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Mary Pixley (1827-1904)

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Origins of surname

This family originally came from the town of Pixley in Herefordshire. The name is derived from the old English peoht and lee for a clearing in a wood, and goes back to the mid-13th century in England.

Early records

The name appeared in St Helier in the 1820s when Edouard married Marie Guiton. Eight of their children were baptised in the parish. Edouard was well known as a monumental mason and he was responsible for many gravestones throughout the island until his death in 1871, when the business was continued by two of his sons.

None of his children had male descendants and the name quickly died out in the island.

Family records

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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Pixley family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Francis Pixley of 6 Pomona Road, St Helier, carpenter - 29 September 1888, D/Y/A/47

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