Perchard family page
Miss Perchard, 1881
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Origin of Surname
The first Perchard probably originated in Perche, the horse-breeding area in the south of Normandy
The name is found in the Assize Roll of 1309
When the family of Perchard settled in Jersey is uncertain, but the name occurs among those of the early Nonnan inhabitants of the island. Philip Perchard is recorded as one of the jurymen chosen in the parish of Trinity to assess the king's dues therein, in 1331. In 1442, Jannequin Perchard was a Jurat of the Royal Court and in 1527, Michael Perchard was Rector of St Saviour.
About the period of the Reformation, a branch of the family settled in Guernsey; and, of this, several members were in the Church. One of them, belonging to the household of Queen Anne, contributed munificently towards the foundation of the Hospital of St Peter-Port.
Some members of the Guernsey family settled in London, where Peter Perchard, the last of his name in England, was Lord Mayor in 1804-5. It is extinct in Guernsey, as well as in London.
The family is represented by John Perchard, of les Augres
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- Perchard, 1299
- Perchart, 1309
- Le Perchand 1309
- Prechard, where found in records this is probably a spelling error
The two trees above are essentially the same, but from different sources, and show varying degrees of detail
- Descendants of Thomas Perchard
- Descendants of Jacques Perchard
- Descendants of Jean Perchard and Marie Added 2016
The following trees are the same line but the second is significantly larger. The first contains links to spouses' trees which are not in the other
- Descendants of Philippe Perchard
- Descendants of Philippe Perchard - 2
- Descendants of Servais Perchard, taking the tree further back
- Descendants of Philippe Perchard - 3, from a different source with an extended descendant branch
Family histories and biographies
- The Bertrams of Massachusetts visit their Perchard, Touzel and Guiton relatives in Jersey Added 2016
Société Jersiaise Library records
- Bertram records in La Société Jersiaise Library, including references to members of the Perchard family Added 2018
Great War service
- Perchard family members who served in World War 1
- Edwin Edward Perchard, the story of one soldier's war
- Philippe Perchard was a coal merchant at 30 King Street in the 1830s and '40s
- Nicholas Perchard was a wine merchant at 25 Broad Street in the 1850s
- Wine merchant C P Perchard was in business at 14 Queen Street in the 1880s
- Corn merchant John Perchard was at 31 Broad Street in the 1840s
Adelina Perchard (1834-1924) with her daughter Ethel Jessie Rattray (1875-1956), son-in-law George Summers and grandchildren in the early 1920s. Adelina married David Rattray (1820-1885) at St Saviour in 1854 and most of their seven children were born in Normandy before the family emigrated to the USA in 1882. David died there three years afterwards
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