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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 24 May 11 20:27 BST (UK) »
Hallo, Hughesy - welcome to Rootschat.

Sorry to take such a long time replying to your post - I have been neglecting my research recently.

I haven't yet found a link with my Larcher tree and your George Thomas Larcher, but I would be very surprised if we did not link somewhere along the line. The hunt goes on!

All the best
Philip
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Towcester/Weedon - ALLEN, BASFORD, MAY       Fakenham - WILLIAMSON       Hempton - WRIGHT, LOVELL       Bethnal Green - MONKS and LARCHER
Southwark - MOUNT, BOWBRICK        Clonakilty to Southwark -  CRISPIN      Lambeth - LYON       Hoxton - WALTERS     Gwennap - JAMES, GRAY, TREWARTHA       Antrim - CORDNER, SANDYS         Peru - SOTELO, MOREY, BASELLI

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 22 November 11 05:04 GMT (UK) »
I just want to say thanks also to Richard, I must be related to NZtabbycat so I now have lots more information, might take a while to get my head around it all. Thanks

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 22 November 11 05:46 GMT (UK) »
Well NZTabbycat would be thrilled to pick up another relation, let's know how you progress.

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 23 November 11 00:52 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks to Richarde for such a brilliant wealth of interesting information on the Larcher family.

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 26 February 12 23:40 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone, im new here!!
Ive just discovered that I am decendent of John and Anne Larcher who I think came over from France.
They had a son, Andrew who married Rebecca Judith Martley, who in turn had a daughter called Harriet and I am a Great xxxxxxx granddaughter of her and her husband, Thomas Watley.
Im looking for any info on who, what, where,when happened before they came over to and settled in London.
Many thanks
Karen
Larcher, Watley, Baker, Lee, Martley, Newman, Drain

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #32 on: Monday 27 February 12 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Hallo, fantasyfudge (great name!)

Our Larcher ancestors came from Poitou in France in the first wave of emigration after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

I will send you a personal message with further details (most of which are on this thread somewhere)

Philip
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Towcester/Weedon - ALLEN, BASFORD, MAY       Fakenham - WILLIAMSON       Hempton - WRIGHT, LOVELL       Bethnal Green - MONKS and LARCHER
Southwark - MOUNT, BOWBRICK        Clonakilty to Southwark -  CRISPIN      Lambeth - LYON       Hoxton - WALTERS     Gwennap - JAMES, GRAY, TREWARTHA       Antrim - CORDNER, SANDYS         Peru - SOTELO, MOREY, BASELLI

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 01 March 12 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Can you please explain what the edict was and how it affected our ancestors. Thanks
Avon

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 01 March 12 22:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello Avon

The Edict of Nantes was issued in France in 1598 by Henry IV.  This effectively ended the religious wars in France which had raged 30 years previous to this, by securing Huguenots religious tolerance and civil status, albeit very limited, confined to certain areas only, where Protestantism was already ingrained. From about 1660 Louis XIV slowly eroded the rights of this Edict, by passing counter laws, and making sure the original  Edict was pedantically followed to the letter. By 1685 as a result something like 80% of France's Huguenot temples had already been destroyed and many forced to convert to Catholicism. Convinced Huguenots and their 'heresy' had been 'stamped out' by these measures, he felt the Edict was no longer needed, and that year he revoked it all together, which led to the mass exodus of around 200,000 Huguenots to other countries, which continued for about a century until his great grandson Louis XVI passed an Edict of Toleraton in the 1780's.

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Re: LARCHER - French Huguenot
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 01 March 12 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Heavens that's interesting.

So maybe the anecdotal story about one of my French ancestors escaping to England with an English sailor and her jewels in her knickers might have some credence then??? So far most of us have just split ourselves laughing.

That is great, many thanks for the effort.

Avon