Eliza Lozuet – born 1864

Eliza Lozouet 1864On the 21st June 1864 Eliza Lozouet was born in the parish of St. Ouen in the island of Jersey. Eliza was the sister of my great great grandfather John Lozouet. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, birth certificates are a great source of information as you can see in the image of Eliza’s birth certificate above.

Eliza was the only daughter (as far as I know) of Elize Elizabeth Le Brocq (of St. Ouen, Jersey) and Jean Louis Desiré Lozouet (possibly of Surville, Le Manche, Normandy, France).

Eliza’s only sibling to my knowledge was her younger brother John.

Here is her timeline:

1864 – on the 21st June Eliza was born in St. Ouen, Jersey.

1864 – on the 20th July Eliza’s birth is registered.

1866 – on the 23rd April Eliza’s brother John is born. Eliza is almost two years old. The exact place pf residence is still unknown although they are still in St. Ouen.

1871 – Eliza is a scholar and is living with her grandmother Eliza Le Brocq (neé Le Boutellier), a farmer’s wife and her grandfather John Le Brocq (head of Household), a farmer of 8 acres and her unmarried uncle John Le Brocq jr. (age 27), a farmer’s son. The whereabouts of Eliza’s parents and baby brother are unknown.

1881 – Eliza is almost 17 years old. She is living along Vinchelez Main Road, St. Ouen with her grandmother Eliza Le Brocq, now a widow and her brother John, a carpenter.

1891 – Eliza is 25 and living at the Farmer’s Rest Hotel, St. Peter’s, Jersey with her husband Octave Duthiel, aged 45 (head of household).Her grandmother Eliza Le Brocq is now also living with them (aged 70).

1892 – On the 13th January, Eliza gave birth to her son Octave Theobald John Duthiel. You can read more about that here: Eliza has a son. Eliza’s place of residence is Motivier Lane, King Street, St. Helier, Jersey.

1901 – Eliza is now 37 years old and has moved to England with her family Octave and son John (they seem to have adopted his middle name rather than use Octave). They are now  living in 30 Dock Terrace, St. Mary’s, Hampshire, England. Eliza is working as a ‘grocer’s assistant, while her husband Octave is working as a ‘dock labourer’.

1911 – The following information may or may not be my Eliza: An Eliza Dutel, aged 46, is working as a Servant at Jersey General Dispensary And Infirmary, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Her occupation is recorded as a ‘cook’. Marital Status: married; Relation to Head: servant. Father’s birthplace: France, Brittany (although I have been told by a fellow researcher that Eliza’s father is possibly from Normandy).

1911 – Octave, Eliza’s husband, is living with the Sisters Of The Poor, Hauteville, St. Helier, Jersey. His occupation is described as ‘former boarding housekeeper.’

Eliza’s timeline ends here. I do not know what happened to her next. There is a 100 year restriction on viewing censuses, so the 1911 is the last one available.

Things to find out about Eliza:

  • what was her address at birth?
  • what school did Eliza go to?
  • What happened to the Le Brocq farm in 1891? The whereabouts of Eliza’s brother, John is also unknown. Although I do have a photo of John Le Brocq taken circa 1891 in San Fransisco.
  • Why did they move to England?
  • When did she she? Where? And how?

If you have more information on Eliza Lozouet and would like to share it I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

Jean Lozouet – died 31st August 1833

On the 31st August, Jean Lozouet of the parish of Surville in Normandy, France died and was buried in the old section of St. Lawrence graveyard. I found out about this on the islandwiki.org website under the leter ‘L’ in St. Lawrence Burials: Lozuet

J Lozuet - 1833

Through some contact with the Parish of St. Lawrence I soon found out the following details from the incredibly helpful secretary who had spoken to the Sexton on my behalf and another family history expert.

 

‘… if there was not a family grave or there was no money and the Parish paid for the burial then some persons were buried in the pathways and no stones were or marking were placed on the plots,…’

The secretary also adds that this may not have been the case with Jean Lozouet but it is a possibilty worth knowing.

J Lozuet - death book

 

I do not know if or how Jean Lozouet is related to me yet, but I am almost certain he must be, as there were and still are very few Lozouets in Jersey. My next step would be to see a copy of his death certificate whcih may show extra details, such as date of birth/age at death/address/cause of death.

UPDATE: I have since been informed that civil registration  did not begin until 1842 in Jersey. Guernsey began theirs two years earlier in 1840 and the Uk even earlier in 1837. My friend and family historian also continues to tell me that this includes all births marriages and deaths. Thank you Helen! 🙂

It may also be of interest to know that it has been a year since jersey suffered a Cholera epidemic in August 1832, maybe this was the cause?

You can read more about my Lozouet connections here: Family name – LOZUET

The furthest I have managed to get back is with my Jean Louis Desire Lozue, born circa 1840, 7 years after the other Jean Lozouet dies. Is it his grandfather? Is it a brother? Sometimes when children died young, the name of that child would be used again for a following sibling.

As my grandmother Clara Lozuet was one of five girls, the name Lozuet died out with her generation but I do know that there was a family of boys. So far I have not been able to establish a connection.

In the 1901 Census for St. Helier, Jersey, there is a Aimable Lozouet – French subject – single – aged 26 – a General Domestic Servant – possibly working at 9 Esplanade, Custom’s Hotel. My great grandmother Clara had this photo in her possessions when she died:

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I don’t know who this young boy is, he may not even be a Lozuet but he does have Hotel enbroided on his collar. Plus, he looks younger than 26 and would a Domestic servant wear a uniform? Questions, questions…

What I do know is that in 1901 Walter J Dovey was up and running as an Island photographer according to the two following links:

http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/List_of_photographers_in_Jersey_1840-1940

http://jerseyfamilyhistory.co.uk/?page_id=11