Minchella from Filignano??

Posted by Susan Howard (formerly Minchella) on 06/02/03 at 2:37 AM

Subject:   Minchella from Filignano??

Can anyone help me in tracing my family tree, please? My grandparents were Francisco Minchella and Jane (Guivanna) Coi. Have managed to trace whereabouts in Italy the Coias originally lived (Filignano) but cannot get any further with the Minchellas.
My grandfather, Francisco Minchella, came to England in the 1920s and lived in Dover for a while, met Jane and got married, and then lived in Canterbury (Military Rod). He had three children - Maria Theresa, my father Philip Frank Dominic, and Tony. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1928 aged 35 years. Jane remarried (Tom Brown)and had another daughter Rosemary. Jane herself died in 1937 from TB, aged only 36.

Would really like to know where in Italy Francisco was born.


Sue Howard

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