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In the United States, members of the Delano family
Delano family
include U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge, and astronaut Alan B. Shepard. Its progenitor was Philippe de Lannoy (1602–1681). The Pilgrim of Walloon descent arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the early 1620s. His descendants also include Frederic Adrian Delano, Robert Redfield and Paul Delano. Delano family forebears include the Pilgrim who chartered the Mayflower, seven of its passengers and three signers of the Mayflower
Mayflower
Compact.[1]

Contents

1 De Lannoy family in Europe

1.1 Migration to America 1.2 Life in America 1.3 Warren Delano's career smuggling opium into China

2 Descendants 3 References 4 Sources 5 External links

De Lannoy family in Europe[edit] Philippe de Lannoy was born in Leiden
Leiden
on December 7, 1602, of Walloon religious refugee parents Jan Lano, born Jean de Lannoy in 1575 at Tourcoing, and Marie Mahieu of Lille, Spanish Netherlands
Spanish Netherlands
Walloon Flanders, both now in northern France.[2] His parents were betrothed in the Leiden
Leiden
Walloon Church
Walloon Church
on January 13, 1596. His father died in 1604 at Leiden. Philippe's grandfather, Guilbert de Lannoy of Tourcoing, was born Roman Catholic but apparently became an early Protestant. He left the mainland with his family for England probably in the late 1570s and then, in 1591, moved to Leiden, a safe harbor for religious dissidents. The Mahieu family arrived in Leiden
Leiden
around the same time, having earlier been at Armentières, near Lille. The family name de Lannoy may derive from the town of Lannoy (that results from the agglutination of the definite article le "the" and annoy "alder plantation", Picard variant form corresponding to Modern French aulnaie "alder plantation") also near Lille. Migration to America[edit] Arriving from England, Philippe de Lannoy's family affiliated with the Leiden
Leiden
Walloon Church, which held services in French, indicating they probably spoke French or Picard. The timing and extent of his contact with the John Robinson Pilgrim congregation in Leiden
Leiden
is unknown but Philippe eventually joined the voyage Robinson organized to the American continent. The Leiden
Leiden
Pilgrims bought the Speedwell for the voyage. Although his name is not on the passenger list, Philippe is believed by Mayflower
Mayflower
scholar Jeremy Bangs to have joined his maternal uncle Francis Cooke (husband of his mother's sister, Hester Mahieu) and young cousin John Cooke on the Speedwell voyage from Delfshaven to Southampton to meet the Mayflower. It is possible that Philippe went separately to England rather than aboard Speedwell. They gathered in England with other Pilgrims and hireling colonizers to stage the onward voyage with the two ships. The Speedwell proved unseaworthy and eleven of its passengers were able to join the Mayflower. It is unknown if the twenty (including Robert Cushman and Phillipe de Lannoy) who could not sail on the Mayflower
Mayflower
returned to Leiden
Leiden
or remained in England. The Mayflower
Mayflower
proceeded solo with a combined company of 103, leaving Plymouth on September 6, 1620, arriving Cape Cod Harbor on November 11, 1620. The Fortune eventually substituted for the Speedwell, sailing for Plymouth Colony in early July 1621, arriving on November 9, 1621, with Philippe among its passengers. [3][4]

FDR and his cousins in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 1897

Life in America[edit] Philippe de Lannoy joined and resided with his uncle Francis Cooke and cousin John, who had arrived on the Mayflower
Mayflower
the year before. In 1623, he received a land grant in Plymouth but sold this property in 1627 and moved to Duxborough. In 1634, at Plymouth, Massachusetts, he married Hester Dewsbury. Their children: 1. Mary Delano, b. abt 1635; 2. Philip Delano, b. abt 1637; 3. Hester or Esther Delano, b. abt 1640; 4. Thomas Delano, b. 21 March 1642; 5. John Delano, b. 1644; 6. Jonathan Delano, b. 1647-1648, prob. Duxbury, Massachusetts. Delano prospered and was part of the group who organized the construction of highways and bridges around the village. Hester died after 1648. Before 1653 he married the widowed Mary Pontus Glass, b. abt 1625, by whom he had three children: 1. Jane Delano; 2. Rebecca Delano; 3. Samuel Delano.".[3][4] He served in the Pequot War
Pequot War
of 1637 as a volunteer. In 1652, he joined with 35 other colonists to purchase with trading goods what was then called Dartmouth Township from Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag, who drew the boundaries. It was sold to the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers, who wished to live outside the stringent religious laws of the Puritans. Philippe gave his portion of the acquisition, amounting to 800 acres (3.2 km²), to his son Jonathan Delano. He died on August 22, 1681, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. A great many of his offspring would become prominent mariners, whalers, and shipbuilders. The later commercial success of some Delanos was such that they would become part of the Massachusetts aristocracy, sometimes referred to as one of the Boston Brahmins (the "First Families of Boston"). Warren Delano's career smuggling opium into China[edit] Warren Delano made a large fortune trading opium in Canton (now Guangzhou), China. Delano first went to China at age 24 to work for Russell & Company, which had pioneered trading with China. John Perkins Cushing - also a Russell & Company partner - had preceded Delano and initiated a close relationship with a Chinese official called Howqua. The two men had established an offshore base - an anchored floating warehouse - where Russell & Company ships would offload their opium contraband before continuing up the Pearl River Delta to Canton with their legal cargo. By early 1843, Delano had spent a momentous decade in the China trade. He had achieved his financial competence and risen to become the head partner of the biggest American firm dealing with China. He had witnessed the destruction of the hated Canton system, the humiliation of the Chinese government, and the creation of New Chinas.[5] Descendants[edit]

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Jonathan married Mercy Warren, granddaughter of Mayflower
Mayflower
passenger Richard Warren; among their direct descendants are the author Laura Ingalls Wilder, President Ulysses S. Grant, President Calvin Coolidge, anthropologist Robert Redfield, astronaut Alan B. Shepard, entertainer Martina McBride
Martina McBride
and the poet Conrad Potter Aiken. Over time, family members migrated to other states, including Michigan, Maine, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, Vermont and as far away as Chile, where today descendants of Captain Paul Delano are numerous and prominent. From the New York clan, Sara Delano married James Roosevelt and their only child, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, became President of the United States.

Delano family
Delano family
in America

Columbus Delano
Columbus Delano
(1809–1896), statesman Diane Delano, (born 1957), actress Francis R. Delano, (1842–1892), banker, railroad executive Frederic Adrian Delano
Frederic Adrian Delano
II, (1863–1953), civil engineer, member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, brother of Sara Warren Delano, Jr., (1809-1898), grandfather of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Chief of Operations of Russell & Company, whose business included the opium trade in Canton. Jane Arminda Delano, (1862–1919) nurse Paul Delano, (1775–1842), Commander of the Chilean Department of the Navy Sara Ann Delano (1854–1941), mother of FDR Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (1882–1945), President of the United States William Adams Delano
William Adams Delano
(1874–1960), architect Mary Gray-Reeves (daughter of Florence Delano Gray) (born 1962), first woman to be an Episcopalian bishop in California James Whitlow Delano (born 1960), photographer David Delano Clark (1924-1997), nuclear physicist

Delano family
Delano family
namesakes

Delano, California, named for Columbus Delano Delano, Minnesota, named for Francis Roach Delano Delano, Pennsylvania, and Delano Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, named for Warren Delano II Delano Hall, the main dining facility for midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy is named in honor of the Delano family for its support of the American Merchant Marine in general, and President F.D. Roosevelt's support for the Academy in particular.

References[edit]

^ Smith, Jean Edward FDR, p. 10, Random House, 2007 ISBN 978-1-4000-6121-1 ^ Delano, Joel Andrew (Ed) (1899). The Genealogy, History, and Alliances of the American House of Delano, 1621 to 1899. New York. p. 561. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b A Genealogical Profile of Phillip Delano Archived 2012-11-01 at the Wayback Machine./ ^ a b Pilgrim Village Family Sketch Phillip Delano/ ^ Bradley, James (2016). The China Mirage. 

Sources[edit]

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Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his descendants of Four Generations, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999 George English, 'L'histoire et les ancêtres de la famille de Philip Delano (Philippe de Lannoy)', Le Parchemin 72 Annee Mars-Avril 2007 No. 368, pages 114–155 George English, Ancestry and History of Philip Delano, Born Philippe de Lannoy, Mayflower
Mayflower
Descendant, 56 [2007]: pp. 70–90, 163–184 Albert de Lannoy, "Réponse à question 2301" [Answer to question 2301] in Le Parchemin (Belgium), No. 169 [1974]: 49–51 Joel Andrew and Mortimer Delano, The genealogy, history, and alliances of the American house of Delano, 1621 to 1899, (New York, 1899) Bouke N. Leverland, "Het Geslacht van Jan de Lannoy" [The Family of Jan de Lannoy] in Ons Voorgeslacht, Orgaan van de Zuidhollandse Vereniging voor Genealogie (the Netherlands), 9 [1954]: 79–85 Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs, "The Pilgrim and Other English in Leiden Records: Some New Pilgrim Documents" in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 143 [1989]: 195–199 The New England historical & genealogical register, Volume 3 By New England Historic Genealogical Society Delano family
Delano family
papers from 1833–1919 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum The Moffett House museum in Berlin, New Hampshire

External links[edit]

Franco-Americans portal

The American House of Delano, 1621-1899 The Generations of Philippe de la Noye Welcome to the Town of Dartmouth Massachusetts Delano Family Tree at Geni.com Delano family
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