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Lydia Rebecca Gasnier

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Origin of surname

Garnier is derived from the medieval personal name 'Garnier', which in turn derives from the Germanic Warnhari, 'attentive', 'vigilant' and 'armed'. Gasnier is believed to be a variation from the west of France, but the names appear to have developed entirely separately in Jersey.

Early records

Although both names were listed in the Extente of 1528, Gasnier is found in church registers from 1635, whereas Garnier does not make an appearance until 1794, with the arrival of a new family from Brittany.


Family records


Family trees




Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Arthur Hamilton Gasnier (1889- ) (St H) Leading Seaman RN, HMS Gladiolus
  • Clarence Renouf Gasnier (1897- )(St My) son of Sydney and Rosa, Gunner, RGA
  • John Bailhache Gasnier (1879- ) (St J) son of John and Amelia Le Gresley, Sergeant, RAMC


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Gasnier 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

  • Ada Gasnier, Alfriston Cottage, Trinity - 30 July 1943, D/Y/A/111
  • Elizabeth Gasnier, daughter of Jean of St Ouen, now of St Mary, desires to be buried in St Ouen's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor widows and orphans of St Ouen, £400 of the order of the King 10 February 1810 - D/Y/A/18
  • Marie Gasnier, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, £16 tournois of the order of the King 1 July 1797 - D/Y/A/15
  • Peter Gasnier, St Helier - 8 March 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Rachel Gasnier, daughter of Jean of St Ouen, desires to be buried in St Ouen's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, £33 of the order of the King 8 July 1809 - D/Y/A/17
  • Samuel Gasnier of St Mary - 22 April 1872, D/Y/A/36
  • Susanne Gasnier 31 March 1733 - D/Y/A/6

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