Descendants of Philippe Nicolle

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Descendants of Philippe Nicolle
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  • 1 Philippe Nicolle (1680- )
    • 2 Jean Nicolle (1710-1762?) [1] (St J) m (1734, St J) Marguerite Le Vesconte (1713-1765?) daughter of Michel and Marguerite Laell (St My)
      • 3 Marguerite Nicolle (1737-by 1744) [2] (St J)
      • 3 Elizabeth Nicolle (1741- ) (St J)
      • 3 Marguerite Nicolle (1744-1819) [3] (St J) m (1765, St J) Pierre Dallain [4] (St J)
      • 3 Philippe Nicolle (1746?-5/1835) [5] (St J) [6] m 1 (1766, St J) Elizabeth Mauger (1744-1787) daughter of Jean (St J) [7]; 2 (1789, St B) Susanne Le Vesconte ( -1823) (St B)
        • 4 Elizabeth Marguerite Nicolle (1767-1842) m (1785, Tr) Jean Poingdestre [8] (St J)
        • 4 Philippe Nicolle (1769-1/1835) Jurat [9] m (1796, Tr) Esther Winter (1773-1849) daughter of Philippe [10] and Esther Villeneuve
          • 5 Esther Elizabeth Nicolle (1798-1801) [11]
          • 5 Philip Winter Nicolle (1799-1801)
          • 5 Philip Winter Nicolle (1801-1887) Jurat [12]
          • 5 Esther Elizabeth Nicolle (1802-1876) m Clement Jean de Quetteville (1797-1835) [13] s of David
          • 5 Josue Mauger Nicolle (1803-1806)
          • 5 Jean Nicolle (1804-1838) [14]
          • 5 Elizabeth Nicolle (1805-1886) m (1826, St H) George Thomas Charleton [15]
          • 5 Julie Nicolle (1806-1850) m (1829, St S) Isaac Hilgrove Gosset (1803-1850) [16]
          • 5 Jane Nicolle (1807- ) m (1855, St H) Charles Adolphe Ginestet, MD s of Jean Pierre [17]
          • 5 Anne Charlotte Nicolle (1808-1887) (St J)
          • 5 Joshua Mauger Nicolle (1810-1881) [18] m (1837, St H) Harriet Beresford Nicolson (1817-1898) daughter of Gideon, Major
            • 6 Harriet Elizabeth Esther Nicolle (1838-1839)
            • 6 Harriet Eliza Esther Nicolle (1841-1933) m (1863, St S) Daniel Philip Janvrin (1837-1867) LLB (Cantab.) [19]
            • 6 Philip Winter Nicolle (1843-1897) [20] m (1891, Paddington) Janet Annie Cunningham (1853-1908) daughter of Thomas [21]
            • 6 Mary Elizabeth Nicolle (1843-1918) unmarried
            • 6 Esther Charlotte Nicolle (1845-1932)
            • 6 Joshua Mauger Nicolle (1847-1940) [22] m (1884, Lond.) Mary Catherine Robertson (1849- ) daughter of Frederick
              • 7 John MacArthur Nicolle (1886-1964) [23] m (1918, Paddington) Catherine Myra Battiscombe (1897-1967) daughter of George Christopher, Revd. (Bucks.)
              • 7 Frederick Robertson Nicolle (1888-1951) [24]
              • 7 Grace Nicolle (1890-1989)
              • 7 Arthur Villeneuve Nicolle (1892-1970) Jurat [25] m (1928, Eng.) Alice Marguerite Cobbold (Norfolk) daughter of Robert R. Cobbold, Revd.
                • 8 Mary Cobbold Nicolle (1929- ) m Tim Jones
                • 8 Frederick Villeneuve Nicolle (1931- ) MB, BCh., FRCS (Can.) [26] m (1957, Kensington) Helia Immaculate Walker daughter of Edward Alan and Lady Mary Crichton-Stuart (with issue)
                • 8 Robert Arthur Bethune Nicolle (1934-2021) [27] m (1963) Anne Carolyn Kershaw daughter of Sir John Anthony MC, DL (with issue)
                • 8 Rachel Nicolle m (1964, Sx) Stelios A. Seferiades
            • 6 John Villeneuve Nicolle (1849-1871) [28] died in Turkish Arabia
            • 6 Julia Roberta Matilda Nicolle (1853- )
            • 6 Hilgrove Clement Nicolle (1856-1908) [29] died in Colombo, Ceylon
            • 6 Constance Annie Nicolle (1859-1929)
          • 5 Harriet Nicolle (1813- )
        • 4 Josue Mauger Nicolle (1771 -)
        • 4 Pierre Tyson Nicolle (1773-by 1828) [30] m (1809, St J) Rachel Baudains (St J)
          • 5 Rachel Nicolle (1811- ) living 1828
        • 4 Marguerite Nicolle (1774- ) [31]
        • 4 Jean Nicolle (5/1776-2/1846) [32]
        • 4 Rachel Nicolle (1777- ) unmarried
        • 4 Susanne Marie Nicolle (1779- ) [33] m (1798) Jean Vibert
        • 4 Edouard Nicolle (1781-1851) Jurat [34] m (1805, St J) Anne Winter (1776- ) daughter of Philippe (above) and Esther Villeneuve
          • 5 Edouard Nicolle junr. (1807-1880) [35] m (1832, St H) Susanne Matthews (St H)
          • 5 Anne Nicolle (1810- ) unmarried [36]
          • 5 Charlotte Nicolle (1813- ) unmarried
          • 5 Philippe Nicolle (1816-by 1878) [37] m 1 (1840, St H) Frances Johnston Grant (1812-1843)
            • 6 Edward Grant Nicolle (1842- ) unmarried [38]
            • 6 Philip Henry Villeneufve Nicolle (1843-1844)
          • by the 2nd wife of Philippe Nicolle m (1845, St H) Emma Louise Bernard (1819-1892) [39] daughter of William
            • 6 Charles Nicolle (7/1846- ) [40] RN (1862)
            • 6 Emily Nicolle (7/1846-1847) twin
            • 6 Maria Lord Nicolle (1847-1910) [41] unmarried
            • 6 Florence Bernard Nicolle (1852- ) m (1878, Lancs.) Archibald William Clarke [42]
          • 5 Elizabeth Esther Nicolle (1818-1897) [43] unmarried
        • 4 Anne Nicolle (1782- ) [44]
        • 4 Marie Nicolle (1784- ) unmarried
        • 4 Charlotte Nicolle (1787- ) [45] unmarried

Notes and References

  1. Jean Nicolle`s marriage entry in St John`s Register reads: "Jean Nicolle, fils Philippe, de St Jean and Marguerite Le Vesconte, fille Michel, de Ste Marie," thus providing the name of the groom`s father, as well as that of the bride
  2. Godparents: Mr Philippe Le Vesconte of St Mary and his wife
  3. Godparents: Mr Michel Le Vesconte and Mse Elizabeth Boille
  4. "Me Pierre Dallain and Mse Marguerite Nicolle, his wife" were in 1767 the godparents of Elizabeth Marguerite Nicolle, the elder daughter of Mr Philippe Nicolle and Mse Elizabeth Mauger, his wife, who married Lieutenant Jean Poingdestre
  5. Philippe Nicolle senior died in May 1835, whilst his son, Philippe Nicolle junior, the Jurat, died in January that year. The age at death of the father was given as 88 years old. He would thus have been born between May 1746 and May 1747. The early St John Register entries halt on the 27th February 1746 and only resume in 1751. What record there was of christenings between these dates, appears to have been lost. However, on strong godparent evidence, including that of Pierre Dallain and his wife, Philippe Nicolle senior can be identified as being a son of Jean Nicolle and Marguerite Le Vesconte (see below). This will eventually, no doubt, be verified from the Jersey Land Registry. A datestone at the family property, Hérupe, reads "PNC 1766", suggesting that Philippe had inherited the property by then
  6. Landowner and Wool Merchant. Nominal and unsuccessful candidate for Constable of St John, 1784
  7. Niece of Josue Mauger (1725-1788)
  8. Lieutenant, R.N.
  9. Constable of St John, 1795-1798, as "Philippe Nicolle junior;" Jurat, 1810-1835; Merchant in the Wool Trade, and then in that of Newfoundland cod (1792); Shipbuilder. His family, in the mid-18th century, were affluent farmers in the Vingtaine of Herupe, St John, who had then become prominent Wool Merchants. Their first vessel was said to have been built beside their St John home, in situ, and then transported to the sea. Thus was begun, a fleet that went from one vessel in 1792, to seven in 1816, in partnership with their brother-in-law Philippe Winter. They were, in 1816, the Island`s leading shipowners. Their fleet, moreover, continued to increase in size over the next twelve years. In 1828, Philippe Nicolle owned no less than eighteen vessels. Their head office and stores were at 22, Commercial Buildings, St Helier. In 1828, he and others founded the Jersey Banking Company
  10. Master Mariner, then Merchant and shipowner in the Newfoundland fisheries
  11. Godparents: Mons. Philippe Nicolle, Grandfather, and Dlle Susanne Le Vesconte, his wife. She will have been the step-grandmother
  12. Of Beau Desert, St Saviour. Merchant and Shipowner in his father`s firm, of which he became the senior partner. He was a Jurat from 1837-1866. He never married
  13. Merchant in his father`s firm in the Labrador fisheries; Captain RJM
  14. Died aged 33 years 10 months
  15. Lieutenant, later Captain, Royal Artillery
  16. Merchant, St Helier; drowned, with his wife, in a shipwreck in September 1850
  17. Merchant, of Avignon, France
  18. Of 1, Portland Place, St Helier in 1851 (St Helier Census). Merchant and Shipowner in the Newfoundland fisheries. Regrettably, the Nicolle firm was badly affected by the American Civil War having caused loss of sales in the southern states, one of their principal markets. In 1863, they withdrew from their banking partnership and sold ships and assets in Newfoundland. Joshua Mauger Nicolle, however, managed to survive this crisis by entering into a new partnership with his de Quetteville nephews, as "de Quetteville, Nicolle & Co." Misfortune struck again, in the form of Jersey`s 1873 bank crashes, occasioned by an international depression. Their remaining Newfoundland assets were mostly purchased by Messrs. de Gruchy, Renouf, Clement & Co.
  19. Gentleman, a member of the Jersey family that had been predominant, until 1840, in the Nova Scotian fisheries
  20. OV; attending Victoria College from 1856
  21. Merchant
  22. OV; Civil Servant in London, Board of Trade
  23. Civil Servant, Trinity House. Served in the Great War as 2nd Lieutenant, South Staffordshire Regiment
  24. Civil Servant
  25. B.Sc., C.Eng.; of St Peter`s House, Jersey. Company Director in London. Believed to have been the first man to own his own plane in Jersey. Jurat of the Royal Court, from 1933 but left Jersey before the German Occupation
  26. Plastic Surgeon
  27. Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards (Nat. Service), Merchant Banker and Company Director
  28. OV; attended Victoria College from 1862
  29. OV; Assistant Auditor, Cyprus, 1880; Auditor-General, 1883; Auditor, Hong Kong, 1890; Treasurer and Acting Auditor-General, Cyprus, 1904; died in Ceylon, 1909: Victoria College Register, 1852-1929, 69
  30. Godparents: Me Nicolas Renouf and Mse Sara Le Vesconte, his wife
  31. Godparents: Me Nicolas Le Couteur and Mse Sara Le Vesconte
  32. Godparents: Jean de Carteret Gent. and Dlle Elizabeth Le Vesconte, his wife. Jean Nicolle was Constable of St John, 1810-1811, 1815--1832, 1835-1841. Died aged 69 years, 8 months in 1846; buried St John
  33. Godfather: Pierre Dallain
  34. Constable of St Helier, 1818-1821 and 1824-1827. He was elected Jurat in 1835, to succeed his brother, this being an office he held until 1850. He was, from time to time, Lieutenant-Bailiff. A wealthy member of the Nicolle shipowning family, his home was in 1841 Midvale House, in what would become Midvale Road. Nicolle was also the owner of a ropewalk, hence the 1841 description "Rope Manufacturer" and "Merchant" in 1851, when he was living at the same address: St Helier Censuses
  35. Assistant Inspector of Militia and Gentleman Farmer of 45 acres at Springfield House, Springfield Road: 1851 St Helier Census; Lieutenant-Colonel RJM and Landed Proprietor, of Midvale House: 1861 St Helier Census
  36. Living in 1881 at Midbay House, St Lawrence, with her sisters Charlotte and Elizabeth, and nephew Edward Grant Nicolle, aged 38; all unmarried
  37. Merchant, living at 2, Egerton Place, St Helier in 1851 (Census); Captain RJM
  38. Living 1911, unmarried
  39. Emma Louise`s brother, William Bernard, was a Captain in the 19th Regiment: St Helier 1851 Census
  40. OV; entered Victoria College 1859
  41. Godfather: William Lord Esq. Maria died in Hampshire
  42. Major 4th Royal Lancashire Militia
  43. Her Will, made in 1891, provided for her sisters Anne and Charlotte Nicolle, and nephew Edward Grant Nicolle, son of Philippe. Miss Charlotte Nicolle was the executrix in 1897: D/Y/A/56/71, at the Jersey Archive
  44. Godparents: James de Carteret, Gent and Mse Anne Le Vesconte, his wife
  45. Charlotte`s godparents departed from the Le Vesconte theme, being her elder sister Elizabeth Marguerite Nicolle and her husband, Jean Poingdestre, Gent
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