Note: A French Huguenot who came to America with King William III from Holland into England and then into Virginia on the ship "Nasseau". Prior to leaving the continent, Jacob had been an officer in the French Army and later an officer in the Dutch Army. He was Knighted by King William of Orange. Submitter has a copy of the land grant from Govenor Spotswood to Jacob Ammonette for 88 acres for his use. He had reached the Colony of Virginia in 1700 with his wife and four small children. They came with several hundred other Huguenots and setteled upon the southern bank of the James River, twenty miles from Richmond. The settelment was first called Mannikin-Town Settlement and afterward the Parish of King William, Henrico county, VA. Jacob was born in Loudon, France about 1660-1665 and served for a time as an officer in the French Army and the Dutch Army. He was a prominent man in the community from the day of his arrival. He was vestryman of King William Parish from its organization Dec 20, 1707, to July 30, 1722 and a church warden in 1710, 1711, and 1725. He was given the title of "Sieur". His residence was called "Bellona Arsenal"
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