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From: "Paul Edward Garner-Richards" <>
Subject: [London] Re: Villette and Blake
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 21:14:25 +0100
My grandmother Nina Villette Blake was born in 1913 in Surrey. She married
my grandfather Edward Tyrrell Garner-Richards in 1935 in Isleworth, London.
Her father Charles William Blake was born in 1882 but I am not sure where.
The name on my grandmother's birth certificate is Nina Villette Blake but
she was christened Nina Violet Blake because the vicar didn't think that
Villette was her proper name. I never met my grandmother and we know little
of her family as she didn't speak about them much. The Villette comes from
a Comte de Villette who fled France during the French Revolution to Devon or
Cornwall where he married a local girl and took her surname of Blake. I
would be grateful for any information on Blake family or Villette family.
----- Original Message -----
From: John Henley <>
To: Paul Edward Garner-Richards <>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: Villette and Blake
> Hi Paul
> Can you put your posting into some sort of time-frame? Your grandmother
> be alive now or departed a century ago? it would be a great help to those
> thinking of answering your request.
> John Henley
> HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
> ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [Berks/Hants/Wilts]
> HILL [Staffs/Cambs/Berks]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Edward Garner-Richards Date: 25 October 1999 18:53Subject:
> Villette and Blake
> >I am looking for information on the Villette family. I am particularly
> >interested in a Comte de Villette who fled France during the Revolution
> >moved to South Devon or Cornwall where he married a local girl and took
> >surname of Blake. My grandmother was Nina Villette Blake. I would also
> >information on the Blake family as I know little of my grandmother's
> >Her father was Charles William Blake who was a laundry owner in London.
> >had a brother who possibly ran a pub in London. I know that my
> >spent a lot of her holidays in the West Country, so there must have been
> >relatives still there.
> >>>>Thanks>Paul Garner-Richards>
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