Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Huguenot Connection

My mater claimed Huguenot ancestry. She, and along with pater (plus myself) used to go a Society in London dedicated to research into this subject. This involved a dinner, and a "lecture" by some academic on some aspect of the Huguenots. This took place in a vaulted underground chamber if my memory serves me right.

I once recall my mater claiming that she heard through the grapevine that her ancestors were notably two Huguenot brothers who fell out over religion, and each went their own way. The profits from their business went to chancery, and were referred to as the Poynton Millions. Unfortunately, no record of such a fortune exists ....

Famous massacre of the Huguenots in Paris

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