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Henno of Mons,
Belgium, the capital of the ancient county of Hainault, France, was present
at the reception of Burghers in Valenciennes, according to the Registry
of Burghers of that city dated 7 February 1463. In those records
he was mentioned as the father of Jacques
of Burghers, CIty Library, 1461-1463. MSS. Sec. 41-28, folio 42,
Archives of Valenciennes, 1478).
the daughter of Nicholas
Bailiff of Gand, according to the 1541 will of his nephew François,
filed in the Archives of Valenciennes. Jacques was alderman (échevin)
of Valenciennes in 1466 and 1491, and Prévôt (Royal Governor)
in 1480, ("Magistrates of the City of Valenciennes," MSS. 550-767, Library
daughter of Toussaint
Cail and Jossine
Jean was named as Isabelle's desceased husband in her will of 13 September
1559, and as the son of Jacques Henne in the 23 September 1547 will of
his brother, François. Both documents are filed in the Archives
of Valenciennes. Jean was alderman of the city from 1536 to 1539
and 1542, (MSS. 530-767).
daughter of Antoine
Bailiff and Receiver of Gommegines, and Rose
daughter of Alard
Jacques was mentioned as a son of thelate Jehan Henne and Isabel Guaille,
in a 19 March 1549 deed of sale filed in the Archives of Valenciennes.
He was alderman of Valenciennes in 1560, 1561, 1566, and Treize Homme in
1577 (MSS, 550-767).
Jacques Hennot, late lieutenant of the military guard of Valenciennes, surrendered twice at Tournai, the first time with Guy de Bres, (the celebrated Huguenot preacher executed there in 1567), the second time after the death of the latter. He was then taken under guard toward Lisle, but escaped through the intervention of a band of Huguenot horsemen, after which escape all trace of him was lost by the authorities. He was pursued by order of Theodore Cresia, commandant of the Italian Cavalry under the Duke of Alva, who gave instructions to capture the body of Jacques Hennot wherever he might be found, promising an honorable sum to any one who should deliver him dead, or a double amount if the said Hennot should be delivered alive. Record of those orders are found in the "Confiscations et ordonnances concernant les troubles survenus a la fin du VXI Siècle" in the Royal Archives at Brussells, where also is found the decree confiscating all the lands and goods of Jacques Hennot, and branding him as an outlaw.
The next trace of him is in the documents of the British Museum relating to the religious wars of Flanders. There among the names of refugees is found that of Jacques Hennot, late lieutenant of the military guard at Valenciennes. This Jacques Hennot settled in an English province about 1598.
(6) James/Jacques Eno/Henno,
born before 21 August 1625 in London, Middlesex Co., England, baptized
21 October 1625 at the Huguenot Church on Threadneedle Street in London,
died 11 July 1682 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
While in his early twenties, James emigrated to America and settled in
Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. His name is inscribed in the
Historical Record of the British Museum as having left London for North
America in 1648.
On 18 August 1648 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, he married Anna, born in England, died 7 October 1657 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, widow of Richard Bidwell.
He was granted land called Massacoe in what is now Simsbury. In 1660 he was granted an island in the Simsbury River, amounting to about 21 acres, as well as an additional fifty acres on the mainland. In April 1666, he and John Moses, acting as agents for the town of Windsor, negotiated with Nassahegan, the sachem of the Poquonnoc, to buy 28,000 acres. For this service, the town granted him additional lands, known as Tilton's Marsh.
(7) James Eno,
born 30 October 1651 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 17 July
1714 in Windsor,
Hartford Co., Connecticut; married 26 December 1678 in Windsor, Abigail Holcomb Bissell, born 6 July 1661 in Windsor, died 19 April 1728 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
(8) William Eno, born 5 January 1683/1684 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 1763 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was a lieutenant in the train band. In 1709, he married Mary North.
Last updated 9 December 2000
Enos, Jenny Lane. The Eno Family: New York Branch. Princeton University Press, 1920.
Richardson, Douglas C. The Eno and Enos Family in America: Descendants of James Eno of Windsor, Connecticut. Sacramento, Calif. 1973.