t, in whom we of Somerville are more particularly interested.
Bolbec, France, in the province of Normandy, was believed to be the home of this man. He sailed from England together with thirty families in 1685 or ‘86.
Gabriel Bernon, a man of considerable wealth and a Huguenot of some notability, was the original owner of some 25,000 acres in what is now a part of the town of Oxford, having received a grant of the same by purchase from Governor Dudley.
This little company first landed at Fort Hill, Boston, and were cared for by friends, and probably Jean and his children were received by relatives, as there were then Mallets living in Boston.
And just here I would like to say that I believe this Jean to have been a brother of the David before mentioned, who fled to England.
This little company of Huguenots, among whom we find the names of Faneuil, Bowdoin, Sigourney, etc., which have since become so familiar in the history of old Boston, proceeded to Oxford and established a settl