were required to renounce the Protestant religion with an abjuration of heresy on 10 Mar 1686 in the Catholic Church of Saint-Quentin-les-Chardonnets, Tinchebray, France.6,12
Emigrationcirca 1687He and Isaac Duchemin emigrated from Landisacq, Flers, Orne, France, circa 1687 possibly going to Jersey in the Channel Islands.13,14
Immigrationprior to 1693He and Isaac Duchemin immigrated from France to Westmoreland County in the Colony of Virginia prior to 1693, possibly by way of England.15,16
LandGrant27 Feb 1705/6Samuel Duchemin had a claim for land approved for the importation of six persons into Virginia under the headright system on 27 Feb 1705/6 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The persons transported were Henry Stapleton, William Mean, William Duff, Margrett Collins, Pierce Cale and Michaell Spiller. This claim was not fulfilled until 1714.17
LandGrant18 Dec 1710He was granted 440 acres escheat land on 18 Dec 1710 in Upper Machotique, Westmoreland County, Virginia. His name was recorded as Samuel Duchiminia.18
LandGrant30 Aug 1711He was granted 202 acres on the lower side of the Occoquan River at the mouth of Broad Run on 30 Aug 1711 in Stafford County, Virginia. His name was recorded as Samuel Duchiminia. After Samuel's death, son John inherited this land, and it passed to John's widow Frances after John's death in 1739. Frances sold the land to Samuel Davis in 1740.19,20
LandGrant16 Jun 1714He was granted a patent for 816 acres about 2 miles from the Rappahannock River on 16 Jun 1714 in Essex County, Virginia. The patent was issued for the transportation of six persons to Virginia under the headright system. The patent was requested in 1705. His name was recorded as Samuel Duchimin.21,22
Will15 Nov 1726He made a will on 15 Nov 1726 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. In his will, he refers to himself and his family using the surname Dishman, but he signs the will "Samuel Duchmein".11
Inventory26 Jul 1727An inventory of the estate of Samuel Duchemin was recorded on 26 Jul 1727 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.23,24
Deposition13 Jun 1796He was mentioned in the deposition of James Dishman Sr. in an Essex County court case (Dishman et al vs. Fitzhugh) on 13 Jun 1796 in King George County, Virginia.25,26
Court Chancery17 Dec 1798He was mentioned in a Chancery Court case on 17 Dec 1798 in Essex County, Virginia. In his will, Samuel Dishman (d. 1726) left his land in Essex County to his sons David and Peter, to be equally divided. David did not take possession of his share of the land, and Peter maintained possession of the entire property. David died without mentioning the land in his will. David's heirs sued Peter's son Samuel, who was then in possession of the land, for their share.27

 

Other information

Relationship:
4th great-grandfather of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 15 Jan 2017

Research Note

Notes on the birth years of children with Cornelia.

Probable birth order based upon order named in will and estimated dates:
c 1697 - Samuel Jr.
Samuel Jr. is assumed to be the first born son since he was named after his father. A Westmoreland court judged a slave owned by Samuel Jr to be 7 yrs old on 27 Aug 1718. If we assume Samuel had to be 21 to own property, then he was born before 1697.

c 1700 - John
John is named as the eldest son in Samuel's will. Samuel Jr. is not listed and is assumed to have died, so this places John as the second born son. He was at least 21 years old when his father wrote his will in 1726, so he was born before 1705.

c 1702 - Elizabeth
Elizabeth was married at the time her father wrote his will in 1726 and is named second, so assuming she was at least 18 when married, she would have been born before 1708.

c 1704 - Anne
Anne was unmarried in 1726 when her father wrote his will and is mentioned third, and unlike sister Mary the will does not mention withholding her inheritance until she turns 18 or gets married, so she is assumed to be older than 18 in 1726 and would have been born before 1708.

1712 - James
James is mentioned fourth in the will. James' age is given as 84 or there abouts in a deposition dated 1796, so his birth year is placed at 1712. He also petitioned the Westmoreland court on 29 May 1733 for his share of his father's estate, so he must have turned 21 just before that date.

c 1714 - David
David is mentioned fifth in the will. David chose Original Brown as guardian in Feb 1729/30 when his mother Cornelia died. He was mentioned as a guardian in Sep 1733. Children could select their own guardian between ages of 14 and 21. This places birth date between 1712 and 1716.

c 1718 - Peter
Peter is mentioned sixth in the will. Peter chose brother David as his guardian in Westmoreland county on 2 Nov 1739, so he was less than 21 years old. This means he was younger than David, and was born after 1718.

c 1719 - Mary
Mary is mentioned last in the will. The will withholds her inheritance until she turns 18 or marries. Since she is unmarried in 1726 she would have been born after 1708. IF she was born after Peter she would be born after 1718.


Last Updated: 14 Dec 2016.28

Citations

  1. [S245] Jean Duchemin, Act in Advance of Succession; Records of Guy Halley and Isaac Ybert, Notaries of Tinchebray, 20 May 1661 Archives Départementales de l'Orne.
  2. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, In his will, Samuel Duchemin uses Dishman when referring to himself and his family, but signs the will "Sam'l. Duchmein."
  3. [S394] Jacky Delafontenelle, Les Protestants de Fresnes, p. 139, person (306), Samuel Duchemin was oldest son of Jean DuChemin with his second wife Anne Le Noir and marriage occurred after 1630, so Samuel's birth is placed at about 1640.
  4. [S245] Jean Duchemin, Act in Advance of Succession; Records of Guy Halley and Isaac Ybert, Notaries of Tinchebray, 20 May 1661 Archives Départementales de l'Orne, Samuel is the oldest son of Jean Duchemin and Anne Le Noir.
  5. [S533] Fresnes Tabellionage Minutes1646-1754, Transcript Emmanuel Hamel genealogy website, 3 Sep 1661 entry, "Mariage, entre honnête homme Samuel Duchemin, fils et heritier de honnête homme Jean Duchemin, sieur de la Magdelaine, et de feue damoiselle Anne Le Noir, ses père et mère, de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Tinchebray, d'une part ; et honnête fille Marie du Mont, fille de honnête homme Philippe du Mont, sieur de la Chesnée, et de damoiselle Elisabeth d'Eschalou, ses père et mère, de la paroisse de Fresnes, d'autre part.", translation "Marriage between honest man Samuel Duchemin, son and heir of honest man Jean Duchemin, lord of La Magdelaine, and the late damsel Anne Le Noir, his father and mother, of the parish of Notre-Dame of Tinchebray, of one hand; and honest girl Marie du Mont, daughter of honest man Philippe du Mont, lord of Chesnee, and damsel Elisabeth d'Eschalou, his father and mother, of the parish of Fresnes, of the other hand."
  6. [S222] Jacky Delafontenelle, "E-Mail, Delafontenelle," e-mail to Keith Dishman, Isaac & Samuel Duchemin.
  7. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, Samuel refers to his "well beloved wife Cornelia Dishman". The date and location of their marriage is unknown, but based upon the birth dates of their children, sometime in the middle 1690s is likely.
  8. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, Will probated 31 May 1727.
  9. [S141] Westmoreland Co., Virginia, Records & Inventories, No. 1, 1723-1746, entry dated 25 Mar 1730 for the Supplemental Inventory of Samuel Dishman that refers to "crops on the ground the year he dyed, viz 1726", implies that he died in 1726 shortly after he wrote his will, and not in 1727 when his will was probated.
  10. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, Recorded 3 June 1727.
  11. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84.
  12. [S394] Jacky Delafontenelle, Les Protestants de Fresnes, p. 139, person (306).
  13. [S222] Jacky Delafontenelle, "E-Mail, Delafontenelle," e-mail to Keith Dishman, Isaac & Samuel Duchemin.
  14. [S248] L'abbé L.-V. Dumaine, Tinchebray et sa région, Au bocage normand, p. 359, states “De là les émigrations qui se produisirent à cette époque; pour Fresnes, qui comptait cinq ou six cents protestants, on cite parmi les émigrés Jacques Martin, Jacques et Jean Sorel, Louis Thoury, Pierre et Nicolas Briand, Nicolas Huard, Jacques Marchand, Postel, veuve Huard, Onfroy; à Caligny Jacques Rabache, Michel et Jacques Huart; à Landisacq, Samuel et Isaac Duchemin; à Montilly, Nicolas Huart, Pierre Le Harivel, J.-B. Salle; à Tinchebray, Guillaume Duchemin; et enfin à Montsecret, Jean Vardon."
  15. [S51] Westmoreland Order Book (1690-1698), p. 119a, Court date 28 Feb 1693. This is the earliest known record of Samuel and Isaac Duchemin in Virginia.
  16. [S280] Dishman et al v. Dishman, Essex County Chancery Court Records, (21 Dec 1798): "...a certain Samuel Duchemein, some time in the year _____ [blank] migrated from France & settled in this Country, & was naturalized here by the name of Dishman.", County Clerk's Office.
  17. [S51] Westmoreland Order Book (1705-1707), page 6a.
  18. [S107] Northern Neck Grants No. 4: p. 18.
  19. [S107] Northern Neck Grants No. 4: p. 51.
  20. [S113] Prince William Co. Deed Book, E, 1740-1741: p. 15.
  21. [S108] Virginia Colonial Land Office Patents, No. 10, 1710-1719: page 159. A scanned image is available online at the Library of Virginia website (http://www.lva.lib.va.us/).
  22. [S112] Louis des Cognets, Lost Va Records, page 86. A patent granted to Samuel Duchimin for 816 acres in Essex County, Virginia, is included in a list of patents "prepared to be signed October 1706". The land was surveyed by Charles Smith, and a date of October 26, 1705 is given. It is not clear if the date refers to the date of the survey or another date.
  23. [S141] Westmoreland Co., Virginia, Records & Inventories, No. 1, 1723-1746, p. 69-69a, Inventory of Samuel Dishman estate, ordered 31 May 1727, returned 26 Jul 1727, recorded 3 Aug 1727.
  24. [S51] Westmoreland Order Book 1721-1731, p. 178, Samuel Dishman Estate inventory returned 26 Jul 1727.
  25. [S122] George H. S. King Papers, ca. 1930-1985 Virginia Historical Society, typewritten transcript titled "Deposition of James Dishman of King George County", taken from Essex County, Virginia, Chancery Suit box 1774-1784, Folder 2D1-88, by G.H.S. King on 1-5-1957.
  26. [S313] Essex County, Virginia, Chancery Case File 1800-025, box 2-2, David Dishman et al v. Theodore Fitzhugh et al , deposition of James Dishman taken on 13 June 1796.
  27. [S280] Dishman et al v. Dishman, Essex County Chancery Court Records, (21 Dec 1798), County Clerk's Office.
  28. [S33] Assumptions.
  29. [S533] Fresnes Tabellionage Minutes1646-1754, Transcript Emmanuel Hamel genealogy website, 28 July 1694 entry, "Accord pour dot, entre Gabriel d'Echalou, escuier, sieur des Essards, de la paroisse du Ménil-Hermei, viconté de Falaise, d'une part ; Marie Duchemin, fille de Samuel Duchemin et de Marie Dumont, de la paroisse de Notre-Dame de Tinchebray, d'autre part ; et Benjamin Dumont, fils et héritier de Philippe Dumont, de la paroisse de Fresnes, encore d'autre part." which translates to "Agreement for dowry between Gabriel d'Echalou, squire, lord of Essards, Ménil-Hermei parish, Viscount of Falaise, first; Marie Duchemin, daughter of Samuel Duchemin and Marie Dumont, of the parish of Notre-Dame of Tinchebray, second; and Benjamin Dumont, son and heir of Philippe Dumont, of the parish of Fresnes, yet on the other."
  30. [S394] Jacky Delafontenelle, Les Protestants de Fresnes, p. 141, Daniel Duchemin, son of Samuel, was recorded as being about age 30 in 1699 and residing with his cousin Michel Duchemin.
  31. [S533] Fresnes Tabellionage Minutes1646-1754, Transcript Emmanuel Hamel genealogy website, 27 Jun 1694 entry, "Procuration pour l'accord ci-dessus, par Daniel Duchemin, fils feu Samuel, bourgeois de Tinchebray, à présent soldat ; à Marie Duchemin, sa sœur.", which translates to "27 June 1694. Proxy for the above agreement, by Daniel Duchemin, son of the late Samuel, bourgeois Tinchebray, and now a soldier; and Marie Duchemin, his sister."
  32. [S51] Westmoreland Order Book (1705-1721), p.354, court of 27 Aug 1718 includes a reference to "Samuel Dishmen junr." He is most likely the oldest son of Samuel and Cornelia Dishman.
  33. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names son John Dishman.
  34. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names daughter Elizabeth Brown.
  35. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names daughter Ann Dishman.
  36. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names son James Dishman.
  37. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names son David Dishman.
  38. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names son Peter Dishman.
  39. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names daughter Mary.
 

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