Cosnard

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The 1822 St Peter baptism record of Charles Cosnard


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Cosnard family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Cosnard, 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.

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

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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Origins of surname

Although undoubtedly of French origin - there are 27,000 records in the Geneanet database - this name seems to have escaped the attention of all our regular sources for the origin of French surnames. Jersey records suggest that it was used in the 15th century as a baptismal name.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records in 1555, when Thomas Poingdestre, alias Cosnard, married Marie Gruchy in St Saviour, followed by the baptism of their son Thomas the following year, but there is then a gap until the next baptism in St Helier in 1700.

There were five Cosnard entries in the Grouville burial register during the 17th century.

The family seems to have died out in the island by the mid-19th century.

Some of the variants listed in our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames date back to the 15th and 14th centuries. There does not appear to be a connection between the Cosnard and Cosnet families in Jersey church registers.

Variants

  • Cosnard, 1461
  • Cosnet 1668
  • Cosnez 1381
  • Cosnert 1607
  • Cosnart 1528
  • Poingdestre dit Cosnard 1453

Family records

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Church records

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Cosnard family 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Cosnard : Jean , 22/03/1794 Bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £66 13 sols 4 deniers tournois of the order of the King - Unknown date , 30/Aug/1794 , D/Y/A/15/69
  • Cosnard : Jean , ... - 03/Feb/1671 , 18/Feb/1671 , D/Y/A/1/65
  • Cosnard : Jean , ... - 14/Oct/1748 , 29/Nov/1752 , D/Y/A/8/91
  • Cosnard : Jean , of St Helier 07/04/1857 Bequeaths to the poor of the General Hospital in St Helier, £300, in 3% bonds of the Bank of England, to the poor of St Helier, £300, in 3% bonds of the Bank of England, to the Jersey Benevolent and Stranger's Friend Society, £20, to the Penitentiary, £20, to the National School, £20, to La Motte Infant School, £10, to the Infant Union School in Clare Street, £10, and to the poor of St Luke, £10 - Unknown date , 03/Feb/1859 , D/Y/A/29/118


Tips

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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