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Charles George Chambers (1880-1942), son of a Jersey family, emigrated to New Brunswick, Canada. Pictured with wife Annie and daughter Eileen in about 1920

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Origins of surname

Derived from the French chambre, this was originally the person charged with looking after his lord's private quarters. In medieval times, servants in royal households were held in high regard, and frequently those who occupied senior positions enjoyed certain privileges, and the post would often become hereditary. The name is synonymous in origin with Chamberlain, which originally denoted an official in charge of the private chambers of his master, and later became a title of high rank.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey church records at the beginning of the 18th century, but after an initial flurry of baptisms of the children of Henry Chambers, there is a gap of almost a century before a family becomes established.


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Great War service

  • Donald Meredyth Chambers, OV, Lieutenant, South Staffordshire Regiment, wounded
  • Frederick John Chambers (1884- ) (St H) son of Robert Halley and Caroline, Mercantile Marine


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Chambers 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

  • Chambers : Charles John , of Mont des Fleurs, Daisy Hill, Gorey, Grouville - 17/Jul/1980 , 17/Jul/1980 , D/Y/B1/327/1
  • Chambers : Edgar Martin , of Oakhurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent - 09/Nov/1935 , 09/Apr/1968 , D/Y/B1/118/39
  • Chambers : Elizabeth , residing with Philip Journeaux of St Clement 16/01/1849 Desires to be buried in St Clement's Cemetery - Unknown date , 19/Mar/1849 , D/Y/A/27/14
  • Chambers : Francis Gibaut , of 14, Church Row, Chislehurst, Kent - 18/Jan/1948 , 15/Jan/1955 , D/Y/B1/28/8
  • Chambers : George , son of Tobias Alban, of Lowland's Farm, Trinity - 10/Sep/1937 , 23/Mar/1961 , D/Y/B1/63/64
  • Chambers : Henry Francis Townshend , Devonshire House, Grouville - 25/Aug/1931 , 17/Feb/1934 , D/Y/A/95/116
  • Chambers : James , of Essex, England, now of Gorey Village, Grouville - 27/Dec/1873 , 04/Jun/1877 , D/Y/A/39/106
  • Chambers : James Trevor , of Balmoral Guest House, No 67, New St John's Road, St Helier - 04/Feb/1971 , 17/May/1978 , D/Y/B1/279/23
  • Chambers : Margaret Elizabeth , Ommaroo, Havre des Pas 27/03/1933 Does not include real estate situated in Jersey - Unknown date , 19/Oct/1933 , D/Y/A/95/27
  • Chambers : Sybil Marjorie , widow of Fred Pridham Coursens, of Casa Nova, Tabor Lane, St Brelade - 11/Nov/1973 , 11/Feb/1980 , D/Y/B1/315/17
  • Chambers : Tom Norman , of Floresta, 2, Elizabeth Avenue, Route Orange, St Brelade - 02/Oct/1960 , 11/Nov/1965 , D/Y/B1/91/32


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