Person:Jaques Mahieu (1)

Jaques Mahieu
d.Aft 1611
Facts and Events
Name Jaques Mahieu
Alt Name Jan Mahieu
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1550 Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Alt Birth[1] Abt 1559 Leyden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, probably
Living? Abt 1578 Canterbury, England
Living? Bef 1590 London, England
Living? Jun 1590 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage Bef 1596 to Jeanne (Jennie) _____
Death[4] Aft 1611
Ancestral File Number 7TSS-QJ

The father of Jeanne, Hester, Antoinette, Francois, and Marie was very probably Jacques Mahieu. He was a witness to the betrothal of Francoise Mahieu and Daniel Cricket. He and his wife (name not recorded) received communion in the Leiden Walloon Church on 10 Jun 1590, with letters of transfer from the Walloon Church in London, dated 30 April 1590. He came from Lille, now in the northern part of France. Formerly it was of Walloon Flanders. Heavily protestant, the area was captured by Catholic armies under Parma in 1578, and many Walloon Calvinists fled to England directly, while others fled north towards teh Protestant cities of Bruges and Antwerp. When those cities fell in 1585, refugees went across to England or north to Zeeland and Holland. Apparently the Jacques Mahieu was among these refugees, taking with him young daughters Mary and Franciose. Jeanne’s record also refers to her “step-mother” Jeanne, so perhaps her mother died in Lille and Jacques remarried when he got to Canterbury. (Bangs)

This man may also be named Jean. In the Canterbury records, there is an Anthony Mahieu, son of Jean le Mahieu, native of Coulon, near Calais, France, married to Martha Conart. They had two children baptized in Canterbury. (Moriarty)

  1. Underhill, Lora Altine Woodbury. Descendants of Edward Small of New England: and the Allied Families with Tracings of English (Revised Edition). (Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1934).
  2.   Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis. The Pilgrims and Other English in Leiden Records: Some New Pilgrim Documents, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Vol. 143:195, at 199, July 1989.
  3.   Moriarty, G. Andrews. Genealogical Research in England: Hester Le Mahieu, Wife of Francis Cooke, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Vol. 107:61, Jan. 1953.
  4. Witnessed daughter Francoise's betrothal.