The Early Noel's of New Zealand

Louis Noel, Agatha and their son Clarence

At this time our oral history says that my great grandfathers name was Louis Noel and his fathers name was Napoleon Noel and he was born in France. Napoleon wrote books for the French navy (so my father tells me). My father remembers seeing these books, bound in leather and embossed in gold. I'm not sure of my great great grandfathers birth date but I know it was somewhere around the 1850's. My father has also told me that one of our ancestors were presented with a crystal dinner setting from Napoleons court and he remembers seeing the crystal dinner set. I am trying to find out our family connection to
Napoleons Court.

As for my great great grandfather Napoleon Noel. I don't know the exact places yet, but he was born in France and then there is something about him going to England. My great grandfather Louis married Agatha Buchanan here in New Zealand, my
father said he had a very strong french accent but doesn't know if he came from France to New Zealand or from England. I am trying to clear that up at the moment and will let you know as soon as I find anything out. If you know anything of my line please contact me

Leonie Noel

New Information

1881 Census      Source: FHL Film 1341059 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0272 Folio 45 Page 24

Dwelling at 6 Devonshire Street, Islington, London, Middlesex, England

Napoleon NOEL               27      Male      Born: France
Occupation:   Writer Admiralty Secy Dept

Eleanor (Smith*) NOEL wife 22      Female  Born:  Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

   Louis W. H. NOEL  Son        4      Male     Born: Islington, Middlesex, England

   Elwyn H. NOEL       Son        2      Male     Born: Islington, Middlesex, England

   Eleanor E. NOEL     Daur       1      Female Born: Islington, Middlesex, England

* From another source