Pierre Grange

Male - Bef 1723


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  • Name Pierre Grange 
    Born Saint-Romain, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1699  Blamont, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    soldier (?)(hypothesized to have gone to Montbeliard because of occupation of Blamont in June of this year) 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1701  Blamont, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1705 and 1706  Belverne, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at the mill 
    _UID EA45C2C12E3E7D499390502DC9FF5F3BE6BC 
    Died Bef 1723 
    Person ID I19  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Family Anne Lévêque,   b. Abt 1675, Frédéric-Fontaine, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1712, Esnans? (Doubs), Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married (not married) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sara Grange,   b. 29 Oct 1701, Frédéric-Fontaine, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, "Sally", Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Madeleine Grange,   b. 10 Jan 1704, Frédéric-Fontaine, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1712  (Age > 9 years)
     3. Jean Baptiste Grange,   b. Abt 1 Jul 1706, Frédéric-Fontaine(?), Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Grange was not a surname of Montbéliard. The surname is unusual in the region.

      Probably Pierre Grange is one and the same as the "Pierre Lagrange" "D'Auvergne" who appears as a baptism sponsor at Blamont on Feb 27, 1701 for Pierre Marechal, son of Etienne Marechal of Meslières, and Claude Sandoz. This is a few weeks after Sara Grange, Pierre Grange's daughter by Anne Leveque, would likely have been conceived. The obvious conclusion to make is that Pierre Grange went to Montbéliard, very far from the Auvergne, because he was a soldier in one of the regiments sent by the King of France to occupy the Seigneurie de Blamont, Montbéliard, although he possibly was not still in service by the time he began a relationship with Anne Leveque.

      Pierre Grange is not named as the father of Anne Leveque's two daughters Sara and Madeleine, baptized at the Lutheran church at Clairegoutte (Seigneurie d'Etobon, Montbéliard). His name is omitted from the register. See notes for Anne Leveque.

      Pierre Grange, while living at the Belverne (Seigneurie of Etobon, Montbeliard) mill, appears as a witness in a notarial record of Lomont (this is adjacent to the seigneurie of Etobon, in the Franche-Comté) recording a sale from Jean Gauthier to Thiebaud Morel, dated May 17, 1705 (The notary was Thiébaud Rollet)

      Pierre Grange, "ex auvergnia," is named as the father of Jean Baptiste Grange, born out of wedlock to "heretic" Anne L'Evesque of Frederic-Fontaine and baptized at the Catholic church at Lyoffans July 1, 1706. Pierre was living in Belverne "amongst the heretics" at the time of the baptism. He was from the diocese of Clermont, parish of Saint-Romain de Val[ancher] [tight binding] (See Lyoffans parish registers 1705-1792 on FHL Film # 1,115,259) This is Saint-Romain de Valenchères, also simply known as Saint-Romain; located near the town of Ambert.

      The parish registers of Saint-Romain are viewable via the Puy-de-Dome departmental archives website (http://www.archivesdepartementales.puydedome.com/), however, most of the 17th Century register is unavailable. Granges who used this church in the 1690s-1700s, who might be brothers and sisters of Pierre Grange, include a Sebastien Grange, a Marie Grange (wife of Blaise Brousson), and a Marguerite Grange. Also, an André Grange, son of Pierre Grange and Anthonia Faidix, was baptized here on 27 April 1693.

      There was a Pierre Grange born around 1708, around the same age as Pierre Grange of Auvergne's children by Anne Leveque, who lived in Champey, Montbéliard, and was the spouse of Marguerite Lods. Pierre Grange was married to Marguerite Lods at Tremoins, Montbéliard (Lutheran) in 1734, the couple used the Lutheran church at Champey to baptize their children, and Pierre was buried at Champey (Lutheran) "age 71" in 1779. Although Anne Levesque had a Peny cousin in Champey (Sara Peny) who was her father's goddaughter, it is more likely that Pierre Grange of Champey was Pierre Grange of Auvergne's child from another relationship. A Francoise Pacoton or Paccoton, from Switzerland, had a child out of wedlock named Pierre baptized at Tremoins (Lutheran) on January 9, 1707. The father is not named on the register. Pierre Lods was the godfather. Francoise Paccoton died and was buried at Etobon (Lutheran) in 1742, as the wife of Jacques Gisclon (died at Etobon 1735). This Pierre Grange (born abt. 1708) may have been originally Catholic, and the same Pierre Grange of Champey who had at least one child by Sybille Vallet (Valet, Valey, Valay) of Champey (a Lutheran): Jean Baptiste Grange who was baptized April 25, 1721 at Saulnot, France (Catholic). Claude Valay, "enfant naturel," was buried at the same Catholic church in 1730 with Sybille Valay of Champey (Lutheran) named as the mother (no father given-but presumably a Catholic). Sybille Valley is listed on the 1723 census of Champey with "many illegitimate children-the number of whom is uncertain." Sybille had another child born out of wedlock and bap. at Champey in 1728. Sybille was eventually banished from Montbeliard!

      Pierre Grange was dead before 1723, according to the parish register of Etobon, where he is named as the bride's father in the marriage record of Sara Grange to Jean George Bouteiller.

      A Pierre Grange who was residing at Ruhans appears in the burial registers for Quenoche; death date is 3 March 1716. There is no other Grange entry in these registers.