"Ce marriage fut célèbre à Folembray Château Royal entre Chauny et Coucy, le 17 Déc. 1595, honoré de la présence de Madame Catherine de France sœur du roi HENRY IV, qui y tenoit sa cœur".
PIERRE;Two of Jean de Camas's grandsons, named Jacques and Adrien, received patents of letters of nobility from LOUIS XIV; and others became Seigneurs de Mézières, Senancourt, Armancourt, and De Bersy.
JEAN, of whom presently;
A granddaughter of the latter married the Comte de Stolberg in Prussia, 1733.
The second son of Jean de Camas,
JEAN CROMMELIN (1603-59), wedded Rachel Jacuelet du Castlet, and died at Saint-Quentin, leaving several children, of whom the eldest,
LOUIS CROMMELIN, born at Saint-Quentin, 1625, espoused, in 1648, Marie Mettayer, and had issue, eight children.
At the Revocation, almost all this family fled to Holland; but the following eventually settled in Ulster:-
1. LOUIS (1653-1727), who established the linen trade in Ulster.
In 1698, Louis, with two brothers and three sisters, and several cousins and members of his family, "was induced" by WILLIAM III to go over to Ulster, where they settled at Lisburn, County Antrim, bringing with them a number of tradesmen and a capital of £20,000 (in excess of £4 million today) with which they established the linen manufacture, which was adopted by the inhabitants, and flourished thereafter.
In consideration of Louis having spent £10,000 on its establishment, His Majesty, who was greatly interested in its success, conferred a pension of £200 a year on his son, on whose early death it was discontinued.
Mr Crommelin wedded, in 1680, his cousin Anne, daughter of Samuel Crommelin; left France in 1685, and settling first at Amsterdam, came to Lisburn in 1698.
He had issue, one son and a daughter: Louis, died at Lisburn, 1711, unm, aged 28; and Magdaleine.
2. Samuel, twice married and left four sons, of whom all male issue became extinct.
3. William, wedded Miss Butler, of the Ormonde family, and had a son, Louis, who died unmarried, and a daughter.
4. Jeane, married Abraham Gillot.
5. Anne, espoused firstly, Isaac Cousin de Meaux; and secondly, Daniel de la Cherois, by whom she had an only daughter, Marie Angélique Madeleine (who died at Donaghadee, 1771), who wedded Thomas, 5th and last Earl of Mount Alexander, by whom, having no children, she was left all his property, and on her death she left it to be divided between her cousins, Samuel de la Cherois and Nicholas Crommelin.
6. MARIE, of whom we treat.
The youngest daughter,
MARIE CROMMELIN, wedded firstly, Isaac Testard de Blois; and secondly, Nicholas de la Cherois, Major, and afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel in the regiment of Comte de Marton, under WILLIAM III.
She died in 1706, leaving two children,
SAMUEL, of whom presently;The only son,
Madeleine, wedded her cousin, Daniel Crommelin.
SAMUEL DE LA CHEROIS (1700-84), married, in 1731, Mlle. Sarah Cormiére, and had issue,
SAMUEL, of whom presently;
NICHOLAS, his heir;
Mary; Sarah; Anne; Harriet Judith; Jane Suzanna.
SAMUEL ARTHUR HILL, his heir;
Nicholas, father of NICHOLAS ANDREW;
William Thomas (Rev);
Anna Sarah; Maria Matilda; Clara Suzanne; Elizabeth Emily.
Louis Nicholas (1846-69);
Arthur Claude (1856-69);
FREDERICK ARMAND, of whom hereafter;
Lucy Marguerite, died 1881;
MARIA HENRIETTA, of Carrowdore Castle;
CAROLINE ANNA, m R B Shaw; she dsp 1910;
Florence Frances, died 1895;
EVELYN ANGÉLIQUE, of Carrowdore Castle.
There is some very graceful Gothic plasterwork fretting on the hall ceiling.
The main entrance gate lodge, a surviving one of two gate lodges, is contemporary with the old house and is notable for a castellated parapet and towers, with a pair of dwellings, which have now been largely demolished.
Carrowdore Castle is the home of Dr Francis Jennings DSc, brother of Shamus Jennings CBE.
The Jennings brothers are regularly rated as among the wealthiest people in Northern Ireland. In 2008, they sold their building services firm, Rotary Group, to an Australian engineering company in a cash and shares deal worth £95m. The same year they sold the Cromwell Hospital in London in a £90m deal. Among their properties is a fishing and shooting estate on the Isle of Islay.First published in January, 2011.