Descendants of Roger du Costil

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Descendants of Roger du Costil
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The surname du Costil means "hillside" in Norman French. The family has lived in St Clement from at least 1309, probably always at the property now called Maitland, which is situated at the foot of the adjoining hillside. It is therefore quite feasible that the surname was formed in situ. Guille du Costil (1400?- ) is the earliest member of the family from whom a definite descent has been traced. The connection with earlier generations featured, is speculative. The genealogy was extracted from local court records and early surviving deeds by the Rev J A Messervy and Miss Julia Marett of La Haule. Joan Stevens and Jean Arthur conducted further research, published in ABSJ, 1970, 151-7. To their results have been added discoveries in the Extentes of 1528 and 1607. The final outcome was added to the site in 2018 by Guy Dixon. As with any trees this early, all dates are approximate

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  • 1 Roger du Costil (1270?- ) son of John, and John du Costil (1270?- ) son of Guillaume, lived in St Clement in 1309. One of these perhaps had as son [1]
    • 2 Colin du Costil (1300?- ) of St Clement, living in 1363. Two generations later there was:
      • 3 John du Costil (1360?- ) [2] m d of John Estur
        • 4 Guille du Costil (1400?- ) [3] of St Clement; living 1450 m Perotte
          • 5 Unknown du Costil (1425?- ) Settled in St Helier? m Unknown
            • 6 Guille du Costil (1455?- ) [4] m Unknown
              • 7 Son du Costil (1485?- ) [5] m Unknown
                • 8 Daughter du Costil (1515?- ) heiress m Unknown Le Moigne
                  • 9 Jean Le Moigne (1545?- ) [6] living 1607 [7]
          • 5 Drouet du Costil (1430?- ) [8] (St C) m Michelle de la Rocque, daughter of Guille, (1400- ) of St Clement, Jurat and Lieut-Bailiff [9]
            • 6 Thomas du Costil (1455?- ) [10]
            • 6 Laurens (du) Costil (1460- ) living 1488 m Richarde Unknown
          • 5 Thomas du Costil (1440- ) m Unknown Averty
            • 6 John (du) Costil (1480- ) [14] m 1 (1521) Andrie, daughter of Thomas Botterel; 2 (1535) Katherine Unknown
            • 6 Denise (du) Costil (1483?- ) m Jean Jutize (1480?-1542) [22] (Gr)
            • 6 Richard (du) Costil (1485- ) [23]

Notes and references

  1. Varin du Costil was also living in 1309, but in St John, (Roll of the Assizes). A Roger du Costil, an archer at Mont Orgueil Castle in 1339, was perhaps the Roger who lived on the Fief ès Houguais, owing the Crown in 1331 for two bouvées of land in his parish, St Martin
  2. Parents unknown
  3. Tentative son
  4. Probably the Guille du Costil of St Helier who was Seigneur of the Fief Lemprière in 1528
  5. Seigneur of the Fief Lemprière
  6. Seigneur in the 1607 Extente of the Fief Lemprière, in right of his mother. The Extente records that John Le Moigne was Seigneur of the Fief Lemprière, in St Helier, for which he owed the Crown 40 sous in discharge of Guille Costil, who had held the fief in 1528. Le Moigne also owed the Crown 42 sous for a Culver house (colombier) in the same parish, erected without permission by a former seigneur of the fief, Thomas Lemprière. Le Moigne owed this "in the right of his mother, for the discharge of the sayd Guille Costil." The latter will probably have been Le Moigne's great-grandfather, see above
  7. Jean Le Moigne`s successor, mentioned in the 1668 Extente, as Seigneur of the Fief Lemprière, was Abraham Le Moigne, whose grand-daughter, the wife of Elie Romeril, held it in 1749
  8. Drouet du Costil was Dénonciateur of the Royal Court -1462, 1465
  9. See also Hamptonne. This part of the genealogy is based upon the research of Miss Julia Marett: La Haule Papers, "Contracts Books and Genealogies"
  10. Priest, living 1488, Rector of St Martin
  11. Priest, 1528
  12. Research of the Rev J A Messervy, (1917)
  13. Procureur of St Ouen, 1545; Constable -1552-81-1586, 1592-95 (descendants)
  14. Of the property now called Maitland, St Clement, Advocate of the Royal Court, -1531-
  15. Fille et héritière
  16. Constable of St Clement 1553-1556, whose family thus inherited the St Clement property, which was later inherited by the families Dumaresq, Nicolle and Anley
  17. Co-héritière
  18. Of Les Aix, Constable of St Peter 1578-1584
  19. Constable of St Peter 1584-1586
  20. Fille puinée
  21. Constable of St Ouen 1586-87, 1590-92, 1595-1601
  22. The Revd. J.A. Messervy, in ABSJ, VI, 271: Denise was stated as being alive in 1542 and sister of Jean Costil
  23. Constable of St Clement -1531-; placement not certain
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