Descendants of Jean de Gruchy and Sara Le Masurier

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Descendants of Jean de Gruchy


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Jean de Gruchy (1834-1892) of Profonde Rue, Trinity; Cider manufacturer and Captain, RJM and his wife, Elizabeth Adelaide de Gruchy, nee Gwyer (1835-1875)


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  • 1 Jean de Gruchy (1584- ) [1] m (1616, Tr) Sara Le Masurier daughter of Leonard and Noelle Bisson, of Trinity
    • 2 Jean de Gruchy ( -1695) [2] m (1650, Tr) Mabel Gallichan ( -1656) daughter of Jacques and Marie Baudains
      • 3 Thomas de Gruchy (1650 -) m Sara Picot
        • 4 Jean de Gruchy (1680- ) m (1703, Tr) Susanne Le Quesne daughter of Jean and Esther Mollet
          • 5 Sara de Gruchy (1704-1777) m (1727, Tr) Edouard de la Lande (1703- )
          • 5 Jean de Gruchy (1706- ) m (1730, Tr) Jeanne Le Quesne daughter of Jean and Jeanne Barette
            • 6 Jean de Gruchy (1731-1733)
            • 6 Jeanne de Gruchy (1733-1733)
            • 6 Jeanne de Gruchy (1735-1791) m (1760, St Mt) Michel de Gruchy
            • 6 Thomas de Gruchy (1737-1806) [3] m (1764, St J) Susanne de Gruchy of Le Catel, Rozel
              • 7 Susanne de Gruchy (1766-1843) [4] m (1786, Tr) Jean de Gruchy
              • 7 Marie de Gruchy (1768- ) m (1789, Tr) Matthieu Noel
              • 7 Jeanne de Gruchy (1771-1861) m (1792, Tr) Thomas de Gruchy
              • 7 Anne de Gruchy (1774- ) m (1798, Tr) Laurens du Feu
              • 7 Thomas de Gruchy (1776-1779)
              • 7 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1785-1794)
            • 6 Philippe de Gruchy (1738- ) [5] m (1783, Tr) Susanne Le Riche
              • 7 Susanne de Gruchy (1784-1864) m (1804, Tr) Francois Amy
              • 7 Jeanne de Gruchy (1787-1831) m (1817, Tr) Jean Le Breton
              • 7 Marie de Gruchy (1790-1853) m (1816, St H) Philippe de Gruchy [6]
              • 7 Philippe de Gruchy (1792-1868) [7] m (1825, Tr) Marie Gaillard ( -1885) of Croiserie, Trinity
                • 8 Philippe de Gruchy (1827-1835)
                • 8 Jean de Gruchy (1829-1829)
                • 8 Marie de Gruchy (1831- ) [8] m Francois de Gruchy
                • 8 Jean de Gruchy (1834-1892) of La Profonde Rue, Trinity [9] m (1867, Gloucestershire) Elizabeth Adelaide Gwyer (1835-1875) daughter of Edmund [10]and Mary
                  • 9 Mary Gwyer de Gruchy (1868-1868)
                  • 9 Adelaide Gwyer de Gruchy (1870-1935) [11]
                  • 9 James Gwyer de Gruchy (1871-1961) [12] m (1897, St H, Jersey) Mary Ball daughter of John
                    • 10 Mary Adelaide de Gruchy (1897-1936) m (1915, Columbus, Ohio) Thomas George Parker
                    • 10 James Henry Ball de Gruchy (1900-1987) [13] m (1923, USA) Lillian Marie McFall (1903-1992) daughter of William.
                      • 11 James Arthur de Gruchy (1926-1965)
                      • 11 Marilyn de Gruchy (1931-2017) m (1951, USA) Ernest Murry DeCorte (1925-2016) [14] (Descendants)
                      • 11 James Gwyer de Gruchy (1933-1974)
                      • 11 Married daughter, living
                    • 10 Ida May de Gruchy (1903-1985) m Franklin Clawson Fuqua (1886-1944) of Pampa, Texas
                    • 10 Miriam Emily de Gruchy (1906-1991) m (1929, USA) Carl Luedders, of Coldwater, Michigan
                  • 9 William Vaudin de Gruchy (1872-1954) [15] m (1897, W Aus) Frances Elizabeth Bennett (1877-1957) (Eng)
                    • 10 John William de Gruchy (1898-1973) [16] m (1935, Aus) Mavis Annie Pannell [17]
                    • 10 Eleanor Adelaide Gwyer (1899-1930) [18] m (1923, Aus) Andrew Bennett
                    • 10 Catherine Mary de Gruchy (1901-1943) [19] m (Aus) Sydney Alfred Keirle
                    • 10 Lincoln Bennett de Gruchy (1903-1905)
                    • 10 Esther Bennett de Gruchy (1905-1906)
                    • 10 Constance Elizabeth de Gruchy (1908-1991) m 1 (1929, Aus) William Ernest Stevens; 2 (1957, Aus) John Hugh Linnane
                    • 10 Margaret Frances de Gruchy (1911-1992) m (1941, Aus) George Hollis
                    • 10 Clifton Robert de Gruchy (1913-1988) [20] m (1947, Aus) Sylvia Hill [21]
                    • 10 Walter James de Gruchy (1915- ) m (1948, Aus) Patricia George [22]
                    • 10 Philip Vaudin de Gruchy (1919- ) m (1947, Aus) Margaret Fay Smith [23]
                  • 9 Robert Campbell de Gruchy (1873-1941) [24] m (1897, St L) Alice Jane Le Riche ( -1937) daughter of Philip [25]
                    • 10 Campbell Gordon de Gruchy (1898-1963)
                    • 10 Edmund Garnet de Gruchy (1901-1980) [26] m (1932, St P) Doris May Messervy (1909-1999) daughter of Edgar Philip [27]
                      • 11 Derek John de Gruchy (1934- ) [28] m Rozelle Cabot (Living issue)
                    • 10 Clarence de Gruchy (1904-1904)
                    • 10 Lucille Gwyer de Gruchy (1906- ) m (1930, Tr) George Clifford Michel [29]
                    • 10 Lincoln Philip de Gruchy (1911-1997) [30] m (1941) Kathleen Amy Romeril (1912-1999) of Coin Varin [31]
                    • 10 Herbert Gwyer de Gruchy (1913-1999) [32] m (1940, St O) Amy Brocq Alexandre ( -2001) daughter of Philippe Brocq Alexandre (St O) [33]
                  • 9 Mary Gwyer de Gruchy (1874-1940)
                • 8 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1838-1923) m 1 (1868, Tr) James Thomas Campbell, Revd.; [34] 2 (1876, Tr) Philippe Gallichan; 3 (1890, St H) Francis Jean Le Masurier [35]
                • 8 Philippe de Gruchy (1842-1887) Revd. [36] m (1869, St J) Adelaide Carcaud daughter of Daniel (St J) and Ann Jane, nee Le Boutillier
                  • 9 Adelaide Philippa de Gruchy (1870-1922) m (1892, Granby, Can) George Arthur Vittie (Can to Melrose, Mass) [37]
                  • 9 Alfred William Philip de Gruchy (1872- ) (Milton, Can) [38]
                  • 9 Clarence Charles de Gruchy (1874-1927) (Canada to NY) [39] m 2 (1923, Manhattan) Violet Williams; 1 (1897, Manhattan) Emma Jane Scott (1875-1920) daughter of Robert and Emma Parkhurst (USA)
                    • 10 Clarence Charles de Gruchy (1900-1966) (NY) [40] m (1934, NY) Rhea Lilyan Rogers, nee Beaudoin, (1894-1964), daughter of William and Delima
                    • 10 Robert Scott de Gruchy (1905-1969) (NY) [41] m (1932, NY) Florence Flannery
                      • 11 Naomi de Gruchy (1934- ) (NY) m (1953, NY) George Lake
                      • 11 Robert Scott de Gruchy (1937- ) (NY) m (1958, Brooklyn) Catherine Loftus
                        • 12 Robert Scott de Gruchy [42] m (2006, Boston, Mass.) Susan Elizabeth Brennan [43] daughter of Paul and Alice
                    • 10 Alfred Oliver de Gruchy (1909-1977) (NY) [44] m Ida Cohane (1908-1968) daughter of Irvine and Catherine Jane (Two children)
                    • 10 Margaret de Gruchy (1915-1965) (NY) m (1935, ) Robert Singleton (USA)
                  • 9 Adolphus Ireneus de Gruchy (1877-1937) (Can to NY) [45] m (1901, Manhattan) Gertrude Lee (USA)
                    • 10 George de Gruchy (1904-1972) (NY) [46] m (1930, NY) Julia Perdue, daughter of Thomas and Catherine (NY)
                      • 11 Julie de Gruchy (1937- ) (NY) m (1956, NY) Lloyd Poulsen (Children)
                    • 10 Philip Adolphus de Gruchy (1908-1967) (NY) [47] m (1932, USA) Anna Marie Perdue, sister of the above (NY)
                      • 11 Nancy de Gruchy (1939- ) [48] m (1960, NY) William Eriksen
                    • 10 William Alfred de Gruchy (1915-1990) (NY) [49] m Elinor Barham, daughter of Everett and Viola, nee Allen
                  • 9 Louisa Eveline Matilda de Gruchy (1880- ) (Milton, Can)
                  • 9 James Campbell de Gruchy (1882-1944) (Can to Mass) [50] m (1903, Melrose, Mass) Elise Louise Thayer (1881-1954), daughter of George and Florence, nee Cushing (USA)
                    • 10 Frances de Gruchy (1904-1965) (Melrose, Mass) [51] m (1932, North Adams) Andrew Sinclair Flagg (1907-1981) [52]
                    • 10 James Campbell de Gruchy (1906-1939) (Melrose, Mass) [53] m (1933, Mass) Constance Allen ( -1939) daughter of George (Portland, Mass)
                    • 10 Margaret Elizabeth de Gruchy (1908-1988) (Mass) [54] m William Irving Easson (Melrose, Mass)
                    • 10 Marian Phillips de Gruchy (1911- ) (Mass) [55] m Horace Morse Chase (1910-2002) (Stoneham, Mass) [56]
                  • 9 Percival Victor de Gruchy (1885-1888) (Can)
            • 6 Susanne de Gruchy (1741-1812) m (1764, Tr) Nicolas Le Quesne
            • 6 Jean de Gruchy (1743- )
            • 6 Marie de Gruchy ((1746-1789) m (1780, Tr) Charles Cabot
          • 5 Thomas de Gruchy (1708- )
      • 3 Jacques de Gruchy (1652- ) [57] m Rachel de Gruchy
        • 4 Thomas de Gruchy (1690-1721) [58]
        • 4 Rachel de Gruchy (1691- ) m (1712, Tr) Hugh de Gruchy
        • 4 Matthieu de Gruchy (1694- )
    • 2 Leonard de Gruchy ( -1621)
    • 2 Anne de Gruchy ( -1622)
    • 2 Jeanne de Gruchy ( -1623)
    • 2 Elizabeth de Gruchy (1624- )
    • 2 Thomas de Gruchy (1628- )

Notes and references

  1. Of Le Catel, Rue de la Falaise, Trinity. This house and most of its land is on the Fief de Gruchy
  2. Of Le Catel, Trinity
  3. Vingtenier of Rozel, 1800
  4. Of Le Catel
  5. Of Profonde Rue, (bought from another de Gruchy)
  6. Of Le Catel, Rozel
  7. Of La Profonde Rue, Trinity
  8. Schoolmistress
  9. Cider manufacturer until 1886, Registrar of Trinity and Captain RJM
  10. Bristol merchant
  11. Of Profonde Rue. Attended London University (-1898). School teacher in 1911, living in Lewisham, with her aunt, Miss Mary Ann Gwyer
  12. Settled in Columbus, Ohio, in 1897 and moved to Kiowa, Oklahoma, in 1913; farmer and nurseryman. He was a man of considerable patriotism. On 21 August 1941, a local newspaper described how, in response to Britain`s appeal for scrap iron, he collected and donated 27,000 pounds of iron. He also donated cotton from his land in Kiowa to the US war effort. He became an American citizen in 1912
  13. An ecologist and scientist, he had a PhD in zoology, specializing in ecology; a master`s degree in botany and a bachelor`s degree in organic chemistry. He was employed at the Oklahoma State University in 1939-1940 and then became a member of the Air Corps research team perfecting the B-29 bomber, which dropped the world`s first-known atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After WW2, he and his wife worked for some years in Tokyo, Japan, helping to rebuild that country`s fishing industry. A newspaper quoted him as saying "That was probably the most ironic phase of my life. I helped perfect the plane that destroyed Japan, then I helped rebuild what I`d helped destroy". He devoted the remainder of his life to lecturing and writing on environmental issues
  14. Major, US Army Counter Intelligence. DeCorte and his wife, Marilyn de Gruchy, were buried at Arlington Cemetery, Washington DC
  15. On passing his competency examination for second mate in 1892, he became an officer in the Merchant Navy. He settled in Western Australia, where he had a large family and has many descendants
  16. Of Fremantle, Australia
  17. Two sons and a daughter, with descendants in Australia
  18. Lived in Irwin, Australia
  19. Lived in Perth, Western Australia
  20. Lived in Subiaco, Australia
  21. Two sons and two daughters, with descendants in Australia
  22. Two sons and a daughter, and descendants in Australia
  23. One son and a daughter, with descendants in Australia
  24. Of La Croiserie, Trinity, having formerly lived for some years in Canada; Inspecteur des Chemins, Croiserie. La Croiserie became a Gaillard property in 1783. Robert Campbell was the grandson of Marie Gaillard
  25. Farmer
  26. Of Les Prairies Farm, Trinity; Registrar of Trinity; Procureur du Bien Public -1967, -1980
  27. Of Le Carrefour, Trinity; son of Alfred Messervy, Jurat and Lieut-Bailiff and Mary, née de Gruchy
  28. Of La Croix, Croiserie, which remains in his family
  29. Of The Firs, St Peter, Farmer, son of George Thomas, landed proprietor
  30. In 1941, of La Croiserie, formerly his father`s property
  31. Formerly of Surville, St Helier
  32. Of Les Heches, St Ouen
  33. Three daughters
  34. MA, Rector of Tilston, Cheshire, son of Lieutenant-General Sir Colin Campbell, Bart: Memorial Inscription, Trinity
  35. Farmer
  36. Settled in Canada; attended Sabrevois` College, Quebec. Ordained deacon, 1869 and priest, 1872. Assistant at St George`s Church, Montreal. SPCK Missionary, Curate at Berthier, Quebec, and then Rector of Milton Sheppard, Quebec. He died there leaving a family of six children, including a son born on 12 December 1872
  37. Rubber bootmaker. The Vitties settled in the United States in 1893 and were living in Melrose, Massachusetts, at the time of the 1910 and 1920 US Censuses. With them was Adelaide`s widowed mother, nee Carcaud, and in 1910, George`s sister Gwendoline, a stenographer
  38. His godparents were Alfred and William Carcaud, and Helena Carcaud, represented by proxies
  39. Insurance, then commercial clerk in New York, having settled there in 1891 and become a citizen in 1902: US Federal Census, 1920. Clarence`s godparents were proxies for Joshua and Matilda Blampied of Jersey
  40. Electrical Eengineer, New York Central Railway: 1930 and 1950 US Federal Censuses, New York
  41. Warrant Officer, US Navy; WW2 veteran. In the 1930 US Federal Census, when he was aged 25, he was an automobile salesman. He joined the Home Guard in 1923, when aged 18, assigned to the 2nd Division, 2nd Battalion, serving afterwards with various divisions until 1935. The 1940 US Federal Census featured him, for the first time, in the US Navy, as an armourer. He served on the USS Hopkins and USS Biddle, in the latter rated Chief Gunner`s Mate. With effect from 12 January 1951, he was a Chief Warrant Officer. He retired to Dade, Florida, where he died in 1969: New York National Guard Service Cards, 1917-1954; US Select Military Registers, 1862-1985; US World War 2 Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949
  42. BSc, MBA (St John`s, NY); Director of Sales, Kimberly Clark Corporation (2006)
  43. MSc (Nursing) (Boston)
  44. In banking, from school-leaving age: US Federal Census, 1930: Bank clerk, aged 20. He lived and worked in this capacity in Wayne, New Jersey, then at Bradenton. He was latterly Assistant Vice-President, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co, New York City. He retired to Holmes Beach, Florida, where he was living at the time of his death
  45. Railroad supplies clerk, aged 52: US Federal Census 1930
  46. Insurance underwriter (1950). Insurance clerk, aged 25 and fire insurance examiner (1940): US Federal Censuses, 1930, 1940, 1950
  47. General agent, fire insurance: US Federal Census, 1950. He had been assistant manager, North British and Mercantile Insurance Co, which also employed his brother William: US, World War 2 Draft Cards, Young Men, 1940-1947, for the name of the company with which he was employed, and Massachusetts, US, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990, Philip Adolphus de Gruchy (1967), for his final position within that company
  48. An 18-year-old graduate of Mineola High School, New York
  49. Insurance underwriter, who lived at Nassau, New York, and retired in 1971 to Tampa, Florida; WW2 veteran: Tampa Tribune obituary, 13 January 1990; US World War 2 Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, which mention that he had four years of college, enlisting in 1943
  50. Advertising solicitor, newspaper industry
  51. Private secretary (1930): US Federal Census, 1930
  52. Dean of Art, Teachers' State College, Massachusetts. His obituary in the North Adams Transcript (Massachusetts) on 1 April 1981) mentioned his many years of employment by the State of Massachusetts Department of Education, with whom he was lecturer in art, education and travel. He was a trustee of the Regional Hospital; Hon Member of the American Legion (1958); Chairman, Community Art Exhibition (1968) and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from NASC
  53. Industrial chemist. He was a graduate from Stoneham High School and then of the Lowell Textile School. He was employed as a chemist at the Goodall Worsted Mills, Sanford. He, his wife, and a friend, the widow of Dr Martin Sheehan, of Stoneham, were drowned when on holiday, when their boat capsized on the Sebago Lake, Maine on 20 May 1939: The Boston Globe, (Mass), May 1920, which gave career details of the three victims, who had been part of a holidaying group of six
  54. Nurse (1930): US Federal Census, 1930
  55. Stenographer (1930): US Federal Census, 1930
  56. Civil Engineer, Department of Waterways (1940): US Federal Census, 1940
  57. Doubtless the enfant de Gruchy baptised 1652, Trinity
  58. A case at the Cour d`Héritage, 18 January 1721, shows that Thomas had died and his sister, Rachel, wife of Hugh de Gruchy, had been his heir. Had his brother Matthieu been alive or had heirs, he or they would, in Jersey law have inherited. Both had died without issue
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