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Shousmith family page


Margaret Shoosmith married Elie Esnouf in St Helier in 1767

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Origins of surname

This name, as it sounds, was given to a blacksmith who specialised in the making of horseshoes – a very important occupation in times past.

Early records

This name dates back to the second half of the 17th century in Jersey church records


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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Shoosmith 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

  • John Shoosmith 10 November 1711 - D/Y/A/4
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