Napoleon Series Archive 2009

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Hi John,

The website to which I refer was brought forward by Steve in http://www.napoleon-series.org/admin/admin_config.cgi?bid=100;page=1;md=read;id=108394. It is a rather impressive collection of grave markers from Gibraltar, many with pictures. Unfortunately, Adye is not one of them.

I asked a couple of questions about discrepancies raised by this website: the name in the site was "Willet-Ayde", which is a variant I had never seen; and, the date of death was 1804, which differed from my other notes.

From both Steve and Ron, and now yourself, the concensus is that the name should be Adye with nothing hyphenated, so there still remains a minor mystery. I suspect that the person building the website mistakenly understood Willet to be part of a hyphenated surname and not a middle name. And, the Adye portion of the name is misspelled.

Ron and Steve also confirm the date of death as 1804, so my notes were in error on that point.

Your reply was in response to my query to Steve about the names, in which he had transcribed the error from the website. Looking back through the thread I see that you too had a typo in your previous post ... which I hadn't noticed. I can understand then that you thought I might have been picking up on your typo, but I wasn't. Rather I was curious about the mish-mash of Willet-Ayde from the website Steve gave us, that appeared to contain two errors.

I'll send a note to the contact for that website to raise this discrepancy. Perhaps the grave marker does possess a typo and a hyphen. Stranger things have happened, and the occupant can't complain. Regards,

David

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