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Where is Comte Philippe -Claude II de Montboissier buried?

Question by Benem

He was born on 21/12/1712 in Paris and allegedly died in April 1797 in London. I am trying to establish exactly where he died, where he is buried and whether there are any descendants. Many thanks

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on 2010-10-04 06:18:06

Benem has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2010. is researching the following names: MONTBOISSIERBEAUFORTCANIL, MONTBOISSIERBEAUFORTCANIL, MONTBOISSIERBEAUFORTCANIL and 1 other(s).

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by LynDC on 2011-01-05 22:26:08

We believe Philippe Claude (II) de Montboissier-Beaufort-Canillac, to be buried in old St Pancras Churchyard, London; as referred to in the publication - LONDON, PAST AND PRESENT, BY HENRY B. WHEATLEY, Quote:
"The French Revolution tended materially to fill St. Pancras churchyard. Writing in 1811, Lysons says that "about thirty of the French clergy have on an average been buried annually at Pancras for some years past; in 1801 there were forty-one; in 1802 thirty-two." Among them........Lieut.- General Comte Mont- boissier (d. 1797)". REF: http://www.archive.org/stream/londonpastpresen03wheauoft/londonpastpresen03wheauoft_djvu.txt

In the 1860s the Midland Railway line was built over part of the original St.Pancras Churchyard, the old headstones removed and propped under an old tree called the 'Hardy Tree' where they still are today. (See Photograph of headstones under the Hardy Tree at http://www.pbase.com/ahunt/image/65483678).

Have been trying (unsuccessfully) to locate St Pancras burial records to confirm the above. Philippe Claude II's last wife Franoise "Alexandrine" Cornlie Camille de Rochechouart is buried in St Picpus, Paris. We believe them to be our 3rd great grandparents. Contact me to share resources? [email protected] Cheers, Lyn

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