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Australian naval officer John Malet Armstrong (pictured in 1945) married Philippa Suzanne Marett at St Brelade in 1924 and eventually retired to Jersey with his wife and died in the island in 1988


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Origins of surname

This name dates back to the time of the Norman Conquest in England and was derived from followers of William the Conqueror known as fort en bras = 'strong in the arm'.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey in the St Ouen baptism register for Marie, daughter of James and Marie Le Brun, in 1730. Irishman James, and Marie were married in 1727. It was William Armstrong, from Newcastle, and Elizabeth Bertram, who were married in St Saviour in 1783, and had five children baptised in St Helier, who formed the first established family.


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Great War service

  • Tancred de Carteret Armstrong (NZ), St P family, Capt, Australian Army Medical Corps
  • William George Armstrong, from St P, Major, Australia

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Armstrong family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Cecil Armstrong, Whimple Wood, Whimple, Devon - 22 December 1948, D/Y/A/120
  • Bridget Armstrong, widow of James Dobrée, bequeaths to Louisa Emily Dobrée her shares in the London and Westminster Bank - 12 April 1880, D/Y/A/41


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