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From: "Mary Hester" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] De La Garde
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 22:53:31 +0100
There are quite a number of De La Gardes and the variant, Lagarde, in Devon
and other counties of England, but it is a French Name literally meaning
guard or watch etc. .
By Googling De La Grade you get a number of items of this French Gentleman :
Baron de la Grade : Define, Explore, Discuss
Antoine Escalon des Aimers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
The history of La Grade Guerin in Lozier France. Regarding Way
Hope it helps, although have not seen any connection to Royalty. I would
always suggest that Family Stories do not be taken as fact but perhaps they
contain some fact or facts that are true or almost true, but the majority is
more like a version of Chinese Whispers! I have had a few in my Family
which I have been slowly disentangling and getting the true facts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "JAN" <>
Sent: 09 October 2010 21:19
Subject: [DEV] De La Garde
> Hi List
> Laura De La Garde claimed she was the third daughter of the late Baron De
> La Garde of Devonshire England captain RN. She claimed this in her
> marriage notice advertised in the Melbourne, Australia, paper The Argus on
> 11 August 1868. Family stories said the was something about "royal"
> connections.However I wonder if this was just a story made up to impress.
> Her father John De La Garde who was said to be a sea captain was born
> c1806 in Weybridge in Surrey? and died 1854 Melbourne.
> His father was listed as John Gard gentleman and his mother was Anna nm.
> Can anyone suggest where I could find information in Devon about this
> Baron De La Garde. Any suggestions or advice appreciated.
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