Biddlecombe family page
This name came from Somerset originally, but the family which moved to Jersey in the early 19th century came from Dorset. It seems likely that two families who appear not to have been closely related but came from the same part of the county, crossed the Channel around the same time.
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Origins of surname
This name is derived from a place in Somerset now called Bittiscombe but first recorded as Biteles - Cumba in the 1180 Pipe Rolls of that county. The name, which first appeared in the 12th century, comes from an old English personal name Bitel, plus 'cumb' a short, straight valley - 'Bitel's valley'. The surname from this source is first recorded in the latter half of the 12th century (see below).
The name first appeared in St Helier baptism records in 1826.
These wills created by members of the Biddlecombe 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Biddlecombe : Elizabeth Ann , wife of Robert Waddle, Cromwell Lodge, St Saviour 1/07/ 21 Jan 1924 1914 Bequeaths the reversion of a house on HM Fief, St Saviour to George Biddlecombe; to Louisa Eliza Mary Ann Journeaux the property Cromwell Lodge ; the bequest of Britannia Lodge, Dicq Road is subject to the life enjoyment of Mr Wakley as tenant - Unknown date , 21/Jan/1924 , D/Y/A/84/14
- Biddlecombe : Philip John , native of St Saviour, of 10, Bel Royal Gardens, St Lawrence - 31/Dec/1962 , 21/Jan/1964 , D/Y/B1/77/48