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RE: Anyone heard of St-François-Bacedu, Felure P.L.?

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  • Xenia Stanford
    Hi Ri and Vi! Fascinating. More possibilities. I see I will have to report back when I do find her place of birth. I had thought the L might be an I but still
    Message 1 of 5 , May 17, 2003
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      Hi Ri and Vi!

      Fascinating. More possibilities. I see I will have to report back when I do
      find her place of birth. I had thought the L might be an I but still could
      not think of a place with P.I. Maybe the P is an R! Will keep looking and
      let you know.

      Xenia

      -----Original Message-----
      From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On
      Behalf Of Ri & Vicki Morgan
      Sent: May 17, 2003 7:13 PM
      To: dist-gen@...; Xenia Stanford
      Subject: Re: Anyone heard of St-François-Bacedu, Felure P.L.?


      Hi again,
      Yet another possibility -
      My husband took it on as a challenge, and came up with the following:

      Re: subject given as St. Francois - Bacedu, Felure P.L.

      French "Bacedu" seems to be an odd construction.

      Comparison of above spelling with Government of Canada Gazetteers
      (Ontario& New Brunswick) shows similar site names spelled "St. Francois -
      Baie de ----, (or) Baie du ----." Is it possible the Bacedu annotation
      would (in English) mean "Bay of"?
      No Gazetteer references were noted for "Felure", but French vocabularies
      have noted e.g. Chaleur (in English "warmth" or possibly "promise")
      Rhode Island has several island areas inside Rhode Island Sound, some of
      which names start with the letter 'P'. Is it possible a convoluted 'L'
      could actually be an ' I ', as e.g. in Prudence Island or Patience Island.
      Perhaps an inquiry to State offices would reveal whether "Felure" or similar
      appears on older site details for such places. Of interest, "crack" or
      "flaw" (Fr. felure) would be a dramatic description of a craggy coastline.
      The noted "chaleur" description for "warmth" or "promise" is typical of
      local color historical descriptions, for places memorable.
      Fhode Island map site for Warwick "looks out" toward both Prudence and
      Patience Islands in Naragansett Bay.

      More 'grist for the mill' - hope it might help.

      Vicki Morgan (for Ri)

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Xenia Stanford" <president@...>
      To: "List AFHS" <dist-gen@...>
      Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:34 PM
      Subject: Anyone heard of St-François-Bacedu, Felure P.L.?


      This place is listed as the birthplace of a woman who had married in Rhode
      Island and after her husband died leaving her with 2 children and an unborn
      child, she moved to Manitoba where she had her third child a few months
      later. Two years later she married in Manitoba and on the 1889 marriage
      record it said she was from St-François-Bacedu, Felure P.L.

      It sounds Acadian but I cannot find it on any map or listing of changed
      place names. Her birth on the 1880 census record in the U.S. is February 07,
      1858.

      So it is not as if it would have been a 1700s name in Acadia but I sure
      cannot find it there or in Louisiana. Any ideas anyone?

      à bientôt,

      Xenia Stanford (president@...)
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