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Whichever way I look at the text, there seems to be at least one line missing between pages 1 and 2.

The rest is OK though more difficult to read.  I'll let you know what I've managed to decipher.

Meanwhile, perhaps you could check if there is a bit missing.


You’re right it is a deed relating to the land tenure system inherited from feudal times.  I’ve managed to transcribe most of the first part, but I couldn’t find the rest.  Translating it would take me some time as, although I’m English, I’m not familiar with the English legal language of the period.  I need to check some of the French texts I’ve studied and/or consult some of my fellow palaeography students before saying for sure exactly what it is, as I don’t trust my memory.  It is about land which Guyon Gourmelen or Gourvelen holds from the local lord René de Sanzay, who may well be a member of the clergy as he is addressed as “Messire”.  What is mentioned here is in the parish of Guisseny (present-day spelling) in Finistère department in Brittany. The exact nature and situation of what is held is described.
If you have already posted the rest, perhaps you can help me to access it.  Otherwise do send it and I will at least try to tell you what it is about.  Having just looked at Généanet, I see there are a number of Gouvelens in Guissény at the time but no one mentions Guyon as far as I can see.  Also a lot of Gourmelens which was my first transcription.  Is there a signature that would confirm the name?


Australia / Re: Victoria marriage record 1887
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 08:00 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks to Warncoort and Dundee for their replies.


Australia / Victoria marriage record 1887
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 22:27 GMT (UK)  »
Please could someone tell me what information there would be on the certificate for a marriage in 1887 in Victoria and in particular if the divorce of one party would be mentioned.

Thanks in advance for any help.


World War One / Re: Gazette entry for Charles Sydney POWELL
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 20:15 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks to Jim1 and MaxD for their help. I now have the entry.  I was afraid I would get too many possibilities if I only used the initials, so now I have learnt my lesson which may well be useful in the future.

Thanks again


World War One / Gazette entry for Charles Sydney POWELL
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 16:51 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the Gazette entry for Charles Sydney POWELL who was a lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery according to his medal roll index card and his medal roll entry, both of which I have.  I have found the entries in the London Gazette for his nomination as 2nd lieutenant in the Cameron Highlanders - 13 April 1915 – and in the Royal Field Artillery, London Brigade - 23 November 1915 – but cannot find his nomination as lieutenant.

Any help or advice received with grateful thanks.


Europe / Re: French Ancestors
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 11:38 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry to disappoint you, but the entry in the on line register definitely says the child baptised on 23 November is FrançoisE, daughter of Anthoine Febvrier and Anthoinette Vavray  (AD51 on line 2E 89/1 BMS 1574-1791 Brandonvilliers image 55/427). Where did you get your information from?  Looks like you could be on the right track though and you are so lucky the registers have survived all the wars in that part of France.

Europe / Re: Tracing pre-Revolutionary French ancestors
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 08:26 GMT (UK)  »
Forgot to say other notarial records from outside Rouen are also available.

Europe / Re: Tracing pre-Revolutionary French ancestors
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 08:23 GMT (UK)  »
You might be lucky enough to find something in the records of the "notaires" in Rouen. The Archives Départementales de la Seine-Maritime have begun to put them on line starting with the pre-1600 records.

Good luck!


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