Annual Bulletin of La Societe Jersiaise
The Annual Bulletin of the Société Jersiaise is the Society's annual report. It was first published in 1875 and has now reached Volume 30. The bulletin contains general business information about La Société, reports on the activities of its many sections and articles covering the study of all aspects of island life and history. Many of these articles are an invaluable resource for historians. A large selection of articles have been transcribed and formatted for Jerripedia, and this page contains an index to them.
In April 2015 the Société, on the back of a States grant in 2013, began to add the complete set of bulletins to its revamped website, with an excellent search engine enabling any word or group of words to be searched across the full collection.
Although copies of a number of different Bulletins from 1931 to the present day are still available from the Société bookshop, most of the entire collection is now out of print. Second hand volumes are occasionally available from online booksellers or antique shops in Jersey.
In line with Jerripedia’s objective to make information on Jersey’s history freely available to all island residents and those throughout the world with an interest in the island, a substantial proportion of the most interesting articles (over 300) have already been processed and added to the site. A limited number are still awaiting final formatting, and we still have a number of articles from the early years to the 20th century to add to the site, some awaiting translation from the original French.
These articles have been reproduced in most respects as they were originally published, allowing for the variation in formats between the printed bulletins and modern web pages.
Where subsequent research has indentified significant inaccuracies in the original text a note has usually been inserted to this effect. Punctuation has been adjusted as necessary to improve readability of the text and dates and other minor items have been adjusted to conform with the general style in use throughout Jerripedia.
In the interests of brevity and clarity, and on the assumption that those undertaking detailed and serious historical research will refer to the original Bulletin articles, footnotes, text inserts and appendices containing references have usually not been included.
Photographs, drawings, maps and plans etc, illustrating the original articles have been reproduced wherever possible. Those not suitable for website reproduction have had to be omitted, and the text adjusted where necessary. Many of the articles have had other relevant images from the Jerripedia collection added.
The articles are also linked from appropriate pages and site menus throughout Jerripedia.
|1879||Extracts from Chevalier's diary||Jean Chevalier|
|1881||Extracts from Chevalier's diary||Jean Chevalier|
|1910||Brevint family history||J A Messervy|
|1913||The evolution of the parish churches||R G Warton|
|Grouville Parish Church||R G Warton|
|St Clement Parish Church||R G Warton|
|St Peter Parish Church||R G Warton|
|The origin of the name Jersey||C Oberreiner|
|1914||St Saviour Parish Church||R G Warton|
|St Ouen Parish Church||R G Warton|
|St Brelade Parish Church||R G Warton|
|1915||St Martin Parish Church||R G Warton|
|1916||St Helier Parish Church||R G Warton|
|Patriarche family history||J A Messervy|
|1917||St Lawrence Parish Church||R G Warton|
|Lemprieres, Seigneurs of Diélament||J A Messervy|
|1918||St John Parish Church||R G Warton|
|1919||Channel Islands in the Normandy rolls||G F de Gruchy|
|Trinity Parish Church||R G Warton|
|The first inhabitants of Jersey||C Oberreiner|
|St Martin and de la Court families||T W M de Guerin|
|1920||St Mary Parish Church||R G Warton|
|1921||Administration in the Channel Islands before 1204||T W M de Guerin|
|Arms of Wardens and Governors||Norman Rybot|
|1922||Baptismal names||Auguste Messervy|
|Dupre family history||J A Messervy|
|Trinity Manor's rebuilding||Athelstan Riley|
|1923||''Le Victorial'' and the attack on Jersey in 1406||E T Nicolle|
|1927||Payn family of St Lawrence||J A Messervy|
|1928||Bisson Family of St Brelade and St Lawrence||J A Messervy|
|1940||A new species of red deer||Frederick Zeuner|
|Jersey placenames||J F Le Cornu|
|1941||17th Century social life||George Balleine|
|1943||The leopards of England and the Channel Islands||Norman Rybot|
|1946||St Lawrence's perquage||G S Knocker|
|1947||Philippe d'Auvergne||Philippe Le Geyt dit Rauvet|
|St Peter's perquage||Julia Marett|
|Island water supply 1||Robert Burrow|
|La Vente aux Chandelles|
|1948||The history of St Aubin's Fort||Norman Rybot|
|Perquages of St Ouen||Frank Le Maistre|
|Jersey's copper coinage||Wilfrid du Pré|
|1949||The old town of St Aubin||Julia Marett|
|2010||William d'Aubigny 'Pincerna' and 'Brito' - individual identities from historic records||Martin Courtier|
|A review of the 1906 report on immigration||Mark Boleat|
|William Carr Beresford - Last Governor of Jersey||Rosemary Mesch|
|2011||General Don, defender of Jersey||Ian Machin|
|2012||Longueville Manor revisited||Rozelle Sutherland|
|Finance and banking during the Occupation||Mary Gibb|
|2013||Philippe Dumaresq, Seigneur of Samares|
|2014||Jean Poingdestre biography - 2||Charles Stevens|
|The German mutiny planned for just before the Liberation||Robert Le Sueur|
|19th century immigrant Army and Navy officers||Margaret Mesch|
|The Yews||Guy Dixon|
|Clarence Ahier's Great War diary||Introduction by Ian Ronayne|
|2016||Clarence Ahier's Great War diary - Part 2 - 1917|