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Origins of surname

No surprise that this family name came from the same personal name. That in turn came from Jacob, and ultimately from the Hebrew name Yaakov. Experts dispute the actual meaning of the word

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Elie James, son of Abraham, in St Brelade in 1611. Somewhat surprisingly there are only another 52 baptisms for the family name over the next three centuries


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Family trees


Great War service

  • Henry James (St H) L-Cpl, East Surrey Regiment, wounded
  • John James (St H) Boy, Worcester Regiment

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the 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


  • James : Ann Mary Ann , St John, widow - 20/May/1927 , 24/Mar/1948 , D/Y/A/119/59
  • James : Annie Selina , of National Provincial Bank Limited, 11, Royal Square, St Helier - 7/Mar/1949 , 28/Feb/1950 , D/Y/B1/4/21
  • James : Dr William Leonard , of Domaine de Maitland, Mont au Pretre, St Helier - 16/Dec/1964 , 2/Sep/1966 , D/Y/B1/100/26
  • James : Elsie Amelia , widow of George Bleddyn Nicholl, of Osborne Cottage, No 30, Havre des Pas, St Helier - 21/Nov/1978 , 28/Mar/1979 , D/Y/B1/296/46
  • James : Ernest Redvers Rich Bendle also known as David Charles , of Victoria Guest House, Lempriere Street, St Helier - 4/Apr/1979 , 4/Apr/1979 , D/Y/B1/297/20
  • James : Frederick William , of Ferncliff, Mont Mado Lane, Bonne Nuit, St John - 1/Dec/1961 , 30/Jul/1963 , D/Y/B1/75/38
  • James : George Alfred , of 3, Kimberley Grove, Rue de Haut, St Lawrence - 22/Oct/1975 , 23/Jun/1976 , D/Y/B1/242/23
  • James : Helen Mowbray , nee Bailey, wife of Dr William Leonard James, of Maitland, Mont au Pretre, St Helier - 24/Mar/1961 , 19/Aug/1963 , D/Y/B1/75/65
  • James : Henry George , of Seletar, Norcott Road, Bagot, St Saviour - 28/Feb/1953 , 1/Apr/1964 , D/Y/B1/78/61
  • James : Herbert Augustus , of Golconda, Beaumont, St Peter - 8/Oct/1954 , 22/Feb/1965 , D/Y/B1/84/28
  • James : Lewis , (Sparke) Davies, Oaklands, St Helier 3/01/1936 Does not include personal estate in Australia - , 17/Apr/1936 , D/Y/A/98/116
  • James : Peter Lawrence Seton , of St Anne's, Iden, Rye, Sussex and formerly care of Benjamin Brian Horsford, Doctor, of 2, Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - 10/Jan/1968 , 1/Aug/1972 , D/Y/B1/178/13
  • James : Robin Ainsley , of La Petite Bernardiere, St Andrew, Guernsey - 30/Jul/1974 , 30/Jul/1974 , D/Y/B1/208/45
  • James : The Honourable Robert , of St Nicholas, Richmond, Yorkshire - 4/Apr/1949 , 16/Jun/1961 , D/Y/B1/64/74
  • James : Trevor Henry , of Plymouth Nursing Home, Plymouth Road, Penarth, South Glamorgan and formerly of Petworth, 31, Church Road, Tonteg, Pontypridd, Mid-Glamorgan - 10/May/1972 , 2/May/1980 , D/Y/B1/322/4


  • Jameson : Jane Milne , of Glen Rose, Valley de Vaux, St Helier, spinster 02/03/1870 Bequeaths to William Werner Jameson the Book of Common Prayer in America Includes papers relating to the appointment of an executor to the testament - , 12/Apr/1871 , D/Y/A/35/112
  • Jameson : Madeleine Gertrude , of The Garth, St Peter Bequeaths to Mrs Harold Walduck, a diamond ring; to Mrs Gibson, an emerald ring; to Ursula Ryall, wife of Captain James Ryall, the rest of her jewellery - 29/Oct/1956 , 30/Mar/1957 , D/Y/B1/41/20


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