Friday, May 28, 2010

The Innumerable Spellings of Juchau

In the process of researching the Juchau line I have run across an uncommonly large number of variant spelling. The most common is Juchan. I have noticed that there is much wider variation in indexes that have been created than there is in the original documents--this is probably typical of any set of surname variations.




What other variations have your seen?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Marriage of Charles Daniel Juchau and Susannah Deighton

Charles Daniel Juchau and Susannah Deighton were married by banns in the District Parish Church for the Parish of St. John the Baptist Hoxton in Middlesex, England on 26 Jan 1845. The witnesses are given as P. Juchan [Juchau] and Martha Juchan [Juchau]. My guess is that these are Charles's brother Philip and their mother. The marriage ceremony was performed by James Rickards "according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church".
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Charles is listed as "of full age" [over 21], a Bachelor, and an Ivory Worker residing on East Road. Susannah is listed as a "minor" [she wouldn't be 21 for several more months in June], and a Spinster also living on East Road..

The fathers of the bride and groom are also provided as well as their occupations:

Lewis Charles Juchan [Juchau], Ivory Worker
George Deighton, General Dealer

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Birthplace of Charles Daniel Juchau

Charles Daniel Juchau and younger sister, Martha, were both christened on the same day: 28 Sep 1823. Martha had been born a month before on August 29th, but Charles had been born 16 months earlier on 29 May 1822. These were the first two children born to Lewis Charles and Martha (Dugdale) Juchau. The father's occupation is indicated as having been fan maker. The family was living at Ironmonger Place.

Image Source: St. Luke Old Street Parish (Middlesex, England). 
Register of Baptisms. London Metropolitan Archives, London, 
P76/LUK, item 012.; Digital images. Ancestry. "London, England, 
Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906." : accessed 18 May 2010.

So where was Ironmonger Place? Well, it is in the parish of Old Street St Luke (variously written as St. Luke, Old Street). This parish is in the county of Middlesex and was just north of the City of London. The map below shows Ironmonger Row (same as Ironmonger Place?) on Greenwood's Map of London from 1827. The street and its name are tiny--it runs north from Old Street just to the East of St. Luke's Church. It also shows another street named Ironmonger that goes East off of Ironmonger Row--perhaps this is Ironmonger Place? One of these two streets must be where Charles was born. Clicking on the link below the map will display the entire section from which this image has been taken. Greenwood's Map of Lonodn has been published online in it's entirety at by Mark Annand.

FamilySearch's English Jurisdictions Project shows the Parish and it's surrounding Parishes as you see here below.

Exploring in English Jurisdictions 1851 you can find that the parish was within the Hundred of Ossulstone (an obsolete administrative division) and the Poor Law Union of St Luke. Here's the link to the English Jurisdictions project:

Lewis & Martha Juchau lived on Ironmonger Row for several more years. They were still living there when Philip was christened on 23 Jul 1826 and when the twins, William and Henry were christened on 8 Aug 1828. However, by the time the next set of twins were born, George and Camelia Charlotte, the family had moved, and this might have some bearing on the question of why they were born on 3 Jul 1830 but not christened until 6 Jan 1833.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Juchau Family Research--let the research & reporting begin!

This blog has been created to assist in the coordination and reporting of genealogical research on the Juchau family. Many, if not all the Juchaus of England, America, Australia, and Canada (and elsewhere?) seem to trace their lineage back to Louis Juchau, born ca. 1689-1690 in London, England. Louis married Anne Giraud 11 Mar 1717/18 at the Westminster Tabernacle Milk Alley (Huguenot), Middlesex, England (this according to Boyd's Marriage Index). It seems likely that Louis had emigrated from France; however, despite some clues, there has been no genealogical proof that has established this with possibility as reality.

So this blog is to report on the evidence regarding Louis and his ancestry as well as to assist in documenting the lives of his descendants. Some special attention will likely be given to the various "immigrant ancestors" of those Juchaus in America, Australia, and Canada.