Le Veillard, Geneviève-Elisabeth Belamy

Franklin’s neighbor at Passy.

Daughter of Louis Hervé Belamy, once a procureur au parlement. Married Louis- Guillaume Le Veillard, Franklin’s close friend and prolific correspondent. Her dowry was les eaux minérales de Passy, known for their medicinal and therapeutic properties. Administered by her husband, the waters were under royal patronage, and were frequented by Rousseau and by Franklin.

Mother of Louis Le Veillard, fils, a friend of William Temple Franklin, and of Geneviève Le Veillard.