This article was originally published in Irish Family History, journal of the Irish Family History Society (volume Xlll 1997). Published annually.

Huguenot Occupations

By Mona Germaine-Dillon

     

ARTS

Gabriel Beranger

Landscape Draftsman during period 1740-60

 

Georges Du Noyer

Artist, geologist, antiquarian

 

John James Barralet

Watercolourist

 

Francis Xavier Vispre

Portrait painter

WRITERS

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Gothic novelist

 

Rev. Charles Robert Maturin

Gothic novelist

 

Dion Lardner Boucicault

Actor and Playwright

 

Pepyat family

3 generations Booksellers/Printers

ARCHITECTURE

Richard Gandon

Designed: Custom House; Four Courts; The King's Inns; Carlisle Bridge (rebuilt as O'Connell Bridge); Extension to Parlisment House; and , outside Dublin, Emo House; Emsworth House; Coolbanagher Church and some buildings in Carriglass

 

Richard Cassells

Leinster House; Parliament House; the Rotunda; Printing House - Trinity College; Westport House; Powerscourt House; Tyrone House; Russborough House; Hazelwood House etc.

BAKER

Isabel Julibert

 
 

Guioy Daniel (Portarlington)

 

PASTRY COOK

Peter Mequignon

 

BOOTMAKER & CORDWAINER

Etienne Durand (Portarlington)

 

BANKING

David La Touche

Kane La Touche Bank

 

David La Touche ll

First Governor Bank of Ireland

 

Peter La Touche

 
 

Du Bedat

961228411

 

Lund & Dickenson

 

BREWERS

Gedeon de Castlefranc

 
 

Paul Espinasse

 
 

Pierre Picard

 

CARTOGRAPHERS

John Rocque

Map of Dublin 1747

 

Bernard Scale

 

DELFT

Henry Delamain

 

GLOVER

Peter Bertrand

 

HORTICULTURE

Pierre Landry

A nursery on the east side of St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

   

Huguenots introduced the cultivation of flowers, and set up the first Horticultural Society 'The Florists Club', which met in the Rose Tavern, Drumcondra Lane, now Dorset Street.

MARINE INSURANCE

A. Labertouche

 

OCEANOGRAPHER

Maurice Meury Fontaine

Oceanographer - Founder of Meteorology

 

Francis Beaufort (Co. Meath)

Invented the Windscale

APOTHECARY

Denneville

Dublin

DENTIST

Henry Flavelle

 

LIBRARIAN

Elie Bohereau (also a Doctor)

First librarian in Ireland - Marsh's library

SURGEON

John Ducros

 
 

John Darquier

 

LACEMAKING

Hannah Lagraviere

Dublin

LINEN

Louis Cromellin

 

MERCHANTS

   

Cork:

Ardouins

Laulhe, Jacob

 

Besnard, peter

Lacit, Joseph

 

Fontaine, Jacques

Maziere

 

Foubert

Perdain

 

Hardy

Perrier

     

Dublin

Algoin, John

Germe

 

Baudry

Hautenville

 

Boileau

Jennings

 

Brunet, Jean & Isaac

Johnston

 

Buisson

Lallemans

 

Chaigneau

La Touche

 

Cpe

Lunel

 

Delmain

Naorac

 

Delhorte

Saule

 

D'Olier

Tramase

     

Dundalk

Cipran & Etienne de Joncourt

 
     

Lisburn

Crommelin, Louis

 
     

Portarlington

Beauchant, Jacques

Henzie, Anais de

 

Castlefranc, Gedeon de

Ladroy, Joseph

 

Champagne, Josias de Robillaud de

Machinaville, Armenault de

 

Foubert Brothers

 
     

Waterford

Vashon, Peter & Simon

Sautell

 

Sandoz

 
     

SHIP OWNERS

Boileau

Malziere

 

Brown

Pemette

 

Guyon

Plaince

 

Hardy

Tabuteau

 

Malet

 
     

TANNERS

Jean Allenct

William Laban

 

Louis Trilge

 

SKINNER

Jacques Giball

 

SILK

Peter Tourell

Dublin

 

C. Augier

 

STOCKING WEAVER

Paul Girot

 

ROPE MAKING

Perrier

Cork

SAIL CLOTH

Besnard

Cork

 

Jean-Boneval de la Trope

Waterford

SUGAR BAKING

Dubedat

 
 

Tardy

 

GOLD- SILVERSMITH

Isaac D'Olier

Goble Robert & James, Cork

 

Le Bas

Milliard John & Reuben

 

Armour, William & John

Rickotts, John

 

Billion, Adam

Robinett, Thomas

 

Codier, Simon Peter

Yeulon, William

 

Foucauld James

Verdaile, James

     

JEWELLERS

Noah Vilas

James Vigne

 

Benjamine de Limarest

 
     

METAL WORK

Moulange, Daniel

La Grue, John

     

WIG MAKER

Lewis Reyner

 
     

BRASS FOUNDER

Pallisser, Frank

 
     

PRINTER

De Pienne, Peter

 
     

PEWTERER

Audouit, James

Piggenitt, Bernard

     

SALT WORKS

Abraham Pommereth,

Ringsend, Dublin

     

SILK

Hanneville,

Cope

 

La Touche

 
     

WOODCARVING

James Turbary

Royal Chapel, Dublin Castle

     

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

Lord Mayors (Cork)

Lord Mayors (Dublin)

 

Covert, Richard 1662, 1682

Jean Desminniers, 1666

 

Renew, Peter 1694

Louis Desminniers, 1669

 

Perdian, Daniel 1712

 
 

Lavit, Joseph, 1720

High Sherriff (Dublin)

 

Lavit, Walter, 1745

Jeremiah D'Olier

 

Perrier, Sir David, 1813

 
 

Perrier, Sir Anthony, 1829

Lord Mayor (Youghal)

 

Besnard, Peter, 1835

Paradise, Richard, 1683

 

Besnard, Julius, 1840

Gillett, Edward, 1721

   

Labatte, Joseph, 1752

     
 

Sherrif (Cork)

 
 

Renew, Peter 1681

Hignett, Wigentall 1730

 

Perdian, Daniel 1704

Crossart, John, 1753

 

Albin, Samuel 1710

Crossart, Peter, 1770

 

Carre, Augustus 1721

Dumas, Peter, 1781

 

Lavit, Joseph, 1713

Pick, Sir Vesian, 1779

 

Lavit, Walter, 1733

Besnard, Peter 1804

   

Perrier, Sir Anthony, 1808

   

Besnard, John 1810