Chronology: Gournay-sur-Aronde (from the notes of Sr. Marie-Francine Vanderperre, SNDdeN)

1_PiliersPillars of the estate

  1. The village

2_PlaceVillage square of Gournay-sur-Aronde

1685     Title of Marquisate awarded by Louis XIV after passing by the manor house

18th century     Growth due to road traffic

1790-1792     Opposition to Lord Baude de Pont l’Abbé Motives : feudal rights (dues), communal property

1792     Religious unrest Revolutionary riots

19th century     Beginning of prosperity Decline due to the railroad supplanting road traffic

2. The chateaus
2.1 The manor house

13th century     Construction between the two arms of the Aronde, to the
south-west of the Church, surrounded by wide marshes.

1588     Montaigne, author of the Essays, stays with Madame de Gournay, Marie de Jars, the author’s editor after his death.

1748 (or 53)     Destruction

2.2 The chateau Vincent (to the right entering the estate)

3_ChateauChateau Vincent, side of the entrance in the Atlas Trudaine:  Gournay-sur-Aronde.  National Archives F/14/504/b

4_ChateauChateau Vincent, garden side as Julie knew it

1745     Beginning of the construction of the new chateau

1748     Construction pursued by the very weathy Marquis Vincent
Sumptuous chateau (75 rooms, royal furnishings)

1782     Purchase of the chateau and titles by Jean Georges Claude Baude
Pont l’Abbé, Marquis de Gournay

1791, June 23     Raid of the municipality; search for suspects (“those who do
disservice to the cause of the Revolution.” They were sent to
the tribunals and often executed.)

1792 (or 93)     Emigration

September 1     Affixed to the chateau (sale of furniture in 1793)

1792-94     Revolutionary facts not well known (see illustration 5:  Graffiti
on the chateau, side wall – souvenirs, especially, of the troops quartered there during the revolutionary period: “the second battalion of Haute-Vienne sticks it to the aristocrats – 1792 La Nasion -1794 Hemeri”)

1794     Military hospital

19th century     Partial burning Transformation into a farmhouse

19th century     Successive purchases

20th century     Restauration

5_graffitiIllustration 5: Graffiti on the chateau, side wall – souvenirs, especially, of the troops quartered there during the revolutionary period: “the second battalion of Haute-Vienne sticks it to the aristocrats – 1792 La Nasion -1794 Hemeri”)

2.3 The new chateau (to the left upon entering the estate)

6_NouvChateauNew chateau that Julie did not know

19th century     Transformation of the “farmyard” (home of the manager) of the chateau Vincent by the new lord, Perrot

3. Julie

1791  Arrived at Gournay with her niece, Felicity.  Desire of Madame de Pont l’Abbé to protect the invalid in her chateau because of the difficulties in Cuvilly (May, 1791).

1792  Because of the unrest, furtive departure for Compiègne with her niece in a haycart.

50 Années de Sainteté

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