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Pierre Sicard de Carufel

Male Abt 1631 -


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  • Name Pierre Sicard de Carufel 
    Born Abt 1631  Castres, Haut-Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Bef 1643  Castres, Haut-Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I354  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 

    Father Jean Sicard de Carufel,   b. of Carufel, Castres, Haut-Lenguedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1664 
    Mother Marthe de Saint-Paul,   b. Abt 1609, Castres, Haut-Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 May 1664  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Aft 16 Jan 1630  Castres, Haut-Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID F4989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie de Fargues,   b. Abt 1643, St-Jacques, Castres, Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. St-Jacques, Castres, Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 5 Dec 1663  Castres, Haut-Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Jean Sicard de Carufel,   b. 1666, Castres, Haut-Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1743, Maskinongé, Maskinongé, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 04:58:56 
    Family ID F5792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lawyer at the Court of Justice (avocat en parlement). Following the 1664 and 1667 ordinances revising titles of nobility, Pierre appeared before the Montpelier tribunal where, on 5 Sep 1669, he and his descendants were declared noble. The act also mentions the fief of Carufel.

      "After taking over the government in 1661 Louis XIV had noticed that the nobility found itself mixed up with 'an infinite number of usurpers, either without a title or with a title acquired by money and without service,' and he considered this one of the principal 'disorders' afflicting the realm. Responding to the problem in 1664, Louis and Colbert decided that 'to fix the quality and condition of all the king's subjects, it seems necessary to compose a Catalog of all those who will be judged truly noble.' With this end in mind, the crown carried out a series of general recherches de la noblesse between 1666-74 and 1696-1716. In each province, every family of dubious status had to submit proof to the local intendant that its 'nobility' had been formally recognized in 1560 or before. Families whose pretensions had begun only after that date would be declared roturier and placed back on the tax rolls. Furthermore, in 1669 the crown announced that comprehensive catalogs of the names and coats of arms of local noble families would be compiled and registered for each bailliage, with copies to be send to the royal library in Paris." [The Culture of Merit: Nobility, Royal Service, and the Making of Absolute Monarchy by Jay M. Smith. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S176] Ancestors of Hazel Ethel Coston, family record.

    2. [S1437] Geneology pages of François Marchi.

    3. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2017.

    4. [S1336] Benjamin Sulte, "Sicard de Carufel." Bulletin des Recheches Historiques 20:105, April 1914.