The Pioneers from Mesnil-Durand, France
We have identified five persons who came from Mesnil-Durand in the 17th Century: Guillaume Hubou (about 1627), Barbe Hubou (1639), Mathieu Hubou (1641), Nicolas Goupil (1642) and Françoise Hubou (1662).
Here is the story of Françoise Hubou.
Although there is no baptismal act for Françoise Hubou in the Catholic registers of Saint-André du Mesnil-Durand (France), we are lucky enough to have an approximation of her birth year. In the 1667 Census, in Côte Saint-Ignace, in Sillery, she declared being 29, probably born then in 1638. Continue reading
Insomnia has its good sides. Sort of. As I couldn’t sleep for too long, I gave in; I thus went back to my computer and visited the Website of the Archives départementales du Calvados, in France, to continue looking through the index of Saint-Germain de Lisieux Parish. I then thought I might as well take advantage of the fact that due to some technical problems for this Website all viewings are free for now. So, I searched through the parish of Saint-André du Mesnil-Durand from the very first page. Continue reading
I am quite a regular user of Google Maps and Street View but I didn’t know that Street View would allow me to virtually visit the inside of my ancestor’s baptismal place!
Mathieu Hubou was baptized in 1626 in Saint-André du Mesnil-Durand, Department of Calvados, in the region of Normandy, France. This Church dates back to the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th century and is a classified historical monument in France since July 19, 1926.
To visit the church, click here and then on the image to get inside. Please note that access is possible only from a computer.
Église St-André du Mesnil-Durand. Photo: P. Florentin, source Wikipedia. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.