Denize

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Philippe Denize (1809- ), his wife Catherine Gibaut, and their son Philippe

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Origin of Surname

This surname, which is well known in Normandy, is derived from 'Denise' the feminine form of the personal name Denis'. Early records generally use the spelling 'Denise', later changing to 'Denize'.

Early records

A Jourdain Denize was a Jurat in 1331 and was recorded in the Extente of that year.

Guillaume Denize (1615- ) St Ouen m (1640) Sara Le Broq, d of Thomas

Denize in St Lawrence

The family lived in Saint Lawrence, owning the small fief ès Neveux at the top of Mont Felard for six centuries. According to family tradition, Charles II gave a garden party in one of the fields of Jourdain Denize, which was renamed Clos du Ray in the king's honour and he granted the family the right to call their house a manor house. The family only extended to two branches, referred to in parish records as Denize de Haut and Denize de Bas. Both the fief and the modest manor house were owned by the de Haut family until Edouard, Constable and the last male heir, died at the end of the 19th Century.

The de Bas family owned a farm in La Rue de Haut named Les Peupliers, after Philippe Denize had planted a number of poplar trees. Many descendants of this branch now live in New Zealand.

Variants

  • Denise, 1331
  • Denize, 1759

Family records

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Family trees



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Baptisms



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Great War service


Sons of Philip Denize and Jane Matilda, nee Blampied

  • Frederick A Denize (1894- ) (St H) L-Corporal, Royal West Kent Regiment, wounded
  • Philip Blampied Denize (1892- ) (St H) Driver, RASC
  • Reginald Denize (1896- ) (St H), Driver, RFA


  • Philippe James Denize (Gsy), Jersey parents, Private, RGLI, wounded
  • Alexander Francis Denize (1890- ) (Gr) Son of Alexander and Elizabeth, Gunner, RFA


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Denize 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Edouard Denize - 26 April 1895, D/Y/A/54
  • Elizabeth Denize 20 October 1827 - D/Y/A/20
  • Jean Denize of St Lawrence 8 November 1762 - D/Y/A/10
  • John Denize, Denize Farm, St Lawrence - 17 May 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Philippe Denize, St Helier - 22 March 1937, D/Y/A/100

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