Descendants of Helier Benest

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  • 1 Hélier Benest (1590?- ) (Tr) m Priscille Nicolle [1]
    • 2 Elie Bisson (1620?- )
    • 2 Jean Bisson (1623?- )
    • 2 Thomasse Benest (1625- ) m Philippe Gruchy
    • 2 Philippe Benest (1629-8/1716) (Tr) [2] m Marthe Gruchy
      • 3 Philippe Benest (1664- ) m unknown
        • 4 Philippe Benest (1704-1705)
        • 4 Sara Benest (1708- )
        • 4 Jeanne Benest (1711- )
      • 3 Elie Benest (1665- ) [3]
      • 3 Marthe Benest (1667-1747) [4] m (1687?) Jean Bisson son of Jean, Advocate
      • 3 Marie Benest (1669-4/1712) m (1701, Tr) Aaron Bisson [5]
      • 3 Jeanne Benest (1670-1683?)
      • 3 Thomas Benest (1670- ) twin brother
      • 3 Edouard Benest (1672- ) living 1697, a godfather [6]
      • 3 Elizabeth Benest (1674- ) m Jean Coutanche [7]
      • 3 Jean Benest (1676- )
      • 3 Jeanne Benest (1684- )
    • 2 Hélier Benest (1635?- ) m unknown
      • 3 Jean Benest (1668- )
      • 3 Sara Benest (1672- )

Notes and references

  1. R.P.18/151 (1666): Jean Benest, Hélier Benest, Philippe Benest and Thomasse Benest, wife of Philippe Gruchy, children of Hélier Benest and of Priscille Nicolle, sell to Elie Benest, the eldest son and principal heir, their share of the inheritance
  2. The register states Philippe Benest died aged "about 88"
  3. Godfather: Olivier Gruchy [uncle] and his wife
  4. R.P.29/16 (1712): Marthe Benest, wife of Jean Bisson, Aaron Bisson tutor of his children in right of his late wife Marie Benest, Elizabeth Benest, wife of Jean Coutanche, all three being daughters of Philippe Benest senior (who was present and consenting) and Philippe Benest junior.."their elder brother", divide and agree between them a partage
  5. Aaron Bisson, bereaved with three small children, married secondly in July 1712 at St Laurence, Marie Benoit (in this case, Benest) "of Trinity", as was he. She was his late wife`s relative, the daughter of Charles Benest and Collette Romeril
  6. Edouard or a brother of his probably married Priscille Le Marinel of St John. She was godmother of Marie Bisson, daughter of Aaron and Marie Benest, his wife, and was described as the infant`s aunt. This relationship was not paternal
  7. Jean Coutanche and Elizabeth Benest, his wife, (see note above), were godparents in 1704 to Elizabeth`s nephew, Philippe Benest. In 1712, Jean Coutanche was named in a sale of part of the Benest inheritance, together with Marthe Benest, sister of Elizabeth, and wife of Jean Bisson: L/C/388/A1/2 at the Jersey Archive
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