Lecture will explore Belle Isle, Bertrand Family and Huguenots

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Local History, Virtual Speaker Series II,” will present “Belle Isle and the Huguenot-Anglican Refuge in the Rappahannock Region of Virginia” by Dr. Lonnie Lee at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 1. 

 Lee, a retired Presbyterian minister, earned a bachelor’s in history from the University of Kansas, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Austin Theological Seminary.

Lee’s presentation will summarize his research on the Bertrand Family in Virginia, England, and France, particularly John Bertrand and his wife, Charlotte Jolly Bertrand, and their place in the Huguenot story, said LVHS executive director Karen Hart. A clergyman and Huguenot-Anglican immigrant to Lancaster County, John Bertrand purchased Belle Isle plantation in 1692 and later served as minister at St. Mary’s…

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