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  • 1 Michel Poingdestre (1670?- ) m Unknown [1]
    • 2 Jean Poingdestre (1700?- ) [2] (St H) m (1726, St B) Jeanne Giffard (Tr)
      • 3 Jean Poingdestre (1735-1822?) [3] m (1767, St H) Magdaleine Lempriere (1732- ) daughter of Jean (St H) and Rachel Alexandre
        • 4 Jean Poingdestre (3/1774-1838) [4] (St H) m Margaret Harris Le Lievre (Gsy)
          • 5 Eliza Madeleine Poingdestre (1805-1883) unmarried
          • 5 Caroline Harris Poingdestre (1808-1887) m (1826, St H) John Matthews Poingdestre (1801-1835) (below)
          • 5 Lyndon Philip Poingdestre (1809-1861, NSW) [5] m (1834, St H) Mary Eleanor Agnew ( -1880, Sydney, NSW) [6] d of James, Esq. [7]
            • 6 Mary Poingdestre (1835- ) [8]
            • 6 Sophia Poingdestre (1836- ) [9]
            • 6 Alice Agnew Poingdestre (1838-1838)
            • 6 Lyndon John Agnew Poingdestre (1840-1924, Brisbane) m (1897, Queensland) Grace Dickie (Aus.)
            • 6 Alfred Nelson Poingdestre (1842- )
            • 6 Gerald Poingdestre (1844-1846)
            • 6 Edmund Irwin Poingdestre (1845-1845)
            • 6 Herbert Poingdestre (1845-1845) twin
            • 6 James Agnew Poingdestre (1847- )
            • 6 Laura Bowes Poingdestre, died in infancy (Aus.)
          • 5 Charles Thomas Poingdestre (1811-10/1885) [10] m (1853, St S) Frances Maria Le Geyt (1825-1899) daughter of George [11] (St H) and Rose Mary Heath (Ire.)
            • 6 Walter Frederick Poingdestre (1857- ) [12]
            • 6 Alfred Poingdestre (1/1860-1915) (Fr) [13] m Eva J. ( -- ) (1863-1943) [14]
              • 7 Charles Le Geyt Poingdestre (1890-1944) [15]
              • 7 Thomas Heath Poingdestre (1896-1971, Brighton) [16] m (1926, St Geo. Han. Sq.) Lucy Mary Barnes, Widow, née Higgs (1896-1985)
                • 8 Brian J. Poingdestre (1928- ) m (1952, Hove, Sx.) Barbara Porter
              • 7 Denys Poingdestre (1901-1954) [17]
              • 7 Veronica Le Geyt Poingdestre (1905- ) [18]
          • 5 Elvina Le Lievre Poingdestre (1815-1838)
          • 5 William John Poingdestre (1816-1817)
          • 5 John George Poingdestre (1817-1860) [19] m (1856, St John`s Wood) Harriett Eliza Houghton daughter of Michael [20]
            • 6 Herbert Allen Poingdestre (1858-1907) [21] m (1880, Totnes, Devon) Edith Moore ( -1923)
              • 7 Philip Poingdestre (1884- ) Tea Planter, India [22]
              • 7 Olive Poingdestre (1885-1955, Bedford)
              • 7 Mabel Winifred Poingdestre (1892-1974) (U.K.) [23]
              • 7 Alice Poingdestre (1894- )
              • 7 Grace Lyndon Poingdestre (1896-1951) m (1927, Surrey) Ernest Henry Milson s of Richard Henry [24]
            • 6 Katherine Grace Poingdestre (1860-1944) m (1888, Kens.) Ernest Richard Wood s of John Richard [25]
          • 5 Emma Marguerite Poingdestre (1820-1879) unmarried
          • 5 Ellen Emily Poingdestre (1821- ) unmarried
      • 3 Charles Poingdestre (10/1741-1815) [26] (St H)
      • 3 Jeanne Poingdestre m (1775, St H) Benjamin Bisson (Tr)
    • 2 Pierre Poingdestre (1720?-1802) Tentative placement [27] (St H) m (1757, St Mt) Elizabeth Alexandre (1735-1791) daughter of Francois (St H)
      • 3 Pierre Poingdestre (1757-1809) [28] (St H) m (1786, Gr) Elizabeth Le Vavasseur dit Noel [29] d of Jean and Rachel Coutanche (St H)
        • 4 Rachel Poingdestre (1787-1829) [30] m (1805, St H) Matthieu Le Geyt [31] (St H)
        • 4 Elizabeth Poingdestre (1790-1834) [32] (St H) m (1811, St H) Louis Dennis Toutain (St H)
        • 4 Jean Poingdestre (1791-by 1872) [33] (St H) no issue
        • 4 Marie Poingdestre (1793-1851) [34] (St H) m (1827, St H) James Christie (Aberdeen) [35]
        • 4 Matthieu Poingdestre (1798-by 1846) [36] (St H) m (1823, St H) Nancy Aubin (1797-1846) [37] d of Jean and Marie Vaudin (St H)
        • 4 Daniel Pierre Poingdestre (1800-by 1872) [38] (St H) no issue
      • 3 Elizabeth Poingdestre (1760- ) m Elie Le Vesconte
      • 3 Jean Poingdestre (1763- ) [39] living 1787
      • 3 Charles Poingdestre (1766-by 1841) [40] m (1799, St H) Elizabeth Simonet (1770-1841)
        • 4 Charles Williams Poingdestre (1800-1851) M.D. [41]
        • 4 John Matthews Poingdestre (1801-1835) aged 34 yrs. [42] m (1826, St H) Caroline Harris Poingdestre (1808-1887) daughter of Jean, Advocate
          • 5 Edward Poingdestre (1827-1845) (Kandy, Ceylon) [43]
          • 5 Charles Henry Poingdestre (1829-1905) Charles Poingdestre, Artist [44]
          • 5 William Wilson Poingdestre (1830-1876) [45] m (1859, Galle) Selina Jane Helen (1842-1923) daughter of John Appleby Pritchard [46]
            • 6 Mary Vidal Poingdestre (1863, Timaru- ) [47] m (1888, Ont., Can.) Arthur Marshall Watts (Can.)
            • 6 John Henry Poingdestre (1864, Timaru-1941, Can.) [48] m (1900, New Westminster) Emily Wagner (Can.)
              • 7 Zilla Poingdestre m (1926, New Westminster) Geoffrey George U. Godson (Can.)
              • 7 Winifred J. Poingdestre m (1924, Burnaby, Can.) Frederick Vernon Jones (Can.)
            • 6 Edith Frances Poingdestre (1866, Fareham, Hants-1964) m (1892, York, Ontario) Adam Frederick Rolph [49] s of Adam and Elizabeth
          • 5 Henry Poingdestre (1832-1885, Murrumburrah) [50]
          • 5 Caroline Margaret Poingdestre (1834-1847)
      • 3 Daniel Poingdestre (1770-1824) [51] (St S) m Jeanne Gaudin (1769-1828) (St S)
        • 4 Jeanne Elizabeth Poingdestre (1792- )
        • 4 Daniel Charles Poingdestre (1794-1822) [52]

Notes and references

  1. The wife of Michel Poingdestre was perhaps Marguerite Chevalier. If so, his son Jean, their firstborn, will have been born earlier than estimated, in 1686, and have married in his fourtieth year, which is not impossible. Michel, himself, will also have been born a little earlier. The Jersey Land Registry will hold the answer
  2. Jean Poingdestre snr of Mont au Prêtre
  3. Advocate (1777-1789). Jean was baptized as "Jean fils Me Jean Poingdestre, fils Michel, et de Mse Jeanne Giffard, sa femme" Messervy, in ABSJ, IX, 157, rightly describes Jean, in his list of Avocats de la Cour Royale, as being "Jean Poingdestre junr du Mont au Prêtre", yet mistakenly calls him the nephew of Advocate Charles Poingdestre. Jean resigned in 1789 from being one of the Island`s six advocates, but was alive in 1815, when his brother Charles made his Will. His burial was probably that of "Mons. Jean Poingdestre" of St Helier, recorded there in 1822
  4. Advocate (1802-1838). His godparents were "Mons. Charles Poingdestre, l`un des Avocats de la Cour Royale, Oncle, et Mse Rachel Alexandre, femme de Mr Jean Lempriere"
  5. Gentleman; of Mont au Prêtre, St Helier, prior to emigrating
  6. The Sydney Mail, 13th March 1880, in their "Deaths" column, mentions that Mrs Poingdestre was "cousin of Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart., of Lucknaw Castle, Scotland
  7. Major H.M. 48th Regiment of Foot
  8. Born out of the Island of Jersey: 1841 Census, St Clement, Jersey
  9. Born in Foreign Parts: op.cit.
  10. Described both as Merchant and Gentleman; latterly of 3, Romney Place, Millbrook: National Probate Calendar. He died aged 74
  11. Vice-Admiral, RN
  12. OV; Living in London in 1891, with his widowed mother; Bank Clerk
  13. OV. Born in Dinan, France: 1881 St Helier Census; 2nd Lieutenant, RJM, with effect from 1880. Transferred to Regular Army: 2nd Lieutenant, South Staffordshire Regiment (1882), serving in the Egypt Expedition, of that year; transferred to the Indian Infantry, 1885; Lieutenant (1892); transferred to Indian Staff Corps; Major (1902); Lieutenant-Colonel (1912). Commanded the 44th Merwara Regiment. Returning to Jersey, he commanded the 2nd Battalion, RJM. Died on active service, WWI, 11/02/1915: Victoria College Register, 1852-1929, (Jersey: J.T. Bigwood Ltd), 81, among other sources, including Army Lists
  14. National Probate Calendar, 1943: She died at 23, Tamworth Road, Hove, Sussex. Her exact date of birth is given in the 1939 England and Wales Register, which features also her son, the "West African Trader", Denys Poingdestre, with whom she lived
  15. Captain, 2/11th Gurkha Rifles. He had gone into London banking, on leaving school, and was so described in 1911, when he was living there with his mother and three siblings: 1911 U.K. Census. He joined the Army when the Great War broke out, was commissioned, and served with the Gurkha Rifles, remaining with his regiment after the war, travelling to and from Bombay, India. He died in Northampton in 1944
  16. OV., born in Rajputana, India. Educated St Paul`s, London, then at Victoria College, Jersey, which he left in 1913. Entered Sandhurst and was commissioned in the Regular Army (Royal Munster Fusiliers). Captain, Royal Munster Rifles, WWI; served in Gallipoli; was twice wounded: op.cit., 198; 1911 U.K. Census. Thomas Heath Poingdestre retired in the rank of Major: National Probate Calendar 1944, at the time of the death of his elder brother`
  17. OV. Born in Rajputana, India; was at St Paul`s Preparatory School in 1911, then attended Victoria College, Jersey. He left Victoria College in 1918 and entered the Army: op.cit, 198. He was a 2nd Lieutenant, 1922. By 1927, he was a Trader between Accra, Ghana, and London, arriving in the latter port on the 2/1/1927 aboard the British and African Steam Navigation Company`s ship Appam
  18. Born in Sirdenpur, Central India
  19. National Probate Calendar: "John George Poingdestre, late of the Isle of Jersey, Merchant, died 21 April 1860, St John`s Wood, probate to Harriett Eliza Poingdestre, Widow, relict and sole executrix". His marriage entry (1856) names his father as John Poingdestre, Barrister. After John George`s premature death, his widow married in 1870, at Hampstead, Thomas Eales Rogers, Gentleman. They lived in Devon, where he died in 1873
  20. Captain, HEICS
  21. Born in Brazil, Herbert Poingdestre and his Yorkshire-born wife lived many years in the United States, where their children were born: Olive, in Texas and her younger siblings, in Kansas. They returned to England in about 1900, living on their own means, to reside in Bedford, where Herbert died in 1907
  22. Philip Poingdestre sailed between London and Calcutta, en route for the Tea plantations, probably those of Assam
  23. Died at her home, `St Helier`, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, in 1974
  24. Both the bridegroom and his father were Medical Practitioners. The marriage was witnessed by Mabel Winifred Poingdestre, the bride`s sister. Grace died in 1951, in Brighton
  25. The bridegroom and his father were both Solicitors. Ernest and Katherine Wood lived at Melton Hall, Suffolk. They had a large family, one of whom was Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Poingdestre Wood, M.C., Commanding officer, "aged 26," 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action, in France, 9th October 1916: UK; Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921, at
  26. Advocate (1772-1815), Stipulant-Avocat-Général and Stipulant-Procureur-Général. Messervy, op. cit., 156, describes him as "younger son of Jean Poingdestre (son of Michel) of Mont au Prêtre, and cousin of Dr. Charles Poingdestre (son of Pierre), see immediately below. Charles Poingdestre was christened as "Charles fils Mr Jean Poingdestre, fils Michel, et de Mse Jeanne Giffard." One of the Island`s foremost advocates, he numbered the de Carterets, Seigneurs of Trinity, among his clients: L/C/66/B4/43, at the Jersey Archive. His Will, dated 1815 and proved in 1816 [D/Y/A/18/151], mentions his brother Jean, who would inherit his real estate and his nephew, the advocate of the same name, to whom he left all his law books. The remainder was to be divided between this nephew Jean, and the testator`s niece, Jeanne Bisson, wife of Mr Charles Matthews. Matthews and the nephew, Jean Poingdestre, were appointed joint executors of the Will. This mention of the testator`s niece and of her husband is genealogically useful. Their daughter, Mary Matthews, was born on the 7th May 1813 and baptized the same day, in the house of Benjamin Bisson and Susanne Esnouf, who were described as the "Grandfather and Grandmother"-- from the copy of a finding of the Cour Ecclesiastique, dated 3/6/1831. They were, in fact, the grandparents of the infant`s mother. The latter, Advocate Charles Poingdestre`s niece, Jeanne Bisson, was baptized in Trinity in 1777, the daughter of Benjamin Bisson junr. and of Jeanne Poingdestre, his wife. Jeanne Poingdestre`s baptism appears to have been missed, either in the church register or by those digitizing it for, but she features, with Jean Poingdestre her brother, as a godparent in 1763 of Jean, son of Pierre Poingdestre, above
  27. The christening of Pierre Poingdestre has yet to be found. He may have been a 2nd cousin of Advocate Charles Poingdestre, a subject that can be resolved at the Jersey Land Registry. His burial entry was, however, verbose: "Mr Pierre Poingdestre de la Vingtaine du Mont au Prêtre, séjournant dans la Vingtaine du Mont à L`Abbé"
  28. Of Mont à L`Abbé, St Helier
  29. Widow of Jean Luce, see below
  30. Godparents: Me Jean Poingdestre, Uncle, and Mse Rachel Coutanche, Widow of Me Jean Le Vavasseur dit Noel, Grandmother
  31. Lieutenant-Colonel RJMA; Jersey Language Poet
  32. Godparents: Me Elie Le Vesconte and Mse Elizabeth Poingdestre, his wife, Uncle and Aunt
  33. Jean Poingdestre and his brother Daniel Pierre Poingdestre must have died without issue by 1872, as a partage, recorded in the Jersey Land Registry on the 9th November of that year, relating to the property of their mother, Elizabeth Le Vavasseur dit Noel, names their senior nephew, Matthieu Le Geyt, Gentleman, as the principal heir. The junior heirs were Charles Pierre Toutain (1816- ), no doubt representing his younger siblings, Lucretia Julia (1820-1901) and William John (1825- ), and the Revd. James John Christie, M.A. with his sister, Mary Noel Christie. The partage also records that the said Elizabeth Le Vavasseur dit Noel had married firstly [1779, St Helier] Jean Luce, by whom there was a daughter, Elizabeth Luce, wife [in 1801] of Philippe Le Gros. The only child of the last union, Elizabeth Le Gros (1803-1871), although married, had died childless, as a result of which, her principal heir was the above Matthieu Le Geyt, Gent., together with his junior heirs. The old Jersey saying that contracts never lie, is perhaps a little challenged on this occasion. Elizabeth Le Vavasseur dit Noel`s Poingdestre second husband is named as "Jean", instead of "Pierre"--a confusion, perhaps with her father`s name or that of her first husband--and her eldest daughter, whose son was the principal heir, is described, against the very facts stated, as the "only daughter": R.P. 254/25
  34. Godparents: Me Charles Poingdestre, fils Pierre, and Mse Marie Coutanche
  35. Apothecary. Parents of Miss Mary Noel Christie and the Revd. James John Christie, M.A., who were among the co-heirs of their grandmother, Elizabeth Le Vavasseur dit Noel, whose surname was borne by Miss Christie
  36. Godparents: Matthieu Le Geyt Gent. senr., representing Matthieu Le Geyt Gent., junr. and Dlle Jeanne La Cloche
  37. They lived at Mont à L`Abbé, St Helier and were in 1820, perhaps when engaged to be married, godparents of Matthieu`s nephew, Louis Dennis Toutain. They had no issue of their own
  38. Godparents: Me Daniel Poingdestre and Mse Jeanne Gaudin, his wife, Uncle and Aunt
  39. Me Jean Poingdestre and Jeanne, his sister. The christening of the latter has yet to be found
  40. Doctor; Surgeon, RJM. His godfather was Mr Charles Poingdestre, soon to become an advocate
  41. Doctor; died unmarried
  42. Captain RJM. John Matthews Poingdestre lived, at one time, on Belungala estate, just above Kadugannawa, Ceylon: John Penry Lewis in List of Inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in Ceylon, (1913)
  43. Buried in the British Old Garrison Cemetery, Kandy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  44. President, British Academy in Rome, where he lived and worked for 30 years
  45. Civil Engineer: St Helier Census, 1871. He lived for some years in Timaru, New Zealand, before living in Hampshire and then returning to Jersey. Of Colomberie, St Helier, Gentleman: Will, dated 1866, probate 1876
  46. Commander RN
  47. Mary and her husband, Arthur M. Watts, witnessed her sister Edith`s marriage, in 1892
  48. Settled with his widowed mother and siblings, near his maternal cousins, Vidal: Canada 1901 Census. Was a Shipping, then General Clerk
  49. Of Regina, North West Territory, Canada, Farmer
  50. Henry appears to have initially emigrated to New Zealand, where a Henry Poingdestre, Accountant, was living, in 1882, in Dunedin, being perhaps the man of this name, in New Zealand, who had been in 1872-3- Manager of "The Von Moltke Gold Mining Company". Shortly after 1882, he seems to have moved to Australia, dying in 1885 in Murrumburrah, New South Wales. His details on death show that his parents were John and Caroline Poingdestre
  51. Gentleman, died aged 54
  52. Midshipman, RN His godparents were Charles Poingdestre Esq, Advocate, and Dlle Magdaleine Lempriere, wife of Mr Jean Poingdestre. Daniel Charles Poingdestre, serving aboard HMS Atholl, died in a naval hospital: PCC Will dated and proved in 1822, making his father his sole beneficiary
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