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Subject: Re: [HWE] Huguenot transport
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 07:10:12 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, wrote: Some of the
old lists of who got how much money or support are
still existing and a help in order to find out more
> about the actual journey of our ancestors.
A sign that there may be some documentation on this
topic laying about somewhere, thank you Ina.
Obviously the next questions is :- Where are these
doucments and how does one read them ?
This seems to be a topic of interest to many and as
usual Tony Fuller has many of the answers to the
questions being asked. Thank you Tony.
I for one can follow most of the answers that have been
offered so far. Everything from "don't know" to well
researched information, which it is assumed can be
found in the Huguenot Society library ?
However, and we all do this, in my family situation the
first to "migrate" were back in the 1500's some 100
years prior to some of the dates that have been offered
and so my particular interest on how Huguenots moved
across the channel (see previous questions) is from
1550 to 1590.
I can add to the topic that in my family there were
actually 3 "waves" of migration. 1560 to 1590, another
group in 1620 to 1640 and then the 1668 lot. One would
assume that this is true in many other family ancestor
My direct lineage is to the 1560 family move. Our story
on them is that they were already "trading" across the
channel with other merchants and represented various
people from England in their dealings with French law
as it was at the time. This being so, it would mean
that they already had good contacts with shipping
companies and so the answer to how we ended up with
huge bits of household furniture in Wiltshire and
Cambridge is easily answered. Some ships captains would
move anything if the money was right.
Now to sit back and read all these posts.