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Second Lieutenant William Henry Penney MM, Hampshire Regiment

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Origins of surname

Strange as it may seem in the 21st century, when a penny has almost no value, in the 13th century it had great purchasing power, and the surname indicated a person of wealth.

Early records

Between 1825 and 1832 five children of John Penny and Grace Mosey were baptised.


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Penny 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

  • Mary Penny née Vouberg, Cyprus, La Rocque, Grouville - 4 July 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • Elias Penny of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 1 shilling, to John Penny and Elizabeth Le Bas his wife, £1 7 shillings due to the testator from MrShepherd, Portsea, Portsmouth as Prize Money from the Ship Garland, and also the rest of his prize money from belonging to the Cumberland 74, Captained by Captain Sorel, which captured many prizes at Port au Prince, Haiti in 1803 21 October 1812 - D/Y/A/18
  • William Penny, 20 Providence Street, St Helier - 21 January 1948, D/Y/A/119


  • William Penney, 4 West Lea, First Tower, St Helier - 25 November 1935, D/Y/A/98
  • Susan Penney, St Helier - 20 October 1926, D/Y/A/86

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