Tron son - "Son of the Throne"
Trondkheim, the ancient capital of Norway was the cradle of the Tronson clans. In the middle of the C10th dwelt a Norweign land owning family named “Tronson” whose lands were along the coast to which they had ready access to outside news and events, illustrating they were both educated and somewhat wealthy.
A descendant through a commitment to follow Jesus Christ, joined a ground swell of those throughout Europe in the C15th and C16th [the Reformation] who sought religious tolerance so as to follow Christianity without fear for their person or property.
France was chosen beacuse later the Edict of Nantes protected religious freedoms. History reveals that France at this time had an influx of such freedom lovers from throughout Europe and in particular Scandanavian countries that further influenced the establishment of this edict.
During this time the Tronson's became influential adding the title "du Coudray".
Francis Tronson was the Grand Audiencer of France 1580;
Lovis Tronson was the Finance Minister (Treasurer).
Louis Tronson was Private Secretary to Louis XIII
G A Tronson defended Mary Antoinette.
We have photographs of paintings of Lovis Tronson and G A Tronson.
Within 100 years the edict was revoked led by the intrigues of Roman Catholic Cardinal Richelieu (for political purposes) and supported by Louis XIV. Migrants who make good and become financially powerful are always at the mercy of intolerance. Protestants at once became vulnerable. The 1572 St Bartholomews Day masscare followed. Many made an exodus to England, one of whom was Louis Tronson.
In England they saw fit to remain low-key as French spies were throughout Europe bringing intrigue and plots to permanently harm those who had dared to escape the clutches of Revolutionary zeal. For two further generations with the aid of quiet family wealth the Tronson family developed their social network with Louis' grand-son establishing himself in the Army and earning commissions and finally promoted to General.
In this role he was part of the William of Orange army that at the Battle of the Boyne 1690 defeated the Irish and formally established a lasting English presence in Ireland. One of the means the English used to maintain a commitment in Ireland was to award prominent English citizens Estates. View the Tronson Family Tree
Killeshandra Estates – County Cavan
Louis Tronson III was ideally suited to such an estate as a fitting reward for services rendered. With a clear head for leadership, he was awarded the Killeshandra Estates in Country Cavan. These estates had been abandoned and in those times, were in the province of a gift.
An essential part of the landed gentry of the time was the Estate Chapel and the requirement that a clergyman be employed to effect the “true spiritual values” and affairs of those who were part of the Estate.
This included the manor, the managers and their families, the indentured workers and their families, the serfs and their families. Baptisms, marriages and funerals were critical to the life of all those involved in the running and cultivation of an Estate. This had an important place to play within the life of both the gentry, was a source of spiritual authority, and in the running of the Estate’s community affairs.
In each of the generations subsequent to Louis Tronson’s grant of Killeshandra Estates, one member of each generation became an ordained Minister in order to effect this important aspect of the Estate.
In 1863 four Tronson brothers migrated to Australia for the Victorian Gold Rush.
Bleakley Thomas Tronson (T B Tronson) travelled to the Gympie Gold Rush and established a drapery business.
T B Tronson had two wives and 21 children, the eldest son was Walter Vivian Tronson (born in Gympie) who married Jessie Lake who had five children one of whom was Seymour Vivian Tronson (born in Gympie) who married Joan Wynne and they had three children, one of whom was Mark Vivian Tronson.