d'Arthenay family page
Nearly all the d'Arthenay baptisms in Jersey can be linked back to a couple believed to have come from Normandy in about 1728
Philip John d'Arthenay
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Origins of surname
Although not listed in any of our regular sources, we believe that it is most likely that this name originates with a resident of Le Hommet-d'Arthenay, a commune in the Manche department of Normandy
Jean Baptiste D'Arthenay and Marthe Hubert were married in St Martin in 1732. The groom was shown as coming from St Saviour, but was probably a native of France. The couple had no children.
Michel d'Arthenay and Susanne du Hamel, whose marriage was not recorded in Jersey, had five children baptised in St Helier from 1728 to 1739.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
Sons of Adolphus Emile and Marie of St Helier
- Adolphus Isidore Darthenay (1891-1914) Able Seaman RN, HMS Bulwark, killed in action
- Philip John Darthenay (1893- ) (St C) Sergeant, Dorsetshire Regiment.
Adolphe and Philip were two of three children of Adolphus and Marie. Philip was employed as a stationer's porter in 1911 and lived in St Helier with his parents. At the start of the war he joined the 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment and served in Asia, and elsewhere. In the 1930s he and his wife Alberta were licensees of The White Hart Hotel in Dorchester. Alberta Louise died in 1933, aged 40. In 1942 Philip married Eva Sophia Taylor, of Upton, Poole.