They had 13 children. I will prepare the information to include in our next message to one another. Are you descended from Margueritte Noël? I often wonder if they had children born in Verdun before they left for England and if so what happened to them.
I hope to visit Verdun later this year to search the archives and registers. Do you know if the administrative information about the prisoners is kept locally or is at Vinciennes?
I've also been trying to trace the route John Parkman took from Brest to Verdun. The administrative records for this do not appear to be in Brittany either at the Service Historiques de Marine, Brest or in departmental archives. Again I assume they must be in Vinciennes.
Have you been tracing the family and what else have you discovered?
I look forward to hearing from you