His father is believed
to be Thomas Francis,
Prince of Carignano,
Duke of Savoy, Italy
1621 - about 1685
Born in Turin, Piedmont, Savoy, Italy
Immigrated from Italy to Port Royale,
Acadie, New France about 1643
Died in Port Royale, Acadie, New France
Francois was born in 1621 to Thomas Francis Savoie Carignan, Prince de Carignan and Marie Christine de Bourbon, Comtesse de Soissons
|1633 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||about 1678|
|Children||1653 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France|
|1654 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||October 23rd 1749||1657 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||1658 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||1662 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||1663 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||1665 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France|
|1667 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France||June 6th 1733||1669 in Port Royale, Acadie, New France|
"Histoire Et Genealogie Des Acadiens",
by Arsenault, publ. Port Royal,
Property of American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester, NH, Vol 2, Page 794.
Arrived in Acadia about 1643. It is suspected that he was of Royal descent.
HOUSE of SAVOY, S*A*D - Society of Acadian Descendants tidbit #26-A,
Compiled from the following:
"Savoy Heritage" by Louis Germain Savoy, p. 19, Private publ., 1983,
The Columbia Encylcopedia, publ. 1935,
Grolier Encylcopedia, Prodigy version, 1992,
Royal research by Michael W. Talbot, Metairie, LA, consisting of computer file on hard disk listing royal ancestors back to the year 960.
"Francois SAVOY was born in 1621 at Turin, Piedmont, Savoy, Italy. His father is believed to be Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, Duke of Savoy, 1596 - 1656, and his mother Marie de Soissons de Bourbon, 1606 - 1692. By virtue of his birth, Francois was also a Prince. Turin, Piedmont, Savoy, Italy, is the seat, and residence, of the family of the House of Savoy. It is also where the Shroud of Turin, which belongs to the House of Savoy, is safeguarded. The area is loosely regarded as Savoy. Therefore, an ordinary citizen would be known as de Savoy, [of/from the area of Savoy], also members of the Savoy family are known as de Savoy. Thomas Francis was the 2nd, and youngest son born to Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy from 1580 - 1630. His uncle [his father's brother] Victor Amadeus I, became the Duke of Savoy in 1630 and sired two sons who were both very young when he died in 1637. Francis Hyacinthe I, born in 1632 was only 5 years old when his father died, passing the House of Savoy into his hands. His younger brother Charles Emmanuel II was only four when his father died in 1637. Because both of these sons were so young Francois' father, Thomas Francis, challenged the authority of the mother of the Dukes of Savoy to rule in their places, and a war broke out between the two sides of the family. (page 19 of "Savoy Heritage") Obviously, due to the upheavals of the family, Francois left Turin and the family behind. It was common when a person left their royal family, that the person was disowned and stricken from all records pertaining to that family, completely banished. This would account for the for the lack of records pertaining to our Prince Francois de Savoy. Francois left Turin, Italy, traveled over the Alps and headed for France to a section of Vienne, a city of Loudin, to join a group of Norman families on their way to the New World, to settle in the country of Acadia. Francois is reported to be the son of Prince Thomas Francis of Carigano the 2nd son of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy from 1580 - 1630. Francois arrived at Port Royal, Acadia about 1643. He married in Acadia in 1651 to Catherine LeJeune who was born in 1633 at Port Royal, Acadia, Nova Scotia. Both died sometime before 1685. Francois and Catherine are the parents of nine children, four sons and five daughters, born between 1653 and 1669."
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