Will of James Pasteur (+1790) of Halifax Co., NC

In the name of God Amen. I James Pasteur of Halifax County and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind, and disposing memory, willing to make distribution of my estate, in order to prevent any disputes, that may arise after my death, do make & ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: to-wit, Imprimis, My will and desire is that all my just debts should first be paid by my executrix, hereafter in this will named. Continue reading “Will of James Pasteur (+1790) of Halifax Co., NC”

Will of Charles Pasteur (+1793) of Halifax Co., NC

In the name of God Amen. I Charles Pasteur of the County of Halifax and State of North Carolina, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and being willing to make distribution of my estate in order to prevent any disputes that may arise after my death, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, to-wit: Imprimis, It is my will and I do desire that all of my just debts should be paid. Continue reading “Will of Charles Pasteur (+1793) of Halifax Co., NC”

Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (VI) – DAR

Jesse Bryan was in the Revolution, See p. 457, v. 10, “N.C. Colonial Records.” He was a Lieut. of the Militia in New Bern, N. C. Also see p. 350, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (#85). Mrs Ernest J. Lytle joined on his record. Memberships could be procured through the service of William Pasteur. Continue reading “Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (VI) – DAR”

Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (V) – Cincinnati

Henry William de Saussure is listed in Metcalf’s Original members and other officers eligible to the Society of the Cincinnati, 1783-1938 (Strasburg, Va., Shenandoah Pub. House, 1938) “1807-through Louis de Saussure, mortally wounded Oct. 9, 1779.” The very large de Saussure family tree shows that Louis was the uncle of Henry William. He was killed at the siege of Savannah, being an officer in the Continental Army. A tablet to him is in St. Michael’s Church, Charleston. Metcalf does not mention Thomas [Pasteur], I believe, but he was a brother of Louis and was killed near Norfolk, Va., just before the surrender of Cornwallis, according to the family tree. Continue reading “Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (V) – Cincinnati”

Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (IV) – Personal belongings

I have a copy of the inventory of the estate of William Pasteur returned in the March Court, 1782, Craven County, N.C. Furniture, china, (Queen’s ware), silver teaspoons and tablespoons, brass candlesticks, etc. are listed. Edward Pasteur’s will previously referred to in [I] and [II], gives no inventory but leaves his children “household furniture” and personal property. Continue reading “Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (IV) – Personal belongings”

Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (III) – Portraits

Though I know of only one Pasteur portrait I feel sure there must be others. Edward Pasteur. who died in 1823, willed to his daughter, Sarah Pasteur Ridgely, a miniature of himself. I wrote to Hampton, the ancestral Maryland home of the Ridgely family, now a National Historic Site, and also looked at miniatures at the National Portrait Gallery but have found no trace. Continue reading “Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (III) – Portraits”

Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (II) – Homes

I have wondered about Pasteur homes in New Bern, N.C. Surely Edward, who was prominent and wealthy, must have had a home similar to the beautiful ones there now, but I have no information. I have a copy of a plat of a tract he owned near New Bern and the note that he also owned another, amounting together to 1,605 acres. His will mentions a house and lot on Pollock Street in New Bern and he repeats the gift of it to his daughter, Elizabeth B. Pasteur. Continue reading “Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (II) – Homes”

Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (I)

Had my research succeeded I doubt that I would be aware of the countless hours I have spent trying to unravel the Pasteurs before William, to find the link between the Virginia and North Carolina Pasteurs, to straighten the relationships between the various Johns, Williams, Thomases, etc. I have pored over records in Library of Congress, UNC-CH, UNC-G, Greensboro, N.C. Public Library, many notes Wilmot Stuart Holmes left, copies cousins so kindly have sent. Continue reading “Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families (I)”

The Halifax gibbet

The ‘privilege’ (right) of a gibbet is believed to have been vested in Halifax around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, although the earliest reference to it dates from 1280. At that time, there were said to be one hundred other places in Yorkshire that similarly enjoyed this distinctive honour. Continue reading “The Halifax gibbet”

Blouet Pasteur, son of the huguenot settler Jean Pasteur

Blouet Pasteur was the son of Jean Pasteur and Mary Blouet. His father came […] to Virginia with the Huguenots in 1700 and settled first at Manakin, then came to Williamsburg, where, it is assumed, his son Blouet was born. Blouet was the eighth child. Continue reading “Blouet Pasteur, son of the huguenot settler Jean Pasteur”