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Baron Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine        1745-1820
Benoit (Benedict) was born on 4 June 1745, the son of Baron Claude Nicolas Louis Mottet de La Mottet (of the Mound) and Madelaine Constant, at Château de Compiègne, Compiègne, 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.   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 in 1761, the daughter of Louis Victor Villon, Marquis de Fécamp, and Catherine Solminihac, at Compiègne, France.
I have identified the following children.
  Louise Catherine Born 4 Mar 1788   Chandernagor, India       Died 6 Nov 1866
Charlotte Félicité Born 22 Mar 1789   Chandernagor, India       Died 12 Feb 1799
Victorine Born 21 Feb 1790   Pondicherry, India Married General John Doveton
Édouard Prosper Born 18 Apr 1793   Pondicherry, India Married Georgiana Honoria Fallofield
Marie Clotilde Born 3 Jun 1794   Pondicherry, India Married Sir Russell Henry II
Adolphe Guillaume Born 28 Jul 1795   Pondicherry, India Married Elizabeth Warren
Virginie Born 2 Jul 1796   Pondicherry, India Married George Chaplin Holroyd
Bonaventure Born 6 Jun 1797   Pondicherry, India       Died 13 Jul 1797
Elise Born 26 Nov 1798   Pondicherry, India       Died 31 Jul 1799

Birth of Parents
Baron Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine b: 4 Jun 1745         Château de Compiègne, Compiègne, France
son of Baron Claude Nicolas Louis Mottet de La Mottet and Madelaine Constant

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

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

Children
Louise Catherine Mottet de La Fontaine     (of The Fountain) b: 4 Mar 1788               Chandernagor, India       Died 6 Nov 1866
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Charlotte Félicité Mottet de La Fontaine b: 22 Mar 1789               Chandernagor, India       Died 12 Feb 1799
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Victorine Mottet de La Fontaine b: 21 Feb 1790               Pondicherry, India
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Édouard Prosper Mottet de La Fontaine b: 18 Apr 1793               Pondicherry, India
son of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Marie Clotilde Mottet de La Fontaine b: 3 Jun 1794               Compiègne, France
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Adolphe Guillaume Mottet de La Fontaine b: 28 Jul 1795               Pondicherry, India
son of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Virginie Mottet de La Fontaine b: 2 Jul 1796                     Pondicherry, India
daughter of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Bonaventure Mottet de La Fontaine b: 6 Jun 1797               Pondicherry, India       Died 13 Jul 1797
son of Benoit Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp
Elise Mottet de La Fontaine b: 26 Nov 1798               Pondicherry, India       Died 31 Jul 1799
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 Dauphine, Pondicherry, India
Burial: The French Cemetery, Surcouf Street

Death
Marie Marguerite (Villon de Fécamp) Mottet de La Fontaine Died 4 Mar 1827, Age 65,     Rue de la Monnaie, Pondicherry, India
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.