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Henrietta Julia Sorsoleil (1824-1905) (St My) emigrated to Australia. She was the daughter of Francois and Marie Le Boutillier, and married James Attrill. They travelled with their children on board the Golden Land in August 1854. The children were James William Attrill (1855- ), Henrietta Bethia Attrill (1856-1929), Edwin Chessman Attrill (1859-1939), Sarah Ann (1861-1935) and Leuwina, born onboard the Golden Land (1864-1868)

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Origin of Surname

The derivation of this name is not certain, but it would appear to derive from the old French sorel (red) and soleil (sun). Perhaps it was a name given to someone with sunburn!

Early records

The family appear to have come to Jersey in 1709, when the Rev Jean Baptiste Sorsoleil, from France, was appointed Rector of St Lawrence, a position he held for 20 years. The name has now died out in Jersey, but is to be found in the Eastern USA.

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This will created by a member of the Sorsoleil 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

  • William Sorsoleil of St Lawrence, now of St Helier - 14 November 1883, D/Y/A/43

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