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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #54 on: Sunday 26 January 20 20:08 GMT (UK) »
http://www.basesdocumentaires-cg06.fr/archives/indexEC.php

Sending this URL as a starter - hoping it will deliver the search screen. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #55 on: Sunday 26 January 20 20:15 GMT (UK) »
http://basesdocumentaires-cg06.fr/archives/indexEC.php

Sending this URL as a starter - hoping it will deliver the search screen. Fingers crossed!

Argh, the link doesn't work for me  :(

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« Reply #56 on: Sunday 26 January 20 20:17 GMT (UK) »
http://basesdocumentaires-cg06.fr/archives/indexEC.php

Sending this URL as a starter - hoping it will deliver the search screen. Fingers crossed!

Argh, the link doesn't work for me  :(

Nor me either - going to have to post instructions to navigate your way there. Expect a PM

regards
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #57 on: Sunday 26 January 20 20:36 GMT (UK) »
The link above now active

On search screen use drop down "Choississez commune" to select MENTON
Click on "Naissance"
Put 1821 in each date box
Click on "Lancer la recherche"

Delivers naissances 1814-1823 (this is where I miss the 10 year tables which summarise the period).
Click on Afficher
Use slider bar to get to year you want to begin searching.

How's your French re dates?
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.


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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #58 on: Sunday 26 January 20 20:39 GMT (UK) »

How's your French re dates?

Not good at all, but I'm sure an online dictionary will help :)
Thank you.

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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #59 on: Sunday 26 January 20 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Each entry follows a standard format - identifies the year, date, about 3 lines of blurb and then names begin to appear - but they are not easy to make out.

pob lwc/good luck
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #60 on: Sunday 26 January 20 23:04 GMT (UK) »
"ADDED: If he was from Menton, I wonder why he would travel from Dieppe in France as opposed to somewhere from his own country (the then Kingdom of Sardinia?) or Italy? The distance is very huge between Menton and Dieppe - I checked and it's over 700 miles."

He may well have considered France as "his own country" rather than the Kingdom of Sardinia, just like Garibaldi thought the opposite. (I've travelled by train from Nice to Ventimigilia first station across the Italian border (by accident) and you really wouldn't know you'd crossed a border!! so maybe it wasn't such a big deal for most people only those who were more politically minded.)

There could be a few reasons why he got the boat from Dieppe:

He could have moved to a different part of France initially before moving onto England.

He could have got a boat from Nice?  to Dieppe and then another boat to England, although this would be a long journey because you would have go around Spain and Portugal, and the bay of Biscay to get to Dieppe.

Its seems that the railways may have arrived in Nice by the 1850s.  There is are a reference to almost 80000 men and 5000 horse being transported by train from Paris, to the "Mediterranean or to the frontiers of the Kingdom of Sardinia" for the Austro-Sardinian War, between 20th and 30th April 1859. That's a lot of people in 10 days, so it would appear that it is reasonable journey time.  He could have travelled by train from Nice? or maybe Marseille? to Paris and then onto Dieppe for the crossing to England.  I suspect this was the quicker and cheaper method, (other than walking the distance of course).

People were much more mobile, even the poorer people, during this time than we tend to think.  They were also travelling to America and Australia, so people probably weren't phased by long journeys, in return for the promise of a better life in England or in America or Australia. You never know, maybe wherever he came from in France, that England was only meant to be a stop off, but ended up staying.
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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #61 on: Monday 27 January 20 08:04 GMT (UK) »
This was posted on the other thread, for a more interesting birthplace:

I saw it , can we have a larger image , in order to see what's under the name of the town?

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Re: Polette Villette
« Reply #62 on: Monday 27 January 20 12:59 GMT (UK) »
@hanes teulu - I sent you a private message but think you've missed it - the link still won't work for me.