Barry family page
Occupation registration card of William Barry (1863- )
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Origins of surname
This name is believed to originate with the French word bari, meaning a rampart or castle, but it may also derive from the old English for a rough, grassy hill.
There is an isolated record in the St Helier baptism register form Susanne Barry, daughter of Henry and Jeanne, in 1691. The next record is also unconnected to any others - the baptism of John Barry, son of William and Catherine in St Ouen in 1805.
It was not until 1842 that a sequence of baptisms of children of WIlliam Barry and Mary Susan Almond is found in St Helier registers.
However, Michael Barry, son of Thomas, of Waterford, Ireland, came to Jersey in about 1860 with his new wife Anne Cullinane, daughter of Thomas and Catherine, also of Waterford, and they started a family the following year. Their children do not appear in Church of England registers, but may have been baptised as Catholics.
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Great War service
- John Barry (St H), Private, Royal Defence Corps
- John Michael Barry (1880- ) Stoker RN, HMS Colleen
- Patrick Barry (1892- ) Stoker RM, HMS Apollo
These wills created by members of the Barry 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Elizabeth Barry of 17 Trinity Road, spinster - 28 August 1888, D/Y/A/47
- Florence Barry of Fairmount, Wellington Road, St Saviour, widow of Robert George Leopold Phelps - 29 June 1945, D/Y/A/113
- William Barry of Highbury Lodge, St Mark's Road, St Helier - 21 August 1893, D/Y/A/52
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