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Name: Agnes Luce

Burial Number: 1545

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1848

Died: 01/07/1932

Buried: 05/07/1932


Agnes Frances (Fanny) Hyman was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1848. The Hyman family were owners and employers in the Canadian fishing industry based in Nova Scotia.

Agnes married (Philip) John Mauger Luce, 28yrs, on 25th July 1873 in Gaspe, Quebec, he was an employee in the fishing industry with the Fruing Company; he was a native of Jersey, C.I.

Agnes and John had 5 children, Philip Mauger Luce, b.1876, Canada, Jane Susan, the eldest daughter, was born in Jersey, C.I. and baptised on 24th January 1878 at St. John’s, by Edward Luce, Rector. Their 3 younger children, William Mauger b.1879, Agnes F. b.1882, and Effie A. b.1884, were all born in Canada. Agnes was widowed when her husband died aged 39yrs on 27th June 1884 in Canada. She returned to Jersey with her children and lived at La Grande Maison, St. John’s.


Picture of Herupe, JerseyIn 1891, Agnes, now 43yrs, and 4 of her children were living at Rue du Bouillion, St. John’s, with her in-laws, Philip Luce, 71yrs, who was a merchant in the fish trade of Canada, and his wife, Rachel, 75yrs, nee Mauger.

In 1901 she was living with her son, Philip Mauger Luce, 25yrs, a farmer at Herupe, St. John’s, together with her daughters, Jane and Effie. Her son, Philip, then returned to Canada as an agent for the Fruing Company, in which the Luce’s family had a financial interest, and Agnes was still living at Herupe, with Jane and son, William, in 1911.


At some point she moved to Worthing, Sussex, where she appeared with her daughter, Jane, in the 1921 census. Agnes died on 1st July 1932, aged 84yrs, at 24, Shakespeare Road, Worthing.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 5 Plot: 9

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In loving memory of William Mauder Luce died 16th Dec 1925 aged 45 years "Peace perfect peace" also of his mother Agnes Fanny Luce died ? July 1932

Further Information


Name: Agnes Frances Luce

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1848

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Canada


Maiden Name:Hyman

Marriage Date: 25/07/1873

Spouse First Name: Philip

Spouse Second Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Luce

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Canada

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/07/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 24

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Bouillion Road, St. John’s, Jersey, C.I. Philip Luce,Hd. 71yrs, Merchant in Fishing Trade Canada, wife, Rachel, 75yrs, son, William, 42yrs, Merchant in Fishing Trade, Labrador, son, George, 41yrs, Farmer, daughter-in-law, Agnes F. Luce, widow, 43yrs, living on own means, 4 grandchildren, Jane S. 13yrs, William M. 11yrs, Agnes F. 9yrs, and Effie A. 7yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Herupe, St. John’s, Jersey, C.I. Philip Mauger Luce, Hd. 25yrs, Farmer, mother, Agnes F. 53yrs, living on own means, 2 sisters, Jane Susan Luce, 23yrs, Teacher in Private School, and Effie Alice, 17yrs.


Living at Herupe, St. John’s, Jersey, C.I. Agnes F. Luce, Hd. 63yrs, widow, private means, daughter, Jane S. 33yrs, single, son, William M. 31yrs, single, Auctioneer, plus 1 domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

The Mauger/Maugher family history is recorded as early as 1650 in Jersey, C.I. and they were inter-marrying with the Luce family from the 1730s. The Maugers were early settlers in America but along with many others they did not support the American War of Independence, this resulted in them being referred to as ‘Loyalists’, facing hostility from the ‘Patriots’, and they found themselves in a similar position to their ancestors who had fled Britain under political and religious duress.

Many of these families found refuge in Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada, and some, like the Maugers, made their fortunes in the fishing and lobster industries, whilst retaining strong connections with their birthplace, Jersey, C.I.