DUPREY Family

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minack
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Hello,

I am new to Shropshire Family History.  I have just discovered on newly released documents from Ancestry an Indenture for an apprenticeship with a Joyner in the City of London.  The document is for Francis Duprey, son of Francis, of Shropshire, (the county abbreviation of Salop was used) he is being apprenticed to Thomas Jarratt,Joyner of London in 1756 for a period of 7 years.

Up to this point I had believed the Duprey(Dupree) family had originated in Middlesex and were involved in ancilliary trades with the weavers.  I have not been able to trace this Francis (born about 1740) in the London records.  Please could someone  look through any indexes they hold to see if the Duprey(Dupree) family were resident in the county please.  Any help appreciated.

 

minack

 

 

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Minack

The Shropshire Burials Index (available from Shropshire FHS on CD - see Shop above) shows three burials at St Mary's, Shrewsbury in the mid-1700's. Two DUPRES and one DUPRIE.

The Shropshire Quarter Sessions Index (also available from Shropshire FHS on CD) lists the Rev Samuel DUPRE at Highley, Shropshire in 1861.

If you look on the Family Search web site and enter each spelling of the surname individually then tick the exact box to the right then select 'Any' from the event list it will allow you to enter Shropshire as the place and again you need to tick the Exact box. I suggest you do the search in two stages by entering the search dates as 1700-1800 in the first search and then as 1800-1900 in the second. You will find there are a few entries for the later dates.

Mike

 

minack
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Dear Mike,

 

Thank you for your help.  Much appreciated.

 

Regards

 

minack

david64
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The name appears to have no long-standing connection with Shropshire. There are a number of people with the surname Duppa in Shropshire. I don't know if that may be a connection. The name sounds more like it may have a huguenot origin to me.

minack
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Hi David,

Thank you for your input.  That is interesting that there is no long term relationship with the county.  Would you be able to tell me approximately what date the name disappears.  Must be sometime in the late 1600's or early 1700's?

We were  pretty sure they came over with the Huguenots as a lot of them are in allied trades and massed in and around London.  There is a settlement in Bristol area and families with the name in Cornwall from the Channel Islands.

 

Many thanks

 

minack

Martyn Freeth
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I understand that Du Pre were originally Huguenot refugees, many of whom (such as the Courtaulds) settled as weavers in Spitalfields, east of the City of London. That fits with the mention above of Middlesex. The Huguenot Society has or has published much material, I believe.

To reply to David, there is no connection to Duppa. I have no connection to such but have put together a basic table, largely out of interest in my maternal grandfather's foreman at Berrington. Originally lesser gentry in Salop and Herefs. Supposedly an origin as de Uphaugh.