Alexandre

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Alexandre and Alexander are variants, and the two spellings have been interchangeable within the same families. The English 'Alexander' is found in Jersey records somewhat earlier than the French 'Alexandre'


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Capt Charles Alexandre, photographed by Henry Mullins

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National Portrait Gallery photograph of Brigadier Sir William Alexander (1874-1954) in 1920. He was a distinguished Army officer, earning the DSO, and became a Scottish Unionist Party politician and was MP for Glasgow Central from 1923 to 1945. This was the seat previously held by Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law.

Origin of Surname

The family name derives from the baptismal name, made fashionable in the Middle Ages by the Roman d'Alexandre, describing the exploits of the Greek conqueror.

Early records

Four members of the family are in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 and the name appears in the Extente of 1309.

  • Jean Alexandre, probably born in Grouville in about 1532, married Collette Amy, daughter of Philippe and Collette Esthur, in 1551.
  • Jean Alexandre (1575- ) m Anne De Garis (1579- ) and they had a daughter Jeanne in 1601, who marred Richard Pipon
  • Philippe Alexandre, born in St Peter in 1619, married Elizabeth Le Febvre
  • Thomas Alexandre, born in St Brelade in 1622, married Jeanne Le Fevre (1626- ) in 1647
  • Josue Alexandre, s of Renault, born in Trinity in 1635, married Sara Noel (1639- ), d of Jean, in 1660
  • Amice Alexandre (1684- ) married Margaret Hamptonne, daughter of John and Elizabeth Anley
  • Thomas, s of Thomas, was born in 1652 and married Elizabeth Le Cornu (1656- ) in 1677. They had children Thomas (1678- ) and Susanne (1683- )

Guernsey

  • The baptism of Anne Alexandre, who married Guillaume de la Mare in 1552, is recorded in St Saviour, Guernsey, in 1531. She was the daughter of Thomas Alexandre.

Variants

  • Alexandre, 1461
  • a Loxandre 1692
  • Alixandre 1331
  • Allisandre 1309
  • Alexander 1299

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These wills created by members of the Adams family (and variants) are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

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