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Bates family page


Baptism record of Mary Ann Bates in St Helier in 1816

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Origins of surname

This surname is most likely to have originated in the medieval personal name Bate, a contraction of Bartholomew. It is also thought possible that it could be associated with the old English name for a boatman.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records from 1806 with the baptism of the children of Henry Bates and Ann.


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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Bates family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Mary Bates, widow of Tom Feltham, 7 Wellington Villas, Stopford Road, St Helier - 20 February 1946, D/Y/A/115

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