Bewhay family page
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Edwin John Bewhay's Occupation registration card photograph
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Origins of surname
This is probably a variant of Bowhay, although we have not found it listed by any of our usual sources for surname origins. That, in turn, is a variant of Bowie, originally a nickname for someone with fair or golden hair, derived from the Gaelic buidhe.
The name first appeared in Jersey records in the 1850s, with the baptisms of children of John and Harriet and James and Ellen.
- Bewhay Occupation identity cards
- Gladys Josephine Bewhay, nee Sangan, convicted of serious larceny and sent to an unknown prison in France
This will created by a member of the Bewhay 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
- Bewhay : Gordon Richard , of Gordon House, St Aubin's Road, St Helier - 29/May/1935 , 04/Sep/1980 , D/Y/B1/330/4