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Louisa Bosdet


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Bosdet family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Bosdet, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Elizabeth Bosdet

Origin of Surname

This surname has two distinct possible origins, both French. Firstly, the name may be occupational for a worker in wood from the French "bois", or topographical for someone living in a wood (Latin "bosci", shrub, undergrowth).

Alternatively, the derivation may be from the Old French personal name Bos, itself coming from the Germanic "bose", reckless, daring, with the addition of the diminutive suffix "et".

Early records

A Philippe Bosdet was recorded in St John in 1331.

In the 17th Century they were Huguenot refugees; in the St Brelade marriage record for Jacques Bosdet to Elizabeth Valet in 1699, Jacques’ mother, Jeanne Bausdet was referred to as a refugee from Normandy. The alternative spelling of Baudet seems to have been more prevalent earlier in the family's history.

It is suggested that Jacques and his brother Matthieu are the ancestors of all the Bosdets today living around the world. However, Pierre Bosdet (1679- ) married Susanne Amy (1683- ) in Jersey, suggesting that there was at least one other Bosdet family in the island at the time.

There are no Bosdets remaining in Jersey, the last of the family having left before the German Occupation.

Variants

  • Bausdet
  • Baudes
  • Baudet
  • Bosdet
  • Bodet

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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