The Pincemaille de Salligny
"Avocats" in the parliament and enobled
This Pincemaille family from Montmorency-Beaufort 10 Aube, enobled their family name to Pincemaille de Salligny and at the end took as familyname de Salligny. They moved in the 17 th century to Vitry-le-François 51 Marne. We see also that they married with the same families.
The original name of the village Montmorency-Beaufort was Beaufort. During the hunderd years war it was a fortress owned by the English and dominating the region of Brienne. It became in 1689 Montmorency when the duc Charles de Montmorency bought the "seigneurie de Beaufort" and in 1919 Montmorency-Beaufort in memory of the original name. We find the first de Pincemaille (de Salligny) in the "Fonds Chandon" in the Aube
- Origin Montmorency-Beaufort
For the Pincemaille de Salligny or de Salligny we
find mostly relations (godparents) between these families but we
don't know the exact relations. Here follow some members of this
Pierre de Pincemaille (+before 1656) "seigneur de Salligny et La Coup" x Jeanne Musnier (+1656): see "Fonds Chandon"
- Maybe his eldest son was Jean Baptiste de
Pincemaille (° 1638-1688) x Catherine Marchand: "seigneur de Salligny, avocat au
parlement, lieutenant géneral au bailliage de Beaufort". In
the "Fonds Chandon" we find him under the same titles. Jacques
de Salligny x Catherine Chariet could be his brother.
Pierre de Salligny (°1602-1688) x ca 1653 Agathe Lepage: "avocat fiscal au duché de Beaufort" Maybe the same person as Pierre de Pincemaille admodiateur (gérant d'une proprieté)" of the county of Rosnay (Rosnay-l'hôpital) in 1634: see"Fonds Chandon".
- Origin Vitry-le-François
Probably also descendants of the family of Montmorency Beaufort
Pincemaille : "chevalier des arquebusiers
de Vitry-le-François" ( 1609), councillor (F: échevin) (1630).
Ref.: "Societé sciences et arts de Vitry-le-François",
Charles de Salligny (+1701) "avocat au parlement" in Vitry-le François, married ca 1638 with Antoinette Pupin.
He is known by his book : Charles de Salligny, Coutumes de Vitry le François, avec commentaires de Me Charles de Salligny (4° ed. Châlons: Jacques Seneuze, 1676).
- Famous also was a descendant of him: Charles de Salligny de San Germano (°1772 Vitry-le-François-1809 Madrid. ). He became "chef d'état-major " of the 4° "corps" under the command of the field marshal Soult in 1805.The same year he married on the 26th of June Rosine de Saint Joseph, descendant of a Marseille familiy and a niece of Julie Clary the woman of Joseph Napoleon, eldest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte.
In 1806 at Naples (Italy) in service of
Joseph Napoleon king of Naples, he received the title of duc of
San Germano (small locality near Naples) and became
Charles de Salligny de San Germano. In 1808 he follows Joseph Bonaparte who became under the
name of "Joseph Napoleon the first" king of Spain. He died
in Madrid in 1809 and we find his name on the "Arc de
Triomphe de l'Etoile", columns 35/36.
In the archives of the Castel de Dampierre, 10 Aube, was found a seal of this family and published by Louis Leclerc.
Description: "Une alouette essorante, les pieds pris dans les mailles d' un filet accompagnée en chef à senestre d'une étoile à six rais."
Louis Leclerc stated that this seal belonged to a Pincemaille: "Seigneur en partie du fief de la Cour
de Dampierre à Chalette. XVII° s."
Ref.:Louis Le Clert, "Armorial historique de l'Aube," Mémoires de la société académique de l' Aube , t.75 (tiré à part Troyes: 1912; réimpr. Marseille: Lafitte reprints, 1976; Troyes: 1911) t. 75, p. 65-42
Guy de Dampierre (1225-1305), son of Guy of Dampierre (seigneur de Dampierre), was Count of Flanders. Maybe there was in that period or later also a connection between the Pincemaille families in Flanders/Hainaut and the Pincemaille in the region of Montmorency-Beaufort.