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This family came to Jersey from Cornwall


John James Brewer Honeycombe in 1888

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Origins of surname

The name is taken from the village of Honyacombe, in Cornwall, and is derived from the Celtic combe = 'valley' and honiga = 'honeyed, sweet, fruitful' - a lovely place to come from!

Early records

John Honeycombe and Elizabeth Richards, both from Cornwall, were married in St Helier in 1826. They do not appear to have had any children in the island. From 1840 to 1856, nine children of Samuel Honeycombe and Maria Ann Warren were baptised in St Helier, after their marriage in St Saviour in 1838. At the time of his marriage Samuel was living in the parish, but he was almost certainly not born in Jersey.


  • Honeycombe
  • Honicombe

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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Honeycombe family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Richard Honeycombe, Bonnie View, Greve d'Azette - 18 February 1937, D/Y/A/100

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