Descendants of James Renouf

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Descendants of James Renouf
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This tree was submitted to us in 2021 with the claim that it corrects previous assumptions about the ancestry of Pierre (gen 4). There seems to be no dispute that he married Elizabeth Romeril at St Lawrence in 1739, but two existing Jerripedia trees show him as having Jersey parents - Pierre Renouf (1679-1741) and Jeanne Le Bas (1680- ). Descendants of Jean Renouf of Guernsey, which takes his ancestry further back than Descendants of Pierre Renouf son of Jean claims that he is ultimately descended from Guernsey Renoufs.

There were three Pierre Renoufs born in Jersey in 1714, one in St Ouen and two in St Helier. It is one of the latter two, the son of Pierre and Jeanne, nee Le Bas, who has previously been shown as marrying Elizabeth Romeril. But this new tree shows Pierre as not being any of the three, but as born in Guernsey and moving to Jersey before his marriage.

At the moment we have no idea which version to believe, and would welcome any help which researchers into these early Renouf generations can provide. We have confidence in most of the later Jersey generations of this tree (although there are errors of detail which give cause for concern) but cannot pass judgment on the early ones, in the absence of any online records for Guernsey.

The tree has the appearance of being well researched, but crucially lacks any evidence of Pierre (1714- ) being born in Guernsey. It conflicts with a tree researched by Mark Boleat, whose work we fully respect, which shows Pierre born in Jersey in about 1714, the son of Pierre and Jeanne, nee Le Bas, but does not take the ancestry any further back

The tree also lacks full dates for Guernsey births/baptisms and the number of siblings shown as born in the same year in generations 2 and 4 is suspicious

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  • 1 James Renouf (1634-1696+) (St Peter Port, Gsy) m Marie Girard (1635- )
    • 2 Marthe Renouf (1655- ) (Gsy)
    • 2 Lorence Renouf (1655- )
    • 2 Anne Renouf (1657- )
    • 2 Jeanne Renouf (1659-1662)
    • 2 Pierre Renouf (1661-1734) (Gsy) m (1684, Gsy) Perotine Le Pelletier (1664-1734)
      • 3 Anne Renouf (1685- )
      • 3 Simon Renouf (1688-1740) m (1708, Gsy) Elizabeth Fallaize (1690- ) daughter of Jean (1670- ) and Collette, nee Dolbel (1670- )
        • 4 Marthe Renouf (1710-1710)
        • 4 Anne Renouf (1711- )
        • 4 Sara Renouf (1714- )
        • 4 Pierre Renouf (1714-1792) m (1739, St L) Elizabeth Romeril (1718- ) (St H) daughter of Richard and Sara Romeril
          • 5 Thomas Renouf (1750-1830) (St H) m (1779, St H) Rachel Luce (1753- ) daughter of Francois (1720- ) and Rachel, nee Canivet (1730- )
            • 6 Thomas Renouf (1780-1848) (St H) m (1805, St H) Ann Billot (1780-1856) [1]
              • 7 Anne Marie Renouf (1805- ) (St Mt)
              • 7 Thomas Philippe Renouf (1807-1878) (St Mt) m (1829, St Nt) Elizabeth Beaugie (1807-1870) daughter of Josue (1768-1847) and Marie, nee Noel (1781- )
                • 8 Elizabeth Marie Renouf (1830- ) (St Mt)
                • 8 Thomas Philip Renouf (1831- ) (St Mt) m (1855, St S) Rachel Jeune (1835- )
                  • 9 Alice Renouf (1856- ) (St Mt)
                  • 9 Thomas James Renouf (1858- ) (St Mt) m (1887, St Mt) Susan Blampied (1864- )
                    • 10 Susan Renouf (1888- ) (St Mt)
                    • 10 Alice Renouf (1890- ) (St Mt)
                    • 10 Thomas Renouf (1893- ) (St Mt)
                    • 10 Anna Renouf (1897- ) (St Mt)
                    • 10 Herbert James Renouf (1903- ) (St Mt)
                  • 9 Seline Renouf (1860- ) (St Mt)
                  • 9 Mabel Renouf (1871- ) (St Mt)
                • 8 Ann Elizabeth Renouf (1835- ) (St Mt)
                • 8 Philippe Thomas Renouf (1835-1911) (St Mt)
                • 8 Matilda Delia Renouf (1839- ) (St Mt)
                • 8 Amelie Esther Renouf (1841-1921) (St Mt)
              • 7 Marie Susanne Renouf (1809-1888) (St Mt)
              • 7 Douce Renouf (1811-1887) (St Mt)
              • 7 Philippe Renouf (1813-1900) (St Mt)
              • 7 Elizabeth Renouf (1814-1892) (St Mt)
              • 7 Dilly Renouf (1816-1849) (St Mt)
              • 7 Esther Renouf (1818-1891) (St Mt)
              • 7 Jean Renouf (1822-1888) (St Mt)
            • 6 Philippe Renouf (1787-1878) (St H)
            • 6 Elizabeth Renouf (1789- ) (St H) m Jean Martin (1775- )
            • 6 Jean Renouf (1792- ) (St H)
            • 6 Susanne Rachel Renouf (1794- ) (St H)
            • 6 Anne Renouf (1796- ) (St H)
            • 6 Francois Renouf (1798-1855) (St H)
        • 4 Simon Renouf (1721- )
      • 3 Judith Renouf (1691- )
    • 2 Sephora Renouf (1664-1668)
    • 2 Josue Renouf (1664- )

Notes and references

  1. Probably born in St Martin, the daughter of Philippe and Rachel, nee Bellot
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