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Offline MrDudley

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Norwich French/Dutch Church look up?
« on: Tuesday 13 March 18 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi
If anyone has the French/Dutch Church records at Norwich and wouldn't mind looking up a surname or person.

I have a massive brick wall with my 6th grt grandfather Charles. I don't know exactly where he was from but he enlisted in East Anglia to the 1st Dragoon guards around 1793.
On Musters he is listed as Charles DEBRIX
Whilst a Soldier he marries Judith WATLER/WATLEN in Salisbury 1797 and is listed as Charles DEBROOKS. As I don't know his age I'll just put it at about born 1770 as he wouldn't be too young if he enlisted.
His children are baptised under the names DAYBROOKS/DEBREX/DEBOREX/DEBORAX and one recorded as DEVEREUX.

The family never use the name Devereux or a variation themselves, the children and their descendent's use DEBREX/DEBROX.

I have yet to find Charles anywhere and seeing as he enlisted in East Anglia and the Continental look of his name, I think he may have been apart of the Congregation or at least his family may have been.

Me and a Cousin through Charles think the name is most likely an Anglicization of DeBrouq/Debrouques/Debreuques/Debriques/Debrouke/Debroukes etc so could have French/Walloon/Dutch origins as the family consistently use DEB over DEV.

I'm just wondering if anyone would be kind enough to check the registers for any similar names, I did have the CD but I cant find it unfortunately.
Gentry & Wealthy Yeoman Families -
Dudley of Cosby/Odstone
Bent of Cosby
Swynfen of Sutton Cheney
Cotes of Aylestone/Withington/Norbury/Woodcote
Halford of Wistow
Cotton of Dadlington/Laughton
Elkington of Wistow/Newton Harcourt/Shawell
Barnard of Abington
Billings of Rolleston/Cottingham

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Re: Norwich French/Dutch Church look up?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 March 18 03:21 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this is any help but there are marriage banns of a Samuel DABBRICKS to a Lucy BROOKES in the St John de Sepulchre Church, Norwich on the 1st, 8th and 15th June 1776.
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