Thanks for the explaination on LeGard "e" or "o". I have seen it spelled both ways and was not sure which should be correct. Based on information I have from other sources and your explaination it should be the "e", for the French spelling. Yet I have learned from another source very recently that he may have been from Portugal. Boy, am I confused.. All I know for sure is that he was hired by an English company to start a vinyard in the "New World" to compete with the French Wine Industry. He arrived on the "Abilgal" in 1621 at James City, Virginia. Based on the above information it must be assumed he had more than a passing knowledge of grapes, vinyards and wine making. Each of three European countries mentioned have a very large wine industry, France, Italy, and Portigal. If only I could make the definite connection to his family in Europe. Any ideas?
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