Descendants of Gedeon Villeneuve

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Descendants of Gedeon Villeneuve
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Family tree for the Villeneuves of St Lo, who settled in Jersey in the late 17th century and married into the Low family from England. Note that this family's surname is variously found as Low and Lowe in Jersey church records. This tree was added to the site in August 2016. It has been checked against church records

The Villeneuve/Low family owned La Vieille Maison, St Aubin and nearby La Maison du Coin

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  • 1 Gedeon Villeneuve (St Lo)
    • 2 Jean Villeneuve (1669-1750) (St Lo, Normandy; Huguenot refugee) [1] m Marie Saint, daughter of Pierre of St Lo
      • 3 Jean Villeneuve (1693-by 1697)
      • 3 Esther Villeneuve (1694- )
      • 3 Jean Villeneuve (1697-1744) [2] m (1726, St L) Elizabeth Vincent
        • 4 Susanne Villeneuve (1727-1781) m Pierre Morin, Revd.
        • 4 Elizabeth Villeneuve (1729-1794)
        • 4 Esther Villeneuve (1732-1796) m (1765, St P) Philippe Winter (1743-1785) [3] (St B)
        • 4 Marie Villeneuve ( -1737)
        • 4 Jean Villeneuve (1737-6/1809) [4] m (1768, St B) Elizabeth Pipon
          • 5 Jean Villeneuve (1771-by 1777)
          • 5 Elizabeth Villeneuve (1773- ) m (1798, St B) John Low (Scotland) [5]
          • 5 Jean Villeneuve (1777-11/1809) [6]
          • 5 Jeanne Villeneuve (1780- ) m Philippe Jean Ecr. [7]
          • 5 Gedeon Villeneuve (1782- ) [8]
          • 5 Philippe Villeneuve (1785- )
          • 5 Marie Villeneuve (1788- ) living 1805 [9]
        • 4 Jeanne Villeneuve (1739-1741)
      • 3 Elie Villeneuve (1699- )
      • 3 Gedeon Villeneuve (1702-1767) [10] m (1738, St B) Delaval Pipon
      • 3 Marie Susanne Villeneuve (1704- )
      • 3 Pierre Villeneuve (1707-1740) m (1729, St B) Anne Le Breton
        • 4 Anne Villeneuve (1730-by 1732) [11]
        • 4 Marie Villeneuve (1730-1804) [12] m (1764, St B) Richard Pipon
        • 4 Anne Villeneuve (1732-1811) [13] m (1753, St B) Henry Marett [14]
        • 4 Madeleine Villeneuve (1734-1757)
        • 4 Marguerite Villeneuve (1736-1805) m Charles Coutanche
        • 4 Marie Villeneuve (1738- )
        • 4 Pierre Jean Villeneuve (1740-1786) m (1771, St B) Elizabeth Winter (1753- )
          • 5 Elizabeth Villeneuve (1774-1797) [15] m (1788, St B) Jacques Thoreau
          • 5 Anne Villeneuve (1775- ) m 1 William Vibert; 2 (by 1810) Amice de Carteret [16]
          • 5 Marie Villeneuve (1779- )

Notes and references

  1. Jean Villeneuve was, by occupation, a Master Mariner, being master in 1704 of Marie. He was subsequently a merchant and shipowner, living at La Vielle Mason, St Aubin. His son Gedeon was also a merchant: John Jean, in Jersey Sailing Ships, (Chichester: Phillimore & Co., 1982), 59. Jean`s other sons, Jean junior and Pierre, were also likely to have been merchants
  2. Buried as "Jean Villeneuve junior"
  3. Master Mariner
  4. Master Mariner in 1769, godfather of his nephew, Jean Winter, in that year. As the senior surviving Jean Villeneuve in June 1809, he will have been the "Jean senior Esq." buried at that time. The legal rank "Esquire", with the exception of major seigneurs, Oxbridge graduates and advocates, denotes in Jersey a naval officer or militia officer of the rank of captain or above
  5. Of Leaden-Urquhart, Scotland, Surgeon. Settled in Jersey
  6. Captain RJM
  7. Philippe Jean Ecr. and Dlle Jeanne Villeneuve, his wife, were godparents in 1808 of David Low
  8. According to J.B. Payne, in An Armorial of Jersey, 259, Elizabeth Villeneuve, wife of John Low, Surgeon, was eventually the principal heiress of Jean Villeneuve and Elizabeth Vincent, his wife. Her brothers Gedeon and Philippe must have died without surviving issue
  9. Dlle Marie Villeneuve and her brother John Low junior, Gent. were godparents in 1805 of James Low
  10. Master Mariner; captain of Unity in 1750: J. Jean, Jersey Sailing Ships, (Chichester: Phillimore & Co., 1982), 163
  11. Twin
  12. Twin
  13. Died "aged 78"
  14. Afterwards Centenier of St Brelade
  15. Elizabeth and Jacques` firstborn child in 1789 had as godmother "Dlle Elizabeth Winter, widow of Mr Pierre Villeneuve, Grandmother", which identifies Elizabeth. However, she married in December 1788... On burial in 1797, she was described as "Dlle Elizabeth Villeneuve, wife of Mr Jacques Thoreau"
  16. Lieutenant-Colonel RJM. They were godparents of Joshua Mauger Nicolle, in 1810. There was no issue of the marriage
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