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The French de Suffren (Provence) family History by Gilles Guy Dubois

Taken from Carnet Web de Genealogie Blog de genealogie et d'histoire sur les regions Provence, Alpes, Dauphine, Centre. Extraits de nobiliaires, armoriaux et autres livres anciens. gilles_guy_dubois [at]

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH (Using Google auto-traslate, so some of the translation is questionable!) The house of Suffren has as an author, according to Artefeuil and Chenaye-Desbois, Hugon de Suffren, which is established in Provence in XIVe century, and which was originating in the republic of Lucques, from where it was forced to flee at the time of the wars of Guelfes and Gibelins. Jean-baptiste de Suffren was anobli by letters patent of king Francois Ist.

Antoine de Suffren, his son, receipt adviser at the Parliament of Provence in 1563, embraced with zeal the party of Henri IV, and pronounced as a full general assembly beautiful and eloquent a harangue to make proclaim this prince legitimates successor of Henri III. He had married Louise de Chateauneuf, girl of Laurent de Chateauneuf, knight, and of White of Simiane. The stock was divided into two principal branches: I. That of the lords of Paddle, which gave to D father out of wire six advisers to the Parliament of Aix, and to which belonged Palamede de Suffren, naval officer, born in 1750, wire of Laurent de Suffren and Marguerite de Regis.
II. That of the marquis de Saint-Tropez, which was illustrated by the baillif de Suffren, chief of squadron, and of which here last degrees:
Jean-baptiste de Suffren, marquis de Saint-Tropez and of Saint-Cannat, baron of Soft, lord of Richebois, married Genevieve de Castellane, girl of the marquis de Castellane-Saint-Jeurs, marshal of the camps and armies of the king, and Marguerite de Forbin-Janson. He had of this marriage:
1. Paul de Suffren, who follows;
2. and 3. Louis and Francois de Suffren, knights of Malta, captains in the royal comtois, killed regiment one and the other with the head office of Douai;
4. Madeleine de Suffren, married to Jean-baptiste, marquis de Castellane-Esparron.
Paul de Suffren, first prosecutor of the country of Provence in 1725 and prosecutor joint of the nobility in 1749, married, on September 3, 1711, Hieronyme de Bruny, girl of Jean-baptiste de Bruny, lord of Chateaubrun, and Elisabeth de Chataignier.
Their children were:
1. Joseph Jean-baptiste de Suffren, whose article follows;
2. Louis Jerome de Suffren, bishop of Sisteron, which made dig has its expenses in its diocese a channel to which remained its name and thus multiplied by ten the value of the grounds of the country;
3. Pierre-Andre de Suffren, known as the baillif de Suffren, brought back after his/her elder brother;
4. Paul de Suffren, knight of Malta, captain of the vessels of the religion;
5. Genevieve, married to Alphonse Louis d'Arnaud, baron de Vitrolles;
6. Madeleine, woman of Paul Auguste of Berm, lord of Pierrevert.
Joseph Jean Baptist of Suffren, marquis de Saint-Tropez, Master of camp of cavalry, married on February 21, 1744 Louise Pulchrie Gabrielle de Go'briand, girl of the count de Go'briand, Marie and brigadier, Rosalie de Chatillon, of which it had:
1. Pierre Marie de Suffren, marquis de Saint-Tropez, born on February 20, 1753, captain in the Royal-Lorraine regiment and governor of the city and citadel of Saint-Tropez in 1780, brigadier in 1814, par of France on August 17, 1817, deceased without posterity on March 8, 1824;
2. Louis Victor de Suffren, receipt knight of Malta, minority on March 1, 1756, officer with the regiment Royal-tie and finally commander about Malta;
3. Olympe Emilie de Suffren, married to Louis Charles of the Balsam, count de Suze.
Pierre Andre de Suffren, brother puine of the marquis de Saint-Tropez, who precedes, and famous under the name of baillif de Suffren, was born in 1726 in Saint-Cannat, close to Lambesc. Receipt knight of Malta of minority, on September 27, 1737, it entered to the service of France and made several campaigns on ground, of 1743 to 1748. It went up then on the galeres of the religion, belonged to the squadron of the admiral of Galissonniere, contributed to the catch of Mahon and was distinguished in the seas from the Indies.
It ruined the squadron of the commodore Johnston, beat the admiral Hughes in front of Madras, gained many advantages over the English and seized Negapatam and Trinquemale. In spite of a failure in front of Gondelour, it arrived, through bravery and of skill, to save this city. With the peace of Versailles of 1783, the baillif de Suffren could finally enjoy the rest and withdrew himself covered from glory.

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