St Brelade Genealogical Records

St Brelade 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 Maritime Births (1867-1960)

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.

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.

Channel Islands Birth & Baptism Index (1820-1907)

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

St Brelade 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.

British Nationals Married Overseas (1818-2005)

An index to marriages of British citizens overseas that were registered with the British Consul or High Commissioner Provides a reference that can be used to order a marriage certificate.

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.

St Brelade 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 (1794-1964)

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 Brelade 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 Brelade 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.

Jersey Methodist (1933-1940)

A monthly magazine detailing the affairs of Jersey's Methodist church and community. Mentions numerous members of the church.

Jersey Almanach (1893-1940)

Various annual volumes of a parish-by-parish directory of the residents of Jersey. Searchable by name and in the French language.

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.

St Brelade 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 Brelade

Jersey Methodist (1933-1940)

A monthly magazine detailing the affairs of Jersey's Methodist church and community. Mentions numerous members of the church.

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.

St Brelade 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 Brelade Cemeteries

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

St Brelade Directories & Gazetteers

Robson's Guernsey & Jersey Directory (1839)

A gazetteer with short descriptions of settlements, appended by lists of their residents.

Robson's Directory of London and Western Counties (1839)

A directory of London and Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Guernsey & Jersey.

Jersey Almanach (1893-1940)

Various annual volumes of a parish-by-parish directory of the residents of Jersey. Searchable by name and in the French language.

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.

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 Brelade 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 Brelade 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 Brelade Occupation & Business Records

Voisin & Co. - Through Six Reigns (1837-1937)

A centenary celebration of a department store based in Jersey.

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 Brelade 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 Brelade

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

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.

St Brelade Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

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.

St Brelade Military Records

Jersey WWI Roll of Honour (1914-1919)

A list of Jersey men who served in WWI, listing their parish and regiment. Also contains details on Jersey's involvement in the war.

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

St Brelade 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 Brelade Histories & Books

Jersey Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Jersey.

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.

Ancestry Member Stories (6000 BC-Present)

Over 7 million remembrances and historic details submitted by Ancestry members. Useful for local historians.

Ancestry Member Photos & Documents (6000 BC-Present)

Over 60 million historic photographs and documents submitted to Ancestry. This rich collection contains many rare sources of interest to local historians and will be relevant to most genealogical research.

Biographical Directories Covering St Brelade

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 Brelade 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 Brelade Reference Works

Jersey Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in Jersey.

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.

St Brelade Information

Historical Description

ST. BRELADE is a parish, including the town of St. Aubin, and is bounded on three sides by the sea. The village is situated on the western shore of St. Brelade’s bay, which at its entrance, from Les Jetures to La Cotte Point, on the east, is about one mile wide. Mont a la Brune, a lofty ridge, rises on the northern boundary of the parish, which is traversed by the St. Aubin’s and Corbiere section of the Jersey railway, with stations at Don Bridge, about three quarters of a mile north from the church and 5 ½ miles west from St. Helier, at St. Aubin, and the terminus at Corbiere. The parish church of St. Brelade is 2 miles from St. Aubin, and so close to the shore that its walls at high water are washed by the sea; it dates from the year 1111, being the oldest church in the island, and is an edifice of granite, with a stone covered roof, consisting of chancel, naves, transepts and a small turret, with belfry: the font, also of granite and dating from the 10th century, was lost during the Cromwellian period, but was found in 1860 about a mile from the church: there are sittings for 400 persons. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £150, with residence and five acres of glebe, in the gift of the Crown and held since 1892 by the Rev. John Arthur Balleine Theo. Assoc. K.C.L. The Fishermen’s chapel, said to date from the 10th century, is a vaulted structure of rough granite pebbles about 30 feet long by about 12 wide; the interior walls are decorated with paintings, representing incidents in the life of Christ and supposed to date from the 14th century, and some of these are in a very good state of preservation. There is also a French Wesleyan chapel in the neighbourhood. The Corbiere lighthouse stands on a rocky islet off Corbiere Point, the western extremity of the parish. The rock on which the lighthouse is built is distant about 1,700 feet from the mainland, and is reached by a concrete way at half tide level and a long flight of steps leads up to the lighthouse, which is constructed of concrete and is about 130 feet above sea level. La Rocco Tower and Fort, which stands on an islet in St. Ouen’s bay, and about half a mile from the coast, is chiefly remarkable as an evidence of the encroachment of the sea, since is was once nearly half a mile inland; it is now entirely disused. Near La Moye, in the south-west part of the parish and close to the sea, are granite quarries. Some of the material for the construction of the Thames embankment was quarried here. There are also rifle butts, used by the regiments stationed on the island, and a disused battery. The Rev. William de Quetteville M.A. of Noirmont Manor, St. Aubin’s, is the principal landowner. The soil is sandy; subsoil, gravel and granite. The chief crops are potatoes and roots. The area of the civil parish is 3,157 acres; capital value, £330,000; the population in 1901 was 2,231.

Parochial School, built in 1880, for 150 boys & 150 girls; average attendance, 70 boys & 62 girls.

La Moye Parochial School, built in 1902, for 40 boys, 40 girls & 40 infants; average attendance, 80.

Kelly's Directory of The Channel Islands (1899)

Surnames Found in St Brelade

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1le Bas421.89
2Huelin341.53
3le Rossignol321.44
4Hamon271.21
5Marett251.12
6le Brocq241.08
7Alexandre220.99
8Mauger210.94
9de la Haye200.90
10Bisson200.90
11Renouf190.85
12Benest190.85
13Vautier190.85
14Gavey190.85
15le Brun180.81
16Seale180.81
17le Feuvre170.76
18Mesny170.76
19le Boutillier170.76
20Norman170.76
21le Cappelain170.76
22le Montais170.76
23Guilleaume160.72
24le Gresley160.72
25Pinel150.67
26Piton150.67
27le Maistre150.67
28Gibaut140.63
29Bray140.63
30le Bailly140.63
31Rive140.63
32le Cornu140.63
33le Masurier140.63
34Dart130.58
35Smith130.58
36Fiott130.58
37Amy120.54
38Leigh120.54
39Hall120.54
40Simon120.54
41Perchard120.54
42Horman120.54
43Martin110.49
44Selous110.49
45Syvret110.49
46Malzard110.49
47de Bourcier110.49
48Pike110.49
49Vibert100.45
50Stoodley100.45
51Potier100.45
52Poingdestre100.45
53Peguin100.45
54Norsetta100.45
55Millow100.45
56Badier90.40
57de Gruchy90.40
58D'aubert90.40
59Coutanche90.40
60Satchwell90.40
61Budd90.40
62Boniface90.40
63Orange90.40
64Biard90.40
65le Neveu90.40
66Rouet80.36
67Daubert80.36
68Balleine80.36
69le Cocq80.36
70Fahey80.36
71Kemish80.36
72Davis80.36
73Pipon80.36
74Brett80.36
75Perree80.36
76Gulley80.36
77Drouin80.36
78Ratel70.31
79Brownrigg70.31
80Thelland70.31
81du Val70.31
82Ducy70.31
83Wherry70.31
84Thomas70.31
85Burgess70.31
86Paul70.31
87Farnham70.31
88Watson70.31
89Mitchell70.31
90Langlois70.31
91Cassel70.31
92Lawford70.31
93Ollivier70.31
94Briard70.31
95Yeatman70.31
96Blampied70.31
97Thompson70.31
98Hellevr70.31
99Orr60.27
100le Marquand60.27

* Statistics based on the 1881 census