Switzerland

Pierre Jeanneret was born in 1607 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married an unknown person in 1631 in
Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland and had the following child:

 

Jaques Jeanneret was born in 1632 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Jacques also married an unknown person and had the following child:

 

David Jeanneret was born in 1663 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married Jeanne De Charmes on 09 Jan 1686 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She was born in 1665 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. They had a son:

 

David Jeanneret was born in 1681 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died in 1726. He married Jeanne Madeleine (Baillod) Baillard, daughter of Claude Baillod and J. Marie Rosselet in Nov 1705 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She was born about 1681 in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died in 1751.

 

 

Claude Baillod was chief major of the army of the state and mayor in the Court of Justice. The family moved from Travers to Le Locle in 1720. At the time of his death in 1726 Claude was the chief justice of Travers. After his death, his wife moved to Neuchatel where she survived him by 25 years, dying there in 1751. Jean Madeleine moved from Le Locle to Neuchatel after her husband’s death in 1726.

David Jeanneret and Jeanne Madeleine (Baillod) Baillard had the following children:

 

i. David Francois Jeanneret was born on 02 Aug 1696 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died on 14 Apr 1763 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married an unknown spouse on 16 Oct 1728 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married (2) Elisabeth Perrinjaquet, daughter of David Perrinjaquet and Jeanne Pellaton on 16 Oct 1728 in

Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She was born on 18 Apr 1706 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died on 07 Feb 1781.

ii. Jeanne Marie Jeanneret was born about 1703. She married Francois Louis de la Chaux.

iii. Rose Marie Jeanneret was born about 1707.

iv. Jean Frederic Jeanneret was born about 1714 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died before 1782 in London, England.

v. Jeanne Madelaine Jeanneret was born about 1716.

vi. Claudius Jonas Jeanneret was born about 1719 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died after 1782. He married Elizabeth Sturt in 1756.

vii. Jacob Henry Jeanneret was born about 1723. He died in 1782 in London, England. He married (1) Susanne Marie Chatelain, daughter of Abraham Chatelaine and Susanne Vuileumier on 28 Sep 1756 in Saint Anne Soho, Westminster, London, England. She was born on 08 Jul 1731 in Tramelan, Bern, Switzerland. She died in 1763. He married (2) Elizabeth Perret, daughter of Richard Perret and Hester House on 16 Apr 1763 in Saint Anne Soho, Westminster, London, England. She was born on 23 Aug 1740 in Potterne, Wiltshire, England. She died about 1791.

viii. Abraham Francois Jeanneret was born in 1730 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died before 1782. He married Ezabeau Benoit in 1755. She was born in 1734 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

ix. Pierre Daniel Jeanneret was born in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died before 1782.

In 1782 Jonas Claude Jeanneret was granted the right to add the name Bailliod to his paternal name as he inherited the title belonging to that name.

Extract from www.baillod.net

Historically, there have probably been less than 5000 people that ever had the name Baillod. Family names first came into use in Switzerland around 1100, and according to the Armoreal Neuchatelois, the earliest references to the Baillod name occur in the 1300s at Travers in Neuchatel, so Travers is probably where the name actually originated. There are

a few variations of the name Baillod, which can be seen in Neuchatel historical documents and directories, including Baillod, Baillot (archaic), Baillods and Baillodz (archaic). Further research into these names reveals that there were actually two distinct groups of Baillod families. The Gorgier family used the spelling Baillod / Baillot, while another significant group, centered around Couvet, Bole and Motiers, used the spellings Baillods / Baillodz.

 

Today, the Baillods family is much smaller than the Baillod family, but has an extensive genealogy showing no historical overlap with the Baillod/Baillot family. Interestingly, the Baillod family history given in the Armoreal Neuchatelois appears to be based exclusively on the Baillods family and shows significant overlap with the Baillods family genealogy, while

no members of the larger Baillod family of Gorgier are mentioned.

 

Accurate genealogies for both the Baillod and Baillods families have been constructed back to about 1600, with anecdotal and folklore data extending back to about 1400. Both families claim to descend from the legendary Jacques Baillod (or Baillodz, depending on which family you belong to), who was knighted for single-handedly defeating the army of Jacques

de Savoie, the Count of Romont (1440-1486) at the Bridge of Thielle in 1476. Baillod was knighted for this deed and received a medal with the Latin inscription "Vires agminis unus habet," which translates as "One has the strength of an army."

 

"In March 1476, after his defeat at Grandson, the Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold, gathered again a formidable army, marched into Switzerland by Orb, marched Murten, Bern and Fribourg. He gave the command of his army Count Romont which started off with the vanguard and stopped Estavayer he began to wage war against the Swiss. After gathering all his soldiers, he went through by Cudrefin marsh and the valley of the Crush. He caught suddenly the village of Anet. At the first signal that the Confederate sentries were placed to guard the country people of both sexes appeared full of enthusiasm, bearing all kinds of weapons. The people of Neuchatel Neuveville and ran to the aid of their neighbors.

Already a considerable number of Savoyards would make their way over the bridge Thielle remained helpless when Jacques Baillod, Banneret of Neuchatel, a tall man, ran alone in front of the enemy. Armament, armed with a battle ax and protected by his shield, he rushed at the enemy shouting: "To me, children of the Shire!".

 

Jacques Baillod successfully defended the passage of the bridge Thielle cons Count Romont, ax throw terror into the ranks of the Savoyards and brought death to anyone who was affected. After a long struggle and superhuman efforts, our hero, as did Horatius on the bridge Sublicius in Rome, managed to rout the crowd of warriors, well armed, had rushed

like mad on this courageous Neuchatel. Seeing this, the Earl of Romont, part of his company had experienced a major failure at Anet, where women fought heroically, retraced his steps, too low, he said, to resist such men he joined the main army of the Duke of Burgundy and went to chop before Morat."

 

It is probable that both the Baillod and Baillods families share a common origin, but it is not possible to trace through known records. The original meaning of the surname Baillod remains shrouded in mystery, but several possible linguistic origins can be inferred from this explanation.

 

Neuchatel didn't join the Swiss Confederation until 1815 and was an independent state prior to that time. As such, most Baillods in the 19th century would have considered themselves "Neuchatelois" rather than Swiss or French. The area of Neuchatel where the Baillod family originated is known as "La Beroche" and is known for its farming and for its watch & jewelry making. Many Baillod family members consequently, became watchmakers and some became quite famous for their fine time pieces.

David Francois Jeanneret and Elisabeth Perrinjaquet had the following children:

 

i. Marie Magdeleine Jeanneret was born on 16 Apr 1729 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

ii. Pierre David Jeanneret was born on 08 Oct 1730 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died in Nov 1809 in Les Ponts-de-Martel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married Marie Madelaine Frasse on 06 Jan 1770 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She was born in 1758 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died in 1806.

iii. Jonas Jeanneret was born on 19 Jul 1733 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died in 1813 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married Ester Jornod on 30 May 1761. She was born about 1740 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died in 1806 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

iv. David Francois Jeanneret was born on 29 Apr 1736 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died on 16 Apr 1803 in Les Ponts-de-Martel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married Jeanne Esabeau Jeanjaquet. She was born in 1740 in Couvet, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died on 13 Apr 1800 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married (2) Marie Marguerite Petitpierre on 11 Mar 1769 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She was born on 03 Dec 1735 in Couvet, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

v. François Louis Jeanneret was born on 08 Jul 1738 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He married Jeanne Marguerite de la Chaux. She was born in 1742 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died on 29 Jan 1790.

vi. Jeanne Elise Jeanneret was born on 18 Nov 1742 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She died in 1819. She married (1) Yersin de Fleurier in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She married (2) Abraham Louis Pelaton on 06 Nov 1802 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He was born about 1740 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She married (3) Charles Daniel Pelaton on 21 Jan 1769 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

vii. Jean Henry Jeanneret was born on 20 Mar 1746 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He died. He married Marie Charlotte Montandon on 11 Jul 1772 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She was born about 1750 in Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

 

Jeanne Marie Jeanneret and Francois Louis de la Chaux had the following children:

i. Francois Louis de la Chaux was born in 1750 in Travers, Neuchatel, Suisse.

ii. Marie Marguerite de la Chaux.

iii. Susanne Marie de la Chaux.

iv. Marianne de la Chaux.

v. Marie Louise de la Chaux.

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