Minchinton family page
This family has been present in Jersey since the start of the 19th century
James Minchinton and Margaret Pearce were married in St Helier in 1842. Although previously shown in Descendants of William Minchinton as born in Jersey in 1819, this James is clearly shown on the marriage certificate as born in Somerset two years earlier and is not a member of that tree.
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Origins of surname
This name comes from the old English mynecen, meaning 'nun'. Nuns from Caen managed a nunnery in Minchinghampton
The name starts appearing in Jersey baptism registers at the beginning of the 19th century, with the baptism of 11 children of William Minchinton and Ann Brown in St Helier over 20 years from 1807.
The two spellings can often be found in records for the same family group
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Minchinton 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Jane Minchington of Mont Durant, St Peter Port, Guernsey, now of Rosemount, St Saviour, spinster - 4 December 1875, D/Y/A/38
- Mary Minchinton of 1 St Mark's Road, St Helier, widow of Alfred Miller - 7 April 1896, D/Y/A/55
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