H I Marquand

From The Star of March 18th, 1911. Carpenters.

We note with regret the decease of Mr Henry Isaac Marquand, which occurred at his residence, St Jacques, last Thursday, in his 75th year. Deceased was in business for many years in Bordage-street as a carver and cabinet maker. His speciality was carving, for which he received many orders, not only from the island, but from England where his work was well known. We might mention that all the beautifully executed escutcheons of benefactors to Elizabeth College, which surround the lecture hall of that institution, were Mr Marquand's work.

The obituary of Peter Robin, of 'Escallonia,' Mount Durand, who died aged 93 and ran a carpenter's shop in Park Street and later a bakery in Fountain Street, is given in The Star of May 30, 1911. See The Star of November 22, 1916, for the accidental death of master carpenter Thomas Marquand, 'brother of Mr Marquand Second Master of the Town Hospital, and leaves a young wife and son.'

See Quarterly Review of the Guernsey Society XXIV (2) Summer 1968 p. 42, 'Stone and wood carvings at Le Pompe,' for information about another carpenter, John Burgess (1818-1904) who is believed to have carved the palm trees on the door at Le Vallon. He lived in New Place and had his workshop in Victoria Road.