Price family page
Mabel Grimshaw Price, born in St Helier in 1882, the daughter of Enoch (1851- ) and Elizabeth (1852- ), she married Edward Willis in 1906
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Origins of surname
This very English surname either originates in Welsh or French. If the former, it is a derivation of ap Rhys, son of Rhys the 'fiery warrior'. If French, it is from the word pris, which has the same meaning, and would have applied to an early trading standards officer, setting the price for goods after the Norman invasion.
Richard Price, of Guernsey, married Marie Quenaux at St Saviour in 1702. They do not appear to have had any children in Jersey. The first baptisms on record are for the children of Richard Price (presumably a different one) and Anne Roissier, in St Helier in 1729 and 1733.
Great War service
- Charles Henry Price (St H), Sergeant, South Staffs Regiment, probably not born in Jersey
- Joseph G Price (St H) Private, Labour Corps, wounded (possibly 1888, St Mt, son of George and Mary)
- William George Price (1885-) (St Mt) son of William and Jane Mary, Mercantile Marine
Martha Price was born in Jersey (or possibly Guernsey) in 1821, the daughter of Frederick (1786-1843) and Maria Martha, nee Vardon (1786-1849). She married Arthur Hardy, from London, in 1848, probably in England, having returned from Australia, where he had emigrated in 1839. He was a successful lawyer, businessman and politician. He and Martha had two sons and two daughters.
Martha Price (1821-1904) kept a scrapbook in the 1860s which is now in the State Library of South Australia. Intended as an educational book for her four children, the book was home-made from linen and leather bound. It consisted largely of pictures of animals from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge books
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