Biography of Francois Mingaud Biography


7 thoughts on “Biography of Francois Mingaud”

  1. raymond mingaud said:

    my name is raymond mingaud,it is entirely probable that francois mingaud is my ancestor.i believe that my earlier ancestors where from le cailar,i-e 1640-1702.
    just thought i would let you know.

    regards,ray mingaud

  2. 07/02/2015
    Hi Raymond,
    I don’t know where you are from. I am iving in Le Cailar (France ) and all my parents lived there too for generations . I am in an association dealing with local history and we recently discovered that a famous “cailaren” lived and died in the Netherlands : François Mingaud. No one in the village even among the eldest citizens knew F. Mingaud. And thus we decided to try discovering about his life . In fact I found very little document others than what you will read in Wikipédia. So if you or anyone else know a little about your possible ancestor’s life , please let me know.

    • Cees Sprangers said:

      Hello Danigasc,

      I’ve been researching Mingaud for years and – in 1990 – found out his first name François. The last few years, due to the internet and certain archives, I was able to find many more things on this Frenchman.
      I’m anxious to know what you found out.


      Cees Sprangers

  3. Alison Mildon said:

    I have come across this site completely by chance and wonder if the following is already known or of interest to those of you researching Francois Mingaud….. On 15 October 1803 by licence at Bath St James, Somerset, England, a Martha Bartley married a Frances Mingaud. Three months later, 26 January 1804, an Edward George Henry Mingaud was baptised at St Paul, Convent Garden, Middlesex, England, son of Francis and Frances Mingaud. EGHM, his subsequent marriage and birth of six children can be followed through UK Census records. I have not researched that information any further.

    The reason I think the above possibly connects to Francois Mingaud is the subject of billiards. I believe it likely that Martha Bartley was a sister of Edward Bartley (my subject of interest). Edward was the son of Mr Bartley – box-keeper at the Bath Theatre. He had a brother George who became a well known actor/comedian/theatre manager, although George’s greater claim to fame was probably his actress wife. At the time of his own death Edward was proprietor of the Cheltenham Assembly Rooms. However, his early career was billiards.

    The Metropolitan Magazine Vol 2 1836 wrote: …Edward was the far-famed “Jouer des billards”, the dashing youth who challenged all Europe, and who realised a handsome fortune by beating French, Dutchman, and Spaniard, at the noble name; for, like a good actor, Edward Bartley was aready at his cue…”

    “One of the few whose name has been handed down to posterity is John-generally known as Jack-Carr. He was originally marker for Mr. Bartley, the proprietor of the billiard-tables at the Upper Rooms at Bath. When business there was slack, Mr. Bartley and Carr used occasionally to amuse themselves by placing the red ball on the centre spot, and attempting to screw off it into one of the middle pockets without bringing the red ball back into baulk. Such a stroke would be easier under the conditions then existing of slow list cushions and rough baize cloths than it is now, and for a long time Mr. Bartley was the only person who could accomplish it. At last he confided to Carr that he did it by striking his own ball upon its side. It seems pretty cleat, therefore, that Mr. Bartley was the inventor of the side stroke end screw; but he appears to have made very little practical use of his great discovery; whereas Carr, who soon outstripped his instructor in proficiency at this particular stroke turned his knowledge to excellent account, and fairly astonished and mystified the frequenters of the billiard-room at Bath by the ease and certainty with which he brought off apparently impossible strokes.”

    Is this snippet of any interest

  4. Cees Sprangers said:

    You are right Alison Milden . . . François Mingaud married in 1803 with Frances Bartley. I did some research and I am convinced right at this moment descendants of the couple are living in or around Liverpool, England. In certain letters, written in the prison in Paris, France, he calls her Fanny.
    I’m contemplating writing a small booklet on Mingaud. I managed to cover his Dutch period (already in 1819 his name is mentioned in documents in the Rotterdam municipal archives, he died in there in 1847) and furthermore the period he spent in jail in France.
    I hope I’ll succeed in gathering any material from the short period he more or less lived in England (1802-1804).

    Cees Sprangers

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