Can anyone help me find the link from the channel islands back to France??
My GGGG-grandfather was James Robilliard (or Jacques)b. 1755 St Peter Port Guernsey, married Marie Hill b.1758.
They had 11 Children: James 1780 Jenette 1783 Jean 1783 Pierre 1786 Anne 1788 Judith Langlow 1791 Samuel 1793 Marie 1796 Henry 1799 (my Ancestor who immigrated to Aust c.1872) William 1802 Susanne 1803
I have been advised James's father may be 'Pierre' but I haven't been able to verify this due to lack of resources in being able to access Channel Islands sites from Australia.
I am aware our family changed their name when leaving france possibly was 'Rebilliard', I thought I'd try this forum in case anyone had any links back to any of these surnames or locations. I believe i have relatives around Toronto, who immigrated from Channel Islands.
would love to share info, hopefully someone out there can find a link!
Also, majority of family are seaman or sail makers, hope this helps, and thanks for reading :)
Tanya Heckenberg (nee Robilliard, Victoria Australia)