Noels – Financiers of London (origin Stafford)

Note; all this info is pulled from the internet. Do your own research.

It is possible some info may  relate to Martin Jr and not Sr.

The most notable of this family was probably Sir Martin Noel. 
He provided large investments in several of Cromwells schemes 
on the understanding that he would farm customs revenue that 
would accrue. In Parliament he was a "kinglet," and he sat 
throughout. He helped take Hispaniola for the crown.

Pepy’s Diary 1665

And one thing more, Sir Martin Noell’s lady is dead with griefe for

the death of her husband and nothing else, as they say, in the world;

but it seems nobody can make anything of his estate, whether he be

dead worth anything or no, he having dealt in so many things, publique

and private, as nobody can understand whereabouts his estate is, which is

the fate of these great dealers at everything.

Family

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I23309&tree=London

SAINT MARY CHURCH, , , STAFFORD STAFFORDSHIRE
George Nowell christening: 07 Apr 1570 parents:Martin Nowell, Ann
Edward Nowell christening: 20 Aug 1567 parents:Martin Nowell, Ann
Emma Nowell christening: 14 Jun 1562 parents:Martin Nowell, Ann
Robt. Nowell christening: 05 Jul 1572 parents:Martin Nowell
James Nowell christening: 10 Mar 1566 parents:Martin Nowell, Ann
Thos. Nowell christening: 04 Jul 1563 parents:Martin Nowell, Ann
Eliz. Nowell christening: 02 Jul 1564 parents:Martin Nowell, Ann
Henry Nowell christening: 25 Nov 1618 parents:Edward Nowell, Grace
Ann Nowell christening: 05 Jun 1616 parents:Edward Nowell, Grace
Matthew Nowell christening: 27 Dec 1612 parents:Edward Nowell, Grace
Martin Nowell christening: 11 Mar 1614 parents:Edward Nowell, Grace
Steven Nowell christening: 26 Dec 1610 parents:Edward Nowell, Grace
Thos. Nowell christening: 06 Sep 1620 parents:Edward Nowell, Grace
Isabel Nowell christening: 18 Sep 1627 parents:Robt. Nowell, Margt   Baggaley
 
His tomb says he is descended from the Lancashire Nowells.

Nowell Pedigree Lancaster

http://www.great-harwood.org.uk/about/people/Families/
nowell.htm

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ancestorsearch&id=I13673

http://www.broughfamily.org/history/broughs_1055-1510_ad.html

Born c. 1613 ; probably a son of Edward Noel of Stafford by 
Grace, daughter of James Noel of Peshale (who was a cousin 
of Walter Noel of Hilcote). (LDS has this Christening in 1614) 
Martin Noel lived in ST OLAVE OLD JEWRY,LONDON,ENGLAND  
later Sir Martin Noell, of Chancery Lane
Martin christened with his wife Elizabeth Ann, Jane, 
Theodosius,Grace, Decima, Nathaniel 1650-1660 
LDS batch# C024052

He was brother-in-law of Cromwell's Secretary of State, 
John Thurloe and they shared postal revenue. 
A report says Elizabeth was a rich widow.
Martin Noel started as a scrivener. 

Scrivener (or scribe) was a Middle English term 
for a person who could read and write. This usually 
indicated secretarial and administrative duties such as 
dictation and keeping business, judicial, and history records 
for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. Scriveners later 
developed into public servants, accountants, lawyers and 
petition writers. [ 

Later Martin Noel was 
a London merchant who advised Cromwell on colonial 
administration until complaints were made about him. Noel 
was a member of the East India Company with West Indian 
connections - he traded with Montserrat and Nevis and 
became Marshall of Barbados where he had a plantation. 
His brother Thomas Noel traded with Surinam and Barbados. 
(some question if this was his brother)He also owned land 
in Wexford, Ireland. Martin Noel appears to have been
married to a Miss Thurloe as Thurloe was his brother-in-law. 

Martin Noell was probably the most 
conspicuous London merchant of his time. Based on Committees 
he was part of he was probably in the top 4 most powerful 
merchants who supported the king.Of his early life nothing 
seems to be known. He first appears as a merchant in 1650 
trading with Nevis and Montserrat, and in the next few years 
he extended his operations to New England, Virginia, the 
other West India islands, and the Mediterranean. His ships 
trafficked in a great variety of commodities — iron, hemp, 
pitch, tar, flax, potashes, cables, fish, cocoa, tobacco, 
etc., and he became a power in London, his place of business 
in Old Jewry being the resort of merchants, ship captains, 
and persons desiring to cooperate in his ventures. 

He was an alderman as early as 
1651, was placed a little later on the commission for 
securing the peace of the city, and held other offices by 
appointment of the city or of the Common- wealth. He was 
also a member of the East India Company and influential in 
its councils. In addition to his mercantile interests he 
became a farmer (took revenue receipts), first of the 
inland and foreign post-office, — one writer speaking of 
him as "the postmaster," — and later, on a large scale, 
of customs and excise. At one time or another he held 
the farm of the customs in general and of the excise of 
salt, linen, silk mercery, and wines in particular. In 
these capacities he acted as a banker of the government, 
paying salaries and expenses of official appointees, 
advancing loans, and issuing bills of exchange and 
letters of credit. His vessels carried letters of marque 
during the Dutch war and the war with 
Spain, and he himself traded in prizes and became one of 
the commissioners of prize goods. The Jamaican 
expeditions of 1654 and afterward gave him an 
opportunity to become a contractor and he organized a 
committee in London for the purpose of financiering the 
expedition, himself advancing 16,000 pounds , and in 
company with Capts. Alderne, Watts, and others 
contracted for the supplies of the ships and soldiers, 
furnishing utensils, clothing, bedding, and provisions 
for this and other expeditions, notably that to Flinders. 
He was Gen. Venables' personal agent in London and agent 
for the army in general in Jamaica. He also became a 
contractor for transporting vagrants, prisoners, and 
others to various American plantations. These 
accumulating ventures increased his interest in the 
colonies, and after the capture of Jamaica in 1655 he 
obtained a grant of 20,000 acres in that island, from 
which he created several plantations. In his new 
capacity as planter he was constantly engaged in shipping 
servants, supplies, and horses. 

The firm of Martin Noell & Company 
became exceedingly prosperous, and Noell himself one of 
the mainstays of the government. He became a member of 
the Trade Committee in 1655, of the committee for Jamaica 
in 1656, and was frequently called in by the Council of 
State to offer advice or to give information. He was 
on terms of intimacy with Cromwell, and because of the 
Protector's friendship for him and confidence in his 
judgment, his recommendations for office, both in England
and the colonies had great weight. Povey speaks of the 
"extraordinary favor allowed him (Noell) by his Highness." 
He had a brother, Thomas Noell, who was prominent in 
Barbados and Surinam and in charge of his interests there. 
He was also represented in other islands by agents and 
factors, of whom Edward Bradbourne was the most 
conspicuous, while Major Richard Povey in Jamaica, and 
William Povey in Barbados, brothers of Thomas Povey, had 
for a time charge of his plantations in those islands. 
Noell indirectly played no small part in politics, 
particularly of Barbados, where Governor Searle held 
office largely through his influence.

Besides his Jamaica holdings he had estates at Wexford 
in Ireland, and in April, 1658, wrote to Henry Cromwell 
that he had " transplanted much of his interest and 
affairs and relations " to that country, seeming to 
indicate thereby that his colonial ventures were not 
prospering satisfactorily. Noell was a politic man, 
shrewd and diplomatic, asserting his loyalty to the 
house of Cromwell, yet becoming a trusty subject of King 
Charles, from whom he afterward received knighthood.^ 
Noell was honored ; he became a member of the Royal 
Company of Merchants, the Royal African Company, the 
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England, 
and was finally knighted in 1663 and died 
in 1665.^ As we shall see, both men became very active 
in the affairs of the plantations, and it is more than 
likely that the opinions of the King in Council were not 
infrequently shaped by their suggestions and 
advice. 

Professor Osgood thinks that a part of Noell's fortune 
was made in the slave trade. Beyond the fact that he was 
a member of the Royal African Company, I cannot find any 
evidence whatever to prove this statement. Noell certainly 
was not a slave trader before 1660.

STAFFORDSHIRE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. 

Martin Noel   was Assessment Commissioner for London and 
Staffordshire 1656 ; for Gloucestershire also 1657; 
elected Alderman of London 3 December 1657 ; discharged 
15 December 1657 on a fine of 520. He was knighted at 
Whitehall, 2 September 1662. Noel was on the Committee 
of East India Company 1657-9. He died about September 1665 
of the plague; his wife died shortly after him. Pepys 
describes him, September 1662, as "certainly a very useful 
man." His Will was proved in P.C.C. His eldest son Martin 
was also knighted in November 1665.* He seems to have 
begun as a shipowner, contractor and moneylender. Letters 
of Marque were granted to him in 1651 ; he appears as a 
shipowner in 1652 and 1653. As a merchant of London he had 
licence to import tar and hemp, iron, potash 
and cable in 1653. He contracted to carry the Posts 1653; 
and advanced 16,000 pounds to the State in 1654.* At his 
death he held (jointly) the sinecure of Secretary to the 
Barbados. 

A writer, about 1720, says of him : 
" Martin Noel, who was born in this town (Stafford), was 
bred a scrivener in London, and being a person of Devotion, 
built a fair hospital in this his Native Place, and 
bountifully endowed it. This gentleman's charity is
the more to be remember 'd because 'tis said his 
Foundation was the first considerable Fabrick of that 
nature in this County ; but 'tis hoped his zeal may 
provoke many, not only here but in other Counties. He was 
living in 1660, and saw the Fruits of his Goodness with 
Comfort." A number of Noels in 
the Royal African Company 1663:

http://www.genealogy-quest.com/collections/rac.html

The appearance of Martin Noell:

Martin Noell headed a merchant grouping with fewer connections with

aristocrats, and became influential in West Indies business. He was also a

friend of William Courteen, the financier who had did much from 1625 to

create the original establishment on Barbados. (I assume this is the same

Sir Martin Noel referred to in Pares’ book, Merchants and Planters.)

Noel was a merchant, MP for Bossiney (1658), Trevena and Tintagel;

(a rotten borough) and married a rich widow

Fraser, in her book, Cromwell, p. 534, suggests Noell was knighted

by Charles II, but died bankrupt.

WILL of SIR MARTIN NOEL,  
Kx., dated 23 September 1665 ; 
proved in P.C.C. 6 October 1665 by Thomas Noel and George 
Robinson. 
He was living in the mansion house of St. Botolph's, 
Bishopsgate.

To his children Nathaniell, Theodorus, Grace and Elizabeth he 
leaves his half of the plantation of Hornehall in the Barbadoes 
with the slaves. To his son James he leaves his half of the 
office of Secretary to the Governor and Council *of Barbadoes 
with the disposal of the clerkship to the same. To his son 
Thomas his half of the farm of the Additional duties under the 
English Land Tax. To his widow Elizabeth he leaves 100 pounds 
per ann. out of his farm of the duties on timber, glass, stone 
and stoneware. He mentions his brother Thomas Noel of Surrannam 
(Surinam), and the reversions bought from the Hon. Edward 
Noell, son and heir to Lord Cambden. To his son and heir Martin 
all his lands in Staffordshire, in Tipperary and elsewhere in 
Ireland, the Barony of Gary in Ireland, and his half 
of the farm (receipts) of the Irish -Customs and Excise.  
Residue to wife, to the 5 younger children, & to brothers 
Matthew Noel and Thomas Noel, sisters Jane Blake and Atherton, 
Martha wife of his son Thomas, cousin Mary Harries, widow, 
sister Anne Egginton, friends Sir George Smith and Capt. Buckner  
Exors. : Sons Martin and Thomas, and Mr. George Robinson. 
Overseers : Brother Mr. George Blake and Mr. Maswin.(120 Hyde.)  
4 Shaw, Knights. 6 Cal. Pap. Dom.

The Noel Brothers in the Caribbean:

Noel Brothers Barbados

Martin Noell Caribbean

Noel Martin & Bros

East India co Matthew Nowell and Martin Noel pgs.  36,41,42,340,373

http://archive.org/stream/courtcalendar00eastrich#page/394/mode/2up

East India Co – Matthew Nowell and James Noell a Factor of the Madras Agency died October 30, 1662.

http://archive.org/stream/englishfactories11fost/englishfactories11fost_djvu.txt

Martin Noel’s holdings in Ireland

Martin Noel Ireland

http://archive.org/stream/somehistoricaln00meagoog/somehistoricaln00meagoog_djvu.txt

1656 – 1661 Royalists Exiles to Barbados.

20 December 1661 – John COLE of Stepney, Middlesex, mariner, age 39, and late

Commander of the “John” of London, deposed in the Mayor’s Court of London at the

request of Colonel MARSELLIS rivers and others, that in March 1656/6 Captain Henry

HATSILL, merchant, transported prisoners to Barbados for his account and that of

Captain thomas ALDERNE and Mr. Martin NOEL. Enclosed with the deposition is a

copy of the original bill of lading listing the prisoners [named below] to which is

appended the following note:

Signed by Capt. Thomas ALDERNE, M[ast]r. Marten NOELL & Capt. Henry HATSELL

on board the good shipp called the “John” of London, John COLE Commander, & now

rideing at Anchor in the Sound of Plymouth bound to the Island of Barbados, to say

eighty one servants above mentioned which are to be delivered at the afore said porte of

Barbados, the danger of the seas & Mortality Excepted, unto the said John COLE, the

fraight for the said servants being already paid by us, & so God send the ships to har

disired porte. Dated at Plymouth 17th March 1655.
per me John COLE

Author’s note: “A marginal note states that 80 men and one youth are to be disposed

of in Barbados at the best rate in exchange for commodities. Captain John COLE is to

have factorage at the rate of six percent.”

Martin Noel miscellaneous

 

Thomas Noel

Christened as a son of Edward and Grace of Stafford

Thomas Norvell/Noell, large sugar plantation owner and slave owner

in Barbados (where he was Secretary),

brother of Sir Martin Noel) married Thomasine Hillard in the mid 1600

1674 Circa: Names of interest on roads out from Barbados Bridgetown by Carlisle Bay,

Newell and Guy,(a business?)

 

Matthew Noel

Christened on 27 Dec 1612 a son of Edward and Grace of Stafford.

Mathew  was called a Factor in his PCC will.

Matthew Nowell married Maria Leadbeater on 9 October 1642

DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation – ST. JOHN

COURT MINUTES, ETC., OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY  1650

An account is presented of the estate of the late Matthew Nowell,
a factor deceased at Bantam, showing that there is due to him 1,085 pounds .
whereof 350 pounds has been paid to his mother as executrix ; the Court,
conceiving that Nowell must have been a great private trader to
have amassed so large an estate in so short a time, and many-
calicoes having been found in his possession at his death, resolves to
impose a fine, and orders 400/. to be paid to his mother, in addition
to what she has already received, in full of all demands. This she
willingly consents to.

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/maproom/bantam.htm

 

James Noel

Participated in the Barbados land purchases with his brothers and later was a factor in India until his death in 1662.

 

Stephen Noel

It seems he was in Barbados with Thomas but died young:

Martin Noel brothers Thomas Steve

Sources:

http://archive.org/stream/britishcommittee00andruoft/britishcommittee00andruoft_djvu.txt

http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/business/business8.html 

http://www.merchantnetworks.com.au/timelines/timelines0.htm

http://archive.org/stream/collectionsfor2022stafuoft/collectionsfor2022stafuoft_djvu.txt

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pillagoda/ch13-02.htm

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The Brixham Nowells/Knowlings of Devon

Brixham

Brixham history

http://www.devon.gov.uk/historicbrixham

The Brixham Nowells of Devon were a fishing family that operated over many centuries. They had branches in Hull, Ramsgate and Tenby, Wales. As Newfoundland was a focus of the fishing industry we detect their presence in Newfoundland. To what extent they have operated and settled remains an open question

Brixham history notes:

http://www.ianperkes.co.uk/index.php/history/brixhams-history

Thomas Cole was studying records in Bonavista, Newfoundland.

He noted for 1678 – Nicholas Nowell captain of the Bricksom Merchant bn Brixham s/o Philip/brother of John Noll (Nowell). John Noll was attacked by the French in Bonavista in 1705.

The Knowlings were another family line in Brixham during the same period. They were involved in the Newfoundland trade. They signed the 1642 Devon Petition along with the Knowles of Dartmouth.

25 January 1642 —
A Copy of petition of the Mayor, his brethren and the rest of the inhabitants of Clifton-Dartmouth-Hardnes, with the places adjacent, to the Justices of the Peace for the County of Devon. The petitioners, who are occupied in the Newfoundland fisheries, complain that their trade is likely to be destroyed in consequence of the number of Turkish pirates from Algiers and Sallee, the rebellion in Ireland, and the dread entertained of a popish rising.

Dartmouth 1642

713 Knowlinge James M1635 Brixham.
714 Knowlinge Tho M1645 Brixham.

http://ngb.chebucto.org/Cole-Documents/dartmouth-harbour-gathering-1642.shtml

 

Thomas and Richord Knowling of Brixham married 1645

Thomas  bap April 16, 1645

John bap Nov 16, 1654 (FHS transcription Knewlinge)

James bap Oct 10, 1656

Mary bap Sept 13, 1659

 

15 Feb. 1710 (rec’d & read)

The merchants of Bideford

    

The harbours of Ferryland and Fermeuse having been safe places to fish until now, require two warships . Every fifth name picked: W. Hath, L. Knitt?, Peter Willington, William Meddon?, Timothy Lang, J. Clifton May, J. Buck, G. Knowling, T. Adams.

http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/nfld_history/CO194/CO194-4.htm

Some Genealogical Records

Births:

Child/Parent(s)

RICHARDE (son) NOWELL PHILLIPPE 09 12 1594
TAMSYN NOWELL JOHN ?? 05 1596
JOHN NOWELL PHILLIP 25 01 1630/1

Tamsin is a contraction of Thomasina, which is a feminine form of Thomas. Thomas is the Greek form of the Aramaic name Te’oma, which means “twin”.

Richard female below?????

THOMAS KNOWLLING THOMAS & RICHORD 20 04 1645
AVERIN (dau) KNOWLLING HUGH 25 10 1642
ELIZABETH NOWELL PHILLIP & MATHEW 26 01 1638/9

Mathew is female……

Below also transcribed as John Knewlinge FHS

1 JOHN KNOWLINGE THOMAS 16 11 1654
HENRY NOWELL JOHN 24 08 1655
JAMES KNOWLING THOMAS 30 10 1656
NICHOLAS NOWELL NICHOLAS 07 08 1657
JOHN NOWELL NICHOLAS 06 08 1659
MARY KNOWLINGE THOMAS 13 09 1659
ELIZABETH NOWELL JOHN 14 10 1659
PETERNELL NOWELL NICHOLAS 18 10 1662
JOHN NOWELL JOHN 25 10 1662
JOHAN NOWELL NICHOLAS 28 11 1665
ANDREW NOWELL JOHN 24 02 1665/6
MATHW (dau) NOWILL JOHN 18 01 1673/4
NICHOLAS NOWELL JOHN 08 02 1675/6
NICHOLAUS NOWELL PHILLIP 07 08 1677
JOHN NOWELL NICHOLAUS & DORCAS 23 05 1681
NICHOLAUS NOWELL NICHOLAUS & DORCAS 08 08 1683
JOHN NOWELL HENRY & MARY 03 08 1690
SIBELA NOWELL JOHN & MARY 06 10 1691
MARY NOWELL HENRY & MARY 22 11 1692
MARGARET NOWELL JOHN & MARY 14 02 1692/3
HENRY NOWELL HENRY & MARGARET 09 08 1686
JOHN NOWEL NICHOLAS & ANN 23 11 1701
ELIZAB KNOWLINGS JAMES & ELIZAB 07 08 1705
NICHOLAS NOWEL NICHOLAS & ANNE 16 10 1705
OADES NOWELL NICHOLAS & ANN 23 10 1707
THOMAS KNOWLING JAMES & ELIZABETH 27 10 1709
JOSEPH NOWELL NICHOLAS & PATIENCE 05 10 1714
DORCAS NOWELL NICHOLAS & PATIENCE 13 04 1716
NICHOLAS NOWELL NICHOLAS & PATIENCE 03 04 1718
JOHN NOWELL JOHN & AGNES 03 09 1723
NICHOLAS NOWEL JOHN & AGNES 09 12 1725
ELIZABETH NOWEL OADS & SUSANNAH 11 03 1728/9
WILLIAM NOWELL JOHN & AGNES 28 08 1729
DANIEL NOWELL JOHN & AGNES 01 11 1732
JOSEPH NOWELL OADS & SUSANNA 22 11 1734
THOMAS NOWELL JOHN & AGNES 05 11 1735
THOMAS KNOWLING THOMAS & ELIZABETH 04 01 1737/8
JOSEPH NOWEL JOSEPH & ELISABETH 15 10 1740
RICHARD NOWELL JOSEPH & ELIZABETH 22 12 1741
JOSEPH NOWEL JOSEPH & ELIZABETH 05 12 1744
JOSEPH KNOWLES EDWARD & MARY 04 10 1748
SUSANNA KNOWLINGS ELIZABETH 19 01 1748/9
AGNES NOWEL NICHOLAS & CATHARINE 25 04 1749
EDWARD KNOWLES EDWARD & MARY 16 12 1750
JOHN NOWEL NICHOLAS & CATHARINE 16 10 1752
JOSEPH KNOWLES EDWD & MARY 29 10 1752
JOHN NOWELL JOHN & JANE 01 01 1754
MARY KNOWLES EDWARD & MARY 26 12 1755
WILLIAM NOWELL JOHN & JANE 25 12 1757
MARY KNOWLES EDWARD & MARY 14 01 1759
ELIZABETH KNOWLES EDWARD & MARY 13 04 1761
JOHN KNOWLES EDWARD & MARY 24 01 1763

 

England,   Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Philip Nowell 07 Jul 1633 Phillip Nowell
Philip Nowell 25 Jan 1631 John Nowell
Philip Nowell 26 Jan 1639 Elizabeth Nowell spouse: Mathew
Philip Nowell 07 Mar 1631 Nicholas Nowell
Philip Nowell 07 Aug 1676 Nicholaus Nowell

 

Muster roll 1569 Brixham – Nowell

Walter Batten had these family records listed:

Family of Phillipe Nowell and Rycharde Eme at Brixham.

Phillip born c. 1590 married Martha Barrett October 1617.
John born c. 1591 married Richord Ellett Oct 1617.
Richard born c. 1594

Children shown as Christened to Phillip of Brixham:

Jan 25, 1631 John
Mar 7, 1631 Nicholas
Jul 7, 1633 Phillip

Marriages:

NOWELL PHILLIPPE EME RYCHORDE 5 1 1589/90
CURRYDON THOMAS NOWELL ISABELL 14 11 1590
NOWELL PHILLIP BARRETT MARTHA 14 10 1617
NO?ELL JOHN ELLETT RICHORD 8 10 1617
58 EATON of Dartmoth THOMAS KNOWLLING of the sam? CASSANDREW 06 08 1632
KNOWLLING JAMES WARD MARGARETT 07 04 1635
PENY RICHARD KNOWLLING SIBLY 23 11 1636
KNOWLLINGE HUGH EASTON SIBLY 24 01 1641/2
KNOWLLING THOMAS HAZARD RICHORD 14 01 1643/4
KNOWLLING JAMES BLACKALLER THOMASIN 24 03 1644
REEVE of Brixham RICHARD PENNY of Brixham SIBLY 26 01 1656/7 William Clowter, Christopher Nowland
LUSCOMBE of Brixham ARTHUR s/ Elizabeth PENNEY d-i-lw to Richard Reeve MARGARETT of Brixham 28 11 1659 Richard Reeve, James Knowlinge, Hugh Graye
NOWELL JOHN LUSCOMBE of Mareldon JULIAN 17 03 1672/3
CUNDET WILLIAM KNOWLING SIBLY 02 02 1684/5
NOWELL HENRY DOLBER MARY 29 09 1689
NOWELL JOHN PROWSE MARY 14 10 1690
KNOWLINGS JAMES COOTE ELIZABETH 22 11 1704
CUNDETT AZERIAS NOWELL SIBELLA 04 01 1709/10
NOWEL OADES ROGERS SUSANNAH 24 09 1727
KNOWLING THOMAS ELLIOT ELIZABETH 09 05 1737
HOWARD JOHN KNOWLING ELIZABETH 12 11 1738
NOWEL JOSEPH (OTP) CROWTE ELISABETH (OTP) 08 04 1740

Burials (Partial)

THOMAS NOWELL 11 03 1582/3
RYCHARDE NOWELL S/ PHILLIPE 18 01 1602/3
RICHARD NOWELL 28 05 1617
SIBLYE KNOWLLING W/ JAMES 24 08 1634
ELIZABETH NOWELL 13 08 1642
PHILLIP NOWELL 21 12 1643
MARGARETT KNOWLLING 10 03 1643/4
JOAN KNOWLLING 02 11 1644
PETERNELL NOWELL 30 11 1645
ELIZABETH KNOWLINGE D/ THOMAS 27 10 1663
PETRONELL NOWELL D/ NICHOLAS 26 12 1663
THOMAS KNOWLD A SEAMAN OF SESSEX SHEERE 20 02 1663/4
JAMES KNOWLINGE 28 04 1664
SIBLY NOWELL W/ JOHN 24 02 1665/6
ANDREW NOWELL S/ JOHN 16 04 1668
JOANE NOWELL W/ NICHOLAS 06 11 1676
MARTHA NOWELL D/ JOHN 14 12 1678
JULIAN NOWELL 12 02 1685/6
RICHARD KNOWLING 05 07 1690
MARY NOWELL 14 09 1693
JOHN NOWELL S/ HENRY 14 09 1693
HENRY NOWELL S/ HENRY 12 08 1696
MARGARET NOWELL W/ HENRY 16 08 1696
JOHN NOWELL 27 02 1697/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other family trees:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SYDK-CBD

http://dodd.familytreeguide.com/pedigree.php?personID=I8012&tree=T1&PHPSESSID=9ca61ab9edd7c110aae041646e790184

Bonavista, Newfoundland links:

http://ngb.chebucto.org/Articles/1678-shipsr-bon.shtml

http://ngb.chebucto.org/Articles/bonavista-1497-1700-bon.shtml

http://ngb.chebucto.org/Articles/fr_atk.shtml

And from Walter Batten:

1677: Phillip Newell, Captain of the “Nicholas” out of Dartmouth. 90 tons with 56 men and 11 boats. (Boats were carried on deck for fishing)

1675: Nicholas Nowell, Captain of the “Brixham” out of Brixham. 80 tons with 60 men and 12 boats at Bonavista. 2 stages and 1 Train full. (A train is how Cod Oil was measured)

1676: Nicholas Newell at Harbour Grace. From Dartmouth with 30 men and 6 boats. Vessel particulars not recorded.

1677 Ship Nicholas for Barbadoes

National Archive Crew List records – Devon

Bideford – 1863
Registered Port: Brixham, Devon (later Dartmouth registration?)
Tonnage: 129
Master(s): Nowell; Jefferies
Owner(s): Nowell

Wasp – 1863
Registered Port: Dartmouth, Devon
Tonnage: 35
Master(s): Sherry
Owner(s): Nowell

Gleaner 1891-1896
Registered Port: Brixham, Devon
Tonnage: 24
Master(s): Nowell
Owner(s): Nowell

Heriam – 1893
Registered Port: Dartmouth, Devon
Tonnage: 23
Master(s): Nowell
Owner(s): Nowell

Industry – 1913
Registered Port: Brixham, Devon
Tonnage: 24
Master(s): Nowell
Owner(s): Dugdall

Vessel: “Beatrice” 1881 Kent

Robert NOWEL         U 15 M Ramsgate, Kent, England A B Seaman

Vessel: “Enigma” 1881 Kent

John NOWELL       M 43 M Brixham, Devon, England Master
John NOWELL         U 17 M Ramsgate, Kent, England Third Hand

Vessel “PET” – Cornwall 1881

NOWELL Joseph             u    24    Brixham, Dev              Mate
NOWELL William            u    16    Brixham, Dev              Cook

Nowell Crew List
Brixham Tithe Apportionment of 1842 – Freeholder Nowell

Petition of Mary Nowell, widow of Dartmouth

To the Rt. Hon’able & Rt. Worp’lls His Maj’ties: Justices of Peace at ye Court of Sessions held in ye County of
Devon:

The humble Petition of Mary NOWELL, widdow of Harnes In Dartmo:

Humbly Sheweth:

That yo’r petitioners son Michael Sanuders was an apprentice unto Thomas Blackler of Dartmo: who in a Ship of that place called ye Eagle The said Blackler Com’and’ [Commander] went hence in her intended voiage for Newfoundland & from thence goeing with her Loading of fish toward ye Straights about ffifty Leagues off of ye Souther Cape meet wth a Sally man of warr wch. had 4 guns 12 Petereerers and see men [seaman] wch. came up & boarded them fireing on my awhole broadside & entring abord 20 of ye Turkes…………

http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Dartmouth/MaryNowell1688.html

Research

There is an experienced researcher (jigsawpuzzler) who has tracked the family back to the Philip Nowell above. She has posted her line in the various locations as follows:

My jigsaw puzzle starts with Philip born in Brixham at the end of the 16th century, there are a few earlier Nowells but any attempt to make a tree would be guess work. The Nowells stay in Brixham other than their seafaring until 1829 when
Henry b.1804 moves his family to Bridgewater.
William b.1806 has his family in Teignmouth & Brompton Kent 1834-47.
John William b.1809 has family in Brixham Ireland & Ramsgate 1831-51
Nicholas b.1810 has a daughter in Tenby, Wales in 1840
John 1818 has his family in Tenby 1844-47
Nicholas b.1815 has family in Ramsgate 1840
Stephen b. 1829 has family in Hull in 1850
In the 1870s some families went to London, but there was a lot of movement between Hull, Ramsgate Tenby & Brixham but with Brixham featuring less & less.
One Nowell Samuel b.1869 had his son Roger in Altoona USA, Roger joined the RFC in WWI and died falling from or being shot from a plane over France

This would mean that this would be too late in Wales for our lines in Newfoundland. I guess another view might be that John Noll’s ship Pembroke of 1705 might have referred to Pembrokeshire where Tenby is located. That means there could have been a Wales connection in the right time period.

On the other hand it is possible there are other lines there. Someone else posted:

“My Davies and Nowell families, 1700-1890s, lived right on the front by
Tenby Harbour.”

Not clear to me if the both families are from the 1700’s though.

 Jane Nowell Article

a descendant of the Brixham Nowells.

Used with permission. Thank you Thomas Liffiton!

Jane Nowell 3-2-14

In St John’s

The Times and General Commercial Gazette (March 25 1835)

DIED on Monday evening last, after an illness of only forty-eight hours, Mr. JOSEPH NOWELL, aged 38, a native of Brixham, Devonshire.  His funeral will take place from the house of Mr. Goss, this afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when his friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.

An experienced researcher says one branch of the family a George Nowell was in New Brunswick in 1847-1850 with 3 children born there.

It looks like the Nowells were indeed thinning out in Brixham by the 1800’s

http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Brixham/BrixhamResidentslistedintheGreatUniversalDir.htm

That is where firm references end.

The Brixham Nowells seem to have a frequent occurence of the name Nicholas through the generations. We have Nicholas and Frances wirh 2 children.  Nicholas was born in Newfoundland.It looks like he has a son and a grandson Nicholas in Pouch Cove.

Brixham Fishing families

Tenby Fishing Fleet

Tenby or Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning little town of the fishes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/The-fishing-fleet-of-Tenby

Tenby

Interesting boat in Tenby

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52523368@N05/9913774575/in/photostream/

Captain Newell Death

This was at a dockyard not too far from Ramsgate where a branch of the Nowell clan operated.

Capt Newell 1795 burial

A Petition by Devon fishermen in 1642:

Devon Petition 1642

originally from here:

http://ngb.chebucto.org/Cole-Documents/dartmouth-harbour-gathering-1642.shtml

An article on Devon and Dorset Newfoundland origins:

http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/cns_decks/DA_Vol22_No02.pdf

John Noel (Newall) Died 1805/6 Harbour Grace

John Newall was a Bristol Merchant who leased a property in Harbour Grace  for his agent; from the plantation records of 1805 entry 993:

Wm. Lilly Esq. 30 7/9 yds. from E. to W. bounded on the E. by Wm. Parsons on the W. by Cane’s Plantation 217 yds. from H.W.M. to the N. bounded on the N. by the woods, 3 H. 3 S. 1 Stage 1 C.R. 1 Garden on the North Side of Harbour Grace.Part bequeathed by his Father in Law’s will and part purchased from Wm. Snow for £30.

Occupied by Richard Palmer Agent for John Noel of Bristol,  Merchant since 1804.

Leased to John Noel for 21 years for £32 per annum.

He seems to have died suddenly leaving an insolvent estate. It looks like he conducted business up until October 1805 with large transactions in Quebec and Miramichi, NB left owing on his books.

James Fraser was big in timber anf fish it looks like……

http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2875

I tried to find out if he had gone down on a ship but could find no record. Their were 3 documents filed relating to the winding up of the estate. He is described as “late of Harbour Grace” but Bristol businessman are involved in settling the estate.

Estate documents combined

I had not expected a Bristol connection to pop up. I am not sure what it means for the Noel family trees I have put together. He could potentially be father to John (b 1791), Clement (b 1782) or Richard.

Featured

The First Newell

The Search for Richard Newell (Factor ca 1623)

The quest for this man is based on the earliest Noel/Newell mentioned in Newfoundland. Thomas Cole records him as a factor for John Slaney the Treasurer of The Newfoundland Company.

Recently John Philip Newell published an article based on Richard Newell’s Journals.

He has started a website documenting his family research. He started researching the Newells of the Dock (Bareneed) and has pursued various Noel/Newell genealogical strands for many years.

His website:

johnpnewell.com .

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A broad list of those involved in the first colony:

Coopers Cove 1610

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possibly a speculation, Cole has:

Richard, born abt 1580 m 1608 Margaret Coggan Lyme Regis Dorset / Slany’s agent in Newfoundland 1623.

Mr. Cole was pursuing the possibility Richard Newell had descendants in Newfoundland but it now seems unlikely.

Thomas Cole`s  summary of Newell info can be found here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050503061733/http://geocities.com/colestips/Newell.htm

A few Noel items here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20091027184644/http://ca.geocities.com/colestips/Noel.htm

Coletips Index to other surnames and more here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20040521174038/http://www3.sympatico.ca/colestips/index.html

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Geoff Martin’s notices – Noel/Newell/Neil

newspaper-clippings

 

Freshwater Petition:

Petition 1784

Family Search Update

Family search has made their data more user friendly. Most recently they made all their Vital Statistics searchable:

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1929955

Vital records are now entirely searchable……

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The Colonial Secretary’s Letterbook

 by Olaf U. Janzen, Professor of History
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Corner Brook, Newfoundland

I had not seen these indexing projects before and found them very useful:

The Colonial Secretary’s Letterbook & CO 194 Indexes

http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/nfld_history/Letterbook/

http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/nfld_history/CO194/index.htm

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Norman C Krischke

This site is possible because of the work of Norman C. Krishke. In this version of our website we have abandoned 2 principles of his research. First we have abandoned the family lines that made up his book “Gather up the Noels”. I felt we had connected enough of the lines that a tree format made more sense. The second change is that I have tried to force the early Noels into their most likely locations, if necessary, by weak family links or even timing. This has given a Macro view of the family which was never possible before. After this exercise I must now go back and correct obvious errors and get feedback from researchers who have better information on specific individuals and family units. This exercise has already borne fruit but researchers should consult me if they have issues with some of the early data. The basis of all this work remains Norman’s monumental efforts in tracking down all the Noel family lines of Newfoundland. I hope he would approve of our efforts. Some chapters of his book may be of interest to various researchers and they should contact me for more info.

Norman’s Main line of interest – William Noel & Elizabeth of Harbour Grace

 

Frances Newell nee Mugford and the Port de Grave Connection

An update on Nicholas Newell and Frances Mugford from Walter Batten:
Aug 5, 1817
Superior Court
St. John’s.

Nicholas Newell, St. John’s Planter Memorial. Married Frances, the eldest daughter of the late Robert Mugford of Port de Grave , Planter deceased. The Mugford Will in 1772 left land there to his wife Ann and then to his daughter Frances. Mugford died about 1794. His will:

http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/cbc-mugford-robert-7-168.shtml

His widow died in 1813. She had leased the property for 31 years to John Walsh who assigned it to Pete MacPherson who now would not pay. Sep 15, 1817. Continuation of Case. Frances claimed the property and won.

John Noel, father of John Frederick of Harbour Grace tied in

Gloria Bruce has managed to tie-in the John Frederick Noel line. Norman Krischke had believed this line originated in Jersey. Gloria found the death certificate identifying his birth place as Moreton’s Harbour. David Pike provided baptismal information going past 1900. An interesting record:

Noel, John 25. Oct. 1816 23. Feb. 1907 Noel, Clement & Mary Moreton’s Hr, Green Bay Fisherman

Baptised at 91 years old……

This puts him in a family unit with sister Elizabeth and probably makes him a great grandson of Clement of Carbonear.

How Far Back Are We Going To Go?

I had just turned back the dial on Clement below when I got slammed by another early indicator.

Nicholas Newell has turned into a most interesting character. He made the 1794 census in Quidi Vidi. His wife’s estate was in dispute and clear records were left about his family. He seems to have left a business document. There is a reference to a Port de Grave property in the family. If that was not enough……there are 2 versions of the 1794 census posted that are not identical. The one I was using lists him as born in Newfoundland. The other one puts 99 years for how long resident. I take this to mean his family has been in Newfoundland for more than 100 years. This puts the Noels/Newells back to the late 1600’s assuming DNA continues to indicate a connection for various lines. I hope I am interpreting this right, I could not find a clear answer online.

I think I was already heading to that conclusion. Clement Noel/Newells are scarce in England. Clement with the Jersey influence and an early Clement surname, is more common in Newfoundland. The door remains open for ties to the Trinity Newells and also some early St. John’s records. There is also Richard Newell in the Port de Grave area in 1623.

A Fresh Look at Clement Noel of Freshwater

Born ca 1725 or even 1715

I was recently looking at the Nicholas Newell line which ends up in Pouch Cove.  I ended up estimating Nicholas Newell’s birth at 1755.  Clememt Newell of Freshwater’s birth had long been viewed to be 1735, assuming Clement 1760 was his first son. This would be normal in a Jersey family but not so much in an English one. In order to check the feasibility, I went back to look at the obituary found by John Philip Newell of Elizabeth Hudson (nee Newell). This was new info I had not yet incorporated. I thought she had died young in 1797. But what I had read quickly as 25 years was 25 years since a religious change. I estimated her age at death as 47 making her born in 1750 – confirming the previous assumptions. This moves the Noel/Newell generations back by 10 years. The assumed children such as Neil probably had more children earlier before records survived. If Nicholas is the first son it may be a potential indicator of Clement’s father’s name as well.

An estimate of the birth of James Noel of Bareneed is ca 1740. I think it is possible he is the son of Clement as well. The DNA connection (12 marker match) between Bareneed Newells and Harbor Grace Clement of 1804 opens the door for this direct family link. This would mean Clement may have been born around 1715 and died in 1795 at 80.

The earlier start of the family could  partially account for the rapid proliferation we see in the Noels/Newells.

Carbonear Noel/Newells spread out?

Ted Newell of Bareneed recorded:

James Newell of Bareneed b ca 1740 – pretty early

Nicholas Newell of Pouch Cove b ca 1752 (had property in Port de Grave District)

Abram Erel (Noel?) of Burnthead ca 1742

Daniel of Nicholas? to Grate’s Cove b ca 1775

History of Freshwater by Roland Noel:

http://www.freshwater-carbonear.com/

and Graham Butt:

http://www.oocities.org/freshwater_carbonear/notes_of_a_bygone_era.htm

Joseph Noel Ancestors in Jersey

2 generations tracked here:

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/category/joseph-noel-neal-military/

Jerripedia – Jersey Information Update

Jerripedia has posted indexed baptismal information for all parishes. They will be following up with marriages and burials. This will be hugely helpful for linking families across the pond.

http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/Family_records

Henry Noell with Gilbert 1578 (W. Gosling) but backs out

Sir Humphrey Gilbert fleet list

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knollys_(MP)

If a Henry Noell joined Gilbert later as reported here it must have been another relative.

early names nfld

from Thomas Cole Notes

1675 – Ship: Bricksom Merchant, Brixham, Capt. Nicholas Newell, (Nowell) bapt Brixham 1630 s/o Philip

1705- Bonavista- Captain of the  Pembroke from London, John Noll (his brother?).

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/category/brixham-devon-nowells/

This Knoll name appearing in this 1704 document is likely Charles Nowles

(or his family) who appears in 1706 St. John’s inhabitants

’1704 Thomas Newell document (Knoll also)

Bridgewater Noels

Josiah Noel founded Bridgewater in the 1880’s. He was the son of Moses Noel (b. 1816). Josiah lived in New Bay and Chance Harbour before settling in with his family in Bridgewater where his descendants still live.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=petenoel&id=I391

Jersey Documents (with translation)

A very big thank you to James Brannon. He first posted that he had the Noel/Renouf documents about 10 years ago. When we contacted him he provided us with copies. The Lower Canada (Quebec) document outlines a land transfer in 1812 between Henry Renouf, an ancestor of James Brannon, and Josue Noel of the Newfoundland Regiment. At the time the regiment was garrisoned in Quebec. This is probably just before Joseph departs to Upper Canada in the war of 1812. It identifies Josue as a native of St Mary, Jersey and his parents as Philipe, a tailor now deceased, and Rachel LeCornu. Josue, it is noted, signs as Joseph Noel. Joseph’s descendants if any have not been identified. The second document is the registration of the transaction in Jersey.

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/jersey-land-transaction-1812/

1817 – Tragedy on Sealing Schooner – Captain John Noel

Early in April, 1817 a sealing schooner belonging to Thomas Danson, a merchant of Harbour Grace, blew up a few miles off Cape St. Francis, at the mouth of ConceptionBay…………more

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/off-beat-history-tragedy-on-sealing-schooner/

1831 – John Newell survives wreck of Azariah from Cupids

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/1831-john-newell-survives-wreck-of-azariah/

The Newell Family of Trinity Bay (link on right)

Frank Jones has given us permission to post his work on these Newells that he tracks from the 1600’s. It is a very good read and the effort involved becomes obvious as one follows the generations. He has some additonal data we will post at a later date. His work has been followed up by Herb Gaudie. We have Herb’s rough notes available on a line that moved to Carbonear and then Boston. We will try to reformat them shortly (use tools in PDF to rotate document). There is now interest in trying to tie-in the Newells of Bareneed to this line.

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/category/newells-trinity-bay/

The Montreal and Quebec Eastern Township Noels

From about 1890 there were Noels moving from Newfoundland to Montreal. I have marked some of these on Directories and Census tables. If you spot more let me know. We have Samuel Noel of the Joseph Noel Line and Aaron of Jonathan in 1901. Later Nathaniel of the Bryant’s Cove Noels followed by Eldred of The Martin Noel line arrive. The 4 surviving children of Bertram – Reginald, Naboth, Annie and Cedilla are in Montreal in 1911. Naboth “Nabe” settled in Richmond in the Eastern Townships. Many of the Montreal Noels were in Verdun. Some were aware of this family as their numbers grew.

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/montreal-noels/

The Bryant’s Cove Noels (as opposed to Neils)

This branch looks like it migrated over the ridge from Southside Harbour Grace in the 1860’s or so. The branch seems to feature the name Frederick Noel frequently through the generations. At the moment it is preliminary and we are trying to fill in more details to feel more comfortable with this line. Of course we cannot enter Bryant’s Cove without meeting up with Eric Neil. This is one of his maternal lines.

The Lost Tribe? – The Thomas Noel Line

A couple of times over the years we have had references to the Thomas Noel Line. We seem to have pinned down  to what family line it refers. The Thomas Noel line is the William and Elizabeth line (link on the left). To the best of our knowledge this is an independent line from the Jersey Noels. The name seems to be called the Thomas Noel line either because of William Thomas the son of William or because the family has actually preserved the name of William’s father. William Thomas married Elizabeth Higgins. The Hiiggins family had land in Southside Harbour Grace registered since 1775. The oral history of 3 brothers arrival in Newfoundland is shared by this branch.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=petenoel4&id=I1

Back at it

After a 7 year hiatus, I am back looking at Family History. I received an email from one of the Newells who came from the Bareneed clan. He had a match on my DNA and wanted to see how our families might be linked. I started to go back through things to see what I could come up with.

http://www.math.mun.ca/~dapike/family_history/ParishRecords/HrGrace_ang_bap.shtml

Joseph Noel Family Ties to Jersey Identified

While gathering additional information on Joseph I had come across a reference to an old land transfer document between Joseph and a  gentleman in Jersey. The document stated that Josue Noel was the son of Philippe Noel and Rachel LeCornu of St. Mary Jersey

https://noelhistory.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/1812-jersey-connection/

I contacted a number of researchers who were interested in the Noels and we have started communicating again. Eric has sought the details of Joseph’s military life and reviewed the property transactions he was involved in.  We have also been trying to bring separate branches of the Harbour Grace Noels into the main tree. I think we have had some success although it is still a work-in-progress and should be taken as such by serious genealogists. At the same time we have launched this new blog to replace our old website.

The old website remains active until everything is transferred.

http://www.din.ca/noel/

Pete Noel

1812 Jersey Connection

1812

“Selby, I’m not sure if he’s related to your Clement, but a Josué (Joseph) Noel was in the Newfoundland Regiment in 1812 when he sold hisJerseyproperty to my ancestor Henry Renouf. The contract gives the following information: Josué Noel, son of Philippe Noel, tailor, and Rachel Le Cornu native of St Mary but currently (1812) in the Newfoundland Regiment (the contract was signed in Quebec where it can still be found today at the archives, and subsequently entered in the Jersey land register) Josué’s “Procureur” was Hugh Godfray. A note at the end says that Josué signs his name as “Joseph”.

Regards James Brannan

PARTIAL INDEX OF JERSEY CHRISTENINGS APPROX 1695-1760 FROM LDS IGI

Noels Jersey index

FAMILY GROUPS OF JERSEY CHRISTENINGS APPROX 1695-1760 FROM LDS IGI

Noel Family Groups Jersey

(Maybe covers 50% of the Noels)

Capt Noel, St. Augustine. R78:40, British vessel, Guadaloupe to Boston, 1777/78.

From John Newell:

Noel, Jean    Active 1790 – 1792 weight 42 tons American built owned by Hemery Bros

1785  Active,  A brig of 42  tons, American built, Owner Jean le Visconte, Master Philip le  Visconte

The name Noel appears in Jersey in the Assize Roll of 1309.

Jersey Inhabitants by Parish in 1788

Consequent to an Act of the States of Jersey in April 1788, to provide information to the English Parliament touching on affairs of the Jersey wool knitting industry, inhabitants’ names and numbers were collected ( a form of Census) and compiled by the Parish Vingteniers. Unfortunately much of this is lost, however, the Island total for that year (1788) survives, as does the list of names and ages for the one parish of St. Lawrence. Mrs. Marie Louise Backhurst transcribed these from the original, held at the Society Jersiaise Library and it was printed in early 1980/1 editions of the CIFHS Journal.

St. Helier 4064 inhabitants St. Saviour 1335 St. Clement 635 Grouville 1262 St. Martin 1393    (Most of the Noels are here) Trinity 2058 St. John 1419 St. Peter c.1611 St. Ouen 2025 St. Mary 869 St. Brelade 1756 St. Lawrence 1598

Total inhabitants of Jersey, 9th April 1788. c. 20,025.

If we prorate the Noels (352) by Population (52,445) in 1881 then there would be only be about 152 Noels in Jersey in 1788. This is probably about the time that Josue would have departed.

Jerripedia

http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Armorial of Jersey

Heraldic info and Family Trees of very early Jersey families:

http://archive.org/stream/armorialofjersey00paynrich#page/n593/mode/2up

Jersey Census 1841

http://members.shaw.ca/jerseymaid/martins.html

Top surnames Channel Islands

Census Population Totals by Year

Index to 1849 Map of Jersey, Channel Islands

Jersey Family History Society

http://www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org/links

Some Noel ancestry links from Jersey, not (as far as we know) related to our family tree.

Descendants of Edward Noel (1767-1849) (islandwiki)

Descendants of Julien Noel (1480- ) (islandwiki)

Descendants of Nicholas Noel (islandwiki)

Edmound Nouel (Jersey) – provided by Selby Noel

Phillipe Noel (ca 1843) (from Narelle in Australia