Descendants of Matthieu de Gruchy

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Descendants of Matthieu de Gruchy

Matthieu was the brother of Abraham, one of Jersey's most successful businessmen. A Banker, Builder and Timber dealer, he became bankrupt, abandoned his wife and two children and fled the Island. However, in London, he re-invented himself as a bachelor, married again (bigamously), and had a useful, successful, family there and in Australia, with descendants living there to this day

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  • 1 Matthieu de Gruchy (1789-1866) [1] m 1 (1811, St S) Françoise Le Cappelain d of Jean, of St Helier
    • 2 Matthieu de Gruchy (1814-1851) [2] m (1847, St H) Jane Eliza Le Capelain d of François of St Helier and Jeanne Cabot
      • 3 William de Gruchy (1850-1937) [3]
    • 2 Mary de Gruchy (1817- ) m (1843, St H) Daniel Norman [4]
  • 2nd wife of Matthieu de Gruchy (1826, London) Hannah Bateman
    • 2 Henry George de Gruchy (1827-1882) [5] m (1850, Eng.) Sara Ann Reid d of George, Currier
      • 3 Sara Ann de Gruchy (1854- ) m (1877, Aus) William Albert Stokes
      • 3 Louisa Amelia de Gruchy (1856-1940) m (1894, Aus) James Collins Amos [6]
      • 3 Helena De Gruchy (1858- ) m (1879, Aus) Arthur John Virtue of Victoria, Australia
      • 3 Emily de Gruchy (1860- ) m (1888, Aus) Edward Clarke
      • 3 Henrietta de Gruchy (1862- ) m (1883, Aus) Herbert Howlett Vale [7]
      • 3 Gertrude de Gruchy (1863?- ) m Unknown Robinson
      • 3 Georgina de Gruchy (1865-67)
      • 3 Henry William de Gruchy (1871-1947) [8] m (1897, Aus) Mary Ann Jane Redding
        • 4 Olga Elmire de Gruchy (1898-1988) m (1926, Aus) Ormond Meadows Neale, [9]
        • 4 Esmée Mavis de Gruchy (1901- ) m Bernard William Godly
    • 2 Edmund de Gruchy (1828- ) [10]
    • 2 Amelia Bateman de Gruchy (1831- ) m Unknown Woolley
    • 2 James Edward de Gruchy (1834- ) [11] m 1 (1856, London) Emma Alexander d of Joseph, of South Norwood Park, Surrey [12] m 2 Jessie Remington
      • 3 James Edward de Gruchy (1866-1938) [13] m (1900, London) Edith Florence Maddox d of Charles Bowen of Henley Court, Herefordshire
        • 4 Azrle Edith de Gruchy (1901- ) m John Braya Callander [14]
        • 4 Charles Edward Maddox de Gruchy (1905- ) [15]
        • 4 John Graham de Gruchy (1911-1911)
    • 2 Elizabeth Ann de Gruchy (1837- ) m Harry Pulford [16]
    • 2 William Bateman de Gruchy (1839- ) [17] m (1873, Aus) Emma Thornton Read d of Samuel Read and Maria Thornton
      • 3 Henry George de Gruchy (1874?- ) [18] m (1923, Victoria, Aus) Myrtle Florence Roberts
      • 3 Alice May de Gruchy (1876-1954) m (1911, Sydney) Charles Alexander Skinner [19]
      • 3 Edgar Theodore de Gruchy [20] m (Aus) Ethel Laura Stubbs
        • 4 Winifred de Gruchy (1921- ) m 1 Bruce Watson; m 2 Virgilio Bassifer
        • 4 Roger Henry Gilmour de Gruchy (1925- ) [21] m unknown (Issue: 3 sons and descendants in Australia)
      • 3 William Arthur de Gruchy (1877-1937) [22] m Mary Alice Thomas of Oldham
        • 4 Rudolph Thornton de Gruchy (1905-1999) [23] m (1940, Surrey, Eng.) Rosemary K. Crilley
          • 5 Peter de Gruchy, died unmarried
          • 5 Janet de Gruchy m John Nash, D.Phil (Oxon), MRCPath [24]
        • 4 William James Bassett de Gruchy (1909-1997) [25] m (1937, Lancs.) Dorothy Hall of Stalybridge, Cheshire (Issue: 4 daughters, living)
        • 4 Mary de Gruchy [26] m Vernon Ravenscroft
      • 3 Clara Winifred de Gruchy of Melbourne, Australia m 1 (Aus) Barnes Frank Gladman; m 2 (Aus) Martin Rothery

Notes and references

  1. Vingtenier du Douet, St Peter, 1814-17, Banker, Builder and Timber Dealer, who in 1825 fled from his creditors to London
  2. Master mariner, wrecked on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua 1851, murdered near Pueblo Nuevo by bandits, on crossing overland to the Caribbean
  3. Settled 1869 farming in Stafford County, Virginia, USA, with his mother and step-father, Captain George Desreaux. Died at Mount Holly, Virginia, unmarried
  4. His second marriage
  5. Settled in Melbourne, Australia; Lithographer and Printer, (1862-73), De Gruchy, Leigh and Stephen Melbourne, then in Banking:- Manager (1879) of Land Credit Bank of Australasia
  6. Descendants, graziers in Tasmania
  7. Reverend
  8. Chemist and Dentist of Melbourne
  9. Civil Engineer, Lieutenant, (1914-18), Royal Australian Engineers
  10. Probably died young
  11. Of Stoke Newington, Agent or Factor in London
  12. Wine Merchant
  13. Of Forest Hill, Printer and Publisher, as "De Gruchy & Co."
  14. C. Eng, at one time of Brazil
  15. Of Brockley, Kent, MRCS, LRCP. De Gruchy served in WW2; Captain, RAMC
  16. Of Winnipeg, Canada (descendants in Canada)
  17. Settled in Melbourne, Australia, naming his home in Caulfield, St Helier, Broker
  18. LLM. He lived in Melbourne and was admitted to practise Law in 1903. In 1927 and 1935 [Directories], his offices were at 100 and 104, Queen Street, Melbourne. He was a Solicitor, Notary and Commissioner for Oaths
  19. Surveying cartographer
  20. Of Melbourne
  21. Of Melbourne, Radiographer and Photographer; served in Australian forces, WW2
  22. Attended Melbourne University, Member, Victorian Institute of Engineers, (Aus.); Chief Mechanical Draughtsman, Melbourne Harbour Trust (1911). De Gruchy came to the U.K. in 1914 and was subsequently a Captain, RAOC, (1914-18). He was latterly of Camberwell, Surrey, having started his own business as a Sheet Metal manufacturer
  23. B.Sc (Lond.); Gas Engineer
  24. Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool Department of Pathology
  25. MRCS, LRCP, BChir (Cantab) of Church Enstone, Oxfordshire
  26. Adopted
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