François Duroure (1660-1722) arrived in England in 1689 and was naturalised in 1699. Once in England he was commissioned into the British Army, a career into which his two sons Scipio and Alexandre followed. François was made a director of the French Hospital in 1764 and went on to become secretary and Deputy Governor. A wax image of him was created by Gosset.

In 1713 Scipio married Marguerite de Vignoles tying together two Huguenot families. His son, Francis was a London solicitor who was director, secretary and Deputy Governor of the French Hospital. Francis’s son Colonel John (Jean) Duroure was also a director.