domingo, 28 de março de 2010
Bom dia primos! On Madeira I got this copy of marriages and think you may find it interesting enough. Shortly I will be sending some useful details for including in the Blog.
Conheça mais dados sobre a família no trabalho do primo Clovis Lemes (clique)
quinta-feira, 18 de março de 2010
Those LEM-families in England are originating from the town of Bridgnorth and Quadford, which towns were in the 14 and 15th.C important wooltowns. As you probably know, England had the best wool produced and exported that mostly to Flanders. But the English were not making the cloth and that must have cost them dearly! So, king Henry IV ordered that flemish weavers should be encouraged to come to England and set up the weaving industry, which was all so-called ' cottage-industry'. That is how some flemish Lem or Lems-families came to settle in England and spreaded. Some 200 people Lem and Lemm
(both the same stam!) live now in the UK.
By Ruud Lem (e-mail).