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  • 1 Philippe de Gruchy (1741-1804) [1] m (1766, St S) Elizabeth Le Geyt d of Abraham of Pigneaux and Anne Alexandre [2]
    • 2 Philippe de Gruchy (1767-1831) [3] m (1789, St S) Elizabeth Binet d of Edouard of Trinity and Elizabeth Binet [4]
      • 3 Philippe de Gruchy (1789- )
      • 3 Moïse de Gruchy (1791-1814?) [5]
      • 3 Abraham de Gruchy (1793- ) [6]
      • 3 Jean de Gruchy (1796- )
      • 3 Edouard de Gruchy (1798-1835) [7]
      • 3 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1801-1874) m (1835, St H) Thomas de Gruchy (1803- ) [8]
      • 3 Elie de Gruchy (1803-1866) [9] m (1843, St H) Jeanne Le Geyt, his cousin, daughter of Philippe, [10] and Rachel de Gruchy
      • 3 Charles de Gruchy (1804-1805)
      • 3 Marie de Gruchy (1806-1851) m (1829, St H) Jean Picot [15]
      • 3 Marguerite de Gruchy (1808-1888) m (1848, St S) François Ahier [16]
      • 3 Anne de Gruchy (1810-1882) m (1830, St Mt) Elie Whitley [17]
    • 2 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1770-1807) m (1789, St S) Philippe Alexandre of Augrès, Trinity [18]
    • 2 Jeanne de Gruchy (1772-1788)
    • 2 Anne de Gruchy (1775-1848)
    • 2 Jean de Gruchy (1776-1788)
    • 2 Elie de Gruchy (1778-1793)
    • 2 Abraham de Gruchy (1780-1864) [19] m (1808, St P) Marie Le Brocq (1784-1867) d of William [20] and Jeanne Le Feuvre of La Hougue
      • 3 William Philippe de Gruchy (1809-1881) [21] m (1837, Camberwell) Louisa Chapman, d and eventual h of Charles William [22] and Louisa Burrell, d of Charles of Denmark Hill, Camberwell [23]
        • 4 William Laurence de Gruchy (1838-1920) [24] m (1864, St Luke) Augusta Chambers Smith [25] d and h of Jabez and Charlotte, née Ward, of Millbrook Lodge, Jersey
          • 5 Maud Irene de Gruchy (1865-1957) [26] m (1886, St B) Ernest Briard (1859-1906) [27]
          • 5 Guy Fortescue Burrell de Gruchy (1867-1940) [28] m (1916, Eng.) Catherine May Miller, [29] younger d and co-h of Henry [30] and Ada Percival Nicholls [31] d of Hawkins, formerly of Toft House, Lincolnshire
            • 6 Philip de Gruchy (1917-1973) [32]
            • 6 Hope May de Gruchy (1918-1995) [33] m (1942, Eng.) William George Moore Dixon [34]
            • 6 Elizabeth Noèmi de Gruchy (1922-2015) m (1949, St B) Hugh Norman Bellamy [35]
          • 5 Murray Laurence de Gruchy (1868-1868)
          • 5 Violet Augusta de Gruchy (1872-1884)
        • 4 Philippe Henry de Gruchy (1843-1899) [36] m 1, (1866, St H) Elizabeth Eales Frankum; 2, (1875, St S) Emma Elizabeth Le Quesne d of William [37]
          • 5 Hugh Laurence de Gruchy (1876-1880)
          • 5 Reginald Frankum de Gruchy (1877-1949) B.A. (Lond.) [38] m (1921, Wilts.) May Rawlins d of Alfred and Fanny, née Moore, of Figheldean, Wiltshire
            • 6 Philip Hugh de Gruchy (1922-2009) [39] m Jane Doreen Parsons Jolly d of Sir Gordon Jolly, KCIE, KHP, IMS [40]
            • 6 Vincent John de Gruchy (1925- ) [41] m (1955, Wokingham) Pamela M. Wheeldon, d of Douglas Parker (descendants in female lines in England)
          • 5 Louise Hilda de Gruchy (1878-1964) [42]
          • 5 Vera Maud de Gruchy (1881-1949) [43]
      • 3 Marie Anne de Gruchy (1811-1817)
      • 3 Philippe de Gruchy (1813-1889) [44]
      • 3 Jean de Gruchy (1816-1862)
      • 3 George de Gruchy (1819-1893) B.A. (Oxon) [45] m (1851, Eng.) Mary Anne Burrill d of John of Masham, Yorkshire
        • 4 George John de Gruchy (1853-1875) [46]
        • 4 Henry de Gruchy (1854-1934) [47] m (1888, Montgomery) Harriet E. C. Monck d of George Gustavus, J.P. and of Harriet Horne d of Sir William, [48]
          • 5 George Henry Adrian de Gruchy (1889-1889)
          • 5 Beatrice Harriet de Gruchy (1891- ) m (1926, Eng.) Revd. Harold Lucas [49]
          • 5 Henry Eustace Bligh de Gruchy (1897-1981) M.C. [50] m (1934, Ceylon) Barbara Beanke of Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A. [51]
        • 4 Mary Louisa de Gruchy (1856-1936) m (1881, Eng.) John Bligh Monck (1855-1918) [52]
        • 4 Elizabeth Lucinda de Gruchy (1857- ) m (1898, Eng.) Kerchever Tillyard (issue a daughter)
        • 4 Charles William de Gruchy (1860-1944) [53] m (1903, Eng.) Maria Sybil Watkins ( -1931) d of Lewis Powell (no issue)
        • 4 Constance Annie de Gruchy (1861-1957, Ind.) [54] m (1894, Bombay) John Sempill Lambert [55]
          • 5 Constance Joyce Lambert (1896- ) unmarried
          • 5 Denis de Gruchy Lambert (1900-1994) [56] m (1934) Mary Gwendoline ffolliott-Powell d of Atherton, Colonel [57]
        • 4 Herbert Burrill de Gruchy (1864-1864)
        • 4 Herbert James Burrill de Gruchy (1865-1866)
        • 4 Alice Frances de Gruchy (1867-1867)
      • 3 Thomas de Gruchy (1821-1822)
    • 2 Matthieu de Gruchy (1783-1787)
    • 2 Charles de Gruchy (1784-1788)
    • 2 Matthieu de Gruchy (1789-1866) [58] m 1 (1811, St S) Françoise Le Cappelain d of Jean of St Peter; 2 (1826, London) Hannah Bateman
      • 3 Matthieu de Gruchy (1814-1851) [59] m (1847, St H) Jane Eliza Le Capelain d and h of François of St Helier and Jeanne Cabot
        • 4 William de Gruchy (1850-1937) [60]
      • 3 Mary de Gruchy (1817- ) m (1843, St H) Daniel Norman [61]

Notes and references

  1. of Maufant Farm, St Saviour
  2. Of Longueville, St Saviour
  3. Philippe bought a house and land in 1803 to the north of Maufant Farm and incorporated the land into that inherited by him in 1804, as eldest son, on his father`s death. This was described in 1851, as totalling 45 vergées. He also bought in 1824, the house adjoining, and to the south of, the nearby Calvinist Chapel. In addition to property owning, Philippe may have been one of the two master mariners of this name living at the start of the 19th century, and therefore co-owner of the 60 ton sloop, Young Eliza, which was lost in January 1809 off La Tour de Rozel
  4. Of Les Côtils, Rozel, Trinity
  5. Died abroad, no issue
  6. Died abroad. Abraham, who was of St Saviour and nephew of A. de Gruchy, was Almoner of St Saviour, 1822-3, but disappears from his parish shortly afterwards. The family`s neighbour, Jeanneton Beaugié, having given birth out of wedlock to a son she named Abraham de Gruchy (1824-1843), may have had something to do with this. From his father's partage in 1833, it is evident that Abraham had died by then, without [lawful] issue. This applied also to his brothers Philippe, Moise and Jean
  7. Heir of his father (1832); unmarried
  8. Vingtenier of Maufant, 1856-
  9. Of Laurel Lands, Maufant (1844). He was a Master Mariner, being employed on ships owned by François Hocquard of Jersey. Marriage in 1843 led to his retirement, the following year, from the sea. Despite being a sixth son, Elie inherited all of his late father`s land, being the heir in 1839 of his brother Edouard, the fifth son. He built in 1844 Laurel Lands, the choice of name marking his political allegiance, on a field he owned on the east side of the Maufant main road. In 1848, he bought from his brother-in-law, François Ahier, the adjoining farm, with its twenty-six vergées. He thus owned, with his late father`s forty-five vergées, seventy-one vergées of farmland. He was in 1864 a Rates Assessor but his death two years later, curtailed his municipal career. A photograph of him, seated, with his son Elie Philippe standing behind the chair, shows him to have been a stocky man of medium height
  10. Master Mariner
  11. OV, B.en Sc. (Caen); a medical student. He died from an illness contracted when furthering his studies at the Sorbonne, before becoming a doctor. A photograph of him, in the album of the late Miss Maud Ogier, his niece, shows him to have been a tall, thin, young man
  12. Engraved on the north extension of La Maitrerie, Queruée, St Martin: 18 TG:JM de G 92
  13. Deputy of St Martin, 1890-95. Issue: Louisa Jane Gaudin (eldest daughter and heir) m Walter Arthur Stocker of The Cedars, Flicquet; Lieut-Colonel RMIJ, commanding the Jersey contingent, 1915, Flanders; and Lydia Madge Gaudin m Walter Collis Gruchy of Bishopstown, Trinity
  14. Solicitor, Capt RJM
  15. Of Retreat Farm, Maufant
  16. Of Maufant. There was no issue of this, his second, marriage
  17. Of La Haie Fleurie, St Martin. Owner and master of the cutters Anne and Eliza, (1836-51) and Brilliant (1840- )
  18. Parents of Philippe and Charles Alexandre, Master Mariners and shipowners: see "Carré and Alexandre", Shipowners 1832-1852
  19. Founder of A de Gruchy and Company (1810); Banker's Agent (1825-1841-); Banker, (1864: National Probate Calendar), Merchant and shipowner in the Canadian fisheries, (1827-1854)
  20. Of The Yews, St Peter, Procureur du Bien Public, 1804
  21. Merchant (as above, 1854-1881) and Banker (1863-1881); Partner in De Gruchy, Renouf, Clément and Company of Newfoundland and Jersey (1863-1881), whose fleet consisted, in 1877, of twenty-three vessels, totalling 1,496 tons. Apart from his native Norman language, he was trilingual, having learnt, when a boy in the 1820s from Spanish Constitutional exiles, their language, in which he was fluent. As much of his shipping firm`s business was with Spanish America, this was a considerable asset. He was one of the original backers of the Jersey Eastern Railway Company and was Constable of St Saviour, 1872-1878
  22. Of Camberwell, Surrey, Stockbroker (1818), formerly Marine Insurance Broker (1809) at Lloyd`s Coffee House, which became eventually Lloyd`s of London. A talk by the author of these notes, entitled Our First Englishwoman, (Louisa Chapman), was delivered to the Channel Islands Family History Society on the 27th February 2012 and summarised by Frank Le Blancq in The Journal, (C.I.F.H.S.), Number 134, Volume IX, April 2012, 200-201. The subject included biographical sketches of members of the Burrell family of London, and of the "First Englishwoman`s" grandmaternal family, Richardson of London. Members of the latter family had been employed almost continuously from 1754 until 1948 in India, in the Honourable East India Company`s Service and the Indian Army, two attaining the rank of general
  23. Founder of the City of London auction house, Charles Burrell and Sons (1782)
  24. Barrister-at-Law (Gray`s Inn), Antiquary and Banker, Captain RJM, Constable of St Helier, Jurat, Co-Founder, Société Jersiaise. His collated and annotated edition of the French and Latin texts of L`Ancienne Coutume de Normandie was published in 1881, and was for many years the standard text book for students of Jersey law. He was the author of papers on various other learned subjects. See Balleine, G.R., A Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, (Staples Press (1948)), 205-6
  25. Authoress of two novels, Lalage (1876) and Octavia`s Lovers (1880) and of a volume of verse, Under the Hawthorn (1893). The de Gruchy and Briard connection with the Fortescues was derived from Augusta`s Huntingdonshire family
  26. Of Bulwark House, St Aubin. Maud also inherited in 1897 Millbrook Lodge, near Mont Félard, which had been built for her maternal grandfather in 1864 on former dune land, with sea views to the south, over St Aubin`s Bay. This she sold in 1921
  27. OV; Capt RJMA
  28. Seigneur de Noirmont, Medieval historian of Jersey; Constable of St Brelade and Jurat. President and Benefactor of La Société Jersiaise; Ornithologist. See Balleine, G.R., A Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, (Staples Press (1948)), 198-9
  29. For some details of the de Gruchys` life during the German Occupation, see Noirmont Manor
  30. Twin brother of Sir Francis Norie Miller, Bart. of Cleeve; Liberal National M.P. for Perth and Justice of the Peace. Both of the latter`s sons fought in the Great War, one being killed in action and the other, a Captain in The Black Watch, winning a Military Cross. The family was connected by marriage to Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kandahar, VC, the British Commander-in-Chief during the South African War. His great-nephew, Mrs de Gruchy`s cousin, Sir Euan Miller, KCB, DSO, MC, was the family`s most successful soldier. He served in the Great War, commanded the 2nd Battalion, (60th) King`s Royal Rifle Corps at the Siege of Calais (1940), was ADC to King George VI, 1946-1948, commanded a division in Hanover, 1948-1949 and was Chief of Staff, Middle East Land Forces, 1949-51, before becoming Military Secretary at the War Office
  31. Grand-daughter of William Percival (1778-1849) FRCS of Northampton, who was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons on the creation of the Fellowship, in 1843. A cousin was the unfortunate G.O.C. Malaya, who surrendered Singapore, in February 1942
  32. He served in the Army Pay Corps during WW11, before settling in Nottingham. He had a flair for languages, principally French and Spanish, but did not enjoy speaking them. He undertook, though, translation work at the time of the United Kingdom`s preparations for entering the Common Market. He was an able writer of short stories, but was considerably hindered by a degree of autism and lifelong, chronic asthma. He never married
  33. Dame de Noirmont. Educated at Godolphin and the Jersey Ladies College, she was a Civil Defence Light Rescue Squad (Mechanised Transport Corps) ambulance driver in Lambeth during the Blitz of London. Her worst memory was helping to extricate dismembered bodies of small children from the ruins of a bombed junior school and then having to drive them all to a mortuary. After the blitz, she was a W.R.N.S. driver at Dover, when her windscreen was blown out by enemy gunfire. She refused a replacement on the grounds that without one, "it cannot be blown out again." Hope was a poetess, whose work is intended eventually for publication
  34. Major, The Sherwood Foresters. For brief details of `Bill` Dixon`s army career and for the history of a section of his family, see https://www.maturin.org.uk/Anne-Johnston-1753/
  35. Lt-Colonel, Border Regiment
  36. OV. Co-owner and then Manager, A de Gruchy and Company; Banker (1879-1886); Major, RJM
  37. Of Balmoral Terrace, St Helier
  38. Of Wokingham, Berkshire; Certified Accountant
  39. M.R.C.V.S.; of the Ministry of Agriculture`s College, Wye; formerly Lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Light Infantry, WW2
  40. Lieut-General, IAMS; Director-General, Indian Medical Service
  41. M.I.Mech.E., F.Inst.Pet.; formerly 2nd Lieutenant, REME, WW2, afterwards a Ministry of Defence Research Engineer. John de Gruchy was in 1956, Assistant Experimental Officer, Admiralty Engineering Laboratories and in 1977, was transferred from being Professional and Technology Officer Grade 1, Department of Energy, to the post of Engineering Inspector: The Chartered Engineer, Vol. 3-4, 58 (1956) and Papers by Command, Vol. 14, 4 (House of Commons, 1977), respectively
  42. British Red Cross nurse, 1906, in China, at the International Settlement, Shanghai. Sister, British Red Cross (1914), France; Sister, Queen Alexandra`s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (1915-19), serving in Greece, Egypt and the United Kingdom
  43. Interpreter, League of Nations; Interpreter, Polish Red Cross
  44. Of The Little Grove; Draper, Shipowner (1864-1886) and Banker (1879-1886). His Arms are engraved above the pedestrian entrance at The Little Grove, on the Rue de Haut, St Laurence
  45. Curate of Whilton, Northamptonshire, 1842-53; Rector of Little Bealings, Suffolk, 1854-70; Vicar of Stoke St Milboro, Shropshire, 1871-
  46. Silk Broker in London. Visited Le Brocq cousins farming near Rimouski, Canada, and decided to settle in that country, at Milby, near Lennoxville, Quebec. Killed there in a riding accident; unmarried
  47. Lived in Steyning, Sussex. Intended for the Church, he went instead to sea; Clipper Captain, Sierra Morena, Sierra Blanca, and Sierra Ventana to and from Australia and the Far East - see Jean, J. Stories of Jersey`s Ships, 136-140
  48. UK Attorney-General
  49. Chaplain of Lancing College
  50. Lieutenant, later Captain, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was afterwards Manager, Burma Teak
  51. Settled in the USA (with issue there)
  52. Land Agent, of Trevor House, Chirk. Surviving issue: George Francis Bligh Monck (1885-1963) m (1919, Eng) Marjorie Maud Hesketh daughter of Robert Lemprière Hesketh and Eleanor Irene Lemprière, daughter of William, Seigneur of Rozel; and Henry Gustavus Hamilton Monck (1894-1959) M.C., Captain, King`s Shropshire Light Infantry m (1930, Eng) Ethel Lawford daughter of W.R. Lawford of Chirk
  53. MRCS, LRCP, of Caerlyon, Monmouthshire, MOH; then of Torquay, Devon
  54. After Indian Independence (1947) Connie Lambert, by then a widow, with her unmarried daughter, Joyce, returned to England. After 53 years in India, they "didn`t like it" [England], so returned to India, to live inland in the south-east, at a Mission, where they were for the next ten years paying guests!
  55. Assistant Commissioner, Indian Railways
  56. Lieutenant-Colonel, Scinde Horse and, between 1931-4, ADC to the Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. He was next seconded to the Intelligence Department of the Government of India, in Peshawar, and was I.O. in the Khaisora Operations against, to quote his obituary [The Daily Telegraph, March 7th, 1994], "the notorious Faqr of Ipi". In 1936, Lambert travelled to England to represent his regiment at the Coronation of King George VI. From 1938-1941, he served on the North-West Frontier at Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Razmak, Waziristan and Der Ismail Khan. Following Indian Independence (1947), he was retained by the Indian Government and engaged by them in intelligence work around the Caspian Sea and in Burma. In retirement, back in England, he became a fruit farmer and market gardener at Little Shurdington, between Cheltenham and Gloucester. He was an excellent polo player and had been a big game hunter, both in India and Africa. He was, at the time of his death, aged 93, one of Britain`s only five remaining Indian Cavalry officers
  57. Descendants in England, viz. de Gruchy Lambert
  58. Vingtenier du Douet, St Peter, 1814-7. Builder, Timber dealer and Banker, who fled from his creditors in 1825, going to London. On the 11th January 1815, the St Peter`s Parish Assembly resolved that, regarding the new Presbytery (Rectory), the money needed would be guaranteed by the parish Treasury. Me Matthieu de Gruchy then presented to the Assembly a tender to undertake the building work and to complete it according to architectural plans for the sum of 3000 livres, Cours de France. He is listed among other country bankers, "Banques de la Campagne," in the Almanac du Chronique, 1817-1820, although in Mourant`s Almanach, 1817, the de in his name was missing. In bankruptcy proceedings, the court records show that, apart from another Jersey bank, his principal creditors were mostly relatives who had supported his promising, if youthful, enterprise. In London, he became a cabinet maker. At the time of his second marriage, his first wife was still living
  59. Master Mariner, wrecked on Pacific coast of Nicaragua 1851, murdered near Pueblo Nuevo by bandits, on crossing overland with the ship`s chest to the Caribbean
  60. Settled 1869 in Stafford County, Virginia, USA, farming with his mother and step-father, Captain George Desreaux. Died at Mount Holly, Virginia, USA, unmarried
  61. There was no issue of this, Daniel Norman`s second marriage
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