Com­mon kin

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I just watched Derek Ja­cobi’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? and couldn’t be­lieve it when Derek’s rel­a­tive Ar­mand Laplain and the 1841 census came up. I also have a copy of this record as Ar­mand’s sis­ter, Han­nah, as men­tioned in the pro­gramme, is my great great grand­mother. I found out ear­lier tthis year that her mmar­ried name was SSud­bury and that she had stayed in the FFrench hos­pi­tal for a nnum­ber of years. As a fam­ily, there had all­ways been talk of a French con­nec­tion annd we knew the nname of Laplain and I had man­aged to get back us­ing records to 1800.

Now af­ter watch­ing this episode, I have gone back and found Salome, Joseph and son Guillaume De La Plaigne and his bap­tism in 1709.

I’m so ex­cited to have at last found out the truth about our an­ces­tors and would now love to un­cover more about them. Thanks to Who Do You Think You Are? for mak­ing this great pro­gramme! Martin Todd, by email Editor replies: I loved this episode – and I’m re­ally glad to hear that it helped you break down some brick walls. If any­one else shares an ances­try with any of the celebri­ties in this se­ries, let us know!

Martin and Derek Ja­cobi share an ances­try

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