French's of Frenchpark and beyond
Hi, I lived for thirteen years in Ireland. Our family home was Newbay Co wexford, my g grandfather purchased from my gg grandfather Thomas Jefferies.
My gg French was 1st commisioner of rcmp in Canada, served in Australia where he put down the rebellion and was knighted a KCMG, his father John French of Mornington Park in Dublin, he was a builder and it is generally thought he came from Frenchpark but there is no official record of this. His brother was Jack French, inspector RCMP, kia a Batoche in the Loius Riel uprising leading French's Scouts and has issue.
G grandfather was a Colonel and Companion of Saint Micheal and St. George, assistant quartermaster general during ww1, accepted surrender of the troops in Wexford after the Easter Rebellion.
Percy French stayed at Newbay on several occasions with my grandfather, George Arthur French III O.B.E and claimed cousinship.
Also related to:
Scryngmour-Wedderburns (forgive the spelling or scryngemor, can't recall correct one!)
If anyone needs some information about this family, I believe I can help them out on this.
Re: French's of Frenchpark and beyond
P.A.Lee French 9/17/05