17 December 2014

Sylvestre Name origin and meaning

Sylvestre Name origin and meaning

From : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110518215403AAaWDuU


"Sylvestre  Name Meaning and History


French: from the personal name Sylvestre (see Sylvester).
 
Dictionary of American Family Names,
 Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4



Sylvester Name Meaning and History

English and German: from a personal name (Latin Silvester, a derivative of silva ‘wood’).

 This was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Sylvester-

The surname Sylvestre is a French variant of the surname Sylvester which is English and German: from a personal name (Latin Silvester, a derivative of silva ‘wood’). 
This was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great. 

As the surname has more than one origin you would, as always, need to research your ancestors and learn their origins. 
Surname etymologies are generic and simply state the first know place a surname is recorded and may have nothing to do with the history of your family.



Sylvester Surname History

This name has its origins in a Latin given name, "Silvester", a derivative of the word "silva", meaning wood, and denoting "the dweller in the wood". 
The personal name was borne by three Popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics. 
The personal name was first recorded in Leicestershire in 1154 as "Silvester", and in 1204, in Yorkshire, as "Selvester", and the surname first appeared afterwards as "Silvestr" (see below). 

The surname development includes: William Silvester (1250, Lancashire), and William Sevester (1455, Kent). The modern surname has a number of variants, ranging from 

Silvester, Selvester and Sylvester,  to Siviter and Seveter.

 One Abram Silvester, aged 14 yrs., was an early emigrant to the New World, leaving London in January 1634, bound for Virginia.

 A Coat of Arms granted to the Silvester family is a silver shield, with an oak tree eradicated green, and two red crescents in chief,
The Crest being a lion's head erased green. 

In Heraldry, 

the oak tree signifies Antiquity and Strength, 

and the crescent is associated with Faith and Hope. 

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Silvestr,

 which was dated 1212, in the "Book of Fees for Hampshire", during the reign of King John, 

known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Sylvest"


My Sylvestre Ancestor Family

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Van der Spiegel and de Rjicke European cousins Help needed!!! Van der Spiegel en de Rjicke Europese neven hulp nodig!!! Van der Spiegel et de Rjicke européennes cousines besoin d'aide!!! Van der Spiegel und de Rjicke europäischen Vettern Hilfe benötigt!

I have hit a huge Brick Wall.  My 3rd Great Grandparents Louis Van der Spiegel* & Idonia Rjicke.

They were suppose to have married in Belgium.  I cannot locate any such record for them.  



  Although I am most excited since cracking other Dutch lines, 




* Spiegel name has been written several ways, Speigel, Spegiel, Spegel, also with the der, then with Van der.  

16 December 2014

Sheriff Role in Old England

Anglo-Saxon local government (700–1066 AD)[edit]

The Kingdom of Wessex, c. 790 AD, was divided into administrative units known as shires. Each shire was governed by an Ealdorman, a major nobleman of Wessex appointed to the post by the King. The term 'Ealdorman' (meaning 'elder-man') gradually merged with the Scandinavian Eorl/Jarl (designating an important chieftain), to form the modern 'Earl'. However, the Shires were not comparable with later Earldoms, and were not held in the Ealdorman's own right.
The shires of Wessex at this time have essentially survived to the present day, as counties of England (currently ceremonial counties). They included Defnascir (Devon), Sumorsaete (Somerset), Dornsaete (Dorset), Wiltunscir (Wiltshire), Hamptunscir (Hampshire). When Wessex conquered the petty kingdoms of southern England, namely Cent and that of the South Saxons, these were simply reconstituted as shires (modern Kent and Sussex respectively).
As Wessex took over progressively larger areas of Mercia, East Anglia and Northumbria, the new lands were divided into shires, usually named after the principal town in the new shire; hence Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire and so on. Most of the historic counties of England (and modern Ceremonial counties) south of the Mersey and Humber derive directly from this time.


Another important official of the shire was the shire-reeve, from whence the more modern sheriff is derived. The shire-reeve was responsible for upholding the law, and holding civil and criminal courts in the shire.[1] The office of sheriff is still important in some Anglophone countries (e.g. the USA), but now a ceremonial role in the England



 

 

The early medieval period (1100–1300)[edit]

During the medieval period, local administration basically remained in the hands of the feudal aristocracy, who governed affairs in their fiefs. The enserfment of the population by the Norman system diminished the importance of hundreds as self-regulating social units since law was not imposed from above, and since the population was immobilised. Instead the basic social unit became the parish, manor or township.
The counties remained important as the basis for the legal system. The sheriff remained the paramount legal officer in each county, and each county eventually had its own court system for trials (the Quarter Sessions). Although the Hundred Courts continued in use resolving local disputes, they diminished in importance. During the reigns of Henry III, Edward I and Edward II a new system emerged. Knights in each county were appointed as Conservator of the Peace, being required the help keep the King's Peace. Eventually they were given the right to try petty offences which had formerly been tried in the Hundred Courts. These officers were the forerunners of the modern magistrates' courts and justices of the peace.

 

 

from Wikipedia: History of local government in England


15 December 2014

Ada De Balliol - Balliol married John FitxRober Clavering


House of Balliol


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The House of Balliol (de Bailleul) was a Picard and Anglo-Norman family originating from Bailleul who began to rule some estates in England in the reign of William Rufus. In the late 13th and 14th centuries, two members of the house were kings of Scotland.
 

List of heads of the Balliol estates[edit]

Both Balliols had English support for their claims; both were deposed. Edward died without issue, but the Balliol descent continued through his cousin Christine de Lindsay (granddaughter of John II), who married Enguerrand V de Coucy, to the lords of Coucy and ultimately the Bourbon kings of France and Spain.
 
source: all from Wikipedia

Castle: Eure & Baliol Family History

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17 April 2014

Best, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Holland



Soon To Find Out 
What These Places Have
 To Do With Tessier Decendants, 
Of The USA Cousins Of Course. 

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Eureka or Gold? Brick Wall Tumbled Down!

What GED Match can do for you!

My sister, my great right hand gal, had uploaded her RAW DNA from Ancestry.com into www.GEDMatch.com.  It is a free service by the way.  
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Your DNA belongs to you and Ancestry.com provides a way for you to download it onto your computer for your personal use.

So that's exactly what my sister did.  Then she uploaded it into GED match.com.
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After many days when the group was full the DNA ran.  She was alerted that it was finished.  

Then she was able to view her results as to whom she was related to and on which centamorgans.  It showed how close she's related to our dad.  Very very cool stuff!

Then on Monday evening she called me to say that she had been contacted by a related Dutch genealogist who also ran her Raw DNA through GED Match.com.  It showed a Dutch connection between them.

My sister provided her with some info.  She heard back from her along with 5 correct Dutch generations of our family.  Fantastic !!!

How lucky was that???  To me increadble.

These brick walls are tumbling down one by one with all the internet functions available to do your family history with
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26 February 2014

Hugh Kelly & Catherine Collins Connection made


I'm telling you post those messages on messages boards in Ancestry.com as well as in Genforum.org.
Plus make those memorials in Find A Grave.com
I have had more then a few successses with places memorials and receiving answers fro the message boards.
 
So yesterday a cousin, 3-4th, found me through the memorial I created for Catherine Kelly, Dotch, Putman on Find A Grave.
 
So I found out that Hugh Kelly was from Armagh Ireland.
So I went to GenWeb pulled up the county page.
 
Best success to all.
DuSyl
 
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In late prehistoric times and at the dawn of history, Armagh was an important populated area in Ulster. At the beginning of the Christian era, the fortress of Emain Mhacha, at the site known as Navan Fort, served as the centre of a kingdom of Ulster extending to the Rivers Shannon and Boyne in the west and south. Also associated with that period is an ancient frontier earthwork, Black Pig's Dyke. Following the decline of Ulster in the 4th century, Emain Mhacha lost its importance; and Ard Mhacha (now Armagh, the county town) became the political centre. It gained added importance after St. Patrick made it his metropolitan see in the 5th century. The area was later ravaged by Anglo-Norman and also Danish (841) invaders, but they made no permanent settlements.
Not until the 17th century did English influence become important in the county. Made shire ground in 1586 and included in the scheme for the Plantation of Ulster of the early 17th century, Armagh was colonized mainly by Protestant landowners from England. Armagh's prosperity in the 18th century is attested to by many monuments and buildings. In the 1973 administrative reorganization of Northern Ireland, the county was divided into the district of Armagh and portions of Craigavon and Newry and Mourne districts.
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08 February 2014

Name Origins:Pelagie

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neineidialogues Keynote speaker Saturday morning at Rootstech 2014

A most incredible speaker.  Her story of  her journey is one to take great note of.  I'm not sure if it's because she went into some of the dark details of her, harrowing 80% of her, body being burned or the sweet kind person she is.  She really touched me.

You will be able to view it by going www.rootstech.org  You will be able to view all of the sessions that were recorded at a later date.  I learned much.  I find Roots Tech 2014 helping me want to know even more about my family.

Check out : www.neineidialogues.blogspot.com 

In her presentation this morning she spoke of Family.

20 November 2013

DNA TESTING

So if you know someone who has an Ancestry account that gets the offer of $79.00 DNA test you can have them purchase it for you at that price, well plus shipping.

So you can start getting your cousin connections.  Which can lead you to earthly relationships, break down a brick wall, or more info. to help you find that next piece of the family puzzle.

So I did the test myself, since my dad had a bunch of us tested for the Autosomal DNA.  So we can figure out moms ethnicity.  Was she really  what the paper genealogy shows?




27 September 2013

Michigan Islands: Lake Huron - Mackinac Island



 The most famous of Islands in Michigan

Mackinac Island

 

 A historic event in medical discovery:

Alexis St. Martin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Alexis St. Martin, age 67[1]
Alexis St. Martin (April 18, 1802[2] – June 24, 1880) was a Canadian voyageur who is known for his part in experiments on digestion in humans, conducted by the American Army physician William Beaumont between 1822 and 1833.

Work with Beaumont

From Beaumont's Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion, 1833 (p. 27)
On June 6, 1822 Alexis St. Martin, at the fur trading post on Mackinac Island, was accidentally shot with a musket at close range. The charge of the musket shot left a hole through his side that healed to form a fistula aperture into his stomach.[3][4]
William Beaumont, a US Army surgeon stationed at a nearby army post, treated the wound. Although St. Martin was a healthy 20-year-old, he was not expected to recover due to the severity of his wound. Beaumont explains in a later paper that the shot blew off fragments of St. Martin's muscles and broke a few of his ribs. After bleeding him and giving him a cathartic, Beaumont marked St. Martin's progress. For the next 17 days, all food he ate re-emerged from his new gastric fistula. Finally after 17 days, the food began to stay in St. Martin's stomach and his bowels began to return to their natural functions. When the wound healed itself, the edge of the hole in the stomach had attached itself to the edge of the hole in the skin, creating a permanent gastric fistula. There was very little scientific understanding of digestion at the time and Beaumont recognized the opportunity he had in St. Martin - he could literally watch the processes of digestion by dangling food on a string into St. Martin's stomach, then later pulling it out to observe to what extent it had been digested. Beaumont continued to experiment on St. Martin off and on until 1833.
Alexis St. Martin allowed the experiments to be conducted, not as an act to repay Beaumont for keeping him alive, but rather because Beaumont had the illiterate St. Martin sign a contract to work as a servant. Beaumont recalls the chores St. Martin did: "During this time, in the intervals of experimenting, he performed all the duties of a common servant, chopping wood, carrying burthens, etc. with little or no suffering or inconvenience from his wound." Although these chores were not bothersome, some of the experiments were painful to St. Martin, for example when Beaumont had placed sacks of food in the stomach, Beaumont noted: “the boy complained of some pain and uneasiness at the breast.” Other symptoms St. Martin felt during experiments were a sense of weight and distress at the scrobiculus cordis and slight vertigo and dimness of vision.

After the experiments

Alexis St. Martin, age 81 (2 years after death at 79)[5]
Beaumont published the account of his experiments in 1838 as Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion. He and St. Martin parted ways, with Beaumont eventually going to St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Martin to his home in Quebec, Canada. Off and on for the next twenty years, Beaumont tried to get St. Martin to move to St. Louis, but the move never occurred. Beaumont died in 1853 as a result of slipping on ice-covered steps.[6]
When Alexis St. Martin died at St-Thomas de Joliette, Quebec, in 1880 his family delayed his burial until the body began to decompose in order to prevent his “resurrection” by medical men, some of whom wished to perform an autopsy. The eminent physician Sir William Osler took a great interest in retracing the details of this early incident in the history of gastric physiology and published his research in the form of a well-known essay entitled "A Backwoods Physiologist." He also attempted to have the famous stomach placed in Army Medical Museum in Washington, DC.

Media

  • The story of Alexis St. Martin's life as Beaumont's human guinea pig was featured in "To Search for Truth", a 1956 episode of Medic.
  • Beaumont's experiments on St. Martin were featured in a 2012 episode of Radiolab, which aired in on 2 April.[7]

References

  1. Myer, Jesse S. (1912). Life and Letters of Dr. William Beaumont. C. V. Mosby Company (St. Louis). p. 282.
  2. There has been on-going confusion of brothers with the same name. Alexis of this article had an older brother born in 1794 who died in January 1802. Alexis the voyageur was actually born in April, 1802 in Berthierville, Quebec and named for his brother who had died several months before. from Ancestry.com. "Alexis Bidaguin dit St. Martin baptism: Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967: Berthierville: 1802". Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  3.  Beaumont, William (1833). Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. Edinburgh: Maclachlan and Stewart.
  4. Harré, R. (1981). Great Scientific Experiments. Phaidon (Oxford). pp. 39–47. ISBN 0-7148-2096-2.
  5. Myer, Jesse S. (1912). Life and Letters of Dr. William Beaumont. C. V. Mosby Company (St. Louis). p. 298.
  6.  Myer, Jesse S. (1912). Life and Letters of Dr. William Beaumont. C. V. Mosby Company (St. Louis). p. 296.
  7.  http://www.radiolab.org/2012/apr/02/holey-cow/ Radiolab: "Guts: Holey Cow." WNYC, April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-30.