Francis family page
Francis Francis (1834-1875)
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Origins of surname
This surname originates with the personal name Francis.
The name can be found in Jersey church records from the beginning of the 18th century, but it would be another century before several different families began to establish themselves in the island.
- Francois, a separate family page
Great War service
- Charles Short Francis (1886- ) (St O) son of Henry and Rachel, Private, Labour Corps
- Melville Francis (1893- ) son of Francis and Nellie Francis, Private, Canadian Army
This will created by a member of the family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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
- John Francis, Ommaroo Hotel, Havre des Pas, St Helier - 15 January 1937, D/Y/A/100
What a delightful contrast in style and fashions over the course of 40 years. This is Frank and Nellie Francis, with their children Melville, Helen and Arthur, photographed in Ontario in 1898. Frank was born in Jersey in 1864 but crossed the Atlantic to live with an aunt after both his parents died before he was 14...
Melville Francis in his Canadian Army uniform during the Great War