NameAnne de Montcalm [19], [18], 10G Grandmother
Birth1515 [19]
Death1560 [18], [19]
DeathOct 1562 [18], [19]
TitleSeigneur de Castelnau
FatherAntoine (ii) Boileau (-1530)
Marriage12 Feb 1538 [18], [19]
Notes for Anne de Montcalm
According to Lart, the Montcalm family had many Protestant members who occur in the Protestant Register of Montpellier.

[19][C-D, III, 385]. Anne appears in [C-D, XIV, 147] in the Montcalm pedigree, as well as in the Boileau pedigree, by marriage. Gives the marriage date as 6 Feb., 1538.
Notes for Jean (iv) (Spouse 1)
[13]Jean Boileau, 7th Baron and 2nd Baron de Castelnau &c &c was born in 1500 and succeeded his father as Treasurer in 1534 (being the 5th in succession in that office). He was the first of the family who embraced Protestant opinions, for which he suffered imprisonment, was tortured and beheaded by the Duc de Nemours in 1560 [This appears to be incorrect. See below]. In 1538 he married Anne de Montcalm, leaving one son and six daughters.

[19][C-D, III, 385]

[15][BBB]: “The son Jean succeeded both as Treasurer and as Seigneur de Castelnau et de Sainte-Croix. He had been acting in the office for some years before his father's death, and he did homage for it in June 1535.

It has been stated that he was the first of the family to embrace the Reformed Faith, but there is in fact no positive proof of this. It may, however, be inferred from the circumstances that the family of his wife, Anne de Montcalm, was favourable to the Reform, and that the Nîmes branch of it went over to Protestantism in a body in 1551. Also, at least three of their children married Protestants.

It has been further said of Jean that, as a Protestant, he was imprisoned, tortured and beheaded in 1560. This is quite definitely incorrect. Here it need only be stated that he has been confused with Jacques de Castelnau-Chalosse, who suffered that fate, being executed on 30th March, 1560, while Jean was living on 31st May that year, when he obtained confirmation of the office of Treasurer from the King.

In 1552 he represented the inhabitants of Nîmes before the newly established Presidial court there. This was a Court of First Instance, and composed of the Juge-mage, three other judges and twelve Councillor- magistrates. It was thus evidently a legal preserve, and this may have been the reason for the rejection of Jean's claim to be a member, as the right and honour of his office as Treasurer demanded. He had appealed to the King for support for his claim, but the support was negative, his rejection being perhaps due to the fact that he was not, as far as is known, a lawyer.”
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