Aspley family page
George Elias Asplet (1827-1899) and Isabella Stewart (1839-1874)
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Origin of Surname
- Nothing has been found to indicate the origins of this name, which has been present in Jersey since at least 1450. It is believed that Aspley and Asplet are one family, although it is not clear when the different spellings appeared.
Great War service
- Alfred George Asplet (St J), Private in Essex Regiment
- George Raymond Asplet (St H), Driver RASC
Emigrant to Canada
Charles Asplet (1813-1881) was a successful grocer and wine merchant in St Helier. He is remembered as a witty and cultured person. When Victor Hugo came to Jersey in self-exile he became a special friend of Charles and his brother Philippe. Hugo became unpopular in Jersey and eventually was forced to leave for Guernsey. Charles Asplet’s business suffered from his close association with Hugo.
Mary Asplet (1859-1882) was the daughter of Charles and his second wife, Mary Sohier. Also known as Molly, she was noted to be a witty, charming and attractive young woman. Unfortunately she died soon after this photo was taken, at the age of 22, of tuberculosis. She was buried in St Clement nine months after her father.
Asplet family gravestones
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