Hello everyone can any one assist me I am try to trace family named Defrates from Portugal who came to England via Holland.
My Paternal Great Grandfather Francis Defrates arrive in Rochester England in around 1730-1740. There are no records before the 1740's his of his family record in England. It is reported in the family that he was one of Three branches of the same family group who fled the inquisition in around 1650's.
The archivists in Rochester records of five agree with me that Francis family most probably settled in Holland