Chédeville family [Chefdeville]
- Jane M. Bowers
French family of musicians. They were related to the Hotteterre family family.
(b Oulins, Eure-et-Loire, Oct 13, 1694; bur. Paris, Sept 24, 1725). Musette player. He was a son of Pierre Chédeville, a merchant and farmer, and Anne Coricon (granddaughter of Nicolas Hotteterre, d 1693, and daughter of Anne Hotteterre and Claude Coricon). As well as (2) Esprit Philippe and (3) Nicolas Chédeville, there were two other brothers, Jacques and Louis, who were not musicians, and four sisters. Pierre went to Paris with his brother Esprit Philippe at an early age, and in 1709 both entered the opera orchestra as musette players; they were probably under the supervision of their great-uncles Louis and Nicolas [Colin] Hotteterre, for they were listed at the opera under the name Hotteterre rather than Chédeville. In January 1714 Pierre acquired the reversion of Louis’s place in the Grands Hautbois and seems to have taken the post over officially on Louis's death in ...