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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 22:22 GMT (UK) »
I found the marriage of Nicolas Lamb? and Marguerite Reboute.
Do you think it's still 'Lambet'?

It's very difficult to decide whether the ending is -er or -et, because it's written the same way.
This leaves us with 2 possible names: Lambet and  Lamber. The latter could be a phonetically version of Lambert, a common surname. I don't know if the first is a surname.
No time to check this now, time for bed ;)

This French transcribing is all new to me!
You're doing very well for a non experienced reader!

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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 22:32 GMT (UK) »
Could it simply be "céans" = ici même (here) ? Not sure how it was used at the time.

Very interesting indeed jayaygee.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 25 November 21 05:35 GMT (UK) »

This French transcribing is all new to me!
You're doing very well for a non experienced reader!


But I have done many, many English wills, not to mention Scottish wills  and Sasines (land transfer deeds), which were horrendous! It wasn't just the tiny, tiny squashed writing (the scribes had to pay for their own ledgers apparently, so they squeezed in as much as possible), and the old handwriting script, but also the particularly old Scots words used - vary, very different to the modern Scottish language and English.
All good to give the old brain cells a good work out!
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs


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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #39 on: Thursday 25 November 21 07:37 GMT (UK) »
I doubt it is céans . I t would rather be " de cette paroisse = of this parish" if the curate meant that.

ADDED:
Mea culpa : I asked on a paleography forum  and the answer is : église de céans ( of Fieulaine).

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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #40 on: Thursday 25 November 21 19:47 GMT (UK) »
I doubt it is céans . I t would rather be " de cette paroisse = of this parish" if the curate meant that.

ADDED:
Mea culpa : I asked on a paleography forum  and the answer is : église de céans ( of Fieulaine).

Thank you for doing that joger.
So is Ceans  an old name for Fieulaine then, or does it mean something like 'here'?
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #41 on: Friday 26 November 21 07:31 GMT (UK) »
Céans is an old way of saying "here".

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Re: Help searching for French wives
« Reply #42 on: Friday 26 November 21 07:54 GMT (UK) »
Céans is an old way of saying "here".

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