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Baron Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine        1741-1820
Benoit (Benedict) was born on 4 June 1741, the son of Baron Claude Nicholas Louis Mottet de La Mottet (of the Mound) and Madelaine Coustas, at Compiègne, Picardy, France.
He became the Deputy of the "Great East of France", police chief of the Navy, then commander and president of the provincial Council of Chandernagor, colonial prefect (1803), police chief-director of the French establishments of India, and president of the Superior council of Pondicherry, which was a French colony in India, consisting of four non-contiguous enclaves, or districts, and named for the largest, Pondicherry (Pondichéry in French).
  The French came following the Portuguese and the Dutch, and took root there.   In the 18th century, in the wake of wars between England and France, the city changed hands several times.   Although the Benoit Mottet keeps the presidency of the Council of Pondichéry during the following 23 years of the English occupation.   At last, the French took it over on 26th September 1816 and continued to rule for one hundred and thirty eight years, till they left the shores on 31st October 1954, following the transfer of power.   Benoit retired on 1 January 1817.

Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp         1761-1827
Marie was born about 1761, the daughter of Louis Victor Villon, Marquis de Fécamp, and Catherine Solminihac.
They had 7 children, 5 were still alive in 1827.
I have identified the following children.
  Victorine Born abt 1790   India Married John Doveton
Virginie No Date   India Married George Chaplin Holroyd
Edouard Prosper Born 18 Apr 1793   India Married Georgiana Honoria Fallowfield
Adolphe Born abt 1794   India Married Elizabeth Warren
Marie Clotilde Born abt 1795   France Married Sir Russell Henry II

Birth of Parents
Baron Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine b: 4 Jun 1741         Compiègne, Picardy, France
son of Baron Claude Nicholas Louis Mottet de La Mottet and Madelaine Coustas

Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp b: abt 1761
daughter of Louis Victor Villon, Marquis de Fécamp, and Catherine Solminihac

Marriage
20 May 1787
Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine (46)
Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp (15)
Pondichéry, India

Children
Victorine Mottet de La Fontaine
(of The Fountain)      
b: abt 1790               India
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Virginie Mottet de La Fontaine No Date                     India
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Edouard Prosper Mottet de La Fontaine b: 18 Apr 1793               Pondicherry, India
son of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Adolphe Mottet de La Fontaine b: abt 1794               India
son of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Marie Clotilde Mottet de La Fontaine b: abt 1795               Compiègne, France
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp

Death
Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine Died 30 Apr 1820, Age 78,     Rue des Capuchins, Pondicherry, India
Burial: The French Cemetery, Surcouf Street

Death
Marie Marguerite (Villon de Fécamp) Mottet de La Fontaine         Died 4 Mar 1827, Age 65,
Burial: The Catholic European Cemetery of Saint-Lazare

SPECIAL THANKS  to Penny Graham, of England, for inspiring the research of this family, and for many of the details provided.