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Perroneau, Henri (b. 28 MAY 1667, d. 31 MAY 1743)

Given Name: Henri
Death: 31 MAY 1743 Charleston, South Carolina
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----------, Desire (b. 1680, d. 30 DEC 1740)
Given Name: Desire
Death: 30 DEC 1740 Charleston, South Carolina
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Pollack, John (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Fenhagen
Title: Mary Pringle Fenhagen, "John Edwards and Some of His Descendants" (The S
outh Carolina Magazine of History and Genealogy)
outh Carolina Magazine of History and Genealogy.
Given Name: John
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----------, Mary (b. )
Given Name: Mary
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Bonneau, Jacob (b. , d. AFT 1765)
Given Name: Jacob
Death: AFT 1765
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Miller, Mary (b. )
Given Name: Mary
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Bonneau, Jacob (b. BEF 1695, d. 1734)
Given Name: Jacob
Death: 1734
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Videau, Jeanne (b. )
Given Name: Jeanne
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Bonneau, Antoine (b. 27 JAN 1647, d. ABT 1700)
Given Name: Antoine
Death: ABT 1700
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deBloys, Catherine (b. 1660)
Given Name: Catherine
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Videau, Pierre (b. )
Given Name: Pierre
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Mauze, Jeanne Elizabeth (b. )
Given Name: Jeanne Elizabeth
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ELFE, Thomas (b. 1719, d. 28 NOV 1775)
Note: Thomas Elfe was Charleston's most famous and successful cabinetmaker, and his surviving pieces are among the most valuable of American antiques. They can be seen in some of Charleston's historic mansions as well as the Governor's mansion in Columbia, South Carolina, and in such museums as Winterthur in Delaware, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in North Carolina, and the Charleston Museum.

He was born in London and apprenticed to his uncle, who left him both his money and his cabinetmaking tools. Elfe's style would always show the London influence, especially that of his near contemporary Thomas Chippendale. He emigrated to America, first to Virginia and then to Charleston, South Carolina, which at that time was extremely prosperous and where the finest furniture was in great demand among Charleston increasingly wealthy families. Elfe's proportions and elegance were unsurpassed in his country, even by the Philadelphia cabinetmakers.

His name first appears in Charleston records in a newspaper article on Oct 6 1747 when his shop provided a pair of carved gilt sconces for a raffle.

His account book for the period from 1768 to 1775 show that he sold no less than 1635 pieces of furniture during the last five years of that period. Obviously he had a large business, with many workmen to execute the designs he produced, and must have occupied far more space than the present Thomas Elfe Workshop, now a tourist attraction at 54 Queen Street in Charleston.

Elfe owned several houses in Charleston, and several plantations in the outlying areas. He was by the standards of a very wealthy city, a wealthy man.

He attended St. Philip's Church, but bought a pew, still to be seen, in St. Michael's when it was under construction and thereafter attended St. Michael's. He provided much of the carved woodwork that is still extant in that beautiful church.

Curiously for a man of his wealth and prominence, his place of burial is not known.

Although much information about Elfe can be found in the standard reference works regarding American antique furniture, two books deal exclusively with Elfe's artistry. They are Thomas Elfe: Cabinetmaker, by Samuel A. Humphrey, and Thomas Elfe--Charleston Cabinetmaker by E. Milby Burton.

His ancestry is currently completely unknown.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Elfe
Title: Samuel A. Humphrey, Thomas Elfe: Cabinetmaker (Wyrick & Company
Charleston, South Carolina)
Charleston, South Carolina.
Given Name: Thomas
Death: 28 NOV 1775
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Prioleau, Rachel (b. )
Note: The Church record of the marriage of Thomas Elfe and Rachel Prioleau is the only surviving record of her existence.

Even her last name is conjectural. It appears to be Prideau in the handwritten record. but that name is unknown in Charleston, while Prioleau was a common one in the Huguenot community.
Given Name: Rachel
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Screven, John (b. 23 NOV 1750, d. 2 SEP 1801)
Note: John Screven was a lieutenant in the St. John's Rangers and served under his brother, General James Screven, who was killed at Medway, Georgia.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Pendarvis
Title: Jems Barnwell Heyward, The Genealogy of the Pendarvis-Bedon Families (F
oote & Davies Company
Atlanta, Georgia, 1905)
oote & Davies Company
Atlanta, Georgia, 1905.
Given Name: John
Death: 2 SEP 1801
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Screven, James (b. ABT 1704, d. 1758)
Given Name: James
Death: 1758
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Smith, Mary (b. 9 OCT 1717, d. 1758)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: SCHGM
Title: South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine
Data:
Text: "Hyrne Family," by Mabel L. Webber, Vol. XXII, No. 4, pp.101-118.
Given Name: Mary
Death: 1758
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Screven, William (b. )
Given Name: William
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Smith, Thomas (b. 1663/64, d. 9 MAY 1738)
Given Name: Thomas
Death: 9 MAY 1738 Charleston, South Carolina
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Hyrne, Mary (b. 1690, d. NOV 1776)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: SCHGM
Title: South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine
Data:
Text: "Hyrne Family," by Mabel L. Webber, Vol. XXII, No. 4, pp.101-118.
Given Name: Mary
Death: NOV 1776
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