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Gabriel MAUPIN (1666-1720) m. Marie HERSENT (1664-1748)
s/o Amos Ambrose MAUPIN (1625-1680) and Marie CAPET (1631-1669)
d/o Louis HERSENT (1645-1700) and Marie Louise PILLION (1640-1729)
p/o Daniel MAUPIN (1700-1788)


A common tradition among Maupin descendants says Gabriel Maupain, a large land owner, was a Huguenot general who left France because of religious persecution (Genealogies of Virginia Families, 3:685). He married Mary Spencer, a daughter of the Earl of Spencer. They stayed with the Earl when they left France, during which time Daniel was born in 1700. They immigrated to Virginia that same year and settled in Williamsburg (Genealogies of Virginia Families, 4:305).
There is reason to doubt Mary was the Earl of Spencer's daughter and reason to doubt our ancestor was a general. Shaffett's research "proves" Gabriel Maupin, son of Amos de Maupin, was born in Jargeau (near Orleans), France, in 1666, and that he married Marie Hersent, daughter of Louis Hersent and Marie Pillion.
Apparently the Hersents and Maupins moved to Holland to escape religious persecution in France, because it was in the Walloon Church, Amsterdam, Holland, that Marie Hersent and Gabriel Maupin were married on August 18, 1691. He was a tailor by trade in Holland.
Several of their children were born in Holland, and a complete list of them includes Magdelaine, Claude, Mary, Sara Caterine, Daniel, and Gabriel.
Then in 1700, Gabriel, Marie, and three of their children embarked on the Nassau and came to Virginia (
Huguenot Emigration to Virginia listed Gabriel Maupain, sa femme and 3 enfans (page 29), as passengers). The journey lasted about three months, which was normal for that time, and arrived in Virginia on March 5, 1701 (Complete Book of Emigrants, 1700-1750, page 14).
The Maupins settled in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he was an innkeeper.
Gabriel Maupin became a naturalized British subject on April 18, 1705, by act of the Virginia General Assembly (
Tidewater Virginia Families, 286).
Gabriel Maupin's will, dated September 2, 1719, with a codicil dated December 1, 1719, was proven in General Court on April 20, 1720, Williamsburg, Virginia. Mary, his wife, was the executrix (
Genealogies of Virginia Families, 4:305).
Daniel Maupin, probably Gabriel's son, was granted 1,188 acres in Albemarle Co. on Sept 20, 1745.

15 Sep 1664 Marie HERSENT (some says ERSSEN) born at Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France (or Roven, Normanday, France) [Per Leon L. Stebleton Gabriel Maupin married to Marie Hersent on September 2, 1691 in Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands Huguenots. The original Walloon Church records are located in the Walloon Library Archives, Amsterdam. Marie Hersent was born in France, but was living in England at the time of her marriage to Gabriel in Amsterdam, Holland. Source: Family History Library Film #199888. Gabriel and his wife Marie Hersent were born in France. They were Hugenots (protestants) that fled the country and were married in the Netherlands. They settled in England where their two sons, Gabriel (Jr.) and Daniel were born. In 1700 they came to the Colonies and settled in Williamsburg, VA. Later on, one of them married a woman who was 1/2 Cherokee. The Maupin's were of French descent. However, a Franklin M. Maupin married a Laura Richardson, who was believed to have been 1/2 Native American. I believe Laura's mother was a full blooded Cherokee, and was from Kentucky. Franklin Maupin and Laura Richardson settled in Missouri after they married. So, the Maupin offsprings of Frank and Laura would have been of Native American descent, as well as French. The original records are located in the Wallon Library Archives, Amsterdam. Records indicate that Marie Hersent was born about 1666 in Guerves, near Dieppe, in France. At the time of her marriage to Gabriel in Amsterdam, Holland, when she stated that she was from England, it referred to her place of residence rather than her place of birth. at the Walloon Church in Amsterdam, Holland; age 25. [Source: Walloon Library Archives, Amsterdam, Holland; LDS Film #199888]

12 Feb 1666 Gabriel MAUPIN born at Jargeau, Loiret, Centre, France [
History and genealogies of the families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown (illustrated) : p.391 (doc)] [The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. VII: Immigrant Ancestors (Biographies) p.867: “born in bas Pyrennes, France, 1651 or 75? – will proved in 1720; son of Amos, Huguenot; officer army of Navarre; fled from France to Eng., ca. 1699; arrived at Yorktown, VA., in the “Nassau,” Mar 1700, with about 191 refugee Huguenots; comdt. Royal arsenal at Williamsburg; a founder of Manakin Town, Va.; m. Marie, dau. of Earl Spencer, of Eng.” (doc)] Huguenot Society lists Gabriel MAUPIN as a registered lineage (doc)] After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he fled to England. While in England he married Marie, daughter of John, Earl of Spencer. The Maupin Family, pg. 11-12 by Nell W. Sherman: "Gabriel Maupin, the French Huguenot exile --- was a French officer who incurred the displeasure of the King on account of his religion, and fled the Kingdom in 1699, with his wife and son Gabriel. They went first to England and remained there for some time; it is probable that their second son Daniel was born there in England in 1700. Gabriel married the daughter of a French Huguenot, Marie Hersent. The Maupins emigrated to Virginia in 1700, and settled in Williamsburg. He was there indentified (sic) with Masonry-- and in that first Masonic lodge in Va., served in several important offices. He built and maintained until his death the Inn at Williamsburg, and the Masons used the big dining room for Masonic purposes until they could arrange for their own temple. When Williamsburg colonial buildings were recently "restored" the old Inn was given its original appearance as far as possible, and the old fashioned flowers are especially attractive.
The will of Gabriel Maupin the 1st--- was dated September 2, 1719 with a codicil dated December 1, 1719; and was probated in General Court at the Capital, April 20, 1720, his wife Mary Spencer being executrix."

1688 son Gabriel MAUPIN born at Bouches-du-RhÙne, Provence-Alpes-CÙte d'Azur, France; died in 1743 Williamsburg, James, Virginia; married Judith PASTEUR in 1729 in VA

22 Dec 1689 Gabriel MAUPIN having been exiled from France submitted application for Dutch citizenship at Amsterdam; although form was apparently not completed it notes Gabriel as a “tailor”

16 Aug 1691 Gabriel MAUPIN and Marie HERSENT marriage bann at Walloon Church, Amsterdam, Holland

2 Sep 1691 Gabriel MAUPIN and Marie HERSENT married at Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands [Netherlands, Select Marriages, 1565-1892: confirms at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, FHL #113402, ID V1002]

Mar 1692 dau Madeline MAUPIN born at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; died in 1693 [Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910]

22 Jun 1692 dau Magadelene MAUPIN born at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; died 1788 at Williamsburg, James, Virginia; married James PRESSNEL in 1720 [Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910]

4 Apr 1694 son Claude MAUPIN born at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; died 1724 at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands [Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910]

15 Apr 1696 dau Marie MAUPIN born at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; died aft 1753 in York, VA; married Alexander CRAIG in 1725 [Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910]

3 Apr 1698 dau Sara Catherine MAUPIN born at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; 1699 at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands [Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910]

Feb 1700 A List Of The Refuees Who Are To Receive Of Ye Miller Of Falling Creek Mill One Bushel A Head Of Indian Meale Monthly As Settled At Or About King Williams Town To Begin In Feb 1700: Moulin and his wife = 2; Mallett and his wife = 2 (listed together. [Source: Colonial Document quoted in book by R. A. Brock

25 Mar 1700 son Daniel MAUPIN born at Southampton, Hampshire, England; died 20 APR 1788 at Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia; married Margaret VIA 1719 in Louisa, VA

Mar 1700 Gabriel MAUPIN and Marie HERSENT immigrated on ship
Nassau; ship received permit to depart Kensington, England for VA on 18 Jan 1700 under Capt Tregian [Early Immigrants to Virginia from the 1500s and 1600s: MAUPIN, GABRIEL, born at Pyrennes, France, about 1651) Son of Amos. Huguenot. Went from France to England about 1699. Arrived at Yorktown March 1700 in the “Nassau”. Lived at Nanakin Town. Married Marie Spencer, daughter of Earl, Earl Spencer of England] [Source 9448: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986, p.47] [Source: 3298.95: HUBBARD, JAMES. Planning an 18th Century Sailing In Pinckney District Chapter SCGS Quarterly (South Carolina Genealogical Society, Spartanburg, SC), vol. 20:2 (1996), p. 78-Wife Marie Spencer; With 3 children] [Source: 613: BOCKSTRUCK, LLOYD DEWITT. "Naturalizations and Denizations in Colonial Virginia." In National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 73:2 (June 1985), pp. 109-116, esp 113] [Source 3305.1 says 1701 in NY with wf & cr: "HUGUENOT EMIGRATION TO AMERICA, THE." In Family Puzzlers (Heritage Papers, Athens, GA), no. 1379 (March 25, 1995), pp. 3-10.; p.9] [Source 953 with wife & 3 children; listed as Gabriel Maupain: BROCK, ROBERT ALONZO. 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. (Collections of the Virginia Historical Society, n.s., vol. 5.) Richmond, VA: Virginia Historical Society, 1886. 247p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1962. 255p. Repr. 1979. P30] [one story has: It has often been related in the family that the emigrant, Gabriel Maupin, senior, was a very devout religious man, and that when coming over the sea the ship sprang a leak, and the passengers became alarmed, and thought they would go down and be lost, and Mr. Maupin was called upon to pray. Whereupon he offered up a fervent and effectual prayer to the Most High, and the leak stopped, and when the vessel arrived at the American port, an examination of same was made, when it was discovered that the stoppage of the leak was caused by a large fish in some miraculous and mysterious way becoming tightly wedged in the crack (also restated in It has often been related in the family that the emigrant, Gabriel Maupin, senior, was a very devout religious man, and that when coming over the sea the ship sprang a leak, and the passengers became alarmed, and thought they would go down and be lost, and Mr. Maupin was called upon to pray. Whereupon he offered up a fervent and effectual prayer to the Most High, and the leak stopped, and when the vessel arrived at the American port, an examination of same was made, when it was discovered that the stoppage of the leak was caused by a large fish in some miraculous and mysterious way becoming tightly wedged in the crack. This story is recounted in SAR application of Ben La Bree 1922.] (Early Times in Clinton County, published by Jack Ferguson of Albany, Kentucky in 1986 and 1993)

Dec 1700 ROLLE DES FRANCOIS SUISSES, GENEVOIS, ALEMANS, ET FLAMANS EMBARQUES DAM LE NAVIRE NEMME LE "NASSEAU" POUR ALLERT A LA VIRGINIE: Gabriel Maupain, sa femme and 2 enfans = 5. [Source: Colonial Document quoted in book by R. A. Brock]

12 May 1703 Gabriel MAUPIN naturalized in Virginia [
Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in America, 1607-1775, p.194 (doc)] [one source says naturalized April 18 to May 12, 1705 at Virginia, (doc)]

24 Apr 1704 "By hiz Ex'cy and the hon'ble Council, Mr. Sp'r and Gent'n of the H[ouse] of Burgesses. His Ex'cy and the hon'ble Council having received diverse petitions heretofore presented by the ffrench Refugees settled at Manican town praying for naturalization with several other papers related to the settlement Have thought fitt to recommend to y'r house the mature consideration of the s'd peticons and papers as being a case of very great importance." (Source: Colonial Document quoted in book by R. A. Brock.]

15 Apr 1705 "A petition of Joseph Chesmason and a petition of Jean de Jannal, GABRIEL MAUPIN, Jean Dalaune, Jean James Veillon and John Guy Ray praying for naturalization were read and referred to ye consideration of the House of Burgesses." [Source: "The Executive Journal of the Council of Colonial Virginia," Vol. I, pg. 411]

1 Jun 1709 Turned in Headright application for land in York Co., Va. for 50 acres per person in household at time of immigration. Children listed by name. Given 250 acres in Henrico Co., Va.

1 Dec 1718 "Ordered that it be paid GABRIEL MAUPIN the sum of 1 pound 2 shillings 6 pence out of his Majesty's revenue of 2 shillings per hhd &c it being for the diet and accommodation of a Cattaba Indian woman during the time she stayed in Williamsburg waiting for the opportunity to be sent home to her nation."

2 Sep 1719 Gabriel Maupin signed his will. Wife: Mary. Children: Mary, Gabriel, Daniel. Had all the children born to him in Holland and who immigrated with him died? [Source: Socrates Maupin who copied the will about 1845 at the courthouse in Richmond, Va. The original burned in 1865.] Gabriel MAUPIN’s Will:
Will of Gabriel Maupin
1719
Source: Library of Virginia Archives
Transcribed by Dr. Socrates Maupin from Williamsburg Courthouse

In the name of God Amen, the 2nd day of September 1719, I Gabriel Maupin of Williamsburg being sick in body by of sound sense and memory, praised be God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in Manner and form following and first I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my executrix, hereafter named and as touching such worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose of the same, in the following manner and form.
First I will that all my just debts be truly paid.
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Mary Maupin fifty pounds current money to be paid her at the decease of my loving wife Mary Maupin. Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Maupin the dwelling house and lot whereon I now dwell during her natural life and at her decease I appoint my two sons Daniel M and Gabriel Maupin or the survivor of them t sell the same to the highest bidder at public sale, and to produce thereof I give to be equally divided amongst my wife Mary and my aforesaid three children but my children’s part not to be paid until after the decease of my living wife aforesaid. Lastly, I do appoint my loving wife Mary Maupin me whole and sole executrix for this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills and testaments, and allowing this and no other to be my last will and testament. Gabriel Maupin
Signed sealed published pronounced by Said Gabriel Maupin

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30 Apr 1720 Gabriel MAUPIN died at Williamsburg, James, Virginia; buried at Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg

16 Dec 1724 Marie HERSENT married (2) Thomas CREAS at Williamsburg, James, VA

28 Jul 1748 Marie HERSENT died at Williamsburg, James, Virginia; buried at Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg (one source says 25 Jul 1748) [Chapplear, Nancy,
Bruton and Middleton Parishes, James City City Co., VA: Parish Register 1662-1797, (Washington, D.C., 1966) p. 39.

11 Jun 1784 “Petition of Gabriel Maupin shows that early in the late contest with Great Britain in the year 1776 he received an appointment as Keeper of the Magazines in and near the City of Williamsburg, in which capacity he acted until the close of the war. For this service he received the rank and privileges of captain. He asks that he be granted the same bounty of land that is usually granted to a captain. A note on the reverse shows that his request was rejected.” [
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 29, No. 2, p.146 (doc)]