Descendants of Louis Guerrier

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Descendants of Louis Guerrier/ Geary
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We were suspicious about the change of name from Guerrier to Geary in generations 4 and 5 in this tree because anglicisation of a surname, particularly in a country parish such as Grouville, was virtually unheard of in the 19th century. However, we have now been told by a member of the Geary family, still present in Jersey today, that there is a simple explanation. The Guerrier family were seafarers and sailed all over the world. In or about the 1860s, the men who had previously been listed as Guerrier began to be recorded as Geary in the Seaman Benefit Register which had to be completed for each voyage. The person recording the surnames wrote them down as he thought they should be spelt and the change was perpetuated in subsequent church and census records

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  • 1 Louis Guerrier (1769-1808) (France) [1] m Marie Le Sauvage (1771- )
    • 2 Jean Guerrier (1796-1862) (Alderney) m (1821, Gr) Betsey Le Brun, daughter of Philip (1763- ) and Marie, nee de Gruchy
      • 3 John George Guerrier (1822-1863) (Alderney) [2] m Elizabeth Frimpain (1829- 1902) (Gr) [3]
        • 4 John George Geary (1849- )
        • 4 Elizabeth Guerrier (1852-1908) (Gr) m (1896, St Simon) William McFarlane
        • 4 William Charles Guerrier (1853-1925) (Gr) [4] m (1881) Mary Ann Butler (1860-1941)
          • 5 Henry Charles Geary (1882-1965) [5] (St H) m Alice Amy Hopgood (1883-1946)
            • 6 Henry James Geary (1913- ) [6] m (1938, St H) Adele Jean Aubert (1913- ) daughter of Walter [7]
          • 5 John George Geary (1885-1960) (St H) [8] m Adelina Jessie Mary Gulley (1887-1933)
            • 6 Christine Maud Martin Geary (1909- )
            • 6 Madeline May Cecilia Geary (1911-1911)
            • 6 Derrick Verdun Geary (1916-1987)
          • 5 William Geary (1887- ) (St H)
            • 6 Edith Florence Geary (1892-1902)
          • 5 Ernest Albert Geary (1889-1948) (St H)
          • 5 Arthur Clarence Geary (1891-1964) (St H) m Louisa Lamberton
            • 6 Kethlyn Lorna Geary (St H)
            • 6 Eric Percival Geary (St H)
          • 5 Edward Percy Geary (1893-1979) [9] (St H) m (1924, St H) Edith Le Tourneur (1895- ) daughter of Francis [10]
          • 5 Percy Harold Geary (1895-1977) (St H) [11] m (1923, St Andrew) Laura Pretoria Chillingworth (1900-1985)
            • 6 Denis Arthur Geary (1928-2002)
          • 5 Evelyn Cecilia Geary (1897-1962) (St H) m Edward Rudolph Aubin (1899- )
          • 5 Ivy Grace Geary (1899-1989) (St H) m Stanley Francis Syvret (1899- )
        • 4 Thomas Geary (1857-1897) (Gr) [12] m 1 (1879, St Mary and St Peter RC) Katherine Mahoney (1862-1882)
          • 5 Thomas James Geary (1880-1882)
        • 2nd wife of Thomas Geary (1884, St H) Mary Godfray (1856- ) daughter of Philip[13]
          • 5 Thomas Charles Guerrier (1885-1938)
          • 5 William Henry Guerrier (1888-1890)
          • 5 Louisa Mary Guerrier (1888-1956) m (1908, St H) Charles Skippins
          • 5 Henry Albert Guerrier (1890-1917) [14]
        • 4 Louisa Susan Geary (1859- ) (Gr) m (1879, St H) Robert Chant
      • 3 William Guerrier (1824- )
      • 3 Eliza Guerrier (1828- )
      • 3 Mary Ann Guerrier (1831- )
      • 3 Thomas Guerrier (1834- )
      • 3 Charles Guerrier (1836- )
      • 3 Susan Guerrier (1840- )

Notes and references

  1. To Alderney, died there
  2. Mariner. Moved to Grouville
  3. Possibly known as Prendpain
  4. Labourer, then gardener
  5. Government employee
  6. Railway worker
  7. Butcher
  8. Groom
  9. Timekeeper
  10. Plumber
  11. Dairyman
  12. Railway foreman
  13. Labourer
  14. Dies WWI, Salonika, Greece
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