Register  *  Login  *  Forum  *  FAQ   

Board index » General » Introductions




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: New to this site
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:21 pm 
Offline
New Member
New Member

Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Posts: 1
Hi my name is Pauline. I'm searching for 17th century information on a particular family and am not sure how to post or to which Forum I should be posting.

I'm trying to trace the origins of a prisoner from Placentia captured by the French and carried back to Quebec in 1697. The name in Quebec is Joseph Thomas-Ouillem. The Ouillem is a frenchized version of William. A 12 year old English boy was captured in 1697. When he was baptized in 1698 he is said to be originally from Isle of Jersey. Parents unknown. Yet when he married in 1715 his parents are given. I'm beginning to think his surname is Toms not Thomas. In fact I found the name of William Toms on a list of persons in the Ferryland colony, but no details.

I'm looking for help to get on the correct forum. I've been on the Newfoundland Heritage site for many hours and still can't put the pieces together. I'm thinking that Placentia was a French fortress so why would a 12 year old English boy be there and why would the French want to capture him and take him back to Quebec?


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

Board index » General » Introductions


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron