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Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« on: Thursday 26 October 06 00:13 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone

    This is my 1st adventure into my Irish ancestry so I'm not sure where to start.

The following is a transcript from -
Naval Biographical Dictionary, published 1849

"Nathaniel Cranstoun France is son of Retired Commander Nathaniel Thomas France R.N. who died in 1835; Grandson of Nathaniel France Esq; Surgeon R.N.; a veteren who died in 1812; and Great-Grandson of the Late Nathaniel France Esq; Collector of Customs at Waterford."

I'm looking for any information on Nathaniel France Esq who was Collector of Customs at Waterford in 1700's

I know only that his son Nathaniel married in Plymouth Devon & spent his years serving in the R.N. there.

I'm unsure where the elder Nathaniel hailed from, but I would appreciate any information at all.

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 June 07 19:27 BST (UK) »
You should write to the local history room at waterford city library, lady lane waterford city, they will be able to send you information on him.

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 June 07 22:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Kim

I've found the Waterford County Library very useful.
It has a limited amount of on-line indexes as well...

http://www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie/library/web

Bren.

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 June 07 22:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bren

         Sounds very interesting I'll have a look

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 June 07 00:27 BST (UK) »
members of the france family are buried in st olafs graveyard in waterford city, thanks for acknowledging my reply!

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 June 07 04:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bren

          How did you find this

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 December 16 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Hello Kim,

I am also a descendent of Nathaniel France. Another relation of ours has done a load or research and I do have a rough family tree.  :)

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 December 16 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone

    This is my 1st adventure into my Irish ancestry so I'm not sure where to start.
 

I'm looking for any information on Nathaniel France Esq who was Collector of Customs at Waterford in 1700's

 
                                                  Kim


Snippet says he wasn't!    http://whitlockfamilyassociation.com.s3.amazonaws.com/sources/miscellaneous/X7198.pdf

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Re: Nathaniel FRANCE Collector of Customs Waterford
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 December 16 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Wow, have you come across Anne Hawkins? The gravestone is from Brixham, Devon. Very funny. I lived in Brixham for a couple of years and believed (at that time) that I was a Midlander and had no relation in that town.