From 1495 to 1640, the GINOUX family emigrated from Italian Piedmont to Lourmarin.
Imagine 6 characters on the quay of a port, for example the port of Genova or maybe the port of Savona. 3 men, Jean, his son and his younger brother Martin and 3 women, Jean’s mother, his wife and his daughter. The first 3 will emigrate and the other will go to Prali. They all feel blue. The mother will no longer see her sons and grandsons. This separation is the most difficult compared to experiences she had such as wars and misery.
Jean GINOUX living in PRALI in a Waldesian valley in Piedmont (Italy) decided to emigrate with his family to LOURMARIN (Vaucluse) after having been requested by the lord of Lourmarin, Fouquet d’Agoult (act of habitation of 1495). Lourmarin, the place where, perhaps, some friends had already lived (act of habitation of 1480). Emigrating to Provence was a way of escaping from the Italian wars which began in 1494 and of getting better nourishment. The Waldensian valleys were perhaps been too populated compared to their available resources. Jean comes with his son and his younger brother, Martin, who get married in Bobbio Pellice in a valley close to Prali valley. They create the Ginoux Hamlet (le Hameau des Ginoux in French) in Lourmarin.
Martin seems to be our ancestor. One of his sons, Constant, in married in the same village of his dad, Bobbio Pellicle. In 1523, he returned with his wife to Lourmarin (new act of habitation). Constant probably had 7 children during a very troubled period. Indeed, designated as heretics, the Waldensians were persecuted and driven out by the dominant Roman Catholic Apostolic religion.
One of Constant’s sons, François, got married with a woman of Bonnieux, called Huguette Ramasse. In February 1580, they had a child, Jacques Ginoux who will get married with Marie Salenc in 1609.
Our branch left Lourmarin and, around 1640, settled in La Roque d’Anthéron, in the valley of Sainte Anne.
From 1640 to 1900, the GINOUX family of Bastide de Sainte Anne (municipality of La Roque d'Anthéron)
For several decades, the Ginoux family lived in Bastide of Sainte Anne. The Bastide was located in the valley of Sainte Anne, between the commune of Lambesc and alongside the Jacourelle stream. In 1851, there were 11 houses and families. In 1685, Ginoux family is going to renounce to the Waldensian religion at the church of Silvacane. Around 1881, the house of Sainte Anne is giving up. Until 1965, our ancestors stayed in La Roque, so, more than 300 years, but as good Roman Catholics.
In 1896, only one Ginoux familly is present in the valley with 11 Italian lumberjacks. In 1901, there were only 3 people left: two widowed Ginoux sisters aged nearly 80 years old and the son-in-law of one of them. In 1906, nobody was registered in Sainte Anne.
- Jacques GINOUX and Marie SALENC, around 1640, Waldensians from Lourmarin probably living in the hamlet of Ginoux, came to La Roque d’Anthéron with their children. What happened in the days of Jacques and Marie? from 1580 onwards
- Pierre GINOUX and Anne SEGUIN from 1610 onwards
- Jacques GINOUX and Anne PERIN from 1643 onwards
- Jacques GINOUX and Claire VERT from 1680 onwards
- Honoré GINOUX and Anne AUDIER from 1716 onwards
- Jean Baptiste GINOUX and Madeleine EYGUESIER from 1750 onwards
- Antoine Toussaint GINOUX and Marie Madeleine LION from 1796 onwards
Jean Baptiste GINOUX et Victoire Philomène Pascale BARTHOULIN are part of the lineage of Pascal GINOUX et Marie ROUX.
From 1896 onwards, the GINOUX family in the village of La Roque d'Anthéron
Lucien’s parents are Pascal Ginoux and Marie Roux. Pascal was a farmer before his marriage in the valley of Sainte Anne with his father Jean-Baptiste and his older brother Eugène Victor. Since his marriage, he was working as a textil seller in the village, in Droite Street. Two of Pascal’s and Marie’s children, Gaston and Lucienne, followed the way of their father, Gaston, as Tailor and Lucienne, as trade of novelties (clothes, household linen). The third, Lucien, worked on the railways.
- Pascal GINOUX and Marie ROUX from 1869 onwards