Carrel family page
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Origin of surname
This name is derived from the ancient French quarel relating to archery terms.
The Carrel family has been present in Jersey since at least the mid 16th century. It is likely that the three family lines in the tree below share a common ancestry in the island, but this cannot be proved.
- Descendants of Thomas Carrel
- Descendants of Pierre Carrel
- Descendants of Bastion Carrel
- Descendants of Estienne Carrel
- Descendants of Moise Carrel NEW
Great War service
- Carrel's Temperance Hotel, a family business on Gorey Pier
- Edmund Carrel was a newspaper publisher at 13 Broad Street in the 1860s and also a Centenier
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Centenier Edmund Carrel, joint proprietor of the Jersey Express and Channel Islands Advertiser
Raymond Gordon Carrel, born at Cerrel's Temperance Hotel, Gorey, later the Seascale, in 1927. Most of his childhood years were spent in Guernsey, where he was raised by adoptive parents, Daniel and Alice LeCheminant. His mother, Lydia, having died of tuberculosis when he was only two years old. Philip, his father, was a builder, having served in the Merchant Navy previously, and was unable to look after Raymond, although he did manage to keep Gerald, the oldest of the children, and Daphne, the youngest. Before the German Occupation of the Channel Islands, Raymond was evacuated to the UK. He was sent to Glasgow, where he had no relatives, and was placed with strangers, siblings Paul and Bessie Jack, who had a small holding in Peel Glen, close to Bearsden. They moved to another holding in Hardgate, close to Clydebank, shortly after. The Jacks were pig breeders, and although Raymond had to work hard for them during his period of attachment, he spoke fondly of Bessie, and kept in touch with her for years. He served his national service with the Pay Corps, and he was in Edinburgh for a short time, before being posted to Palestine.
Raymond Carrel was the son of Philip John Carrel, born in Guernsey in 1895, and Lydia Eunice, nee Carre, also from Guernsey. He married Janet McMeeking (1927-2010) in Knightswood, Dunbartonshire, in 1953, and their son Gordon was born the following year. He died in 1999, but three other children are still living. Raymond died in 1984
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