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Clarence Farley, a prominent Jersey politician in the 1960s and 70s, who also ran the building company founded by his father Ernest

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Origin of surname

This is an ancient name of Anglo-Saxon origin. There are numerous places in England falled Farley or Farleigh and these names are derived from the Olde English fearn (fern) and leah a wood clearing, giving a fern-covered clearing in the woods.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records with the marriage of Joseph Farley and Jeanne Elton in St Brelade in 1791.


  • Farley
  • Farleigh
  • Farleye

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Biographies and family histories


Great War service

Sons of James Philip and Elizabeth Bevan Toneri

  • Francis William Farley (1901- ) (St H) Boy RN, HMS Powerful
  • James Edward Farley (St H) Private, RASC

  • John Hotton Farley (1899- ) (St H) son of John William and Caroline Hotton, Private, Royal Fusiliers


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Farley 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

  • Ernest Farley, Beachcroft, Victoria Avenue, St Helier - 22 November 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Phyllis Farley née Butters of New Ways, St Brelade - 20 August 1947, D/Y/A/118

Family businesses

The Ernest Farley and Company workforce ready to start work on the new airport in 1936

Family gravestones

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