Prayer book of Ysabel Pichol Dauphin
The Catholic prayer book, belonging to Ysabel Pichol Dauphin, was dated 1767, written in Latin and French and dedicated to Madame La Dauphine, the wife of the heir to the French throne.
A copy of the page from the prayer book and the transcribed inscription were sent to the author by family researcher and descendant Cynthia Brosnaham Richardson. Cynthia said she received it from another descendant, Gloria McCreary.
The term “Madame La Dauphine” refers to the wife of the heir to the French throne and not to our Ysabel Dauphin. It is likely that the dedication was to Maria Josepha of Saxony who was the wife of the heir to the French throne at the time and was known as Madame La Dauphine. She died in March 1767. Her son, the future Louis XVl, married Marie Antoinette. The prayer book could presumably have been purchased in Louisiana. Where the prayer book might be now is a good question.
Family group sheet for Francisco Dauphin and Ysabel Pichol
The Dauphin family
Ysabel Pichol - Her many names
Francesca Dauphin's relinquishment of dower rights
Gravestones: Eugenio A. Sierra and Francesca Dauphin
Anne Healy's Genealogy, Created October 2002
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|12 January 2020|
Revised 25 January 2020