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Thomas Romilly

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  • Name Thomas Romilly 
    Gender Female 
    Died UNKNOWN 
    Person ID I105014  Ancestorium

    Father Peter Romilly,   b. 1712,   d. 1784  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Margaret Garnault,   b. 1714, Baptism 17 Mar 1714/15 (age 0-1) Saint Michael Bassishaw, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1796, (age 81-82) Paddington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F54492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Thomas Romilly had six sons and three daughters; his fifth son, Rev. Joseph Romilly, late Registrar of Cambridge University, was accustomed, when he rode past the late Mr. Delahaize’s house at Tottenham High Cross, to take ofi’ his hat out of respect to the memory of the bountiful and judicious benefactor of his kindred.

      James Ouvri, or Ouvry,1 was naturalized 24th March 1685 ; he settled at Spitalfields, and prospered ; he was admitted a member of the Weavers’ Company in 171 l, as was his son in 1738. Peter Ouvry, only son of John, married Francisca Garnault, daughter of Aimé Gamault, jun., and niece of Mrs. P. Romilly ; he was Treasurer of the New River Company; his eldest son was Peter Aimé Ouvry, Esq., who married Sarah Amelia Delamain; his heir is the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, M.A., Vicar of \Ving and Rector of Grove, in Buckinghamshire, whose eldest son is Arthur Garnault Ouvry. The brothers of the Rev. P. T. Ouvry are Colonel Henry Aimé Ouvry, C.B., the late Frederic Ouvry, Esq., President of the Society of Antiquarics, and the late Rev. John North Ouvry North, M.A. The daughters are the late Francisca Ingram Ouvry, and Sarah Mary, widow of Francis Sibson, Esq., M.D., F.R.S. Miss Ouvry was the author of three historical tales, founded on Huguenot annals. The first two are a pair, viz., “Arnold Delahaize, or the Huguenot Pastor ” (i863); and “ Henri de Rohan, or the Huguenot Refugee” (1865); the former is dedicated “To my nieces and nephews, and also to the other youthful descendants of THE HUGUENOT REFUGEES, who, though scattered throughout the nations, are all united by the common possession of a glorious heritage, which will prove to them an eternal nobility, if they claim and act up to their birthright." The third tale, which was published in 1873, is entitled, “Hubert Montreuil, or the Huguenot and the Dragoon." To the tale is prefixed this inscription :—“ To the memory of Louis de Marolles and Isaac Le Fevre, true comrades in the noble band of French martyrs who died for their faith in the reign of Louis XIV., this book is dedicated, as a chaplet twined by unskilled but reverent hands, and laid on their nameless graves."

      The Vautier refugee embraced poverty in England rather than apostasy in France. and brought no pedigree papers with him. But he is the fountain of the tradition in England that he sprang from the French noblesse, and the French genealogical writers have a tradition that a cadet of the family, being a Huguenot, fled to England. The Vautiers in old France were a noble and influential family, Princes

      ‘ The surname Ouvry occurs in the registers under the various spellings of Oufre , Oufry, Ovré, Ouvrés, Overy. _On 5th June 1708, the Duke of Marlborough writes to the Earl of Pembro e, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in favour of Major Ovray, who, having served the crown for thirty-six years, was about to retire from the army, in order to settle in Ireland, and “always behaved himself, as his ofiicers inform me, with honour and reputation.” The purport of the Duke’s request to the Earl is, “ Bestow upon him some mark of your fa_vour and goodness. Enable him to support himself and his family with comfort, and in a manner some way suitable to t e character he has borne."


      of Yvetot and Comtes Du Bellay, from whom descended, in the reign of Henri IV., Gilles Vautier, ecuyer, Sieur De la Granderie ; he was the grandfather of Gilles, Sieur Des Essards, and his son, Jean Jacques Vautier, has been conjectured to be the father of Daniel Vautier, the refugee. Daniel, with his wife, Margaret, and a daughter, Rachel, was naturalized 0n zlst March 1688 (see List xv.). I would call the attention of the representatives of the family to the naturalization, on 5th March 1691, of Margaret and Mary Des Essarts, and John Des Essarts (see List xix.). The refugee, Daniel, was relieved at the French Hospital, of which Daniel Vautier, said to be his son, became a Director. There were two brothers, Daniel (the Director), and Louis. Isaac and Daniel, two sons of Daniel (the former married in 1739 Marianne Dalbiac) left no descendants, but the line was continued by Louis, whose eldest surviving son was Isaac. This was the Isaac Vautier (110m 1735, died 1767), who married Elizabeth Garnault, daughter of Daniel, granddaughter of Aime Garnault, sen., and his son was Lieutenant Daniel Vautier, R.N. (born 1760, died 1813), whose death was announced thus :—“Died at Stilton, Daniel Vautier, Esq., R.N., cousin to Sir Samuel Romilly." His surviving daughter, Harriet, was married to Samuel Golding, Esq., and his surviving son, Daniel Vautier, Esq. (bum 1795, died 1831), married Susannah, daughter of J. Golding, Esq. Two of his sons are heads of families, namely, Rev. Richard Vautier, M.A., Rector of St. Mabyn and Canon of Truro (born 1821), and Joseph Garnault Vautier, Esq. (born 1824).

      The only sister of Sir Samuel Romilly was Catherine. wife of Rev. John Roget, a native of Geneva; but we claim her distinguished son as a descendant of French refugees, namely, Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S., F.S.A. (born 1778, died 1869). Though ninety years of age, Dr. Roget was preparing a twentieth edition of his “ Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases " at the time of his death; he was the author of one of the Bridgewater Treatises.