Brun de Lys or Brundelys
The following extracts are from the book, "Lifelines 14 - James Brindley" by Harold Bode http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Y7c2rVtmyPcC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=Brundelys&source=bl&ots=uFObEJtn3L&sig=BiCVHdJ_BUtp66xlUz-h2EXbSPM&hl=en&ei=HioLTJ7CEcuHkQWI8Y3xDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Brundelys&f=false
Note the spelling of the of the family name below in red.
James Brindley was born in Tunstead, Derbyshire in 1716 and died 1772.
On the back cover of the book, "Lifelines 14 - James Brindley" by Harold Bode, it says:
"It was the development of the steam engine in the eighteenth century that powered the first Industrial Revolution and made Britain the workshop of the world. Steam . . .
. . . James Brindley well deserves the title of 'Father of British Waterways'.
About the author
'Wyldegoose', ancestral home of the de Brundelys, being in the parish of Bradnop near Leek, and James Brindley being one of the few men from that area to achieve more than local fame, it was natural that Harold Bode, headmaster of Bradnop parochial School, should become interested in this remarkable man . . .
. . . James Brindley, in an age almost without communications and completely reliant on muscle power, managed to execute so much, observing that it took as long to get the Caldon Canal restoration started as it took to build the Trent and Mersey Canal - including Harecastle Tunnel!"
The following explanation of Brindley is extracted from http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Brindley
This unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name deriving from the place called Brindley in Cheshire, near Acton. The placename is recorded as "Birnedelegh, Burndelegh", in the 1288 County Court, City Court and Eyre Rolls of Chester, and as "Brundeley" in the county charters of 1347, and is so called from the Olde English pre 7th Century term "berned", burnt, used here in the sense of a piece of ground cleared by fire, with "leah", wood, clearing, glade. Locational surnames were acquired by the lord of the manor and by local landowners, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, usually in search of work, and who were thereafter best identified by the name of their birthplace. Church Registers include the following recordings of the surname: the christening of Thomas Brindley at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, on August 3rd 1552, and the marriage of Galfridus Brindley and Anna Bate at Colwich, Staffordshire, on December 4th 1598. An early Coat of Arms granted to the family depicts a silver griffin, segreant, on a red shield. The Crest is a wivern holding in the beak a hand proper. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Brindley, which was dated June 26th 1540, a christening witness at Nantwich, Cheshire, during the reign of King Henry V111, known as "Bluff King Hal", 1509 - 1547. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
The following extract is found at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k550632v.textePage.f4.langFR
Note the spelling of the of the name below in red.;
d'Oette de Brundelys France 1836
Can anyone help with the following translation?
C'était-l'heure où la partie battait sonplein. Pour ne pas interrompre une passe de veine, Casimir Bolinski laissa partir sa femme et sa belle-s?ur, sous l'escorte d'un vague invité qui s'était gracieusement effet pour les remettre à leur porte, et qui préférait que le mari n'en fût pas.
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