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Revd Thomas Herve

The Reverend Thomas Hervé was born between 1648 and 1688. As a younger man Thomas was a Capuchin Friar at La Rochelle where we persecuted the protestants. After reading some of the Huguenot books he confiscated. Thomas converted to protestantism and escaped to Holland. Between 1727 to 1731 he came to London where he became a member of the French Church and in 1758 was appointed minister of the Royal French Chapel where he became French tutor to the Royal Princesses.

Thomas married Elizabeth Gagnon and they lived together in Faversham, Kent. They had one daughter, Jane Elizabeth who married the Reverend Francis Frederick Giraud.

Thomas was immortalised by the artist Hogarth who depicted him in his print Noon.