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2 Aug '98

My mother-in-law was born on Guernsey in 1920, here maiden name was Vesta de la Mare. Her father was Jean de la Mare, her mother Vesta Ward.
She was evacuated to the UK in 1940 and has been here ever since.
We would like to trace her ancestry on her fathers side, have you any tips on the best way to start?

Alan Beal

1) Join my Channel-Islands Mailing List hosted by Rootsweb. This is a friendly list of some 380ish people world-wide with a common interest in there family history associated with the Channel Islands
2) As your mother-in-law was an evacuee she/you may also be interest in the
Jersey Society of London (JSL)
3) Look on
John Fuller's web site
4) Keep talking to me - cause one of the lines I've been tracing are the Jersey DE LA MARE's and they seemed to have done a lot of "island hopping"
5) Have you considered the
Channel Islands Family History Society

27 Dec'97

I am searching for the VALLEE family, past and present. My gg grandfather Francis VALLEE, b. 14 Feb 1842 in France (town unknown); m. 22 Feb 1864 to Christina LIETCH, b. 16 July 1842 in Scotland (town unknown).

Their children:
Thomas VALLEE, b. 2 Apr 1865 (place unknown), d. 10 Mar 1940 (place unknown);
Francis VALLEE, b. 2 Dec 1866 (place unknown);
William Isidore VALLEE, my g grandfather, b. 2 Jul 1867, at Rue du Paraq, Port St. Pierre, Guernsey, CI. I have a copy of the register of births for him, pg.37,#193. He emigrated ca 1890 to the USA.
His father, Francis VALLEE died 29 Aug 1917, place unknown;
His mother, Christina LIETCH VALLEE, d. July 1912, place unknown.

Philip Brown

So far I have locate the following for you from the 1851 census.

SURNAME; FORENAME;AGE;BIRTH;PARISH;DISTRICT;FOLIO;PAGE
1851 Census

Vallee, Armond, 13, Fra, St H, 42, 869, 10
Vallee, Francis, 8, Fra, St H, 42, 869, 10
Vallee, Isadore, 47, Fra, St H, 42, 868,9
Vallee, Julia, 15, Fra, St H, 42, 869, 10
Vallee, Mary Ann, 11, St H, St H, 42, 869, 10
Vallee, Rose, 34, Fra, St H, 46, 927, 2
Vallee, Sophia, 50, Fra, St H, 42, 868, 9

21 Dec'97

I am looking for any information on the Biles, Ray and Rivers families from Jersey (am not sure if any of the surnames are from any other island).
Anything would be greatly apppreciated.

Mark Biles

So far I have locate the following for you from the 1851 census.

SURNAME;FORENAME;AGE;BIRTH;PARISH;DISTRICT;FOLIO;PAGE
1851 Census

BILES - None Listed

RAY; George; 3; Jsy St S; St H; 23; 507;35
RAY; James; 17; Jsy St H; St P; 4;190; 18
RAY; Jane; 25; Eng; St H; 23; 507; 35
RAY; Mary A; 14; Jsy St H; St H; 5;123; 21
RAY; Mary Ann; 5; Eng; St H; 23; 507; 35
RAY; Robert; 1m; Jsy St H; St H; 23; 507; 35
RAY; Sarah; 46; Jsy G; St H; 5;123; 21
RAY; William; 27;Eng; St H; 23; 507; 35

RIVERS - None Listed

1891 Census
BILES; Ada; 1;Jsy St. P; St P; 4; 39; 4
BILES; Annie; 23; Eng; St P; 4; 39; 4
BILES; Annie; 3; Jsy St. P; St P; 4; 39; 4
BILES; John W;40; Eng; St P; 4; 39; 4
BILES; Enoch; 45; Eng Somerset; St L; 2; ?; 1
BILES; Mabel Charlototte; 21; Jsy; St P; 4; 39; 4

RAY; Beatrice; 16; Jsy G.; Grouville; 1; 12; 17
RAY; Charlotte M.A.; 19; Jsy G.; Grouville; 1; 12; 17
RAY; Henry J.; 28; Jsy G.; Grouville; 1; 12; 17
RAY; Mary A.; 53; Jsy G.; Grouville; 1; 12; 17
RAY; Stephen; 57; Eng Kent; Grouville; 1; 12; 17
RAY; Edward R.; 14; Jsy G.; Grouville, 1, 12, 18
RAY; E.; 42; Eng; St H; 17; 77; 9
RAY; Eliza; 71; Eng Somerset; St H; 3; 37; 8
RAY; Sophie; 24; Jsy St H; St H; 3; 37; 8

RIVERS Not Listed.

1996 Phone Book
BILES I.J. Les Sillettes Fm, La Ruelle Vaucluse Mont Cochon

RAY - None Listed

RIVERS - None Listed

Other Areas for Research
Could I suggest you pay a visit to your local The Church
of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) who should have the
1881 census on fiche. There address should be in the
phone book.

3 Dec'97

Hi, I was wondering if you had any information on either Thomas BREHAUT
or Emily McKANE of Guernsey. They were married 1859. His parents were
Thomas BREHAUT and Rachel or Mary DEGARIS.
Any information on either of these three surnames would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks again, Kathy :)

Kathy

So far I have locate the following for you from the 1851 census.

SURNAME; FORENAME;AGE;BIRTH;PARISH;DISTRICT;FOLIO;PAGE
BREHAUT; Frederick ;22;Gsy SPP; St H; 24; 523; 18
BREHAUT; Jane ;54;Jsy;St L; 2; 339;13
BREHAUT; Margaret; 53;Gsy SPP; G; 4; 229; 33
BREHAUT; Mary Gregg; 14; USA NY; St L; 2; 339; 13
BREHAUT; Peter; 46; Gsy Cat; St L; 2; 339; 13

DE GARIS; Eliza; 17; Jsy St H; St H; 28 ;595; 3
DE GARIS; Elizabeth; 41; Jsy St H; St H; 28; 595; 3
DE GARIS; George; Gsy St S; St H; 28; 595; 3

McKANE; None listed

30 Nov'97

I am seeking information regarding my gg grandfather Nicholas ROBIN
b.Guernsey c 1835 d New Zealand 1903.
His parents were Nicholas ROBIN (farmer) and Ann VISCERE.
Thanks to anyone who is able to help.

Peter Wells

My thanks to Peter Guilbert for this information.
From the Foster charts
A112 Nicolas ROBIN m 1826 (Nancy) Ann Vaugue?
b 22 Dec 1802
bap 26 Dec 1802 pb Nicolas Jehan, Marie Robin et Nicolas Robin
d 24 Apr 1883

SON
Nicolas Robin 1841 Census lived at Saumarey, Castel
Nicolas Robin was the son of
Daniel ROBIN m Marguerite LE TOCQ
bap 16 Feb 1770

SON of
Henry ROBIN m Marguerite JOUANNE
bap 18 Apr 1742
m 26 Apr 1768
Second marriage later to Marguerite SARRE

Descended from Samuel Robin
b abt 1610

from 'La Pointe' Family A - St Saviour, St Pierre du Bois Branch!

 

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