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Jouault Family History

Jouault=Germanic- Gaud-Wault or Gaud-Wald

The first records of the family that I have found, in France, are in the town of Parigny and surrounding area, on the 8th of june 1511 a Jouault is mentioned in a contract with the Seigneur de Parigny.

9th December 1550 Pierre Jouault the elder,is in contract with Ollivier Du Hamel, Seigneur du Fief.

13th January 1587 Jehan Jouault the eldest, is mentioned in transaction with Guillaume Cordon.

Master Nicolas Jouault Priest and brother Guillaume Living in the middle of the 16th century

Master Jacques Jouault born around 1560, ordained as a Priest at the end of the 16th century,he witnessed several religious wars involving the diocese of Avranches, he saw four successive Sires of Saint-Germain in the Chateau of Parigny, after leading a full live serving his compatriots, he died on the 17th of March 1656 just short of a hundred years! He was buried in the Chapelle Saint Nicolas by Master Rene Blondel Priest.

Master Jean Jouault nephew and heir of the previous Priest, living in Parigny around 1650 he died on the 17th of April 1673, he was buried in the church by Guillaume de Lossendiere.

Master Francois Jouault born about 1620, ordained as a Priest around 1648, Vicar of his native parish, then a regular Priest, eldest of the eldest of the Riviere-aux-Jouault, title which passed in 1690 to Gilles Cordon-Chiniere of Mesnillard, because of Madeleine Jouault, his wife, niece of Master Francois Jouault, continuing for another fifty years.

Master Gabriel Jouault descendant of above, born in Parigny in 1690, ordained as a Priest in 1716, he died prematurely on the 6th of August 1721 aged thirty, he was buried in the church by Gilbert Fautrel, Cure de Chevreville.

The above is translated from an article by Victor Boulay of Parigny, published in the “La Gazette de la Manche “ 30th of January to the 6th of March.

1766 Birth of Pierre Philippe Jouault he was a native of Le Mesnil Thebault (S.E.of Avranches) he became a merchant tailor in the port of Granville, he married a Rose Sibron (Cybson?) a woman of property (appears to have been living in Granville in 1854 ) In 1841 Pierre died in Granville. Three children were born in Granville from this marriage, Julien Andre, Rosalie Bonne, and Frederick Francois, they all started families in Jersey.

1851 Census has Collas 58 I have not obtained his birth certificate yet, I presume he is the eldest son of Pierre Philippe, Berenice 58 wife,& Claire Jouault, Collas a shoes,glass&(tea?) Merchant born in Granville, Berenice and Claire were born in Havre, they lived at 53 King street

1805 birth of Julien Andre born and buried Granville 1859. Banker and Ship owner , lived 11 Broad Street ( J.E.C. building) in the 1851 Census it has Julien as a Shipowner living at 11 Broad street consisting of 6 houses in the court or yard. It appears that he was a member or partner with Edouard Gallichan & Company of the “Peirson”in the Royal Square , Gallichan started the Jewellers we know today, Walter Gallichan his Grandson, became a well known author on Sex Education and Angling.

1826 Julien Andre married Jane Wimbee 1805- ?, she was born in St. Helier of French Parents Nicolas Wimbee and Renee Mahe. Her brother and eventually her daughter lived 5 Broad Street ( camera supplies ) , Julien & Jane had ten children three boys, seven girls one ( Hortense ) died shortly after birth.

Note some of the above attended both Catholic and Church of England services.

1806 Rosalie Bonne Jouault born in Granville, buried at Almorah Cemetry 1876, married Jacques Aubin,(son of Jacques) seven issue, James, Henry, Rosalie, Hortense, Mary, Constante and Henrietta.

Frederick-Francois born in Granville in 1811 husband of Estelle.M. ? of France 1825, Frederick was a Zinc worker specialising in Oil/ Gas ? lamp repairs, he had his own business in 18 Library Place then 3 Peter Street, Frederick A.1843 Joined the business he married Annie of Grouville and lived at Frederick Place (Peter street) in 1891, Peter P.N. 1845 and Victor A. 1849 both became printers. ~~~ 1830 –1853 Andre Pierre Nicolas son of Julien Andre went to sea on the Family Ships at the age of fifteen , on the 3rd of January 1853 on her maiden voyage Captain Jouault took the 50 ton President to Southampton with a Cargo of cows, January 22nd arrived in Sunderland probably for a cargo of coal she set sail for Granville, the weather at the time was stormy and probably snowing, on the 26th a Flamborough fishing boat picked up the jolly boat, with President of Jersey marked on the stern and A.P.N.Jouault on the inside, on the 15th of February the Jersey Times reported the loss, and presumed death of all on Board, she was insured with the Jersey Mutual Insurance Society for Shipping .

1840-1889 Louis Jouault officer flag bearer in the Franco Prussian war, buried in Granville, agent for the London & South Western Railway in Granville from 1870 to 1889, married Clara Louisa Lesbirel daughter of Auctioneer John Francis ~~~~ 1885-1956 Jean Louis Jouault born in Jersey (?) Commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st of October 1917. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 1st of April 1919 and left the Army in 1921, he received the Croix de Guerre. He was the purchasing agent for Jersey, during the German occupation operating from Les Hirondelles in Granville,died at Golders Green having left a Brothel . Married Marguerite Le Dain 1878-1949 and he lived with her at her guesthouse Villa Villetri in Valley Des Vaux until they mutually separated. Jean was residing at “La Palloterie” in St.Martins at the time of his death.He set up a payment scheme for immigrant French workers, He worked and Managed Boutins Travel Bureau in Library Place, where my father started work after leaving school.

1882-1933 Madeline Marie Jouault married Charles Joseph Albert Louis Riotteau a Paris Banker she is buried in the Lesbirel grave at Almorah, St. Helier. They had two daughters Noella and Nicolle

1910 Yvonne Madeline married John Farrant Smith who was a Music teacher at Rugby school for most of his life, he was an accomplished Cellist. They ran a small theatre in Rugby, several of the people who were involved in the plays went on to be well known in the entertainment world, Yvonne did a sketch at the Dinner of the Jersey Society in London under the name “Le Dain” She also appeared on the stage in London in 1936. 1913-1976 Edward Louis Jouault Military Medal, Captain in British Intelligence, he went behind the enemy lines to rescue a comrade, was shot and wounded in the knee, the bullet passing right through, he was captured and escaped twice in the same day, he was originally captured by a tank division and was interviewed by the Commander Rommel, who treated him in a kind and chivalrous manner. Edward later became an instructor in Scotland for the rest of the war. In the post war years Edward ran a successful Café/Diner called the Chick Inn in Broad street, it was frequented by the young gymnasts after training at South hill, he spent his spare time on his yacht the “Yvonne” which he had renovated himself, his crew and close friend Jack Houllibecq were successful in the annual Jersey –Guernsey race, Edward was booted out of the celebration meal for refusing to buy the drinks, as a tea totaller he offered them water. The yacht was regularly used for smuggling goods between Jersey and France, the Yvonne sunk on her moorings at Rozel in a storm.Edward had a boat built by a Gallichan of St.Clement which he used to run passenger trips around the North coast and Les Ecrehous, he named her after his son Nicolas, this he eventually gave up due to ill health. With his wife Anita they started the souvenir and fancy goods shop the Fishermans Rest in Rozel. Edward married three times he first marriage was to Madeline Lorraine Ferey they had two children Michael and Jacqueline, He remarried to Mary and they had a daughter Sarah Louise, finally he was married to Anita Calldine until his death, they had Nicolas 1960 (myself) and Julien 1962, Anita remarried to Dr.A.Ralph.

1915-1974 Ines married R.Doubleday, and immigrated to Australia, they had three issue, Jill, John and Marguerite

1920-1942 Squadron Leader Richard John Jouault D.F.C. Saw considerable action at Dunkerque and took part in the Battle of Britain, first Jersey man to be mentioned in dispatches and win the D.F.C. He married Margaret Millar in April 1940 they had one son Edward who settled in Australia married and had two children Richard and Fleur, Edward was a Wine Producer, sadly he died in a car crash. ~~~ 1935- Michael, dishonourably discharged from the Army. Squandered much of the family wealth and property. Married Elizabeth Reardon , they have four children Paula, Louis, Jane and Richard. Sold family medals in Bosleys auction for 8,800 pounds (2003)

1937- Jacqueline married Ronald Ballard in London, they had two children Marcus and Laura. Jacqueline qualified as a Social Worker and worked for some years in a drug rehabilitation centre in Ireland.

1953- Marguerite Marie Louise (Sarah) widowed with two children Alex and Helene, she lives and works in Bognor Regis running a Hairdressing Salon.

1960- Nicolas Julien Louis De Meulan Jouault H.G.V Driver for Ronez Quarries

1962- Julien Louis De Meulan Jouault Royal Marine served Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands.


Ships Known or very likely to be connected to the Jouault Family. Most of the following vessels appear to be involved mainly with Coal shipment from Wales and England to Jersey and Granville.

Vessel Owner Tonnage years in ownership

“Vibilia” Jane Wimbee 148 tons 1844 sold 1848

Built by W.Machon in Guernsey 1844 official no. 62930 sold to D. Le Roy of Guernsey

Captain William Du Frocq of Guernsey 1850 N.Le Roy 1861 P.Le Roy Foundered off Spurn Head 27-1-1883 crew saved.

“Jersey Maid” Gallichan&Wimbee 39 tons 1843 lost 1848

Captain John Blampied of Trinity

“Neuha” Gallichan&Co. 29 tons 1846- lost 1856

1854 Captain Thomas De La Mare54 of St.Martin, Mate Auguste Drouet of France, Henry Aubin 24 of St.Helier crew. 1849 Joshua Gallichan 18 of St.Saviour crew, Captain John Dickerson 33, John Dickerson 12 crew Captain De La Haye

“Jane” 21 tons Gallichan&Wimbee 1845-1849

1847 Captain John Asplet 52. Captain John Dickerson of Grouville 33, James Aubin 24 crew, John Blampied 32 of Trinity crew,1849. Captain John Fleming.

“Jane” 42 tons Gallichan&Co 1856-1860

“Freedom” Gallichan&Co 50 tons 1851-56

Captain Francis Renouf 28, George Renouf crew, both from St. Martins, Matthew Gallichan27 of St. Clement, crew.1854 Captain Thomas Knox. Captain John Gavey

“Admiral” Gallichan&Co. 60 tons 1848 lost 1856

Built by F.C.Clarke 25-10-1847 for Jouault and Gallichan. Captain Richards, Captain John Dickerson Captain John Fleming of Sark. 16-11-1856 bound for Grangemouth from Danzig with wheat and lathwood totally lost 12 miles east of Chritiansand, master John Dickerson drowned. Lloyds registered 1850 Jouault & Co.

“Childers” Gallichan&Co 31 tons 1851-55

Built 1849 offical no. 9644 in 1851 she was seized by customs for smuggling and sold to Edward Gallichan & Co. Captain John Fleming sailed also on Jane and Admiral, also worked on or Captained Steamships on the St.Helier to Granville and St.Malo route, he is first recorded on the Ariadne from 1836 to 1842, He was mate on thePolka and the Superb which struck rocks on the Minquiers reef in 1850, and a long legal battle for the Captain Priaulx began, which ended on his death 16 years later. John lived in Pomona road for many years, he eventually lived at Woodbine, St.Brelades his daughters Jane and Eliza married the Le Dain Captains Thomas and Nicholas my great-great Uncles, In 1864 a John Fleming owned the 54 ton Dart. Captain Marett M.J. Gallichan 28 of St.Clement, 1855 Captain A.P.N. Jouault 1853 26th of September 1870 the Childers was lost off Gunfleet sands near Brightlingsea then owned by Laming.

“President” Julien Andre Jouault 50 tons 1853lost1853

Built in Granville and fitted out in Jersey.

Captain Andrew Jouault

The following may and probably have no Jouault connection other than Matthew Gallichan lived at 11 Broad street the previous home of the Jouault family. Matthew Gallichan was involved in several companies, involving Coal, Wine and was the agent for the Jersey Steam Packet Company.

“London” Gallichan&Co. 59 tons 1857sold 1868

1859-1864 owned by M.Gallichan, 1864-1867 owned by E.J.Gallichan.

“Belinda” M.Gallichan&Co. 180 tons 1859-1863

“Freedom” Gallichan&Co. 58 tons 1862-?

“Freedom” G.Gallichan&Noel 77 tons 1860 lost 1871 18th February 1871 lost around Les Minquiers.

“Admiral” Gallichan & Charles De Gruchy 215 tons ?-1868

23-8-1868 Sunk of Lundy, one man rescued by a pilot boat master and a French boy held onto the spar but Captain De Gruchy lost his grip and was drowned, boy later saved by “Lady Clay” of Bristol. The vessel was loaded with coal and had been struck by a heavy sea two days before during a storm and filled with water.

1868 The Commercial Bank at 11 Broad street run by Janvrin,Durrel & Co.

1850 Banque J.Dorey, Trinite, payable chez Edouard Gallichan, Place Royale

1864 Banque J.Dorey, Trinite, payable chez M.J.Gallichan, Place Royale.

The above was written and researched by Nicolas Julien Louis De Meulan Jouault. Amateur Channel Island maritime history researcher. I would like to thank all the various people for helping me find out most of the above Information.

Here are some of my favorite websites:

Societe Jersiaise - History Section (http://www.societe-jersiaise.org/history)
Channel Island Maritime E Group (http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/c.i.)

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