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Offline KGarrad

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 25 January 20 14:38 GMT (UK) »
From FamilySearch (a free service!), Rutland Parish Registers:

Marriage, 7 Septermber 1910, @ Uppingham
Herbert Villete to Agnes Martha Sims

Father's name: Palette William Villette
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #64 on: Saturday 25 January 20 14:40 GMT (UK) »
I believe his original first name was Polette/Pullette, but he chose to be called William?

You know, I had considered this but dismissed it.

I think you could be right. Maybe it was to "Anglicise" himself -  given that he was born in England? Or, perhaps, he disliked his father Polette and didn't want to be known by his father's name?

The picture I'm starting to get is that Polette left the family and perhaps even went back to France (assuming he came from there - which i think he did, which is probably why no birth or death records exist for him). Maybe this abandonment caused resentment? And this would explain why later on, as an adult, the Census has my great-great grandfather as William Villette and not Polette Villet?

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #65 on: Sunday 26 January 20 11:57 GMT (UK) »
Pallete, Paulette, Pollette? Could even be Palet? Keep them all in mind.

Herbert was son of Pullette William and Charlotte   so your William,s brother.

Back to place of birth.
Mendone? Ccould be Menton? Spoken with French accent and interpreted by English census taker?
Menton is near Nice and close to Italian border.

There is a French site   called Recherche filae .com
Google for it as I dont know how to copy paste.

It shows many Villettes born in various areas of France.
Put in Charles Villette and you come up with dozens but one person has a tree with 76 Villetes on it.
You will need to subscribe to see details or to contact tree owner.

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #66 on: Sunday 26 January 20 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Just linking to thread on Europe board solely about P*l*te to save duplication
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=824693.0
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON