Nugent family page
Anne Susanne Nugent married Roger Harriot, an early doctor of medicine in Jersey, in St Helier in 1783
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Origins of surname
This surname is of Norman origin, and was introduced into Britain and Ireland after the Conquest of 1066, although it does not appear to have arrived in Jersey until the mid-18th century.
It is a locational name from any of the several places in Northern France, such as Nogent-sur-Oise, whose names are derived from the Latin Novientum, apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning "new settlement".
The English family of this name are descended from Fulke de Bellesme, lord of Nogent in Normandy, who was granted large estates around Winchester after the Conquest.
His great-grandson was Hugh de Nugent (died 1213), who went to Ireland with Hugh de Lacy, and was granted lands in Bracklyn in Westmeath. They have been Earls of Westmeath since 1621, and the name is now widespread in Ireland.
The marriage of Phillip Nugent to Sarah Churche took place on 10 November 1625 at St Bride's, Fleet Street, London, and the christening of John, son of Morrice and Julian Nugent, on 7 August 1732, at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.
Walter Nugent, who was born in Westmeath, Ireland, his wife Esther Bandinel and their five children lived in St Saviour in the 1760s and 70s, but the only son, Walter, does not appear to have married and had children.
In the 1820s there were three Nugent baptisms in different families, and four deaths were registered in the 1830s.
There are four Nugent households in Jersey today, but their ancestry is unknown.
Great War service
- John James Nugent (1886- ) (St H) son of Mary, OV, Captain, RJGB
These wills created by members of the Nugent 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
- George Nugent of 57 Eccles Street, Dublin, bequeaths to Mary-Anne Nugent all his property in Knockrour and Rockford, County Cork, the Gresham Hotel, Sackville Street, premises at Blackrock, county of Dublin and premises at Belvedere Place, Dublin - 7 February 1889, D/Y/A/48
- John Nugent of Dublin, Ireland, now of Green Island Cottage, St Clement - 22 December 1892, D/Y/A/51
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