Descendants of Hugh de Gruchy and Sara Jean

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Descendants of Hugh de Gruchy


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  • 1 Hugh de Gruchy (1625- ) of Le Coin, St Ouen [1] m (1657, St O) Sara Jean
    • 2 Sara de Gruchy (1659- ) m (1691, St O) Abraham Le Marquand
    • 2 Marguerite de Gruchy (1660- ) m (1688, St O) Jean Vautier
    • 2 Philippe de Gruchy (1663-by 1706)
    • 2 Anne de Gruchy (1665-1726) m William Priault
    • 2 Jean de Gruchy ( -1755) [2] m (1695, St O) Anne Le Rossignol
      • 3 Anne de Gruchy (1696- ) m Jean Biguerel [3]
      • 3 Sara de Gruchy (1698-liv 1759) m 1 Jacques Feinton; 2 (1736, St B) Abraham Le Gallais of St Brelade
      • 3 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1701-liv 1759)
      • 3 Jean Francois de Gruchy (1704- )
      • 3 Pierre de Gruchy (1706-1757) of Le Coin [4] m (1733, St J) Sara Le Ruez
    • 2 Philippe de Gruchy (1671-1729) m (1701, St H) Magdelaine Baudains
      • 3 Philippe de Gruchy (1702-1743) m (1729, St H) Sara Le Montais daughter and heir of Clement, son of Peter
        • 4 Philippe de Gruchy (1731-1779) [5]
        • 4 Marie de Gruchy (1733-1778) m (1765, St P) Jean Prouings
        • 4 Pierre de Gruchy (1735-1735)
        • 4 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1736-1754)
        • 4 Sara de Gruchy (1739-1779)
        • 4 Pierre de Gruchy (1741-1760)
      • 3 Raulin de Gruchy ( -1710)
      • 3 Jean de Gruchy (1712-1739) m 1734, St J) Catherine Le Caudey
        • 4 Philippe de Gruchy (1735- )
        • 4 Jean de Gruchy (1737- )

Notes and references

  1. In September 1655 Hugh de Gruchy bought a house from Edouard Bisson. The location is not certain but neighbours were mentioned, Le Blancq and Le Montais, which suggests St Ouen (Registre Public). In 1684 Hugh bought land on the Fief St Helière, St Ouen, which is in the immediate vicinity of St Ouen`s Church, confirming the location
  2. Officier des Vraicqs, Havre de La Crabière, (also called Le Havre du Sud), St Ouen, 1709 (Cour de Samedi, 1707/9). This official was responsible for ensuring vraicq (seaweed) was cut and harvested in his area at the correct times, and settling disputes involving cutting and harvesting boundaries. Seaweed was a valuable commodity in Jersey, being a fertiliser rich in nutrients. In May 1706 Jean brought an action before the Cour d`Héritage against Michel, eldest son of the late Matthieu de Gruchy, who was eldest son of Matthieu senior, for his share of their inheritance. The elder son of Hugh de Gruchy - Philippe (1663- ) - will have died by then without issue. Hugh was described as a younger son of Matthieu senior and Jeanne, nee Aubin. This establishes the parentage of Jean`s father, Hugh
  3. A partage dated 18 January 1759 names François, eldest son of Jean Biguerel and the late Anne de Gruchy, his wife, as the principal heir of the late Pierre de Gruchy, who will thus have died without issue, as will Anne`s brother, Jean François de Gruchy. The co-heiresses were Sara de Gruchy, wife of Abraham Le Gallais, whose baptism does not feature in the parish register, and Elizabeth de Gruchy, whose baptism is featured
  4. A Huelin baptism in St Ouen mentions Pierre de Gruchy, a godparent, as du Coin. In 1752 Pierre paid 104 Livres tournois to obtain the St Ouen parish tithes
  5. Philippe bought the parish tithes in 1772 and in 1773
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