Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
If Anne was from Syros, does this indicate she was Greek, not French?
The surname "Vassal" suggests no.
If [Maltass, 1892] is right about the surname, she must be from a French merchant family living on Syros, and not Greek by ancestry.
Vassal would be, like Icard, one of the Western European merchant families that lived for generations trading in the Ottoman Empire.
Syros (Syra) in a book of 1837.
From p.36 of Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, etc. by John Carne, vol.2, 1837.
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Extract from [Maltass letter, 1892].
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