Bihet Family Tree

The Channel Island Bihets    

A Fighting Family       The Story         Photos

Pierre Bihet (photo)          Marcel George Bihet


Jean Marc Desiré Bihet (b. 1828 Bolleville, la Manche, Normandie)  married  (1854 St Nicolas de Pierrepont) Josephine Brochard   (Map)

This Channel Islands Wiki page names Jean Marc's parents as Jean Baptiste Bihet (1829 St Nicolas de Pierrepont) and Marie Francoise Lucas

Jean Marc and Josephine had one child - Pierre François Desiré Bihet (born 3 November 1857)

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Pierre François Desiré Bihet (3.11.1857 - 3.1.1937)  married  Marie Ann Desiré Picot (16.2.1865 - 5.12.1943(daughter of Joseph Picot and Justine Le Jeunne)

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Pierre & Marie had 9 children

(click on the names for more information - ages given from 1901 census information)

Ernest Bihet  16

Arthur Bihet    14

Marie Louise Bihet  11

Marcel George Bihet  9

Jean (John) Bihet  6

Constant Bihet  5

Ada Bihet 4

Joseph Bihet  2  (died as a child)

Justine Bihet  6 months


See 'A Fighting Family' for photographs and details of war service

Pierre's birth certificate  (part 2)       Pierre's death certificate        Marie's death certificate

Photo of group of 3 of the Bihets, taken in Guernsey

A death certificate of one of the Bihets who suffered an accidental death  ("tué accidentellement")


The Story

Pierre François Desiré Bihet was born 3 November 1857 at Bolleville (Canton de la Haye du Puits) in la Manche, Normandy.   He was the only child of Jean Marc Desiré Bihet & Josephine Brochard.    Pierre married Marie Anne Picot - born 16.2.1865 at Bonneville (Canton de Saint Sauveur le Vicomte)      (Map)

Pierre & Marie Ann eloped to Jersey from their homes in Normandy, as their families, and/or the state, were against the marriage between a catholic and a protestant.  From Jersey, where the couple married and had 6 children, they moved to Alderney - one child (Ada) was born in Guernsey before, 2 more were born in Alderney (Joseph and Justine).  The 1901 census tells us that the family were living in Craby, St Annes in Alderney at that time.  Pierre (Peter) and Marie (Mary) were registered as French subjects, and their given ages were 43 and 36.  Pierre's occupation was a quarryman.  We don't know when the family moved on again, but do know that Pierre and Marie moved to Guernsey.  Of their 9 children, Joseph died (when?), and only 2 of their children -  Marcel George and Justine - stayed in Guernsey, Constant in Alderney, and the others made their permanent homes in Jersey.  Pierre and Mary lived at the Grange, La Carrière, Vale, Guernsey, and Pierre worked as a labourer.

Pierre died on the 3 January 1937 (aged 79) at home - La Carrière, Vale (heart failure & myocarditis).   Marie died during the Occupation on 5 December 1943 (aged 78) at the Town Hospital, Saint Peter Port (coma & apoplexy).  Her last given address was at Les Nouettes, Forest, Guernsey.

Pierre and Marie Bihet are buried together at the Vale Cemetery, Guernsey  (with their daughter Justine) - Home


A Fighting Family  The Bihets in World War I

Ernest           Marcel George       Ada         Marie Louise          Justine           Jean           Constant         Arthur

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A Child's War by Molly Bihet

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