Paul Tourell

Male 1711 - 1798


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  • Name  Paul Tourell 
    Born  1711  Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1740-1752  Nimes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Silk Manufacturer 
    Emigration  1753 
    A Huguenot, he escaped France on a boat bound for Cagliari leaving his wife and small children to join him later. He likely made his way via Switzerland and the Netherlands to Dublin. 
    Event  16th-18th Century  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s. By the mid 18th century 500,000 Huguenots had fled France to escape religious persecution. About 10% of these found their way to England and Ireland, many of these ended up in enclaves in London and Dublin. The French Protestant Church of London was established by Royal Charter in 1550 and is now located in Soho Square. Many Huguenots flocked to Shoreditch, establishing a major weaving industry in and around Spitalfields.  
    Name  1780 
    His surname was Toureille, but at some point the name became anglicized to Tourell so for convenience I have used this throughout.  
    Occupation  1754-1780  Dublin/London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probably involved in Silk Weaving. 
    Event  1795 
    He made a will which was registered in Dublin.  
    Died  30 Apr 1798  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3640  Fidgen
    Last Modified  22 Jan 2015 

    Family  Antoinette Leonard,   b. 1715, Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1737  Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Jean Tourell,   b. 1739, Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791
    >2. Pierre Tourell,   b. 1741, Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jean Pierre Tourell,   b. 1745, Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791
     4. Jean Baptiste Tourell,   b. 1748, Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jeanne Tourell,   b. 1752, Nimes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Louis Tourell,   b. 11 Aug 1759, Spitalfields, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. > 1841, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2014 
    Family ID  F1207  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Jacques Serces
    Jacques Serces
    A Huguenot in England who helped other Huguenots like Antoinette Toureille escape France.
    The Story of the Tourell (Toureille) Family
    The Story of the Tourell (Toureille) Family
    The Huguenot family who escaped France and settled in London in 1754, where they were silk weavers.