House of La Fayette

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The House of La Fayette is a French noble family established during the Middle-Age by the lords of the fief of La Fayette. Its most illustrious members are :

Descendants of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, and Adrienne de La Fayette[edit]

Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette married Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles (2 November 1759 – 24 December 1807), the daughter of Jean-Paul-François, 5th duc de Noailles, and Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau. They had four children: Henriette (1776–1778), Anastasie Louise Pauline du Motier (1777–1863), Georges Washington Louis Gilbert du Motier, (1779–1849), and Marie Antoinette Virginie du Motier (1782–1849).

Georges de Lafayette married Emilie de Tracy, daughter of the Comte de Tracy, in 1802; they had three daughters and two sons: Natalie, who married Adolphe Périer; Matilde, who married Maurice de Pusy (1799–1864, son of Jean-Xavier Bureau de Pusy); Clementine, who married "Gustave" Auguste Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont; Oscar Gilbert Lafayette (1815–1881), liberal politician; and Edmond.[1]

Virginie married Louis de Lasteyrie On 20 April 1803.[2] They had four children: Pauline, who married Charles de Rémusat, Mélanie, who married Francisque de Corcelle (a friend of de Tocqueville), in 1831,[3][4] Octavie, and their son, Adrien Jules de Lasteyrie (1810–1883) married Olivia de Rohan-Chabot (1813–1899), the daughter of the émigré Louis de Rohan, Vicomte de Chabot, and Lady Charlotte Fitzgerald, daughter of the second Duke of Leinster.

Mélanie and Francisque had a daughter Marie Henriette Hélène Marthe Tircuy de Corcelle (6 June 1832, Paris – 17 November 1902, Paris), who married Charles Adolphe Pineton de Chambrun (10 August 1831, Marjevols – 13 September 1891, New York), a lawyer from New York, at the Église de la Madeleine on 8 June 1859.[5]

Adrien Jules and Olivia had a son, Louis de Lasteyrie who married Olivia Mills Goodlake; they had two children, Gui de Lasteyrie (b. 1878), and Louis de Lasteyrie (1881–1955). Louis married Louise Chodron de Courcel, in 1908.[6]

Juste-Charles de la Tour-Maubourg (Motte-Galaure, Drôme 8 June 1744, 28 May 1831), married Anastasie de Lafayette; they had two children: Célestine Louise Henriette de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg (1799 – 16 July 1893), and Jenny de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg (6 September 1812 – 15 April 1897). He was a French soldier and politician during the French Revolution, and the First French Empire. His father was Claude Florimond du Faÿ (1712–1790) and his mother was Marie Françoise de Vacheron de Bermont (b.1712). His younger brother, Marie Victor de Fay, marquis de Latour-Maubourg, was a Cavalry Corps commander, survived the Russian Campaign and was wounded at the battle of Leipzig.

They had two daughters, Célestine, who married the Baron de Brigode, (who was mayor of Mayor of Annappes from 1814 to 1848),[7] and Jenny, who married the comte Hector Perrone di San-Martino (12 January 1789 – 29 March 1849), on 2 February 1833.[8][9] His father was Carlo Giuseppe Perrone di San Martino, and his mother was Paola d'Argentero-Bersezio.[10] Henry Clay attended the wedding.[11]

Ettore Perrone di San Martino graduated from Saint-Cyr in 1806, was wounded at the Battle of Wagram, and three times at the Battle of Montmirail. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Novara in the Piedmont, Italy, on 22 March 1849,[12] where he commanded the left division.[13]

Jenny and Ettore had two sons, Paolo Luigi Perrone di San Martino (1834–1897), and Roberto Perrone di San Martino (1836–1900), and a daughter, Luisa Perrone di San Martino (1 October 1838 – 14 November 1880), who married Count Félix Rignon (1829–1914). Luisa and Félix Rignon had two children, Édouard Rignon (1861–1932), and Maria Rignon (15 March 1858 – 27 March 1950).[14]

Édouard Rignon married Marie Nicolis de Robilant (24 March 1870 – 5 October 1960). One of their daughters, Carolina Rignon (17 February 1904 – 20 September 1975) married Charles VII, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. They had seven children, among whom: Maria (b. 1935, married to Archduke Joseph Arpád of Austria, with issue),[15] Josephine (b. 1937, married to Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein, with issue), Christiane (b. 1940, married to Archduke Michael of Austria, Joseph Arpád's brother, with issue), Aloys-Konstantin IX, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (b. 1941, married to Princess Anastasia of Prussia, daughter of Prince Hubertus of Prussia, with issue),[16] and Lioba (b. 1946, married to Moritz Eugen, Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein, with issue).[17]

Maria Rignon married Count Augusto Gazelli di Rossana e di Sebastiano. They had a daughter, Luisa Gazelli (19 May 1896 – 27 April 1989),[18] who married Don Fulco Ruffo di Calabria (12 August 1884 – 23 August 1946) in 1919, and were parents to Queen Paola of Belgium.

Count Jean-François Pineton de Chambrun, the third husband of Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer, is also a descendant of Gilbert and Adrienne Motier de La Fayette.[19]

Motto and Coat of Arms[edit]

Coat of Arms Motto
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(Latin for "Why not?")

Family tree[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jules Cloquet, Isaiah Townsend (1835). Recollections of the Private Life of General Lafayette. Google. p. 227. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ ib. Crawford, M. Macdermot, p.307
  3. ^ "His friends, Francisque de Corcelle". 15 October 2005. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Conversations with Distinguished Persons During the Second Empire, p.21 , Nassau William Senior
  5. ^ Arnaud Chaffanjon La Fayette et sa descendance Berger Levraud 1976
  6. ^ "Olivia de Rohan-Chabot". Retrieved 22 February 2011. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "". Google. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  8. ^ ''The Gentleman's Magazine'', F. Jefferies, 1863, p. 530. Google. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Family Sheet". 28 April 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Alain de Carné. "Généalogie de Carné". Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  11. ^ Henry Clay, James F. Hopkins, Mary W. M. Hargreaves, Robert Seager. The papers of Henry Clay. Google. p. 311. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "Classement de nos "cousins" Saint-Cyriens". Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  13. ^ General Enrico Della Rocca. "The Autobiography of a Veteran". p. 96. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  14. ^ Leo van de Pas. "Ancestors of Archduchess Laetitia Maria of Austria". Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "European Royalty during World War II:Genealogical Tables – Descendants of Archduke Joseph of Austria, Count Palatine of Hungary, 1801–1945". Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "p. 10374 § 103733 , ''Person Page – 10374''". Retrieved 22 February 2011. [unreliable source?]
  17. ^ Généalogie des seigneurs et princes territoriaux belges, ancêtres, descendants, familles alliées[dead link]
  18. ^ "Ancestors of Archduchess Luisa Maria of Austria". Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  19. ^ Ancestors of Jean-François Pineton de Chambrun (French)

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