Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

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Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

Postby LylyLD » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:44 am

I'm happy to say that I can offer help with information lookups for St. Barths, I have access to Archives from Gustavia and Lorient from 1808 to 1905.

If you are looking for your family in this area and you have their name and a rough estimate of their birth date I can help you out.

If your French isn't too great I can also help you translate the information.
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Re: Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

Postby Joanlouise » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:47 am

I am quite relentless in my search for details of the forebears of my great grandfather Alexander Hancock.

I have read of an Alexander Hancock who was a lieutenant in the Gustavia coloured militia around the time of the 1810 “mutiny”. Thomasson in “Our Side of the water” writes of an Alexander Hancock being a signatory to a letter resigning from the militia in 1809. There are records in Per Tingbrand’s “Who was who in St Bartholomew under Swedish rule” and I have been forwarded through this site a record of an Alexander Hancock who was a "taylor" (sic) in Gustavia in the early 1800’s. Thanks to Jeromesbh.

The Alexander Hancock I seek was probably born in the early 1840’s... he died aged 41-45 as a cook on the ship “Thessalus” in 1845 in San Francisco and I have records of this. He always recorded his country of origin as St. Bartholomew. So any records pertaining to his birth would be an amazing find. His marriage certificate from East End London shows his father as a tailor. I am assuming you have access to the archives at Aix en Provence... and what a story that seems to be. I am in Australia where Alexander Hancock’s widow settled in the 1880’s with my grandmother.

Thanks for reading this far and I would be grateful for any help. I have some French and have tried navigating the archives on line but get lost.

Joan
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Re: Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

Postby LylyLD » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:54 am

I think I came across that name during my research, I'll go back through and see, I'm pretty sure it was that name.
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Re: Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

Postby Joanlouise » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:03 pm

It would be so helpful.
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Re: Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

Postby Joanlouise » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 pm

My mistake and apologies . MySise of the Water is the work of Ale Palsson. So sorry to miscredit this work
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Re: Lookups for St. Barths - Gustavia & Lorient 1808 to 1905

Postby LylyLD » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:21 am

So sorry for the late reply but I must have been mistaken, I could not find any Hancock, I found some Haddocks but I don't think this is what you are looking for. None of them were named Alexander nor were they born in the year you indicated.
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