Friday, December 01, 2006


A major reason for going to Jersey was that Francis Davis Payn, my great-grandfather, was born there. After a few wrong turnings and a lot of help from a friendly meter-reader, I found "Les Ruettes", the house he was born in. This old well still sat in the garden on the property.
Along Rue de Payn, I passed this field of potatoes, something Jersey is famous for. (Though I think perhaps my immediate ancestors were more into the sea-faring side of island life. )

This attractive house was one I passed while walking on one of the island roads. It has the triangular shape up to the chimney that is found in so many of the old houses still there on the island.

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