Touet family page
Philip Touet and Mary, nee Le Rossignol. Philip was the son of Elias and Mary Sorsoleil. He and Mary moved to Quebec and then Iowa and had four children, three girls and a boy, before moving to Cordova Bay on Vancouver Island. They were the first settlers in Cordova bay. Phillippe was a farmer/carpenter. They both died in 1920.
Of their three daughters Mary Jane Touet married Samuel Stockand. He was the first white male born on Vancouver Island. His father was from Orkney Islands. He emigrated on the Norman Morison to work for the Hudson Bay Company. The other two daughters married two brothers from Jersey, named Jeune. Their son, who did not marry, ran a farm in Cordova bay
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Origins of name
Although we are by no means certain, having failed to find a specific reference to 'Touet', it would appear from the alternative spellings which have been known in Jersey that it is synonymous with 'Thues/Thuez', names found in the north of France and Belgium, forms of 'Thuet', a diminuitive of the Germanic personal names Thuard or Thuault, which have as their root theud (= peuple).
The dates attached to the various spellings found in island documents indicate that this is a family name long established in Jersey, well before the first baptism records in the first decade of the 17th century.
- Touet, 1309
- Thuet, 1528
- Towet, 1309
These wills created by members of the Touet 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
- Richard Touet 29 December 1759 - D/Y/A/10
- Esther Touet of St Clement, desires to be buried in St Clement's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, 24 livres of old French currency 27 November 1852 - D/Y/A/27
- Marie Touet of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 48 livres of French currency, and to the poor of St Saviour, 48 livres of French currency 15 March 1836 - D/Y/A/23
Elias William Touet (1837-1907) emigrated to Quebec and then Iowa, son of Elias and Mary Sorsoleil
Edward Touet (1829-1894) born in St Mary the son of Elias and Mary, nee Sorsoleil, married Mary Anne Sorsoleil (1840-1904) in Quebec and lived at Jersey Cove, Gaspe, before moving to Minnesota