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.
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.
Great War service
- George Henry Gellender (1871- ) (St H) son of George Thomas and Cordelia Berry, Private, London Regiment
- Harold Edward Gellender (1881-1962) (St H) son of George Henry and Clemantine du Parcq, Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps
- Boot manufacturer Edward Gellender started out at 15 Halkett Place in the 1880s, and as these adverts show, also traded from No 25, and subsequently 9 Beresford Street and 10 Bath Street
Family photograph album
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George Gellender, chairman of the organising committee of the Concours musicales in St Helier
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