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Florence Gillard, nee Heywood, with her daughters

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

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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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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Elizabeth Heywood, née Fitzpatrick, Doowhey, Plat Douet Road, St Clement - 2 December 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • John Heywood, 3 Pomona Road, St Helier - 3 March 1919, D/Y/A/79
  • William Heywood, 1 Peter Street, St Helier - 5 December 1945, D/Y/A/114

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