Biddle family page
Alfred Osmont Biddle and Harriet Jane Le Maistre were married at St Andrew's Church in 1901
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Origins of surname
This name comes from early English bydel, meaning 'beadle'. A beadle was a junior Court official in the Middle Ages, acting as an usher, delivering official notices, carrying the mace and making proclamations. Later on the beadle's chief function was to maintain law and order in his parish.
The name first appeared in Jersey church records with the baptism of William Thomas Biddle, son of James and Mary Wallace in St Helier in May 1845. Later that year the first of three children of George Biddle and Elizabeth Poulton was baptised in the same parish.
- Beadle, same derivation but a different family
Biddle family members who served in World War 1
Sons of Alfred Biddle and Isabella Rachel, nee Osmont
- Alfred Osmont Bittle (1878- ) (St H) Mercantile Marine
- Reginald Poulton Biddle (1888- ) (St H) Captain, Hampshire Regiment (Knighted for service and Docks and Marine Manager, Southern Region)
- Bertram George Biddle (1879- ) (St H) son of George Poulton and Fanny Maria, husband of Daisy, Private RAOC
Family histories and biographies
- Reginald Poulton Biddle, the Jerseyman who helped organise the 1940 evacuation
This will created by a member of the Biddle 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
- Alfred Biddle, 2 Seeburg, La Rocque, St Clement - 18 January 1934, D/Y/A/95