Jean, née Christophe. Taken to Hayti by her
brother sometime after he had settled there. m.
there, Jean. She had issue, at least one son:
Admiral H.R.H. Monseigneur le Prince
Jean, Duke du Port-Margat (cre. 1816). b.
17th October 1780. Granted the
title of Prince with the style of His
Royal Highness, 8th April
1811. Grand Admiral of Hayti, Grand
Panetier, Counsellor of State. Rcvd:
GC with Collar of the Order of St Henry
(1.5.1811). m. (first) 3rd
July 1808, H.R.H. Dame Sarah [Madame la
Princesse Jean] (d. 2nd
October 1812), née Lassen, sometime Dame
d'Honneur to Queen Marie-Louise. m.
(second) 9th January 1814,
H.R.H. Dame Marie-Augustine Eléonore
[Madame la Princesse Jean] (b. 15th
May 1780), Dame d'Honneur to Queen
Marie-Louise, widow of Lieutenant-General
His Grace Monseigneur André (Vernet),
Prince des Gonaïves, Grand Marshal of
Haiti, and sometime Minister for Finance
and the Interior, and daughter of Captain
Bernard Chancy, by his wife, Geneviève,
née Affiba, and niece of General H.E.
L'Ouverture, Captain-General and
Governor-General of Santo Domingo
1801-1803. He d. 1817, having had
issue, a son:
1806 - 1820
Henry I, by the grace of God and the Constitutional Law
of the state, King of Hayti, Sovereign of Tortuga,
Gonaïves and other adjacent Islands, Destroyer of
Tyranny, Regenerator and Benefactor of the Haitian
Nation, Creator of her Moral, Political and Martial
Institutions, First Crowned Monarch of the New World,
Defender of the Faith, Founder of the Royal and Military
Order of Saint-Henry. b. on Grenada, 6th
October 1767. Joined the Chasseurs-voluntaires de
Saint Dominique and served under Count d'Estaing at
the siege of Savannah in the American War of Independence
1779, took part in the heroic insurrection against the
French at Santo Domingo 1791, Capt. of Infantry 1793,
prom. Maj. 1794, district cdt. La Petite-Anse 1795-1796,
prom. Col. 1796, cdt. La Cap and Fort-Liberté 1796-1799,
prom. Brig-Gen. and Quarter-Master General 1799, cdt. Le
Cap 1799-1802, Mbr. Colonial Council 1802, Lt-Gen. 1803,
General-in-Chief of the Haitian Army, 28th
July 1805. Succeeded as provisional Head of State after
the death of Emperor Jean-Jacques I, 17th
October 1806. Installed as Lord President and
Generalissimo of the Land and Sea Forces of the State of
Hayti with the style of His Serene Highness 17th
February 1807. Proclaimed as King of Hayti and
assumed the style of His Majesty, 26th
March 1811. Crowned by His Grace Monseigneur Corneille
Brelle, Duke de l'Anse, Grand Almoner to the King and
Archbishop of Haiti, at the Church of Champ-de-Mars, Le
Cap-Henry, 2nd June 1811. Chief Sovereign,
Grand Master and Founder of the Royal and Military Order
of Saint Henry, 20th April 1811. Captain of
the Corps of the Military Household, the Royal Artillery,
Gardes du Corps, Chevau-Légers du Roi, Chevau-Légers
de la Reine, and the Chevau-Légers du Prince
Royal. Protector of the Royal Chamber of Public
Instruction. m. at Cap Français, 15th
July 1793, H.M. Queen Marie-Louise (b. at Bredou,
Ouanaminthe, 8th May 1778; d. at Pisa,
Italy, 14th March 1851, bur. there at
the Convent of the Capuchins), raised to the title of Queen
of Haiti with the style of Her Majesty 26th
March 1811, Crowned with her husband at the Church of
Champ-de-Mars, Cap-Henry on 2nd June 1811,
daughter of M. Melgrin, proprietor of the Hotel de la
Couronne, Cap Français, by his wife, Célestina
Coidavid. He d. (committed suicide) at the Palace
of Sans-Souci, Milot, 8th October 1820, having
had issue, three sons and two daughters:
François-Ferdinand Henry. b. at Le Cap,
1794, educ. Paris. Taken as a hostage to
Paris by the French, who promised his father that
they would give him a liberal education but
placed him in an orphan asylum instead. He d.
at the Orphans Hospital, Paris, 7th
H.R.H. Prince Jacques-Victor Henry, Prince Royal
of Hayti [Monseigneur LePrince Royal].
b. 3rd March 1804, educ.
privately. Raised to the title of Prince Royal
with the style of His Royal Highness, 26th
March 1811. Generalissimo of the Army, Lieutenant
of the Royal Artillery and the Chevau-Légers
du Prince Royal. Rcvd: GC with Collar
of the Order of St Henry (20.4.1811). He was k.
(bayoneted to death) by the revolutionaries on
the ramparts of the Palace of Sans-Souci, Milot,
18th October 1820.
H.R.H. Princess Françoise-Améthyste Henry [Madame
Première]. b. at Cap-Henry, 9th
May 1798, educ. privately. Raised to the
title of Princess with the style of Her
Serene Highness, 26th March 1811.
Promoted to Her Royal Highness 2nd
June 1811.Taken to England by her mother in 1821
and settled in Italy in 1824. She d. unm.
at Stresa, Italy, 1831 (bur. at the
Convent of the Capuchins, Pisa).
H.R.H. Princess Anne-Athénaïre Henry [Madame].
b. 7th July 1800, educ.
privately. Raised to the title of Princess
with the style of Her Serene Highness, 26th
March 1811. Promoted to Her Royal Highness
2nd June 1811. Taken to England by her
mother in 1821 and settled in Italy in 1824. She d.
unm. at Pisa, Italy, 1839 (bur.
there at the Convent of the Capuchins).
King Henry also
had several natural children, all born to different
mothers, before his marriage to Queen Marie-Louise:
H.S.H. Monseigneur Prince Armande-Eugène
(Henry), Duke du Môle (cre. 8th April
1811). b. before 1793, educ.
privately. Grand Marshal of Hayti, Grand Master
of Artillery, Colonel-General Chasseurs de la
Garde, Counsellor of State (1816). Rcvd:
GC with Collar of the Order of St Henry
(9.1.1814). m. H.S.H. Madame la Duchess du
Môle, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen. He
was k. by the revolutionaries at the
Palace of Sans-Souci, Milot, 10th
October 1820, having had issue, an only son.
Maréchal de Camp Monsieur Thomas (Belliard),
Baron de Belliard (cre. 8th April
1811). Rcvd: Knt. Order of St Henry
(28.10.1815). m. , née Bottex. He d.
at Ouanaminthe, 12th January 1856.
Blésine Georges. m. at the Pierrot
Mansion, Cap-Henry, ca. 1819, Nord Alexis (b.
before 1775; d. Port-de-Paix, 15th
February 1840), rcvd: Knt. of the Order of
St Henry. She had issue, a son:
Lieutenant-General H.E. Pierre
Nord-Alexis. b. at Cap-Haïtien,
1820, Provincial Governor under Emperor
Faustin I, Minister for War 1867-1869,
Mbr. Provisional Govt. of the North
1869-1870 and 1889, Presdt. of Haiti.
1902-1908. m. at Cap-Haïtien,
1845, Marie Louise Amélia Célestine (d.
at Port-au-Prince, 11th
October 1908), elder daughter of
Lieutenant-General H.S.H. Monseigneur
Jean Louis, Prince Pierrot, sometime
Grand Marshal of the Empire under Emperor
Faustin, later Presdt. of Haiti, by his
first wife, Cécile, daughter of M.
Fatiman, by Célestina Coidavid, mother
of Queen Marie-Louise. He d. at
Kingston, Jamaica, 1st May
Monseigneur Prince de Saint-Marc. Grand Marshal
of Hayti. He d. at Cap Henry, shortly
before 8th of September 1815 (bur.
Monseigneur Prince Noël (Coidavid), Duke du
Port-de-Paix (cre. 1816). b. 10th
September 1784, son of Célestina Coidavid,
mother of Queen Marie-Louise. Granted the title
of Prince with the style of His Royal
Highness, 8th April 1811. Grand
Echanson and Governor to the Prince Royal, Grand
Marshal of Hayti, Counsellor of State, Col-Gen. gardes
Haytiennes. Rcvd: GC with Collar of
the Order of St Henry (1.5.1811). m. 14th
September 1809, H.R.H. Madame Célestine-Joseph,
Princess Noel (b. 4th July
1785), Dame d'Atour to Queen
Monseigneur Paul (Romain), Prince du Limbé (cre.
8th April 1811), Grand Marshal of
Hayti, Counsellor of State, Governor of the
Palace of Limbé, Lieut. chevau-légers de la
Reine, Minister for War and Marine. Rcvd:
GC of the Order of St Henry (1.5.1811). m.
H.S.H. the Princess du Limbé, Lady of the
Bedchamber to Queen Marie-Louise.
H.S.H. Monseigneur Prince Noël (Joachim), Duke
de Fort-Royal (cre. 8th April 1811),
Marquis de l'Avalasse (cre. 1816), Counsellor of
State, Grand Marshal of Hayti, Grand Marshal of
the Palace, Grand Officer (Civil) of the Court,
Cdr. 1st (Northern) Dvsn. Rcvd:
GC of the Order of St Henry (1.5.1811). He was k.
by the revolutionaries, 9th October
H.S.H. Monseigneur Prince Jean-Philippe (Daux),
Duke de l'Artibonite (cre. 8th April
1811), Grand Marshal of Hayti, Counsellor of
State, Inspector-General of Troops, Cdt. of the
Western Province, Governor of the Palace of
Saint-Marc, Major Cdt. gardes du corps. Rcvd:
GC of the Order of St Henry (1.5.1811). m.
H.S.H. the Princess Philippe, Lady of the
Bedchamber to Queen Marie-Louisen. He was k.
by the revolutionaries, 18th October