Beckford family page
Margaret Angel Mary Le Neveu, photographed in 1941 at the age of 19 for her Occupation identity card application. She was clearly doing her best, as did most islanders who were forced to comply with the Germans' requirements, to look as bored and disinterested as she could. Jersey people never smiled for their identity card photographs. Margaret married Harry Albert Le Neveu the following year
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Origins of surname
The name is derived from 'Becca's Ford', from a personal name of unknown origin.
This family came to Jersey from Wargrave in Berkshire. Jabez Mason Beckford and his wife Caroline had seven children baptised in St Martin from 1867 to 1881. There were two earlier baptisms in the 1830s in St Helier but that family did not become established.
Great War service
Sons of Charles James Beckford and Marie Louise, nee Rebours
- Alfred John Beckford (1897-1956) (St S) , Private, Dorset Regiment, wounded
- Charles William Beckford (1896-1973) (St S), Sapper RE