'Gosselin1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gosselin of Bengeo Hall, Gosselin of Guernsey

Our sources all agree that the following family was of Norman origin and that it was long established in Jersey before it came to Guernsey.
Thomas Gosselin (a 1521, Jurat of Jersey)
1. Helier Gosselin (a 1546, bur 14.12.1579, Procureur & Bailiff of Guernsey)
  m1. Perotine Henry (dau of Francis Henry of Guernsey)
  A. Nicholas Gosselin (Jurat)
  m. Peronelle Lempriere (dau of Thomas (probably not Louis) Lempriere, Bailiff of Jersey)
  i. Hellier Gosselin (Procureur)
  m1. (12.06.1582) Laurence Etur (dau of Nicholas Etur)
  a. Peter Gosselin (bpt 19.08.1584, bur 06.08.1631, Jurat)
  m. (07.07.1613) Jane de Beauvoir (dau of William de Beauvior, Bailiff)
  (1) Peter Gosselin (bpt 12.01.1622, bur 03.10.1654, Greffier then Advocate)
  m. Bertranne de Saumarez (dau of Michael de Saumarez)
  (A)+ issue - Peter (bpt 10.10.1647, bur 19.10.1648), Peter (bur 27.04.1662), Hellier (bpt 04.03.1654, d unm bur 18.06.1675), Bertranne (bpt 13.09.1646, bur 29.09.1646), Margaret (bpt 05.09.1649), Mary (bpt 25.05.1653)
  (2) Jane Gosselin (bpt 24.08.1614, bur 04.1638)
  m. (01.01.1633) Peter de Beauvoir (son of Peter of the Bosq)
  (3) Elizabeth Gosselin (bpt 03.05.1616, dsp bur 15.10.1660)
  m. Rev. Nicholas Noe
  (4) Mary Gosselin (bpt 29.06.1619, bur 27.10.1665)
  m1. _ Chandler ("an English gentleman")
  m2. Samuel Whitehead
  (5) Esther Gosselin (bpt 02.06.1626, bur 24.05.1695)
  m. (11.06.1651) Benjamin Guillaume
  (6)+ other issue - Nicholas (bpt 02.03.1624, bur 19.10.1666), Susannah (bpt 21.09.1617, d unm), Laurence (bpt 22.07.1621, bur 05.10.1621), Anne (bpt 10.05.1630, bur 09.05.1631), Laurence (bur 07.06.1631)
  b. Nicholas Gosselin (bpt 20.02.1593, bur 27.02.1663, Procureur)
  m. Mary le Pelley (dau of Hellier le Pelley, Jurat)
  (1) Philip Gosselin (bpt 14.04.1636, d unm bur 25.06.1670)
  (2) Peter Gosselin (bpt 17.02.1638, bur 22.09.1687, Advocate)
  m. Mary Tramalier (dau of Thomas Tramalier)
  (A) Peter Gosselin (bpt 23.01.1660, bur 15.03.1707)
  m. (11.1687) Mary Mauger (dau of Peter Mauger son of Peter)
  (i)+ 1 son & 4 daughters
  (B) Thomas Gosselin (b 14.02.1667, bur 06.08.1732, 4th son)
m. (15.02.1691) Catherine Mauger (dau of Peter Mauger son of John)
  (i) Joshua Gosselin (b 16.10.1696, d 26.11.1775, Greffier, Major, 4th son)
  m. (25.12.1731) Anne Guille (dau of John Guille of St. George, Jurat)
  (a) Joshua Gosselin, later of Bengeo Hall, Hertfordshire (b 06.11.1739, Grefffier, Colonel)
  m. (27.07.1761) Martha le Marchant (d 26.08/27.05.1813, dau of Thomas le Marchant, son of William (Jurat) son of William (Jurat))
  ((1)) Joshua Gosselin (b 14.10.1763, d 30.07.1789)
  m. (10.05.1787) Mary Priaulx (dau of Thomas Priaulx of Guernsey)
  ((A)) Thomas William Gosselin of Springfield, Guernsey (b 05.02.1788-9, d 19.12.1882) had issue
  m1. (03.01.1811) Elizabeth Sophia le Marchant (dau of James le Marchant of Rotterdam)
  m2. (1842) Harriet le Jersey (d 04.1878, dau of Peter le Jersey, Jurat)
  ((B)) Joshua Carteret Gosselin of Beauliwy, Guernsey (b 19.07.1789, d 17.01.1879, Commander RN)
  ((2)) Thomas le Marchant Gosselin of Bengeo Hall (b 07.05.1765, d 27.11.1857, Rear Admiral)
  m. (18.03.1809) Sarah Hadley (dau/coheir of Jeremiah Rayment Hadsley of Ware Priory)
  ((A)) Martin Hadsley Gosselin of Ware Priory, Sheriff of Hertfordshire (b 05.07.1813, d 08.10.1868) had issue
  m. (01.02.1843) Frances Orris Marshall of Blakesware (dau of Admiral Sir John Marshall of Gillingham House)
  ((B)) Emma Gosselin (b 24.05.1811),
  m. (17.08.1842) Edward Spencer Trower (son of John of Weston Grove)
  ((C)) Mary Gosselin of Bengeo Hall (a 1886)
  ((D)) Charlotte Gosselin of Bengeo Hall (a 1886)
  ((3)) Gerard Gosselin of Mount Ospringe, Kent (b 04.02.1769, d 1859, General)
  m1. (21.12.1791) Christian Lipyeatt (d 10.1824, dau of Bonick/Bonnick Lipyeatt of Feversham)
  ((A)) Gerard Lipyeatt Gosselin (b 09.05.1795) had issue (2 daus)
  m. (1829) Amelie Tupper (dau of Daniel Tupper of Guernsey)
  ((B)) George Gosselin (b 10.03/10.06.1797)
  m. (1836) Caroline Le Marchant Carey (dau of James Carey)
  ((C)) Christian Gosselin (b 18.05.1798, d 28.09.1873)
  m. (1836) S.C. Fairman of Lynstead
((D)) Caroline Gosselin (b 04.09.1799, d 1826)
  m2. (sp?) (1835) Priscilla Dimsdale (dau of J Dimsdale)
  ((4)) Catherine Gosselin (b 15.05.1766)
  m. (02.10.1797) George Lamb of Rye (son of George of Rye)
  ((5)) Martha Gosselin (b 13.07.1767, d 12.01.1809)
  m. (26.03.1792) George Lefebvre (Greffier)
  ((6)) Sarah Anne Gosselin (b 14.01.1776, d 19.12.1801)
  m. (07.09.1795) Nicholas Carey (rector of St. Martin's, Dean of Guernsey, son of John (Jurat))
  ((7)) Emilia Irving Gosselin (b 15.05.1777)
  m. (21.03.1799) William Carleton Smythies
  ((8))+ other issue - William (b 03.03.1771, bur 23.03.1773), Corbet (b 30.11.1780, d 27.03.1803, RN), Charles (b 26.01.1783, d 19.01.1803), Elizabeth Charlotte (b 14.12.1773, b 10.04.1789), Mary (b 15.08.1779, bur 08.10.1779), Mary (b 02.05.1782, bur 05.09.1783)
  (b) John Gosselin (b 17.06.1742, bur 29.11.1744)
  (ii) Catherine Gosselin (b 02.08.1699, dsp bur 22.02.1772)
  m1. Daniel Thomas
  m2. (18.11.1742) John Perchard
  (iii) Rachel Gosselin (b 03.01.1701-2, d 15.01.1768)
  m. (12.05.1734) Peter de Jersey (son of Colonel Nicholas of Touilets)
  (iv) Mary Gosselin (b 31.08.1709, bur 13.03.1778)
  m. (02.05.1734) James Carey (Advocate, son of James (Jurat))
  (v)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (bur 22.01.1692-3), Thomas (bpt 17.01.1693-4, d infant), Thomas (b 19.08.1694), Peter (b 01.06.1698, bur 09.09.1698), Peter (b 06.02.1704-5, bur 15.08.1731), Nicholas (b 21.01.1705-6, bur 11.03.1781), Mary (b 10.11.1703, bur 09.01.1703/4), Elizabeth (b 23.05.1711, bur 04.06.1711)
  (C) Joshua Gosselin (b 19.06.1675, bur 19.05.172, youngest son)
  m1. Judith le Mesurier (dau of Thomas le Mesurier)
  (i)+ issue - Joshua (b 01.04.1701, d infant), Joshua (b 13.12.1705, d unm 18.12.1726), Anne (bur 27.10.1709)
  m2. Mary Nicolle (dau of Elie Nicholle of Jersey)
  (iv) Mary Gosselin (b 04.03.1712-3, bur 08.05.1726)
  (D) Rachel Gosselin (d c1737)
  m1. Nicohlas de Jersey (son of Henry)
  m2. (sp) Nicholas Breton
  (E)+ other issue (d unm) - John (bpt 16.07.1663 d c1698), Nicholas (b 03.10.1665, bur 12.03.1669-70), Nicholas (b 19.02.1670-1, d c1698), Mary (b 04.01.1673, bur 26.05.1677), Mary (b 07.09.1678, bur 29.01.1678/9)
  (3) Susannah Gosselin (bpt 10.04.1631, bur 17.10.1712)
  m. Henry Morris
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - John (bpt 30.04.1642, bur 17.11.1643), Hellier (bpt 20.04.1645, bur 06.09.1646), Mary (bpt 19.04.1627, bur 19.06.1668), Collette (bpt 09.02.1633), Laurence (bpt 07.06.1635, bur 08.1635)
  c. Mary Gosselin (bpt 11.09.1583)
  m. (05.02.1611) John Macquelock
  d. Elizabeth Gosselin (bpt 27.08.1589, bur 25.09.1678)
  m. John Touper
  e.+ other issue (d unm) - Elie (bpt 27.04.1595, Hellier (bpt 27.02.1596)
  m2. (04.02.1606) Mary Baudain
  g. Joshua Gosselin (bpt 03.06.1607, dsp bur 03.10.1661, Jurat then Bailiff)
  m. (14.04.1634) Margaret de Saumarez (dau of Thomas de Saumarez, Jurat)
  h. Hellier Gosselin (bpt 30.11.1617)
  m. ?? (in Holland)
  i.+ other issue (d unm) - Susanna (bpt 20.11.1608), Michelle (bpt 07.02.1609), Jane (bpt 20.10.1613, bur 06.01.1690-1)
  ii. John Gosselin (d unm 1626, Procureur)
  iii. Susannah Gosselin
  m. John de Quetteville
  a.+ issue including John (Bailiff of Guenrsey)
  iv. Esther Gosselin
  m. Nicholas Guillemotte
  B. Collette Gosselin (bur 22.07.1621)
  m1. Thomas le Marchant (son of John the Jurat)
  m2. Peter Pelley
  m2. _ Blondel (dau of James Blondel)
  m3. (sp) Thomasse Effart (dau of Nicholas Effart)

Main source(s): 'Gosselin' in the Appendix (p343+) of 'The History of the Island of Guernsey' by William Berry (1815) with support (and just a little input) from Commoners (vol 1, 'Gosselin of Bengeo Hall', p301+), BLG1886 (Gosselin of Blakesware)
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