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John Purchase married Esther Le Feuvre in St Helier in 1823

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Origins of surname

This was an occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining the supplies required by a monastery or manor house, from Anglo-Norman French purchacer 'to acquire or buy' (Old French pourchacier, from chacier 'to chase or catch'

Early records

Soldier John Purchase was buried in St Helier in 1813.

The next appearance of the name in Jersey records was in the St Helier marriage register in 1823, for the wedding of John Purchase and Esther Le Feuvre. Both bride and groom are recorded as coming from St Helier, but it is unlikely that John was born in Jersey.


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Great War service

  • Thomas Purchase (1870- ) Mercantile Marine
  • William George Richard Purchase (1883- ) (St H) son of William and Augustine Le Mouton , Driver, RASC


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Purchase 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • George Purchase, St John - 4 April 1895, D/Y/A/54
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