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Thank you Peter St. Paul for the scans of historical documents.
The Clozier family gained notoriety for having children with their female slaves, not that other white planters weren't doing it but the amount the Clozier (white) brothers fathered was scandalous. They were closely related to other plantation families of French origin such as Passee, Dafaur and Dumont.
It appeared that some French families gave their sons differed surnames
look at Sir Pierre Francois Laurent and his brother Jean Francois Laurent-Haurealt or, Louis Lejeune and his brother Louis Julien Lejeune-Dugue.
Chantimelle in St. Patrick is named after Louis Francois Clozier de Chantimelle -he owned Chantimelle Estate.
Francois Charles Marie Clozier de St. Marie was the son of Philippe Charles Clozier and nephew of Charles Francois Clozier D'arcueil.
Could you email me please.
Kevin, I will email you.
One difficulty I have been facing looking at these old documents is piecing together relationships with names. Since there is no INDEX in most of these old achieved records that are publicly available, one has to go over troves of every available record to get to the correct bottom of who is who. And to me, that is very important to clearly understand the relationships which tells the story of the development of our history.
From what I have seen so far, the Clozier family started with François Clozier de Beaulieu who shows up in 1717 - the earliest record that I have seen. He was a very interesting character based on some of the incidents in the records. As a judge appointed by the King and competing with other noted French men in the Islands, he was even accused of “embezzling” funds from the scandalous King. But that did not happened. He survived to produce many children in Grenada who became this huge Clozier clan. What made it more confusing to me – since I saw no prior record of who is who of Clozier de Beaulieu’s children, is the French naming scheme where Clozier was followed by some other family name and NOT de Beaulieu as we are accustomed with in the British system. Neither “dit” nor “de” was used. So the only way to join all these names to relationships, were to find land deeds, wills, and any other documents that mentions relationships. And by doing so, other interesting sides of stories popped up. And since most of these individuals were well known in Grenada at that time, the written legal records would use short version of their full names which can add to the confusion… if there is no other published documents to verify these names. The Clozier brothers owned many estates. The most noted were Duquesne, Bon Air, and Grosse Pointe.
Attempts are made here to tag the estates in some form of interactive map of Grenada based on the - ‘Topographical Description of the Island of Grenada,’ 1780 by DANIEL PATERSON.
The Early Records of François Clozier de Beaulieu in the online French archives can by seen here:
Beginning in 1717 in Grenada:
5 January 1718 - Procédure contre le sieur Clozier, procureur du roi à la Grenade, accusé de malversation. (Proceedings against Mr. Clozier, attorney of the King in Grenada, accused of embezzlement.)
19 janvier 1721 - Requête concernant le sieur François Clozier de Beaulieu, ancien procureur de la Grenade. (19 January 1721 - Application concerning Mr François Clozier de Beaulieu, former Prosecutor of Grenada.)
17 September 1729 - Lettres d'abolition en faveur du sieur Clozier, lieutenant de juge à la Grenade.(Letters of abolition in favor of Mr. Clozier, lieutenant judge in Grenada.)
François Clozier de Beaulieu
- Genevisie Catherine Berthelin Clozier
- Louise Therese Genevisie Clozier
- Philip Charles Clozier
- Louis Philip Charles Clozier DeCoteaux
- Louis François Clozier DeCoteaux
- Louis François Clozier Chantemel
- Louis J.G. Clozier Papin
- Louis Charles François Clozier D'Arceuil
- Clozier Saint Marie
- François Charles Marie Clozier
- Jean Leandre Clozier
- Jean François Medard D'Arceuil
- Louis François Medard D'Arceuil
1751 Philippe Charles Clozier
1765 Clozier family
1765 Clozier Papin, Berthelin,Decoteaux and Chantemel
1774 Francois Clozier Decoteaux and Colzier D'arceuil
1780 Philippe Charles Clozier commander of Grand Pauvre
1784 Jean Francois Medard D'arceuil - brother of Jeanne Roze D'arceuil
1784 Jeanne rose D'arcuil,Philip Charles Clozier,Charles Chantemel
1787 - Decoteaux, D'arceuil and Chantemel
1787 Charles Francois Clozier D'arceuil now living in St John
1788 Clozier de Saint Marie
1789 Clozier D'arceuil,Clozier DeCoteaux of St Patricks
1790 Joachim Philip and Clozier D'arceiul of St John
1794 Clozier Chantemel and D'arceuil
1794 Clozier D'arceuil and Jean Leandre clozier
1794 Clozier D'arceuil and Philip Charles Clozier
1794 D'arceuil C. F. Clozier
1794 francois charles Marie Clozier
1794 philip charles clozier
1796 Alerander Clozier, St Jean Clozier, Medarde D'Arceuil Estate taken by the Crown
1796 Bonair estate of F.C.M.Clozier
1796 Estate of Clozier D'arcuil called Duquesne
1796 estate of Colzier D'arceuil called Grosse Pointe
1796 estate of jean (john) C. Clozier in st john
1796 Medard Chantemel
1797 estates of Clozier D'arceuil named Grosse Pointe and Duquesne
1797 Francis Liburat Clozier
1811 Clozier and Papen
1811 interesting doc on children of Clozier
1811 interesting doc on the Clozier family lands
charles francois Clozier D'arceuil - st marks
Clozier D'arceiul, clozier Decoteaux and Brigite Fedon, mother of Julian Fedon
Chantemels and DeCoteaux Guards who did the shooting