Comte de Paris Descendants Group
Preserving the heritage of the French and German families who landed at Akaroa from the ship
Comte de Paris in August 1840.
As a group we aim to encourage the preservation and knowledge of the heritage of the Akaroa
families. We celebrate the National days of both France and Germany as well as participate in the celebration of the Akaroa French Fest.
We are striving to establish and maintain an archive of information, family certificates and other
documents of significance to our members. We are also developing links between different family groups in France and Germany and also a relationship with the community of Akaroa, and those interested in the heritage of the area.
Are YOU part of our family? Do you have any of these names in your family history?
Benoit Bernard Bouriaud Breitmeyer Cebert Chardin David Dulac Dupas Eteveneaux Fleuret Francois Gendrot Guindon Gurtner Hahn Haulme Hettich Jotereau Jouy Le Due Lelievre Libeau De Maimanche Masse Michel Pigoulet Rousselot Veron Vidal Waeckerle Walter Wooll
If so, we would love to hear from you !
Just received this email from Peter Tremewan so have posted it here as it will be of interest to Comte De Paris people.
I just thought you may be interested to know that I've just put some Akaroa stuff on-line:
This gives you access to day-by-day goings-on in Akaroa for the period 1839-1845.
I'm currently working on some new manuscript documents from the Duke Decazes's family archives that are proving very interesting, providing lots of new details. They are papers I had missed on my first visit there back in the 1980s, about 20 letters which are often quite long and go into all sorts of details.
I've just been reading, for example, how Lavaud and Belligny ordered Langlois to disembark Etienne Francois Lelievre in March 1842, before the Comte de Paris returned to France, because the settlement desperately needed his skills as a blacksmith. Langlois didn't want him to leave his crew and there was quite a fight. Another member of the crew, Heaulmé, was disembarked at the same time on the instructions of the Nanto-Bordelaise Company because he risked preventing them getting a government subsidy for their whaling trip as he was born in Belgium, not France:
"aujourd’hui Mr Belligny m’ayant écrit pour me demander, après le refus de Mr Langlois, le débarquement d’un homme, Haulmé, que MM. les membres de la Compagnie ordonnaient de débarquer et celui d’un forgeron, utile par son habileté dans tous les ouvrages en fer et ferblanc, j’ai été obligé d’entendre les mauvaises raisons de Mr Langlois auxquelles je n’ai pas voulu répondre, mais il ne s’est pas borné là et après le débarquement opéré il a retenu les hommes à son bord en écrivant à Mr Belligny une lettre grossière & menaçante à la fois disant qu’il avait repris ses hommes et que dès l’instant qu’il les avait ils ne quitteraient plus son bâtiment que par la force.
Mr Belligny ayant encore eu recours à moi, j’ai été forcé d’envoyer un officier en écrivant un mot à Mr Langlois qui a livré les hommes, mais qui doit protester contre le débarquement de ces deux hommes nécessaires à Mr Belligny dans l’établissement et inutiles à Mr Langlois puisque le forgeron a été remplacé par moi et que la Compagnie ordonnait le débarquement de l’autre. Il me rend responsable d’avaries qui ne pouvant pas être réparées l’obligeraient à relâcher, chose que je ne crains pas car il a tous les élémens pour les réparer, et d’ailleurs je n’ai fait que prêter à Mr Belligny, personne de confiance de M.M. les armateurs du Comte de Paris, aide et appui pour mettre leurs ordres à exécution, et placer dans l’établissement un ouvrier inutile après la pêche et indispensable ici. C’est un mauvais vouloir pour Mr Belligny que je n’ai pas cru devoir souffrir. Ai-je bien ou mal fait ?" (Lavaud to Decazes, 10 March 1842)
Please tell anyone that might be interested that the chronology is now there on the internet.
All the best,
This delicious moist meatloaf is inspired by the traditional French terrine. It can be made ahead of time and eaten cold with salad, or sliced and used as a filling for sandwiches. You can use any combination of beef, pork or lamb mince.
1Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
350gm button mushrooms, finely chopped
3 pieces of day old bread
400g can diced apple, drained
500g pork mince
150g beef mince
bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4-5 rashers of bacon (approx) with rinds removed, enough to line the loaf tin.
Pre – heat oven to 180 degree
Heat oil in a frypan and cook onion and garlic over a moderate heat until soft and transparent.
Add mushrooms to the pan.
Remove from heat and cool.
In a separate bowl, break bread into small pieces And soak in cream for 10minutes.
Discard liquid from can of apples and combine well with minced meats in a large bowl.
Add cooked mushrooms with only a little of the juices.
Combine all remaining ingredients (aside from bacon rashers) and mix well.
Line a meatloaf tin with bacon rashers, extending the ends over the sides.
Tightly pack meat mixture into tin.
Fold bacon ends over the top and cover with foil.
Place covered loaf tin in the middle of a large roasting dish. Pour in water to come halfway up the outside of the tin.
Bake meatloaf covered with foil for 30mins.
Cook uncovered for another 30mins, until bacon is crisp and meatloaf is firm.
Remove some of the juice and set aside to cool, before covering and refrigerating for 1 hour.
Serve cold with chutney and salad or reheated with mashed potatoe.
Do not try and slice straight out of the oven while still hot – the loaf will crumble.
Use a metal loaf tin to get a crisp edge – not silicone.
Annette Bulovic came to the Landing Day Luncheon and spoke about her work on the Deans family and their history. We now have a link to her e-mail for your interest .
Three Photos from the AGM 2012
Joe, Bev & Mike Wilson.
Glen Shirley, Janet & Murray Drury and John Coleman.
Patricia Stoneman, Bruce & Diana Clark.
Programme for 2012
May13 A.G.M South City Library 2pm.
No new committee members are needed so don’t be frightened!Of course if you are offering you will be welcome! Please come and listen to our guest speaker, Suky Thompson. She is a treasure chest of information and has kindly agreed to speak to us. Afternoon tea supplied.
June 24 Afternoon tea and swap meet. Landsdowne Community Centre. 2pm. A printer/photo copier will be available. $2 members. $10 non members.Or why not become a member for $15?
July 14 Bastille Day This time it falls on a Saturday so hopefully everyone will be able to come over to Akaroa to celebrate with the locals.
August 19 Landing Day Luncheon Cashmere Club 12 noon. Further details in the July newsletter.
October. Oktoberfest The date and venue will hopefully be revealed in the July newsletter.
November Sunday 25 The committee are planning a Christmas family afternoon at theHalswell Quarry with Father Christmas, lolly scramble and fun.
January 20 2013. A picnic at the Heritage Park Akaroa.
Minutes of the committee meeting of 21-03-2012 are now on the members page for your viewing.
There is a Lelievre Genealogy on the Members events and news page
for those who may be interested, both downloadable and viewable.
(It is all in French though)
Photos of French Fest 2011
Click the link on the Gallery page.