'Fonnereau1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Fonnereau of Christ Church (Ipswich), Fonnereau of London

                               
Commoners (vol 2, 'Fonnereau of Christ Church', p110) starts its report on the following family with "This family of Fonnereau, originally of noble descent, and presumed to have been a branch of the Earls of Ivry, of Poictiers, in Normandy, was founded in England by" the undermentioned Zachary. We have found reference to his sister Gabrielle and so start by showing Zachary & Gabrielle as children of ...
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1. Zachary Fonnereau of La Rochelle, later of London (b 10.02.1636)
  BLG1952 identifies Zachary as "Zacharie de Valliquerville, surnamed de Fonnereau" and reports that he "fled from the city of La Rochelle at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and settled in London".
  m. Marguerite Chateigner (d 01.10.1720)
  A. Claude Fonnereau of Christ Church (Ipswich) & Wicksufford (Suffolk), Edmonton, Sudbury & Aldborough (b 22.03.1676/7, d 05.04.1740, eldest son)
m1. (16.10.1698) Elizabeth Bureau (b 21.12.1670, d 24.04.1735, dau of Philip Bureau of La Rochelle by Anne)
  i. Thomas Fonnereau of Christ Church (b 27.10.1699, dsp 20.03.1779, MP)
  ii. Claudius Fonnereau (b 14.04.1701, d 02.12.1784, rector of Clapton in Northamptonshire)
  m. (24.04.1728) Ann Bunbury (b 1712-3, d 15.06.1782, dau/coheir of Rev. William Bunbury of Catworth by Anne, dau of Sir Villiers Chernock of Hulcote, Bart)
  a. William Fonnereau of Christ Church (b 11.09.1732, d 29.02.1817, rector of Great Munden, 2nd son)
  m. (04.02/09.1758) Ann Williams (d 21.05.1805, dau/heir of Sir Hutchins Williams of Clapton, Bart, by Judith, dau/heir of James Booth of Theobalds)
  (1) Claude Fonnereau (b 1761, dsp 06.10.1845, rector of Clapton)
  m. Anne (b 1781-2, d 14.07.1846)
(2) Charles William Fonnereau of Christ Church (bpt 18.06.1764, d 09.01.1840, rector of Hargrave)
  The following is supported by Visitation (England & Wales, vol 17, 'Fonnereau, formerly of Christ Church Park, co. Suffolk', p161).
  m. (18.07.1791) Harrriet Deborah Neale (b 1766-7, d 12.08.1835, dau of Thomas Neale of Freston Tower)
  (A) William Charles Fonnereau of Christ Church Park (b 21.06.1806 (1804?), d 30.07.1855, 3rd son?) had issue
  m. (03.01.1832) Katherine Georgiana Cobbold (d 12.08.1885, dau of John Cobbold of Ipswich by Harriet, dau of Rev. Temple Chevalier of Aspal)
  (B) Harriot Fonnereau (bpt 14.08.1800, d 09.04.1855)
  m. (12.06.1827) Charles Lillingston of the Chauntry, Ipswich (b 25.04.1804, d 28.08.1851, son of Abraham of Elmdon Hall by Elizabeth Mary Agnes, dau/heir of Luke Lillingston of North Ferriby & Kirby Grindalith)
(C)+ other issue - William Charles (bpt 11.04.1801, d 28.07.1801), William Charles (b 16.02.1805), Thomas (b 21.06.1806, d 16.10.1806), Anne (b 08.06.1802, d 21.09.1823), Phebe (b 08.06.1802, bur 16.03.1804)
  (3) Harriet Louisa Ann Fonnereau (b 1759, d 07.11.1829)
  m. (05.07.1797) Frederick Cornwallis of Ipswich (b 1753-4, d 12.05.1811, Lt. Colonel, "cousin to the 1st Marquess Cornwallis")
  (4) Mary Anne Fonnereau (d unm 06.11.1797)
  b. Anne Fonnereau (b 08.07.1731, d 10.08.1799)
  m. (18.05.1763) Sir Booth Williams of Clapton & Greyfriars (d 02.02.1784)
  c. Lucy Fonnereau (b 18.10.1743, d 26.10.1763)
  m. (25.08.1761) Richard Bridger (b c1733, a 1757, perpetual curate of Frensham)
  d.+ other issue - Claudius (b 17.04.1729, d 02.05.1748), Peter (b 18.01.1736/7, d 16.09.1759), James (b 25.07.1741, bur 02.08.1741), Charles (b 07.10.1745, d 06.047.1763), Frances Elizabeth (b 30.05.1730, d 17.07.1737), Helena (b 26.05.1735, d 13.04.1816), Mary Louisa (b 17.09.1738, d 28.01.1813), Phoebe (b 29.12.1747/8, d 13.05.1829), Frances Amelia (b 04.09.1749, d 25.08.1770), Cecilia Bunbury (b 11.12.1752, d 24.02.1753)
  iii. Abel Fonnereau of London (b 10.04.1703, d 27.07.1753, Director of the East India Company)
m. (21.02.1731/2) Elizabeth Heywood (b 1705-6, d 29.07.1777, dau of Francis Heywood of Oxford, sister/coheir of William)
  iv. John Fonnereau (bur 23.01.1706/7)
  v. Peter Fonnereau of London (b 05.03.1710, d 15.10.1743)
  m. Ann Selwin (d 27.02.1777)
  vi. Zachary Philip Fonnereau of London & East Sheen (Surrey) (b 31.01.1705/6, d 15.08.1778, MP)
m. (13.04.1738) Margaret Martyn (b 23.12.1717, d 08.06.1778, dau of George Martyn of London & Oddington)
  a. Philip Fonnereau of London (b 17.06.1739, d 17.02.1797, MP)
  m. (15.12.1763) Mary Parker (d 05.01.1775, dau of Armstead Parker of Peterborough by Elizabeth, dau/heir of Francis Rogers)
  (1) Elizabeth Margaret Fonnereau (b 03.01.1765, d 23.01.1841)
  m. (31.08.1784) George Hibbert of Munden House in Aldenham (b 1757, d 08.10.1837)
  (2) Mary Anne Fonnereau (b 17.02.1768, d 01.06.1844)
  m. (30.04.1790/03.04.1791) George Woodford Thellusson of Walhall (b 1764, d 1811)
  (3)+ other issue - Philip (b 05.08.1770, a 11.1791), Isabella (b 15.03.1766, d 23.05.1848)
  b. Thomas Fonnereau (b 21.01.1745/6, d 26.12.1788, 3rd son)
  m. (17.10.1786) Harriet Hanson (b 1766-7, d 02.10.1832, dau of John Hanson of Reading by Anne)
  (1) John Zachary Fonnereau (b 29.12.1787, d 22.09.1822)
  m. (11.05.1522) Caroline Sewell (dau of Robert Sewell of Jamaica & Gerrard's Cross, m2. William S. Whitelock of Kirby-under-Dale)
  (2) Thomas George Fonnereau of Haydon Hill, Hertfordshire (b 25.08.1789, d 13.11.1850, author)
  c. Fanny Fonnereau (b 07.01.1743/4, d 10.01.1827)
  m. (22.03.1777) George Staniforth of Woodhill in Hatfield (d 20.09.1815)
  d. Margaret Fonnereau (b 22.02.1757)
  m. (09.11.1790) Henry Clutton (b c1761, d 14.06.1818, rector of Newick)
  e.+ other issue - Martyn (b 19.03.1741, d 18.05.1817, MP), Thomas (bpt 19.01.1742/3, bur 13.02.1742/3), Henry (b 28.02.1746/7, d 25.11.18321), George (bpt 18.11.1749, bur 21.11.1749), George (bpt 04.12.1750, d young), Claude (bpt 09.07.1752, d young), Abel (b 30.10.1753, d 11.05.1833), Charlotte of London (b 28.01.1741/2, d 15.11.1806), Cary (b 08.09.1748, d 16.04.1819)
vii. Elizabeth Frances Fonnereau (b 02.05.1702, d before 30.03.1779)
  m. (13.05.1729) James Benezet
  viii. Anne Fonnereau (b 12.10.1704, d 03.09.1782)
  m. (05.02.1730/1) Philip Champion Crespigny of London & Camberwell (d 11.02.1765)
  ix. Mary Anne Fonnereau (b 09.07.1711, a 01.1779)
  m. (09.07.1743) John Martyn (b 12.09.1699, d 29.01.1768, professor at Cambridge, m1. Eulalia, dau of Rev. John King)
  x. Elizabeth Fonnereau (b 02.11.1712, a 01.1779)
  m. Andrew D'Auteville (a 01.1779)
  m2. (15.06.1738) Anne Boehm (d 16.06.1784, dau of Clement Boehm of London by Anne, dau of Fisher Dilke)
2. Gabrielle Fonnereau of La Rochelle (a 1710)
  Gabrielle is identified as sister of the above Zachary in a note to BLG1846-7 ('Seymour of Castletown'). That note reports that she "sought asylum in Ireland".
  m. Pierre Andre Perscheau (or Peracheau) of Saumur
  A. Abigail Perscheau
  m. Aaron Crossley

Main source(s): an extract ('Pedigree of Fonnereau', p44+), kindly provided by a site visitor (CV, 07.04.17), from an unidentified 'Visitation of England & Wales' with support from BLG1952 ('Fonnereau of Dale Hall formerly of The Moat')
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