Leigh family page
This family name can be traced back to the 17th century in Jersey
Esther Leigh married Jean Moignard in St Helier in 1778
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Origins of surname
This name started with the old English leah = 'wood clearing'
Henry Leigh married Esther Amy in Grouville in 1627. Their seven children were baptised in the parish in the next 15 years.
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Leigh family members who served in World War 1
- Alfred Edgar Leigh, (St H), Private, RASC
These wills created by members of the Leigh 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
- Charles Leigh, son of Charles of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £4 22 March 1820 - D/Y/A/19
- Elizabeth Leigh of Forresters Arms, St Aubin's Road, widow - 11 December 1890, D/Y/A/49
- Emma Leigh, 8 Grove Place, St Helier - 23 December 1919, D/Y/A/79
- Gédéon Leigh of St Brelade, now of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 2s - 28 April 1868, D/Y/A/34
- George Leigh, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £6 of French currency 1 February 1823 - D/Y/A/19
- Isabella Leigh, wife of William Herbert Croad, St Helier - 24 January 1940, D/Y/A/106
- Jean Leigh 24 February 1711 - D/Y/A/4
- John Leigh, desires to be buried in the Poingdestres' burial place in St Saviour's Churchyard, bequeaths to Henry Leigh two glass decanters which belonged to George IV - 12 April 1873, D/Y/A/37
- John Leigh, First Tower - 28 December 1928, D/Y/A/88
- Margueritte Leigh of St Brelade, widow of Edouard Le Feuvre, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £1 12 November 1853 - D/Y/A/28
- Thomas Leigh, son of Charles of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £24 of French Currency 28 October 1811 - D/Y/A/18
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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