Huguenot

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Huguenot

1. a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
2. designating the French Protestant Church
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The probable reason Golcar folk are called lilies is that there was an influx of French Huguenot weavers into the village in the late 17th century, fleeing religious persecution in Catholic France ...
Huguenot weavers settled in the south east and became part of English society.
This all rather appeals to me in my gloomy mood, because, having once read the guide book, I happen to know that the church has a crypt full of the bones of Huguenot weavers, inventors of the Jacquard loom, which worked by a system of cards with holes pu nched in them - a primitive mechanical precursor of today's computer programs.