Pelgue family page
Jean Pelgue married Marie Nicolle in St Saviour in 1821
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Origins of surname
We have been unable to find any suggestions for the derivation of this surname, which would appear to be French in origin, but does not appear other than in Jersey in the Geneanet database. There are a few isolated records in Ancestry, of dubious accuracy given the extreme variation in dates for the same persons. We are tempted to say that the name may be indigenous to Jersey, but an absence of records elsewhere is not sufficient proof for that.
Given that there were over 50 baptisms, 13 marriages and 57 burials recorded over three centuries from the mid-16th century, it is surprising that so little is known about the family, and apart from the tree below, no other online trees.
This name is found in Jersey records with and without an accent on the final 'e'. Variants are found as early as 1461. It is likely that the spellings Pelgey and Pelgay were Anglicised versions of the pronunciation with an accented 'e'.
- Pelgue, 1668
- Pelgay 1461
- Pelegue, possibly an error in transcription
- Pelguel, possibly an error in transcription
These wills created by members of the Pelgue 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
- Jean Pelgué - 22 January 1868, D/Y/A/34
- Jean Pelgué Esquire of Trinity, now of St Saviour, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Trinity, £1, and to the poor of St Saviour, £25 to be used to buy rente annuelle in the name of the poor 21 August 1847 - D/Y/A/26
- Jean Pelgué of St Saviour, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Saviour, £5 28 May 1856 - D/Y/A/28
- Marie Pelgué of St Helier 9 August 1750 - D/Y/A/8
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