Jean Bigou

Abbé Jean Bigou (1702-1776)

Curé of Rennes-le-Château from 1736 to 1774. He was succeeded by his nephew Antoine Bigou. We know him from the parish registers that mention his name at the deaths of Joseph d’Hautpoul de Rennes and François d’Hautpoul de Blanchefort (+1753), Seigneur de Rennes.

Jean Bigou’s relation with François d’Hautpoul went a lot further than just being a priest. He accompanied d’Hautpoul on various trips and helped him when he had to speak justice, sometimes functioning as an attorney and administrator.

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