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Au Nom du Roi

Nous, Chargé d'Affaires de Sa Majesté le Roi des Français près Sa Majesté Britannique,
Prions les Autorités Civiles et Militaires chargees de la Police Interieure du Royaume, et de tous tes Pays amis et alliés de la France de laisser librement passer M. William Loney, Natif d'Angleterre, Chirurgien de la Marine Royale,
allend de Londres au Havre
en de lui donner aide et protection en cas de besoin.

Le présent Passeport délivré a Londres
le 30 Juillet 1846

Par autorisation du Chargé d'Affaires de France
Le Chanceleur de l'Ambassade



À charge d'etre presenté aux autorités competentes


Taille d'un metre 70 centimetres
Agé de 28 ans
Cheveux brun
Front ??
Sourcits brun
Yeux ??
Nez ??
Menton rond
Visage ovale
Teint coloré


In the Name of the King

We, Chargé d'Affaires of His Majesty the King of the French to Her Britannic Majesty,
Request the Civil and Military Authorities concerned with the domestic Police of the Kingdom, and of all friendly and allied countries, to freely allow to travel M. William Loney, Born in England, Surgeon in the Royal Navy,
going from London to L'Havre
and to give him aid and protection if necessary.

This Passport issued in London on
30 July 1846

On the autorization of the French Chargé d'Affaires
The Chancellor of the Embassy



On demand to be shown to competent authorities


Chest measurement 70 centimetres
Age 28 years
Hear brown
Forehead ??
Eyebrows brown
Eyes ??
Nose ??
Chin round
Face oval
Complexion dark

Free of charge

The two stampmarks at the top are of hotels (presumably those where Dr Loney stayed): "Hôtel de l'Europe à Bruxelles" and "Lawsons Hotel Bedford, Rue St Honore No 384[?], Paris 1"


The back of the passport contains a number of visas:

10 August 1846
I cannot interpret this
21 August 1846
From the British Embassy in Paris, for passage to Brussels
13 August 1846
From the Ministry of the Interior in Paris (I assume this is for arrival in Paris)
22 August 1846
From the Belgian Embassy in Paris, for passage to Brussels
22 August 1846
From the Prefecture of Police in Paris, for passage to Brussels (via Valenciennes)

I presume that this means that William Loney arrived in France on 10 August, and in Paris on 13 August. He then left for Brussels on or after 23 August.

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