A Provisional Source Tree For The Surnames Valette/Vallette/etc.
Note: We have nominal documentation for much of this tree. Most of it was constructed from other internet trees; and where connective data lacks, reasoned and historical suppositions have been made.  We would greatly appreciate any constructive comments/corrections, documentary sources, or links, via our Guest Book, in order to render it more accurate. 
Revised/Updated: October, 2005

Nomenclature Américain en Français
Sg = Seigneur   Sgs= Seigneuress
[1], [2], etc. indicates a dual entry elsewhere (or a second marriage).

.0 Yzarn DE SAINT-ANTONIN, Count de St. Antonin
.....+Egine DE CAHORS
..1 Archambaud DU CUZOUL, Sg de Cuzoul, St. Antonin, et al b: Abt. 1115 Guyenne, France d: Aft. 1147 (Accompanied Count de Toulouse on 2nd Crusade to Holy Land, 1147.)
...... +Nicolle DE LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE
.... 2 Fortuné De VALETTE, Sg De Valette, Cuzoul, et b: Abt. 1145 St. Antonin, Lot, France d: Aft. 1195 St. Antonin, Lot, France (Accompanied Philip II of France on the 3rd Crusade, 1190.)
........ +Alixand DE NAJAC b: Abt. 1150

Note: Fortuné appears to have built (or gained) a fortified chateau (about 10 miles SW of Perisot and very close to present-day St. Anotnin, France) along the Aveyron river and named it Valette, subsequently becoming its first Seigneur (and his ancestors thereafter using the surname Valette). It also appears that during this time Roger Nogaret married into Fortune's family (perhaps even became Seigneur of Valette for a short period), both families intermarrying more that a few times, thus the variant surname: Noragret de La Valette)

....... 3 Raimond De VALETTE b: Abt. 1173
............. +Richarde DE NARBONNE
....... 3 Jourdain De VALETTE, Sg De Valette, Cuzoul, et b: Abt. 1175 St. Antonin, Lot, France d: 1258 Malleville Chateau, Fr (Attended 4th & 5th Crusades.)
............. +Esther DE FOIX b: Abt. 1190 Foix, France
............ 4 Guillaume De VALETTE
............ 4 Pierre De VALETTE, Sg. de Valette, Cuzoul, etc b: Abt. 1217 France (Attended 6th Crusade, 1248.)
.................. +Algayette DE LEVIS b: Bef. 1230 m:1249
................. 5 Jourdain De VALETTE II, Sg Valette, Cuzoul  b: Abt. 1255 France d: Aug 26, 1302 France (See historical Note #1 below.)
....................... +Amilie DES PRES (PRIX) b: Abt. 1260
...................... 6 Geraud De VALETTE b: Abt. 1283
...................... 6 Alexis De VALETTE b: Abt. 1285 France
............................ +Guillaume DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC-MONTFA b: Abt. 1285 d: 1352
...................... 6 Berenger De La VALETTE, III, Sg de Parisot b: Abt. 1290 France d: 1336 Malleville (St. Pierre) Chateau
............................ +Helene DE CAUMONT DE PLANCATGE b: Abt. 1295
........................... 7 Philippe De La VALETTE b: 1313
........................... 7 Jourdain De La VALETTE, III, Sg De Cuzoul b: 1314 Chateau Sanvensa, Rouergue, France 
................................. +Douce DE MORLHON
................................ 8 Bernard DE MORLHON-VALETTE, Sg de Saint-Venssa
...................................... +Bertrande DE LA GARDE
..................................... 9 Jean DE MORLHON-VALETTE, Sg de St-Venssant
........................................... +Lombarde DE MORLHON
.......................................... 10 Bernard DE MORLHON-VALETTE
.......................................... 10 Jourdain DE MORLHON-VALETTE
.......................................... 10 Pierre DE MORLHON-VALETTE, Sg St. Venssant (Married three times.)
................................................ +Catherine DE ROQUEFEUIL

Hundred Years War, 1337-1453, ends: Begin the disfranchising of the feudal nobility and its way of life; followed by the gradual creation of the unified state (country/nation) ruled by kings and administered by aristocratic bureaucrats or clerics and rich bourgeoisie.

............................................... 11 Antoine DE MORLHON-VALETTE
..................................................... +Jeanne DE VERNHES
.................................................... 12 Raymond DE MORLHON-VALETTE d: 1527
[1]......................................................+Gabrielle DE MURAT DE l'ESTANG b: Abt 1500
......................................................... 13 Marguerite DE MORLHON-VALETTE
............................................... 11 Jean DE MORLHON-VALETTE II
..................................................... +Marquise DE BALAGUIER
[4]................................................ 12 Gaillarde DE MORLHON-VALETTE
[3]........................................................+Bernard De La VALETTE, II Knight/King's Orderly Mother: Sicarde De Levis
......................................................... 13 Pons De La VALETTE
......................................................... 13 Guillot De La VALETTE, Chevalier b: Parisot, France d: 1513 
............................................................... +Jeanne DE CASTRES d: 1548

.............................................................. 14 Jean Parisot De La VALETTE, Grand Master Knights of Malta 
b: 1494 Parisot, Fr d: Aug 21, 1568 Valetta, Malta  (Arms and portrait right >)

.............................................................. 14 Arnaud Parisot De La VALETTE
.............................................................. 14 Catherine Parisot De La VALETTE
.................................................................... +Aymar DU PUY-MONTBRUN d: 1551
[9]......................................................... 14 Guillot Parisot De La VALETTE, II, Sg Parisot d: 1561
[8]............................................................... +Antoinette Nogaret De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1508  Mother: Anne de Dangereux
................................................................... 15 Francois Parisot De La VALETTE, Marquis de Auel, etc. b: May 28, 1536 Parisot, Fr d: Dec 16, 1586 Toulouse, Fr  (Army Captain; participated in the defense of Malta, 1565; governor of Rouergue 1574; Lt. of the Royal Guard in Guyenne; governor and Senechal of Toulouse and Alabigeoir [Tarn] in 1576; Knight of the Royal Order of the Holy Spirit; commander of the King's Army of Languedoc; made a Marquis on his death bed. We speculate that this title, along with membership in one of the many Order's of St George, was bestowed by Phillip II of Spain; and that the fief thereof was located at the ancient castle of Auel near Cologne [Köln] Germany [arms: three silver lions rampant left on black background].)
......................................................................... +Gabrielle DE MURAT
........................................................................ 16 Marie Perisot De La VALETTE
.............................................................................. +Antoine DU BRUISSON
........................................................................ 16 Jean Paul Perisot De La VALETTE, Marquis b: Abt. 1564
.............................................................................. +UNKNOWN
............................................................................. 17 Philippe Parisot De La VALETTE-ST-GEORGE, Baron Auel  (Several of his ancestors can be found at  http://members.aol.com/eurostamm  under Countess Amalia von Tothenburg; and at the LDS site.)
................................................................................... +Gertrude VAN SNYDERS
......................................................................................Interim: Joseph De La VALETTE-ST-GEORGE  b: 1785 d. Nov. 1832 New Orleans, LA
............................................................................. 17 Jean Parisot De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1588
................................................................................... +Ursule DE LOUBENS DE VERDALLE
.................................................................................. 18 Marie Parisot De La VALETTE b: Lot, France
........................................................................................ +Gaspard DE VILLENEUVE b: 1605
.................................................................................. 18 Jeanne Parisot De La VALETTE b: Lot, France
........................................................................................ +Nicolas De Boisset DE LA SALLE
.................................................................................. *2nd Husband of Jeanne Parisot De La VALETTE:
........................................................................................ +Jacque DE CAJARC b: Lot, France
.................................................................................. 18 Francois Parisot De La VALETTE, Sg de L'Estang
........................................................................................ +Antoinette D'ESCORAILLES
.................................................................................. *2nd Wife of Francois Parisot De La VALETTE, Sg de L'Estang:
........................................................................................ +Helen D'ASTARAC
.................................................................................. *3rd Wife of Francois Parisot De La VALETTE, Sg de L'Estang:
........................................................................................ +Francoise DE CLARY
...................................................................................... 19 Gabrielle Parisot De La VALETTE-CORNUSSON b: Abt. 1630
............................................................................................ +Charles DE MURAT
...................................................................................... 19 Jean Perisot De La VALETTE-CORNUSSON (Abbot of  Beaulieu & dean [doyen] de Varen.)
[7]................................................................15 Gabrielle De La VALETTE
[5].......................................................................+Jean De La VALETTE, IV, Sg de Parisot b: Abt. 1530 Mother: Gabrielle De Murat De L'Estang
..................................... 9 Baronne DE MORLHON-VALETTE
........................................... +Pons D'AMBLARD DE LUNAC
[25]......................7 Bernard De La VALETTE, Sg de Parisot, et al b: 1315 Malleville, France d: Aft. 1381 Malleville, France
................................. +Marie DE PEYRE b: Abt. 1320
................................ 8 Judith Parisot De La VALETTE
...................................... +Hughes DE TOURLONG
..................................... 9 Raymond DE TOURLONG
[22]......................... 8 Pierre Parisot De La VALETTE, Sg de Parisot
...................................... +Louise DE VISINIS
..................................... 9 Almaric De La VALETTE, Sg de Parisot, et al
........................................... +Sicarde DE LEVIS
[3]..................................... 10 Bernard De VALETTE, II Knight & King's Orderly
[4]........................................... +Gaillarde DE MORLHON-VALETTE  Mother: Marquise De Balaguier
.......................................... 10 Pierre De La VALETTE, II, Sg de Grammont d: 1494 Chateau Lebro, Parisot, France
................................................ +Marquise D'HEBRARD DE ST.SULPICE
............................................... 11 Jean De La VALETTE
..................................................... +Mathilde DE RICARD-GOURDON
[24]............................................. 12 Jean De La VALETTE, II, Sg de Parisot b: 1473 Montbrun-Les-Ba, Drome, France
[23]................................................... +Cecile De Toul De La VALETTE b: Drome, France m: 1504  Mother: Bertrande De La Valette
......................................................... 13 Jean De La VALETTE, III, Sg de Parisot, et al
[1].......................................................... +Gabrielle De Murat DE L'ESTANG  b: 1500
[5]......................................................... 14 Jean De La VALETTE, IV, Sg de Parisot b: Abt. 1530 France
[10]............................................................. +Gabrielle Nogaret De La VALETTE b: 1523  d: 1548 Mother: Marguerite De L'Isle, de St. Aignan
................................................................... 15 Francois De La VALETTE, Sg de Parisot, et al b: Abt. 1548 France
......................................................................... +Catherine DE ROQUEFEUIL
........................................................................ 16 Jean Parisot De La VALETTE V b: Abt. 1584 France
.............................................................................. +Francoise DE GARIBALDE
............................................................................. 17 Francoise Parisot De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1620 France
................................................................................... +Antoine "Claud" DE VIGNES
........................................................................ *2nd Wife of Jean Parisot De La VALETTE V:
.............................................................................. +Marie DE MURAT
............................................................................. 17 Unknown Parisot De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1622
................................................................................... +UNKNOWN
.................................................................................. 18 Antoine Parisot De La VALETTE  b: Abt. 1663 France (Sg of St. Python at Parisot, Fr 1705; Sg of Blecourt, et al; Captain of Piémont Regiment; Brigadier of Engineers; Major of Camgrai, et al. St. Python was probably the Cisterene monastery at Parisot.  Antoine's Arms: "Burelé d'argent and d'azur de 10 pièces; écartelé, de gueules plain: d'or, à 3 hures de sanglier de sable deffendues d'argent")
........................................................................................ +Lievine Marguerite Adolphine D'HERBRAIS
...................................................................................... 19 Charles Louis Par. De La VALETTE, Sg St Python b: 1689 France
............................................................................................ +Marie Catherine DE MONTMONNIER
........................................................................................... 20 Unknown son De La VALETTE b: Chateau de St. Python, France
........................................................................................... 20 Unknown daughter De La VALETTE b: Chateau de St. Python, France
................................................................................................. +Jean Fery Antoine DE CARONDELET
........................................................................................... 20 Five De La VALETTE Children b: Chat. de St. Pyth., Fr d: 1718 (Fire at chateau.)
...................................................................................... 19 Marie Eugenie Parisot De La VALETTE
............................................................................................ +Charles Louis Alexander DESART, Sg Castelet, etc

(For mention of some of the following Valettes from the Department of Lot, see http://www.quercy.net/qmedieval/histoire/monog_albe/cajarc_2.html and Les Monographies d'Edmond Albe [cleric].  It might be helpful, here, to know that Cahors is about 25 miles NW of Parisot.)

.................................................................................. 18 Barthelemy De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1666 France
........................................................................................ +Claire DE GAILLAC b: Cahors, Lot, France
...................................................................................... 19 Antoine Gerre De La VALETTE b: 1696 Lot, France
............................................................................................ +Unknown
........................................................................................... 20 Andre VALETTE b: Abt. 1730 Cahors, Lot, Fr d: Abt. 1796 New Orleans, LA
................................................................................................. +Louise AUDIBERT b: Abt. 1735 Bretenoux, Lot, Fr d: 1798 New Orleans, LA
................................................................................................. 21 Antoine Vallette..........See "Vallettes of New Orleans" on this site.

...................................................................................... 19 Francois De VALETTE b: Abt. 1698 Lot, France
............................................................................................ +UNKNOWN
........................................................................................... 20 Louis De VALETTE b: Abt. 1726
........................................................................................... 20 Jean VALETTE b: Abt. 1728 Cahors, Lot, Fr d: Mar 31, 1779 Cahors, Lot, Fr
................................................................................................. +Catherine FERRI b: Abt. 1735 d: 1824 Cahors, Lot, France
................................................................................................ 21 Marie Marguerite VALETTE b: 1751 Cahors, Lot, Fr d: 1839 Cahors, Lot, Fr
...................................................................................................... +Antoine SEGOL b: Jan 16, 1762 Pomarede, Lot, Fr d: 1834 Pomarede, Lot, Fr
................................................................................................ 21 Unknown de VALETTE b: Abt. 1753 Lot, France
...................................................................................................... +UNKNOWN
..................................................................................................... 22 Jean-Louis VALETTE b: Abt. 1780
........................................................................................................... +Catherine GARIBAL b: Jun 08, 1790 Corn, Lot, Fr. d: 1834 Corn, Lot, Fr.
........................................................................................... 20 Francois VALETTE b: Abt. 1729 Douelle, Lot, France
................................................................................................. +Antoinette GARDES b: 1735
................................................................................................ 21 Jean VALETTE b: 1771 Douelle, Lot, France d: 1839 Douelle, Lot,France
...................................................................................................... +Marie JOLIVALE b: 1765 Rodemack, Moselle, France
..................................................................................................... 22 Antoinette VALETTE b: 1796
...................................................................................... 19 Jean De VALETTE b: Abt. 1700 Caze de Vernac, Lot, France
............................................................................................ +UNKNOWN
........................................................................................... 20 Pierre VALETTE b: Abt. 1735 Lot, France d: Abt. 1804
................................................................................................. +Marguerite COUSTARD b: Abt. 1760
................................................................................................ 21 Marguerite Elizabeth VALETTE b: 1778 Parnac, Lot, France
................................................................................................ 21 Pierre VALETTE b: 1780 Parnac, Lot, France d: 1858 Parnac, Lot, Fr.
...................................................................................................... +Henriette PONS b: 1784 Parnac, Lot, France d: 1850 Parnac, Lot, France
..................................................................................................... 22 Pierre VALETTE b: 1806 Parnac, Lot, France
........................................................................................................... +Therese MIQUEL
..................................................................................................... 22 Marie VALETTE b: 1809 Parnac, Lot, France d: 1902 Parnac, Lot, Fr.
........................................................................................................... +Jean MOLES b: 1820 Parnac, Lot, Fr. d: 1895 Parnac, Lot, Fr.
..................................................................................................... 22 Jean Baptiste VALETTE b: 1813 Parnac, Lot, Fr d: 1878 Parnac, Lot, Fr
.................................................................................. 18 Unknown De La VALETTE
........................................................................................ +UNKNOWN
...................................................................................... 19 Jean VALETTE b: Abt. 1715 France
............................................................................................ +Marguerite Fizels Ou THEIL
........................................................................................... 20 Jean (dit Quilliat) VALETTE b: Abt. 1740 Larnagol, Lot, Fr d: 1813 Larnagol, Fr
................................................................................................. +Marie (dit Grangié) PEYRE  m: 1777
................................................................................................ 21 Marie VALETTE b: Jul 06, 1784 Larnagol, Lot, Fr d: 1825 Larnagol, Lot, Fr
...................................................................................................... +Grégoire ALERT
[5]......................................................... *2nd Wife of Jean De La VALETTE, IV, Sg de Parisot:
[7]............................................................... +Gabrielle De La VALETTE  Mother: Antoinette Nogaret De La Valette
.......................................... 10 Antoine (?) De La VALETTE
................................................ +Unknown Nogaret De La VALETTE
............................................... 11 Bertrand Nogaret De La VALETTE b: 1473
..................................................... +Jeanne DE VILLENEUVE b: 1475
.................................................... 12 Jean Nogaret De La VALETTE b: 1492 Guyenne, France d: 1543
.......................................................... +Catherine DE NOGARET b: 1499 Caumont, France
............................................... 11 Sebastian Nogaret De La VALETTE
..................................................... +Anne DE DANGEREUX
[8]............................................... 12 Antoinette Nogaret De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1508
[9]...................................................... +Guillot Parisot De La VALETTE, II, Sg Parisot d: May 1561 Mother: Jeanne De Castres
............................................... 11 Bernard Nogaret De La VALETTE b: 1478 Toulouse, France
..................................................... +Anne Bretolene ROUERGUE b: 1480 Toulouse, France d: 1530
.................................................... 12 Pierre Nogaret De La VALETTE, Sg de Valette b: Abt. 1497 Toulouse, Fr. d: 1553 Caumont-Toulouse, France (Notary; nobless: 1532)
.......................................................... +Marguerite DE L'ISLE, de St. Aignan b: Abt. 1499 Condomois, France d: Aft. 1535 Caumont, France
......................................................... 13 Bernard De La VALETTE, Sg de Coppadel b: Abt. 1521 Lot (?), France
[10].................................................. 13 Gabrielle Nogaret De La VALETTE b: 1523 France d: 1548
[5]........................................................... Jean De La VALETTE, IV, Sg de Parisot b: Abt. 1530 Fr  Mother: Gabrielle De Murat De L'Estang
......................................................... 13 Pierre Nogaret De La VALETTE b: 1525 d: 1545
......................................................... 13 Jean Nogaret De La VALETTE, Lt. General b: 1527 Caumont-Guyienne, Fr d: 1575 Siege of Rochelle, Fr; int. Cazaux Saves, Chateau Caumont, Fr
............................................................... +Jane de St Lary DE BELLEGARDE, du Caumont  b: 1526  Chateau Caumont, Fr d: Apr 09, 1611 int. Cazaux Saves, Chateau Caumont, Fr
.............................................................. 14 Helen Nogaret De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1548
.................................................................... +Bernard DE MONTLEZUN-LUPIAC
.............................................................. *2nd Husband of [11] Helen Nogaret De La VALETTE:
.................................................................... +Jacques DE GOTH, Marquis de Rouillac

Wars of Religion, 1562-1598 (Catholics vs Protestants -- some of the latter flee France): Edict of Nantes (1598) grants religious and political rights to French Protestants ( Huguenots); but in 1665, under Louis XIV, persecution flared up again; and in 1685, Louis revoked the Edict; thus began the flight of Protestant Frenchmen to England, America, and elsewhere, until Louis' death in 1715 or shortly thereafter. During this period, many fleeing Frenchmen changed, dropped, or modified various aspects of their given name, surname, fief ("De") name, or all three (the same occurred 1790 to about 1802 when aristocrats fled for their lives during the French Revolution).

[14]........ ............................................... 14 Jean Louis Nog. De La VALETTE, Duke d'Epernon b: 1554 Chateau Caumont, Gers, Fr. d: Jan 13, 1642 Loches (Plassac?): interred at Gers, Fr.  (early portrait left)   >See partial history at the bottom of this page.
................................... +Marguerite Duchess DE FOIX-CANDALE b: 1567 d: 1593 Chateau Cadillac, Gironde, Fr  Mother: Marie De Montmorency
..................................15 Pierre Nogaret De La VALETTE b:1589 Bourbonnais, France
........................................ +UNKNOWN
.......................................16 Rend De La VALETTE b: 1618
.......................................16 Pierre De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1620 Chinon, France
............................................. +UNKNOWN
............................................17 Anne Catherine De La VALETTE  b: 1652 Touraine, France d: 1699 Dublin, Ireland
................................................ +Daniel COLLOT-D'ESCURY, Sg de Landauran b: Jun 27, 1643 Vitre, France m: Jun 27, 1677 d: 1714 Ireland (he and wife were Huguenots who fled to England; they had ten children.  Anne and Daniel are the G-G-G-G-G-G-Grandparents of Audrey Hepburn, aka: Edda Kathleen van Hemstra Hepburn Ruston  b:May 4, 1929 d:1993.)
.................................................................................. 18 Seven CHILDREN b: Ireland
................................................................... 15 Henry Nog. De La VALETTE, Comte de Candale b: 1591 Cittadel, Xaintes, France d: 1639 Casal, Italy; int. Cadillac, Fr.
......................................................................... +Anne de Megnelay HALLWIN-CANDALE
........................................................................ 16 Louis Charles Gaston De La VALETTE, Duke De La Valette-Candale b: 1627
.............................................................................. +UNKNOWN
................................................................... 15 Bernard Nogaret De La VALETTE, 2nd Duke d'Epernon b: 1592 d: 1661 Paris, France
......................................................................... +Gabrielle Angelique VERNEUIL DE BOURBON b: 1603 Paris, Fr d: 1627 Metz, Fr See Note #2 below
........................................................................ 16 Anne Louise Christine DE LA VALETTE b: 1623 Metz, France d: 1701
........................................................................ 16 Margaret De La VALETTE b: 1625
................................................................... *2nd Wife of Bernard Nog. De La VALETTE, 2nd Duke d'Epernon:
......................................................................... +Marie du CAMBOUT DE COSLIN b: Abt. 1614 France d: Abt. 1636 France
................................................................... *3rd Wife of Bernard Nog. De La VALETTE, 2nd Duke d'Epernon:
......................................................................... +Antoinette "Alice" BARBAZAN-FAUDOAS b: Abt. 1618 France m: Abt. 1638 d: 1648 Wales, England  (Probably an exiled Huguenot.)
........................................................................ 16 John d'Epernon De La VALETTE b: 1638 Netherlands or at sea d: England/America (?)
.............................................................................. +Sara FONDAN-REMON b: 1637 Jersey, Channel Is, Eng m: 1656 d: 1662 Glamorganshire, Wales, Eng (Children's surname may have varied.)
............................................................................. 17 John EPERNON-VALETTE b: 1657 Glamorganshire, Wales, England d: England/America
................................................................................... +Elizabeth ARMSTRONG b: 1653 Jersey, Channel Is., England Mother: Jeanne Vallet
............................................................................. 17 Charles EPERNON-VALETTE b: 1662 Glamorganshire, Wales, England d: England/USA
........................................................................ *2nd Wife of [13] John d'Epernon De La VALETTE:
.............................................................................. +Elizabeth BEARD b: Abt. 1653 Plymouth, England
............................................................................. 17 William Francis EPPERSON b: Abt. 1673 England d: America
................................................................................... +Ann PERRAULT
............................................................................. 17 Richard EPPERSON b: England d: Virginia
............................................................................. 17 Thomas EPPERSON b: Abt. 1676 England d: New Kent Co., VA
............................................................................. 17 John EPPERSON b: 1678 England d: 1722 New Kent Co., VA
................................................................... 15 Louis Nogaret De La VALETTE, Cardinal b: 1593 Angonleme d: 1639 Turin, It.; int. Cadillac, Fr.
......................................................................... +UNKNOWN
........................................................................ 16 Louis Felix Marquis De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1617
.............................................................................. +Helen-Paule D'ASTARAC-FONTRAILLE
............................................................................. 17 Gabrielle De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1648
................................................................................... +Jean Jacques DE ROCHECHOUART, Marquis de Faudoas b: 1652
[14]........................................................ *2nd Wife of Jean Louis Nogaret De La VALETTE, Duke d'Epernon:
.................................................................... +Anne Castelet DE MONIER m: 1596 Pignans, France
................................................................... 15 Jean Louis De La VALETTE, Lt. General b: Abt. 1600 Cadillac, Gironde, Fr. d: Cadillac, Fr.
......................................................................... +Unknown DE ROCHECHOUART b: 1595
........................................................................ 16 Bernard De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1628
........................................................................ 16 Jean Louis De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1630 France
.............................................................................. +UNKNOWN
............................................................................. 17 John Louis La VALETTE b: Abt. 1650 France d: England ?
................................................................................... +UNKNOWN
.................................................................................. 18 John De La VALLETTE b: Abt. 1672 France d: New York City, NY (Probably the first to use two l's in his surname, though the first Duke originally used two.)
.................................................................................. 18 Peter De La VALLETTE b: Abt. 1677 d: West Indies
.................................................................................. 18 Elie VALLETTE b: Abt. 1680 France/England (?) d: Aft. 1764 Maryland (Deported by English to Colonies as a Jacobite.  "De La" in surname legally dropped while in Maryland.) 
........................................................................................ +Hanna BENGENT
...................................................................................... 19 Elie VALLETTE, Jr. b: 1724 Maryland d: Sep 22, 1780 Maryland
............................................................................................ +Elizabeth BROGDEN b: Maryland d: 1783 Maryland
[17].................................................................................... 20 Elie VALLETTE III b: 1768 Annapolis, MD d: May 29, 1827 Philadelphia, PA
................................................................................................. +Emma FLEMING b: Abt. 1770 VA d: Abt. 1800 Phil., PA
................................................................................................ 21 William VALLETTE b: 1788 d: 1832 Philadelphia, PA
...................................................................................................... +Sarah CALDWELL b: 1800 m: Jan. 17. 1821 Phil., PA d: 1879
..................................................................................................... 22 Edwin VALLETTE b: 1825 Philadelphia, PA d: 1876 Philadelphia, PA
........................................................................................................... +Elizabeth MAUPAY m: Oct. 20, 1852 Phil., PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Mary VALLETTE b: 1854
.......................................................................................................... 23 William VALLETTE b: 1857
..................................................................................................... 22 William Russel VALLETTE b: 1826 d: 1847 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Mary Ann VALLETTE b: 1828 d: 1847 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 James VALLETTE b: 1831 Philadelphia, PA d: Feb 06, 1893 Philadelphia, PA
........................................................................................................... +Elizabeth WRIGHT
.......................................................................................................... 23 Gertrude VALLETTE b: 1880 Phil., PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Lizzie VALLETTE b: 1881 Phil., PA
................................................................................................ 21 Elie Augustus F. LAVALLETTE, Rear Admiral b: May 03, 1790 Alexandria, VA d: Nov 18, 1862 USN Hosp. Phil., PA
                                                                       GO TO ADMIRAL LAVALLETTE'S HISTORY PAGE
...................................................................................................... +Mary Ann KRIPS b: 1792 Spotsylvania Co., VA m: 1813 d: 1881
..................................................................................................... 22 Charlot H. LAVALLETTE
..................................................................................................... 22 Steven Decatur LAVALLETTE b: 1814 d: 1835
..................................................................................................... 22 Emma Fleming LAVALLETTE b: 1817 Philadelphia, PA d: 1818 Phil., PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Charlotte Harwood LAVALLETTE b: 1819 Philadelphia, PA d: 1819 PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Eveline August LAVALLETTE b: 1822 Philadelphia, PA d: 1852 PA
........................................................................................................... +Unknown DUVAL
.......................................................................................................... 23 Mary DUVAL
..................................................................................................... 22 Margaret Krips LAVALLETTE b: 1825 Phil., PA d: Pass Christian, MS
........................................................................................................... +George W. DUVAL b: South Carolina m: Apr. 30, 1845 Pensacola, Fl
.......................................................................................................... 23 Albert L. DUVAL
................................................................................................................ +Nannie V. BOWLES
............................................................................................................... 24 Albert L. DUVAL, Jr b: Memphis, TN
..................................................................................................... 22 Mary Fleming LAVALLETTE b: 1827 Philadelphia, PA
........................................................................................................... +William WADE b: 1822 New Jersey
.......................................................................................................... 23 Lavalette WADE b: 1860
.......................................................................................................... 23 William WADE, Jr b: 1862
.......................................................................................................... 23 Albert WADE b: 1874
..................................................................................................... *2nd Husband of Mary Fleming LAVALLETTE:
........................................................................................................... +Robert A. MARR b: Apr 18, 1823 Prince William Co., VA d: Sep 28, 1854 At sea as 1st Lt, USN
.......................................................................................................... 23 Annie La Vallette MARR b: 1853 Montgomery Co., PA d: 1875
..................................................................................................... 22 Albert Tallmadge LAVALLETTE b: 1829 d: 1891
........................................................................................................... +UNKNOWN
.......................................................................................................... 23 Albert Tallmadge LAVALLETTE, Jr. b: Abt. 1855 (see "The Capstan")
................................................................................................................ +Amy RICKETTS
............................................................................................................... 24 Elie LAVALLETTE V b: May 26, 1893 Somerest Co., MD d: 1975 CA
..................................................................................................................... +Dorothy KEEFER b: Sep 01, 1894
............................................................................................................... 24 Lucy LAVALLETTE b: 1894
..................................................................................................................... +Mr. LITTEL b: New York?
................................................................................................ 21 Thomas F. VALLETTE b: 1792 Maryland d: 1863 Philadelphia, PA
...................................................................................................... +Maria MEYERS b: 1806 Pennsylvania d: Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Henry M. VALLETTE b: 1824 Pennsylvania d: Feb 14, 1893 Phil., PA
........................................................................................................... +Emaline MACARGEL b: 1825 Penn. d: 1901 Philadelphia, PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Henry VALLETTE b: 1849
.......................................................................................................... 23 Edwin VALLETTE b: 1851 Philadelphia, PA
................................................................................................................ +Sarah Sally MACBRIDE b: 1857 d: Oct 08, 1884 Pennsylvania
.......................................................................................................... *2nd Wife of Edwin VALLETTE:
................................................................................................................ +Maggie UNKNOWN b: 1870 Ireland
............................................................................................................... 24 Edwin VALLETTE b: 1891
............................................................................................................... 24 William VALLETTE b: 1892
............................................................................................................... 24 Mamie VALLETTE b: 1894
............................................................................................................... 24 Frances VALLETTE b: 1897
............................................................................................................... 24 Frank VALLETTE b: 1901
............................................................................................................... 24 George VALLETTE b: 1904
.......................................................................................................... 23 Charles VALLETTE b: 1853 Philadelphia, PA d: 1904 PA
................................................................................................................ +Mary NIXON b: 1865 Philadelphia, PA
............................................................................................................... 24 Charles VALLETTE b: 1896
..................................................................................................................... +Elizabeth Martha RUMPF
.................................................................................................................... 25 Charles VALLETTE, Jr b: 1918 PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Stella VALLETTE b: 1857
................................................................................................................ +Cooper MIDDLETON
.......................................................................................................... 23 Aida VALLETTE b: 1861
..................................................................................................... 22 Thomas VALLETTE b: 1832
..................................................................................................... 22 Edwin VALLETTE b: 1838
..................................................................................................... 22 Maria VALLETTE b: 1840
..................................................................................................... 22 William VALLETTE b: 1844
..................................................................................................... 22 Emma VALLETTE b: 1835 Philadelphia, PA
........................................................................................................... +Jacob BRICKMAN
................................................................................................ 21 James K. VALLETTE b: 1795 d: Sep 28, 1825 Philadelphia, PA
................................................................................................ 21 Edwin VALLETTE b: 1797 d: 1863 Philadelphia, PA
...................................................................................................... +UNKNOWN
..................................................................................................... 22 Eugene VALLETTE b: 1819
........................................................................................................... +Julia KENNY b: 1822
.......................................................................................................... 23 Paul VALLETTE b: 1860 Philadelphia, PA d: 1865 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Elizabeth VALLETTE b: 1823
..................................................................................................... 22 Ellen VALLETTE b: 1825
................................................................................................ 21 Emilie VALLETTE b: Abt. 1798
...................................................................................................... +John Henry ARMSTRONG  (Research indicates they lived in New Orleans for a few years and ran a marine hardware company; and it is suggested that this is how Francois Vallette of New Orleans discovered he was related to the Philadelphia Vallettes.)
[17].................................................................................... *2nd Wife of Elie VALLETTE III:
................................................................................................. +Ruth NICE b: 1781 Trenton, NJ d: 1843 Philedelphia, PA
................................................................................................ 21 Rosina Adelade VALLETTE b: 1803 Philadelphia, PA d: 1879 Phil., PA
...................................................................................................... +Samuel HOOD b: 1808
................................................................................................ 21 G. Washington VALLETTE b: 1804 Philadelphia, PA d: 1867 Phil., PA
...................................................................................................... +Elanore M. DUNGAN b: 1806 d: 1855
..................................................................................................... 22 Rosina VALLETTE b: 1829 Philadelphia, PA d: 1829 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 William Francis VALLETTE b: 1830 Philadelphia, PA d: 1911 PA
........................................................................................................... +Marianne BENARD b: 1838 d: 1895 Philadelphia, PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Bertha VALLETTE b: 1858 Philadelphia, PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Walter VALLETTE b: 1859
.......................................................................................................... 23 Frances VALLETTE b: 1862 Philadelphia, PA d: 1862
.......................................................................................................... 23 Frank VALLETTE b: 1868 Philadelphia, PA d: 1900 Philadelphia, PA
................................................................................................................ +Minnie ARCHER d: 1902
.......................................................................................................... 23 Bazin VALLETTE b: 1870
.......................................................................................................... 23 Ralph VALLETTE b: 1875
..................................................................................................... 22 Elie VALLETTE IV b: 1831 Philadelphia, PA d: 1863 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Cornelius VALLETTE b: 1836 Philadelphia, PA d: 1853 PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Ellen VALLETTE b: 1840 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Alfred VALLETTE b: 1844 Philadelphia, PA d: 1858 Philadelphia, PA
..................................................................................................... 22 James VALLETTE b: 1845  USN
................................................................................................ 21 Matilda VALLETTE b: 1806
................................................................................................ 21 Elizabeth R. VALLETTE b: 1807 Philadelphia, PA d: 1876 Philadelphia, PA
...................................................................................................... +James HOOD
................................................................................................ 21 Lestrange VALLETTE b: 1809 Philadelphia, PA d: Oct 23, 1902 PA
...................................................................................................... +Annette GRIFFITH b: Dec 09, 1827 Philadelphia, PA d: Jan 17, 1905 PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Charles VALLETTE b: Aug 1848 Philadelphia, PA d: Abt. 1925 PA
........................................................................................................... +Elizabeth FOREST b: 1842 Philadelphia, PA d: 1883 PA
..................................................................................................... *2nd Wife of Charles VALLETTE:
........................................................................................................... +Hanna SCOTT
.......................................................................................................... 23 Cornellia VALLETTE b: Nov 1889 Philadelphia, PA d: 1962
................................................................................................................ +Leo HERZER b: 1891 Pennsylvania
............................................................................................................... 24 Edith HERZER b: 1913
............................................................................................................... 24 Leo HERZER b: Apr 30, 1915 Phil., PA d: Sep 1982 New Jersey
.......................................................................................................... 23 Blanche VALLETTE b: Apr 1894 Philadelphia, PA
.......................................................................................................... 23 Ellwood Charles VALLETTE b: Apr 13, 1899 Phil., PA d: Dec 14, 1976 Phila., PA
................................................................................................................ +Hannah Sadie SNELL b: Mar 27, 1903 Phila., PA d: Jul 09, 1968
............................................................................................................... 24 Elwood VALLETTE, Jr. b: 1921 Pennsylvania d: 1989 PA
..................................................................................................................... +Unknown FLORENCE
............................................................................................................... 24 William Franklin VALLETTE b: 1922 Pennsylvania d: 1979 PA
..................................................................................................................... +Unknown MERLYN b: 1909 d: 1991 Pennsylvania
............................................................................................................... 24 Charles VALLETTE b: Jun 27, 1924 Philadelphia., PA d: Aug 20, 2000 John's Island, SC
..................................................................................................................... +Rose CARUSO b: Mar 09, 1925 New Rochelle, NY
..................................................................................................................... 25 (Vallette/Penn: Several children & grand-children)
............................................................................................................... 24 Rose VALLETTE b: 1926 Pennsylvania d: 1975 Hempstead, NY
..................................................................................................................... +Richard CONRAD b: New York
............................................................................................................... 24 Mary Ann VALLETTE b: 1928 Pennsylvania
..................................................................................................................... +Emanuel RUSSELL b: Pennsylvania d: Dec 27, 1992
............................................................................................................... 24 Allen Milton VALLETTE b: 1930 Pennsylvania d: 1979 PA
..................................................................................................................... +Agnes VICKIE b: Pennsylvania
............................................................................................................... 24 Violet Elizabeth VALLETTE b: 1932 PA d: 2000 PA
..................................................................................................................... +James DEBENEDETTO
............................................................................................................... 24 Helen VALLETTE b: 1934 Pennsylvania
..................................................................................................................... +Lester HEWITT
............................................................................................................... 24 Henry Benard VALLETTE b: 1936 Pennsylvania
..................................................................................................................... +Julia UNKNOWN b: Pennsylvania
..................................................................................................... 22 Cornellia VALLETTE b: 1850 Pennsylvania
..................................................................................................... 22 William VALLETTE b: 1851 Phil., PA d: May 30, 1923 Phil., PA
................................................................................................ 21 Eugene VALLETTE b: 1816
...................................................................................................... +Sarah UNKNOWN b: 1836
..................................................................................................... 22 Eliza VALLETTE b: 1852 PA
..................................................................................................... 22 Charles VALLETTE b: 1856 PA
................................................................................................ 21 Ellen VALLETTE b: 1818 PA d: 1895 PA
........................................................................................... 20 Whilhemina VALLETTE b: 1770 Maryland
........................................................................................... 20 Alexander VALLETTE b: 1772 MD  d: 1833 PA
................................................................................................. +UNKNOWN
................................................................................................ 21 Victor VALLETTE b: 1803
...................................................................................................... +Matilda COOK
..................................................................................................... 22 Mary Victorine VALLETTE b: 1829 MD
..................................................................................................... 22 Jerome VALLETTE b: 1831 MD
..................................................................................................... 22 George Edward VALLETTE b: 1833 MD
..................................................................................................... 22 Marie Josephine VALLETTE b: 1838 Jamaica
..................................................................................................... 22 Emma VALLETTE b: 1840
..................................................................................................... 22 Victor VALLETTE, Jr b: 1844 MD
..................................................................................................... 22 Emile VALLETTE b: 1848 MD
........................................................................................... 20 Charlotte VALLETTE b: 1775 Maryland
................................................................................................. +Mr. HARWOOD
........................................................................................... 20 Augustus VALLETTE b: Abt. 1778 MD
................................................................................................. +Emily Jane QUINN
.............................................................. 14 Bernard Nogaret De La VALETTE, Admiral b: 1555 Gascony/Languedoc, Fr. d: Feb 10, 1592 Seige of Roquebrune, Fr.
.................................................................... +Anne DE BALERNAY
.............................................................. 14 Pierre Nogaret De La VALETTE, Sg du Bung, etc b: Abt. 1556
.................................................................... +Jeanne DE REIGNAC
.............................................................. 14 Mary Anne Nogaret De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1559
.................................................................... +Charles DE LUXEMBOURG II
.............................................................. 14 Catherine Nogaret De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1560 d: Aug 1587
.................................................................... +Henri Duke DE JOYEUSE, Comte de Bouchage b: Nov 1563 d: Sep 28, 1608 Rivioli, Italy
................................................................... 15 Henriette Catherine DE JOYEUSE b: 1585 d: 1656 Paris, France
......................................................................... +Henri DE BOURBON, Duke de Montpensier b: 1573 d: 1608
................................................................... *2nd Husband of Henriette Catherine DE JOYEUSE:
......................................................................... +Charles DE LORRAINE, Duke de Guise b: 1571 Chateau de Joinville, France d: 1640 Italy
[22]......................... *2nd Wife of Pierre Parisot De La VALETTE, Sg de Parisot:
...................................... +Sybille DE L'HYA
..................................... 9 Jean De La VALETTE
........................................... +Marquise DE BALAGEUR-MONTSALES m: 1398
..................................... 9 Bernard De La VALETTE
........................................... +Sybille DE BELCASTEL m: 1407
.......................................... 10 Pierre De La VALETTE
................................................ +Irlande DE GENEBRIERES m: 1447
[28]......................................... 11 Antoine De La VALETTE  (Wife is his half-sister. See generation 12, next segment.)
[27]............................................... +Bertrande De La VALETTE  Mother: Helen De L'Escure
[23].............................................. 12 Cecile De Toul De La VALETTE b: Drome, France m: 1504
[24].................................................... +Jean De La VALETTE, II, Sg de Parisot b: 1473 Montbrun-Les-Ba, Drome, Fr  Mother: Mathilde de Ricard-Gourdon
[25].................... *2nd Wife of Bernard De La VALETTE, Sg de Parisot, et al:
................................. +Catherine DE JUOUX b: Abt. 1330
................................ 8 Arnaud De La VALETTE b: Abt. 1353
................................ 8 Berenger De La VALETTE II b: Abt. 1355
...................................... +Matheline DE BALAGUIER m: Feb. 12, 1391
..................................... 9 Bertrande De La VALETTE
........................................... +Gaucelin DE VEYROLES b: 1398
..................................... 9 Helix De La VALETTE
........................................... +Beton DE ROQUEMAUREL
..................................... *2nd Husband of Helix De La VALETTE:
........................................... +Archambaud DE LA ROQUE
..................................... 9 Jacques De La VALETTE
........................................... +Catherine DE PEYRE
..................................... 9 Fortune' De La VALETTE II b: Abt. 1395
........................................... +Yolande DE GONTAUD-BIRON m: 1424
.......................................... 10 Miracle De La VALETTE b: Bef. 1438
................................................ +Jean DE GALARD-BRASSAC m: Sept. 19, 1454
.......................................... 10 Guillot De La VALETTE
................................................ +Isabeau DE CASTANET m: 1445
................................................11 Pierre De La VALETTE, Sg de Cuzoul, et al
..................................................... Irlande DE GENEBRIERES
............................................... * 2nd wife of Pierre De La VALETTE, Sg de Cuzoul, et al
..................................................... +Helen DE L'ESCURE m: 1466
[27]............................................. 12 Bertrande De La VALETTE
[28]................................................... +Antoine De La VALETTE  Mother: Irlande De Genebrieres
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[NOTE #1: During the late Roman period (8th/9th century), the south of France encountered several partitions of its lands under Charlemagne (Charles I, a.k.a. Charles the Great). One partition occurred about 50 miles NNE of Toulouse (25 miles SE of Cahors, Lot: where the New Orleans Valette's originated), and where there was located upon a hill a monastery of Cistercian monks. The control of this particular area was given over to the Roman commander Castellum Parisius; and the village that subsequently developed became known as Parisius.
     At sometime before the 11th century, the surname Parisius evolved into the French language as Parisot. During the 13th century, a branch of the Valettes came to power as knight-vassal of the local area, though under the suzerainty of the Comte de Toulouse and the Duke d'Aquitaine. Their home at Parisot was the Chateau Labro; and it was there that Jean Parisot DE LA VALETTE, an eventual Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, was born (1494).]

[NOTE #2: Gabrielle Angelique de Bourbon was the illegitimate child of Henry IV  ("Henry of Navarre",  the first Bourbon king) via Catherine de Balzac d'Entragues, Marquise de Verneuil -- Gabrielle was legitimized in 1622.]

[NOTE #3: The background and demeanor of Alexander Dumas' D'Artagnan in his Three Musketeers also fits the young (and old) Gascon that we historically know as Jean Louis Nogaret DE LA VALETTE, 1st Duke of Epernon.  Indeed, it is suggested that Dumas used Jean as D'Artagnan's prototype.]

ends.gif (145 bytes)  Some History On The First Duke d'Epernon, Jean Louis Nogaret DE LA VALETTEends.gif (145 bytes)

       From "The History of the Life of the Duke of Epernon" (1554-1642), by Monsieur Girard, 1659 (English translation by Charles Cotton, 1670) and other sources (*), we learn that the First Duc D'Epernon (Espernon), Jean Louis Nogaret de La Vallette [Spelling per gravuer], was descended from a line of Seigneurs and Chevaliers that originated during the 11th century.
     His father, Jean De La Valette, a progeny of the early Valettes of Languedoc and Guyenne, was a Captain of the French military and considered one of the best, and eventually became a Lt. General.
     The Duke, one of three sons, following in his father's footsteps, early distinguished himself and was considered a standard of honor and bravery, endowed with political acumen, though faulted with military rapaciousness. He subsequently became Grand Admiral of France and a favorite of Henry III, who made him Duke of Epernon, later becoming governor of Limousin and Guyenne, France; and still later a servant of Henry IV.   [NOTE: Limousin (Languedoc) and Guyenne are regions that surround and include the districts of Lot and Tarn-et-Garonne, together, known as Quercy, a region held by the English 1360-1440.]  In the Duke's time, Languedoc was a separate province east of Gascony. He was also governor of Provence: 1587 and 1592-96.]  He early established his residence at the Chateau Beychevelle, which he gained via marriage to the niece of Bishop Francois de Foix-Candale; and later built his own at Cadillac, Gironde.  [Note that in his early  woodcut portrait (right) Valette is spelled with two l's and his dukedom spelled with an "s": Espernon. Also note that in French, Valette can be translated "Jack," as in cards (which is represented on playing cards as part of the lesser nobility).]
     Unfortunately, the Duke lived in trying times: the Wars of Religion (1562-1598) and the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), both of which pitted Papists (Catholics) against Huguenots (Protestants).  Moreover, the Duke's first benefactor, Henry III was Catholic (though later forced to take the Huguenot side),  while the latter's successor, Henry IV,  was a Huguenot  (later forced to turn Catholic: 1593). This, and the Duke's personal ambition to establish an independent, feudal-like principality, plus his momentary coalition with Marie de Medicis,  put the Duke's affiliation and ambitions in question and subjected him to political intrigue; still, he remained loyal to the crown.
     Among the Duke's enemies was Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of Louis XIII, and who soon made the Duke and his sons targets of suspicion (Jean, for example, was removed from his governorship by Richelieu in 1641). The situation came to a head in 1638, when Bernard de la Vallette (1592-1661), the Duke's son (and later, the 2nd Duke D'Epernon), lost the battle at Fontarabie.  Both Richelieu and the king accused him of complicity with the enemy, in addition to a previous charge that both Bernard and his brother, Henry de la Vallette, comte de Candale, had "taken council from the Huguenots" (Henry did, indeed, later become a Protestant).   Exasperating the matter was the charge that Bernard, as governor of Burgundy and Guyenne, was cruel and greedy (indeed, he was unpopular with his constituents; plus accusations were rumored that he had poisoned both his first wife, Richelieu's niece, and his own sister).
     Bernard was subsequently summoned to court to answer the charges, but instead fled, in 1639 (at which time he was executed in effigy), to the Netherlands and then to England.  Meanwhile, Bernard's two brothers, Henry and Louis (the latter cardinal and archbishop of Toulouse), died of battle wounds under suspicious circumstances in the same year. Once in England, Bernard married Antoinette "Alice" Faudoas, a Huguenot residing in Wales, his third wife. After Bernard returned from exile to France (he was restored to grace in 1643, shortly after his father died), Alice's grandchildren appear to have used both the surname Valette/Vallette/Lavallette and Epernon, still others the anglicized surname Epperson, most of which migrated to Virginia. The record also suggests that all became members of the Anglican Church (Episcopalian in America).
(*) Also see Fernand Braudel's,  La Méditerranée et le Monde méditerranéen à l'époque de Philippe II  (Paris, 1949).  In addition, one can find mention of the La Valettes  (or d'Epernon, which is the peerage  name)  in any number of books about the The Wars of Religion, and The Thirty Years War.   cJ

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