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Gellender family page

The Gellender family from Newcastle arrived in Jersey early in the 19th century and became one of St Helier's principal bootmakers and sellers


Gellenders Boot Store in Beresford

Street in 1903

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Origin of surname

We have no information on the derivation of this English surname.

Early records

The Gellender family arrived in Jersey from Newcastle upon Tyne around 1813 in the shape of William Gellender, who established a bootmaker's shop in Beresford Street, one of the first establishments in the street at that time. His grandson Edward would eventually trade at 25 Halkett Place and then 3 King Street as a bootmaker, followed by his younger brother George Thomas, who was living there with his family in 1881, but had left ten years later.

The Beresford Street shop must have remained in business because the picture here was taken either in the last decade of the 19th century or the first of the 20th century.


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