Descendants of Jean de Gruchy (1300)

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Descendants of Jean de Gruchy

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  • 1 Jean de Gruchy (1300- ) [1]
    • 2 Robin de Gruchy (1330- ) [2]
      • 3 Robin de Gruchy (1360- ) [3]
        • 4 Jean de Gruchy (1400-1477?) [4]
          • 5 Matthieu de Gruchy (1430-1502) [5] m Marguerite Poingdestre dit Cosnard (1440- ) d and co-heir of Jean, of Maufant, and Guillemine
            • 6 Robin de Gruchy (1460-1533) [6] m Rauline (1470?- )
              • 7 Mathieu de Gruchy (1490-1566) [7] m Colette Nicolle (1500-1569) d of Jean s of Jean [8]
                • 8 Bernabey de Gruchy (1525-1593) [9] m 1 Clemence Hamptonne (1525-1550?) d and co-h of Hostes and Perronelle Messervy
                • 2nd wife of Bernabey de Gruchy, m (c.1552) Colette Bisson (1530-1616) d of Pierre of Trinity and Marie Gallichan
                  • 9 Collette de Gruchy (1553- ) m George Badier
                  • 9 Jean de Gruchy (1555-1634) m Catherine Payn, no issue
                  • 9 Pierre de Gruchy (1557- ) no issue
                  • 9 Philippine de Gruchy (1559- ) m Jean Journeaux
                  • 9 Gilles de Gruchy (1561- ) "fils Bernabey," living 1616
                  • 9 Marie de Gruchy (1563- ) m Cosmes Cabot
                  • 9 Jeanette de Gruchy (1565- ) m Denis Godfray
                  • 9 Thomasse de Gruchy senr. (1567- ) m William Ocqueland
                  • 9 Bernabey de Gruchy (1571- ) m (1614, Tr) Marie Chevalier (1575?- 1615) [17]
                  • 9 Jacques de Gruchy (1574- ) [18] m (c.1604) Judith Godel (1580- ) d of Helier and Collette du Heaume
                    • 10 Jacques de Gruchy (1610-1650) [19] m (1642, Tr) Perronelle de Gruchy (1620- ) (see below)
                      • 11 Pierre de Gruchy (1644- ) m Marie (1645- )
                        • 12 Judith de Gruchy (1666- )
                        • 12 Pierre de Gruchy (1670- ) m (1692, Tr) Esther Picot (1672- )
                        • 12 Jacques de Gruchy (1672- )
                        • 12 Nicolas de Gruchy (1674-1676)
                        • 12 Thomas de Gruchy (1676-1676)
                        • 12 Jean de Gruchy (1677-1677)
                      • 11 Judie de Gruchy (1648- ) m (1670, Tr) Clement Sohier (1652- ) (Tr)
                    • 10 Barbe de Gruchy (1620- ) m 1 (1651, Tr) Renault Renouf (1620- ); 2 Jacques Le Boutillier (1620- )
                  • 9 Thomasse de Gruchy jnr. (1576- ) [20]
                  • 9 Noelle de Gruchy (1578- )
                • 8 Noel de Gruchy (1535-1593) [21] m 1, Jeanne Robin (1535-by 1564) d of Jean and Perrotine; 2, (1564) Jeanne Langlois (1540- ) daughter and co-heir of Guillaume Langlois of St Laurence
                  • 9 Jean de Gruchy (1575- ) m Elizabeth du Feu (1580- ) d of Collas of Trinity
                    • 10 Jean de Gruchy (1610- )
                    • 10 Thomas de Gruchy (1612- )
                    • 10 Noé de Gruchy (1615- )
                    • 10 Perronelle de Gruchy (1620- ) m Jacques de Gruchy (1620- ) (see above)
                • 8 Richard de Gruchy (1537- ) died by 1564, no issue
                • 8 Colette de Gruchy (1543- ) m 1 Thomas Bisson (1546- ) s of Hélier; 2 Regnauld Guillaume (1545- )
              • 7 Thomas de Gruchy (1500- ) [22] m Jeanette..Picot? [23]
              • 7 Bernabey de Gruchy (1504- ) m Poingdestre (1505- )
                • 8 Raulin de Gruchy (1525- )
              • 7 Perrine de Gruchy (1500- ) m Raulin Le Breton (1500- ) [24]
              • 7 Marie de Gruchy (1506-1565) m Richard Messervy (1502-1554) of Anneville, St Martin
              • 7 Miss de Gruchy (1508- ) m (1534?) Philippe Godel (1500-1570) [25]
            • 6 Giret de Gruchy (1467-1542) m unknown
              • 7 Daughter de Gruchy m Lucas Manyart [26]
            • 6 Guillaume de Gruchy (1471- ) [27] m Colette Machon (1475- )
            • 6 Jeanette de Gruchy (1473- ) m Nicholas Guerdain (1470- ) [28]
            • 6 Bernabey de Gruchy (1479-1548) who settled in Guernsey, (no issue)
          • 5 Jean de Gruchy (1430- ) m Larbalestier (1430- ) d of Michel of Trinity

Notes and references

  1. Jean, or John, was probably a son or nephew of Guillaume de Grouchy, who had in 1309 sued Colin de Laundes (sic) and John de Barentin "hors de la Royaume", which will have been, for Channel Islanders, at the Ecclesiastical court of Coutances, where cases of inheritance were still being heard. Guy Fortescue Burrell de Gruchy wrote in manuscript notes, regarding this action: "re Fief de Gruchy?" This fief had passed to John de Barentin before the mid-14th century but shows evidence of having been divided at an early date. If the action had indeed been related to the fief, Guillaume would seem, therefore, to have been partially successful. The eastern half of what has since been two adjoining fiefs, is called the Fief de la Gruchetterie. It probably remained within the family, only to be lost by 1515 to the then all-powerful de St Martins. Their heirs, the Lemprieres of Diélament and Rozel, are recorded as having always held the seigneurial court of their Fief de la Gruchetterie in the home, now called La Chasse, of the early holders of the fief, namely the family of Jean de Gruchy. He would thus appear to have been Guillaume`s successor. His family owned this property for seven centuries, and from him, all later de Gruchys are descended
  2. Robin de Grouchie fs John de Grouchie, living 1362
  3. Mentioned as a party in deeds of 1420, 1423 and 1437, the other party in the latter two, being Philippe Hubert
  4. Of La Vingtaine de Rozel, Trinity [La Chasse], with land in Maufant, St Saviour, 1471
  5. Macy (Matthieu) de Gruchy "fils Jehan" was mentioned in a contract of 1477 [Thomas Le Maistre Contracts Volume 2 folio 61 - at La Société Jersiaise Library], regarding a debt owed by his late father to the father of Sire John Hue, priest, John Hue. He lived at La Chasse. His Will, dated 1502, included bequests to the Treasurer of Trinity and of several other parishes. He is buried within Trinity Church
  6. Sermenté 1515, Centenier of Trinity 1527-
  7. One of the principal inhabitants of Trinity advising the States on the Island`s defences in 1542. In 1540 he had unsuccessfully sued his cousin, Denis Guerdain, of La Guerdainerie, for the return of former Poingdestre land in Maufant, the case reaching the Privy Council in 1541. He lived at La Chasse
  8. Seigneur du Fief Burrey, Constable of St Martin, -1490-1496-. Colette Nicolle`s first cousin François, was Rector of St Saviour, -1530-40: ABSJ VII, 127
  9. Bernabey was for most of his life involved in either debt or legal action against his cousins Guerdain, a situation that was ongoing in 1591. In 1582, the Cour d`Héritage had ordered Bernabey au Chateau en detention corporelle, presumably for debt. A further judgment of the Royal Court in 1593 provided for the sale of chattels as well as land in order to settle Bernabey`s debts, with no partage of his estate being permitted until all his creditors were satisfied. During this period, Bernabey de Gruchy`s landholding at La Chasse seems to have shrunk to 45 vergées from as much as 70 vergées. Satisfying creditors was not easily achieved; the partage had to await until 1616! His son Robin unfortunately resurrected the case in 1601 but again, to no avail
  10. Messervy, in his Notice sur la Famille de Gruchy, (1920), thought Robin was born about 1547. He may, in fact, have been born in 1546. Trinity registers from this date have not survived, so the date is speculative
  11. Prévôt of St Saviour
  12. Constable of St Mary and Advocate, whose wife was Collette Le Couteur d of Bernabey, of Le Marais
  13. Of La Chasse, Rozel, Trinity
  14. Of Le Câtel, Rue de la Falaize, Trinity
  15. Of La Porte
  16. Of La Porte, Ville à L`Evêque
  17. Buried with only child
  18. Of La Profonde Rue, Rozel, Trinity
  19. Of La Profonde Rue, Rozel, Trinity
  20. These last two children were still under-age, being under twenty years old, in 1595: case before the Cour d`Héritage (1595)
  21. Of Rozel, Trinity
  22. Built the second or north house, at La Chasse
  23. Among the late Reverend Messervy`s research notes in the former `Hair Trunk` at La Société Jersiaise was a genealogy of what is now "Tree K" in the second edition of The de Gruchys of Jersey. It agrees with most of the details of that Tree, although Messervy missed the middle, second, generation of the three Guillaume de Gruchys. Of particular interest, though, is that Messervy found some evidence (not supplied) of a 16th century marriage between a Thomas de Gruchy and a "Jeanette..Picot?" The fact he ascribed it to Tree K, whose only Thomas is now known to have married ( -- ) Morel, is immaterial in the light of the fact that Thomas de Gruchy on this current page (above) is of the same generation and is known to have had a wife named Jeanette. At first thought to have been Jeanette Gallichan, it would now seem likely that she was "Jeanette..Picot?"
  24. Of Croiserie, Trinity; father of Sire Helier Le Breton, Regent of St Mannelier and Raulin Le Breton, Constable of Trinity
  25. Of Brasdefer, Trinity, who unsuccessfully sued the Lemprières for the return of the Fief ès Godeaux, 1544/5, [Câtel]. This case was resumed without success by his son Thomas Godel, whose son, named after his grandfather, Philippe, was obliged in 1609 to sell his land and "manoir", being the former Manoir des Augrès, afterwards called Brasdefer, to cover the cost of litigation
  26. Messervy has Lucas Manyart as the brother of Collette, who married Guillaume de Gruchy
  27. Of Vingtaine de Rozel, Trinity, (1523)
  28. Of La Guerdainerie, Rue de La Monnaie, Trinity
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