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Notes for Mary Magdalene CHASTAIN


Mary Chastain Ducray, a French Hugenot, came to America on "The Nassau" in 1699 with her husband Nicholas DuCray. She had two children by that marriage: Nicholas DuCray and Jean DuCray; born between 1701 and 1714 in Goochland Co. Virginia. The exact year of her birth is uncertain. She was married by 1699 and it is estimated that she was born about 1680, though she may have been younger than nineteen years when she arrived in Virginia.

Mary is said to be the daughter of Estienne Chastain (born 1625) and Jeanne Laurent, that making her the sister of Dr. Pierre Chastain (1669-1728), but it should be noted that she would be at least 15 years younger than Estienne Chastain's youngest known child. Mary is also often confused with the Mary Chastain, who is the daughter of Dr. Pierre Chastain, who was born a generation later in about 1709 and died between 1728-31 unmarried.

Mary Chastain Ducray was a widow by 1718 and was remarried about 1719 in Henrico Co. Virginia to widower Thomas Pruett, who was probably a few years younger than Mary. They had at least four children together including William, Abraham and Rene, each born in the 1720's. Mary appears in some Henrico Co. Virginia records with her husband:

In Henrico County, May 1721 court: Thomas Jefferson (grandfather of future president) vs Thomas Pruit and Mary (his wife) for debt of 3 pounds 16 shillings. He settled for 15 shillings and 10 pence.

Upon petition of William Kent and John Robertson, ordered the sheriff summon Thomas Pruitt to appear at the next court and give security for estate of Nicholas DuCrey, deceased. In Henrico County, Sept 1722 court: Upon part of William Kent, who was security for Mary DuCray's administration estate of Nicholas DuCray, deceased, obtained an order from July Court to deliver said estate into his hands... upon inquery he finds a great part of the said estate wasted by Thomas Pruit who married the widow of said Nicholas DuCray. Ordered John Lewis, William Giles, William Womack, and William Elsup to appraise the esate of Nicholas DuCray.

Thomas and Mary settled up the James River from his father's land at Almond Creek in Henrico Co, Virginia, for when Goochland County was formed from Henrico County in 1727, they were among the first residents.

The 1729 tithables for Parish of King William, Goochland County, Virginia, lists: Thomas Prouet - 1 tith. In 1729, Thomas paid a fine of 50 pounds of tobacco for saying a bad word. The 1730 tithables for Goochland County list : Nicholas DuCrai - 1 tith and Jean de Crais - 1 tith. These were Mary's sons from her first marriage.

On December 16, 1733, Mary Prouit, godmother to Zacarie, son of Jacque Robinson and Susanna, born December 15, 1733, presented to baptism by Jean Chastain and Rene Chastain. Mary had to be a close relative of the Peter Chastain and Ann Soblet family. Mary and first husband Nicholas DuCray named a son Jean DuCray and Mary and second husband Thomas Pruett named a son Rene.

Thomas Pruett purchased land on Stock's Creek, Amelia Co, Virginia, in 1737, and resided there until his move to southern Virginia. (Mary Chastain Ducray Pruett may have been deceased by this time?)

Thomas Pruett had at least two more sons, Michael born abt 1735, and David born abt 1740. Mary Chastain would have been in her fifties by the 1730's and about 60 in 1740. Though she is often listed as being the mother of Michael and David Pruett it is likely Thomas Pruett had remarried a third time and Mary had probably died prior to 1735.

More About UNKNOWN:
Name?: May be Miss Snowden.

Child of THOMAS PRUETT and UNKNOWN is:
13. i. THOMAS5 PRUETT, JR., b. 1711, Henrico Co. Virginia; d. 1806, Spartanburg Co. South Carolina.

Children of THOMAS PRUETT and MARY CHASTAIN are:
ii. MISS5 PRUETT, b. 1723, Henrico Co. Virginia; m. JOHN FARMER.
14. iii. WILLIAM PRUITT, b. Abt. 1725, James River, Goochland Co. Virgina; d. 1813, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
iv. ABRAHAM PRUITT, b. 1725, James River, Goochland Co. Virgina; d. 1806, Barren Co. Kentucky; m. NANCY.



NOTE: MARY WAS THE WIDOW OF NICOLAS DUCRAY CAME TO VIRGINIA ON THE SHIP - "THE NASSAU" IN 1699.

Notes for MARY MAGDELENE CHASTAIN:
In the year 1699 , over 300 French Huguenots arrived in Goochland County , VA and settled in the town of Manakin named after the Monacan Indians. There were four debarkations and the name of two of the ships were "Peter and Anthony " and Le Nasseau . Nicholas and Mary Chastain Ducrai arrived on the Le Nasseau in 1699

3. THOMAS3 PRUITT (HENRY2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1693, and died Abt. 1759 in Halifax Co. VA. He married MARY MAGDELENE CHASTAIN Abt. 1719 in Henrico Co. , VA, daughter of ETIENNE CHASTAIN and JEANNE LAURENT.

Mary Chastain was born Abt. 1680 in France, and died Aft. 1733 in Halifax Co. Virginia. She married Thomas Pruett on Bef. February 1718/19 in Henrico Co. Virginia, son of Henry Prewett, Sr. and Rebecca Ann Dobbs.

Notes for Mary Chastain:
Mary Chastain Ducray, a French Hugenot, came to America on "THE NASSAU" in 1699 with her husband Nicholas DuCray. She had two children by that marriage: Nicholas DuCray and Jean DuCray; born between 1701 and 1714 in Goochland Co. Virginia. The exact year of her birth is uncertain. She was married by 1699 and it is estimated that she was born about 1680, though she may have been younger than nineteen years when she arrived in Virginia.

Mary is said to be the daughter of Estienne Chastain (born 1625) and Jeanne Laurent, that making her the sister of Dr. Pierre Chastain (1669-1728), but it should be noted that she would be at least 15 years younger than Estienne Chastain's youngest known child. Mary is also often confused with the Mary Chastain, who is the daughter of Dr. Pierre Chastain, who was born a generation later in about 1709 and died between 1728-31 unmarried.

Mary Chastain Ducray was a widow by 1718 and was remarried about 1719 in Henrico Co. Virginia to widower Thomas Pruett, who was probably a few years younger than Mary. They had at least four children together including William, Abraham and Rene, each born in the 1720's. Mary appears in some Henrico Co. Virginia records with her husband:


ROLLE DES FRANCOIS, SUISSES, GENEVOIS, ALEMANS, ET FLAMANS EMBARQUES DAM LE NAVIRE NEMME LE NASSEAU POUR ALLER A LA VIRGINIE.
Mons'r Latane,16 Ministre, Madame sa femme un Enfan unne Servante, - 4
Mr. Daniel Braban, sa femme, 3 enfans, 1 garcon, - 6
Jean Pierre Gargean, sa femme, 3 enfans, - 5
Jacob Amonet,17 sa femme, 4 enfans, - 6
Paul Papin - 1
Jean Leroy - 1
Jacques Lacaze, -
Jean Dubroq - 1
Catharine Basel, une fille, - 2
Ester Lefebre, - 1
Ester Martin, un enfan, - 2
ffrancois Ribot, - 1
Joseph Molinie, sa femme, - 2
Leon Auguste Chareitie', sa femme - 2
Jean Barachin, sa femme, - 2
Joseph Caillau, and sa femme, - 2
Jean Dauphin, - 1
Jeane Bellin, - 1
Margueritte Gautie - 1
Marie Mallet - 1
Thomas Deneille,18 - 1
Jacques Macan, et sa femme - 2
Jean Thomas19 and sa femme - 2
Jean Robert, sa femme and une fille - 3
Alexandre Madouy - 1
Noel Richemon and sa femme, - 2
Jean ffonnielle and sa femme, - 2
Estienne Bocar, sa femme and 2 enfans, - 4
J aques ffradot - 1
Gabriel Maupain,20 sa femme and 3 enfans - 5
Jacob Sponge and sa femme - 2
Ester Duncan - 1
Jaques Hernon, - 1
Jean Chaperon,21 - 1
ffrancois Felsau, - 1
Jean Pram, - 1
Salomon Taniere and sa femme, - 2
Pierre Odias, - 1
Jean ffaouton, - 1
Pierre fferre,22 sa femme and Un enfant, - 3
francois Gonfan, sa femme and sa fille - 3
Lazare Lataniere and sa femme, - 2
Jean Belbe, - 1
Jacques Delinet, - 1
Salomon Bricou and sa femme, - 1
Glaude Barbie and sa femme, - 1
Estienne Dehon, - 1
Henry Corneau, - 1
Daniel fferran - 1
Jean Gomar, sa femme and 5 enfans, - 7
Jean Rousset, - 1
Pierre Montgut, - 1
Alexander Vaillan, - 1
Salomon Gondemay and sa femme, - 2
Louis Girardeau, - 1
Daniel Dousseau, - 1
Michel Cahaigne, - 1
Daniel Duval23 - 1
Corneille Prampain, - 1
Paul Coustillat, - 1
Pierre des maizeaux, - 1
Jean Velas Lorange,24 sa femme and un enfan, - 3
Jean Egarnae, - 1
Pierre Gueraux - 1
Anthoine Lalorie, - 1
Matthieu Bonsergent et sa femme, - 2
Paul Leroy and sa femme, - 2
Bernard Lanusse and sa femme, - 2
ffrancois Charpentier and sa femme, - 2
Jean Surin, - 1
Jacques Lemarchand, - 1
Isaac Bonviller, - 1
Melkier de Vallons, - 1
Isaac de' Hay, - 1
Abraham Cury, - 1
Joseph Berrard and sa femme - 2
Charles Parmantie, - 1
Emanuel Langlade, - 1
Jean Olmier, - 1
Charles Charier, - 1
Sebastian Prevoteau, - 1
ffrancis Delpus, - 1
Henry Collie, sa femme et un enfan, - 3
Estienne Cheneau and sa femme, - 2
Daniel Duchemin25 and sa femme, - 2
Daniel Gueran,26 sa femme and 4 enfans, - 6
Jean Soulie, sa femme and 3 enfans, - 5
**Nicholas Ducre and sa femme, - 2
Jean Noel Levasseur and sa femme, - 2
Rebeca Poitevin,27 - 1
Louis Losane, sa femme and 2 enfans, - 4
Elizabet Curien, - 1
Jean Boye Surgan, - 1
Marie Catherine Lecoin, - 1
Jean ffauquaran28 and sa femme, - 2
Elizabet Morel, - 1
Pierre Balaros; -
Paul Legover, - 1


(Suisses.)
Jean Jacques Faizant, - 1
Jacob Aigle, - 1
Pierre Shriflit, - 1
Ouly Cumery, - 1
Madame Herbert, 4 demoiselles, sa filles, - 5


Genevois.
Jean Pasteur, - 1
______ Dupuy, - 1
Charles Pasteur and sa femme,29 - 2
Elizabet Hayer, alemande, - 1 Marie Hehns, yanwelle flamande, - 1
Total, - 191

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