Andre Arnaud (1624 – ) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line.
Andre Arnaud was born in 1624 in Arvert, Charente Maritim, France France. He married Marie GALIHAUT about 1649 in France.
Marie Galihaut was born about 1628 in France.
During this time there was a great turmoil in France and the Huguenots (French Protestants) were under tremendous pressure. Children were taken from their parents and put into Catholic homes, parents were persecuted and frequently put to death. The Edict of Nantes, decreed by French King Henry IV in 1598 guaranteed full civil rights, freedom of conscience and public worship to the country’s minority Protestants. Gradually, these rights were stripped away until in 1685, Louis XIV revoked the Edict altogether. It was open season on Protestants including the Arnauds.
Children of Jean and Marie
|1.||Marie ARNAUD||24 Nov 1650 in Arvert, Charente Maritim, France.||Jean PERLIER
27 Nov 1667 in Temple of La Tremblade, Perche, France
4 Jan 1688
Frenchtown, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
|2.||Jahel (Jael) Arnaud||1652
in La Tremblade , France
|Elye (Elias) Naudain (Naudin)
|Abt. 1720 Delaware|
Andre Arnaud smuggled his daughter Jael, daughter Marie, Marie’s children, and cousin Andre out of the country hidden in wine casks aboard one of his ships. It has been told that they hid in hogsheads which had holes bored in them and were stored with the freight in the bottom of the ship until they were out of reach of the inspectors. The first known record of Marie Arnaud in the United States is in 1687 when she appears as a widow on a list of the French Church at Narragansett, Rhode Island.
1. Marie ARNAUD (See Jean PERLIER‘s page)
2. Jael (Jahel) Arnaud
Jael’s first husband Elye ( Elias ) Naudain ( Naudin) was born in 1657 in La Tremblade, France. His parents were Jean Naudain and Judith Lontie. Elye died 1694 in England
Jael’s second husband Jacob (Ratier) Rattier was born about 1655 in France. Jacob died in 1702 in New York City.
Both Jahel and Elias were both native to La Tremblade, Santonge, France and were naturalized in London in 1682.
Jahel Arnaud came to America with her four children about 1686, probably within a year after the death of her first husband, and was one of the first colonists of Narragansett. She married Jacob Ratier there and moved to New York City when the Narragansett Colony disbanded in 1691. She is believed to have lived with her son, Elias, in Delaware after Jacob died in late 1702 and to have died there in 1720 or 1721.
Children of Jael and Elye:
i. Laurance Naudain d: Bef. 1702
ii. Arnaud Naudain b: May 1675 in La Tremblade , France d: 1702
iii. Mary Naudain b: 1679 France d: Aft. 1702
iv. Elye Naudain b: 26 Jul 1679 d: 13 Aug 1679
v. Elias Naudain b: 1680 La Tremblade, France d: 3 Nov 1749 in New Castle , Delaware m1. 1715 in Philadelphia to Lydia Leroux b: Abt. 1694 d: 2 May 1743 in Delaware Mother: Alida Vryman Father: Pierre Leroux
m2. Mary Stone
Elias was a mariner, in Delaware by 1717, and described himself as a resident of Appoquinimink Hundred and sometimes as of St. Georges Hundred. In 1735 he acquired farmland known as the “old Naudain homestead,” which was located near Taylor’s Bridge in Appoquinimink Hundred, and which, except for the period 1816-1827, remained in his descendants’ hands into the 20th Century.
Child of Elias and Lydia
1. Arnold Naudain, married Catharine Allfree. Arnold owned a large amount of land, was a member of the legislature in 1763, and was said to have been “a man of very large stature.”
Child of Arnold and Catherine
a. Andrew Naudain married Rebecca Snow. Andrew farmed and operated a store at Naudain’s Landing. Rebecca Snow was from near Leipsic, Delaware and her ancestors came to Delaware in 1635. She inherited the 300 acres near Leipsic that became known as Snowland or Naudain’s Landing, and she and Andrew lived there and are buried there.
Children of Andrew and Rebecca
aa. Dr. Arnold Snow Naudain (Wiki) (6 Jan 1790 – 4 Jan 1872) was an American physician and politician from Odessa, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the War of 1812, and a member of the Whig Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as U.S. Senator from Delaware.
bb. Elias Naudain, was justice of the peace in Leipsic, in Little Creek Hundred during the 1820s. He served in the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly in 1827 and in that same year was commissioned first major of the Fourth Regiment of the Delaware Militia. In 1832 he was elected a delegate to the convention to revise the Delaware Constitution and was later was elected to the Delaware Senate.
vi. Francoise Naudain b: 6 Sep 1682 England d: Bef. 1702
Children of Jael and Jacob
i. Jacob Jr. Ratier b: 3 Oct 1690 in Narragansett, RI d: Aft. 1702
Andre’s nephew Andre Arnaud
Andre was born 24 Oct 1654 in Arvert, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. There was an earlier Andre Arnaud born to Samuel and Anne Arnaud who died shortly after birth in 1652, late in the year. His parents were Samuel Arnaud (ca. 1617 – ) and Anne Moguen (ca. 1621 – ) . Andre died July 1735 as stated in his will in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York.
Andre Arnaud , we are almost positive, accompanied his cousins, Jael Arnaud Rattier and Marie Arnaud Perlier to England in 1681 shortly after the death of his mother Anne Mogeon Arnaud in 1680.The girls may have left earlier for England and he followed them their , they being married and he being single and younger than them.
Andre Arnaud was also a member of the French Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Andre married Marie [___] and had Ettienne Arnaud who allowed the spelling to change to Renoud or Reno or Renaud. Some of the family still uses the Renoud spelling and can be found , particularly in the Mid west, Illinois region and possibly on the West Coast, Oregon area.One of Andre Arnaud’s great grandsons changed the spelling to something that resembled the old spelling, Arnow, in 1810.