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Offline edwraith

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Trying to trace a French ancestor
« on: Tuesday 24 August 04 18:41 BST (UK) »
I am trying to locate my French ancestors Gustave Vacher born Tours 1849 son of Jacques Vacher.  He moved to Durham ,married Annie Fenton and  i assume hestayed in the UK until death.  He had at least 4 children and finally settled in South Shields.  Any help or guidance for finding a lead in France would be gratefully recieved.
Wraith, Vacher - Durham, Ellison - West Yorkshire, Green - Sculcoates, Fenton - Forfar

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Re: Trying to trace a French ancestor
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 August 04 20:44 BST (UK) »
Do you know if he was a Catholic or French Protestant?  If Protestant, the Huguenot Society might have something on him.
Connell (Mayo & Lancs 19th/20th c) Culling (Norfolk & London 19th c) Diss (Essex) Giesen (UK only 19th/20th c) Hackney (London) Henbest (Kent & Sussex) Hughes (Mayo to Burnley, Lancs & Edward, Parachute Regiment 40s, 50s) Lister (London) Maltby (Marylebone) Mayo (Glos) Nials Noquet (Huguenot) Phillips (S London) Poulain (France & London) Rayner (Halstead, Essex) Pratt (Kent & Sussex) Redfearn (London) Silk Speller (Rodings, Essex) Thompson (S London) Thurley Trundle Wade Westley

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Re: Trying to trace a French ancestor
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 August 04 21:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks for replying.  He was married in 1871 In Croxdale Church, Durham.  I don't think that this is a Catholic Church and none of his descendents would appear to be Catholic.  What is the best link for the Huguenot Society?

Best wishes

Ed
Wraith, Vacher - Durham, Ellison - West Yorkshire, Green - Sculcoates, Fenton - Forfar

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Re: Trying to trace a French ancestor
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 12:13 BST (UK) »
I know your question was about french info., but in case you haven't already got this :


Name Year Quarter Record Type District County Volume Page
 
VACHER, Gustave 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 389
VACHER, Gustave 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 445
Vacher, Gustave James W 1877 September Deaths Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 180

Page 389:
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Name Year Quarter Record Type District County Volume Page
 
CARLTON, Margaret 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 389
Craggs, John 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 389
FENTON, Annie 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 389
VACHER, Gustave 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 389

Page 445:
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Name Year Quarter Record Type District County Volume Page
 
FENTON, Annie 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 445
Hogg, Martha 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 445
Hughes, Thomas 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 445
VACHER, Gustave 1871 September Marriages Durham (1837-1938) Co. Durham 10a 445

I don't know why there are two pages - anybody else know, or can guess ?

The British Huguenot Society is
http://www.huguenotsociety.org.uk/

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Re: Trying to trace a French ancestor
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 19:06 BST (UK) »
Bob,

Thanks very much for replying - I have a copy of the wedding certificaste and the younger Vacher died of dysentery.  I have looked at the Huguenot Society page but no joy.  I have put a message on the Vacher name forum and will hope for the best.

Thanks again and best wishes

Ed
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Re: Trying to trace a French ancestor
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 September 04 07:51 BST (UK) »
If you are able to get the Society of Genealogists, I understand that the Anglo French FHS deposited some of it's material there before they folded.
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Re: Trying to trace a French ancestor
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 December 04 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to hear the Anglo-French FHS folded.  What a shame.   :(
Connell (Mayo & Lancs 19th/20th c) Culling (Norfolk & London 19th c) Diss (Essex) Giesen (UK only 19th/20th c) Hackney (London) Henbest (Kent & Sussex) Hughes (Mayo to Burnley, Lancs & Edward, Parachute Regiment 40s, 50s) Lister (London) Maltby (Marylebone) Mayo (Glos) Nials Noquet (Huguenot) Phillips (S London) Poulain (France & London) Rayner (Halstead, Essex) Pratt (Kent & Sussex) Redfearn (London) Silk Speller (Rodings, Essex) Thompson (S London) Thurley Trundle Wade Westley