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Beslievre family page

This family has been present in Jersey since the middle of the 19th century and remains there today


The 1840 baptism of Eliza Beslievre in St Helier is the first family record found in Jersey

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Origins of surname

We have no information on the derivation of this surname which is still present in Jersey today. It is a French name and lievre=hare probably has something to do with the origin.

Early records

The first baptism record is that of Eliza Mary Beslievre in 1840, the daughter of Louis Adolphe and Marie Jeanne Le Canu.

Alfred Peter (or possibly Peter Alfred) Beslievre was born in 1887 to Mary Eugenie Besselievre (1845- ), who lived with, but appears not to have been married to Desire Le Mauviot (see tree below).


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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Beslievre 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Beslievre : Eva Jane , widow of Harry George Minchington, of Sandybrook Hospital, St Peter and formerly of Britannia House, Mont Mado, St John - 04/Oct/1971 , 13/Oct/1978 , D/Y/B1/287/24


Burial records

Family gravestones

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