An example of the de Bovet lineage
DOMINIC TANG YEE-MING, S.J.,
Titular Bishop of Elatea and Apostolic Administrator of Canton.
Consecrated 13 February 1951 in the chapel of the bishopric, Canton, by Gustave Deswaziere, M.E.P., Bishop of Pakhoi, assisted
by Father Cham and Father Lau.
GUSTAVE DESWAZIERE, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Maximiana and Vicar Apostolic of Pakhoi. Consecrated
27 January 1929 in the Church of Saint Joseph, Tourcoing, France, by Jean Baptiste Marie Budes de Guébriant, M.E.P., Titular
Archbishop of Marcianopolis and Superior General of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, assisted by Charles Lecomte, Bishop
of Amiens, and Achille Liénart, Bishop of Lille.
JEAN BAPTISTE MARIE BUDES de GUÉBRIANT, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Euroea and Vicar Apostolic of Kien-Tchang. Consecrated
20 November 1910 at Suifu by Célestin Félix Chouvellon, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Dansara and Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Szechwan,
assisted by Jean Pierre Fayolle, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Lampa and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Southern Szechwan, and Father
Edouard Gourdin, M.E.P.
CÉLESTIN FÉLIX CHOUVELLON, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Dansara and Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Szechwan. Consecrated
27 December 1891 at Chungking by Félix Biet, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Diana and Vicar Apostolic of Tibet, assisted by two
FÉLIX BIET, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Diana and Vicar Apostolic of Tibet. Consecrated 24 November 1878 at Hopatchang
by Annet Théophile Pinchon, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Polemonium and Vicar Apostolic of Western Szechwan, assisted by two
ANNET THÉOPHILE PINCHON, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Polemonium and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western Szechwan.
Consecrated 4 September 1859 at Ho-kia-in by Jacques Léonard Perocheau, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Maxula, assisted by Father
Ferréol Sage, M.E.P., and Father Charles Pignoux, M.E.P.
JACQUES LÉONARD PEROCHEAU, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Maxula and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Szechwan. Consecrated
1 February 1818 in the chapel of the motherhouse of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, Paris, by François de Bovet, Archbishop
of Toulouse, assisted by Jean Claude Le Blanc de Beaulieu, Bishop of Soissons, and William Poynter, Titular Bishop of Alali
and Vicar Apostolic of London.
FRANÇOIS de BOVET, Bishop of Sisteron. Consecrated 13 September 1789 at Paris.
To date, the identities of the consecrator and co-consecrators of François de Bovet have not been discovered. It
is thought that he probably belongs to the Rebiban succession, to which more than 91 percent of today`s bishops belong, but
lacking the name of his consecrator, it is not possible to make that connection. The fact that he was consecrated as the last
bishop of a now defunct diocese, coupled with the loss of many archival materials during the French Revolution, and that the
consecration took place at Paris, has made the search for this information particularly difficult. Speaking to this last point,
during this period of time there were many bishops resident in Paris, in addition to the Archbishop of Paris and the Papal
Nuncio. Additionally, in France at this time, the consecrations of bishops were usually not the large public events which
we are accustomed to today. They were often performed early in the morning, in the chapels of religious houses, and without
a large congregation.