du Parcq family page
Lord du Parcq
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Origin of Surname
The name means from the park, which could mean cattle pen, tournament lists or skittle alley. It is more likely to refer to the name of a hamlet near parkland, or an enclosed area for animals.
Duparque is the common spelling in the northern French region of Picardie, and Duparc and Duparcq are also found.
The first church record in Jersey for du Parcq is that of the marriage of Jean, of Grouville, to Sara Le Manquais, daughter of Jean, in St Martin's Parish Church in 1644. The couple settled in St Martin and had two children, Jean and Marie. But, as can be seen from the tree below, the ancestry of these du Parcqs has been traced some way further back to the mid-15th century.
- du Parcq, 1668
- du Parc
- du Parcke 1607
- Le Parke 1607
Family histories and biographies
These wills created by members of the du Parcq 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
- Harriett du Parcq of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville £2, desires to be buried in Grouville Cemetery - 2 April 1901, D/Y/A/60
- Marie du Parcq, widow of Abraham Becquet 16 November 1722 - D/Y/A/5
- Marie du Parcq, widow of Henry Touzel 17 May 2002 - D/Y/A/8
- Rachel du Parcq of Grouville, now of St Martin, desires to be buried in St Martin's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Martin, £2 29 November 1858 - D/Y/A/29
- Richard du Parcq was a grocer and wines and spirits dealer at 14 King Street in the 1830s and '40s, followed in the '50s and '60s by his two sons, John and Clement