Descendants of Thomas de Gruchy and Jeanette Gallichan

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Descendants of Thomas de Gruchy



Le Catel, Rozel, Trinity, home of the de Gruchys from 1703, and of their Le Riche forbears since the middle ages

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  • 1 Thomas de Gruchy (1500- ) [1] m Jeanette Picot [2]
    • 2 Thomas de Gruchy (1530- ) m Unknown de Gruchy daughter of Guillaume and Marguerite Gallichan, daughter of Philippot [3]
      • 3 Elie de Gruchy (1555- ) m 1 Bregitte Giffard; 2 (1608) Catherine Blampied
        • 4 Abraham de Gruchy (1585-1658) [4] m (c.1605) Elizabeth Maret daughter of Charles ( -1658) [5]
          • 5 Elizabeth de Gruchy ( -1615)
          • 5 Noé de Gruchy m Elizabeth Larbalestier ( -1667)
            • 6 Jeanne de Gruchy (1643- ) m Helier de Gruchy
            • 6 Abraham de Gruchy (1646- ) [6] m (1673, Tr) Elizabeth Blampied
            • 6 Thomas de Gruchy (1647- ) m (1675, St Mt) Esther Collas daughter of Jean [7] and Marthe Le Manquais
              • 7 Rachel de Gruchy (1676- ) [8] m (1702, Tr) Thomas Le Masurier
              • 7 Nicolas de Gruchy ( -1698)
              • 7 Esther de Gruchy ( -1738) m (1698, Tr) Edouard de la Lande (1669- )
          • 5 Marthe de Gruchy m (1635, Tr) Jean Malet
          • 5 Jeanne de Gruchy
          • 5 Elizabeth de Gruchy m Timothée Alexandre (Tr)
        • 4 Thomas de Gruchy (1590-1650) [9] m (1620, Tr) Helene Le Breton daughter of Servais and Esther Le Montais
          • 5 Thomas de Gruchy (1630- ) m (1651, Tr) Sara Le Ruez
          • 5 Elie de Gruchy (1627- ) m Unknown
            • 6 Catherine de Gruchy (1671-1720) m (1695, St S) Jean Hubert
            • 6 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1674- ) m Philippe Cabot
            • 6 Elie de Gruchy (1677- ) m (1703, Tr) Marie Le Riche [10]
              • 7 Marie de Gruchy (1703-1756) m 1 (1726, St H) Jean Cabot; 2 (1739, Tr) Philippe Le Gros
              • 7 Jean de Gruchy (1711- ) of Le Catel m (1744, Tr) Susanne Cabot
                • 8 Susanne de Gruchy (1745-1802) m (1764, St J) Thomas de Gruchy of Le Catel, Rue de la Falaise, Trinity
                • 8 Marie de Gruchy (1747-1754)
                • 8 Rachel de Gruchy (1750- )
                • 8 Jean de Gruchy (1750-1796) m (1772, Tr) Esther Le Boutillier
                  • 9 Jean de Gruchy (1773-1801) [11]
                  • 9 Esther de Gruchy (1774-1854) m (1796, Tr) Jean Le Boutillier
                  • 9 Philippe de Gruchy (1776- ) [12] m (1816, St H) Marie de Gruchy [13]
                    • 10 Philippe de Gruchy (1818-1862) [14] m (1843, Tr) Mary Starck
                      • 11 Mary Esther de Gruchy (1844-1847)
                      • 11 Esther Elizabeth de Gruchy (1846-1855)
                      • 11 Philippe de Gruchy (1848-1850)
                      • 11 Philippe de Gruchy (1850-1871)
                      • 11 John de Gruchy (1852-1870) [15]
                      • 11 Mary Esther de Gruchy (1855-1876)
                      • 11 George Philippe de Gruchy (1856-1885) m (1877, Tr) Mary Ann Matilda Richardson dLe_Catel,_Tr2 of Thomas [16]
                        • 12 George Ernest de Gruchy (1877-1878)
                        • 12 Mary Jane de Gruchy (1878-1931)
                        • 12 Philippe George de Gruchy (1880-1972) [17] m 1 Muriel Mary Cabot eldest daughter and heir of Philippe, son of Thomas ; 2 Jennie Querée
                        • 12 Mabel Elize de Gruchy (1882- ) m (1906, Chorlton, Eng) Robert Hanna of Abbey Hey
                        • 12 Claire Louise de Gruchy (1883-1986) [18] m Unknown Fuller
                        • 12 Amy de Gruchy (1884 -) m Owen Eldred
                        • 12 Anna Matilda de Gruchy (1886- ) m (1906, Tr) James Le Breton
                      • 11 Charles Albert de Gruchy (1858- ) [19] m (1881, Tr) Mary Ann Bisson Austin daughter of William, farmer (St J)
                        • 12 Charles Albert de Gruchy (1885- ) [20]
                        • 12 Eliza Mary de Gruchy (1896- )
                        • 12 Albert George de Gruchy (1899-1965) [21] m (1933, Gr) Janet Lydia Rive daughter of John Clement [22]
                          • 13 Lawrence Charles de Gruchy (1935-2022) [23]
                    • 10 Jean Charles de Gruchy (1820- ) (St H) m (1845, St H) Betsey Cabot
                      • 11 Elizabeth Esther de Gruchy (1846- ) m (1867, St C) George Ahier [24]
                    • 10 Marie Esther de Gruchy (1823- )
                    • 10 Pierre de Gruchy (1828-1865) [25] m (1853, Tr) Anne Le Boutillier of Brabant
                      • 11 Anne de Gruchy (1854- ) living 1881
                      • 11 Mary de Gruchy (1855- ) m (1875, St S) Alfred Messervy of Ville à L`Evêcque [26]
                      • 11 Jane de Gruchy (1858-1859)
                  • 9 Pierre de Gruchy (1778-1811) m (1803, St H) Jeanne Aubin
                    • 10 Mary Ann de Gruchy (1809-1843) m William Ball Arthur
                  • 9 Elie de Gruchy (1783-1852) [27] m (1825, St H) Marie Bazly
                • 8 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1752-1837) m Jean Cabot
                • 8 Marie de Gruchy (1754-1808) m (1775, St My) Philippe Anquetil
              • 7 Elie de Gruchy (1715-1754) of Brookvale m (1741, Tr) Marie Cabot
                • 8 Marie de Gruchy (1742-1797) [28] m (1763, St Mt) Jean du Feu
                • 8 Susanne de Gruchy (1744- ) m (1770, Tr) Laurens du Feu
                • 8 Anne de Gruchy (1747- ) m (1769, Tr) Jean Machon
          • 5 Jeanne de Gruchy m Jean de la Lande
        • 4 Jean de Gruchy m Polline Horman
        • 4 Noelle de Gruchy
      • 3 Philippe de Gruchy (1560?- ) [29]
        • 4 Thomas de Gruchy (1590?- ) [30]
      • 3 Marie de Gruchy m Philippe Payn
      • 3 Jean de Gruchy (1565? -1632) [31] m 1 unknown Alexandre [32] 2 (c1595) Rauline Gruchy, daughter of Nicolas
        • 4 Thomas de Gruchy (1600- ) [33] m Jeanne Le Manquais
          • 5 Anne de Gruchy (1625-1694) m (1645, Gr) Robert Syvret
        • 4 Philippe de Gruchy (1605- ) [34] m (1627, St S) Felice Pirouet
          • 5 Marie de Gruchy (1629-1636)
          • 5 Philippe de Gruchy (1630-liv 1665)
          • 5 Marthe de Gruchy ( -1636)
          • 5 Francois de Gruchy ( -1643)
          • 5 Sara de Gruchy (1637-1637)
          • 5 George de Gruchy (1638-1638)
          • 5 Richard de Gruchy (1639- )
          • 5 Jacques de Gruchy (1641- ) (Gr) m (1665, St J) Catherine Vaudin din the Cour d`Héritage of Pharée (St J)
            • 6 Marie de Gruchy (1688- )
            • 6 Jacques de Gruchy (1667- )
            • 6 Jean de Gruchy ( -1673)
            • 6 Henry de Gruchy (1670-1673)
            • 6 Marie de Gruchy (1674- )
            • 6 Nicholas de Gruchy (1680-1685)
          • 5 Henry de Gruchy (1643- ) m (1671, Gr) Marguerite Le Breton
            • 6 Marguerite de Gruchy (1672- ) m (1695, Gr) Pierre Simon
            • 6 Marie de Gruchy (1674- ) m (1699, Gr) Edmond Maniard
            • 6 Felice de Gruchy (1680- ) m (1704 Gr) Jean Anquetil
            • 6 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1684- )
        • 4 Jeanne de Gruchy (1612-1669) m 1 unknown; 2 (1641, St Mt) Jean Renouf
    • 2 Thomasse de Gruchy m Jean Sohier

Notes and references

  1. Built the second or north house at La Chasse, (the family property since the middle ages)
  2. Among the Rev J A Messervy`s research notes at La Société Jersiaise was a genealogy of what is now "Tree K" in the second edition of The de Gruchys of Jersey. It agrees with most of the details of that tree, although Messervy missed the middle, or second, generation of the three Guillaume de Gruchys. Of particular interest, though, is that Messervy found some evidence (not supplied) of a 16th century marriage between a Thomas de Gruchy and a Jeanette Picot. This Thomas de Gruchy is of the same generation and is known to have had a wife named Jeanette. At first thought to have been Jeanette Gallichan, it would now seem likely that she was Jeanette Picot
  3. Of Ville à L`Evêque, Trinity. An action before the Cour d`Héritage in 1581 by their younger son, Jean, for his share of his mother`s Gallichan inheritance, and the confusion of two Thomases, gave rise to the erroneous conclusion that his grandmother, Jeanette, was a Gallichan: The de Gruchys of Jersey, 2nd Edition
  4. The Rev J A Messervy, in his Généalogie de la Famille de Gruchy, (1920), notes that Elizabeth Marett died on 1 December 1658 and her husband three days later,
  5. Of Trinity and sister of Philippe, Jurat, Deputy-Governor, 1633
  6. Bankrupt by October 1676
  7. Of Les Carrières, St Martin
  8. Inherited north house, La Chasse; sold (1698) to sister Esther and her husband
  9. Probably of Brookvale [now called Trinity Hall], near La Chasse, Centenier of Trinity 1638-49
  10. Daughter and heir of Jean Le Riche of Le Catel, Rozel, son of Renaud, son of Thomas
  11. Jean or his father, gave his name to Le Havre Jean de Gruchy in the east of Vingtaine de Rozel - the cove now called Beauvallet
  12. Of Le Catel
  13. Of La Profonde Rue, Trinity
  14. Master mariner and Centenier of Trinity, 1855-1861
  15. Lost at sea. Walter Le Quesne and Guy Dixon, in The de Gruchys of Jersey Second Edition (2000) recorded that 'John was apprentice aboard a ship which did not reach its destination, reported in the Chroniques de Jersey in May 1870. His departure to sea had followed a family quarrel. The lad walked to Rozel Harbour, boarded a Collier brig, that belonged to Clement Richardson, awaiting the tide, transferring later as an apprentice to a deep-sea vessel, never to be seen again by his family. Captain Philip George de Gruchy passed this information to Guy Dixon in 1968. John was the captain`s uncle, although he never met him
  16. Of Les Pièces, St Martin
  17. Of Le Catel, Master mariner and Commodore, Clan Line. Philippe George went to sea at an early age as an apprentice under sail, having been brought up living just above a cove and in sight of the sea. In due course he transferred to steam. When he was still a junior mate, his ship put in to a Brazilian port. Strolling around the harbour when off-duty, he came across a Jersey vessel, stranded by the death of the master and mates, as a result of tropical fever. His years under sail were put to good account, as he offered to sail the vessel, back to Jersey. The owner's agent accepted, to the relief of all concerned. De Gruchy became a master and after some years, became commodore of Clan Line. He was in Jersey shortly before the start of the German Occupation, but left the Island on 1 April 1940. He was living in Liverpool in September 1944 when he applied for permission to return to Jersey 'at some later date'. His home address was given then as Cintra, Rozel Valley. Muriel remained in Jersey through the Occupation and after Philippe's return, the couple moved to Roslyn, Old Fort Road, Rozel
  18. Died aged 102, Winnipeg, Canada
  19. Of Cambrai Farm, Trinity, farmer, but after experiencing economic adversity, farm labourer
  20. Sapper, Royal Engineers, WWI, then settled in Guernsey, no issue
  21. Air Mechanic, RAF in Great War, then of Springfield House, Trinity; Cycle mechanic and dealer, St Helier
  22. Farmer
  23. Cycle mechanic and dealer in St Helier; Trinity and St Helier property owner. Married and has descendants
  24. Parents of George Ahier, Commis au Greffe
  25. Of Brabant, Petit Augrès, Trinity. Died as a result of a shooting accident
  26. Master mariner in 1875; son of Clément, Property owner, Trinity. He became the parish`s Constable 1877-1884 [1881 Trinity Census] and then Jurat and Lieut-Bailiff
  27. Of 19 Broad Street, St Helier, merchant (1833); formerly privateer captain and shipowner
  28. Inherited Brookvale
  29. In contracts 1616-25
  30. In a deed of 1637
  31. Of Grouville
  32. Almost certainly daughter of Bernabé of Grouville, son of Jean. In 1593 in the Cour d`Héritage, Jean de Gruchy dit Mauger, the name frequently used by the 16th century de Gruchys, acting on behalf of his wife, sued with Thomas and Guillemine Alexandre, for a share of the inheritance of the deceased priest, Sire Jacques Alexandre
  33. Thomas may have been born of his father`s first marriage
  34. Living in St Saviour (initials in wall, Highlands Lane), then of Grouville (1646)
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