Lambert Hotman (~1445-1514)
Lambert was born about 1445 at Emmerich, in the Duchy of Cleves. He was a Burgher who came with Engelbert of Cleves, Count of Nevers to France. Lambert settled in Paris sometime between 1470 and 1479. He married three times, and had fourteen children.
He died Dec 24, 1514 in Paris, was buried there in the Church of the Innocents.
Lambert's third son was Jean Hotman, Sieur de Balisy, born in Paris in 1479. Treasurer to the Order of Malta. Jean married Thomasine Le Lorraine and by this marriage had six known children. The eldest son was Pierre Hotman, named for his uncle. Pierre married Jeanne Marteau and had four known children. One of these was Francois Hotman, Seigneur de Marfontaine, who married in 1574 Lucrece Grainger and had six children. One child by this marriage was Marie Hotman who married Vincent Bouhier. This line continues descending to the current Bulgarian, Belgium, and Spanish Royal families.
Lambert's fifth son, who was by his last marriage, was Pierre Hotman.
- Dictionnaire genealogique des familles du Quebec, Rene Jette. Les Presses de l'Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada (1983). Page 418, "Fevrier, Christophe", the ascendence of his second wife Marie Martin to Francis Hotman and beyond is given at the end of his article.
- Genealogy of the Hotman family