Begurel/Bigrel family page
This family was established in Trinity, Jersey from at least the mid 17th century, and may have descended from a Huguenot refugee.
Miss Bigrel, c1860
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Origin of Surname
No information is available about the derivation of this specific surname. It may come from the same root as Begué and Beguier, which are derived from viguier, an officer of justice.
The family was established in Trinity, Jersey from at least the mid 17th century, and it is thought that the original immigrant may have been a Huguenot refugee.
Bigrel family history
These wills created by members of the Bigrel 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
- Anne Bigrel of St Peter, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter £1 - 19 February 1889, D/Y/A/48
- Jane Bigrel of St Peter - 15 November 1880, D/Y/A/41
- Marie Bigrel of Trinity, now of St Lawrence, widow of Edouard de Gruchy, desires to be buried in Trinity Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Trinity, £12 10s of Jersey Currency 10 May 1851 - D/Y/A/27
- Jean Biguerel of Trinity, desires to be buried in Trinity Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Trinity, £66 13 sols 4 deniers of the order of the King 13 November 1802 - D/Y/A/16
- Mary Bigrel and her children were seed merchants at 37 Halkett Place in the 1850s, and elsewhere in the street in the previous decade