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Henry family page

Variants of this name are found in island records as early as the 13th century


Wedding of Joshua Francis Peter Henry (1880-1942) and Elizabeth Evelina Doddridge (1875-1930). Joshua was born in Grouville, the son of Pierre (1854- ), of Fern Cottage, and Elise, from France

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Origin of Surname

The surname Henry is derived from the forename, which is common in England and France. It has however been long-established as a surname in the islands.

Early records

In the Assizes of 1309 in Guernsey, Drogo Henry is mentioned as a witness.

There was a Jurat Thomas Henry in Guernsey in 1527, and Peter Henry in 1547 (see List of Jurats of Guernsey).


  • Henri 1331
  • Henry 1309
  • Henricus 1286
  • Henry dit Dangy, 1571

Family records


Henry family trees in Jersey




Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Henry 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

  • Adolphe Henry of St Pierre de Plesquen, Ille et Villaine, France, now of 3 Parade, St Helier - 13 January 1885, D/Y/A/44
  • Adolphus Henry, Ellendale, Grouville - 5 April 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Amelia Henry widow of John Jacobs of St Helier - 28 September 1917, D/Y/A/77
  • Ann Henry, 1 Clarence Villas, Clarence Road, St Helier, widow of John Henry Davenport - 26 February 1925, D/Y/A/85
  • Ann Henry, widow of Francis Le Cornu, 1 Duhamel Street, St Helier - 17 October 1912, D/Y/A/71
  • Anna Henry, 4 Springfield Crescent, St Helier - 10 August 1938, D/Y/A/103
  • Anne Henry of St Peter Port, Guernsey, now of St Lawrence, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, £1 19 February 1859 - D/Y/A/29
  • Caroline Henry, 54 Colomberie, St Helier - 16 July 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Elizabeth Henri of St Lawrence, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, £6 of the order 1 January 1789 - D/Y/A/14
  • George Henry son of George William of St Helier, now of Le Hocq Railway Station, St Clement - 16 June 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • Isabelle Henry, 34 The Parade, St Helier, widow of Henry French - 9 January 1925, D/Y/A/85
  • Jane Henry, The Fernery, Vallée des Vaux, St Helier - 24 May 1910, D/Y/A/69
  • John Henry, St Brelade - 13 December 1903, D/Y/A/62
  • Josué Henry of St Brelade - 7 December 1866, D/Y/A/33
  • Philip Henry Aubin - 22 May 1916, D/Y/A/75

Family gravestones

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