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The origins of this surname are not known, but the first Sinel in Jersey is believed to have been a Huguenot refugee from Normandy


Bessie Sinel and her husband

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Origin of Surname

Although the first Sinel appears to have come to Jersey from Normandy - see family tree and history below - having been born in Conde sur Vire and left France as a Huguenot refugee, the name does not appear to be known in Normandy today and its origins have not been traced so far.

The name Siné, of which this could be a diminuitive, is known in the south Brittany department of Morbihan, as someone coming from the commune of Séné

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Sinel 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

  • Sinel : Edith Winifred , widow of John William Hoar, of Denehurst, Millbrook, St Lawrence - 10/Nov/1978 , 01/Dec/1978 , D/Y/B1/290/25
  • Sinel : Frederick Charles , of Font Romeu, Westbourne Avenue, Bagatelle, St Saviour - 03/Mar/1948 , 02/Apr/1955 , D/Y/B1/29/29
  • Sinel : Gladys Bertha Alice , widow of Charles George Warren, of Seabright, Gorey, St Martin and formerly of 17, Queen's Road, St Helier - 10/Nov/1958 , 27/Jun/1972 , D/Y/B1/176/31
  • Sinel : Joseph , ... - 01/Aug/1927 , 22/Aug/1929 , D/Y/A/89/153
  • Sinel : Joseph William , St Helier - 17/Nov/1897 , 08/Aug/1927 , D/Y/A/87/114
  • Sinel : Laura Edith , 2 St Marks Crescent, St Helier - 17/Jun/1935 , 03/Sep/1935 , D/Y/A/98/2
  • Sinel : Mary Elizabeth , of Trunnah Farm, Thornton, near Blackpool, England - 13/Jul/1949 , 02/Feb/1953 , D/Y/B1/17/50
  • Sinel : Matilda Margaret , nee Viney, South Lynne, Woodville Avenue, St Saviours Road, widow - 07/Nov/1921 , 05/Feb/1923 , D/Y/A/83/25
  • Sinel : Priscela Selina , 58 Stopford Road, St Helier - 15/Nov/1938 , 03/Feb/1939 , D/Y/A/104/31

Family album

Alfred Charles Webb Sinel was well travelled, He was born on Ascension Island in 1857, the son of Alfred George Davis Sinel, of Jersey, and Elizabeth Webb, of London, who married in London in 1854. His father was serving in the Royal Marines and his elder brother Edwin was also born on Ascension Island. His sisters Alice were born in Jersey in 1862, Emily Julia in Brisbane in 1865; brother George in Brisbane in 1867; twin sisters Charlotte Elizabeth and Caroline Elizabeth in Victoria in 1870; Martha Charlotte in Victoria in 1872, Mary Louise in Victoria in 1875. By 1880 Alfred was back in England marrying Maria Julia Eldridge (with him in the photograph taken in Montreal), or, depending on which family history is believed, the marriage took place in Montreal in 1885. Their first son Charles was born in Montreal in 1886, followed by daughter Elizabeth Maria in Jersey in 1888, when Alfred was an auctioneer. Two years later he was a tea merchant, and by 1901 he had moved to London, where he died in 1925

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