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Sophia Ann Waters, nee Dawson

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Robert George Dawson

Origins of surname

Son of Daw, a diminuitive of David. Or possibly derived from 'jackdaw' - see Dawe.

Early records

The surname first appeared in Jersey church records in the mid-18th century, but it was towards the end of the century before a family became established.


  • Dawson

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

  • Ambrose Middleton Dawson (1886- ) Leicestershire, son of Ambrose Pudsey and Mary Middleton, husband of Marie Stella Bolland MC, OV Master
  • Merrick Francis Dawson (1894- ) (Brixton) son of Alfred James and Julia Esther, living Jersey 1911, Sapper RE
  • William Dawson (1886- ) Aircraftsman RAF


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Dawson 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Daniel Dawson of County Cork, Ireland, now of 9 Waterloo Street, St Helier - 20 June 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Emelia Dawson, 29 Val Plaisant, St Helier, widow of William Frederick Stokes - 27 July 1915, D/Y/A/74
  • Hilda Dawson, 1 Marine Terrace, St Clement - 22 April 1932, D/Y/A/92
  • Jane Dawson of 1 Vauxhall, St Helier - 2 April 1886, D/Y/A/45
  • Lucinda Dawson of 4, Canterbury Place, Stopford Road, St Helier, widow, desires to be buried in St Saviour, bequeaths to Eliza Ewens Mercer ten shares in the United General Gas Records that she has fifteen shares in the Allinssie Gas Dublin and ten in the Limerick - 6 November 1873, D/Y/A/37
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