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Eleanor Price, nee Silvester

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Origins of surname

This name come from the Latin silva for wood and identified a dweller in a wood. Three Popes had this name and it was first used in England by clerics, probably imitating the Popes rather than themselves living in woods.

Early records

The first appearance in Jersey baptism records are the five children of John Silvester and Rachel, in St Ouen, from 1878 onwards.


  • Silvester
  • Sylvester
  • Selvester

Family records


Church records


Family trees


Great War service

Sons of Richard John Silvester and Rachel, nee Le Cornu

  • Clarence John Silvester (1894- ) (St O) Sergeant, Oxford and Buckingham Light Infantry
  • George Richard Silvester (1888- ) (St O) Leading Seaman RN, HMS Achilles, wounded
  • Percy Walter Silvester (1890- ) (St O) Sergeant Major RGA
  • Richard John Silvester (12878- ) (St O) Sergeant Major, Royal Fusiliers, wounded, wounded


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Silvester 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

  • Richard Silvester, 1 King Street, St Helier - 12 December 1945, D/Y/A/114
  • Thomas Silvester, 4 Peirson Road, St Helier - 21 August 1940, D/Y/A/107

Family gravestones

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