Château Pichon-Baron: Pichon is Divided

Although Jean-Pierre de Pichon had been barely thirty years old at the time of his death, he had sired five children, and it was the eldest, Joseph (born 1755), who inherited the title and the estate. Of the other four children two died in infancy, although one named Jean-Jacques and another Jeanne Germaine lived until 1811 and 1814. Joseph de Pichon-Longueville only took over the running of the estate after the death of his mother Marie, and so it was only in 1777 that he assumed this responsibility.

Château Pichon-Baron

In 1784 Joseph married Marguerite Rosalie Sophie de Narbonne Pelet d’Anglade, and together they also had five children. It was Joseph and Marguerite who held tenure during the French Revolution, a process which saw him incarcerated for a short period of time, but ultimately released.

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