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The Prout family of St Helier

Elizabeth Whimpey Prout
Elizabeth Whimpey Prout

One of my 2x great grandfather’s sisters went to live at St Helier after her marriage.  I had followed the family through the census records, but I hadn’t yet found the baptism, burial and marriage records for the family. So, when last week Ancestry announced on their blog the release of the collections for Jersey, I went looking for the records for the family.

First, here’s the information I already had for the family:

Generation: 1

1 Elizabeth C. WhimpeyElizabeth C. Whimpey was born Bef 18 Jun 1825; was christened 18 Jun 1825, Frome, Somerset, England; died 26 Dec 1894.

Elizabeth married Thomas Prout Abt 1845. Thomas was born 1822, England; died Between 1865 and 1871.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann Prout was born 1848, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  2. Sarah Eliza Prout was born 1850, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  3. Elizabeth Prout was born 1853, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  4. Emily Prout was born 1856, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  5. Margarette Prout was born 1858, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  6. John J Prout was born 1860, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  7. Fanny Prout was born 1863, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  8. Edmund Whimphey Prout was born 1865, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died 1937, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Generation: 2

3 Sarah Eliza Prout (Elizabeth1) was born 1850, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.

Sarah — . Unknown

Children:

  1. Arthur Claud Baudains was born 1876, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  2. Florence Baudains was born 1879, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.
  3. Harold Baudains was born 1887, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.

6 Margarette Prout (Elizabeth1) was born 1858, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.

Margarette married Christopher George Smith 1879. Christopher was born 1854, Radford, Nottinghamshire, England; died 1894, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Children:

  1. Beatrice M Smith was born 1879, Radford, Nottinghamshire, England; died Yes, date unknown.

 

9 Edmund Whimphey Prout (Elizabeth1) was born 1865, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died 1937, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Edmund married Mary Louise Cleary 1890, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Mary was born 1871, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; died Yes, date unknown.

Children:

  1. Edmund Charles Prout was born 1890, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died Yes, date unknown.
  2. Florence Louise Prout was born 1892, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died 1892, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
  3. Ada Dorothy Prout was born 1894, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died Yes, date unknown.
  4. Reuben Thomas Prout was born 1898, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died Yes, date unknown.
  5. Alfred George Prout was born 1900, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died Yes, date unknown.
  6. William Adolphus Prout was born 1904; died Yes, date unknown.
  7. Annie Evelyn Prout was born 1906; died Yes, date unknown.
  8. Winifred Maud Prout was born 1909; died Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 3

10 Arthur Claud Baudains (Sarah2, Elizabeth1) was born 1876, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.

Arthur — Mary. Mary was born 1877, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; died Yes, date unknown.

I found the following baptisms for the family at St Helier, Jersey:

  • Mary Jane Prout, birth 18 Oct 1847, baptism 31 Oct 1847, father Thomas mother Elizabeth Clements
  • Emma Elisa Prout, birth 27 Sep 1849, baptism 4 Nov 1849, father Thomas mother Elisabeth Whimpy
  • Sarah Elisa Prout, birth 1 Dec 1850, baptism 23 Feb 1851, father Thomas mother Elizabeth Cament Whimpey
  • Elizabeth Prout, birth 20 Feb 1853, baptism 6 Mar 1853, father Thomas, mother Elizabeth Whimpey
  • Emily Prout, birth 3 Mar 1855, baptism 18 Mar 1855, father Thomas mother Elizabeth Wimpey
  • Margaret Prout, birth 5 Sep 1857, baptism 20 Sep 1857, father Thomas mother Elizabeth Whimpy
  • John Thomas Prout, birth 19 Jul 1859, baptism 24 Aug 1859, father Thomas mother Elizabeth Whimpey
  • Edmund Winpy Prout, birth 4 Jan 1865, baptism 22 Jan 1865, father Thomas mother Elizabeth

Daughter Emma hadn’t appeared on any of the census records.  I wasn’t able to find her burial on the index under Emma Prout, so I tried searching for a burial of an Emma who was born in 1849, and found her indexed as Emma Eliza, no surname:

Emma Eliza Prout burial
Ancestry.com Operations Inc, “Jersey, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1940,” database and images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 27 Jan 2017); burial entry for Emma Eliza, daughter of Thomas Prout, Elizabeth Whimpy his wife,, 23 December 1849, St Helier, Jersey; Jersey Heritage; St Helier, Jersery; Jersey Parish Registers; Reference Number: G/C/03/A4/7.

The entry reads:

Burial 1849 December 29th died 1849 December 23rd Emma Eliza, daughter of Thomas Prout, Elizabeth Whimpy his wife age 3 months Occupation labourer cause of death convulsion

Thomas wasn’t with the family on the 1871 census, so he appeared to have died between 1865 and 1871.  There was a burial entry for Thomas Prout, age 46 (born about 1819), buried 21 July 1865 at St Helier, Jersey. The burial record showed he was a cabman, and had died from exposure to the cold on 18 July 1865.

I had a date of death for Elizabeth Prout, nee Whimpey, from family records: 26 December 1894.  At the time of the 1891 census, Elizabeth was living at St Helier.  I couldn’t find her burial record in Jersey. Several of her children had gone to live in England, so she may have died while living with, or visiting, one of them.

I decided to try letting Ancestry fill in the details from my ancestry tree. I hadn’t been able to find her marriage earlier, but the first entry that now came up was the marriage.

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Whimpey Prout marriageAncestry.com Operations Inc, “Jersey, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1940,” database and images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 27 Jan 2017); marriage entry for Thomas Prout and Elizabeth Clement Whimpey, 18 Mar 1845, St Helier, Jersey; Jersey Heritage; St Helier, Jersery; Jersey Parish Registers; Reference Number: G/C/03/A3/6.

Elizabeth Clement Whimpey married Thomas Prout on 18 March 1845 at St Helier, Jersey.  I am still trying to find her death.

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