From information supplied by M. Oldfield, Whittlesey, UK, 29.11.95
(Purple text by Sean Kisby, 29.2.00)
On a freezing Novemberday in 1995 I paid my first visit to Whittlesey, Cambs. I only had 30 minutes before my
next train arrived, so only managed to speak to one person - a helpful lady in the local history centre. And it turned out we
were related to one another!!
Maybe I will discover at some point that I am related to the entire population of Whittlesey, but, at the time, I was amazed at the coincidence. Being a Fovargue (pronounced 'FOVARG') by birth, she had amassed a sizeable amount of fascinating information about her ancestors, which she generously shared with me.
SEE GEDCOM FOVARGUE LIST.
Record of marriage of Jean Fovargue and Rose Pronier not found. Jean and Rose may have been from Norwich - There were Fovargues in the woolen trade there during the 1680's. These Fovargues originated from Tourcoing, north of Lille, which at that time was in the Spanish Netherlands. This would make them Walloons...
Jean FOVARGUE & Rose PRONIER | (died 1670) | | Jean FAUVERGUE & Anne DIDIER | | | Isaac FAUVERGUE & Marie BAILLEUL chr.11/12/1670 | bur.18/7/1749 Thorney Abbey, | Lincs. | | Isaac Fovergue & Sarah SHEREMAN b.25 Feb 1700/1 | married 9 Nov 1727 chr.9 Mar 1700/1 | Deeping St James Thorney Abbey | [LINK NOT PROVEN] | Isaac FOVARGUE & Catherine CREASEY chr.1733,Crowland | m.18 Aug 1765, Boston, Lincs. Possibly lived at | bur.19 May 1803, Thorney Coates, Cambs. | died age 64 | bur.14/5/1803,Thorney | | Isaac FOVARGUE & Elizabeth TRIPLOW chr.1768 Whaplode | chr.1771 Whittlesey, Cambs. Drove,Lincs.(one of | m.1797(?) Whittlesey 7 sisters and 3 | d. 1825 Doddington, Cambs. brothers) | d.1817 West Walton | bur. Thorney | | John Triplow FOVARGUE & Mary Ann FOVARGUE chr.17/7/1793 Tydd | (poss.illegitimate dtr of St Giles, Cambs. | Mary Ann F. & Wm. Swallows) Wheelwright,blacksmith | b.1802 Whittlesey carpenter,Coates,Cambs.| m.16 Sept 1820 Whittlesey d.1877 age 84, | d.1864 age 61(?) Whittlesey Workhouse | bur.Coates nr.Whittlesey | | Eliz. FOVARGUE & Levi KISBY b.24/10/1840 b.26/8/1844 Southbank nr.Coates chr.15/11/1840 Labourer,River Inspector Whittlesey St Mary's and Mole/Plover Catcher. d.18/8/1896 age 55 drowned 8/10/1914 age 70 bur.22/8/1896 Coates
I am lucky enough to have inherited a small wooden tea-caddy...
Underneath is written "Mary Ann Fovargue 1841"
|John T.& Mary Ann's lichen encrusted tombstone can be found behind the small Church of the Holy Trinity, Coates.|
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