Margrie family page
The marriage record for Jean Margrie, (probably John), from Bridport, to Anne Seward, of Chard, in St Saviour in 1840
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Origin of Surname
This is a surname which is generally accepted as being of Roman (Latin) origins. It derives from the the word "margarita" meaning pearl, and as such was not surprisingly one of the earliest recorded female personal names. It is said that the Romans themselves had "borrowed" the name from the conquered Greeks, and that they in turn had previously borrowed it from the early Persians.
An early example in the surviving registers of the city of London is that of Pierre Margrie who was a Huguenot refugee, and whose son David was christened at Threadneedle Street, French Church, on 4 May 1651.
John Margrie married Anne Seward on 15 November 1840 at St Saviour, Jersey. John was born c1821 in Bridport, Dorset, England and Anne was born c1817 in Chard, Somerset, England.
They had the following children in Jersey:
- Albert Thomas b 2 Jan 1842, Baptised 10 April, St Helier. Godparents: Her father and Julia Jane Boutillier
- Theophius b 1846, St Helier. 1871 census 55 Clearwiew Strett, trunk maker
- Theodore b 1848-49 St Helier. 1871 census, in prison
- Alfred Augustus b 1850 St Helier. 1861 census: 10 Stainsforth Road, Battersea, London
- Theophuler William Margrie. He married Jane Rachel Gilliard, d of James John Gilliard, seaman.
- 1891 census: Theodore Margrie At Albion House, age 42, furniture broker; Jane Margrie (wife of Theodore) age 43
- 1901 census: 10 Union Street, Thodore Margrie age 52, furniture dealer; Jane Margrie Housewife age 51
- There is a Louisa Margrie 1879 committed to the General Hospital with rheumatism on 1 January, she was discharged on 09/04/1879
- In the 1871 census Theodore Margrie was in prison: 23/09/1869 convicted of theft; 29/11/1869 convicted of burglary and theft; 27/06/1870 convicted of assault and theft; 14/12/1871 convicted of theft; 9/11/1871 convicted of assault and theft; 05/10/1871 convicted of theft; 02/09/1871 convicted of assault
- 1881 census he was in Borstal in Kent England
- Theodore Margrie age 31 convicted at HM Prison Borstal, Occupation labourer (Coach)
- In the 1871 census Ann Margrie 1817 was down as a widow. John Margrie died c1857 St Helier
- 1871 census Alfred 1850 was a house painter. He and his mother lived at 5 Seaton Street St Helier
- 1861 census Alfred (Albert) was down as a boy 1st class from Jersey he was down as British ships in home ports.
Great War service
- George Marguerie (1871-1917) son of George and Sarah Marguerie, husband of Margaret Beatrice, nee Davis, Cook, Mercantile Marine, ss Kittiwake, killed
- Alexander Piquet Marguerie (St H), Private, Labour Corps
- Lewis Surguy Marguerie (1887- ) (St P) Private RAF, ex-RMIJ
These wills created by members of the Marguerie 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
- Martha Marguerie née Gaudin, of 12 The Terrace, 1 Grosvenor Street, St Helier - 27 December 1940, D/Y/A/107
- Marie Marguerie, widow of Louis Pratt - 12 March 1919, D/Y/A/79
- Josué Margueris of St Mary, bequeaths to the poor of St Mary, £20 of the order 15 May 1784 - D/Y/A/13