Marc, Tom, Steven,
many thanks. I have been traveling for a couple of days hence my delayed response, but many thanks for all these pointres - all grist to the mill. Meanwhile as I was searching for more material on this I came across alternative material on the Anglo-Dutch-French conflicts over he Cape then segueing into the Ile de France debacle. I plan to tell the Good Lord I needt 200 years after retirement just to read the books I already have on the wanted list, let alone find more!!!
Cheers and thanks again...