Château Orquevaux History France

CHATEAU LINEAGE

Marie-Angelique Diderot (1753-1824)
Marie-Angelique Diderot (1753-1824)

On September 9th, 1772 The daughter of Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Marie-Angelique Diderot (1753-1824)

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1) Caroillon de Vandeul [1780 - 1911
1) Caroillon de Vandeul [1780 - 1911

In approximately the 1760's Abel Caroillon du Vandeul acquires a farm furnace and metal forge, Jacquot at Orquevaux on Road Cul du Cerf, which had belonged to the Baron de Thiers... His son Denis who is a master blacksmith and French politician, will continue to run the Forge in Orquevaux...Around this time the family acquires the present property of Chateau Orquevaux...

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Eugene de Vanduel - Politician
Eugene de Vanduel - Politician

Denis's son, Eugene Abel Francois Caroillon du Vandeul, (1812-1870 died in Orquevaux) continues to operate the Forge - he is an Industrialist and Politician, Grandson of Abel Vandeul and Great-Grandson of Denis Diderot... (photo circa 1860)

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Charles Denis du Vandeul
Charles Denis du Vandeul

Charles Denis (Albert) Caroillon du Vandeul (Born 1837- 1911) -Son of Eugene and Great-Great Grandson of Denis Diderot is the fourth generation proprietor, the last Vandeul in the family line, and remaining Heir of The Chateau and surrounding property... (photo circa 1860)

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2) Baron Le Vavasseue [1911 - 1918]
2) Baron Le Vavasseue [1911 - 1918]

Baron Levavasseur on Horse

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3) Rothea and de Saint-Exupery
3) Rothea and de Saint-Exupery

3) Rothea and de Saint-Exupery (by marriage) [1918 - 1987]

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Wedding Day June 14th, 1922
Wedding Day June 14th, 1922

Guy de Saint-Exupery (1899-1980) and Andree Rothea (1899-1989). Andree Rothea daughter of M. Rothea brings in dowry Chateau d'Orquevaux. The Chateau will now be known as Chateau d'Saint-Exuprey.

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5) Scheftsik [1987 - 2002]
5) Scheftsik [1987 - 2002]

Wedding day at Chateau. John Sheftzic,Châtelain 1987- 2003 Francine Sheftzic, Chatelaine 1990-1997

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6) Attias Family [2002 - present]
6) Attias Family [2002 - present]

In 2003, Amram and Virginia Attias (USA) purchase the property from John... They are the Châtelain and Chatelaine from 2003-2015.

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