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Subject: Re: [CI] PEGGY RENOUF
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 17:24:15 EDT
I'm afraid that there was another Peggy RENOUF.
She was bapt. 22.12.1796 St Helier, Peggy fille Monsr. Chas. RENOUF et Mse.
Marie Anne COSNARD (godparents Monsr. Jean LE COUSTEUR de la Paroisse de St
Marie et Mse. Esther RENOUF soeur de l'enfant). She appears to have still
been alive in 1871 (aged 73, living in St Helier with an 83 year old
sister).....which leads me to think that the Peggy RENOUF who died around
March 1875 was quite likely to be her.
In a message dated 23/08/02 19:03:52 GMT Daylight Time,
> I have a St Helier baptism in my Renouf family of a PEGGY RENOUF (thanks to
> Anne) in 1815 - Parents Jean Servan Renouf and Jeanne Le Cras.
> More recently, whilst just flicking through Jersey Archive, I have come
> across a Will dated 10 March 1875 for a PEGGY RENOUF, in which she donates
> £5 to the poor of St Helier.
> These are the only two references I've seen to Peggy - It's quite possible
> that these two records relate to the same person - Peggy's brother Thomas
> was still alive in 1881 after all........
> I dont have an address, or even know whether she married - I know it was
> practice to continue to use one's maiden name after marrying, but would a
> married woman make a will in her maiden name?
> The rest of her family were born and stayed in St Helier - so I must assume
> for now that she did too -
> Ever optimistic (Well, you have to be with Renoufs) could I ask if someone
> with access to one of the earlier Census could keep an eye open for a Peggy
> Renouf - I would be eternally grateful !