Descendants of Laurens Luce

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Descendants of Laurens Luce


A branch of Luce of St Lawrence, by Guy Dixon. Judging from the names of electors in 1637 of a guardian for a minor child, this was a collateral branch of the Luce family of La Chênée

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  • 1 Laurens Luce (c1480- ) (St L)
    • 2 Francois Luce (c1510- ) (St L) [1]
      • 3 Helier Luce (c1540-by 1629) (St L) [2] m Elizabeth Le Boutillier daughter of Drouet and Katherine
        • 4 Jean Luce (c1570-c1637) (St L) [3] the m Marguerite Langlois, sis. of Anne [4]
          • 5 Jean Luce (c1610-by1656) (St L) [5]
          • 5 Marie Luce (c1612- ) (St L) m Nicolas Gibaut son of Raulin (St L)
            • 6 Jean Gibaut, liv. 1668 [6]
          • 5 Marguerite Luce (St L) [7] m Nicolas Benest son of Nicolas (St L)
        • 4 Francois Luce (c1573- ) (St L)
        • 4 Unnamed Child
        • 4 Elizabeth Luce (c1576- ) [8] m Jean Renouf [9]

Notes and references

  1. Frequently linked directly or indirectly, in contracts, to “Martin Luce fils Perrin”, his contemporary and fellow parishioner. The proof of Francois being the son of Laurens was in the roles of the Cour d`Heritage
  2. A contract in which his son, Jean, was a party, casts light on this generation: Registre Public (R.P.) 8/273 (1629) translated: “Jean Luce, eldest son of the late Helier Luce, fils Francois, and of Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of the late Drouet Le Boutillier and of Katherine, his wife, together with Francois Luce, son of the said Helier and his wife, and Jean Le Boutillier, guardian of...., and Elizabeth Luce, younger daughter of the said Helier and his wife
  3. R.P. 11/275 (1637): “Jean du Bois was established as guardian of the under-aged children of Jean Luce, fils Helier, by the choice of Gilles de Gruchy [Constable of the parish], Raulin Benest senr., Raulin Langlois, Philippe Le Boutillier, Jean Luce fils Raulin, and also at the request of Marguerite Langlois, widow of the said Jean Luce”. Apart from Philippe Le Boutillier, whose involvement was to be expected, two names that stand out from the list of `electeurs` are those of Raulin Langlois, who was presumably a significant kinsman of the widow, and the deceased`s contemporary, Jean Luce fils Raulin, whose presence signifies the kinship between this early Luce family of St Lawrence and those of the Luce family of La Chênée
  4. Extente (1668), 85, which states that Anne Langlois` husband was Jean Mauger
  5. R.P.16/153 (1656): “Sara Luce, daughter of the late Jean Luce, and wife of Philippe Le Boutillier, fils Benjamin, sold to Nicolas Gibaut and to Marie Luce his wife, eldest daughter of the said Jean Luce, all and such part of the inheritance that she would be entitled to by the death of the said Jean, and from the succession of the late Jean Luce junr., her elder brother”
  6. R.P. 19/77, cited below
  7. R.P. 13/273 (1647): "Marguerite Luce, daughter of the late Jean Luce, and wife of Nicolas Benest, sold to Nicolas Gibaut and Marie Luce, his wife, elder daughter of the said Jean Luce, all that she might inherit by the death of the said Jean Luce” [who was then still alive]
  8. R.P. 19/77 (1668): “Elizabeth Luce, daughter of Helier Luce and wife of Jean Renouf sold to Jean Gibaut fils Nicolas 8 cabots 4 sixtonniers of wheat and a hen as a final settlement with Nicolas Gibaut, in right of his wife... [Marie Luce, niece of Elizabeth], Nicolas being father of the said Jean." Two of the said sixtonniers were due annually from Raulin Trachy, occupying the house of Francois Luce, two were due on the inheritance of the said Elizabeth, by way of partage, etc. The same deed goes on to show Nicolas Gibaut`s parentage: "At the same time the said Elizabeth Luce, finding that she owes, by way of partage, to Nicolas Gibaut, fils Raulin, 4 cabots of wheat rente, assigns it to [him] and his heirs"
  9. Note: The two trees, that shown, as above, and the Luce_family_of_La_Chênée, do not show the only genealogical stems for this family in the sixteenth century. The above research revealed also the following: 1. Leonard Luce (c1550- ) m Catherine Nicolle ( -by 1626) and had issue, all perhaps born about 1580-1590, Jean Luce m ( by 1621) Francoise Le Boutillier, daughter of Drouet [cp. gen. 3 above], Thomas Luce, Pierre Luce, Elizabeth Luce, Catherine Luce and Marie Luce, wife of Philippe Bisson: R.P.5/433 (1621); R.P.7/114 (1625); R.P.13/169 (1647); R.P.12/326 (1645); R.P.7/448 (1626) and R.P.12/236. 2. Onphrey Luce (c1550- ) married and had issue Jean Luce (1580?-by 1631), married to Magdeleine Benest. They had issue, all perhaps born about 1610-20, Jean Luce (liv. 1646), Marie Luce m (by 1646) Helier Piton, Jeanne Luce m (by 1644) Edouard Pallot, Elizabeth Luce m (by 1644) Nicolas Le Veslet, Magdeleine Luce m (by 1644) Jeremy Baal and Clemenche Luce (liv. 1644): R.P.9/92 (1631); R.P.12/255 (1644); R.P.12/256 (1644) and R.P.13/81 (1646)
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