Scriven

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Sisters Mary Le Brocq and Jane Nance, nee Scriven


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Scriven family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Scriven, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

This is a medieval English surname, recorded as Scriven(s) and Scrivin(s). It describes a scribe or clerk, in particular one associated with the courts and monasteries, and being responsible for preparing land charters and rolls. The derivation is from the French escrivein, itself a derivative from the Latin scribanus, meaning 'to write'. The word was a Norman French introduction into England after 1066. Today the spelling forms include Scrivener, Scrivenor, Scriver, Scrivinor and Scrivner.

The first record of the family name is that of Richard Le Scrivein, in the rolls of the court of fees, Oxford, in 1208, during the reign of King John.

Other early examples are Gervase Le Escruein in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1278, and Richard Scrivin, the son of Norman Scrivin, in the charters of Kent in 1294. William de Skrevyn is recorded in the list of the Freemen of the city of York in 1310, and Johannes Schryuen appears in the Poll Tax rolls of Yorkshire in 1379. Even as late as 1539 the spelling was often in the Middle English style, Peter Skreven being recorded as marrying Alya Langlee at St Dionis Backchurch, London.

Early records

The name is not found in Jersey until 1823, when Henry Valentine Scriven, the son of Royal Navy Captain Timothy Scriven and Sophia Cuddemore, was baptised in St Helier. It seems that the family's stay in Jersey was very short. His father died in Jersey the following year and his mother appears to have returned to the family home in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, with her young son and his elder brother Josias.

The next Scriven batpsisms were in the 1850s, two children of Samuel Scriven and Mary Ann Drilliot. This family appears to have returned to England and it was William Scriven, who arrived in Jersey with his wife Mary Emma Tuckett, who was from Exeter, in the early 1860s, who seems to have established the first substantial family in the island. They had 11 children baptised between 1862 and 1885. [Descendants of Thomas Scriven|Willliam's family]] originated in Somerset, where it can be traced back to Thomas in 1640.

Variants

  • Scriven
  • Scrivens
  • Scrivin
  • Scrivins
  • Scrivener
  • Scrivenor

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Scriven 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

  • Henry Scriven of Bridport, Dorchester, now of 9 Royal Crescent, Don Road, St Helier - 5 August 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Reginald Scriven, 7 Gloucester Street, St Helier - 1 August 1945, D/Y/A/114
  • Timothy Scriven Captain in the British Navy, now of Jersey, bequeaths to William Hodge and Robert Bloye on trust for Sophia Scriven, his wife and then for Sophia Jane Scriven; Luce's Hotel, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, and his house in Portchester, co Southampton 21 May 1824 - D/Y/A/20


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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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