Vickery family page
Advocate George Vickery
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Origins of surname
This name is derived from vicar, which ultimately comes from the Latin vicarius, meaning someone who carried out pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice. It indicated either somebody employed by a vicar, or perhaps his son.
The first Vickery baptisms in Jersey were those of the children of Thomas and Marie Coutanche - ten between 1823 and 1846. Thomas came from a Devon family, but was born in Chelsea. He arrived in Jersey in about 1820 and married Marie, the daughter of Noe and Marie Corbel, in about 1822, when Marie was only 15.
We have been unable to find a marriage record, but Marie's baptism was in St Helier on 1 April 1807 and the couple's first child, Thomas, was baptised on 28 May 1823.
Vickery family histories
These wills created by members of the Vickery 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
- Alice Vickery, née Tremlett, Sydenham House, Janvrin Road, St Helier, widow - 4 April 1935, D/Y/A/97
- George Vickery of 6, Royal Square, St Helier, Advocate - 28 November 1874, D/Y/A/37
- Fanny Vickery, 5 Royal Crescent, St Helier - 16 March 1938, D/Y/A/102