Descendants of Hugh de Gruchy and Sara Jean

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  • 1 Hugh de Gruchy (1625?- ) of Le Coin, St Ouen [1] m (1657, St O) Sara Jean
    • 2 Sara de Gruchy (1659- ) m (1691, St O) Abraham Le Marquand
    • 2 Marguerite de Gruchy (1660- ) m (1688, St O) Jean Vautier
    • 2 Philippe de Gruchy (1663-by 1706) no issue
    • 2 Anne de Gruchy (1665-1726) m William Priault
    • 2 Jean de Gruchy ( -1755) [2] m (1695, St O) Anne Le Rossignol
      • 3 Anne de Gruchy (1696- ) m Jean Biguerel [3]
      • 3 Sara de Gruchy (1698?- ) living 1759 m 1 Jacques Feinton m 2 (1736, St B) Abraham Le Gallais of St Brelade
      • 3 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1701- ) living 1759
      • 3 Jean Francois de Gruchy (1704- ), no issue
      • 3 Pierre de Gruchy (1706-1757) of Le Coin [4] m (1733, St J) Sara Le Ruez (no issue)
    • 2 Philippe de Gruchy (1671-1729) m (1701, St H) Magdelaine Baudains
      • 3 Philippe de Gruchy (1702-1743) m (1729, St H) Sara Le Montais d and h of Clement, s of Peter
        • 4 Philippe de Gruchy (1731-1779) [5]
        • 4 Marie de Gruchy (1733-1778) m (1765, St P) Jean Prouings
        • 4 Pierre de Gruchy (1735-1735)
        • 4 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1736-1754)
        • 4 Sara de Gruchy (1739-1779)
        • 4 Pierre de Gruchy (1741-1760)
      • 3 Raulin de Gruchy ( -1710) an infant
      • 3 Jean de Gruchy (1712-1739) m 1734, St J) Catherine Le Caudey
        • 4 Philippe de Gruchy (1735- )
        • 4 Jean de Gruchy (1737- )

Notes and references

  1. In September 1655, Hugh de Gruchy bought a house from Edouard Bisson. The location is not clear but neighbours were mentioned, Le Blancq and Le Montais, which suggests St Ouen [Registre Public]. In 1684 Hugh bought land on the Fief St Helière, St Ouen, which fief is in the immediate vicinity of St Ouen`s Church, confirming the above location
  2. Officier des Vraicqs, Havre de La Crabière, (also called Le Havre du Sud), St Ouen, 1709 [Cour de Samedi, 1707/9]. This official was responsible for ensuring vraicq (seaweed) was cut and harvested in his area (Le Havre du Sud) at the correct times, settling also disputes involving cutting and harvesting boundaries. Seaweed was a valuable commodity in Jersey, being a fertiliser rich in nutrients. In May 1706, Jean brought an action before the Cour d`Héritage as the elder son of Hugh de Gruchy (so Philippe (1663- ) will have died by then without issue), Hugh being described as a younger son of Matthieu senior and of Jeanne Aubin, his wife, against Michel, eldest son of the late Matthieu de Gruchy, who was eldest son of the said Matthieu senior, for his share of their inheritance. This establishes the parentage of Jean`s father, Hugh. Actions such as these are most useful, as they identify relationships sometimes missed in Church records
  3. A partage dated 18th January 1759 names François, eldest son of Jean Biguerel and the late Anne de Gruchy, his wife, as the principal heir of the late Pierre de Gruchy, who will thus have died without issue, as will Anne`s brother, Jean François de Gruchy. The co-heiresses were Sara de Gruchy, wife of Abraham Le Gallais (whose baptism does not feature in the parish register) and Elizabeth de Gruchy (whose baptism is featured)
  4. A Huelin baptism in St Ouen mentions Pierre de Gruchy, a godparent, as being "du Coin". In 1752, Pierre paid 104 Livres tournois (old French currency then in use in Jersey) to obtain the St Ouen parish tithes
  5. Philippe bought the parish tithes in 1772 and in 1773
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