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Bridle family page

This family, which originally came from Dorset, arrived in Jersey in the early 1840s.


The 1841 St Brelade baptism record of Louisa Augusta Bridle

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Origins of surname

This was probably an occupational name for a 'bridelsmyth', a maker of bits and bridles for horses and one who worked in both leather and metal.

Early records

The surname first appeared in Jersey records in the 1840s and the family can be traced through to the 20th century, and probably up to the 21st.


  • Bridle
  • Bridal
  • Bridel
  • Bridell

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Bridle 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

  • Bridle : Edith Mary , nee Bisson, of 31, Parade, St Helier - 16/May/1950 , 13/Oct/1964 , D/Y/B1/81/44
  • Bridle : Eliza Ann , nee Le Cras, 1 Rosslyn Villas, Clairvale Road, St Helier - 14/Jan/1924 , 10/Mar/1924 , D/Y/A/84/39


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