Re: [englishresearch] Pittard info
- i have to go now, they want to throw us out. I'll be back on Monday. I'm
interested in all you have. I haven't read your message through properly
yet. I'm at 7 Hammond court; Mooroobool. 4870. FNQld. I'll send you
replacement stamps. I'll get back to you Monday. Cheers for now, Anne. Where
>From: "Beryl Whatson" <whatsonbege@...>_________________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [englishresearch] Pittard info
>Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:16:41 +1000
>Firstly let me tell you that PITTARD is a Swiss name. The RED CROSS was
>started by Jean Pittard, a surgeon in Geneva in the 1600s. I have a print
>him, an etching no doubt, which I can send if you are interested.
>Some years ago, I contacted several Swiss Pittards, who sent lots of
>information to me. The general history is that in the 1500 and 1600s there
>was some kind of religious persecution, and the Pittards/Pitards were
>Protestant/Lutheran and a lot had migrated to France. At this period in
>time, France was Catholic and to be Protestant was life threatening, so a
>lot went to England or back to Switzerland or became Catholic. My lot were
>always Swiss, until gr-grandfather went to London and married Mary Ann
>in London in 1852, then brought my grandfather, brothers and sisters to
>Australia in 1877.
>The Pittards in Somerset and other parts of Britain are all descendd from
>the French and originally Swiss Pittards. The name means, "Keepers at the
>gates of the Castle" and it was a very "honerable "name in Geneva. We have
>Pittard Street in Geneva, and there have been scientists, lawyers,
>within the the Pittard clan, amongst other illustrious professions!
>It is most unlikely that you will ever make the connection back to
>Switzerland, because the French records may have been lost during the 2
>World Wars. I am fortunate that my family stayed in Geneva and the records
>have been safe over the centuries. These are just a few facts that were
>passed on to me by the various Swiss and French Pittards, I hope that you
>find them interesting.
>Beryl Whatson nee Pittard
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Anne Caroline Pittard <acpittard@...>
>Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 2:31 AM
>Subject: Re: [englishresearch] Surname ROWNEY
> > Dear Ray, I have William John Roney married my two greats Auntie
> > Alice Pittard in the 1920s.I do not have my papers with me today. I got
> > DOB from the fische BDMs but cannot find them now. Cheers for now. Anne
> > beautiful, sunny Cairns. My sister was very jealous when I talked to her
> > other night. They are in Melbourne and it was raining, again!!
> > >From: Ray Rowney <rr0503@...>
> > >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >To: email@example.com
> > >Subject: [englishresearch] Surname ROWNEY
> > >Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2000 05:10:13 +1000
> > >
> > > Anyone researching the name William ROWNEY Walgrave-on-sowe UK
> > >about 1820's please contact.
> > >
> > >Or any other ROWNEY.
> > >
> > >Many thanks Ray.
> > >
> > >Ray & Betty Rowney
> > >2 Racecourse Rd.
> > >ORANGE.2800.N.S.W.
> > >Australia.
> > >ph.02 63622442
> > >e-mail.Ray.Rowney@...
> > >
> > >
> > >
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