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Gushue Genealogy in Jersry
« on: Monday 20 July 15 00:07 BST (UK) »
I have done extensive research on the Gushues in Newfoundland, but have been stymied in my efforts to look up my jersey roots. The alpha Gushue I have discovered is one Timothy Gushue, who was born in Jersey around 1702 am migrated to Newfoundland to take up permanent residence in the Bacon Cove area somewhere around 1720. Could someone point me to the records I need to look for to carry the Gushue line back to Jersey. I have been told that the Jersey records were spirited to London during WWII to keep them away from the Nazis and never returned. Any truth to that story? In an event, any help that can be rendered would be greatly appreciated.
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Pete Gushue
Williamsburg, VA

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Re: Gushue Genealogy in Jersry
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 July 15 01:00 BST (UK) »
Jersey records are safely ensconced at the Jersey Archive, www.jerseyheritage.org however the name Gushue does not appear in their catalogue. As far as I can see the only Timothy (or Timothee as it would be in our records) baptized around 1702 is one Timothee Mourant. There are no Timothee Guchies or even Gruchys which is the nearest equivalent name I can think of. 
Where did you find the information giving his name?

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Re: Gushue Genealogy in Jersry
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 July 15 03:15 BST (UK) »
I forgot to add a few details that might help. First, there are several spellings of the Gushue surname as it has evolved over the centuries. One is "Gosue," which was the first known spelling in Newfoundland. Another is "Guizot," which family lore says is the original name. It is believed that the surname as such originated in either Brittany or Normandy.  The bearers of that name came to Jersey sometime in the Middle Ages. Second, the Gushues/Gosues who emigrated to Newfoundland were Catholic. On the island, they originally had to practice their faith in secret. If they did the same in Jersey, might their baptisms, marriages, etc have been recorded "off the books"?

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Re: Gushue Genealogy in Jersry
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 September 15 04:57 BST (UK) »
Hello..I'm also researching/searching the GUSHUE name..I'm from Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. My maternal GrGrandmother's maiden name is GUSHUE, b. abt. 1860 and baptism recorded in the Harbour Main District of Conception Bay, NL. (old spelling/name reference to the province was, Newfoundland)..I recently found the marriage record for my 2xGrGrandparents in the Archives at The Rooms in St. John's, NL...I'm also wondering just where did the original GUSHUE ancestors immigrate from?? The name spelling has taken on many spellings in various records - Gosue; Goodshoe; Goodshou; Guizot; etc..there is a headstone found in an old cemetery in Harbour Main for a John "Gosue" with his wife, Rachel and son, John for early 1800's..Dr. Gushue, you state that you found "The alpha Gushue I have discovered is one Timothy Gushue, who was born in Jersey around 1702 am migrated to Newfoundland to take up permanent residence in the Bacon Cove area somewhere around 1720" - what is your source(s)?..I've been searching for over 7 years and have been in contact with another searcher (with over 40+ years searching)..we've never seen any records, lists, details regarding a Timothy Gushue 1702 time period..he can trace his Gushue genealogy back to a John Gushue in the late 1700's to Bacon Cove...I'd appreciate sharing info with you, regards, Nora.