Derek D Ja­cobi

Ap­pli­ca­tion for ad­mis­sion to the French Hos­pi­tal in 1889

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Why have you picked it?

“Han­nah Sud­bury’s ap­pli­ca­tion was my favourite doc­u­ment be­cause it re­vealed not only her strong per­son­al­ity but it also, cru­cially, laid out her (and there­fore Derek’s) Huguenot ances­try. This ap­pli­ca­tion re­veals that Joseph de la Plaigne, Derek’s 6x great grand­fa­ther, was a Huguenot. This led us to nu­mer­ous fur­ther doc­u­ments de­tail­ing the dou­ble life Joseph led in France, his im­pris­on­ment, and his in­cred­i­ble flight to Eng­land.”

Where did you find it?

The 1891 census listed Han­nah in thee French Hos­pi­tal. This led us to the French Hos­pi­tal pital records held by the Huguenot So­ci­ety Li­brary ( huguenot­so­ci­ety.uguenot­so­ci­ety.org.uk/li­brary-and-ar­chive.html).ml).

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