Credits and Thanks
Special thanks go to the following people who contributed in various
ways. Mark Daspit
are the ones who came up with the idea originally and provided
the spark to get things going. David has also contributed significantly
to the WEB page design. Many individuals have made contributions
in the way of research and/or information which either made the Coate de
France Web Site possible initially or with subsequent contributions.
All of the individuals below, as well as any I may have forgotten (if so
please contact me so I can add you to the list), have turned this project
into what I originally envisioned, that is, a collaborative effort to compile
a complete history of the Daspit family.
Others have contributed material or simply by taking an interest include:
Margaret C. Daspit, Fran Klos, Kelly
"Cousin Vane" Daspit, who I remember visiting with my father in New
Orleans many years ago, and who accumulated a great deal of the material
which was passed on to my father. Without this material the site
may not have been established in the first place.
Michael Bergeron for his extensive work, particularly with respect to
the St. Amand family and to Jack Keene
for providing a copy of his work.
Olivier, Georgia who has recently provided considerable material which
added considerably to information on various European branches from the
16th century and earlier and has also been a great help in organizing some
of the more recent information.
Tom G. Daspit of Houma, La. provided much information, particularly,
in scanning his copy of the "Archives of the Nobility" and E-Mailing me
My cousin Jack Daspit provided much of the information on the death
of Jean Francois as well as information on some of the early St. Amands
and contacts with other cousins.
The following who have provided various pieces of documentation: Jason
Bourgeois; Cheryl Castelin, Florida; John Daspit, Colorado; Toby Daspit,
Lafayette, La.; June Ames, Slidell, La.; Virginia Pruet, Texas; Wally Schneidau,
Slidell, La.; F. Pat Smith of New Orleans, La.; Debbie Thomasee Garcia,
Texas; and all of you who have signed the Guest
Book over the years.
My wife, Pam (Jones) Daspit has retyped many of documents from some
rather poor copies.
NOTE: I have included E-Mail links for any of you who have indicated
your addresses could be published, if there are others who would like to
be contacted by others interested in their research, please let me know
by E-Mail and I will ad a link for you.
Whitefish Bay, WI.
ABOUT THE BACKGROUND
Very special credit goes to Matilda of Flanders, my 26th Great Grandmother,
who (by some accounts anyway) oversaw the creation of Bayeaux
Tapestry, a segment of which provided the background for these pages.