The history of Pressagny The proud

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1 -PREHISTORY.

The human beings have always been attracted by the side of water courses. Die the beginning of the work by the man of our region, we know that numerous were individuals attracted by the site, the climate, the hunting and the fishing.
The abbot Lucas, local historian found to the locality: The Douveses of Saint Martin (to the side of the Seine), an important station where one especially finds scrapers and awls in dark flint and the chalk. One also found some polite axes in this Township.
The museum of Vernon possesses quantities of objects found in the Seine or on the neighboring lands, notably in shelters under rock searched by the archaeologist A.G. Colt to Saint Pierre of Autils. They go up again to the Neolithic means, bring in 3 500 and 2 500 years before J.C. He/it is about burials whose funeral rituals seem enigmatic.
Guy Verron, in a drawn article of: The Normandy Before Normen (22nd year Presence Norman N° 8) writes: He/it has been found on the territory of Pressagny, of objects belonging to the group of the sword in language of carp dating of the age of the final bronze 3 to a time where the High Normandy was especially populated and active, about 600 years before Jesus Christ.
During the Gallic time, the Vexin was occupied by the tribe of the Veliocasseses. The Seine forming a natural limit to the south of their territory. The space that occupies today Pressagny was situated close by of two oppidases, (walled camps and economic centers); one to St Pierre of Autils, the other to Vernonnet.
Gallo-Roman time

When the Roman legions surge in our region, they submit veliocasseses then install the administration of the Neustrie, (present Normandy) for a period that is going to last 600 years! The equivalent of Jeanne of bow to our days!
In this time, the Seine served to the transport of materials. He/it is probable that boatmen had relays on all the course of the stream; it is what explains the deposit of tiles towards of the Gallo-Roman villas that have been recovered on the side of the Seine between Our Lady of the Isle and Pressagny the proud. They probably came of a stranded craft.


MEROVINGIENNE TIME
Of after Mr. Auguste The Prévost, (historian of the 19th century) The following charter gives to Pressagny an origin mérovingienne. He/it is not doubtful that the charter of Wandemir doesn't mention our Pressagny: ...villa vestra cui vocabulum is Prisciniacus quae is in Vilgasino pago terrific alveum Sigona ...Actum Prisciniaco, villa publice... (Charter of Wandemir and Escamberte, Year 729.)
This text can translate himself thus: Your house that names himself Prisciniacus is situated in the Vexin, above of the bed of the Seine... Takes act that he/it is about a public interest house.
The abbot Lucas, vicar of Dampmesnil and Daubeuf writes:
Of after Pulligny, (pseudo viscount, benefactor of the Ecos canton), toward 1876, on slopes of the park of the Madeleine, one would have discovered two tombelleses. In a situated between Panilleuse and Pressagny, to the Valley of bronze, no far of the road, one would have found under an eminence placed regularly six bodies as radiuses of a wheel; bodies had feet pushed to a stone hovers to the center; to the foot of one of them was a vase of 0,10m containing an arrow in iron of 0,05m; heads were pushed on stones.

In another burial, the four heads also placed on the flat stones of 0,05 to 0,06m formed the axis of the circumference and the four bodies, radiuses.
Close to bodies was a vase in dark earth containing ashes, one would also have found a fibule.

SUPPOSITION ON THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF PRESSAGNY THE PROUD

Pressagny is mentioned in a charter in the days of Thierry 3 (652-691) under the name of Prisciniacus, (maybe man's name) took in Charles' charter the Bald in favor of holy Ouen of Rouen. (876)

Dom All Saints' Day Duplessis writes in the first left of his/her/its Geographical and Historic Description of the High Normandy published in 1740: The pouillé of Rigaud Eudes gives to this place the name of Pressi & to the neighboring cure of N.D. of the Isle, the one of Pressigny. In Latin pressi is the ice-cream confection of verb premo that has the same significance that our verb to press to either tighten...

There is for Pressagny, let's land the Proud adjective now.

Still of after Dom All Saints' Day Duplessis: In Celtic language, I don't know so -org - would not mean: Mountain, eminence, height. To the consideration of the -euil syllable - or -œil -, he/it appears that she/it was as common at Celt and that the Latin formed their termination of it in -olus - or -ulus -, to express a superlative, either in big, either in kid: dull; masculus: parvus; parvolus or parvulus: more; plusculus; plusculum etc... .
From this theory, we can suppose that:
Org. would mean: Height
Ueil would mean: Small
He/it is true that the village is built on a small height with regard to the Seine and to the neighboring villages.

Of after Mr. The Prévost, historian of the Eure, in his/her/its Memoirs and Notes published in 1864,: ...Ce is not to the Bottleneck that it is necessary to look for the castle of Philippe August but good in a neighboring island (between the Bottleneck and Pressagny). We think that the Bottleneck is not something else that the Portus Orgul, city in a Charter of contemporary Drogon of the Duke Richard II. One will have Orgul makes Orguletum, then neglectful the first syllable: Guletum. It is this place that will have arrived us the nickname of Pressagny the proud situated precisely in front of the Bottleneck.

Dom Cottineau, O.S.B. Benedictine monk, written by the way in 1935 of the priory of holy Martin,: Pressagnyacum Superbum (Orguletum).

Hypotheses proposed by some inhabitants of the village.

1) to the time where Pressagny was reattached to the lordship of Saint Pierre of Autils, the Lord of these places lived ostentatiously and above of his/her/its means (of proud way). To differentiate it of Pressagny the Isle and of Pressagny the Valley, one would have coupled of it the Proud adjective. Maurice Dermer.

2) to the middle age, on small hills of Pressagny, the culture of the grapevine was auspicious, it spread until Pressagny the Valley. The king of France who came to often hunt in forest of Vernon was invited to taste the wines of the three localities carrying the name of Pressagny. He/it especially appreciated the one of Pressagny (simply). Inhabitants would have been some so proud that those of the neighboring villages would have nicknamed them the proud; then inhabitants of Pressagny the proud. Maurice Dermer

3) the three Pressagnies to the origin only made only one territory and only one local administration. The borough that we inhabit was most important with his/her/its two priories (the Madeleine and Saint Martin). Besides, an appointment of hunting would have been constructed to welcome the king at the time of his/her/its beats in forest of Vernon. When an administrative and territorial division proved out to be necessary, to distinguish our village, one called him the proud according to the proud constructions and masters that lived him. Rémy Lebrun

We will see in the chapter on the Revolution, appellations of Pressagny on Seine and Pressagny under Vernon.

CAROLINGIENNE TIME
In the beginning of the 9th century, Pressagny made part of the territorial possessions of the abbey of Meadow Saint German.
This abbey possessed a very vast domain of about 32 500 hectares that especially spread to the south of the Seine, of confines of the Perches to Melun.
Pressagny constituted one of the rare possessions of this abbey on the right strand of the stream; as such, extreme advanced toward the west of the Saint German domain, and seem you him, situated on a road of a big economic importance. Pressagny had to play a role no negligible to this time. (Gilles Huguenin. National library).
Vikingses will put a term to these Norman possessions.
NORMAN INVASIONS
Under Charlemagne's reign, that is to say before the year 814, the Vikingses or Nortmanns arrive of Scandinavia and invade the Normandy while going up rivers. It is between the year 841 where they ravage Rouen and 845 where they reach Paris that inhabitants of Pressagny the proud see to arrive on the Seine, of crafts as they had never seen some. The prow of these ships is surmounted of menacing dragons. As in all neighboring villages the population must undergo these invaders pillagers and arsonists that were these Nordic. He/it is more that likely that it was of the very dark hours for the sedentary populations of the region. Bones of Norman French captives wrote the bishop of Pains, whiten in islands of the Seine, in this so beautiful valley that she/it looked like a paradise. All, from the sea has been ravaged by the sword, devoured by the fire. (Meyer page 79).
In 856, they settled to the camp of the bottleneck and covered with ruins our region told us again Edmond Meyer in his/her/its -history of Vernon - (page 80).
The new occupants spread their ascendancy progressively on The Neustrie during the second half of the 9th century to succeed in the year 911 to the Clear Saint treaty on Epte, signed by Rollon chief of Norman French and Charles 3 (The Simple), king of France. To seal this peace, the king Charles gave his/her/its Gisèle girl as wife to the Norman chief that kissed the Christian faith in Rouen. A big number of his/her/its weapon mates followed his/her/its example. (Meyer page 80).
As the limit of territories of France and Normandy was near strong part of Pressagny: (Vernon and the valley of Epte), works of defense were constructed on the Seine in uphill and downstream our township to Vernon and the Bottleneck.
Of 912 to 924, Pressagny was even city border. The Clear Saint treaty on Epte fixed the limit on the Seine between Vernon and Bridge of the ark and on the Eure river. The Vernon triangle - Pacy on Eure - Bridge of the ark formed an iron of spear planted in the flank of the Normandy therefore. In 924, the territorial limit was moved back to the profit of the Normandy until the present limit.

AGED MEANS
During this long period, we will note the most prominent facts.
In the first place, the importance of crusades on the local life. It is in 1129 that holy Adjutor founded a place of prayers to the Mount, that he called the Madeleine. Later a priory will be constructed in this place.
History and legend of holy Adjutor.
Jean, Lord of Vernon married Rosamonde, girl of Guillaume of Blaru. This union was born three sons: 1) Richard of Vernon who took part to the conquest of England. 2) Matthieu and in short, 3) Adjutor. They collected Guillaume's inheritance.
Adjutor of Vernon had been raised by holy Bernard, Abbot of Tiron to the Perches. He/it had drawn in the company of this master of religion principles that he/it had to preserve until his/her/its death.
Gone in paternal home, he/it was made construct itself/themselves a pavilion in a charming site, to the side of the Seine, on the right strand to a mile downstream Vernon. He/it shared of it his/her/its time between the hunting and the prayer.
Some years had hardly flowed out for him in this retirement, when the echo weakened of Pierre's prédicationses the hermit arrived until his/her/its ears.
Adjutor was more capable than all other to understand this monk's ardent word that browsed the Europe while preaching the crusade against infidels, he could not remain quietness to the middle of the general enthusiasm.
He/it took the cross in 1095, enrolled 200 men of weapons and left for the holy places.
He/it browsed Palestine, praying and fighter tower to tower, soon taking back victories, soon undergoing some defeats. Fallen in an ambush, to vicinities of Tambire, he/it arrived to make itself/themselves day to the middle of buckwheats that let one thousand of theirs on room. His/her/its mates of war were Héliodores of Blaru, Eudes of Portmort, Jean of Bréval, Anselme of Chantemerle, Mistletoe of Chaumont, Pierre of Courtigny, Richard of Haricourt and Henri of Yards.
After 17 years of fight, he/it was captured by infidels, no far of Jerusalem, them the enferrèrent of horrible chains of a size quite extraordinary. He/it had to undergo a real martyrdom. Not only his/her/its enemies tried to take vengeance his/her/its victories, but again they wanted to push it to give up his/her/its faith. Adjutor braved their cruelty and rose to the over of the suffering, so that his/her/its executioners, tired to torment it in vain threw it in jail. He/it was afflicted some very because he/it had hoped for the crown of the Martyrdom.
Adjutor didn't lack to address his/her/its most pressing prayers to Saint Madeleine, second boss of Vernon to this time; and also to holy Bernard of Tiron who had just died.
One night that he/it slept, he/it lives to appear to his/her/its right Saint Madeleine and his/her/its left holy Bernard of Tiron. They removed him and transported it in the same dark of Jerusalem in his/her/its house of the Mount then close to Pressagny, they left it while telling him: It is here the place of your rest that we chose.
This miracle that took place in 1130, is attested by witnesses worthy of faith as Pierre of Courtigny, Henri of Yards, Odes of Portmort and several another one that told him to have seen and eaten with him the previous day of his/her/its transport. One also says that he/it was transported in a case of iron. Following his/her/its prayers, the case opened and ties fell
Devout and naive legends that showed the astonishment that caused the return of crusaders that one never believed to review.
Himself free seer after a journey of 1200 miles during his/her/its sleep, Adjutor warned the archbishop of Rouen, announcing him that he left the life of the world and resigned his/her/its secular knighthood; he gave all his/her/its possessions to the abbey of Tiron (close to Nogent the Rotrou) to be ordered, distributed and employees by the abbot to viureses and necessities of the monastery.
To accomplish the vœu that he/it had made to Tambire, to found, under the consecration of Saint Madeleine, a chapel close to his/her/its house if he/it took back the victory, Adjutor built a place of prayer where he retired after having kissed the monastic life. He/it delivered himself/itself to the austerities of the cloister with an ardor that the archbishop believed to curb.
His/her/its life until the end was only an abstinence and a continual austerity. He/it didn't use any more nourishing meats otherwise to the good feasts and when he/it was visited of a few big Lord; he/it used then more extensively a few of them to hide his/her/its austerity. The remainder of the time, he/it satisfied himself/itself of bread and water or cabbages cooked to water and merely salty.
During all his/her/its monastic life, he/it followed the rule of holy Benoît that orders work. He/it announced three his/her/its life therefore: one for the prayer, one for the survey and one for work. He/it slept on the naked earth, satisfying itself/themselves for all pillow of a little more raised earth.
But he/it had in his/her/its room a honest enough lict to hide his/her/its austerity to his/her/its visitors. He/it was clothed of canvas and carried a rough haire.
Several miracles are assigned to this saint.
There was to this time a possessed named Hilgod the Redhead; the demon pushed it toward the retirement of Adjutor; it held a knife to the hand with which it had already wounded several people. Adjutor was not alone; to his/her/its sides were his/her/its Rosamonde mother and several other men and women. All, except Adjutor, taken of fright at the sight of possessed it retired behind the altar of Saint Madeleine. Adjutor, praying the Saint, advanced and pronounced words of exorcism. Immediately the demon left with big noise of the body of possessed it.
-L'Abbé Théroude, vicar of Vernon to the 17th century tells again with a naive admiration the recovery of Jean and André of Tourny, of blind Pressagny Pierre, of Guy of Bacqueville hydropique and Jean of Andeli all forged that was put back in natural stance. He/it brings back besides the narration of an expedition faraway beyond of Prussia, in which the Norman knights invoked in a battle, the protection of Saint Madeleine and holy Adjutor. They took back the victory.
The founder of The Madeleine died April 30, 1131. The archbishop of Rouen and the abbot of Tiron whom he/it had made call collected his/her/its last wills. He/it was buried in the chapel.
Rosamonde of Blaru had taken the veil and had also withdrawn himself to the Madeleine. She/it was buried close to his/her/its son of which the renown of holiness had spilled itself in dioceses of Rouen, Évreux and Chartres where it was honored under the name of holy Adjuteur, holy Ajoutre and holy Ustre.
After the death of holy Adjutor, monks of Tiron put back the quarter of the forest to Matthieu of Vernon that granted them in exchange many privileges by a charter dated of the month of April 1132 in which he/it took the title of Lord of Vernon and Tourny. Subscribed of it Guiscard of Bacqueville, Eudes and André of Portmort, Eudes of Pressagny, Godefroi of Beaudemont, Robert of Blaru etc... He/it mentions in this act importing the numerous manorial royalties of which the religious will be exempted to the future: Of tolls, of works, of door entrances (of cities), of what one must to pass bridges, of chores, of sizes, of the measurement of market rights, of what one must to sell wine, of public room displays, of what one owes to executors of the justice, of rights of press, mills, ovens and all other ways of royalties, of repairs of ovens, of bridges, of paths, of cities, of castles, of their guard, of night watches etc...
This induction indicates loads that burdened the people of this time well.
Matthieu of Vernon gave to the religious of Tiron, in his/her/its village of Tourny, two plows of earth on which were already built of houses that belonged to this abbey and a small wood called the Tronchet as well as the mill of Mallow of Malva to Pressagny. He/it added of it the right of grazing of the beastly in wood and in plain.

Names of Godard of Pressagny in 1120 and Oddes of Pressagny in 1132 are mentioned by Edmond Meyer in his/her/its History of Vernon
The Dictionary of townships of the Eure of Charpillon and some local historians tell us that:
In 1156, the king Henri II gave to the religious of Bernay, the church of Pressagny, with tithes and dependences. "
The abbey of Bernay made Pressagny construct a priory that is mentioned to the 14th century under l ' appellation of: Priory of St Michel and St Martin of Pressagny
Toward 1180, Richard of Vernon conceded to monks of Saint Wandrille, the earth and grapevines given by Durand of Pressagny (Notes of Mr. The Prevost).
Richard of Saint Gilles, knight, raising his/her/its fief of haubert on duty by forty days. This fief had to be situated to Pressagny or Our Lady of the Isle. We see indeed as the year 1208, Richard, son of Simon of Saint Gilles, to give to The abbey of Saint Taurin, the two third of the tithe of fruits of his/her/its enclosed of Pressagny,.
The Pouillé of Rigaud Eudes, written toward 1245, note that Pressagny counted 66 chiefs of families and that his/her/its cure was worth 15 books tournaments.
In 1270, the hotel-god of Vernon and Eudes of Chauvinist, possessed to Pressagny of grapevines whose wine was reappointed. "
Jean of Jeucourt, said Brunet, knight, captain of the Châtel of the Bridge of the ark, was in 1369 Lord of Pressagny; the following year one assigned him a yearly treatment of 400 Books
To the same time, inhabitants of Ovens, Tourny, Cahaignes, Heubécourt, St Sulpice, Tilly, Panilleuse, Mezières, Corbie, Our Lady of the Pressagny Isle the proud, Gasny, Co Geneviève, Giverny, The Chapel St Ouen, and of other neighboring parishes, complained that one forced them, in virtue of an ancient order to contribute to the repairing of Mantis fortifications, well that they were moved away besides of this city of 7 miles and that they could look there for shelter in time of peril.
Charles V welcomed the complaint of claimants favorably by his/her/its order that exempted them for the future of all contribution to expenses of Mantis repair, but compelled them to be been anxious to contribute for fortifications and repairings of the castel of Vernon.
Inhabitants of Tourny that represent in head of this complaint were not to the shelter of the suspicion maybe quite to the consideration of the death of the conductor of the loaded tax in 1365 to collect denierses for fortifications of Mantises. One accused them of him to have killed. Them himself as defended while saying that the collector had died of a pimprenemaux indigestion (small fishes). "
One reads in the customary of forests, written toward 1402,: Pierre of Jeucourt says Compaignon, has accoustumé to take of forests of Vernon and Andely, because of two seated manors, one to Pressagny the proud and the other to Pressagny the Valley, wood to build and for ardoir by livery of the verdier, franc pasnage and pasturage... For that, is held to make to the roy for each desdits manors 12 ds per year to Christmas."
To the topic of use rights: a contention had emerged in 1407 between officers of the king and inhabitants of Our Lady of the Isle, Pressagny the proud and Wood Jérôme. The submissive business to the chessboard had been sent back in broad daylight of Vernon to be judged there. The Big Mr., after investigation of the verdier, gave back November 22 (or 29 December) 1409 a sentence carrying that inhabitants of these parishes had proven by witnesses whom they were users in the forest since one immemorial time and had allowed them to use their rights and to take, in return for certain pensions, the dead wood like marsaulx, maple, aspen and other woods deaths, except that of the boul wood. The hamlet of the Peteises Francs to Our Lady of the Isle and Pressagny the Valley, were exempted in royal letter virtue, of loads imposed to the other neighboring parishes for the right of use; every fire only paid for 3 denierses parises to the domain, his/her/its inhabitants folded back the game when the king came to hunt. (Abbot Lucas)
The church of the priory of the Madeleine, fallen in ruin during wars of the 14th century, was rebuilt and dedicated July 22, 1406 by Guillaume of Vienna, archbishop of Rouen.
A confession of the abbot of Bernay of 1406 contains the following passage: Item a seated noble fief in the vicomté of Vernon, held of the king, because of the temporal of the abbey and the priory of Pressagny, etc... "
In 1408, Pierre of Villaine, esc, Lord of Pressagny the proud, Tourny, etc... Vomits confession for the fief of Pressagny. "
Under the reign of Charles VI, November 17, 1412, a sentence of Jehan of Warrens, knight, chamberlain of the Roy our lord, Mr. Enquesteur of Waters and Forests; confers to the Prior of Pressagny, Cymon Changliat, as to his/her/its predecessors, appropriate wood to build and to hold in estat hotels and houses of says it priory, three cartloads of boys for his/her/its ardoir (to warm up) by every day, the excepted feasts, right of straightforward pasnage, of grazing for all his/her/its beasts but the breul and mortaigne (goats), enclosure, devout and something else necessary to make Hague to close his/her/its inheritance on street while paying for lesdites things and exemptions 12 denierses parises. Decision confirmed after approval of wise men having knowledge of uses exemptions rights customs and liberties of ladite forest March 8, 1413. (Archives of the N° Eure H 971).
April 9, 1415, he/it was about lending vow to keep the peace of Arras that the king asked his/her/its topics to the call of the bailli. Priests and religious all orders were not exempt of this formality. Dom Michel the Lieure, mate of dom Simon Changart, prior of Pressagny the proud face to Vernon on the list of signers (E. Meyer page 172)
During the English work, of the 15th century, in 1418? Jean of Chartres gives confession for fiefs of pressagny the proud, Pressagny the Valley and Pressagny the Isle. "
September 17, 1425, a sentence was given back in the reason among Dom Jean of the Grapevine, prior of Pressagny the proud and Mathieu Adrien vicar of St Marcel. "
In July 1454, Adam of the Roe and Guillaume of Wood Gérard, gave confession for the same fiefs.
December 3, 1474, All Saints' Day Vaudieu, royal sergeant, paid for 3s for copy of a pledge pleige taken by canons of Vernon and by the prior of Pressagny, against treasurers of the church of says it place, because of repairs to make of it. "
In 1478, Martin of the Quesnay, vicar of Pressagny, giving up to a remorse of conscience, came to offer spontaneously to the correction of the official of Rouen, to have given a stroke to a religious of Bernay. "
April 4, 1480 the monk Pierre Barbatre, aged of 55 years, accompanied of Jacques of the Moutier, prior of the Madeleine, undertakes a pilgrimage in Earth Saint. He/it writes his/her/its newspaper that permits us to follow his/her/its itinerary. May 3 he/it is in Venice where he/it gets settled in a hostellerie, near of the Place St Marc to the sign of The Wild man. He/it embarks only, makes numerous stopovers to arrive in Jerusalem July 28. He/it comes back in Venice embarks for Ancône where his/her/its trace gets lost October 23. Is he/it there death? (Directory-bulletin of the society of the history of France 1972-1973).
Of this time, he/it doesn't remain anything of visible to Pressagny practically if this is not a wall of the church saved after bombardments of the last war, the door in stone of the Bourdet alley and bases of the wall of pregnant north of the priory of the Madeleine.

REBIRTH
Our village knew a period flourishing die the beginning of the 16th century. François 1st came to hunt in forest of Vernon. An alley carries his/her/its name that joins Wood Jérôme to Pressagny the Valley and continues toward the Andelyses.
To the 17 street Robert Connan, one can admire an arch in stone that frames a portal and in the house, a chimney to cariatides and hood decorated of dogs, blazons and other motives typical of this time. In this place rose a splendid home, maybe a royal hunting appointment?
Other dwellings to door of stone in full bend are him contemporary, such the big house divided in two of the 40 and 42 road of the Andelyses, the one of the 6 encores street Robert Connan. Well of another one that underwent modifications making disappear their features, have been built toward the 16th century, testifies a currency of it to effigy of Henri 3, recovered at the time of excavations to the foot of a building, situates toward the angle of streets of the Marette and road of the Andelyses.
The confession of Tourny of 1507 made mention of the fief Bigot, 8th of fief, parish of Pressagny the proud. "
In 1573, Saint German Claude, heiress of Madeleine of Annebault, brought in marriage to Jean-Jacques of Arconnat: Heubécourt, Corbie, Coupigny, Pressagny the proud etc... (Charpillon).
Of after a terrier of 1587, for the passage of Pressagny to Saint Pierre of Autils, every fire of the two villages had to per year for the passage: A pot of wine, measure of king to vintages and a bread of 4 to the bushel, as one ate them to Christmas. Passer-by, foreign to these two parishes, paid rights fixed by the tariff, except officers of the king and the Lord of Vernon.

17th and 18th century.
Louis Roussel was in 1618 prior of Pressagny the proud; he was replaced in 1639 by Dom Jean-Marie, priest, prior of Pressagny the proud, Lord of Pressagny the Valley and Pressagny the Isle. "
Charles of Tilly, marquis of Blaru, governor of Vernon, married in 1640, Claude of Arconnat, eldest girl of Adrien, who carried him the Pressagnies,
The prior got, in 1665, the confirmation of the right of use of his/her/its house in the forest of Vernon.
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June 26, 1692, in the Declaration of the income of the Priory of St Martin of Pressagny the proud, one notes that:
Dom Louis Pisant, religious priest of the order of St Benoît, dependent the abbey of Bernay is prior
A noble fief belongs audit priory with manorial pensions thirteenth, it spreads on Pressagny the proud, Our Lady of the Isle, Pressagny the Valley and vicinities.
A manor prieural, joining the church, consisting in several bodies of lodgings, buildings, barn, press, dovecot, stables and stall with gardens and enclosures, left planted in grapevine, the all holding together.
Besides the manorial pensions, the titular sieur of the Priory of the Madelaine of fields is held to make every year for the priory of St Martin a white wine barrel containing 44 pot and 12 fundamental and manorial pension denierses. Are held heirs or representatives Comprez to make every year 15 pots of fundamental and manorial pension wine also.
The priory nearly possesses 10 acrid of plowable earths and 2 pieces of hopeless value, waited that the soil is all gritty and a piece of grapevine named The Gloriette, the all seated as parishes of Pressagny and Our Lady of the Isle. An arpent and half of earth, or about, in nature of meadow in 2 seated pieces in the island on parishes of Pressagny and St Pierre of Longueville, and a half-district of grapevine on the parish of St Marcel.
This priory receives (brings in other) the half of all thick tithes of Pressagny the proud, and the third of the thick tithes of Our Lady of the Isle all in grain, wine and hay.
The sieur vicar of Provémont is held to make deliver in attics dudit priory to the term of the All Saints' Day, 40 mines of wheat according to the measure of Vernon. Aforesaid prior has right to take and to discern on the profit of the cure of St Marcel, 4 mines of wheat, 4 mines of barley and 4 mines of oat, measure of Vernon.
Says it prior has right to take in the forest of Vernon wood limited to 20 ropes, for his/her/its heating and to repair aforesaid priory with right of grazing and passage for beasts.
Archives of the N° Eure H 971.
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In 1698,Dom Louis Valiant was prior of the priory of Pressagny the proud. "
In 1706, Charles messire of Tilly, marquis of Blaru, son of the precedent, governor of island-of-France, was Lord and boss of Corbie, the Tail-d'Aye, Pressagny, etc... "
August 28 1710 Claude Maur of Aubigné archbishop of Rouen, confer and give the priory no conventuel of St Martin of Pressagny, of the order of St Benoît, community of St Maur to Dennis Hébert, he/it summons to the dean of Baudemont whom he/it installs him in this priory. (Archives of the N° Eure H 1723)
In 1710, Dom Dennis Hébert, prior of Pressagny, call as of abuse against letters of Rome gotten by Jean-Baptist Jourdain guillaume, shaved clerk. "
Tilly-Blaru: of money, on the surface of lily of muzzles,
Lordships of Pressagny and the Tail-d'Aye, were united, in 1724 to the marquisat of Tourny. "
In 1699, Pierre The Cheater of Rafoville named the prior of the Madeleine.
A house situated next to the priory, structural the name of the Madeleine, belonged to the beginning of the 18th century, to Etienne Perrier that got his/her/its letters of nobility in October 1726. "
Perrier: of money, to the fasce of sinople accompanied of 4 fifth-leaves of the even, calm one to every canton of the ecu. "
According to Mr. Duramé, President of monument Friends and sites of the Eure, the cider of Pressagny was appreciated to the Court of Versailles and Louis XV put it fashionable. (drawn of the booklet The Canton of Ecos 1973.)
To the 18th century, a prelate named himself/itself Gabriel Cortois of Pressigny, he had been born December 11, 1765. He/it died in May 1822

THE REVOLUTION.
Edmond Meyer in his/her/its history of Vernon brings back that June 11, 1791, after having decided the destruction of the church Saint Geneviève Située behind the present town hall of Vernon, the church of Pressagny inherited an altar and a sun.
Notebooks of deliberations of the Consultant Municipal bring us a quantity important of information die the year 1790.
Possessions incomes and loads of the Priory of St Martin (to see chapter: history of this priory)
The first land register. (to see chapter: History of the land register Bulletin Municipal N° 7).
November 10, 1793 takes place adjudication for the coming down of bells in view to destroy flowers of lily affixed on extremities of the bell of says it bell-tower. The entrepreneur must also destroy flowers of lily that are in full letters in the same nave... Conferred to Louis Thubeuf for the sum of 36 books; he/it commits to make work in the 5 following days.
November 14, 1793, Hubert of Bouville puts back to the township the ancient confessions, plans and a few other relative pieces to the fief of the Rabotteses, to be burnt consistently to the law.
The 1st Frimaires, year second (21.11.1793), the 2 bells of the Township descended by the Consultant Général of the Township and elated to the district of the Andelyses.
From the 11 Frimaires, year 2 (01.12.1793), Pressagny the proud becomes Pressagny on Seine.
From the 25 Pluvioses, year 2 (13.02.1794), Pressagny under Vernon.
From the 16 Germinal year 2 (05.04.1794), one recovers the Pressagny appellation the proud.
This day of hui, sextidi of the first decade of nivôse, the year 2 of the Republic French, One and Indivisible (26.12.1793),
Townships of Wood Jérôme, Pressagny the proud and the Isle, united in the common house of Pressagny in Consultant Général, having the tendency to take means to get the superior bodies, rights of uses and grazing that the so-called Townships have to pretend in the so-called Forest of Vernon following their titles, notably of letter palatte of Charles 6 as the year 1412 and by stop of June 24, 1687 and other pieces that have been put in hand of Jacques Gué of the Wood Jérôme, Marain Ledanois of the Isle and Jacques Cabot of Pressagny, to write a petition that will be presented to the Directoire of the Andely district, having the tendency to maintain rights that we have to pretend in ladite forest susdite. Makes in the Common House of Pressagny this 6 Nivôses.
Signed: Jacques Guais, C.M. Ledanois, Cur, Eustache Mayor.
The 21 Nivôses, year 2 (10.01.1794), Eustache (the mayor), deal to rent for one year a house and a room in low floor, triège of the crossroads and a small court holding of it on the limited street of the two sides, of a tip, himself, of other tip, the street of the Marette, for a price of 15 books, to be the place of sittings and common house,.
The 3 Pluviôses, two commissioners are named to transport itself/themselves to the township The 21 Nivôses of Vernonnet and to the one of Wood Jérôme, to write a petition in virtue of our titles, to prevent citizens of Gamilly and another one, to cut heathers and herbs in the forest of Vernon, situated on our territory.
The 7 Pluviôses (26.01.1794). The Township named Chesné (The local lands of the Chesney), triége of the Madeleine, will be shared to the home to proportion of the population. Besides, we have arresté that the Township of the Mouth Manons, the one of the Vallerin and the small piece of the side of the Brée, will remain to only serve to the pasture of cows and goats.
The 8 Pluviôses (27.01.1794). Domiciliary visit at citizens inhabitants, to take knowledge of barleys that could be of it and to put them in requisition to sow earths of our Township. After the visit needs remain of 30 bushels of barley to sow earths of the Township.
The Popular Society has arresté to the unanimity that it is presented a petition having the tendency to make homage to the National Convention, of the golden chalice, the turntable (patène) and burettes of money and asked at the same time as it is given back a decree to change and to suppress the Proud name and to substitute words on Seine in the shortest time limits.
Décadi of the 3rd decade, 20 pluviôses Year 2 (08.02.1794) Assembly of inhabitants of the Township to the Temple of the Reason.
The 25 Pluviôses. (13.02.1794). A receipt of the General Store of Church Spoils, established by the decree of the 8 frimaires, declares to have received of the Township of Pressagny various objects serving to the cult for a weight of:
3 marcses, 4 ounces, 5 thick of glow (876,52 grams).
5 marcses, 6 ounces of silverware = (1,407 kg).
To observe that the chalice contains some foreign bodies as wood, iron and copper, which don't have can be distracted at the time of weighed it.
The 26 Pluviôses. (14.02.1794). The Township of Pressagny under Vernon names 4 commissioners to surrender close to the township of Guisignée (Guisenier) to make bring the bléd according to the decree of the district of Andely of the 11 pluvioses. Deliveries should make themselves the 1st day of every decade for a quantity of 58 quintals of bléd meteil and rye.
The 9 Ventôses (27.02.1794). Consistently to the decree of the 13 Brumaires, we sent to the district of Andely all candlesticks in copper, lamps, censers for a total weight of 158 books. As 4 or 5 basins of tin, the lead coming of funds (baptismal) and of the stoup, also 30 to 33 strips of iron coming of crossings. All these objects coming of our factory (possessions of the parish) have been transported in the car of the citizen Jacques Varin, accompanied of Frédéric Bénard, secretary clerk, which declared us to have delivered the all to the administration of the Andely district.
The 22 Ventôses. (12.03.1794). In virtue of the law of the relative 14 Frimaires to the Revolutionary Government and in virtue of a requisition letter, messenger by the national agent of the directoire of the Andely district on the extraction of the saltpeter, chose and let's judge appropriate for the establishment of this shop in our township, the local in an apartment of the priory of the Madeleine.
This day of eight, 25 ventoses (15.03.1794) the year 2 of the Republic French one and indivisible, home common of Pressagny under Vernon, me, Citizen Joachim Nightshade, I declare to the mayor and municipal officers of this so-called township and to members of the general advice that I am in the intention to open a school and to instruct the citizen of this township according to precepts and maxims of the law of the national convention and the republican morals. I declare to fill my duty with the biggest goodwill and ardor that he/it will be me possible and to instruct in all points according to the law of the Republic.
Me undersigned Sulpice Loddé, farmer as the township of Wood Jérôme, proxy of the township, requires of citizens, mayor and municipal officers of the township of Pressagny the proud to deliver us a tree of the liberty to be planted in the common room of Wood Jérôme the 1st germinal next. We will come to require it and to pull Wednesday next 29 ventoses (19.03.1794) year 2 of the Republic one and indivisible. The tree will be removed of the territory of the priory of the Magdeleine.
The 1st Germinal (21.03.1794) As the culture of earths is negligee, every citizen will appear and will come to explain itself/themselves to the Township of reasons of no culture. Considering that it would be a big loss of steps to cultivate, all citizen will surrender useful to the public thing and will cultivate according to his/her/its strengths. He/it will be put of plows to plow preferably for the seeds of March to all other works. For they will be paid to the term of the law by citizens to that belong earths in no culture.
The 28 Germinal, year 2 (17.04.1794). 3 citizens of our township are put in requisition to transport itself/themselves with the citizen Pierre Philippe Chauvet, farmer, to beat rye méteil and barley so much that there will be some to beat.
He/it has been sent to the Directoire of the Andely District, this day of hui 11 floréals (20.04.1794) 10 covers of cotton and 16 of wool, 3 bushels of potatoes coming of the house of the Magdelaine, dependent of our township, belonging to the citizen Morain Dumaraist that has been raised by Brochu, commissioner messenger by the District of Andely.
He/it is urgent to hurry the manufacture of the saltpeter seen the impossibility for the revolutionary shops to procure itself/themselves of the indispensable potash. One can supply there that by ashes. The Consultant Municipal stops that he is going to invite every household to carry common home at less a quarte of ashes. The Township will raise state of it to be transported the earliest possible to the revolutionary shop of the canton and put back to the loaded agent of his/her/its direction.
We gave back ourselves to the castle of the Madeleine to make the abduction of coppers to be converted in furnace for the extraction of the saltpeter:
18 small and big pans,
2 big fountains and 1 small fountain to wash hands with his/her/its basin,
2 big bowls and a small,
3 pots with their lid and 1 rooster pool,
2 compotierses of which 1 with shackle and 1 braisière with his/her/its lid,
2 big fishmongers and 1 small,
1 tub,
2 plates, 1 round capouelle and 1 kettle with his/her/its lid,
10 lids of pans, 2 lids to pie and 2 skimmers.
The 27 floréals of the year 2 (16.05.1794) Requisition of the canton chief-place for contingent to provide for the military charroises. Well stocked materials previously:
1 pair of well stocked wheel irons by Nicolas Parmentier as well as the time to make the big car and to shoe the so-called pair of wheels
Taken to the Magdelaine: 1 axle and 1 strip of iron weighing 300 books.
1 lieurre taken at Pierre Philippe Chauvet
1 awning is 14 auneses of canvas provided by various particular. to know:
Christmas Cartier 3 auneses
Pierre Parmentier 3 auneses
Martin Baudoin 3 auneses
Bernard Fouet 3 auneses.
Pierre Vicomte 3 auneses.
1 avaloire, the one of silt by Pierre Vincent
The well stocked woods for the construction of the car bring up themselves to 8 marques3/4, 49 ankles and 33 boards of oak of 11 inches of tower. Have all woods been taken above in the sale of Valerain (Valley of bronze?)
Same day messenger 30 bushels of ashes given by our township for the manufacture of the saltpeter.
The 30 Floréals (19.05.1794). The citizen Eustache J.Bte, mayor exposes that his/her/its pork called pig coarsely, aged of about 8 months are dangerously sick... The fact being noted, order is given to says it mayor to make kill his/her/its pig in end to not lose meat, commodity of first necessity.
The 25 Prairials (16.06.1794). has place the portable weapon requisition. He/it has been found 33 rifles, 1 gun and 4 cannons of guns.
1st Messidors (16.06.1794) Mrs. widow Jean Varin sold a small aged pork of 8 months because she had no subsistence to feed it.
Jacques bumblebee can find no food for substanter his/her/its pork is forced to make kill it, whatever very small and very young, not having more than 6 months.
The 8 Messidors. (27.06.1794) Census of pigs. One found 20 pigs aged males of 3 months and more in the township.
The 18 Messidors. (07.07.1794). Stopped of the district of Andely carrying requisition of pigs (called pigs coarsely) so much male that female gangways of some age that they are, with explicit defense to nor kill some to sell none of it under pain to be pursued revolutionarily as hindering the requisition, until contingents are provided and make bring them the 29 of the present month to the chief-place of Andely canton. Published to the his/her/its of the cash-box in crossroads and public rooms. State: 38 so much male that female.
The 20 Messidors (09.07.1794). Sale of harvest of the factory of Pressagny on Seine.
1st share: 3 districts suited in the Chouquet island
2nd share: 1/2 arpents as the same island
3rd share: 30 perches in the same island
4th share: 20 perches Emien island
5 me share: 30 even perch island
Adjudicataireses will be held to give good and sufficient guaranty, to pay in the month the price of adjudication, in addition to pay for the stamp and rights of registration.
Sale to the more offering and last bidder. Adjudication to the extinct candle.
The 23 Messidors year 2. (12 07.1794). A decree of the Andely district orders to make to saw, to bind, to beat and to transport grains of rye to the national store of the district. All citizens must, at once, to take care the return of stories grains. He/it is going to be made a general census in the township to enact on what there is place to send.
The 26 Messidors. (15 07.1794). A petition is presented by Jean Etienne Chauvet so that the committee wants to deliver him a saber of which it has been disarmed. Granted authorization.
The 27 Messidors. Horses transport themselves to the chief-place of canton to ends to choose the own horses to the military charroises.
The 7 Fructidors (24.08.1794). The sitting is opened to screaming of quick the Republic. Helps are granted to parents of defenders of the homeland, to ends to make enjoy kindness of the law, the indigent families.
A petition of the citizen Adjutor Chauvet exposing that he/it has a herd of sheep lain down outside daily. Several times his/her/its says herd was interrupted by wolves. He/it asks that the Township puts back him 2 rifles coming of at it that is home common.
The Township declares that there is not place to deliberate, weapons having been put down by the revolutionary committee.
The 21 Fructidors. (07.09.1794). Requisition of oats for those that don't have any horses and that glean some. Those that don't have even beaten will be held to transport them in the time limit of 2 decades to the national store of the district. What understands that the beaten grain is removed this day.
The 29 Fructidors. (15 09.1794). The Hardy citizen, commissioner of saltpeters and saline required the national agent for his/her/its responsibility. 1) to make to collect, to dry and to reduce in ashes marcses of wine. 2) to make cut in time limits of one month, all ferns that can be in woods, to make nearly burn them all green and to carry ashes of it every decade to the shop of manufacture of the saltpeter. To put in requisition, for this operation, all individuals of the aged township of 12 years and more.
The 7 Vendémiaires year 3. (28.09.1794). Opening of a subscription for the construction and the arming of a line vessel.
The 9 Vendémiaires. The national agent not can make weed by women and children of this township, requires the mayor and municipal officers, to proceed to the nomination of 2 citizens to make to make this saline cut all the fern and own herb.
The 16 Vendémiaires. Harvest of faineses to convert in oil. Women, old men and children no occupied to the indispensable works are put in requisition to collect the faine, so precious fruit, of the manner that will be indicated.
The 21 vendémiaires (12.10.1794) The Consultant Général gives knowledge to the assembly, united in mass of the relative law to the local possession sharing.
Labove, surveyor is chosen to make distribution.
The same day, the citizen Philippe Chauvet, resident in this township, having made the resignation of his/her/its weapons to the common town hall by submissiveness and obedience to the law; today is in the case to make the complaint of it for several circumstances, on occasion of his/her/its herd to wool that was meuqué several times by the carnivorous beast of wolf that wanted to force the park to carry away his/her/its prey, according to that that brought back us the citizen Robert Toussaint my pastor.
Besides, he/it brought back me again that the night of the 16 vendémiaires, he/it presented himself/itself a brigand, dressed of bruise, to vicinities of midnight. Having seen him to remove a sheep, looking impudently at me, facing facing my cabin spaces it of a half-quarter of hour, holding the animal in his/her/its arms. Being bored to look at the one that was harmful him advanced over the park to throw the sheep. This individual intentional pain made the somersault over the park in the precipitation that it had to run away.
Me citizen Robert Toussaint, not having of what to defend me, I have been obliged, in spite of me, to let it to his/her/its will.
The Consultant Général, after reading of the petition, takes in consideration the complaint and stop that he will be delivered, in the briefest time limits, a rifle to the pastor Chauvet dudit for himself as to serve, to the need, as much as he will be to park, to be in succession after the return of the herd to the sheepfold put back consistently by aforesaid pastor in our common house to the previously given back decree.

The 24 vendémiaires of the year 3 (15 10 1794)
Census of horses:
7 mares of which two of 8 years and 5 out of age.
2 whole horses of which one of six years and one out of age.
The 9 vendémiaires. (In fact considering the chronological order it must be rather the month of brumaire).
He/it commits himself/itself of abuses in the Temple of the Reason by assemblementses that only tempt to disturb the public opinion. The Township of Pressagny on Seine stops that the Temple will only be opened days of décady for the reading of laws and make prayers to the following Supreme being the republican morals
The 12 brumaires (02.11.1794).
The Consultant Général, to the following of demands reiterated to celebrate the Catholic cult, wanting to always hold the good order and the tranquillity, to avoid bigger danger that could have incurred by the refusal of the opening of the temple; why, of this day, put back keys of the temple to comply to the demand of several citizens, members of the popular society to the sitting of the 10 brumaires. Whom declares to not have given our adherence to this gathering without the superior administrative body opinion.
The 16 frimaires. (06.12.1794).
A decree of the Andely district in date of the 4 frimaires having the tendency to make to quit the gathering in the temple of the Supreme being days of feasts and Sundays and to make celebrate feasts décadaireses and national with all the solemnity and accurateness that they require.
The 28 frimaires Year 3 (18.12.1794)
We announced to the his/her/its of the cash-box in the inside of our township that all women and girls who would want to work, can present themselves to the shop for ashes of the saltpeter, established in the national forest on the territory of our township. They will receive of it strictly, all decades, the indemnity for their works that is fixed to 30 ses per day for a presence of 7 hours in the morning until 5 hours of in the evening, only making a meal in aforesaid shop.
Children can also present themselves of it. They will be fixed of after their age and their work.
Beuzeron, commissioner, mayor of Tilly will give back them justice.
The 1st nivôses. (21.12.1794).
A letter of the Andely district orders to make make some approximate estimates for national house repairs, of houses of emigrants and the church.
The 5 nivôses (25.12.1794).
The Consultant Général collected to the Temple of the Supreme being on convocation made to the his/her/its of the cash-box to inform to means to procure itself/themselves of subsistences.
The Popular Society, by his/her/its decree of this day, seer the awful shortage where we are has just named the Thomas citizen The Marié commissioner to this effect to transport itself/themselves close to the committee of subsistence to ends to get allegiance to our pains. This decree having been communicated us, we took him in consideration, we say that it will have his/her/its full and whole effect. It is why the Consultant Général stops that he will be delivered to the citizen The Marié a sum of (remained blank) provisionally for his/her/its time and his/her/its expenses of journey.

Same day (Christmas).
A petition of inhabitants of the Township having the tendency to allow the opening of the church and to pray the Supreme being
The 7 nivôses (27.12.1794).
Requisition made to the name of the law by the township of Vernon to provide by inhabitants of our township, the 8 nivôses at 7 o'clock in the morning, two cars harnessed each of 4 horses to carry away flour, of the township of Vernonnet in Paris.
All possessors of horses, voiturierses, and farmers of the township have been invited to the his/her/its of the cash-box. These last declare that they are in the impossibility to be able to undertake the vœu of the requisition, their horses and harness are a too weak complexity and dismayed of work.
The alone citizens in state to fill the vœu of ladite requisition are in roulage on the big roads for the service of the Republic.
14 nivôses (03.01.1795).
Certificate of residence of the citizen Antoine Daniel Perier, 43 years that stayed in this township as the house of The Madeleine belonging to the Morin citizen, without interruption of July 27 1792 old style, until following October 25.
30 nivôses. (19.01.1795).
Arrived in the township of 2 Spanish deserters.
12 pluviôses. (31.01.1795).
A citizen of Hennezis has been stopped by a big number of individuals of our township. He/it was charged of 3 quintals of wheat wheat that he/it transported to the mill of Vernonnet. Which people kept his/her/its wheat.
4 ventoses, Year 3. (22.02.1795).
List of emigrants:
Letellier. Charles, louis, August. (living of his/her/its good).
Biting. François, Isaac. Officer of the roy.
Deschamps. Martin, vicar of Haricourt, deported to not have lent vow. There is a set down piece of furniture portion in confiscation. These pieces of furniture will be sold the 11 ventoses Year 3 at 9 o'clock in the morning.
30 germinal Year 3. (19.04.1795).
A petition is made to be presented to the administration of the district in end that it is delivered us of subsistences for needs of our fellow citizen.
Considering besides that commodities are an excessive dearness for the food of life, that he/it is necessary to grant an indemnity to the commissioner for his/her/its day and depend. To this effect name the Morand citizen, national agent, man known by his/her/its public-spiritedness and his/her/its talents to accelerate operations, unanimously. For this object grant him the sum of ten books that will be taken between the mayor's hands on the sum of which he/it arranges.
3 floréals. (22.04.1795).
A decree for departments of Eure and Eure and Dormouse declares that The good citizens will be reloaded
The Morin citizen recovers the mousqueton and the gun, enjoying rights of a good citizen.
This last, by his/her/its caretaker's mediator to The Magdelaine refuses the two weapons above, heard that he/it had delivered some to the township at the time of the disarmament of April 18, 1793 (old style) the quantity of four rifles and two guns and that he/it hears to receive the same quantity.
Impossible for the township to be able to put back ladite quantity, heard that the citizen The Marié, ancient mayor, only put down only one mousqueton and a gun.
7 floréals. (26.04.1795).
Census of grains and flours:
He/it has been found to the whole 30 quintals, 38 books to share between the 524 individuals that compose the township. What makes for each: 5 livres3/4. In this census is understood 1 livre1/2 that every individual received yesterday to the covered market of Vernon.
For what is beans, he/it exists some so little that he/it is not possible of himself as to procure sufficiently for the plantation.
Same day.
Administrators of the Andely district warn the citizen Joachim Nightshade that of after the operation of the instruction jury, collected in conformity of the law of the 27 brumaires, he/it is named teacher for townships of Pressagny and the Isle. That he/it wants to surrender well on the field in the one of chosen Pressagny for his/her/its residence in order to immediately enter in function.
21 floréals.
The Spanish deserters are taken back by two national guards of the township to the district.
2 prairials. (21.05.1795).
Offenses observed in the national forest are caused by animals.
Considering that he/it is the public civil servant duty to repress these abuses, two mùembreses of the township clothed of their scarf, are transported himself in all young sale cantons, to raise minute against the beastly that will be taken in ticket.
Toward 5 at 6 o'clock in the morning during the plain round, found in the triége of the Low Breuil 2 aged cows of 7 to 8 years and a following. One to the dark hair curdles, the other to the red hair, belonging to Christmas Crochu, guard of stories woods staying in the township. They were kept by one of his/her/its children.
3 prairials. (22 May)
Publication of the decree of the Bernier citizen, representative of the people, in date of the 19 floréals year 3, having the tendency to prevent to sound the tocsin and other tootings and tolling of the bell. Published to the his/her/its of the cash-box so that no one ignores him
7 prairials (26 May)
Verification of assignatses to royal face of 5 books and above by collectors and treasurers of the factory.
20 prairials. (8 June 1795)
Mr. Antoine Picard, gardener and farmer to the Madeleine declared us that, this day of hui, toward 5 hours in the morning would have entered in 150 people, men and some women, by force some armed of rifles, of others of sabers, sticks and pikes, coming from the township of Vernon.
They asked for bread. Picard would have answered that he could not give some seen that he was in big shortage. They are quick strength brought up in crowd in a room where they removed him two bushels of barley. The first that went up gave ten books Picard audit. Another company went up, they paid for the other bushel five books. Reason aforesaid declaring is reduced to a bushel and half of barley for ten people working daily to the agriculture.
He/it has been forced to let to will of these individuals, free, without resistance, having remained immobile, seer a crowd similar revestue of an oriflamme at the end of an arrow all red to intimidate marked further and signed of blood. Reason Picard aforesaid asks that the township takes measures for the restitution of this barley.
Members of the township of Pressagny will surrender in the township of Vernon in order to warn and to stop that similar assemblementses don't leave in crowd of their township and to pursue authors and instigators of this gathering.
Let's stop that the two bushels of barley removed Picard audit will be given back him on the field, that the township of Vernon orders the restitution by authors of this gathering.
If the restitution is not done in the time limit of 24 hours, the present verbal suit will be by us messenger to the Committee of Salute Public of the National Convention and the district of Andely.

We learn while reading the page 365 of the Deliberation Notebook that:
The restitution took place the 9 messidors of 1 bushel and half and two pots of barley on the two bushels that had been withdrawn. Owing remainder: 6 pots of barley.
Picard declares that his/her/its intentions were not at all to require citizens above named the remaining of the barley, seen that he knew the shortage where these citizens were in subsistence, but that he would satisfy himself/itself for the remaining, of the repayment in assignats. He/it asks the Township to fix the amount of that that can be worth the six pots of barley.
Picard puts back the 15 books that he had received on which are appropriated seven books and ten soils for the value of the six pots of barley. The seven books and ten remaining soils will be put back to the township of Vernon.
In archives of the township, miss the notebook of deliberations that covers the period of the 8 juin1795 to February 7, 1808.
We open the new notebook therefore

1st EMPIRE

February 7, 1808.
The precinct of Andely asks to the township two voyerses, (roadmenders) for the byway path repair.
The deliberation in answer to this precise demand that soils (cents) additional not can be sufficient to the yearly expenses, we make no harm to the other townships while offering to make the repair by ourselves.
Signed: of Caqueray. Mayor.
April 9, 1808.
Raised on a civil state act: Philippe Breton birth, son of Thomas, carpenter of vessel to Pressagny the proud. (Where was the yard of naval construction? )
June 17, 1808 at 4 o'clock of in the evening.
A boat of passage, out of state of service is parked in the Township.
The mayor surrenders on the harbor, clothed of the costume that assigns him the law.
Says it boat is forbidden, linked, padlocked to the harbor, the key garaged to the mayor against verbal suit.
May 8, 1809.
The Beaudoin sieur makes grant to the township of the rectory of Pressagny. The mayor asks to the government for the necessary sums to make some urgent repairs that the overcharge of taxes that hire the township puts it in the impossibility to make.
May 21, 1809.
The mayor presents an intended petition to Mr. the Prefect in order to decide on means to take to insure the property of the rectory.
He/it is allowed to make all necessary gaits to make name experts, so much for the evaluation that for the verbal suit of comodo and incomodo and to present the necessary request to His/her/its Imperial and Royal Majesty to get the ratification of the act made the 18 brumaires of the year 9.
May 23, 1809
The Consultant Municipal, seen the demand of the 14 05 1809 of Mr. Madelain, priest going against our Township, to grant a sum for his/her/its lodging.
Seen the bad state of the rectory,
Seen the not involved manner with which Mr. Madelain acts towards the Township
A sum of 150 francs will be allocated him to hold it place of lodging. This sum will be imposed on the fundamental contributions of this Township.
May 23, 1809
Report of carelessness of the rustic guard that let remove the alfalfa of Chauvet fire, confided by Mr. the Prefect to the surveillance of Mr. the Mayor to arrive to the payment of contributions deferred. Says it rustic guard being permitted itself/themselves to receive fines fixed by him, let's Stop:
Article 1st. Aforesaid rustic guard will quit his/her/its service to date the end of the present month.
Article 2nd The mayor will make his/her/its possible to make allow itself/themselves by Mr. the Prefect to the sale of the bull that possesses the widowed Chauvet in order to arrive to the payment of the late contributions.
September 3, 1809
Meeting of all soldiers composing the National Care (83 for the Township) to the effect to provide three men for the active service.
Charles Pâté, Michel Bouleau and Just Marriage gave their agreement in return for salary by subscription.
February 17, 1810
Napoléon, by God's grace,
The Legislative Body gave back consistently January 17, 1810 the following decree to the proposition made to the name of the emperor and king, after having heard speakers of the state Advice and the president of the Interior administration Commission.
Excerpt of the decree, article 135,:
The Township of Pressagny, department of the Eure, is allowed to impose itself/themselves exceptionally in additional cents on his/her/its direct contributions for a sum of one thousand francs to provide to expenses of repair of the rectory of this Township.
Given in our palace of Tile works January 27, 1810.
Signed: Napoléon.

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