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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

Early records

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.


  • Minchinton
  • Minchington

The two spellings can often be found in records for the same family group

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service


Family wills

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

Family gravestones

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