Descendants of Thomas Herve

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Descendants of Thomas Herve
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We have considerable reservations that Francois Joseph Herve (generation 6) actually fits into this tree. The tree submitted to us shows him clearly as the son of Michel Herve and Louise Gaudin, but French sources which have been used to add the first two generations to the submitted tree show Louis Michel and Marie Francoise Bruneau having a son Joseph (1851-1926) who married Marie Desire Compain in Sarthe in 1877.

The submitted tree shows Francois Joseph serving in World War 1 and dying at Flanders in 1918. WW1 records, including the Jersey Roll of Honour, show a Private Joseph Francois Herve, (Francis Joseph in some records) born in Jersey, and serving with the 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Hussars, killed in action at Flanders on 24 July 1918, but with no indication of his age. It seems highly unlikely that a man of 67, born in France, would have been serving with an English regiment.

The 1891 Census shows Joseph Herve and his wife Ann Mary Avrill, living in St Ouen with their children Mary Ann, Anna Mary, Joseph, Charles and John. Joseph snr is shown as born in Ploeuc, Brittany, and his wife and children in St Ouen. We suspect that it was the younger Joseph who was killed in Flanders.

We have not been able to trace a second Francis Joseph Herve (gen 7) born in Jersey in 1903.

We are forced to the conclusion that two separate trees have been wrongly joined around Francis Joseph (or Joseph Francis) Herve, and that it was his son, undoubtedly born in Jersey, and not he, who was killed in the First World War.

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  • 1 Thomas Herve ( -1735) m Catherine Heard ( -1735)
    • 2 Michel Herve ( -1744) m (1735, Le Mans, Fr) Michelle Mesangeau ( -1778) d of Ambrois and Michelle Charlot
      • 3 Marie Herve ( -1771)
      • 3 Jean Alphonse Herve (1736- ) (Yvré l'Evêque, Sarthe, France) m (1768) Louise Leveau, d of Rene and Louise Rinsent
        • 4 Pierre Herve (1772-1772)
        • 4 Michel Herve (1773-1837) m (1800, Sarthe) Louise Michelle Gaudin (1778-1846) d of Julien and Marie Jeudon
          • 5 Louis Michel Herve (1801-1878) m (1830, Sarthe) Marie Francoise Bruneau (1811-1885) d of Louis (1778-1858) and Louise Labitte (1776-1838)
            • 6 Elisabette Francoise Herve (1834- ) (Sarthe)
            • 6 Julien Herve (1836- ) (Sarthe)
            • 6 Marie Herve (1839- ) (Sarthe)
            • 6 Augustin Herve (1842- ) (Sarthe)
            • 6 Francois Joseph Herve (1851-1918) (Jersey) m (1877, Sarthe) Mary Ann Avrill (1859- ), d of Mary
              • 7 Francis Joseph Herve (1879- ) (St O)
              • 7 Mary Ann Herve (1880- ) (St O)
              • 7 Charles Durrel Herve (1887- ) (St O)
              • 7 Francis Joseph Herve (1903- ) (Jer) to Canada m Margaret Ruth Plank (1905-1985)
                • 8 Francis John Herve (1932-2013)
        • 4 Louise Herve
      • 3 Marie Herve ( -1771) m Rene Letrouin
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