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Re: French Document 1804
« Reply #9 on: Monday 22 March 21 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Hello again Marcus

Yes, I did see the photo.  The word "étrages" does seem to mean a sort of courtyard which, at least originally, was specifically used for letting vegetation rot to provide green manure.  Not exactly what one would want just in front of the house in my opinion, but those were different times.

Re the derelict building, could the roof space originally have been divided into a loft and a room below?  Just trying to think of possibilities.

Hope you manage to get back there in the not too distant future.  When you do, local people may be able to solve some of the mysteries.

Best regards
Judith
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Re: French Document 1804
« Reply #10 on: Monday 22 March 21 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Judith
I am just waiting for my second vaccination, and then hopefully get back to France, restrictions permitting.
We have contacted the Archives in Laval. They are open but obviously with restrictions in place.
As you say, there may be a historian expert that might be able to help.
Thanks again Judith.
I will contact you if I need any more help, if this is okay.
Regards
Marcus

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Re: French Document 1804
« Reply #11 on: Monday 22 March 21 12:51 GMT (UK) »
I hope you manage to get back here soon, just as I very much hope we'll be able to come to the UK before too long.

No problem if you have other strange words which I may or may not be able to help you with.

Regards
Judith
BDF Twigg, Ellingham, Gates
BKM Bilbey, Collins, Brandon, Norwood, Smith
HAM Holloway (Romsey area)
HRT Brooks (Tring area)
LDN Saunders, Beedle
MDX Saunders
MLN Maitland, Robertson, McGlashan(all Edinburgh)
OXF Morby, Cross, Gardner (all Banbury area)
SAL Jones, Mathews, Higginson, Davies, Gobourn, Blount
WAR Pritchard (Birmingham)
WRY Dickinson, Atkinson, Mellon, Pritchard, Ashforth, Helliwell, Hague, Dungworth (all Sheffield area)

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Re: French Document 1804
« Reply #12 on: Monday 22 March 21 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Judith.
Very much appreciated.
Regards Marcus