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Florence Gillard, nee Heywood, with her daughters

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Origins of surname

The surname was first found in Lancashire at Heywood, near Bury. It is a Saxon name denoting the site of a wood in a field, or a wood surrounded by fields - 'high wood'.

Early records

John Heywood (1824-1886) came to Jersey from Devon and married Mary Ann Redway in 1850, to start the family in the island.


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Family trees


Great War service

All these Heywoods are Descendants of John Heywood

  • Gordon Thomas Heywood (1885- ) (St H) son of Henry George and Alice Maud Brooks, Driver, RFA
  • Mary Hazel Baltus Heywood, wife of Sydney Ernest Heywood, British Red Cross
  • Maud Clara Heywood (1890- ) (St H), daughter of above British Red Cross
  • William Henry George Heywood (St H), Private, Devonshire Regiment


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Heywood 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

  • Heywood : Charles Osborne , of Doowhey, Plat Douet Road, St Clement - 04/Jul/1962 , 02/Apr/1963 , D/Y/B1/73/46
  • Heywood : Elizabeth , nee Fitzpatrick, Doowhey, Plat Douet Road, St Clement - 31/Mar/1937 , 02/Dec/1939 , D/Y/A/105/101
  • Heywood : Gordon Thomas , of 36, Aquila Road, St Helier - 23/Apr/1926 , 11/Feb/1955 , D/Y/B1/28/35
  • Heywood : Herbert Percy , of 58, Clubley Estate, New St John's Road, St Helier - 06/Jul/1953 , 31/May/1955 , D/Y/B1/31/6
  • Heywood : John Thomas , 3 Pomona Road, St Helier - 20/Jan/1919 , 03/Mar/1919 , D/Y/A/79/21
  • Heywood : Sidney Ernest , 38 Croft Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, builder - Unknown date , 29/Oct/1947 , D/Y/A/118/96
  • Heywood : William Henry George , 1 Peter Street, St Helier 8/03/1932 Bequeaths to Ronald William Lewis Heywood the house and shop at 31 Poonah Road, St Helier - Unknown date , 05/Dec/1945 , D/Y/A/114/161

Family album

Heywood brothers-in-law: Gordon; William Gillard, husband of Florence Alice; William Henry George; and John Grucy, husband of Alice
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