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Penwell family page


Mary Penwell married John Jones in St Helier in 1845

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Origins of surname

This is an English surname related to the village of Pinwill in Leicestershire. It is from the old English for 'penny spring, penning and waella, possibly also translating as clear spring and holy spring.

Early records

The first baptisms in Jersey start in 1828 in St John, and the name has appeared almost exclusively in that parish.


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Penwell 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

  • Alice Penwell of Fremont, Vingtaine du Nord, St John , D/Y/A/120
  • Ann Penwell of St Mary, now of St Helier - 11 February 1893, D/Y/A/52
  • Marguérite Penwell, St Helier - 15 August 1908, D/Y/A/67
  • John Penwell, St John - 11 April 1923, D/Y/A/83

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