Descendants of Nicholas Guerdain and Jeanette de Gruchy

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Descendants of Nicholas Guerdain
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There is much confusion about the early members of the Guerdain family who may have been present in Jersey as early as 1430

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This lineage is recorded:

  • 1 Nicholas Guerdain (1430- ) m Jennette Gruchy (1434- )
    • 2 Perrin Guerdain (1462- ) m Perrotte (1467- )
      • 3 Basilia Guerdain (1490- ) m Philippe Le Boutillier of Trinity

Perrin (1490- ) who was the father of Michelle (1520- ) who married Jean Le Breton may have been the son of Perrin above

  • Le Quesne and Dixon's book The de Gruchys of Jersey shows a marriage between Jeanette (abt 1470- ) and Nicolas Guerdain. Jeanette is the sister of Robin, born 1465, who is in turn the son of Matthieu (1435- ) and Marguerite Poingdestre. No other Jeanette is shown in the book.

However this lineage is also recorded:

  • 1 Nicholas Guerdain (1516- ) of St Martin m Jeanette de Gruchy (1520- )
    • 2 Denis Guerdain (1542- ) Trinity
    • 2 Michel Guerdain (1549- ) m Catherine Coutanche (1552-1621) d of Romyen
      • 3 Michel Guerdain (1567-1600) m Martha Stocall (1567- ) d of Aaron and Pauline Bertram
        • 4 Pauline Guerdain (1599-1654) m Noe Noel
    • 2 Perrin Guerdain (1551- )
    • 2 Miss Guerdain (1553- )

In some references Nicholas's wife is shown as Jeannette Gruchy but it seems likely that she was a de Gruchy and that the Nicholas Guerdain shown in these two lineages is one and the same person, and that the truth about his dates lies somewhere between the two.

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