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From: cjmarkillie <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-FENS] LePla, Walloons and/or Huguenots
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 17:41:35 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
I have a marriage between Abraham LE PLA and Susanne van DU BECQ in which they had christened at
29 Oct 1664 Abraham LE PLA - tremoins (witness) Marie Vandebeck wife of Robert HOLMES
27 Sep 1668 Susanne LE PLA
I've seen the name with several spellings in various Walloon articles about draining the fens. Could
you tell us if there was any information on the marriage record indicating any other Thorney Van de
>From: Vicki Perry <>
>Sent: May 17, 2009 1:12 AM
>Subject: Re: [ENG-FENS] LePla, Walloons and/or Huguenots
>I have a family from the church in Thorney, who I believe ended up in Leicestershire, although I haven't proved it yet because, as Liane says below, it is easy to 'lose' the families after the French church ended.
>I have an Abraham Vendyback (Bendyback/Bendy/Vendy/Vandy/many other variants) who 'appeared' in Medbourne, Leics in 1778, when he married Ann Ashby. So he would have been born around 1750. There are Van de Becks in the Thorney registers (including many Abrahams), but the last one is, I think, in 1716. So Abraham is likely to be a son or a grandson of the last generation of the French church (as long as they are the same family). I've never found a baptism record for Abraham, or any later Van de Becks, so I have a gap of 30 or 40 years that I cannot bridge.
>If anyone spots any Van de Becks in the areas surrounding Thorney then please let me know!
>The Irish Perrys, Vendyback and related families website: www.vendyback.com
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