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French occupation query
« on: Tuesday 09 November 21 20:05 GMT (UK) »
I would be grateful if someone could verify the occupation of Claude Bertol in this French baptism register from 1723.

Marie Anne Joseph was the daughter of Claude Bertol and Marie Rabatet.
I think the middle line says:
‘ of claude bertole à présent géolier de /prison/’

Is this correct? And is there any reason the word ‘prison’ is between two lines?
If they were adding information to the fact that he was a gaoler, one would have thought the ‘de’ would also have been within the lines, as ‘de prison’?
It just seems a bit odd.

Thanks for any help
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: French occupation query
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 20:22 GMT (UK) »
Could it be "des prisons"?

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Re: French occupation query
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 20:23 GMT (UK) »
I think it's "géolier deS prisonS" the S being the long one as in "à préSent" just before.
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 occupation query
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Could it be "des prisons"?
yes it is des prisons

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Re: French occupation query
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Ah that makes more sense!
Thanks Zefiro and jayaygee
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs