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From: "ml&kehawkins" <>
Subject: Re: Courvoisier/Corsellis.
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 00:02:39 +1000
References: <001b01c238a3$7c2bdfb0$eb9a7ad5@IanH> <RnhTkKAaBXS9EwNG@feather1.demon.co.uk>
Thanks for posting the information about the Corsellis'. The family was very
prominent in Wivenhoe and Layer Marney from the 1600's to 1899.
I have a photocopy of a 26 page booklet (originally published in 1914) that
sets out the Corsellis Pedigree from 1570 to around 1880 which I would be
happy to donate because it contains many brief descriptions of events
involving this once powerful Essex family - for example, Nicholas Corsellis
III (1661-1728) represented Colchester in Parliament in 1714-15 and "was the
author of a Bill for the reward of £100,000 for the Pretender if found in
There are also quite a lot of abstracts from wills and transcriptions from
parish registers, church tablets etc. Other names and family connections
mentioned in the booklet include Kinsey, Taylor, Rawlinson, Child, Garnons,
Goodall, Hunt and Rawdon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederick Feather" <>
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 3:31 AM
> Not strange at all, Ian!
> Would you believe that last week when I was in the FRC I met a lady
> looking for her grandmother's family in Somers Town. Grandma's father
> was Eugene Courvoisier and she said unfortunately they weren't related
> to the brandy people.
> Coincidence, or what?
> Chairman S.E.Essex Branch ESFH
> PS - Ian, if your readers include the lister who was interested in the
> name CORSELLIS I have today seen the list for the Grand Jury at the
> Essex Lent Assize at Chelmsford of which Matthews (sic) Corsellis was a
> No other details but must have been someone of great standing in the
> county at the time. Pardon me for violating you air space.
> Chairman ESFH
> Married to above named.
> In message <001b01c238a3$7c2bdfb0$>, Ian Hunter <ianpubbyhu
> > writes
> >I just came across a Eugene Courvoisier Cooper (a grocer) in Leigh in
> >1933 and wondered why he'd been given the name of a brandy. Any
> >thoughts? Maybe he was conceived when his mum was under the influence of
> >it :O)
> >Ian Pubby Hunter
> >Essex Pubs at: http://www.essexpubs.net
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