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Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 26 Oct 2012 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Touzeau, Martin, Hartley
My name is Roland Touzeau Martin. My great-great grandfather was Stephen Touzeau Martin (23 Jan 1820 - 2 Dec 1894) of Guernsey and married to Anna Elizabeth Sachet (1828-1875). He emigrated to the U.S. in 1872 with his son, my great-grandfather, Roland Touzeau Martin. Stephen T. Martin was tenant/owner of Herm Island from 1856-1860. His father was Stephen Martin and his mother was Elizabeth Touzeau (both presumably of Guernsey also). I believe, but am not sure, that Elizabeth's father was named Roland Touzeau. Roland was living in Guernsey in 1792 with a Capt. Lorray, as evidenced by a letter, written in English, mailed to Roland in Guernsey by his grandmother, Mary Touzeau. Mary mentions a cousin of Roland named Tommy Hartley and a niece of Mary's she called Mrs. Leaver(sp?). I believe that Roland was probably Elizabeth's father because Mary's letter mentions a watch that she was giving to Roland that has passed down to me through the Touzeau Martin line. Can anyone fill in any details about Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau, their parents and any connection between Elizabeth Touzeau and Mary Touzeau's grandson Roland? I am guessing that Elizabeth would have been born around 1800 and Stephen maybe a bit earlier. I also have no information about Mary's son/Roland's father.

Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 26 Oct 2012 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'v posted your message on the Guernsey Family History site on Facebook. If you are lucky, someone there may be able to help you. A number of the members live in Guernsey and so have access to the information in the Priaulx.
I have seen the name Touzeau pop up before on the site, so if you are lucky someone may have a connection.
If you wish to join the site yourself, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/Guernseygenealogy/#!/groups/...

Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 1 Nov 2012 11:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much!

Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 2 Nov 2012 12:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Touzeau
I have been researching Touzeau from Guernsey for many years. Some information on your Touzeau descendancy:

Your gggrandparents, Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau married, presumably in Guernsey, on 29 May 1817.

Elizabeth Touzeau was born on 4 Apr 1793 in St Peter Port, Guernsey, baptized 7 April 1793 in the Town Church, was the daughter of Roland Touzeau and Elizabeth Tosdevin who married on 27 Sep 1791 in Guernsey.

Roland Touzeau born 7 Aug 1766, baptized 13 Aug 1766 in St Peter Port was the son of Jacques Touzeau and Jeanne Touzeau (first cousins), he died 5 Jan 1817.

Jacques Touzeau born 1 Jun 1743, baptized 3 Jun 1743 in St Peter Port was the son of Jacques Touzeau and Marie Green.
Jeanne Touzeau born c1743 (presumed Deptford, Kent) was the daughter of Roland Touzeau and Marguerite de Grave.

Jacques Touzeau born 6 Jul 1715, baptized 9 Jul 1715 in the Town Church, St Peter Port was the son of Jean Touzeau and Marie Baudry. Jacques and Marie Green were married on 14 Sep 1740 in the Town Church - 7 children were recorded for them in the Guernsey parish registers.

Roland Touzeau born 26 May 1708, baptized 6 Jun 1708 St Peter Port, was the son of Jean Touzeau and Marie Baudry. He was married on 11 Mar 1739 at Glasshouse Street and Leicester Fields Huguenot Church, Westminster, London, to Marie Marguerite de Grave (daughter of Jaques de Grave and Anne Marie Veugny). Information from their wills shows that he was a hatter in Deptford, Kent and that they had three daughters and a son:

1) Jeanne - who married her first cousin, Jacques Touzeau (thought to have come to London to be apprenticed to his uncle, Roland), died 10 Jan 1786 St Peter Port.

2) Ann - baptized at St Nicholas, Deptfort, Kent 28 Aug 1744 married there on 29 Jul 1764 to Thomas Hartley, she died 1780 - 7 children.

3) William - baptized at St Nicholas, Deptford on 22 Dec 1746, died before 1783.

4) Mary - baptized at St Nicholas, Deptford on 20 Nov 1748 was married at St Mary Magdelene, Woolwich on 27 Aug 1775 to Joseph Smith, she died before 1783 - 2 children.

Jean Touzeau (presumed to have been born in France) died in St Peter Port on 19 Oct 1719. He was twice married (1) Marie Guillebaud who was buried in Guernsey on 2 Sep 1704. (2) He married Marie Baudry on 13 Feb 1705/6 in St Helier, Jersey. He was the father of 22 children - (11 all male births were recorded in Guernsey parish records with Marie Baudry, which included a set of twins and a set of triplets, who did not survive). Marriage records for 3 sons of Jean's first marriage and 4 sons of his second marriage have been located.

Do hope this is of help to you.

Betty Alford

Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 3:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much!Any hints about how to find more information on Stephen Martin's ancestors? My father is planning a trip to Europe next summer with a stop in Guernsey. I may come with him and do some more research. The letter I have to Roland Touzeau was written by his grandmother. She signed the letter "Mary Touzeau". I suspect she must have been either Marie Green or Marguerite de/le Grave.

Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 11:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
No problem - half your luck if you can manage a stay in Guernsey.

The Priaulx Library is a good place to visit, I found the staff very helpful. I viewed a couple of very old oil painting at the Library, daresay they are still there, of Roland Touzeau and Marie Marguerite de Grave.

I'd be interested to read the letter you mention, I'd guess it was written by Marie de Grave. Your ancestor, Roland Touzeau her grandson, was mentioned in her will to receive a sum of 50 pounds and the residue of her estate after expenses.

The only notes I have on my database for your Etienne (Stephen) Martin - he was a Captain in the Merchant Navy and died in Havanna, Cuba, predeceased his wife Elizabeth - she was a 54 year old widow when she died at Les Canichers, Guernsey.





Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 2:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Touzeau
I have attached scans of the letter. Can't quite read what is written at the top of the folded outside. Looks like maybe two names? It was addressed to Roland Touzeau at Capt. Lorrays, Sneth (Smith?) Street, Island of Guernsey.
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Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 3:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think that the right hand name is C. le Jeune. Could the left hand words be "Tous [something] payé 5d.", meaning "All paid, 5 old pennies"?

Re: Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Touzeau

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 3:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think that the right hand name is C. le Jeune. Could the left hand words be "Tous [something] payé 5d.", meaning "All paid, 5 old pennies"?

Mary Touzeau's 1792 letter to Guernsey

Posted: 8 Nov 2012 7:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for sending Mary Touzeau's letter - very interesting! The words on the outside sealed section of the envelope look like French words (although she has written clearly and in perfect English) I can only guess like you, are referring to the carrying of the letter, cost of 5d, perhaps "le jeune" may mean "fast"?

I found a lengthy article about the Early Postal Service to the Channel Islands on theislandwiki.org website.

The surname "Leaver" is not one I have on my database, although I do have some Le Lievre connections to Touzeau. Perhaps Leaver may be an anglicized version of Le Lievre?

I'd suspect that Mrs Leaver would have been a child of one of Mary (nee de Grave) Touzeau's five known siblings. Research of her ancestry is limited to that carried out by another researcher through the Huguenot Society in London. Marriages and descendants of her brothers and sisters have not been located - one marriage only - her elder sister Jeanne Marie de Grave born 21 Oct 1707, bap 26 Oct 1707 at Glasshouse Street and Leicester Fields Church, apparently married in 1737 at The Artillery Church, Spitalfields, London, to Jean Antoine Megier.




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