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Origins of surname

This is a locational name from Lancashire, either from Walmersley, north of Bury, or Walmsley, north of Bolton. In both cases the derivation of the name is from the Old English wald = 'wood', mere = 'lake' and leah, also meaning wood

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Elizabeth Marguerite daughter of David Walmesley and Rachel Le Conte, in St John in 1788. The couple went on to have seven more children baptised in the parish over the next 22 years and the family became well established in St John, where the couple's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were later baptised)


  • Walmesley
  • Walmisley
  • Walmsley
  • Wamsley
  • Warmsley
  • Walmsley
  • Waumsley

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the 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

  • Alfred Walmesley of St John - 22 April 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Kate Walmsley, 68 Madeley Road, London, widow - 14 January 1929, D/Y/A/89


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