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Avacal LoI - 2023-06-26

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3: Robert Boniface -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture (Late period French/English) most important.
Spelling most important.

Personal Name:

Robert - spelling not to be altered.

Robert is a common medieval personal name, and can be found in The Dictionary of Medieval Names with this spelling. Both England and France are noted as places where it occurs with this spelling in late period.

Source: A. Brown, N. Shiel, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Robert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1.

Website of the DMNES accessed 23 May 2023:

Last Name:

Boniface - spelling not to be altered

This surname can also be found in late period documents from France and England.

Photographs of the actual period documents were obtained from the Family Search website on 12th April, 2023

Child ? Boniface Baptism on 20 August 1603, and Father Pol Boniface:

Source: "France, Nord, Parish and Civil Registration, 1524-1893", database, FamilySearch ( : 30 July 2020), Boniface, 1603.

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Boniface in England - (and was pleasantly surprised to find the submitter's actual name in a period document!):

Robert Boniface Death registered 15th of May 1596

Source Citation

West Sussex Record Office; Brighton, England; Sussex Parish Registers; Reference: Par 400/1/1/1

Source Information West Sussex, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2022.

Original data: Anglican Parish Registers. Chichester, England: West Sussex Record Office.


This collection includes Church of England parish registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials between 1538 and 1812 from the historic county of Sussex, England.

This image was accessed on 12th April, 2023 Picture 3 & 4

The document was also found on the Family Search website on 23 May 2023:


Source citation:

"England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Robart Boniface, 10 May 1596; citing Burial, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, 00071, The Keep, East Sussex Record Office; West Sussex County Record Office, Chichester.

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