De Guelle

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John Edmund Francis de Guelle

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Origins of surname

This name is still present in Jersey today and is clearly French in origin, but we have found no information about its origins. It may be linked to the Manoir de Guelle at Cerences in Normandy,

Alternatively it is possible that it is a variant of Degueldre, a surname found in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, also spelt Degueldaire, Deguelder, Degelder, Degeldere. This would suggest someone from the province of Guelder in the Netherlands, or possibly a silversmith or coin maker, from the Dutch geld = money.

Early records

The first baptisms registered in Jersey were those of Francis (1839- ) and Jean Baptiste (1841- ), the sons of Jean Baptiste and Marie Delphine Lamare. They both came from France and were married in Jersey in 1839. It is believed that the family originated in the Indre et Loir department.


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the de Guelle 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

  • Albert de Guelle, 8 Landscape Grove, Mont Cochon, St Helier - 20 March 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Anne de Guelle, widow of Isaac Le Clercq refugee in Jersey due to the reforming religion 1 February 1707 - D/Y/A/3
  • Anne de Guelle, widow of Jean de Guelle of St Helier 22 November 1754 - D/Y/A/8
  • Esther de Guelle, 2 Royal Crescent, St Helier - 28 November 1938, D/Y/A/103

Family gravestones

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