Torode family of America

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Early American Settlers of the Torode family

Origins

The parish of St Saviours, Guernsey is the homeland of the Torode family. They have been farming there at least since Jean Thoraude owned Les Loriers (The Laurels) in the year 1520. But there are references back to the 13th century when a Roger Thoraude sold some of his land in St Saviour to the Church for seven livres of gold. From old Jean Thoraude comes every person who bears the name of Torode today.

Early Settlers in America

This is the story of two brothers, Jean and Pierre Torode who took a ship in 1807 to settle in America. Jean and Pierre were the sons of James Torode who was born in the parish of St Saviour in 1754. He was baptised at St Saviours Church on the 15th of April of that year. He met and married Marguerite Macon at Castel Church on the 25th of May 1776. It was some time before the marriage was blessed, and their two sons appeared. Jean Torode was born on the 30th of October 1791 at St Saviour. He was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 6th of November that year. His godparents were Nicolas Jehan and his wife Marie Macon, and Jean Roland. Pierre Torode was born on the 17th of January 1796 at St Saviour and baptised at St Saviour Church on the 24th of the same month. His godparents were James Brouard, Pierre De L’Eree, and Judith Brouard.

The American Revolution had stirred up the under-privileged and downtrodden people of Europe and by the time Jean and Pierre were born the French were having a revolution of their own. In the New World the emergent nation, calling itself the United States of America, were desperate for men and women to colonise their vast unexplored country. Tempting advertisements were sent to the four corners of the civilised world inviting prospective adventurers to the new land. One must have found its way to Guernsey, because the two brothers, despite being just sixteen and eleven years old were among the passengers who sailed from the Island in 1807. There had been a ship load of emigrants who had sailed the year before in 1806, and amongst the passengers on that voyage were David Sarchet and his family. Following on the success of that voyage this latest shipload of emigrants also set sail for the New World. (See Settlers of Guernsey County, Ohio.)

The crossing of the Atlantic is never easy, but in the cramped conditions of the vessels of that period, the crossing must have been very uncomfortable. It is not recorded where they landed, but most of the passenger united to make their way overland to the new state of Ohio. In those days it was a frontier state, and the previous sailing in 1806 had led the way to settle in a lush green valley that was to become known as Guernsey Valley after the Island home of its settlers.

Jean and Pierre had their names anglicised to John and Peter Torode. They settled in the valley and found work and made a name for themselves. It was John Torode who was the first to marry. He met Aseneth Burt from a family who could trace their American ancestry right back to the early days of the Pilgrim Fathers. Her father was Luther and Mary Burt and was one of nine children. They were married on the 16th of November 1820. They had two children. The first was Elizabeth Torode who was born in 1822. She met and married William Lyons. They were married on the 30th of January 1844 at Morgan in the state of Ohio. They had five children. The second child of John Torode and Aseneth Burt was Peter Torode who was born on the 6th of March 1825. He met and married Catherine Brown on the 13th of May 1846 at Deerfield Township in Portage County, Ohio. Catherine was the daughter of Alexander Brown and Sarah Maple and born on the 25th of October 1829. It is thought that John Torode who had left Guernsey died in 1827.

Peter married a cousin of Aseneth Burt. He was introduced to a girl named was Hanna Burt and she married Peter on the 10th of October 1821 when he was just twenty five years old at the church in Guernsey County in Ohio. They also had two children, one of whom I have not managed to find any record of.. The child who is recorded was named Mary Torode who was born on the 13th of September 1823. She met, or knew David Sarchet, who went out on the 1806 crossing. Although he bwas some btwenty nine years older than her, they married on the 8th of September 1840. Mary Torode was David Sarchet’s fourth wife, which goes to show how hard life was for those early pioneers. The unknown child must have married because there was a son named Frank Marion Torode born in Newton in Jasper County, Iowa. He married Charity Bethia Teegarden in 1869 and had five children. They were all born at Davenport in Iowa and their names were – Etta Torode born and died in 1870. Rodney F Torode born 1871 and died in 1909 at Newton. Blanche Torode born 1873 and died in 1943. Alice Mae Torode born 1875 and died on the 8th of September 1919 at Des Moines. Jay Torode born 1877 and died in 1905. Peter Torode who left Guernsey and had founded this family died in 1827.

Peter Torode, the son of John Torode, and Catherine Brown had a total of ten children as follows  :-

John Wesley Torode was born on the 18th of March 1847 at Newport in Washington County, Ohio. He died on the 1th of April 1937 at Durant, Bryan County. He married Mary Ellen Hill, the daughter of Jack Hill and Susan Thompson. She was born on the 18th of October 1857 in Indiana and died on the 28th of February 1908 in Hinton in Boone County, Missouri. John Wesley fought in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a Private in the 6th Iowa and later in the 10th Iowa Infantry Regiments. He was granted a veterans pension in 1912 under the Pensions Act of that year.

Welthan Amanda Torode was born on the 16th of January 1849 at Marietta in Washington County, Ohio. She died on the 30th of August 1925 at Mediaopolis, Des Moines in Iowa. She married John Harper, the son of Joab Harper and Lydia Jones on the 7th of September 1870 at Burlington. John Harper was born on the 7th of September 1821 at Ross County in Ohio, and died on the 29th of January 1909 at Kossuth, des Moines in Iowa. You will note that they married on John’s birthday.

Jennifer Sarah Virginia Torode was born on the 14th of January 1851 at Marietta in Washington County. She died on the 8th of October 1940 at St Joseph in Buchanan County. She married James Calvin Purcell the son of Richard Purcell and Rebecca Kerr on the 1st of February 1872 at Des Moines in Iowa. James Calvin Purcell was born on the 1st of October 1851 at St Joseph and died there on the 2nd of March 1935.

William Alexander Torode was born on the 26th of November 1853 and died at Wapello in Louisa County in Iowa on the 5th of November 1933. He was married at Morning sun in Louisa County to Joan Drusilla Hamilton, the daughter of Alexander Hamilton and Susanna Datson on the 24th of February 1883. She was born on the 10th of September 1861 at Newport, and died at New London in Henry County in Iowa on the 15th of March 1946.

Mary Asenaith Torode was born on the 29th of March 1856 and died on the 3rd of July 1939. She was married at Madison County in Indiana to William Jollliffe on the 6th of December 1877.

Peter Finley Torode was born on the 8th of July 1858 at Winterset in Iowa. He died at des Moines on the 13th of April 1923. He was married to Dorothy Fredrica Snellbacker. She was born on the 3rd of June 1859 at Des Moines in Iowa, and died at the same place on the 7th of July 1948.

Francis Lincoln Torode was born on the 3rd of September 1860 at Burlington and died on the 7th of September 1947 at Des Moines. He married Drusilla Baker. She was born on the 22nd of October 1880 in Illinois. She died at Des Moines on the 25th of March 1958.

Ida Catherine Torode was born on the 3rd of July 1864 at Kossuth in Indiana. She died on the 7th of July 1941 at Tonkawa in Kay County in Oklahoma. She was married on the 5th of May 1886 at des moines to Mark Lockerbie Thomson, the son of Hugh Muir Thomson and Genie Robertson. He was born on the 7th of January 1835 at Middlebie in Dumfriesshire in Scotland. He also died at Tonkawa on the 15th of September 1917. Mark Lockerbie Thomson also served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a private in the 6th Iowa the same as his brother in law before being promoted to the rank of Captain and serving with the 30th Iowa Infantry regiment.

Charles Luther Torode was born on the 3rd of December 1867 at Burlington and died on the 10th of August 1940 at Tonkawa in Kay County in Oklahoma.

Harry Marshall Torode was born of the 21st of Septmeber 1872.

This huge family serves as the base for hundreds of American family's right across the country. So from two young boys from the Island of Guernsey grew an American dynasty.

The settlement of Frenchman’s Woods

Just to the south of the city of Chicago in the United States of America there is a town called Elmhurst in Du Page County in the State of Illinois. On the outskirts of the town there are some woodlands known locally as Frenchman’s Woods. But they are not named after anyone from France – they take their name from a Guernseyman named Nicolas Torode. It was probably because when his American neighbours heard him speaking Guernsiaise, and them being non French speakers, they must have assumed that he was French. The area where he lived was called Frenchman’s Grove. This is his story.

Nicolas Torode was baptised at Vale Church on the 16th of August 1775. His godparents were Nicolas De La Rue and Anne De La Rue. He was the second son of Jean Torode and his wife Anne Robert. Jean came from the Torode heartland of St Saviour and was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 8th of August 1742. He married Anne Robert in Vale Church on the 28th of November 1767. Anne was the daughter of Massy Robert.

Jean Torode’s parents were Jean Torode, who was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 25th of July 1714. His Godparents were James Gallienne and Thomasse Gavet. He married Marguerite Gavet at St Saviour Church on the 9th of June 1733. This line can be traced right back to Jean Thoraude who was born circa 1520 and farmed at les Lorier in St Saviour. He was born before parish records began in the late 1540’s during the reformation of the Church of England by King Henry VIII. The only reason that we know that he existed was because a Noel Thoraude, who was born in 1550 was attending a catechismal class at St Saviour Church in 1565. In the record of that event it states that he is the son of Jean.

Nicolas’ elder brother was Daniel Torode who was born in 1772. He married Marguerite Le Sauvage at St Andrews Church on the 11th of September 1800 and lived at les Belicq Courtil in St Andrews. She was the daughter of Thomas Le Sauvage and Susanne Marquand. she also had a sister Marie who married Pierre Sarre. They went on to produce five children – Margurite born on the 4th of July 1801. Judith born on the 10th of February 1803. She married Nicolas Guilbert. Daniel born on the 29th of March 1807. He married Mary Esther Falla on the 3rd of May 1840, the daughter of John D Falla and Mary Baillache. Nicolas born on the 17th of June 1810. He married Caroline Le Page on the 2nd of March 1834 at Castel Church. Caroline was the daughter of Jacques Le Page. Nicolas became a farmer at La Brigade in St Andrews. Rachel born in 1805. She married Pierre Priaulx, the son of Pierre Priaulx and Elizabeth Maindonal. They lived at Friquet le Haut in Castel.

Nicolas Torode was originally a tailor by trade, but due to lack of work became a stone mason who worked at the quarry. He married Jeanne De La Mare at the Town Church in St Peter Port on the 12th of September 1804. He and Jeanne were delighted by the birth of a son whom they named Nicolas James Torode. He was baptised at the Town Church on the 11th of August 1805. Unfortunately Jeanne died three years later on the 22nd of March 1808. It is not recorded, but was very probably due to childbirth complications – the child did not survive. So Nicolas was left a widower with a young son to bring up. Families in those times were very practicable and after a very quick introduction to Jeanne’s half sister Rachel De La Mare they were married at the Town Church in St Peter Port on the 13th of October 1808, just seven months after the death of Jeanne. The marriage was a good one and five healthy children were produced in quick succession. Pierre Richard was baptised in St Peter Port on the 13th of September 1809. Jean James was baptised similarly on the 29th of November 1810. Charles William was also baptised on the 12th of June 1812. Daniel Henry on the 13th of February 1814, and George Frederick on the 29th of March 1818.

Both of Nicolas’ wives were the daughters of Nicolas De La Mare. He, like his son in law, married twice. Rachel De La Mare, Nicolas’ second wife was from his first marriage. This was to an Elizabeth – her maiden name remains unknown. From this marriage a Rachel De la Mare was produced, but she died and was due to be buried on the same day as her new sister was due to be baptised. So they baptised the new girl Rachel De la Mare. Thus there were two Rachel De la Mare’s born from that first marriage. Nicolas’ first wife Jeanne was from Nicolas De la Mare’s second marriage to Maguerite Naftel. She was the daughter of Thomas Naftel.

Work was scarce, and Nicolas was finding it very hard to put food on the table for his young family. Then he read of the wonderful opportunities offered to those who ventured to the New World. It was the land of opportunity. He made enquiries and found out that there was a ship leaving St Peter Port for America that very same year of 1818. He registered for passenger tickets for him and his whole family. They sold up their possessions on Guernsey and boarded the ship named Racehorse bound for the city of Baltimore. The skipper was another Guernseyman named Pierre De Garis. A total of 133 people left Guernsey with them.

They had a difficult crossing of the Atlantic, the late autumn gales must have tested their vessel to the extreme, and one can just imagine the hardships that they would have endured trying to protect six young children in those rough seas. It must have been towards the end of 1818 that they sailed as they are recorded as landing in Baltimore in 1819. After gathering themselves, Nicolas met a man who was recruiting stone masons for a new college project at Kenyon in the new State of Ohio. He bought a covered wagon and made the very long journey overland with his young family towards the site of the new college in Knox County. There were other Guernseymen and their families who also made this journey, although records of their names have disappeared.

At the town of Kenyon in Knox County Nicolas Torode met Bishop Philander Chase, who was also the chief architect and site manager for the new college. A strong friendship developed between the clergyman and the Guernseyman. The stone mason skills of the Guernseymen were soon recognised and they were given increasingly more complex tasks. They eventually built three of the college’s main buildings which still survive to this day.

During this early period at Kenyon, Nicolas and Rachel had another son whom they named Philander Torode, after the man who had given them their first break into the new world. During the next few years they earned good money and placed beside the money from their sale of property on Guernsey, they had a tidy sum.

In 1832 they lost their son George Frederick Torode on the 4th of February at Knox County in Ohio. He was buried there by Bishop Philander Chase.

Nicolas James Torode met and Married Charlotte Amelia Glass at Knox County on the 24th of April 1844. Always listening out for opportunities when one day Nicolas and his eldest son heard that land was being sold in the western frontier State of Illinois in 1835. Together they bought 640 acres of wilderness land in an area that would become first known as the York Township. He and his eldest son Nicolas James Torode left the family in the care of Bishop Philander Chase and they travelled west to find their new property. They arrived in 1837 after travelling overland half way across America. The only other inhabitants were the native American Indians. He and his son built a log cabin to live in, and began to set out their land for farming. The two men began to quarry limestone, and dammed a section of a small stream to produce a mill pond which could be used to drive machinery. They returned for the rest of the family and with much sadness said good-bye to their benefactor Bishop Philander Chase.

In 1840 they lost another son Jean James Torode who died at Elmhurst on the 19th of September 1840. He was the first to be buried in the Family Cemetery on the property.

Once back at their property work began on a more substantial and permanent dwelling to house the family. From their limestone quarry they extracted enough stone to build a thirteen room stone mansion, very similar in design to the houses on Guernsey. The family finally moved into their new home in 1843.

The mill pond produced water that was used to drive a new sawmill at nearby Salt Creek. The mill building was made from the same limestone taken from the family quarry.

From all the profits produced from their timber sawmill they purchased more land around the area. The family had just begun to prosper when disaster struck. First Rachel De La Mare died unexpectently on the 26th of March 1844. Then a month later Nicolas James Torode, the eldest son, was swimming in the mill pond on the 24th of April 1844 when he drowned. The family were absolutely devastated. He and his wife Charlotte Amelia Glass had produced five healthy children. The family rallied around after the tragedy and they all lived together in the communal home. Finally old Nicolas Torode himself died on the 5th of October 1845 at the family home. He was seventy years old.

The surviving three brothers all married. Pierre Richard Torode married Maria Plummer on the 6th of January 1846 at Elmhurst. They produced five children. Charles William Torode married Charlotte Caroline Howe on the 10th of October 1844 at Elmhurst. They produced four children. Philander Torode married Abbey Thurston on the 15th of March 1854 at Du Page County. They produced just one child.

Many of the children from these marriages moved away from Du Page County and spread right across the USA. There are many families in America today who can trace their ancestry back to this family.

In 1917 the Torode family donated a portion of their woodland to Du Page County to create the first Forest Preserve. This was known as Frenchman’s Woods, which today is known as York Woods.

In 1959 the family were forced to move off their property prior to demolition to make way for new Inter State Highway. The Great Granddaughter of Nicolas Torode was Edith Torode and living at the ancestral home at the time at the age of sixty four years. She was the Granddaughter of Philander Torode, and had lived for a great deal of the period of occupation by the family before being forced to move out. Unfortunately the marriage of Philander’s only son John Arthur Torode to Minnie Amelia Rogers produced three girls which meant that part of the Torode line would die out.

Five generations after Nicolas Torode had left Guernsey his 4 x great grandson is James (Jim) Robert Francois, whose mother is Evelyn Harriet Torode. She had married Robert Francois who sadly died in 2008. She is the Great Great Granddaughter of Nicolas Torode and is still alive today. Her son is a school teacher and lives quite close to the old property where Nicolas first settled. He married Linda Koules and they regularly go walking in Frenchman’s Woods which covered a great deal of the original property. In their possession is an old embroidery which lists of all the original pioneers and gives the all dates of their births, marriages, and deaths, which is a truly wonderful legacy of their heritage.

Brian Torode



Torode Emigration to Massachusetts.

Jean Torode was born on 27th of October 1831 at St Saviour. He met and married Betsey Le Huray in 1855 at Castel Church. Betsey was the daughter of Nicolas Le Huray and Sussanne Harris and was born on 2`st of January 1836. They lived at Les Queux in Castel. They had a large family. Their son Thomas John Torode was born on 23rd of March 1858 in Castel. He met mand married Marie Bichard on the 30th of October 1881 at Vale Church. Their son Thomas John Torode was born on 31st of January 1883 at Vale. He married Eva May Mollet, the daughter of Charles Mollet and Mary Anne Grindin. They had five children - Thomas John Torode was born on 12th of October 1909. Clarissa Mary Torode was born on 14th of February 1914. Miriam May Torode birth unknown. Mabel Irene Torode birth unknown. Lionel Lionel H. Torode was born on 11th of December 1919. They decided to emigrate out to America and it was decided tha Thomas John would go first to get a job and provide accommodation for his family when they followed. On the 28th of August 1920 Thomas John Torode was 36 years old when he boarded the Imperator at Liverpool bound for New York. He travelled down to Somerville in Massachusetts and got work and rented a house. On the 25th of June 1921 Eva Torode and three of her children Mabel, Clarissa, and Lionel, boarded the Acquitania at Liverpool bound for New York. They settled in Massachusetts and eventually all the children married and had children. They still live in Massachusetts today and the name of Torode continues along with the associated names of Reynolds, Sebastion, Macallister, Button, and Restuccia.

Brian Torode


JEAN THORAUDE de Les Lorier, St Saviour

Jean Thoraude was born at Les Lorier in the parish of St. Saviour somewhen between 1520 and 1530. This was long before parish records began when King Henry VIII reformed the church. The only reason that I know that he existed was when I found a very old record at the Priaulx Library listing the pupils attending a catechism class being held at St. Saviour Church in the year 1565. One of the pupils was Noel Thoraude, whom I know was a brother of my own 12 x great grandfather Nicolas Thoraude born in 1553. Written beside his name was a notation which stated that he was the son of Jean Thoraude. There is no parish record of any marriage for Jean Thoraude, but I do have several of his children, although their birth year is speculaton. His children were :-

Jean Thoraude born circa 1550 @ Les Lorier, St. Saviour. Nicolas Thoraude born 1553 @ Les Lorier, St. Saviour. Died 1601. Married Marie Rougier (no date) Noel Thoraude born circa 1554 @ Les Lorier, St. Saviour. Etienne Thoraude (female) born circa 1555 @ Les Lorier, St. Saviour. Married Martin Le Cras (no date) Etienne Thoraude (male) born circa 1560 ' les Lorier, St. Saviour. Died 16th of May 1624. Married Jeanne ????? (no date) His wife died on the 29th of April 1619.

There was another record which stated that Noel Thoraude was the godparent at the baptism of Marie Perrot-Bichard at St. Saviour Church in 1584.

Etienne Thoraude and Jeanne ????? had four children:- Etienne Thoraude born circa 1580 @ Les Lorier, St. Saviour. Marie Thoraude baptised 6th of November 1583 at St. Saviour Church. Godparent was Colin Bonamy. James Thoraude baptised 5th of November 1598 at St. Saviour Church. Godparent Martin Alez. Pierre Thoraude born circa 1599 at Les Lorier, St. Saviour. Died 5th of September 1599.

Jean Thoraude born circa 1550 had three children :- Jean Thoraude born circa 1583 @ St. Saviour. married 26th of June 1622 @ St. Saviour Church to Marie De Garis. Nicolas Thoraude born circa 1585 @ St. Saviour. Married 28th of November 1615 @ St. Saviour Church to Jeanne Bonamy de St. Pierre du Bois. Jeanne Thoraude born circa 1590 @ St. Saviour. Married 12th of May 1625 @ st Saviour Church to Pierre Chivret.

Nicolas Thoraude born 1553 at St. Saviour and Marie Rougier had four children :- Nicolas Thoraude born 1578 @ Les lorier, St. Saviour. Married 2nd of March 1601 @ St. Saviour Church to Phillipine Noel, the daughter of Louys Noel. Jean Thoraude birth date unknown. Marie Thoraude baptised 5th of May 1582 @ St. Saviour Church. Janette Thoraude birth date unknown. Married 29th of December 1602 @ St Saviour Church to Nicolas Le Telier.


NICOLAS THORAUDE and PHILLIPINE NOEL

Nicolas Thoraude was born at Les Lorier in the year 1578. the son of Nicolas Thoraude and Marie Rougier. On the 2nd of March 1601 he married Phillipine Noel, the daughter of Louys Noel at St. Saviour Church. They had four sons, three of whom were to found three of the four main lines of Torode descent. Only the line of their eldest son Nicolas Thoraude eventually died out. Their sons were :-

Nicolas Thoraude born 1608 at Les Lorier in St. Saviour. In 1649 he married Rachel Gallienne at St. Saviour Church. She was born in 1619.

Charles Thoraude born on the 19th of January 1611 at Les Lorier in St. Saviour. He died in 1684. On the 8th of July 1643 he married Marie Martel at St. Saviour Church. Marie was born in 1611 at St. Saviour and was buried at St. Saviour Church on the 17th of August 1684.

Jeammes Thoraude born 1613 at Les Lorier in St. Saviour. He was buried in St. Saviour Churchyard on the 5th of September 1686. On the 25th of September 1634 he married Marthe Breton at St. Saviour Church. Marthe was born in 1615 in Castel.

Jean Thoraude baptised on the 5th of June 1614 at St. Saviour Church. He was buried there on the 20th of October 1699. In 1641 he married Rachel De Garis at St. Saviour Church. Rachel was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 5th of March 1699.

Nicolas Thoraude and Rachel Gallienne had three children :-

Rachel Thoraude baptised on the 19th of May 1650 at St. Saviour Church. Her godparent was Jean Brehaut, the son of Pierre Brehaut of St Pierre du Bois. She was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 12th of December 1708. She was married at St. Saviour Church to Jean Duquemin on the 18th of May 1676.

Nicolas Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 10th of January 1654. He was married at St. Saviour Church on the 23rd of November 1670 to Susanne Vidamour. She was baptised in the same church on the 23rd of November 1652.

Jean Thoraude baptised on the 22nd of January 1655 at St Saviour Church. His godparent was Abraham Martel. He was married at St. saviouir Church on the 26th of October 1676 to Rebecca Nouel.

Charles Thoraude and Marie Martel had six children :-

Marie Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 30th of March 1644. Her godparent was her uncle Jean Thoraude. She died on the 6th of October 1710 at Les Lorier and was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 9th of October 1710.

Charles Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 30th of October 1646. His godparent was Nicolas Thoraude. He was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 29th of October 1745. He was married at St. Saviour Church on the 7th of November 1695 to Marie Le Ray, the daughter of Jean Le Ray. She was baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 30th of March 1644 and buried there on the 24th of December 1726.

Susanne Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 28th of April 1651. Her godparent was Abraham Allaize. she was married at St. Pierre du Bois Church on the 31st of July 1684 to Pierre Tostevin.

Jean Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 22nd of January 1653. he had two godparents - Abraham Martel and Nicolas Brouard. He was married at St. Saviour Church on the 3rd of August 1682 to Anne Ronchin.

Nicolas Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 30th of January 1659. He was married there on the 23rd of November 1682 to Sara Bichard.

William Thoraude was born in 1661 at Les Lorier.

Jeammes Thoraude and Marthe Breton had eight children :-

Abraham Thoraude baptised at St. Pierre du Bois Church in 1634. He was married in 1659 to Rachel Massy.

Thomas Thoraude baptised at St Saviour Church on the 20th of September 1635. His godparent was his grandfather Jean Breton des Moulins. He was buried at st. Saviour Churchyard on the 4th of October 1684. He was married at St. Saviour Church on the 7th of November 1658 to Marie Le Raie. She died in 1665. Thomas remarried at St. Saviour Church on the 25th of February 1668 to Marie De La Mare. She was born in 1635 and was buried on the 4th of October 1684.

Jeames Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 7th of May 1637. His godprent was Nicolas Thoraude. Jeames was very probably an infant mortality.

Marthe Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 2nd of July 1643. Her godparent was Nicolas Thoraude. She was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 2nd of July 1709. She married Jeammes Gallienne.

Nicolas Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 15th of May 1645. His godprent was Jeames Le Messurier, the son of Jeames Le Messurier. He was married at St. Saviour Church on the 26th of November 1674 to Sara Hamon.

Marie Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 30trh of March 1651. her godparent was Nicolas Blondel, the son of Thomas Blondel.

Jeammes Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 11th of April 1652. His godparent was Hellier Blondel, the son of Abraham Blondel. He was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 27th of April 1653 aged just two weeks.

Jeammes Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 24th of July 1653. His godparent was Nicolas allez, the son of Nicolas Allez. He was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 18th of February 1660 aged just six years seven months.

Jean Thoraude and Rachel De Garis had Eight children :-

Nicolas Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 21st of March 1646. Her godparent was Nicolas Thoraude. She was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 18th of September 1647. He was an infant mortality.

Rachel Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 30th of July 1647. Her godparent was Pierre De Garis.

Nicolas Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 1st of December 1650. his godprent was hisd uncle Charles Thoraude. He was buried in St. Saviour Churchyard on the 4th of November 1651. An infant mortality.

Nicolas Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 5th of December 1652. his godparent was Nicolas Le Huray, the son of Jean Le Huray. he was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 22nd of December 1652 aged just two weeks.

Jean Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 17th of December 1653. He was buried at St. Saviour Churchyard on the 11th of November 1726. He was married at St. Saviour Church on the 3rd of February 1680 to Marie Le Telier, the daughter of Thomas Le Telier and Marie Martel. She was baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 12th of April 1658 and was buried there on the 7th of March 1728.

Susanne Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 16th of November 1656 and buried there on the 14th of December 1656 aged just one month.

Susanne Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 16th of May 1658 and buried there on the 26th of May 1684 aged 26 years.

Pierre Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 10th of October 1661. His godparent was Abraham Simon.

Jeammes Thoraude baptised at St. Saviour Church on the 11th of February 1666. His godparents were Jean Mollet and Abraham Thoraude. He was married at St. Pierre du Bois Church on the 1st of December 1675 to Anne Le Ray.

THE FOURTH LINE OF TORODE DESCENT

Of the offspring of Jean Thoraude born circa 1520 at Les Lorier in St Saviour his eldest son was Jean Thoraude born circa 1550 at Les Lorier in St Saviour. There is no record of his marriage, but there are three children as follows :-

Jean Thoraude born circa 1580. Married on the 26th of June at St Saviour Church to Marie De Garis who was the veuve (widow) of Nicolas De Garis du Rouvets in St Saviour. Les Rouvets was to stay in the Torode family for over 350 years.

Nicolas Thoraude born circa 1585. He was buried in St Saviour Churchyard on the 18th of September 1647. He was married at St saviour Church on the 28th of November 1615 to Jeanne Bonamy du St Pierre du Bois.

Jeanne Thoraude born circa 1590 was married at St Saviour Church on the 12th of May 1625 to Pierre Chivret.

The children of Jean Thoraude and Marie De Garis :-

Collette Thoraude was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 27th of November 1623. Her godparent was Jean De Garis the son if Nicolas De Garis.

Jean Thoraude was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 12th of December 1625. His godparent was Nicolas Thoraude. There is no record of his marriage, but their is one for a son.

Marie Thoraude was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 9th of May 1633. Her godparent was Nicolas De Garis.

The son of Jean Thoraude baptised on the 12th of December 1625 :-

Jean Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 24th of July 1653. He was married at St Saviour Church on the 8th of May 1671 to Elizabeth Le Roi. This surname may be a misprint of Le Ray. She was baptised at St Pierre du Bois Church on the 22nd of July 1658.

The children of Jean Torode and Elizabeth Le Roi :-

Jean Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 25th of September 1681. His godparent was Nathaniel Le Ray. He was buried at St Saviour Churchyard on the 23rd of July 1751 aged 71 years. There were two marriages. He was first married at St Saviour Church on the 13th of May 1728 to Judith Torode. She died in the delivery of their twins in 1735. He was then remarried at St Andrews Church on the 17th of April 1743 to Rachel Roland, the daughter of Guilleaume Roland and Judy Martel. She was baptised at St Andrews Church on the 12th of October 1718. She was buried at St Saviour Churchyard on the 14th of November 1797.

Children from the first marriage of Jean Torode to Judith Torode :-

Judith Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 22nd of September 1729. Her godparents were Nicols Gallienne, Marie Torode, and Esther Gallienne. She was married in 1749 to Jean Marquis.

Jean Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 24th of September 1732. His godparents were Nicolas Gallienne, and Jean Torode.

Marie Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 23rd of August 1735. She was one of twins.

Thomas Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 23rd of August 1735. He was one of twins.

There is no further mention of the twins.

Children from the second marriage of Jean Torode to Rachel Roland :-

Judith Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 22nd of September 1743. Her godparents were Helier De Jersey, Maria Roland(aunt), Susanne Le Prevost. She was married at St Saviour Church on the 14th of February 1765 to Nicolas Priaulx.

Abraham Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 2nd of February 1745. His godparents were Guillaume Roland (uncle, Thomas Duquemin, and Susanne Le Prevost. He was buried at St Saviour Churchyard on the 4th of January 1784. He was married at St Saviour Church on the 19th of July 1775 to Marie Robin.

William Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 23rd of December 1748. His godparents were William Torode, Jean Noel, and Susanne Le Prevost. He was married at St Saviour Church on the 6th of July 1775 to Rachel De La Rue, the daughter of Guillaume De La Rue and Elizabeth Le Poidevin. She was baptised on the 24th of October 1749.

Charles Torode was baptised at St Saviour Church on the 20th of May 1750. His godparents were Jean De Garis, Susanne Le Prevost, and Jeanne De Garis. He was married at St Saviour Church on the 15th of May 1773 to Sussanne De Garis.

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