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Georgelin family page


Henry John Georgelin was born in Jersey in 1886 and emigrated to Canada in 1913. He was back in Europe by 24 August the following year to serve with the Canadian Army in the Great War. He is probably the Harry Georgelin in the Great War list on this page. He married Mary Julia Dowinton (1895-1968) in Jersey in November 1914 and returned to active service. The couple were back in Canada by 1920 when the first of their three children was born

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Origins of surname

The surname is a diminuitive of the personal name George, peculiar to the Cotes d'Armor department of Brittany.

Early records

The family arrived in Jersey in the 1870s, one of many to come from Ploeuc-sur-Lie in Cotes d'Armor (see tree below).


  • Georgelin
  • Georgel, a variant found elsewhere in France
  • Georgelet, another French variant

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

There is little doubt that all these Georgelin men were closely related within the same family. There is frequently some confusion over who was born in Jersey and who in France.


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Georgelin 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

  • François Georgelin, Ferndale, St Peter - 16 April 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Honoré Georgelin, Homestill, St Mary - 28 October 1931, D/Y/A/92
  • Joseph Georgelin, Beau Désert, Trinity - 13 December 1929, D/Y/A/89

Family gravestones

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