Assize Roll

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From the 12th Century Assizes were held every three years in Jersey conducted by visiting Justices from Normandy. After the separation from Normandy in 1204 the practice continued, although not on such a regular basis. Some Assize Rolls recorded in Latin survive as proof of the family names of islanders of that time. Other records to include family names are the Extentes, conducted by Commissioners on behalf of the King to ensure that the Crown Fiefs were being well maintained.


Extente of 1274

Anley, Arthur, Benest, Blondel, Bras-de-Fer, Cabot, Chevalier, Corbel, de Carteret, De La Haye, De La Rue, De Quetteville, Falle, Gallichan, Gervaise, Hamon, Herault, Jean, Laffoley, Le Boutillier, Le Breton, Le Cannu, Le Geyt, Le Liard, Le Potier, Le Telleur, Lucas, Malet, Marett, Ozouf, Payn, Pinel, Robin, Sarre, Vautier


Assize Roll of 1309

The names on this list which are additional to the earlier Extente are:

Alexandre, Allain, Allez, Amy, Angot, Anquetil, Anthoine, Aubin, Baudains, Becquet, Bernard, Bertram, Bisson, Burnof, D'Auvergne, De Gruchy, De La Mare, De La Rocque, De Ste Croix, Du Four, Du Jardin, Dumaresq, Du Val, Fallu, Fauvel, Gallie, Gallienne, Gautier, Goddard, Godel, Godfray, Gosselin, Henri, Hubert, Huelin, Jeune, Jordain, Langlois, Larbalestier, Le Bas, Le Capelain, Le Clerc, Le Cocq, Le Conte, Le Cornu, Le Couteur, Le Cras, Le Feuvre, Le Gallais, Le Goupil, Le Grand, Le Gros, Le Marquand, Le Miere, Le Moigne, Le Neveu, Le Petit, Le Roux, Le Sauvage, Le Serf, Le Sueur, Le Vavasseur, Le Vesconte, Mahaud, Malzard, Martin, Mauger, Messervy, Morel, Mourant, Neel, Noel, Norman, Orange, Ozanne, Pallot, Perchard, Perrot, Picot, Piquet, Poingdestre, Renouf, Starq, Tourgis, Unfrey, Valpy, Vaudin, Viel.


Extente of 1331

Names not mentioned above:

Ahier, Anfrie, Bailhache, Balleine, Bichard, Billot, Botrel, Denize, Dupont, Dupré, Guerin, Jehan, Jouan, Le Blanc, Le Brun, Le Cronier, Le Dain, Le Hardy, Le Lievre, Le Maistre, Le Monnier, Le Rey, L’Hermite, Michel, Perrier, Pipon, Quesnel, Remon, Vincent.


Other documents from this area add the following names to the 152 families mentioned above as being present in Jersey in the 13th and 14th centuries

Bauche, Boielle, Gaudin, Grandin, Hacquoil, Hue, Le Filliastre, Machon, Pirouet


Extente of 1528

Names not mentioned above:

Averty, Binet, Blampied, Bree, Collas, Coutanche, de La Cour, Du Heaume, Esnouf, Filleul, Gibaut, Giffard, Guillaume, Guille, Labey, La Cloche, Laurens, Le Marinel, Le Moignan, Le Quesne, Le Riche, Le Rougetel, Le Sauteur, Luce, Michel, Quenault, Touzel

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