Descendants of Drouet Nicolle (1415-1468)

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Descendants of Drouet Nicolle
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The first three generations of this tree are based upon deeds in the late Miss Julia Marett`s La Haule Archive Collection. The Reverend J.A. Messervy established independently the identity of the father of Francois Nicolle, Rector of St Saviour. The descent then largely follows that published by J.B. Payne, in his Armorial of Jersey (1865), 299 300, to which has been added some of the findings of Mr Pepperell, a Jersey genealogist working in the 1960s, whose papers are now at La Société Jersiaise. However, the descendants of Jean Nicolle senr., fils Thomas, in generation 6, were extracted by Messervy for G.F.B. de Gruchy, in the early 20th century, and have now been added, with supporting evidence from Extentes. Note: Early dates of birth are estimated and have been adjusted to allow for Drouet (generation 1) being of age in 1430

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  • 1 Drouet Nicolle (1400-1468) [1] (St Mt)
    • 2 Jean Nicolle (1430-1499) [2] (St Mt) m Jeanette
      • 3 Jean Nicolle (1460-1541) s and h [3] (St Mt) m Catherine
        • 4 Jean Nicolle (1485- ) (St Mt) m Unknown
          • 5 Thomas Nicolle (1507?-1550) (St Mt) m Marie Dirvault d of Jean [4]
            • 6 Thomas Nicolle (1530- ) (St Mt) m Blesotte ( -- )
              • 7 Thomasse Nicolle (1560- ) m Richard Giffard
              • 7 Matthieu Nicolle (1565- ) (St Mt) m Thomasse Le Breton d of Rogier (Tr)
                • 8 Thomas Nicolle (1595- ) (St Mt) m Rachel Morel d of Martin (Gr) (descendants)
                • 8 Richard Nicolle m Unknown
                  • 9 Daughter Nicolle, (d and h) m Thomas Bisson
            • 6 Jean Nicolle senr. "fils Thomas" (1532?- ) [5] (St H) m Unknown
              • 7 Edmond Nicolle (1555?- ) (St H) living 1607 [6] m Unknown
                • 8 Guillemette Nicolle (1580?-1650) d and heiress m 1 (1597) Nicolas Cabot junr. ( -1611) "fils Thomas;" (Tr) m 2 (1612) Abraham Marett
                  • 9 Thomas Cabot (1597- ) (Tr) [7]
              • 7 Others (St H)
            • 6 Child Nicolle? (1535?- ) died?
            • 6 Jenette Nicolle (1540?- ) m Pierre Nicolle s of Nicolas
            • 6 Jean Nicolle junr., "fils Thomas" (1543-1589) [8] (St S) m 1 (1565) Catherine Amy (1546-by 1568) d of Francois (Gr)
              • 7 Edmond Nicolle (1565-1617) [9] (St S) m Marguerite Le Clercq (1569- )
                • 8 Elizabeth Nicolle (1586- ) m Jean Godfray (1582-1662)
                  • 9 Drouet Godfray (1607-1662) m Elizabeth Noel (1607- )
                    • 10 Edmond Godfray (1639- ) m Elizabeth Gaudin (1640-1674)
                  • 9 Jeanne Godfray (1609- )
                  • 9 Jean Godfray (1611-1671)
                  • 9 Onfray (Humphrey) Godfray (1613-1664)
                  • 9 Edmond Godfray (1615-1652)
                  • 9 Marie Godfray (1617- )
                  • 9 Anne Godfray (1620- )
                  • 9 Elizabeth Godfray (1629- )
                • 8 Jean Nicolle (1588-1641) (St S) m Martha Le Bastard (1592- )
                  • 9 Jacques Nicolle (1620- ) m Elizabeth Coignant (1625- )
                  • 9 Clement Nicolle (1618-1665) (St S) m Jeanne Coignant (1620- )
                    • 10 Edmond Nicolle (1647-1729) m Marie Nicolle (1640-1715)
                  • 9 Jean Nicolle (1615- ) m Marie Journeaux (1616- )
                  • 9 Susanne Nicolle (1624- )
                  • 9 Edmond Nicolle (1627- )
                  • 9 Noe Nicolle (1632- )
                  • 9 Jeanne Nicolle (1638- )
                • 8 Priscille Nicolle (1589-1590)
                • 8 Mathieu Nicolle (1591- ) (St S)
                • 8 Marthe Nicolle (1593- ) (St S) m Noe Nicolle
                • 8 Marie Nicolle (1595- ) (St S) ?m Jean Mollet
                • 8 Marguerite Nicolle (1598- ) ?m Jean Horman
                • 8 Clement Nicolle (1601-1676) (Gr) m Susanne Amy (1610-1674)
                  • 9 Marguerite Nicolle (1631-1687)
                  • 9 Clement Nicolle (1632-1699)
                  • 9 Edmond Nicolle (1634-1689)
                  • 9 Philippe Nicolle (1635-1645)
                  • 9 Jeanne Nicolle (1636-1689)
                  • 9 Suzanne Nicolle (1637-1687)
                  • 9 Marie Nicolle (1640-1715) m Edmond Nicolle (1647-1729)
                    • 10 Marie Nicolle (1671- )
                  • 9 Francois Nicolle (1649- ) m Marie Le Marquand (1637- )
            • by the 2nd wife of Jean Nicolle junr. "fils Thomas," Marie Le Marquand d of Raulin, Jurat
              • 7 Thomas Nicolle (1568-1591) m Sybille Askeland
              • 7 Matthieu Nicolle (1575-1637) m Daughter of Jean de Rue
                • 8 Matthieu Nicolle
          • 5 Helier Nicolle, living 1544
          • 5 Matthieu Nicolle m Agnes ( -- )
          • 5 Jean Nicolle m Jeanne La Cloche
          • 5 Barbe Nicolle m John Moor
        • 4 Collette Nicolle (1500-1569) m Matthieu de Gruchy (Tr)
      • 3 Drouet Nicolle (1472- ) m Unknown
        • 4 Francois Nicolle (1500?- 1559) Rector [10]
        • 4 Daughter Nicolle m ( -- ) Gaudin
          • 5 Guillaume Gaudin (1530?- ) heir in 1559

Notes and references

  1. Drouet Nicolle was of age and mentioned in a surviving legal document, dated 1430. He was thus probably born about 1400 and his son about 1430, as now shown: Pepperell papers, at La Société Jersiaise, the source probably being a deed in the La Haule Archive Collection
  2. Purchased the Fief Burrey in 1469; Constable of St Martin, -1490-1496- :ABSJ, VI, 137
  3. Sold the Fief Burrey in 1499
  4. J.B. Payne (ed.) An Armorial of Jersey, (1865), 299
  5. Settled in St Helier
  6. Extente (1607), 51, 56: "Edmond Nicoll, for John* Nicoll in right of his* mother, the daughter of John Dirvat" [Dirvault] owed the Crown annually 2 cabots. He also owed 5 sous [the 1607 cash value of 6 cabots] in right of the same. This furnishes the reader with the name of Edmond`s father, paternal grandmother and great-grandfather. Moreover, the Extente entries below, demonstrate his descendants
  7. Extente (1668), 70: "Thomas Cabot fils Collin [Nicolas] causa mat. fille d`Edmond Nicolle" owed the Crown two annual payments, one of 2 cabots and one of 6 cabots of wheat, that Edmond had owed in 1607. In the Extente (1749), 55, the sum was owed by Nicolas Cabot, fils Thomas, fils Nicolas, fils Thomas
  8. From Court records, Jean Nicolle, fils Thomas, settled "d`auprès de la Hougue"--near La Hougue Bie-- in St Saviour, in which parish his children were mostly baptised. Confusingly, yet in accordance with a practice well-established in 16th and 17th century Jersey, there were, in this same generation, two brothers named Jean within the family, known therefore as Jean senr. and Jean junr., fils Thomas. The former settled in St Helier, the latter, as we have seen, in St Saviour. A third brother, featured in J.B. Payne`s Armorial of Jersey (1865), 299, named Thomas Nicolle, remained in St Martin, where he had descendants
  9. Note: There were two contemporary Edmond Nicolles, who were 1st cousins. The christenings of the several children of this Edmond, in St Saviour, which has an earlier surviving register than that of his cousin`s parish, St Helier, enables their unambiguous identification
  10. Rector of St Saviour, -1530-1540: ABSJ, VII, 127, in which the Revd. J.A. Messervy names his father as Drouet and his principal heir in 1559, as Guillaume Gaudin
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