Descendants of Abraham Le Geyt

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Descendants of Abraham Le Geyt
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Pigneaux branch of Le Geyt dit Le Maillier

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  • 1 Abraham Le Geyt (1690-1749) [1] m 1 (1716, St S) Elizabeth Ahier ( -1729) daughter of Jean (Ville Patier) and Thomasse Le Tubelin
    • 2 Abraham Le Geyt (1717-1790) [2] m Anne Alexandre ( -1796) [3]
      • 3 Abraham Le Geyt (1743-1806) [4] m (1763, St H) Jeanne Simon
        • 4 Abraham Le Geyt (1766-1847) [5] m (1788, St S) Marie Mourant daughter of Philippe and Marthe Dolbel [6]
          • 5 Abraham Le Geyt (1790- 1856) [7] m (1819, St H) Jeanne Esnouf [8]
            • 6 Jeanne Rachel Le Geyt (1820-1869) [9] m (1842, St S) Philippe Le Templier [10]
            • 6 Marie Le Geyt (1823-1889) m (1844, St S) Jean Gallichan (St Mt)
            • 6 Abraham Le Geyt (1825-1849) [11]
            • 6 Elizabeth Le Geyt (1827-1846) unmarried
            • 6 Josué Le Geyt (1830-1852) m (1850, St S) Jeanne Fauvel (Gr) daughter of Clement and Marie Esther Ahier
              • 7 Abraham Josué Le Geyt (1851-1874) [12] m (1871, St S) Elizabeth (Eliza) Ann Champion daughter of John (St S) [13]
                • 8 Abraham Josué Williams Le Geyt (1872-1874) [14]
          • 5 Jean Le Geyt (1792-1875) [15] m (1840, St S) Marie Anne Perchard ( -1880), heiress of James Perchard [16]
            • 6 Marie Ann Le Geyt (1842-1892) m (1876, St H) Charles John Renouf
            • 6 Eliza Le Geyt (1845-1920)
          • 5 Philippe Le Geyt (1795-1815) unmarried
          • 5 Marie Le Geyt (1798-1863) m (1829, St S) George Gavey (Tr)
          • 5 Elizabeth Le Geyt (1800-1869)
          • 5 George Le Geyt (1802-1841) unmarried
          • 5 Josué Le Geyt (1805-1867) [17] m (1830, St S) Marie Anne Cabot
            • 6 Marie Anne Le Geyt (1833-1867) daughter and heiress m Jean du Heaume [18] of Le Coin (St O)
              • 7 Mary Ann Le Geyt du Heaume (1862- )
              • 7 Emma Laura du Heaume (1864- )
              • 7 John Le Geyt du Heaume (1867-1966) B.A. (Cantab.) [19] m Unknown Herivel
                • 8 Cecil Cabot du Heaume (1904-1997) [20] m (1945, Jordan) Diana Mary Beyts (1909-1970) d of C.A. Beyts, O.B.E., I.C.S., (with issue)
        • 4 Jean Le Geyt (1771-by 1810) [21]
      • 3 Jean Le Geyt (1744-1744)
      • 3 Elizabeth Le Geyt (1745-1826) m (1766, St S) Philippe de Gruchy of Maufant
      • 3 Anne Le Geyt (1751-1778)
      • 3 Jean Le Geyt (1755-1756)
      • 3 Jean Le Geyt (1757-1844) [22]
    • 2 Elizabeth Le Geyt (1719-1783) m (1746, Gr) Jean Noel (St Mt) [23]
    • 2 Jeanne Le Geyt (1721-1792) m (1765, St S) Moïse Gibaut (Gr)
  • by the 2nd wife of Abraham Le Geyt, (1734, St S) Rachel Philippe
    • 2 Anne Le Geyt (1735-1738)
    • 2 Rachel Le Geyt (1737-1787) m (1762, St Mt) Guillaume Le Boulanger ( -by 1785) [24]
    • 2 Anne Le Geyt (1741-1742)


Notes and references

  1. Abraham Le Geyt, second son of Abraham Le Geyt and Rachel Benest, of La Guillaumerie in Maufant, settled at La Croix de Bois, later anglicised to Five Oaks, in the Vingtaine of Pigneaux. He will have bought the property in about 1716, as there was engraved on the oldest of the three houses on the property: "ALG.EAH 1716". Note: This stone was missed by Joan Stevens, in her list of dated and initialled stones, which included others on the property. The three houses comprised an old east-facing house, upon which were the 1716 initials and date; a south-facing house that will have replaced the former as the main house not long after the Le Geyts arrived, as it is a typical early-18th century farmhouse; and a fine late 18th century house, also south-facing, with five bays on the first floor and four, on each side of the front door, on the ground-floor. The last house had a decorative ashlar frontage. Standing in the garden, facing the front of the house, one saw on the right, a conservatory forming the corner between the garden wall and the house. In front of this, against the same wall, which separated the garden from the main road, was a fig tree. Between the two south-facing houses, was a cobbled yard consisting of sea-worn former beach cobbles. A use had long ago been found, probably prior to the 19th century, for the oldest house--as a stable or store! Records show the farm consisted of 38 vergées. The property was sold by the last of its Le Geyt owners in 1873. It was subsequently farmed by Mr Philippe Le Templier and then by a family named Blake. After the Second World War, the land was sold away from the farm, to J.W. Huelin and Company, whilst the house and farm buildings were sold to Jersey Dairies. When the author of these notes visited the property in 1970 the buildings stood empty but in good condition, only to be demolished by the purchasors, without any trace left of any of the buildings, not long afterwards. As Joan Stevens wrote: "It is a sad reflection on current [1977 and to this day] economic affairs that it paid better to demolish the whole structure rather than to make use of it": Old Jersey Houses, 11, 126. It should be mentioned that Stevens was mistaken as to which house had the 1773 datestone. The Leggetts of Ontario, also, were not descended from this branch of the family, but from "Descendants of Jean Le Geyt." The utilitarian "Le Geyt Centre" replaced the above, whilst most of the stone from the buildings was sold as hardcore for the Jersey Evening Post carpark
  2. Of La Croix de Bois, (anglicised in the 19th century to Five Oaks), Pigneaux, St Saviour, Farmer of 38 vergées. Engraved on the second farmhouse at La Croix de Bois: "ALG.AAL 1773". It is noteworthy that just as Abraham Perrin had given to his nephew, Abraham Le Geyt, his name, likewise the latter`s great-grandson, this Abraham, gave the name to his grandson, Abraham de Gruchy
  3. From Anne`s niece, Catherine Alexandre, wife of Edouard Vaudin of Bagot, was descended Jurat Clement Nicolle, a Director of the Jersey Banking Company in 1886. A fellow director was Anne`s great-great grandson, Jurat Laurence de Gruchy
  4. La Croix de Bois. For many years Abraham was Vintenier of Pigneaux. He was a zealous supporter of the Laurel Party in Jersey politices, which was then a conservative party, strongly represented in the east of the Island. Laurel newspapers described him as un grand patriot
  5. Vingtenier of Pigneaux, 1805- : C Sam 139/358. Owner of 38 vergées
  6. R.P.77/134
  7. Ensign RJM; Constable`s Officer 1819-20-; Vingtenier of Pigneaux, 1830- ; Farmer of 25 vergées in 1851 [St Saviour Census], having divided the farmland with his brother, Jean. The other siblings inherited rentes. Abraham`s Will was dated 25/08/1856 and proved the next month
  8. Engraved at La Croix de Bois (Le Geyt Farm): "ALG.IEN 1832"
  9. Named in the Will and Testament of her father as "Jane Rachel Le Geyt"
  10. Members of Mr Le Templier`s family subsequently lived at the former Le Geyt property and farmed there
  11. Died aged 24 years, unmarried
  12. Abraham Josué Le Geyt was, in 1871, the principal heir of his grandfather, his late father having predeceased the latter in 1852. Interestingly, after the sale by the heirs of Daniel Le Geyt, of Bon Air and most of its land, Abraham Josué was, despite owning merely 25 vergées instead of the former 38 vergées, in 1871 the Island`s principal Le Geyt landowner. He was also one of only two bearers of the surname to own more than 7 1/2 vergées!
  13. Brick and Lime Merchant at the Five Oaks, St Saviour, Brickworks
  14. The youngest Abraham Le Geyt and his parents lost their lives in tragic circumstances, on a voyage to New Zealand, where they intended to settle. The father, sold all he possessed or might inherit in Jersey to his mother in 1873. They sailed for Auckland aboard the ship Cospatrick, which caught fire and sank with the loss of 400 British emigrants and 41 crew members, including the Le Geyts, at latitude 30 15, longitude 12 25, about 100 miles off the west coast of South Africa, on the 17th November 1874. There were three survivors
  15. Of La Maison de Bas, on the north side of La Route de La Hougue Bie, as one leaves Five Oaks (La Croix de Bois), where he farmed the 12 vergées that, with the 25 vergées of his brother Abraham, made up the family`s 38 vergées. Several generations of the family had benefitted from this second, nearby farm
  16. Mons. James Perchard of Oakfield was the uncle of Mary Ann Perchard: RP 289/83
  17. Of 3 Elizabeth Terrace, St Helier, Master Mariner
  18. Jean du Heaume and his wife moved to Le Marais, St Mary
  19. OV; Curate of Porthkerry, Glamorgan; a Vicar in Cheshire: Du Heaume Genealogy, La Société Jersiaise Library (filing drawer)
  20. Clergyman in Amman, Transjordan (now Jordan)
  21. C Sam 143/304. Unmarried
  22. Of La Maison de Bas, Pigneaux, Farmer; unmarried
  23. Later settled in Grouville
  24. Procurations 18/113b
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