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Subject: Re: Peter (Pierre) Du Hamel
Author: stoneflower1
Date: 28 November 2010
Classification: Query

Hi, I'm afraid I don't have any further info for Pierre. He was definitely a Huguenot, and settled in Cornwall but I have not been able to connect him to the aristocratic French family de or du Hamel. They were a strongly Catholic family, so; either Pierre was not connected to them or he was expunged from the family records because of religious differences. Only a search in French archives will solve ths riddle I'm afraid. Your son is most probably a descendant of Pierre, as one member of the Cornish family did move to Yorkshire. See Peter's Cornish Family website. Regards, Jackie