Terrebonne

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Grouville:

Terrebonne


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Terrebonne bears the datestone on the right, 17 CAB IF 78, which represents Clement Aubin and his wife Jeanne Falle.

It is known that Clement and Jeanne were married in Grouville in 1761, and that Clement was born in 1741, the son of Clement and Sara Neel. However, his ancestry beyond there is in some doubt. We have several conflicting family trees on our Aubin page, and the father of Clement snr here is variously shown as Philippe, Thomas or another Clement. We have not been able to find a marriage record for Clement and Sara Neel, and are still working to try to resolve the anomalies in the trees.

Terrebonne is shown in Old Jersey Houses [1] as being in Rue du Puits, but the current address is given as Ville es Phillippes, which is the general area surrounding Rue du Puits.

It is not clear whether the 1778 datestone marks the construction of this house, but it is believed to be of similar vintage. The main bedroom has its end wall completely panelled in a style which could be as late as 1778. Extra ground floor rooms were added in about 1820 and the dower wing is dated 1825.

The house adjoins a private lane, Ruelle de Ravenel, which may either be a reference to wallflowers growing there, or to the surname Raveney, which is found in 17th century records.

Notes and references

  1. OJH II, 197
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