Descendants of Roger du Costil

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Descendants of Roger du Costil
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The surname du Costil means "hillside" in Norman French. The family has lived in St Clement from at least 1309, probably always at the property now called Maitland, which is situated at the foot of the adjoining hillside. It is therefore quite feasible that the surname was formed in situ. Drouet du Costil is the earliest member of the family from whom a descent can be traced. The connection with earlier generation featured, is speculative. The genealogy was extracted from local court records and early surviving deeds by the Reverend J. A. Messervy and Miss Julia Marett of La Haule, and was was added to the site in 2018 by Guy Dixon. As with any trees this early, all dates are approximate

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  • 1 Roger du Costil (1270?- ) son of John, and John du Costil (1270?- ) son of Guillaume, lived in St Clement in 1309. One of these perhaps had as son [1]
    • 2 Colin du Costil (1300?- ) of St Clement, living in 1363. Three generations later was:
      • 3 Unknown du Costil (1390?- ) of St Clement
        • 4 John du Costil (1425?- ) [2] m d of John Estur
          • 5 Guille du Costil (1455?- ) [3] m Perotte Unknown [4]
        • 4 Drouet du Costil (1425?- ) [5] (St C) m Michelle de la Rocque, d of Guille, (1400- ) of St Clement, Jurat and Lieut-Bailiff [6]
          • 5 Thomas du Costil (1450- ) [7]
          • 5 Laurens (du) Costil (1455- ) living 1488 m Richarde Unknown
            • 6 Thomas (du) Costil (1485- ) [8]
            • 6 Unknown (du) Costil m Benest Le Brocq (1480-1535-) of St Ouen [9]
              • 7 Mathieu Le Brocq (1513-1595) [10]
              • 7 Benest Le Brocq, living 1537
              • 7 Thomasse Le Brocq m George du Heaume of St Ouen
            • 6 John (du) Costil (1490- ) [11] m 1 (1521) Andrie, daughter of Thomas Botterel; 2 (1535) Katherine Unknown
            • 6 Richard (du) Costil (1485- ) [19]

Notes and references

  1. Varin du Costil was also living in 1309, but in St John, (Roll of the Assizes). A Roger du Costil, an archer at Mont Orgueil Castle in 1339, was perhaps the Roger who lived on the Fief ès Houguais, owing the Crown in 1331 for two bouvées of land in his parish, St Martin
  2. Parents unknown
  3. Probably the Guille du Costil of St Helier who was Seigneur of the Fief Lemprière in 1528
  4. In the Extente of 1607, John Le Moigne was Seigneur of the Fief Lemprière, in St Helier, for which he owed the Crown 40 sous in discharge of Guille Costil, who had held the fief in 1528. Le Moigne also owed the Crown 42 sous for a Culver house (colombier) in the same parish, erected without permission by a former seigneur of the fief, Thomas Lemprière. Le Moigne owed this "in the right of his mother, for the discharge of the sayd Guille Costil." The latter will probably have been Le Moigne's great-grandfather
  5. Parents unknown and possible sibling John uncertain. Drouet du Costil was Dénonciateur of the Royal Court -1462
  6. See also Hamptonne. This part of the genealogy is based upon the research of Miss Julia Marett: La Haule Papers, "Contracts Books and Genealogies"
  7. Priest, living 1488, Rector of St Martin
  8. Priest, 1528
  9. Research of the Rev J A Messervy, (1917)
  10. Procureur of St Ouen, 1545; Constable -1552-81-1586, 1592-95 (descendants)
  11. Of the property now called Maitland, St Clement, Advocate of the Royal Court, -1531-
  12. Fille et héritière
  13. Constable of St Clement 1553-1556, whose family thus inherited the St Clement property, which was later inherited by the families Dumaresq, Nicolle and Anley
  14. Co-héritière
  15. Of Les Aix, Constable of St Peter 1578-1584
  16. Constable of St Peter 1584-1586
  17. Fille puinée
  18. Constable of St Ouen 1586-87, 1590-92, 1595-1601
  19. Constable of St Clement -1531- ; placement not certain
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