Le Brocq

Arms used by the family of Rachel Le Brocq (Brook or Brock), mother of Daniel Grandin. He came from the Isle of Jersey and settled near Freehold, New Jersey, about the year 1717.

ARMS- Gules on a bend between two fleur-de-lis or, a lion passant gules, holding a weapon in his forepaw.
CREST- Issuing out of a crown or, a demi lion rampant, holding a weapon in his forepaw.

The Arms were copied from a large seal used in America for many years on family documents and engraved on the silver service of some of Sarah Grandin's descendants.

From the records of St. Ouen's Parish, on the Ilse of Jersey, the following translation:

"1694--Sunday in the morning the 9th of September were married DANIEL GRANDIN, son of Elie, and RACHEL LE BROCQ."

The five children of Daniel Grandin and his wife Rachel Le Brocq, all baptized at St. Peter's Church, which dates back to the year 1167, were:

In or about the year 1717, when Amice was about 14, and Daniel was about 22 years of age, these two brother, apparently soon after their father's death, emigrated to America and settled in East [New] Jersey.

John S. Wurts, MAGNA CHARTA, 1945, Part I & II, p. 296-298.

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