You're right . Jean Thomas BAR is the French version of Johann Thomas BAER
(German version and probably the original name since he was born in the
german-speaking part of Switzerland). Both names of villages do not exist in
Switzerland. The closest names I found are : Harschwil (canton of
Saint-Gall), Erschwil (canton of Solothurn) and Hermetschwil (canton of
Solothurn). In the old days, they use to write the names with a "y" instead
of a "i".
I will come back to you if I find more details.
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Subject: [SRILANKA] De Meuron Regiment?
Hi all, any one have an idea what the present spelling is for the place of
origin - "Hemschwyl" this is for Jean Thomas Bar of the De Meuron Regiment?
The spelling is from the Index to the DRC Wolvendaal Marriage Registers by
The other spelling is "Hemreschwill" for Johann Thomas Baer also of the De
Meuron Regiment and this comes from the VOC-sea Voyages online data base; to
me they appear to by one and the same person.
Rohan van Twest
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