Hilgrove

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Marie Hilgrove was baptised in St Helier in 1691


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Hilgrove family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Hilgrove, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

The origin of this name is not known. Despite it being an English-sounding name, it has been present in Jersey since at least the mid 16th century.

Early records

In 1609, William Hilgrove, from Wiltshire in England, married Alice Romeril of Jersey and their son, Thomas Hilgrove (see tree below, built a grand house that was owned by their descendants until its demolition in 1845. The new market was built on the site, and Hilgrove Street - although still officially known by that name - became known as French Lane (Rue ès Français) as it became the heart of the French quarter, with many businesses and properties owned by French residents, and seasonal workers, mostly Bretons and mainland Normans, congregating there.

Variants

  • Hilgrove, 1697
  • Helgrow, 1668

Family records

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Church records

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Hilgrove 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

  • Anne Hilgrove, daughter of Jean 21 November 1744 - D/Y/A/7
  • Clement Hilgrove of the parish of St James, Westminster, Middlesex, now of St Hilliary [St Helier] 27 November 1773 - D/Y/A/12
  • Esther Hilgrove of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor, £150 of French currency, to Thomas Hilgrove, £200 in Old South Sea Annuities 25 February 1809 - D/Y/A/17
  • George Hilgrove, bachelor, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Churchyard on the East side, bequeaths to twenty of the poor of St Helier nearest to his house, £240 of French currency, to ten of the poor of St Saviour, £120, to the General Hospital, £300 French currency, to the Chapel of St Paul (of which he is one of the founders and subscribers), £500 stock in South Sea annuities, to the Infant Charity School in the Island, £480 French currency, to Mary Frances Gerrard, £700 in 3% public funds makes other bequests of the same funds 4 August 1818 - D/Y/A/18
  • James Hilgrove, Commander in the Royal Navy, bequeaths £400 of French currency to be laid out in clothing the winter after his decease for the poor and the same amount in cash to be given to the poor Makes a number of bequests of stock to his family 19 January 1814 - D/Y/A/18

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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