Paternal Great Great Great Great Great Great/Great Grandparents Jullion / Unknown 1 & 2

John ? Jullion (France)

The English son of the original John ? Jullion

... Married ... Unknown 2

John (i) Jullion


1. John (ii) Jullion
2. Francis Jullion


Jullion, Francis. Died on the 4th instant [4 Jul] Mr. Francis Jullion, of Belvedere-place, Narrow-wall, Lambeth, in his 38th year (LT 7 Jul 1817). Probably the son of Francis Jullion. - (The London book trades of the later 18th century.) Devon Library (Exeter) Records

Parish Records

Date: 1747~APR 21
Record of Francis Jullion (Watchmaker) - daughter Mary Sophia (Angelica) Jullion
m. (New Brentford 1770) - William Barker - of St. Andrews, Holborn.

JULLION, Elizabeth, circulating library, bookseller and stationer, 2, Bridge Street, Lambeth. Trading: as Elizabeth Jullion 1799H-1804P; as Frederick Jullion 1805H; as Francis Jullion, 1806P-1814P. See Francis Jullion. - JULLION, Francis, bookseller and bookbinder, Holborn Hill 1781; Old Round Court, Strand 1784B-1785 '; Surrey side, Westminster Bridge 1792. S. of Francis J. of Millbank, watchman; deed. 1796. App. Joseph Cooper, printer 5 Feb. 1771, free Sta. Co. 2 Feb. 1779, livery 7 Sept. 1779. City Poll 1781: C. Son Francis free Sta. (:o. 1808 active as stationer and bookbinder in Lambeth. See Elizabeth Jullion. Howe; Ramsden.


2005/6 - Information courtesy of Patricia Jullien, to whom gratitude is extended. This represents a remarkable breakthrough in this family history.

" ... my husband's cousin has unearthed copies of the Wills of John Jullion (1726) and John Jullion (1797) - from the Heugenot Library in London, I think.  I have photocopies but they are not very clear so I am intending to type them up when I get time to sit down and figure them out.   Quite by chance I also found the entry for John Jullion swearing the Oath for Naturalisation, recorded in the House of Commons Journal Vol.12: 25 February 1699 (go to: )."

Year 2000 Data - for 2003 updates move down the page ...

Family anecdote (written notes) suggests that he fled from France in about 1688 as a result of Protestant persecution. There is a possibility that the name was changed from the French "Jullien" to "Jullion" or that it was originally "Jullion" in France - either way, family papers are very clear in the statement that, in France, "John ? Jullion" - his first name is not known - was the inheritor of a Dukedom.

Quoted from the handwritten page ...

"John Jullion,  born in England in the year 1701 - was the son of one John Jullion, whose father had fled to Holland at the time of the persecution of the Protestants in 1688 & who, when residing in France, was the inheritor of a Dukedom. The family arms are a ducal coronet with a hand and dagger; the motto on a garter, "Courage sans peur" or in English "Courage without fear". The son of the above John Jullion was John who was born at Brentford in Middlesex about the year 1730 and married his cousin ..."  (Christian Danvers)

The Ainsworth (als. Aynsworth) family of the Midlands of England (Bleachers and Dyers of the Industrial Revolution era) who lived at Smithills Hall, also carried the same motto with a coat of arms described as 'three axes on a brown background '. It is also a motto reputedly used in the modern era by the family, Farren.

Since writing the opening paragraphs on this page, some three years ago, it has been discovered that the motto also attaches to the families of Gage and Willoughby.

September 2003

Writing in September 2003, Merran White, a descendant of Henry Hamlet Jullion and Charlotte Hayward has been able to shed some light on the Coat of Arms question. Henry and Charlotte were married in Bristol in 1848. Click on the adjacent image of Henry Hamlet Jullion to pick up the story at that generation. Merran has been kind enough to scan and supply "a copy of the coat of arms mother was shown when she looked into it a while ago."  At the time of writing, Merran's mother - Chloe Ruby (Mansfield) Crabbe - is still living and has entered into the spirit of this research with enthusiasm for which gratitude is warmly extended.

The Coat of Arms described above as 'a ducal coronet with a hand and dagger' and a note of the motto were the only pieces of information provided in a nineteenth century hand-written page which came down through the paternal line of this site through Emily Jane Jullion - a daughter of Henry Hamlet Jullion and a sister to the male Jullion line - ancestor of Merran and her family.

The Coat of Arms supplied by Merran depicts an escutcheon attributed to the family in the spelling of Jullien to which spelling one English line of this family turned in the nineteenth century - probably returned would be more accurate. See the family line of Henry James Jullien (b. 1846 d. 1893) who married Georgiana Merchant. Miniature of original scan ...

Given the free-form spelling that existed in the 1600s when the Jullion line arrived in England from Holland (probably with King William and Mary of Orange) - but originally from France (qv next generation back in time) - and given the true French pronunciation of the last syllable, it is not difficult to see why - if they were originally Jullien - the family adopted the spelling Jullion - since it protects the original 'sound' of the French name - even when pronounced by the English tongue. Notorious for its twisting of foreign language sounds, the English public of the time may well have turned 'Jullien' into something like 'Julee-in'. Jullion is what they heard from the family and so - by spelling the name as they did - the Jullions seem to have preserved the integrity of the name.

By studying the escutcheon, it is clear that the ancestor who noted that the crest was 'a ducal coronet with a hand and dagger' it may be seen that memory was - in part - correct. The broken sword is short enough for memory to have translated it into a dagger and it is, indeed, being clasped by a 'hand' - in truth, the hand of a lion. The lion represents courage and so leads to the motto with the broken sword depicting also that the fight (whatever it was) was not shirked - hence, no fear. The rampant lion on the shield is our ancestor knight of France, fully prepared to face the battle - no doubt against members of serveral English ancestor families of this site!

The original sketch of the Jullien achievement was supplied by an English (Sussex) firm specialising in such reproductions with the following information appearing with that sketch.

"This is a sketch of an authentic coat of arms which the recognised sources of heraldic reference show to be historically associated with the surname."

The firm explains that "The arms can be painted onto an embossed copper plaque affixed to a hardwood shield or as a full colour parchment."

Beneath the sketch is written:

The arms are blazoned as follows:
Arms: Azure, a lion rampant argent wielding a sword proper colours.
Crest: A lion's paw erased holding the hilt of a broken sword all proper.

(NB - There is no "ducal coronet" as such and the helm is not mentioned. In English heraldry, there is some significance in the way the helmet faces and the state of the visor. It is not known whether the same significance is found either in French heraldry or in the heraldry of the Principality of Orange/Nassau. It may be seen from earlier site data that a Francis Jullion married Mary Bere in the Royal Chapel in 1747 which would indicate that his family had some important status - even in England where, for a very long time, conflict with France had been an on again - off again state of affairs. Additionally, the Arms depicted may not be exactly those of the 'Jullions' of this line, even if the name was originally Jullien. Variations in Arms within the same family would and probably did occur. One line - perhaps this one - may well have carried a 'ducal coronet'. )

Computer generated representation of the Arms of Jullien - Jullion in England  ...

The Arms of Jullien - Jullion in England - as adapted by David Drew-Smythe.
From an original scan provided by Merran White.
Original research document courtesy of Chloe Ruby (Mansfield) Crabbe.

Click on the Arms to view a smaller B&W version.

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