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George Francis Henley was baptised in St Helier in 1809

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Origins of surname

This name originated from several places named Henley in England, not necessarily the famous one on the Thames. It is derived from the old English hean = 'high' and leah = 'wood clearing'.

Early records

Jean, son of William Henley and Marie, was baptised in St Brelade in March 1775. The first family did not become established until 1804 when the first child of Richard Henley and Harriette Anna Francisca March was baptised in St Helier.


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Henley 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

  • James Henley of 12 Hilary Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Ann White his house situated in St Helier, Fief de Collette des Augrès, to the poor of St Helier 5s - 11 March 1896, D/Y/A/55
  • Edward Henley of 6, Clarence Terrace, St Helier, former ship agent 18 June 1849 - D/Y/A/27
  • Alfred Henly, 70 Colomberie, St Helier - 7 January 1914, D/Y/A/73
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