Descendants of Philippe Billot

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Descendants of Philippe Billot


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This tree was added in 2021 by Mike Bisson to show the ancestry and descendants of the Billot family of Holmdale, St Martin. Four generations of the tree were previously shown in two other Billot trees in the website, but it was found that they did not fit there. There is considerable confusion in online trees surrounding the families of two Philippe Billots in the late 18th century. One, born in St Martin in 1770, married Francoise Godfray and their descent through ten children is well documented. The other, at the head of this tree, was born in Trinity in 1771 and married Elizabeth Godfray, possibly Francoise's sister. This Philippe died at sea soon after the birth of their first and only child, also Philippe, and it seems that the child was never baptised. Elizabeth never used her married surname from then on. She built a new house for herself and her son, at a property formerly known as La Gaupette

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  • 1 Philippe Billot (1771-1794) (Tr) [1] m (1793, St S) Elizabeth Godfray (1775-1863, ae 88) (St Mt) daughter of Edmond and Susanne Gruchy
    • 2 Philippe Billot (1794- ) (St Mt) [2] m (1820, St Mt) [3] Douce du Fresne (1802- ) daughter of Philippe du Fresne and Douce Vaudin
      • 3 Philippe Billot (1820- ) (St Mt) [4] m (1844, St Mt) Susanne Le Huquet (c1818- ) daughter of Jean [5] (St Mt)
        • 4 Philippe Billot (1845- ) [6] (St Mt)
        • 4 George Billot (1850- ) (St Mt)
        • 4 Jean Billot (1847- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 George Billot (1822- ) (St Mt) [7]
      • 3 John Billot (1825- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 Mary Anne Billot (1828- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 Elizabeth Billot (1829- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 Thomas Billot (1832- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 Anne Billot (1835- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 Charles Billot (1842-1921) (St Mt) [8] m (1870, St P) Lydia Tourgis (1842-1937) (Tr) daughter of Philippe (1798-1860) [9] and Betthey, nee Gruchy (1799- )
        • 4 Charles Philip Billot (1877- ) (St Mt) [10] m (1902, St Mt) Gertrude May Perchard (1882-1959)
        • 4 Lydia Billot (St Mt)
        • 4 George Philip Billot (1880-1965) (St Mt) O.B.E., Jurat [14] m (1905, St Mt) Ella Rosa Messervy (12/1877-1968) [15] daughter of Philippe (St Mt)
          • 5 Godfray Philip Billot (1906-1977) D.S.O. [16] m (1935) Margaret Baldie (with issue)

Notes and references

  1. Born in Trinity in 1771, but it cannot be established whether he was the son of Josue and Elizabeth Querest or Elie and Susanne Romeril
  2. Proprietor of 30 vergées in 1851: Census, St Martin
  3. 1822 datestone at Holmdale, St Martin
  4. Mariner in 1851, living next door to his parents, siblings and grandmother: Census, St Martin. His wife, Susanne Le Huquet, was a Widow in 1861, living with her father-in-law and mother-in-law at Ville Brée, with her 15 year-old son Philippe, grandson of Philippe and Douce
  5. Cultivator
  6. Godparents: Philippe Billot and Douce du Fresne
  7. Godparents: Philippe du Fresne and Douce Vaudin, his wife, Grandfather and Grandmother of the infant
  8. Of La Chaumière, Ville Brée; Grower
  9. Proprietor
  10. Farmer. Constable of St Martin (1935-1949)
  11. Deputy for St Martin
  12. Farmer. Constable of St Martin (1963-1972); of Ville Brée, St Martin
  13. Farmer
  14. In banking (Credit Lyonnais) in London, becoming by 1939 Assistant Manager at its head office in Lombard Street. Retiring, he returned with his wife to Jersey, where he became Commissioner of Appeal for Income Tax, 1942-1946. In 1945, he was elected Jurat and in 1948, Senator in the reformed Jersey States, in which he headed the Finance Committee. He was appointed Lieutenant-Bailiff in 1949 and was made in 1955 an Officer of..the British Empire (OBE), for his services to the Island: Mary Billot in F.L.M. Corbet (ed.), A Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, Volume 2, (Société Jersiaise, 1998), 36, 37
  15. Of Mayfair, St Martin
  16. Commander, RNR. Mary Billot writes that he first went to sea as an officer cadet on H.M.S. Worcester, the Thames Nautical Training College. He joined the Port Line, gaining his Master`s ticket in 1935, when he moved to the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. As an officer of the Royal Naval Reserve, he was mobilised in 1939 and assigned as gunnery officer to H.M.S. Worcestershire, an armed merchant cruiser. Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in 1940, he was given command of H.M.S. Hartland, on convoy escort duties. With her sister ship H.M.S. Walney, Hartland was given the task of ramming the boom at Oran, prior to the North African landings in November 1942. Walney was sunk but Hartland, repeatedly hit by point-blank fire, which blinded Commander Billot in one eye, smashed a shoulder and caused him to receive a bullet in the leg, rammed the boom successfully as Billot, on hands and knees, said "I am going through", ordering full speed ahead. Officers and crew, including the wounded, were given the command to abandon ship, before Billot finally lowered himself painfully by his one good arm into one of the ship`s boats. They were then captured by the Vichy French and imprisonned, before being released by advancing United States forces. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1943 for his "outstanding bravery and enterprise..". His injuries prevented him from receiving a further command, but he was naval control service officer (Ramsgate) until 1947. After the war, he rejoined Canadian Pacific Steamships, eventually becoming the company`s Marine Superintendent, Liverpool: Mary Billot, op. cit.
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