Rondel

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Esther Julia Rondel and Amy Maud Rondel


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Rondel family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Rondel, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Stanley and Lydia Rondel's wedding


Origins of surname

We have not found the surname elsewhere in the spelling which has been predominant in Jersey, but variants such as 'Rondeau' and 'Rondeaux' exist in France and are believed to derived from rond for 'round', and to have been attributed to a corpulent person.

Early records

Rondel baptisms first appear in St Helier in 1617, but the family appears to have been established mainly in Trinity and St Lawrence in the 17th century. The name's presence in the island does not appear to go back beyond the start of the 17th century, suggesting that the first arrivals from France could have been Huguenot refugees.

Variants

  • Rondel, 1607



Family records

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Family trees


The complete set of trees below is known to be full of errors. Please research all trees and read notes carefully. The Rondel family will be subject to a major review, hopefully during 2020


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Church records

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Great War service



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Family wills



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Burial records


Family properties

Family photographs

Dairy farmer Lewis Rondel with a champion bull

Letter from Boer War

The postmark on the back of this letter from a Jersey soldier serving in the Boer War shows that it was received by his brother in St Clement on the day Queen Victoria died. We have been able to identify the sender as Private Percy Cavanagh Rondel and the recipient as his brother Edmund John. The 1901 census shows that Edmund John was paralysed and working from home as a stamp dealer. We don't know whether he kept the envelope or sold it, but researching the brothers has revealed a sad family story. They were the sons of Clement Henry Rondel and Louisa Rachel, nee Hamon. They had five other brothers, four of whom died young. The history of the family as shown in census returns was rather strange. Edmund and Percy were not baptised, but their three elder brothers, and one younger one, were. Their father was born in St John in 1846, the son of another Clement, and Mary Ann, nee Cavanagh. To begin with he worked as a sail maker and later he became a publican. He married Louisa Rachel Hamon, daughter of John and Susanne, in St John in 1869. Their first son, Clement Alfred, was born the following year, followed by Herbert Sydney in 1872, Sydney Bertrand in 1873, Edmund in 1877, Thomas in 1879, and Alfred Tulloh in 1882. The 1881 census shows Clement (a publican by then) and Louisa living in Bond Street, St Helier, with sons Clement, Sydney and Percy. Edmund and Thomas were living or staying with their grandmother Susanne Hamon at her home at Bonne Nuit, St John. By the time of the 1891 census Clement Henry appears to have died and his widow, now a florist, was living in New Cut, St Helier, with Sydney, Edmund and Percy. Herbert Sydney and Alfred Tulloh had both died soon after they were born, Thomas died in 1882 at the age of three, and Clement Alfred died in 1887 and the age of 17. Louisa died before the end of the century and when Percy wrote from South Africa to his brother, the latter had his grandmother living with him at Greve d'Azette. The letter reached Jersey on 22 January 1901, the last day of Victoria's reign. Four years later Edmund married Annie Connell, and one of the witnesses was his brother Percy

Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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