Author Topic: Bruin/Bruen/Bruyn family in Graville, Le Havre, Seine, France 1700s and 1800s  (Read 505 times)

Offline aghadowey

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Re: Bruin/Bruen/Bruyn family in Graville, Le Havre, Seine, France 1700s and 1800s
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 March 18 08:30 GMT (UK) »
...she resided as a girl in France for some four years with her people, who were of a long established French family. During the troublous times of the Revolution her parents were forced to fly to England again for safety...

Notice the word AGAIN in the above which indicates the family had left France at least once before. Also, her father was born in IRELAND. The 'long established French family' could have left after the  French Revolution (1789) or the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685) to give two examples of when people who have fled to England.
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Offline Wayne Cook

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Re: Bruin/Bruen/Bruyn family in Graville, Le Havre, Seine, France 1700s and 1800s
« Reply #10 on: Monday 05 March 18 09:51 GMT (UK) »
and the fact it says "with her people" implies that her people still lived there. The flee back to England again could also mean, that they had to flee back to England again as they had left England to live in France and not that they lived in France previously themselves.

I say this as Daniel was born in Ireland and married in England plus all of his and Sarah's children up to when they went to France about 1844 were born in England not France.

The issue is when did Daniel's ancestors (parents etc.) leave France. as Daniel's parents may have been born in France and (one or both of them) had to leave again (if they returned to France when Daniel, Sarah and family moved to France in 1844)

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