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The links between Jersey and France are strong going back to at least the 13th century. From the 16th century to the early 19th century Jersey became the home for French religious refugees. Later in the 19th century the migrants were mainly agricultural workers from Brittany and Normandy. These later migrants spent their time between France and Jersey, working with the crops that were in season in both coutries but with many eventually settling in Jersey.

Channel Islands Lookup Requests / Re: Pipet
« on: Monday 24 December 18 10:04 GMT (UK)  »
Both Pipet and Torode are names more associated with Guernsey than Jersey.

This may just be a coincidence but a Reta Alice Pipet née Torode was living in Jersey during the German Occupation of the island. There is an older daughter, born in 1939, named on the back of her reg card which means that her husband was not on the island between 1941 and 1945, if he had been the daughter would have been on the back of his card.

I've no idea why it says that the registration is in the Irish indexes but it's not unusual to find transcriptions that mistake the word Island for Ireland.

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« on: Thursday 29 November 18 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
I have also been trying to narrow down the Elizabeth Le Feuvres. The problem is that Elizabeth was one of the most common names in use at that time and Le Feuvre has at least 4 or 5 variant spellings.
Taking that into account I would agree that there at least 16 baptized in a probable time frame. Some of them will have died in infancy but that still leaves a fair number to be eliminated.
The only partial clue is in the marriage entry for Francois and Elizabeth which includes the words 'both of this parish'. Unfortunately that does not necessarily mean that she was born in St Helier, merely that she was living there at the time of her marriage.

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« on: Tuesday 27 November 18 10:02 GMT (UK)  »
The register entry for that death reads,

Mrs Elizabeth Le Sueur, widow of Mr Francois Le Maistre was buried on the 18th day. The entry page is dated January 1810.

I have no idea where they managed to get the Le Vavasseur dit Durrell from, the entry is in French so all I can think is that the transcribers didn't know that Vve is an abbreviation for Veuve (widow). The FindMyPast source does not seem to be very accurate, I stick to Ancestry for Jersey as they have images of the original records on the site.

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« on: Monday 26 November 18 17:58 GMT (UK)  »
This is on Ancestry and also on the Jersey Archive site

Name:    Francois Le Vavasseur
Event Type:    Baptism
Baptism Date:    24 Apr 1738
Baptism Place:    St Helier, Jersey
Parish as it Appears:    St Helier
Father:    Pierre Le Vavasseur
Mother:    Jeanne Sampson


Name:    Jeanne Samson
Gender:    Female
Event Type:    Marriage
Marriage Date:    1 May 1726
Marriage Place:    St Helier, Jersey
Parish as it Appears:    St Heilier
Spouse:    Pierre Le Vavassr

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« on: Monday 26 November 18 17:13 GMT (UK)  »
Francois Le Vavasseur dit Durell married Elizabeth Le Feuvre in St Helier on 8 Jan 1758. Their son Jacques was baptized in St Helier on 15 Dec 1758. His baptism record shows his godparents as Jacques Mauger (Uncle) and Jeanne Samson (Grandmother). Elizabeth was baptized in St Helier on 21 Sept 1760, her godparents were Pierre Power and Elizabeth Richardson his wife.

This would make Pierre Le Vavasseur and Jeanne Sam(p)son the parents of Francois

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Re: William Slater
« on: Monday 26 November 18 09:52 GMT (UK)  »
The marriage certificate shows both William and Agnes as being born in Lichfield

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Re: Mary/Marie Queripel m Pierre Mauger
« on: Friday 16 November 18 12:55 GMT (UK)  »
Guernsey records are not very well represented on line. You could enquire at the Priaulx Library in Guernsey, La Société Guernesiaise, the Guernsey Family History Society or there is a Guernsey Family History Facebook page

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