I am trying to find information on my maternal grandmother, who, in life, was pretty quiet about her earlier times and family. She was born Berthe Augustine Farron on 20 February 1890 at Fontenay-le-Chateau, Lorraine, but then in German hands. She was educated locally and trained as an embroiderer, the local handicraft specialisation. In1908 she came to London, UK, and there married Pierre Francois Peulet. In the following year my mother was born but at about the same time Peulet died, cause and place unknown. My grandmother returned to France, married René Joseph Bertrin and settled in Bordeaux. There they spent the period of the First World War while Bertrin served in the French army. In 1919, or thereabouts, they all came to London and settled there. My grandmother died in 1969.
To judge from a number of pre-1914 photographs, she came of a largish family. She may have had a sister who also settled in north London, married a Spanish man and had two daughters, Carmen and Isobell. I do not think either of these latter had children but I am hoping that other siblings may have done so and would like to hear of them or of my step and real grandfathers.
The spelling of the Farron name is certain, and is shown in that form on birth and marriage certificates and on French government documents such as passports.