De Bourcier

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Henry de Bourcier (1896-1975), his wife Lilian May, nee Reynolds (1901-1982) and children Elsie and John on a picnic. Henry served during the Great War as a private in the London Regiment. His three brothers also served in other branches of the Armed Services

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Origin of Surname

The name is derived from the French bourse, which means purse, and indicated a manufacturer or merchant of purses.

Early records

The de Bourcier family was established in Jersey in the 16th century, possibly earlier, and is still present today.


  • de Bourcier
  • de Bourcy

Family records


Family trees




Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the de Bourcier 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

  • Anne de Bourcier, St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade 5s - 20 June 1895, D/Y/A/54
  • George de Bourcier, Les Vaux, St Aubin, St Brelade - 12 November 1924, D/Y/A/84
  • Susanne de Bourcier, St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade £1 - 23 March 1895, D/Y/A/54
  • Thomas de Bourcier, St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery - 14 September 1923, D/Y/A/83

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