Jean-Augustin de Foresta

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Jean-Augustin de Foresta
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Born 1520
Died 24 October 1588
Aix-en-Provence
Nationality French
Occupation Landowner
Lawyer
Spouse(s) Anne d'Albertas
Children Christophe II de Foresta
François de Foresta
Jean-Paul I de Foresta
Gaspard de Foresta
Amiel de Foresta
Parent(s) Christophe de Foresta

Jean-Augustin de Foresta (1520-1588) was a French aristocrat, landowner and lawyer. He served as the Président à mortier of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence in 1554, and as its First President from 1557 to 1564.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Jean-Augustin de Foresta was born in 1520.[1] His father, Christophe de Foresta, was an Advisor in the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence.[2][3]

Career[edit]

He inherited the Baronetcy of Trets.[3][4]

He served as the President a mortier of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence in 1554, and then as its First President from 1557 to 1564.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1553, he married Anne d'Albertas, daughter of Amiel (or Amédée) d'Albertas, Lord of Villecroze and First Consul of Marseille, and Françoise Sabateriis.[1][2][3][4] They had five children:

  • Christophe II de Foresta (1555-unknown).[1][3] He married the Marquess de Covet de Marignane.[1]
  • François de Foresta (1557-1612).[1][3] He married Marguerite de Glandeves.[1]
  • Jean-Paul I de Foresta (1564-unknown).[1][3][4] He married Marguerite de Lenche.[1][4]
  • Gaspard de Foresta.[1][3] He married Sibylle Bernard.[1]
  • Amiel de Foresta.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

He died on 24 October 1588 and was buried in the Couvent des Observantins in Aix.[1][2][5] His grandson, Jean-Augustin Foresta de la Roquette, served as the President a mortier of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence in 1630.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l GeneaNet
  2. ^ a b c d e Louis-Pierre d'Hozier, Antoine-Marie d'Hozier de Sérigny, Armorial Général De La France, Collombat, 1869, Volume 7, Issue 1 pp. 703-704 [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Robert de Briançon, L'Etat de la Provence, contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable dans la police, dans la justice, dans l'église et dans la noblesse de cette province, avec les armes de chaque famille, p. 97 [2]
  4. ^ a b c d Revue historique de la noblesse, 1841, Volume 2, p. 371
  5. ^ Balthasar de Clapiers-Collongues, Chronologie des officiers des Cours souveraines de Provence, Aix-en-Provence: Édition de la Société d'études provençales, 1909