De Ste Croix family page
A Mrs De Ste Croix in the 1880s photographed by Ernest Baudoux
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Origin of Surname
There are two villages named Ste Croix in Normandy, from either of which the family may have come to Jersey.
- Noel de Ste Croix (b abt 1494) in Surville, Jersey, was the father of Symone (b abt 1520), who married Edmond Le Gallais.
- Jean de Ste Croix (b abt 1508) in St Helier, married Rogiere Falle.
- Noe de Ste Croix (1594-1627) married Marie Poingdestre.
This family has been settled in the island from a very early date, for in a confirmation of lands to the monks of St Mary of Bellozanne by King John in 1200, the name of Robert De Sancta Cruce is mentioned as a trustee.
One branch of this house, still holding land on the fief of Bellozanne, on an estate known as the "Pied du Cotil", is now represented by the eldest son of the late Gautieu De Ste Croix, and by Francois-Gautier De St. Croix, who with Durell Lerrier, also represent the distinguished Norman family of De Gascoing, Seigneurs of several important and extensive fiefs in that Duchy.
Another branch is represented by Philip De Ste Croix, Jurat of the Royal Court of Jersey, son of the late Aaron De Ste Croix, who was also a Jurat. His Brother, Francis De Ste Croix, married Amelia, daughter of the late Charles D'Auvergne, of Guernsey, and is thus connected with some of the most distinguished families of that island.
(As borne by Francis-Gautier De Ste Croix) Argent, a lion rampant, sable : quartering, Argent, three spear-heads radiating from the fesse point, between as many mullets of six points, pierced, gules, for De Gascoing ; and Azure, a griffin, segreant, or, for Louvel. Impaling, gules, on a mount, vert, two lions, rampant, supporting a tower, argent, for Kelly.
Crest. A dexter arm, embowed in armour, ppr, holding in the hand a cross passion.
Another : A cubit arm, vested, holding a plain cross.
Motto: In Deo confido.
- de St Croix - this spelling is incorrect but is found in some documents
- de Ste Croix, 1528
- de Sancta Cruce, 1200
- de Cruce 1214-5
Several De Ste Croix trees go back to the 16th century and earlier, but they are notoriously difficult to confirm because of the repetition of male given names in such baptism records as can be found, and the absence of any mother's names over a prolonged period. We have been regularly reviewing and updating the trees below, and believe that they are much more reliable than any to be found on line elsewhere. Nevertheless, we recommend that researchers exercise considerable caution in adding elements of these tree to their own and compare several trees covering the same period with official records whenever possible.
- Descendants of Jean de Ste Croix
- Descendants of Abraham de Ste Croix - a tree reviewed, corrected and extended in 2020, now considered reliable
- Descendants of Mathieu de Ste Croix
- Descendants of Pierre de Ste Croix
- Descendants of Guitte de Ste Croix - a tree reviewed, corrected and extended in 2020, now considered reliable
- Descendants of Pierre de Ste Croix - 2
- Descendants of Noel de Ste Croix, a tree full of inaccuracies
- Descendants of Mathieu de Ste Croix and Marie Durel an accurate alternative to part of the above
- Descendants of Pierre de Ste Croix - 3, a different descendancy, checked against parish registers
- Descendants of Pierre de Ste Croix - 4, another version, with differences, from a new source
- Descendants of Abraham de Ste Croix - 2 Added 2021
- De Ste Croix baptisms in Jersey
- De Ste Croix marriages in Jersey (groom)
- De Ste Croix marriages in Jersey (bride)
- De Ste Croix burials in Jersey
- Charles de Ste Croix participates in Militia target practice in 1848
- Deputy Viscount J P de Ste Croix lost a claim against the Constable of St Helier in the Royal Court in 1848
Société Jersiaise Library records
- Bertram records in La Société Jersiaise Library, including references to members of the de Ste Croix family Added 2018
Great War service
Notable family members
Mr de Ste Croix photographed by Ernest Baudoux
- Les Ruettes, St John
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The grave of Great War casualty Henry Alfred De Ste Croix at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium
The grave of Great War casualty Philip Winter De Ste Croix at Almorah Cemetery, St Helier
The grave of Great War casualty Walter Bertram De Ste Croix at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney
The grave of Great War casualty Wilfred Hungerford De Ste Croix at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq
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