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Thread #18378   Message #970478
Posted By: Gareth
22-Jun-03 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Trimdon Grange Explosion
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trimdon Grange Explosion

I have done a little searching for the most likely internet sites

There is an education site here digging down into it will give you the casualty lists from the Trimdon Grange.

I see no obvious French names, but please hold in mind any name may have been anglicised for the convenience of clerks.

The Durham County record office Website is here they may be able to help you.

There is a genealogic site relevant to Trimdon here

You must also remember that with the development of heavy industry in the North East the labour force, particularly the skilled labour force was mobile, and may have moved from Colliery to Colliery, or Iron Works to Iron Works. Names may well have been anglicised for convenience.

Now in Kent, there can be found on the present Electoral Rolls, many names of French origin, originally settled in East Kent as refugees from religious persecution, and the "Revolution".

Trying to cast a parallel it is possible that a search through telephone directories may, even after this length of time, show some of the Original Names in the North East, Durham, Cleveland, Newcastle etc.

Those I my thoughts, I wish you well in your search.

Gareth - Any other 'Catters any better ideas ???