One Huguenot’s Flight from Religious Persecution Creates the Bondurant Family in America

Immigration to America

Screen Shot 2020-08-08 at 4.36.26 PM

In 1700, Jean Pierre Bondurant found his way to London, England and boarded the ship Peter and Anthony bound for America.  On 20 September, 1700, the ship arrived at Jamestown, VA and the new arrivals were taken up the James River to the shoals (present day Richmond, VA).  They settled initially in Manakin Town, a deserted Monacan Indian village south of the James.


Early Bondurant History summarized from “The Bondurants of Genolhac, France” by Mary Bondurant Warren