Coutanche family page
Esther Coutanche (1853-1940) who marred Albert Oldridge (1849-1913), with their daughters May Elizabeth, Esther Fanny and Edith Esther
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Origin of Surname
The name is derived from the town of Coutances on the Cotentin peninsular of Lower Normandy. The spires of Coutances Cathedral can be seen from Jersey's east coast.
The family is a relatively latecomer to Jersey, not being found in the 14th Century Assize Rolls and Extentes but first surfacing in the Extente of 1528. The Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 contains two Coutanches.
Jeanne Coutanche, who married Julien Vibert, was born in Jersey in about 1550.
There are very few church records for Coutanche (in its various spellings) before 1608, and records for many marriages in the 17th century have not been found
- Descendants of Pierre Coutanche - 1
- Descendants of Pierre Coutanche (1545)
- Descendants of Pierre Coutanche - 2
- Descendants of Pierre Coutanche - 3
- Descendants of Pierre Coutanche - 4 NEW
- Descendants of Gilles Coutanche
Note: There is an overlap and some disagreement between the above trees, which are included, as provided by different sources
- Descendants of Regnault Coutanche, Trinity family
- Descendants of Gilles Coutanche - 2, Trinity family
- Descendants of Jean Coutanche
- Descendants of Francois Coustances
- Descendants of Jean Coutanche - 2, a different Jean, ancestor of Alexander Coutanche NEW
- Descendants of Noe Coutanche NEW
- Descendants of Noe Coutanche - 2 NEW
Great War service
- Rue Coutanche, Trinity
- Henry Vincent Coutanche was a draper at 17 King Street from 1880 to 1920, and possibly a few years either side
- Elizabeth Coutanche was a dressmaker at 42 King Street in the 1870s ...
- ... Perhaps the same as Eliza Coutanche, who was at 18 Queen Street in the 1850s
- Widowed grocer Ann Coutanche was at 32 Queen Street in the 1860s
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And a card sent to another Miss Coutanche in 1907. Normally the address and date would be sufficient to identify the recipient, but at the time there were three Miss Coutanches living at Clarence House. They were Virginia (1878- ), Eliza Mary (1881- ) and Annie (1883- ) and they were living with their unmarried brother John George (1867- ) and mother Eliza. Eliza was Eliza Boomer, the second wife of John Coutanche (1840- ). He was the son of builder Jean Coutanche and Nancy Cabot, and he became a baker. He married Mary Jane Boomer, sister of George, the first headmaster of La Moye School and founder of La Moye Golf Club, in 1866. John George was born the following year and Mary Jane died in 1869. Widowed John married again in 1871 to Mary Jane's younger sister Eliza, who was the mother of the three sisters. As far as we know none of the three ever married. John George carried on his father's business, working as a baker
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