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Post by Freshbeef on Thu 25 Feb 2010, 20:57

Extract from "The Nelson Dispatch"2001
I have this year paid two visits to Guernsey & on both occasions i have gone to the churchyard of Ste Marie du Castel to see the grave of Admiral Lord de Saumarez.On my second visit in Mar 2001,my eye was drawn to a grave nearby which contains the remains of servants of the Saumarez family.On this grave among other names ,it was with a shiver of recognition that i saw the following
[center]Also of --Patrick O,Brian who was a faithful and most trustworthy servant in the family for 56 years

The tomb also contained the body of O,Brians wife Mary.
Coincidence,or did Patrick Russ once stand there
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Post by Astrodene on Thu 25 Feb 2010, 21:05

You have to wonder

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Post by Alaric Bond on Fri 26 Feb 2010, 08:11

Especially as the spelling of O'Brian is less common.

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Post by ericfg on Thu 29 Apr 2010, 17:14

Yes, wasn't that one of the critisisms of O'Brian, that he spelled "O'Brien" wrongly? One would think that such a detail oriented gent as Mr. O'Brian would've known what's what with the Irish names. Surprising this didn't make it into the excellent autobiography (or more likely I missed it).

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