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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 17 July 14 12:23 BST (UK) »
Also - the information about Marie Antoinette and Louis VI is fascinating. Did this come from the biography too?

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 17 July 14 12:29 BST (UK) »

I think that JFL may have have had an illegitimate daughter, Mary, in 1775, as have found baptismal records on 5 May 1775 at St Johns Church, Calcutta with a father Francis. I can find no further records detailing what happened to her after this.


P.P.S. Perks1 - may I ask, how did you manage to locate these Calcutta church records? Are they still stored in India or have they been moved over to the UK? Thank you!

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #20 on: Friday 18 July 14 09:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Hannah

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

While you're waiting for the others to reply, there are some transcriptions of church records at www.familysearch.org which are free to search and view.

The surviving records deposited at the British India Office at the British Library are being digitised and transcribed by www.findmypast.co.uk , you can search for free but you'll need a subscription to see further details.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #21 on: Friday 18 July 14 11:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Hannah

Here is the link to the baptismal records in Calcutta. It seems to be a one off collection which have been both transcribed and the original digitalized. Unfortunately it only has records dating from 1778-1782. It would be fantastic if further records came to light in the near future.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/cmadge/Baptisms%20in%20Calcutta%201778-1782.pdf

The Francis Latour memtioned in these records is recorded as being a Matross. Matross was a soldier of artillery, who ranked next below a gunner. The duty of a matross was to assist the gunners in loading, firing and sponging the guns. It would seem that this Francis Latour is not the same as JFL in Madras, and there is certainly no mention of a daughter Mary in his Will.

Again as Dawn mentions I have found the records on FindMyPast invaluable for moving my research along and I have been able to establish and confirm so many more family links by using this site.

Good luck with your research. Please feel free to share any discoveries here.

Regards Perks1
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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #22 on: Monday 28 July 14 17:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Hannah

Here is the link to the baptismal records in Calcutta. It seems to be a one off collection which have been both transcribed and the original digitalized. Unfortunately it only has records dating from 1778-1782. It would be fantastic if further records came to light in the near future.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/cmadge/Baptisms%20in%20Calcutta%201778-1782.pdf

The Francis Latour memtioned in these records is recorded as being a Matross. Matross was a soldier of artillery, who ranked next below a gunner. The duty of a matross was to assist the gunners in loading, firing and sponging the guns. It would seem that this Francis Latour is not the same as JFL in Madras, and there is certainly no mention of a daughter Mary in his Will.

Again as Dawn mentions I have found the records on FindMyPast invaluable for moving my research along and I have been able to establish and confirm so many more family links by using this site.

Good luck with your research. Please feel free to share any discoveries here.

Regards Perks1

Hi Perks1!

Thank you so much for all of this and sorry for my late reply, I wasn't sent a notification that you had responded for some reason!

Anyway, that's great - I'll go and have a look on FindMyPast and see what I can dig up there.

Thanks very much for taking the time to get back to me - I'll certainly post anything new I come across relating to the family!

Hannah

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #23 on: Monday 28 July 14 19:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Hannah

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 04 August 15 12:38 BST (UK) »
In case you are interested, it is possible that Who Do You Think You are episode October 2015 may be touch on the De Lautour family as they are doing actress Frances de la Tour. Perhaps they will be putting meat on the bones although more likely to be doing the Fessas side as the other twigs I thought were already known?

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 04 August 15 13:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Hannah

This is the link to some of the Calcutta records. It is only has limited dates which is a real shame. I hope that some other records come to light at some point in the future.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/cmadge/Baptisms%20in%20Calcutta%201778-1782.pdf

Hope you find this useful

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Price - Ireland, Liverpool
Watson - Northumberland

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Re: Latour / Lantour / Lautour of Calcutta, India
« Reply #26 on: Friday 04 September 15 13:28 BST (UK) »
The BBC will be showing the last program in series 12 of "Who Do You Think You Are?" on 15 Oct 2015 about Frances De La Tour.

No idea which of her lines they will be following but could be very interesting.
Butler - Yorkshire
Harwood - Hertfordshire
Latour - India
Milne - India, Northumberland
Perkins - Berkshire, Huntingdonshire, Pembrokeshire, Tasmania
Price - Ireland, Liverpool
Watson - Northumberland