St Anne Genealogical Records

St Anne Birth & Baptism Records

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

British National Born at Sea (1854-1887)

An index to children born to British parents at sea. The index contains the name of both parents, child's name, date of birth and other details. Provides a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Maritime Births (1854-1960)

An index to children born to British parents at sea. The index contains the name of both parents, child's name, date of birth and other details. Provides a reference to order a birth certificate.

Channel Islands Birth & Baptism Index (1820-1907)

An index to over 40,000 births and baptisms recorded in the Channel Islands.

St Anne Marriage & Divorce Records

British Army Marriage Index (1796-2005)

An index to marriages registered for British Army personal at home and abroad.

Marriage Notices from The Times (1982-2004)

An index to over 80,000 marriage and engagement notices from The London Times.

Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects (1627-1965)

Registers of births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials containing over 160,000 entries from over 30 countries. These largely relate to British subjects.

FreeREG Marriage Index (1538-2000)

A growing index of marriages, currently containing over 4 million entries from Anglican and Non-conformist records in Britain and Jersey.

British Nationals Married at Sea (1854-1908)

A name index connected to images of original registers of marriages at sea. Details include the bride and groom's place of birth. Provides a reference which can be used to order a marriage certificate.

St Anne Death & Burial Records

British Army Death Index (1796-2005)

An index to deaths of British Army personal at home and abroad.

Death Notices from The Times (1982-1988)

An index to over 54,000 death notices and obituaries from The London Times.

Maritime Deaths (1781-1968)

A name index linked to images of original documents detailing around 950,000 deaths of those who worked on the seas and related industries.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

Titanic Deaths at Sea (1912)

Details of crew and passengers who died aboard RMS Titanic. Information given includes date, place & cause of death; gender; age; nationality; profession; and residence.

St Anne Church Records

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

Methodist Church Institutions & Boundaries (2012-Present)

An interactive map plotting the location of church institutions and delineating the church's boundaries.

The Baptist Handbook (1896)

An overview of Baptist institutions in the British Isles and abroad, with details of chapels and their particulars.

Church Plans Online (1800-1970)

Architectural plans, with some details of their construction. The database covers England, Wales, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands & Fife.

Congregationalist Ministers Index (1650-1972)

Biographical details of around 32,000 Congregationalist ministers in the British Isles and further afield.

St Anne Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

St Anne Wills & Probate Records

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (Subscription) (1384-1858)

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Bank of England Wills Extracts Index (1717-1845)

An index to over 60,000 wills of people who died with money in public funds. Useful when researching counties where wills have been destroyed. Also contains wills for citizens of British colonies.

Dougal's Unclaimed Money Register (1650-1910)

A register of over 70,000 unclaimed estates.

Newspapers Covering St Anne

Channel Islands Monthly Review (1941-1945)

A newspaper published for those who escaped from the German occupied Channel Islands during WWII. It contains reports on the military front on the islands, with details on persons deported to Germany; obituaries; birth, marriage & death notices and general news of interest to former islanders. The newspaper is fully text searchable.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Reynolds's Newspaper (1850-1900)

Originally founded as a chartist organ, the newspaper became a liberal platform.

London Daily News (1846-1900)

A 'radical' newspaper founded and initially edited by Charles Dickens. Regularly published birth, marriage and death announcements.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (1842-1900)

A popular illustrated, liberal newspaper; one of the most popular in Britain.

St Anne Obituaries

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

St Anne Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of the Channel Islands (1927)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Channel Islands Directory (1911)

A directory of settlements on the Channel Islands detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of the Channel Islands (1903)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Channel Islands Directory (1899)

A directory to the settlements of the Channel Islands detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

Perry's Bankrupt Gazette (1828-1867)

A publication giving brief details of bankruptcies, including the names of parties and companies involed.

Chancery Proceedings, Bridges Division (1613-1714)

Abstracts of 17th and 18th century chancery bills and answers. Details listed are: plaintiffs, defendants, details on the dispute and where the proceedings were held.

Chancery Proceedings (1558-1660)

Abstracts of late Tudor & early Stuart legal proceedings, listing plaintiffs, defendants, details on the dispute and where the proceedings were held.

Early Chancery Proceedings (1377-1558)

Abstracts of early legal records listing parties involved, details of the dispute and where the proceedings were held.

St Anne Taxation Records

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

St Anne Land & Property Records

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Letters and Papers of Henry VIII (1509-1547)

A calendar of papers relating to Henry VIII's rule at home and abroad. Contains records relating to people from all walks of life.

St Anne Occupation & Business Records

Cricket Archive (1844-Present)

A database of cricket scores and players.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Railway Employment Records (1833-1963)

A rich collection of records documenting those who worked for railway companies that were later absorbed by the government. Records include: staff registers, station transfers, pensions, accident records, apprentice records, caution books, and memos. Records may include date of birth, date of death and name of father.

Royal Navy Medical Journals (1817-1857)

Indexed medical journals from British ships containing personal and medical details of patients. The journals list names, ages, rank/status, diseases, illness duration and notes on symptoms and treatment. Contains details on military men as well as people immigrating or being deported to colonies.

British Postal Service Appointment Books (1737-1969)

This collection gives brief details on the appointment of over 1.4 million people who worked for the Post Office. Includes references to corresponding data in the Postmaster General’s minute books and is a starting point for research in the rich archive of the British Postal Museum.

St Anne School & Education Records

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Official List of Registered Teachers (1917)

A directory of registered teachers – their current school and date of registration. Also contains details on officers and operations of the Teachers Registration Council.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering St Anne

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Burke's Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (1883)

Lineages and biographies for extinct peerage titles in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Burke's Landed Gentry of Britain & Ireland (1855)

Lineages of Britain and Ireland's untitled landed families; supplemented with biographical sketches.

Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies (1841)

Lineages and biographies for extinct baronetcies in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal (1312-1899)

A lengthy working charting the descendants of Edward III, of England by the esteemed genealogist, The Marquis of Ruvigny. Contains much information from family archives.

St Anne Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Burke's Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (1883)

Lineages and biographies for extinct peerage titles in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Burke's Landed Gentry of Britain & Ireland (1855)

Lineages of Britain and Ireland's untitled landed families; supplemented with biographical sketches.

Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies (1841)

Lineages and biographies for extinct baronetcies in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Portraits of Illustrious Personages (1502-1802)

Lengthy biographies accompanied by portraits of notable persons from British History. Primary covers royalty and nobility.

St Anne Military Records

Channel Islands Monthly Review (1941-1945)

A newspaper published for those who escaped from the German occupied Channel Islands during WWII. It contains reports on the military front on the islands, with details on persons deported to Germany; obituaries; birth, marriage & death notices and general news of interest to former islanders. The newspaper is fully text searchable.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

British Army WWI Service Records (1914-1920)

This rich collection contains contains records for 1.9 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks who fought in WWI. Due to bomb damage in WWI, around 60% of service records were lost. Documents cover: enlistment, medical status, injuries, conduct, awards and discharge. A great deal of genealogical and biographical documentation can be found in these documents, including details on entire families, physical descriptions and place of birth.

St Anne Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Aliens Entry Books (1794-1921)

An un-indexed collection of over 100,000 documents of correspondence and other documents of the Home Office and the Aliens Office. Contains a great deal of information on aliens and those who applied for naturalisation.

St Anne Histories & Books

Alderney Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Alderney.

UK & Ireland Historical Postcards (1885-1950)

Over 19,000 postcards depicting places in the UK & Ireland.

Mary Evans Picture Library (2000 BC-Present)

A database of over 300,000 photos, etchings, engravings and other mediums depicting places and events in the British Isles and the rest of the world.

The Book of Household Management (1869)

A detailed look at the management of 19th century farm houses.

Journal of the House of Commons (1835-Present)

A record of Parliament's votes and proceedings.

Biographical Directories Covering St Anne

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Chalmers' General Biographical Dictionary (1013-1812)

Detailed biographies of thousands of notable Europeans with details on ancestry.

St Anne Maps

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of The Channel Islands (1584-1897)

Digital images of maps covering the islands.

Old Maps Online (1497-2010)

An interactive index to thousands of maps covering the world, continents, countries and regions. The majority of maps cover Britain and Ireland.

Methodist Church Institutions & Boundaries (2012-Present)

An interactive map plotting the location of church institutions and delineating the church's boundaries.

St Anne Reference Works

Channel Islands Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in the Channel Islands.

Measuring Worth - GBP (1245-Present)

A calculator measuring the changing value of the British Pound using two price indices.

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities (1550-1820)

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain.

Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry (1200-1700)

A dictionary of words used in heraldry, supplemented with over 1,000 illustrations.

Old Law Hands (1066-1733)

A chart showing numerous renderings of Latin letters in court hand, a script common in the medieval and early-modern periods.

St Anne Information

Civil Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

ST. ANNE is the only parish, and is in the deanery of Guernsey and diocese of Winchester. The town, which is irregularly built, is in the centre of the island. It is supplied with gas by the Alderney Gas Light Co. Limited. The water supply is derived from springs.

Braye harbour, 1 ½ miles north of the town, is protected on the north-west by a breakwater, begun 1847, and about half a mile in length.

The Admiralty pier, commencing under the tower of Fort Grosnez, which protects the harbour on the west, is built on an artificial embankment of rubble stone, and is 1,609 yards in length; the parapet on the sea side is 14 feet wide, and 21 feet above high water of ordinary spring tides. Inside the parapet is a quay, 25 feet wide and 6 feet above high-water mark.

The pier, now (1903) completed, lies to the south, of the breakwater, and is about 450 feet long: it is used for loading granite, which is brought here direct from the quarries island, and in which a considerable trade is now done.

Fort Albert, which commands the harbour on the east, was built in 1853, and is occupied by a detachment of the 2nd Leicester regiment; Surg.-Capt. E. W. Livesey, medical officer in charge.

The church of St. Anne, originally Norman, was rebuilt in 1850, from designs by the late Sir G. Gilbert Scott kt., and is a cruciform edifice of island sandstone and Caen stone, in the Transition style, consisting of chancel with side chapels, nave aisles, transepts, and a low square tower with spire containing 6 bells: all the windows are stained; over the entrance of the south porch is a figure of the Good Shepherd, bearing a lamb: the font-basin is of Caen stone, supported on four marble columns. At the east entrance, in Victoria street, is an ornamental gateway, erected in 1864 by public subscription, as a memorial to the Prince Consort, who died 14 Dec. 1861. The church has 802 sittings. The registers date from the year 1652. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Crown, and held since 1886 by the Rev. John Le Brun B.D. who is acting chaplain to the forces; the Rev. Wm. Taylor B A. of Univ. Land curate. The curacy, value £140 currency, was endowed by the Le Mesurier family.

The Catholic church, Crabby, dedicated St. Anne and St. Mary magdalen, and erected in 1848, is an edifice of local stone; above the altar is a painting of St. Anne; the walls of the interior are decorated with oleographs of the”Stations of the Gross”: there are 300 sittings. In Longy road is a small burying ground used by the Roman Catholics.

The Presbyterian Church of England, in High street built in 1850, at a cost of about £500, affords 500 sittings, but is at present closed.

The English Wesleyan chapel, Butes, was built in 1851, at a cost of £870, and is a neat edifice of native stone: there are 250 sittings.

The French Wesleyan chapel, Church street, built in 1813, at a cost of £700, is also of stone, and will seat 380 persons.

The Salvation Army hold services in a chapel formerly belonging to the Primitive Methodists.

The Court House, New street, erected in 1845, by the late John Le Mesurier esq. is a substantial building of stone, suitably fitted for the sittings of the royal court. In the court room hangs a fine portrait of the Lieut.-Gen. Le Mesurier, by Opie, and there are other portraits Judge Gaudion and the late Judge Barbenson.

The Prison adjoins the Court House, and contains 12 cells.

The Victoria Assembly Rooms, in Victoria street, is used as a reading room and for public entertainments and will hold 100 persons.

The Jubilee Hospital, in High street, erected in 1887, at a cost of £1,100, is an edifice of dressed stone with granite quoins, and contains 10 wards, with out-buildings, stores &c. and is managed by a board of 7 members; there are at present 12 in-patients.

Essex Castle, on the south of the Bay of Longy, on the eastern side of the island, consists of a keep, enclosed by strong walls. It was built by and takes its name from Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and the favourite of Queen Elizabeth, the island being then his property. The castle is now used partly as a military hospital and partly as barracks.

Government House, in Royal square, is an ancient structure, rebuilt and enlarged by John Le Mesurier esq. 1763; It formerly belonged to the Grown, and was the official residence of the military governor, but is now used as a convent by the Sisters of Mercy.

Mouriaux House, also an ancient building, and probably an old manor house, is now the residence of Caspar Deidrich Helcke esq.

The land is divided into small holdings. The soil is loam; subsoil, rock and gravel. The land is chiefly used for grazing and rearing cattle.

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services

St. Anne’s Church, Rev. John Le Brun B.D. France; Rev. W. Taylor, curate; Sun. 8 & 10.45 a.m. & 2.30 (French) & 6.30 p.m.; daily, 10 a.m.; Thur. 7 p.m.

Catholic Church of St. Anne & St. Mary Magdalen, Rev. Clifford Bailey B.A.; Sun. 8 & 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; holy days, 8.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; mass, daily, 8 a.m.

Presbyterian Church of England, no services held here at present Wesleyan (English), Rev. Thomas Jackson; Sun. 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; Wed. 7.30 p.m.

Wesleyan (French), M. R. Herivel, pastor; Sun. 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Salvation Army; Sundays, 3 & 7 p.m.; daily, 8 p.m.

SCHOOLS

Public, High street, built in 1850, & founded & endowed in 1790 by the late J. Le Mesurier esq. sometime governor of the island, & now supported by the States of the island; the school will hold 90 boys, 90 girls & 80 infants; average attendance, 56 boys, 40 girls & 54 infants.

Catholic, Royal square, built in 1896, at a cost of £600, for 150 children; average attendance, 85.

CONVEYANCE BY WATER

The Alderney Steam Packet Co. Limited, run to Guernsey every Sun. Wed. & Thur. according to tides, returning from Guernsey on Tue. Thur. & Sat. at 9 a.m.; also to Cherbourg, every Tue. returning on wed.

Kelly's Directory of The Channel Islands (1899)

Surnames Found in St Anne

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Simon654.12
2le Cocq513.23
3Herivel503.17
4Gaudion251.59
5Robilliard231.46
6Bott221.40
7Pezet211.33
8le Vallee211.33
9Renier211.33
10Brooks-Effard201.27
11Duplain201.27
12le Ber181.14
13Angel171.08
14Tewkesbury161.01
15Mignot161.01
16Ollivier150.95
17Quesnel150.95
18Batiste150.95
19Allen150.95
20Odoire150.95
21Chardine140.89
22Callaway140.89
23Audoire130.82
24Gauvain130.82
25Anquetil120.76
26Rowe120.76
27Sebire110.70
28Baron110.70
29Shade110.70
30Smith100.63
31Mesney100.63
32Dupont100.63
33Milliere100.63
34de Laune100.63
35Cleal100.63
36Jones90.57
37Toy90.57
38Houguez90.57
39Weeks90.57
40Goring90.57
41Ozard90.57
42Cracknell90.57
43Main80.51
44Wilson80.51
45Mesny80.51
46Scott80.51
47Burland80.51
48Catts80.51
49Cats80.51
50Oliver80.51
51Odaire80.51
52Byrne80.51
53Brice80.51
54Tremlett70.44
55Parmatier70.44
56Evans70.44
57Barbenson70.44
58Sanford70.44
59Keeman70.44
60Andre70.44
61McLernon70.44
62Walden70.44
63Connor70.44
64Burke60.38
65Redhead60.38
66Caplin60.38
67Purchase60.38
68Moules60.38
69Gamblin60.38
70Collenette60.38
71Grier60.38
72Ozanne60.38
73Hyett60.38
74Mead60.38
75Lester60.38
76Baker60.38
77Willis60.38
78Clarke60.38
79Quinain60.38
80Wright60.38
81Sullivan60.38
82T-Kyring60.38
83Ross60.38
84Mahaut60.38
85Langlois50.32
86du Plain50.32
87Ward50.32
88Sharp50.32
89Knight50.32
90Tourgis50.32
91Brehaut50.32
92Toussaint50.32
93Carthy50.32
94Oselton50.32
95Gauvaine50.32
96Roberts50.32
97Godfray50.32
98Saunders40.25
99Sebiere40.25
100Martyin40.25