Note for: Jean Bodin, 9 May 1645 - 3 Jun 1695 Index
FROM "DAVE'S BODINE GENEALOGY WEB SITE":
This Jean Bodin was born, it is said, in Medis, a village in the Canton of Saujon, District of Saintes, then located in the former French province of Saintonge, on May 9, 1645, based upon "a tradition universal in the family." This "traditional" statement is set forth by Mary Elisabeth Sinnott in her genealogical work, Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1905), p. 154. She does not state how this tradition came about. The year 1645 was noted earlier in E. P. Bodine's History of the Branch of the Bodine Family Founded by Cornelius Bodine, (Buffalo, 1897), p. 6 and in Biographical, Genealogical and descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1900), ii, p. 283. The date May 9, 1645 was repeated, subsequent to Sinnott's publication, in Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey (Lee, Francis Bazely, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), iv, p. 1368, all of whom cited no references. No original source for this claim has yet been found. The location of his birth, Medis, appears to have some basis in fact. Upon having fled France, the French authorities noted his escape as "Boudin, fugitif de Medit, Election de Saintes" (Archives Nationales, Paris, TT No. 259).
Jean and Esther Bodin first removed to Soubize, a small village in the Canton of St. Agnant, District of Rochefort-sur-Mer. Accompanied by his wife, Esther, he fled his native country on Saturday, September 13, 1681, a date noted in the financial aid records of the Threadneedle Street Church in London. He arrived in Staten Island on 3 Nov 1677.
The arrival in America of Jean Bodin can be ascertained only by June 19, 1701, when Jean Bodin, as a resident of Middlesex County, in the Province of East Jersey, purchased an 80 acre tract of land on Staten Island, New York from Johannes and Neeltje Messereau. Middlesex County was situated just across Hudson Bay from Staten Island.
It would appear from probate records that Jean Bodin, now better known as John Bodine, died shortly before March 24, 1708. His death likely occured shortly before January 3, 1708 when his will was noted in New York Calendar of Land Papers, iv (1704-1709), p. 81.
JEAN BOOTH: From data researched and compiled by Jean Booth, Jacksonville, FL (Jan 1984), from Gen & Mem History of NJ, Vol 4, P 1368; and Bodine Family History, p 260-9; and Bodine Family History by Stinnet, p 156:
Jean Bodine was born at Medis, France and removed to Rye, Sussex, England, where he resided for a short time prior to joining his father in Staten Island, New York on 3 Nov 1677. On 11 Jan 1680 in Flatbush, Kings Cnty, NY, He married Maria Crocheron, whose father John Crocheron was among the emigrees to Staten Island. Issue: Isaac; Jacob; Peter; Abraham; Vincent. He married second Esther Bridon. Issue: Marianne; John (born Jan 23. 1681); Eleazar; Esther; Frances. Jean's death date is shown as 3 Jun 1707 (but Booth has a note that it may have been in 1694).
REGISTER OF HUGUENOT ANCESTORS: published by The National Hugenot Society in 1975. -- Bodin, Jean (leBoudin, Boudain, Bodine). Born: Saintonge, 1645, came to Staten Island, 1677, from Saintonge. Died: Staten Island, 1695. Married: 1. Maria Crocheron, 1680. 2. Esther Bridon (daughter of Francis). Generation 2: Jean Bodin, Francis Bodine. (Sources: Agnew - French Protestant Exiles, Vol II, p 45 (FA Hist. Soc.) and M.E. Sinott - Annals of the Sinnot, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allide Families and Leng & Davis - Staten Island and its People, p.865).
Note for: Jean Bodin, - 1694 Index
BOWDOIN COLLEGE: The following information is from a "Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Bowden, Bodine, Beaudoin, (Boden, Bodin, Bowdoin) Family,” available at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. (George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives).
The surnames Bowden, Bodine, Beaudoin including their many variations in spelling (Boden, Bodin, Bowdoin, etc.) are derived from the Baptismal Form meaning, "The Son of Baldwin". Another source states that the derivation is from a local name meanng "of Bowden", a parish in East Cheshire, England. Popularly and under French influence, the above surnames have been passed down to the present day. Changes of spelling of the surname even by members of the same family have been common. Consequently, the ancestor of a present day Boden might have spelled his name Bodine or Beaudoin. The Bodines (Bowdens) of New York, New Jersey, and of America have their origin in the Family of Le Boudin or De Boudain and the antiquity of the surname is attested by the French Charters of the twelfth Century. The family, Le Boudin was settled in Cambray, France, originally a district in the Low Countries as early as 1126.
Jean Bodine of the Cambray Family removed from Medis, in the Province of Saintonge, France to Holland and England, prior to emigrating to New York. He was a French Huguenot and was forced to flee France at this period of religious persecutions. He settled at Staten Island, at which place he had a survey of land April 1, 1686. Nothing is known of his wife or other children. Issue: Jean