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- Villa Waldegrave
- Waldegrave Villa - shown in the 1901 census, together with Waldegrave
Route de La Haule, St Brelade
Type of property
Mid-19th century coastal house
No recent transactions
Families associated with the property
- Briard: This was the home in and before 1870, of Felix Briard, partner in Messrs. Orange and Briard, Jersey merchants and shipowners in the Pacific trade.  In 1901 potato merchant  Ernest Briard (1860- ) and his wife Maud Irene, nee de Gruchy (1865-1953), were living at Waldegrave with their children Phyllis (1887-1963), Laurence (1890-1955), Augusta Violet (1894-1950) and John (1900-1919). They had a governess, housemaid and cook. The Briard family moved in 1905 to Bulwark House, St Aubin, where two houses were merged into one, with elevated, sweeping views of St Aubin`s Bay. Waldegrave was then let to various tenants. Laurence Briard eventually inherited the property. He was by then a Commander in the Indian Navy (Royal Indian Marine), was married, but childless, so on retiring to the Hamble, the property was sold
- Le Cronier: The 1901 census shows merchant George Francis Le Cronier living at adjoining Waldegrave Villa with his second wife Charlotte Elizabeth de Putron Tardif (1864- ), the adopted daughter of Jurat Peter Briard, and his children by his first marriage to Rosa Briard, Edith (1880- ) and George Lerrier (1881-1946)]], with two servants
- Le Riche: In 1941 Alfred John Philip Le Riche (1872-1911) and his wife Millie Apslet, née Le Brocq (1879-1967) were living here
Historic Environment Record entry
A fine example of a mid-19th century detached house, elaborately ornamented, retaining many original features.
Two-storey, four-bay house with entrance wing set back to west, and rusticated stucco wing to east, with crenelated parapet.
Ground floor French windows. Verandah supported on iron columns.
Notes and references
- ↑ The British Press & Jersey Times Royal Almanac, (1870), 228
- ↑ His father`s firm, Orange and Briard, had been major 19th century Jersey merchants and shipowners. The 1873 international trade depression leading to banking disasters in Jersey and elsewhere, nearly ruined this firm. They cut the size of their fleet and started using chartered vessels. As a result, they survived the next wave of bank crashes in 1886. Their business required, though, a new staple with which to trade. The discovery by de la Haye of the `Royal Jersey Fluke` led to the birth of the Potato Merchant. Orange and Briard adapted and survived