Christmas Greetings

A Christmas card given to my great grandfather.
A Christmas card given to my great grandfather.

Above is a photo of a Christmas card given from Captain J.F. Le Huquet to my great grandfather George Perchard Davey while he was a Private. There is no date on the card, so I am presuming it may have been given at some time while George served in the First World War. But I may be wrong.

Inside of the card

The other fact I may have wrong is the Captains initials. It looks like J. F. Le Huquet, but if I look at the examples of letters from the palaeography guide I have written about here: poster, you will see that sometimes it is hard to tell. It could be a J,F or G. See for yourself.

The letters 'J'
The letters ‘J
The letter ‘F’
The letter 'G'
The letter ‘G’

The only record I can find in my online search of a J. F. Le Huquet is a John Fred Le Huquet. His name is in a list of ‘New Trustees Of The Royal Crescent Church’ ( Archives records). I’m not too sure where the Royal Crescent Church in Jersey is or was. Maybe you can help me?  If you have an ancestor called J.F. Le Huquet and you know he was a Captain, I would love to hear from you and maybe you could contribute a little more to the background of this card.

Inside the card there was also a little verse:

DSCF4198Happy Christmas to you all!


  1. Hello… My name is Jennifer Rielly…. I’m very interested in doing some research with you on my family history. My grandfather was John L a Verne LeHuquet …. His father came from Jersey….. His name was John as well have no record of him being a captain but would love to mother is still alive and lives in Canada . I myself have lived in California with my family for the last 30 years …. Feel free to contact me …… Thank you Mrs Jennifer rielly

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for stopping by my family history blog. How interesting that you may be related to Captain Le Huquet that sent my great grandfather a Christmas card. I will contact you, kind regards,


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