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Happy and proud

Hello every "bazal",

I m very happy and proud to see there is a so nice site about our great family.
Thank you to Simon for the password that allows me to share messages with all the english part of the family, on the other side of the Channel.
For those who want to come in France, be sure I'll be happy to meet you.

Sincerely yours

Jean Michel

Jean Michel

Thanks for your support. Hopefully the web site will bring the different branches of the family together.

Where in France are you based?

With best wishes

Simon

Hi Simon,

I'm a suburbanite. I live in the South West of Paris, more precisely between Paris and versailles, in a towm called Velizy Villacoublay, which at about 10 kms from the Eiffel Tower, you certainly knows what I'm talking about...
It's easy to visit Paris and its surroundings from my home, so if you intend to come and visit paris, I have a room available...

What about you ?

With best wishes

Jean Michel

Hello Jean Michel

Do you know where your branch of the family comes from? What are your stories about the origins of the name? It would be interesting to hear your versions.

Best wishes

John L B

Hello John,
Our branch of the family comes from Sainte Enimie (where my father born in 1929) in the "Gorges du Tarn". My father is André Bazalgette, brother of Jean Bazalgette and son of Auguste Bazalgette. I'm a cousin of Jean Pierre Bazalgette who is the father of Thibaud (who has spent few month in London this year) and Delphine Bazalgette that have reached the Bulletin Board few months ago.
About the family, I only know what I've read in the Jean Bazalgette's (not the Jean Bazalgette, my father's brother, another one) book untiteld "Compagnon de LaFayette" which tell the story of one of our ancester that left France with LaFayette to reach USA, and then cross back (!) Atlantic ocean to join London, where a member of his line of descent became famous building the London'sewers. So famous that he has is chest on Victoria Enbankment not far from the Thames, hasn't he ?
perhaps are you from this branch of the family to ?
It's nearly all what I know about my small part of the family and about the origin of the name...
Best wishes
JMichel

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Originally posted by John Bazalgette

Hello Jean Michel

Do you know where your branch of the family comes from? What are your stories about the origins of the name? It would be interesting to hear your versions.

Best wishes

John L B


Hello Jean Michel,

Let me add my greetings to you and your family.

You may find it of use, in tracing your part of the family, to contact Jean-Claude Lacroix [lacroix.jean-claude@libertysurf.fr]who is president of the genealogical society of the Cevennes. His Wife is a Bazalgette and they may have some information for you.

The 'Compagnon de Lefayette' book is just a roman I'm afraid, and is very far from the truth. Have a look under 'useful links, which will lead you to the official biograpy of Jean-Louis, though it is far from complete. It also gives some more information of the English side of the family.

Cordialement,
Charles