Rev William Corbet Le Breton

Rev William Corbet Le Breton

Birth
Bailiwick of Jersey
Death 1888 (aged 72–73)
Burial St Saviour, Bailiwick of Jersey
Plot 2.02 34
Memorial ID 172632117 · View Source
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Husband of Emilie Charlotte Davis (Martin)
Father of:
Francis Corbet le Breton b: 1843 - d: 1872
William Inglis le Breton b: 1845 - d: 1931
Trevor Alexander le Breton b: 1847 - d: 1870
Maurice Vavasour le Breton b: 1849- d: 1881
Clement Martin le Breton b: 1851- d: 1927
Emilie Charlotte le Breton b: 1853 - d: 1929
Reginald le Breton b: 1855 - d : 1876

He became Rector of St Saviour and Dean of Jersey in 1850 and moved to be Rector of St Helier in 1875. He spent his last 6 years in England, (dying in 1888), having to leave the Island it is said for immoral behaviour, (a fact omitted by Bois).
He was baptised in St Helier on 17 March 1815. Educated at Winchester College, he was a fag to Lord Selbourne, who once beat him severely on the head with a frying pan for burning his bacon. Following Oxford, he was ordained Deacon in 1839 and priest in 1840. He was curate of St Olave's, Southwark. After having spent several years in the ministry in London, was installed as Rector of St Saviour on 17 January 1850. He was named Dean of Jersey and sworn in as such on the 16th of that month. In 1875 he became Rector of Saint Helier.
Dean Le Breton was an erudite man of a strong classic culture. He married in 1842 at St Luke's, Chelsea, Emily Davies, daughter of William Martin, and they had seven children, Dean Le Breton's notorious womanising eventually led to his leaving Jersey and ending his days in the poor London parish of Kennington. He died in February 1888.

One of the stories relating to his life concerns Marianne Impey Treeve who was born in 1829 at St Saviours. She was the daughter of Capt Richard Treeve (see S.2) She married John Searle, had children and died in 1907. Before marrying, she had a daughter, Barbara Impey, the illegitimate child of Dean Corbet Le Breton, born in 1850, the year he came into post. She emigrated to Australia in 1875, dying there in 1926.

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  • Added: 12 Nov 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 172632117
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Corbet Le Breton (1815–1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. 172632117, citing Saint Saviour Churchyard, St Saviour, Bailiwick of Jersey ; Maintained by B. Helmer (contributor 48246017) .