Author Topic: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey  (Read 637 times)

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Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 29 November 18 12:47 GMT (UK) »
Helo,
I have a copy of the article , it begins with a list of 185 recent Huguenots refugees in Jersey, but no Elizabeth Le Feuvre or F. Le VVS dit Durell.
These families emigrated in Jersey long before 1750 and both certainly came from Normandy.
You can try to search jerrripedia 's births and baptisms :
http://search.jerripediabmd.net/BMD_UserStuff/Baptisms
Name le feuvre , given name Elizabeth
dates : I tried between 1722 and 1743 : 16 answers but difficult to say who are the parents of your Elizabeth.

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Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 29 November 18 19:38 GMT (UK) »
I do so appreciate the looking you are both doing.

As I said, she isn't my family but is associated with my G G G Grandfather - so it is pure interest that drives me.  I am very grateful for help from you both, who obviously know more about these things than I do.

I have seen all the variations for Elizabeth's surname and also the number of Elizabeths about - bit of a needle in a haystack job isn't it.    ;)

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« Reply #30 on: Friday 30 November 18 07:29 GMT (UK) »
[quote '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.
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Quite true

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Re: LE VAVASSEUR/DURRELL in Jersey
« Reply #31 on: Friday 30 November 18 07:36 GMT (UK) »
Yes indeed - have met that expression several times around the country.    ;)

I got hooked the first few times but have since learnt not to get too excited by it.

Thanks for your help - I have now learnt that this family was probably in Jersey for quite a long time and that they probably originated from Normandy - so I now know what I wanted to know.

Many thanks to you both.    ;)   8)

Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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