Francisco Ravest descendants

 

The following is derived from: Familia descrita en el libro de Guillermo de la Cuadra Gormaz, Familias chilenas (Origen y desarrollo de las familias chilenas), Editorial Zamorano y Caperán, Santiago, 1982, Tomo II: P-Z.

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Francisco Ravest, oriundo de Francia; c.c. Rafaela Améstegui Canales de la Cerda [h. Francisco Améstegui y Lorenza Canales de la Cerda León]. Hijos registrados:

  1. Marcos Ravest Amésteguic. Juana Soto. Hijos registrados:
    1. Nolasco Ravest Soto.
    2. Ventura Ravest Soto.
    3. Ignacio Ravest Soto
    4. Santiago Ravest Soto
    5. Juan José Ravest Soto
    6. Toribio Ravest Soto
    7. Antonio Ravest Soto
    8. Josefa Ravest Soto
    9. Dolores Ravest Soto
    10. Carmen Ravest Sotoc. Manuel Murúa. Descendencia está registrada en Manuel Murúa.
  2. Ramón Ravest Améstegui, Jesuíta.
  3. Bernabé Ravest Améstegui c.c. Francisca Castillo. Con sucesión Ravest Bonilla, Ravest Campaña, Ravest Hurtado, etc.
  4. Valeriano Ravest Améstegui, Mercedario.
  5. Lorenza Ravest Améstegui
  6. Francisca Javiera Ravest Améstegui
  7. Ursula Ravest Améstegui

A later, related Francisco Ravest is recorded in Familias chilenas :

Francisco Ravest c. siglo XIX c. Agustina Castro. Hijos registrados:

  1. Clemente Ravest Castro, testó ante Gómez Solar en Santiago 1881; c.c. Natalia Rivera Cienfuegos. Hijos registrados:
  2. Clemente Ravest Rivera
  3. Francisco Ravest Rivera
  4. Arturo Ravest Rivera
  5. Alberto Ravest Rivera
  6. Natalia Ravest Rivera
  7. Elena Ravest Rivera
  8. Albina Ravest Rivera

 

Cornelia Louisa Revest

Cornelia Louisa Revest was an artist. She won second class medals in 1819 and 1831 in Paris.  She was born in Amsterdam in 1795 and died in Paris 1856.  Pupil of Serangely and Vafflard in Paris.  In 1814 she painted Magdalen at the feet of Christ for a church in Marseilles.  She painted portraits and A Young Mother playing the Mandolin.

Early French Ravests / Revests

Place names

It seems likely that the family name originated from a place name.  There are several villages which include Revest as part of their name.  It can be no coincidence that these villages in the south east corner of France are in the same area where most of the Revests continue to live. More research is needed to determine when all of these villages were founded and their relevance to our story.

The word Revest derives from the traditional language of Southern France, Occitan, in which revest, (a variant of revers), means a site exposed to the north.

  • Revest-les-Roches is a small commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in South Eastern France, population around 200.  The name of the village was first recorded in 1007 (Revestis).  Its inhabitants are called Revestois.
  • Le Revest-les-Eaux, population 3,750, lies in the Var department of the Provence-sur-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of France.
  • Revest-du-Bion, population around 500, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in the south of France
  • Revest-des-Brousses, population around 250,is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
  • Revest-Saint-Martin, population less than 100, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Individuals

I assume that Ravest/Revest are alternative spellings.  However, without more information, I cannot assume that all Revests are actually of the same family as they may originate from different villages.

The earliest reference that I have found so far is of Raymond de Revest de la Roque, born 1220. A later individual, Raymond de la Roque de Revest is recorded as dying in 1316. Both presumably derive their name from the first village mentioned above.

Pierre Mathei du Revest was born in Jura, 1450, and died in Paris,1544.

Hugues Ribier Revest, born in Var, South of France, 1475.  He died in 1546.

 

Francisco Ravest

Francisco Ravest appears to be the founder of the Ravest family in Chile.  He is identified as coming from France in the following extract from:

Guillermo de la Cuadra Gormaz, Familias chilenas (Origen y desarrollo de las familias chilenas), Editorial Zamorano y Caperán, Santiago, 1982, Tomo II: P-Z.

” RAVEST, DON FRANCISCO. De Francia. Celebro esponsales con dona Rafaela Amestegui Canales de la Cerda, hija de don Francisco y dona Lorenza Canales de la Cerda y Leon. Sus herederos: Marcos, c. c. dona Juana Soto; Ramon, jesuita (Vol. 656, ano 1744); Bernabe, con suc. de dona Francisca Castillo; Valeriano, mercedario (Vol. 556, ano 1747); Lorenza; Francisca Javiera; Ursala (Quillota, Vols 4, 8, 19. 38, 47, 51, 57, 65 de Notarios). Fueron los Ravest Soto: Nolasco; Ventura; Ignacio; Santiago; Juan Jose; Toribio; Antonio; Josefa; Dolores; Carmen, mujer de don Manuel Murua (Vol 51), con cuatro hijos, Domingo, Juan de Dios, Mercedes y Josefa. La familia Ravest ha tenido ramas establecidas en Rancagua y Valparaiso. A una de elles pertenecio don Francis, que se unio en matrimonio a principios del siglo XIX a dona Agustina Castro, y cuyo hijo don Clemente Ravest testa en Santiago (Gomez Solar, 1881) designando por herederos a Clemente, Fransisco, Arturo, Alberto, Natalia, Elena, Albina, habidos todos en su legitima esposa dona Natalia Rivera Cienfuegos. De los Ravest Castillo procedieron los Ravest Bonilla, Ravest Campana, Ravest Hurtado y otros. ”

In English:

RAVEST, DON FRANCISCO. From France. Married dona Rafaela Amestegui Canales de la Cerda, daughter of Don Francisco and Dona Lorenza Canales de la Cerda y Leon. His heirs Mark, c. c. Juana Soto; Ramon, jesuit (Vol. 656, 1744); Bernabe, who married dona Francisca Castillo; Valeriano, [mercedario] (Vol 556, 1747.); Lorenza; Francisca Javiera; Ursala (Quillota, Vols 4, 8, 19, 38, 47, 51, 57, 65 of Notaries). From Soto Ravest: Nolasco; Fortuna; Ignacio; Santiago; Juan Jose; Toribio; Antonio; Josefa; Dolores; Carmen, wife of Don Manuel Murua (Vol 51) with four children, Domingo, Juan de Dios, Mercedes and Josefa. The Ravest family had established branches in Valparaiso and Rancagua. Of which one belonged to Don Francis, who joined in marriage in the early nineteenth century to dona Agustina Castro, whose son Don Clemente Ravest, made a will in Santiago (Gomez Solar, 1881) designating heirs as Clemente, Fransisco Arturo Alberto, Natalia, Elena, Albina, born to his legitimate wife dona Natalia Rivera Cienfuegos. From the Castillo Ravest family came the families Ravest Bonilla, Ravest Campana, Ravest Hurtado and others.