Huchet

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This family came to Jersey from Brittany in the 19th century. Unfortunately its main claim to fame is that a family member was the last person to be hung for murder in Jersey in 1959


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The Huchets of St Peter, a farming family in the 1910s

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Origin of the name

Huchet is old French for hunting horn. Huchet may also be a variation of Huguet/Huquet which may be derived from the personal name Hughes, but is also said to come from huchet. However, in Jersey the Le Huquet family was distinct from the Huchet and we have separate family pages for the two names.

Early records

The Huchet family arrived in Jersey from Brittany in the second half of the 19th century. Joseph Marie Huchet (1876- ), from St Jacut du Mere on the north coast of Brittany married Ann and had a son Joseph in 1900. Pierre Marie Huchet (1863- ) from the same town married Louisa Anne Bannier (1862- ) in 1887 and they had three sons, Albert, John and Alfred, and a daughter Louisa Anne, before the family moved to Guernsey.

Family records

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Church records



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Family trees



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Great War service



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Huchet 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

  • Jean Huchet, La Roserie, Vingtaine du Coin, St Brelade - 1 November 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • Joseph Huchet, Augres, St Peters - 30 May 1927, D/Y/A/87


Notable family members

Francis Joseph Huchet, found guilty of murder in 1959, was the last person to suffer the death penalty in Jersey.

He was hanged on the gallows at Newgate Street Prison, Saint Helier at 7.30 am on 9 October 1959. It was the first civil execution in Jersey for over 52 years and only the second in Jersey in the 20th century, excluding executions carried out by the German occupying forces in Jersey during the German Occupation. All further death sentences in Jersey were commuted to life imprisonment until 1986, when the death penalty was abolished.

Family album

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Family gravestones

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