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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 11 January 06 20:22 GMT (UK) »
Infobunny:
You are too kind! But I love it!

Nice work there Heywood. I am betting that Hessie Kidd is connected also.

Info, you might want to order the film from your local Family History Center on John's marriage and Hessy's, that way you will be able to see actual registration and get names of witnesses. Maybe another relative.

Am heading back to do some more "googling" now.  ;D

Good luck and keep sidling.

Pat

Nice going again there Heywood.
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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 11 January 06 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much Pat. I do hope that they are related but like you I saw the family names and this is so interesting.
I do worry sometimes though that I am interfering too much. I can't help it- it's my addiction!!
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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 12 January 06 00:12 GMT (UK) »
To the fantastic twosome Pat and Kath (Heywood),

I am overwhelmed by your generosity and time spent on my search and am thankful to have found special people such as yourselves.  Feel free to assist as much as you like (I couldn't possibly call it interfering - it's all too valuable to me).  :D

I am intrigued by the possible Canadian connection.  It's not like we are the only Bourdots in the world (but there can't be many of us) but there is always the distinct possibility that the original John and Mary (found by Pat) did emigrate to Canada.  I know that some Bourdots entered in through Ellis Island from Germany but as far as I know they are not connected to us (although who knows).  It was such a mobile time in history that anything is possible.  But if John and Mary had one daughter then they may have had other children too - as well as emigration records...(hyperventilate with glee).

I will definitely look at that weblink (seriously I'm as nosey as the next person) to see how it may all fit in with dates, etc.  This is so exciting!!  And I must get introduced to a Family History Centre as I've never been to one.  Pat, can I take it then that the FHL reference in front of your past post relates to the Familiy History Centre data?

Big virtual hugs to you both

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Squire - Devon
Jackson - London
Leach/Prague - India
Bourdot - N.Ireland/France
McKinley - N.Ireland
Quelch - Northamptonshire

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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 12 January 06 04:16 GMT (UK) »
Infobunny:
The numbers are those for the film on which the records appear. Here is how to find the center (centre) near you. http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp

Kath, I am addicted too. This is too much fun.
There sure are a lot of Scientific sorts in your family Info!  I need to brush up on my French though for some of these Google hits.
As to those from Germany, I did come across some on shipping lists. I will have to recheck just in case.

Later to both of you as I sidle off.

Pat ;D
 
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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 12 January 06 06:05 GMT (UK) »

Hi Infobunny and welcome to RootsChat!

I found these - thought maybe you could keep them on the back burner till you can fit them in!!  ::)

1891
This appears to be a Catholic school !

Bourdot Joseph 16 Croyes France Littlehampton Sussex
RG12/838 Folio 51 Page  39

1861
Mistranscribed as " Brurdot "

Renee Bourdot 40 Head Paris Natualised B S Aldershot Surrey Cook
Mary Brurdot 36  Ireland Wife Aldershot
Renie Brurdot 10  Old Kent Road Surrey Son Aldershot
Julia Brurdot 6  Cammerwell K E Middlesex (?) Daughter Aldershot
Margaret Brurdot 3 Ireland Daughter Aldershot
Fredk Brurdot 3 months  Aldershot Hampshire Son Aldershot

RG9/430 Folio 125 Page 15

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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 12 January 06 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annie,

Okay, so imagine me sitting reading your post, and then just staring at it...and then staring some more.  The thought through my head is 'are you kidding me?'  :o

I feel like I'm in an infomercial - but wait, there's more!

Annie, I'm very pleased to make your acqaintance.  I'm even more thrilled with the fruits of your efforts and I thank you for your time and your awesome detective work.  I will definitely be creating a special file for Bourdots that need a home (or tree).

As one who was born a Bourdot, it's nice to know that there were/are others out there.  Let's bring 'em home, I say.

Thanks

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Finey - Hants, Sussex, Portsmouth area
Squire - Devon
Jackson - London
Leach/Prague - India
Bourdot - N.Ireland/France
McKinley - N.Ireland
Quelch - Northamptonshire

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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 12 January 06 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Nice work there Annie!

Infobunny, it looks like Chef Renee married an Irish girl and they had Margaret there but the others (older) seem to have been born in England.

Pondering this.

Pat
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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 12 January 06 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Pat and Annie,

It's funny how things start to intertwine but the thrill of the chase is enormous.  My original Nicholas Bourdot was born in Chaumount in Bossigni in Champagne, France in approx 1837-ish.  I have found out that while Chaumont still exists Bossigni has most likely been renamed to Haute-Marne.  We have no idea of his parents or of any other brothers and sisters, never mind his religion.  However the story has come down that the family were staunch protestants in N.Ireland.  He could have been Huguenot for all I know but because he was in the navy (or possibly army) his religion had nothing to do with his wee trip to NI.  But it may have had something to do with why he never went back hom on his release as a POW in 1763.

His son Jacques was a well-known hairdresser in the late 1700's in Corn Market, Belfast (whereas Nicholas was known as a barber) but I have no indication of John Baptist's trade or those of any of his children.  But I'm rapt that John Bourdot has been found - it was really nice to remove the 'died' date off his record which was only a maybe anyway.  If only William would fall out just as readily....

It's all like a big ball of string with lots of ends poking out.

Cheers

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Squire - Devon
Jackson - London
Leach/Prague - India
Bourdot - N.Ireland/France
McKinley - N.Ireland
Quelch - Northamptonshire

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Re: Bourdot Family in Belfast
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 12 January 06 21:12 GMT (UK) »

As I sat and stared at it too ! - my thought was -
that Renee the cook - was in the Army - look at the places they've been !!
I can think up all kinds of stories to go along with that!! ........
maybe the Crimean War - went to Ireland - met the love of his life - decided to be a British Subject because it was safer than going back to France  -
joined the Army - went to London ended up in Aldershot!! .......... etc etc!!  ::)

Just a thought!

Annie  :)

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