52. Henry Le Neveu Ahier
Originally had birth date at 1857, but census information indicatedb.1851 (1851 census shows Henry, 2 mo, and 1861 census shows Henry age10).
1881 CENSUS (from Pam Hislop)
26 New Street, ST HELIER
Henry Le N. AHIER - 30 - born Grouville, Assistant Ironmonger, Head
Esther R - 31 - born Grouville, Assistant Ironmonger+, wife
1891 CENSUS (from Pam Hislop)
[8.64.7] - ST SAVIOUR
Henry Le Neveu AHIER - 40 - born Grouville
Esther Rachel - 39 - born Grouville
Cecile Le Neveu - 8 - born St Helier
Marguerite - 6 - born St Helier
Immigration index for Victoria, Australia shows Henry (age 3) ,arriving with his sister Marianne (age 5), and mother Marriane (age30), aboard the ship 'Evening Star' on January 3, 1855. Abraham isnot shown on the list. Family history has them going to Melbourne,and then returning to Jersey several years later.
Note in a family chart indicated "lost at sea".
Birth date from a note in a photo album showing an 1853 photo ofMarinanne and Henry.
65. Cecile Le Neveu Ahier
Residence in 1909 noted as 29 Algiers Road, Ladywell, South EastLondon - info from a grant of attorney [Trevor Labey, 1999]
66. Marguerite Mourant Ahier
Residence in 1911 noted as 29 Algiers Road, Ladywell, South EastLondon - info from a grant of attorney. Seems to have been livingwith her sister, Cecile [Trevor Labey]
54. Ada* Louise Ahier
Godparents: Philippe Labey and Jane-Elizabeth Ahier his wife [TrevorLabey, 2001]
While Robert and Ada spent much of their time in the United States orat Auvers-sur-Oise on the outskirts of Paris, it is known that thecouple came to Jersey for their wedding, a ceremony which was held atSt Martin's Church on 29th April 1885. Moreover, judging by both thetiming of the ceremony and the identity of the Rector who officiated,it is clear that Robert must have had more than enough opportunity tobecome familiar with the veritable squadron of Ada's cousins andrelatives in the island. First, Robert and Ada's wedding occurredonly four days after that of her first cousin, Jane's eldest son JohnWilliam Labey, who was also married at St Martin's Church that year.Secondly, there can be little doubt that the choice of venue on bothoccasions was determined by the families' desire to use the servicesof the Rector, Jane's second cousin, the Rev'd Thomas Le Neveu.[Trevor Labey - Labey Family Memoirs]
Robert* John Wickenden
The birth certificate for Robert John Wickenden states, under No. 263,that Eighth July, 1861, at Hooper's Place, Rochester, District ofMedway, County of Kent, was born Robert John, a boy, son of ThomasWickenden, deceased master-mariner, and Charlotte Wickenden formerlyQuaife.
Robert was born and grew up in Rochester, England. It was noted thateven as a child he was very adept at drawing. Robert received hisearly education at the Sir Joseph Williamson's school, and was one ofthe youngest boys in England to pass the Oxford Local Examination atRochester in 1873.
In about September 1873, Robert and his mother Charlotte moved toToledo, Ohio. Robert attended the Franklin School in Toledo. At theage of 15, Robert apprenticed himself to North and Oswald,photographers. The 1878/79 Toledo directory shows Robert as aphotographer with North & Oswald. It seems that shortly after that(early 1879?) he struck out on his own. For about two years heoperated a small gallery in Dundee, Michigan. His brother James tookover the gallery and Robert moved to Detroit, then to New York, andenrolled in art school, under Chase and J. Carroll Beckwith during theyears 1880, 81 and 82. During this time he also taught art classes inDetroit.
Robert moved to Paris in February, 1883. There he met Ada LouiseAhier (from Jersey, Channel Islands) and got married in April, 1885.They moved to Toledo in October 1885 and then moved to Jersey, ChannelIslands, in August, 1886 shortly after their son Alfred was born(March, 1886). Ada's father was quite ill, and Ada was homesick, andwanted to be back home. Ada's father died on November 22, 1886 athome in Longueville, Jersey. The family then moved to Auvers-sur-Oise(north of Paris) in 1887. They moved to Paris in late 1888 and thenback to the house in Auvers in 1889.
The family moved back to the U.S. in October 1891. The family spentsome time in Toledo with relatives and then moved to Chicago. Theymoved back to France and bought the house in Auvers in 1892. In May,1900 the family moved to Montreal, Quebec. In 1903 they moved to SteAdèle, and in April 1906 they moved to Bethel (12 acres of farmland,Elmwood District). Robert also leased a loft at 7 East 39th St., NewYork for studio and apartment. Robert sold the farm property in June1911 and purchased Maria Parloa's property at Bethel, Conn.
In May, 1918, Robert was posted to France with American Red Cross forabout 8 months. Robert and Ada moved to Danbury, Conn in 1919 andthen in 1921, they moved to Brooklyn, New York where they stayed untiltheir deaths.
- compiled from various sources including Thomas Rogers WickendenMemoirs by Arthur C. Wickenden (1962); Castle in Bohemia by AlfredWickenden (circa 1940), and a Masters thesis on Robert J. Wickenden bySue Gustavison (1989).
In 1861, Robert and Ada sailed to the U.S. aboard the ship, City ofRome, arriving at New York on October 16, 1885. In the passenger listhe is listed as "Robby Wickenden"
71. Yvonne Ada Wickenden
lived in Quebec City for a time. It was here that she decided tobecome a Roman Catholic nun. She joined the order of St. Francis,taking on the name Soeur Léon-Marie. She moved to New York City towork in a "nunnery" there. [Jocelyn Anne Wickenden]
75. Marguerite Heloise (Margot) Wickenden
Itis believed she may have achieved a Masters degree in Education.She lived in Trois Riveres for a time an then moved to Omaha, Nebraskawhere she became Dean of Girls at an educational institution there.
She married Wallace Argall in the early-mid 1940s in Trois Rivieres.Wallace had previously been married to Florence - that marriage endedin divorce. Wallace and Margot moved to New England area.
Wallace died in the late 1950s. Margot died in about 1982. Both areburied in Forest Hills Cemetery, Trois-Riveres. [Jocelyn AnneWickenden]
56. John William (Jack) Labey
1891 CENSUS (from Pam Hislop)
Carteret House, GROUVILLE
John William LABEY - 32 - born Grouville, Farmer, Head, md
Eliza - 33 - born St Helier, wife
Lillian A. - 5 - born Grouville, daughter
Muriel M. - 3 - born Grouville, daughter
Ramond (sic) J. - 1 - born Grouville, son (looks more like Bamond!)
Vera Clare - 7m - born Grouville, daughter
+ 1 general servant and 2 farm servants
Philippe - 62 - born Grouville (another census shows 62/65 - 65 iscorrect)
Alfred C. - 31 - born Grouville (brother)
Philip F. - 21 - born Grouville (brother)
Ernest G. - 19 - born Grouville (brother)
John William Labey, born 7th August 1858, married at St
Martin's Church by the Rev'd Thomas Le Neveu on 25th April 1885 toEliza
Blampied. Had ten children, among which was my grandfather - Walter
Philip Labey, later of Oakborne, Grouville. [Trevor Labey, 1999]
78. Raymond John Labey
Had two sons and two daughters [Trevor Labey, 2000]
80. Doris Ahier Labey
had four daughters [Trevor Labey, 2000]
85. George Edwin Labey
had one son and four daughters [Trevor Labey, 2000]
1891 CENSUS (from Pam Hislop)
[1.9.11] - GROUVILLE
Philip VALPY - 33 - born Grouville
Lydia J. - 29 - born Grouville
Clarice E. - 3 - born Grouville
- 3rd son of Jean Valpy of Maltières, Grouville [Trevor Labey]
87. Clarisse Elise Valpy
Middle name from Don Weston (Pam Hislop). Muriel Le Gresley (neeLabey) 1947 letter states that Clarice was the eldest daughter and in1947 was living at Mon Plaisir, Grouville.
92. Philip Labey Benest
Philip and George were twins [Trevor Labey, 2000]
93. George Philip Benest
George and Philip were twins [Trevor Labey, 2000]
Jeanne de la Maurine
Full name is: Jeanne Therese Irma Julie Adele de Verac de la Maurine[Trevor Labey, 1999]