Grossier

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Grossier family page
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This family goes back to the 16th century or earlier in Jersey and it is not possible to link all the families with the name up to the mid 19th century, when the family appears to die out

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The record of the marriage of Andre Grossier and Philippine Mourand in St Saviour in 1564


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Grossier family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Grossier, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origins of surname

This name originates from marchand de gros, meaning a wholesaler. Alternatively grossier is modern French, but not old French, for 'rude' or 'uncouth'.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey records in 1200, when the "tenementum Grosserii" on the Fief de Bellozanne was mentioned [1]. In 1309, Thomas Grossier was recorded in the Assizes Rolls as having died "at the end of the war, out of the realm". He had held 1 virgate of land of the Abbot of Bellozanne, being no doubt a part of that mentioned above. Alice La Grossere (the feminine form of Le Grossier) took possession and had appropriated the land. Also in 1309, Peter Grossier was a Sermenté for the parish of St John, thus commencing a longstanding association between that parish and the Grossier family [2]. In 1331, Guillaume Grossier was, in his turn, a Sermenté for that parish. The St John family also held land in Trinity, where Jean Grossier was buried prior to 1523. As Nicolas Grossier of St John (see genealogy below) owed pour la sépulture de Johan Grossier an annual charge of one cabot of wheat, Jean was perhaps Nicolas` younger brother or uncle.

Branches of the Grossier family of St John settled in St Mary and St Brelade, among other places. Although the surname became extinct in Jersey during the 18th century, there remain many Islanders descended from the family in female lines.

Variants

  • Grossier
  • Grosser
  • Le Grossier
  • La Grossere

Family records

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Church records

Tips for using these links



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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Grosser family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Catherine Grosser of St Helier, bequeaths to Eleonora Grosser all her property including £548 5s in Government Funds of Consoli Long Annuities 4 March 1847 - D/Y/A/26


Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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References and notes

  1. Cartulaire, 418
  2. Rolls of the Assizes
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