Benest family wills from 1663 to 1980 held by Jersey Archive

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Benest family wills

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This is an index to wills created by members of the Benest family from 1663 to 1980 which 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 most wills. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. We are progressively adding an index of wills to all our 1,200-plus family pages. We also have a full A-Z index for nearly 33,000 wills in the Archive collection. To find out more about this collection and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

Raulin Benest 1665
Elie Benest 1677
Philippe Benest 1716
  • Benest : Abraham , son of Abraham of St Brelade 08/06/1807 Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £8 of the order of the King - Unknown date , 31/Oct/1807 , D/Y/A/17/61
  • Benest : Adeline , of Cortina, Pontac, St Clement Desires to be buried in St Clement's Parish Cemetery - 01/Oct/1945 , 21/Jul/1952 , D/Y/B1/15/19
  • Benest : Albert John , of Westbury, New Zealand Avenue, St Saviour and formerly of 2, Valley Gardens, Bel Royal, St Lawrence - 04/Sep/1947 , 13/Jan/1976 , D/Y/B1/233/39
  • Benest : Alfred Ernest , son of Francis, of St Helier - 24/May/1938 , 04/Apr/1963 , D/Y/B1/73/48
  • Benest : Alfred Jeune , of Briez-Izel, Westmount, St Helier and formerly of 27, Cleveland Road, St Helier - 29/May/1948 , 10/Feb/1966 , D/Y/B1/94/55
  • Benest : Alfred John , 10 Lempriere Street, St Helier - 09/Jul/1928 , 13/Jan/1938 , D/Y/A/102/6
  • Benest : Alfred Philip , of Trinity - 06/May/1915 , 12/Jul/1939 , D/Y/A/105/24
  • Benest : Alice , St Helier - 10/Aug/1907 , 15/Dec/1937 , D/Y/A/101/109
  • Benest : Alice Jane , [nee Jeune], of 27, Cleveland Road, St Helier - 25/Aug/1951 , 06/Mar/1963 , D/Y/B1/72/74
  • Benest : Anne , of Trinity 12/04/1787 Desires to be buried in St Lawrence Cemetery Bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence and Trinity, £200 tournois of the order of the King , to the poor of the ten other parishes in the Island, £16 tournois of the order of the King - Unknown date , 06/Oct/1787 , D/Y/A/14/42
  • Benest : Anne , of St Lawrence, now of St Helier 26/06/1866 Bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence £1 - Unknown date , 27/Apr/1869 , D/Y/A/34/95
  • Benest : Beryl , nee Pagett, widow of Philip Labey Benest, of 17, Regent Road, St Helier Desires to be cremated Bequeaths to Florence Emily Mynors, nee Barlow, the usufruct and life enjoyment of the property Plyie d'Or, Mont a L'Abbe, St Helier; to Doreen Bland, nee Pagett, the reversion of the aforesaid property known as Plyie d'Or; to the Benevolent Fund for Nurses of the Middlesex Hospital, £50 - 02/Jul/1957 , 16/Jul/1957 , D/Y/B1/43/7
  • Benest : Charles George , of 64, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier 2/02/1922 Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade £10 - Unknown date , 07/Jan/1928 , D/Y/A/88/4
  • Benest : Charles Henry , of Hayfield, St Peter Bequeaths to Cyril Charles Benest and Edgar Benest, the option of taking at valuation the whole or portion of his stock in trade tools of his business of blacksmith - 29/Nov/1930 , 08/Mar/1954 , D/Y/B1/23/40
  • Benest : Charles Jean , St Clement 27/03/1903 Bequeaths to Jane Ann Loverty for life the property "Rocqueberg", St Clement, Fief de Samares, reversion to Clara Jane Benest Bequeaths to Clara Jane Benest The Jersey Oyster Company, St Clement; to Adeline Benest 2 Les Chalets, Queens Road, St Helier, Fief de Meleches, 2 Temple Villas, Stopford Road, St Helier, Fief de Surville, 3 Canterbury Place, Stopford Road, St Helier, Fief de Surville, 1 and 2 East View, Stopford Road, St Helier, Fief de Surville, 12 Peter Street, 18 Hilary Street, Frederick Place, 5 Frederick Place, all in St Helier, Fief de Collette des Augres; to Ella Benest 3 Les Chalets, Queens Road, St Helier, Fief de M£l?ches, 5 Wellington Villas, Stopford Road, Fief de Surville, 18 Chevalier Road, St Helier, Fief de Collette des Augres, 16 Hilary Street, Frederick Place, 4 cottages in Frederick Place, (1 - 4), St Helier, Fief de Collette des Augres - Unknown date , 30/Jan/1926 , D/Y/A/86/19
  • Benest : Clara Jane , widow of Ernest Eraut of Le Garenne, St Clement - 14/Apr/1937 , 09/Aug/1939 , D/Y/A/105/34
  • Benest : Cyril Charles , of Sans Ennui, St Peter - 19/Jul/1947 , 28/Oct/1959 , D/Y/B1/56/52
  • Benest : Cyril John , of Petra, St Aubin, St Brelade - 30/Jan/1952 , 19/Nov/1956 , D/Y/B1/38/29
  • Benest : Daniel , 04/05/1770 Bequeaths to poor of St Brelade, £3 - Unknown date , 04/Jan/1772 , D/Y/A/12/32
  • Benest : Donald Stanley , of No 24, Old St John's Road, St Helier, formerly of No 8, Midvale Road, St Helier - 25/Mar/1971 , 26/May/1978 , D/Y/B1/280/2
  • Benest : Doris Edna , wife of Frederick Edward Renouf, of Mon Sejour, near Beaumont, St Lawrence - 14/Jan/1957 , 30/Jul/1969 , D/Y/B1/135/6
  • Benest : Edgar , of No 24, Old St John's Road, St Helier, formerly of No 8, Midvale Road, St Helier - 18/Oct/1971 , 22/Sep/1978 , D/Y/B1/286/24
  • Benest : Elie , ... - 26/Mar/1677 , 13/Aug/1677 , D/Y/A/1/3
  • Benest : Elizabeth Sophie , nee du Feu, widow of Alfred Ernest Benest, of 65, St Mark's Road, St Helier - 12/Jul/1963 , 09/Sep/1963 , D/Y/B1/75/85
  • Benest : Elson Charles , of Rockmount View, Trinity - 20/Mar/1978 , 20/Mar/1978 , D/Y/B1/275/40
  • Benest : Emily Amelia Sophia , wife of Ernest Benest, of Villa Rochebonne, Bagatelle, St Saviour Bequeaths to the Baptist Missionary Society, £1000; to the Salvation Army, £1000; to the Vauxhall Baptist Church, £100, to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, £100; to the Brig-y-Don Children's Convalescent and Holiday Home, £100 - 21/Aug/1948 , 01/Apr/1953 , D/Y/B1/19/4
  • Benest : Emily Eliza Margaret , widow of Arthur Norman Ching [see D/Y/B1/15/58] Bequeaths her tea set to Freda and Ken - 04/May/1952 , 20/Nov/1952 , D/Y/B1/16/36
  • Benest : Emily Eliza Margaret , widow of Arthur Norman Ching, of Moravia, Marett Road, St Helier Bequeaths to Vauxhall Baptist Church, £100 - 29/Apr/1950 , 30/Sep/1952 , D/Y/B1/15/58
  • Benest : Ernest , of Villa Rochebonne, Bagatelle Road, St Saviour - 18/Feb/1966 , 26/Jul/1968 , D/Y/B1/122/51
  • Benest : Ernest Charles , of 2, Waverley Place, Union Street, St Helier - 23/Jan/1973 , 23/Jan/1973 , D/Y/B1/185/23
  • Benest : Esther , of Trinity, widow of Josue Pirouet - 24/Jan/1879 , 13/Feb/1880 , D/Y/A/41/7
  • Benest : Esther , widow of Philip Hamon - 01/May/1906 , 22/Mar/1934 , D/Y/A/96/20
  • Benest : Eva Magdelena , nee de la Perrelle, widow of George Benest, of The Rest, Green Street, St Helier - 12/Mar/1956 , 05/Feb/1965 , D/Y/B1/83/57
  • Benest : Francis , Brighton House, 39 Columbus Street, St Helier - 01/Sep/1909 , 23/Sep/1913 , D/Y/A/72/65
  • Benest : George , of The Rest, Green Street, St Helier - 17/Sep/1951 , 03/Feb/1953 , D/Y/B1/17/58
  • Benest : George John , Trinity - 18/Apr/1908 , 19/Aug/1911 , D/Y/A/70/80
  • Benest : George Le Bas , of Grouville - 07/Sep/1949 , 12/Nov/1951 , D/Y/B1/11/61
  • Benest : George Philip , St Helier - Unknown date , 30/Jul/1907 , D/Y/A/66/82
  • Benest : George Philip , of Guernsey, now of St Aubin, St Brelade - 09/Dec/1874 , 01/Apr/1875 , D/Y/A/38/45
  • Benest : Gladys Annie , wife of Lyndon Philip Touzel, of Bagot Manor Lodge, Plat Douet Road, St Saviour - 21/Dec/1966 , 21/Dec/1966 , D/Y/B1/103/25
  • Benest : Harold , ... - 27/May/1920 , 01/Jun/1920 , D/Y/A/80/72
  • Benest : Harriette , of St Helier, now of Havre, ?Le Havre Department de la Seine Inferieure, France 15/11/1864 Bequeaths to the poor of St Helier £2 - Unknown date , 09/Oct/1879 , D/Y/A/40/137
  • Benest : Hilda Maria , widow of Winter George Amy, of Sandybrook Hospital, Grouville Annexe, Grouville and formerly of 13, Great Union Road, St Helier - 23/Jan/1959 , 29/Aug/1972 , D/Y/B1/179/27
  • Benest : Jean , of St Helier - 31/Dec/1747 , 14/Apr/1748 , D/Y/A/8/22
  • Benest : Jean , of St John, now of Trinity 15/01/1819 Desires to be buried in Trinity Cemetery Bequeaths to the poor of Trinity, £4 of the order of the King - Unknown date , 05/Jun/1819 , D/Y/A/19/13
  • Benest : Jean Joseph , of St Lawrence, now of St Peter 15/04/1874 Bequeaths to the poor of St Peter 2 shillings - Unknown date , 04/Oct/1886 , D/Y/A/46/31
  • Benest : Jeanne , of St Lawrence, now of St Helier 05/07/1842 Desires to be buried in St Lawrence Bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, 24 livres of old currency - Unknown date , 09/Jun/1843 , D/Y/A/25/105
  • Benest : Jeanne , widow of Philipe Esnouf of St John - Unknown date , 07/Jan/1760 , D/Y/A/10/39
  • Benest : Jenny Margaret , of Vallum House, First Tower, St Helier - 09/Apr/1974 , 09/Apr/1974 , D/Y/B1/203/49
  • Benest : John Elias , Highflats, Natal, South Africa 31/01/1931 1 booklet; seal - Unknown date , 31/Aug/1933 , D/Y/A/94/146
  • Benest : John Henry , of Mon Sejour, St Lawrence and later of Westbury, New Zealand Avenue, St Saviour Bequeaths to Albert John Benest, the property known as Newton House, St Aubin, St Brelade; to Stanley John Benest, the property known as Newton Lodge, St Aubin; to Snowden John Benest, the residue of the real estate devised to him by John Edward Leigh including the field known as the Clos Becquet; to Doris Edna Renouf, nee Benest, wife of Frederick Edward Renouf, the property known as Mon Sejour - 11/Oct/1947 , 02/Oct/1957 , D/Y/B1/44/21
  • Benest : Josue , of St Mary - 07/Sep/1747 , 14/Apr/1767 , D/Y/A/11/91
  • Benest : Katherine , nee Whetton - 21/Mar/1905 , 23/Oct/1907 , D/Y/A/66/107
  • Benest : Kathleen Margaret , of 3, Green Street, St Helier - 25/Apr/1969 , 11/Feb/1972 , D/Y/B1/170/46
  • Benest : Laura Esther , wife of John Philip Bailhache, of Acacia House, St John - 16/Oct/1965 , 16/Oct/1965 , D/Y/B1/90/48
  • Benest : Lilian Alice , of 27, Cleveland Road, St Helier - 04/Mar/1970 , 24/Nov/1977 , D/Y/B1/269/26
  • Benest : Lilian Annie , nee Picot, daughter of John and widow of Snowdon Benest, of 11, St Anne's Terrace, St Helier Desires that her name be erected on the grave of her late husband in Trinity Parish Church Cemetery - 06/Oct/1959 , 19/Feb/1960 , D/Y/B1/58/11
  • Benest : Mabel , nee Nicolle, wife of Sydney George Benest, of Lisbon House, St Lawrence - 18/Mar/1952 , 13/Feb/1959 , D/Y/B1/52/62
  • Benest : Marie Jeanne , of St Brelade 26/10/1791 Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £50 of the order of the King - Unknown date , 28/Apr/1792 , D/Y/A/15/23
  • Benest : Mary , of Trinity, now of St Helier 06/02/1895 Bequeaths to Philippe Benest £7 of rente annuelle on 5, Oxford Road, St Helier - Unknown date , 13/Apr/1896 , D/Y/A/55/28
  • Benest : Mary , of Twickenham, county of Middlesex, now of Havre, Dept of the Seine, Inferieure, France : 25/08/1883 Bequeaths to the poor of St Helier £2 - Unknown date , 05/Apr/1888 , D/Y/A/47/27
  • Benest : Mary , 44 Clearview Street, St Helier, widow of Francis Godfray Queree 8/05/1928 Desires to be buried in Mont-a-l-Abbe Cemetery - Unknown date , 05/Jan/1931 , D/Y/A/91/6
  • Benest : Mary Ann , The Home for Infirm & Aged Women, Regent Road, St Helier 5/06/1934 Bequeaths all personal estate to the Home for Infirm & Aged Women - Unknown date , 29/Mar/1940 , D/Y/A/106/84
  • Benest : Mary Ann , St Ouen, widow of John Le Feuvre - 03/Sep/1910 , 23/Aug/1913 , D/Y/A/72/57
  • Benest : Mary Ann , of Chandos, High Street, St Aubin, St Brelade - 20/Mar/1953 , 28/Nov/1964 , D/Y/B1/82/26
  • Benest : Maude Mary , widow of James William Benest, of Bel Orme, St Ouen - 19/Jan/1949 , 30/Jan/1954 , D/Y/B1/22/49
  • Benest : Nora , wife of David Clement Dumosch of Halberton, West Park Avenue, St Helier Bequeaths to her mother, Lena Benest, nee Renouf, the life-enjoyment of 3, Green Street, St Helier and the whole residue of her estate to her son, David Dumosch - 23/Nov/1934 , 14/Nov/1949 , D/Y/B1/3/1
  • Benest : Philip , ... - 03/Oct/1764 , 15/Oct/1764 , D/Y/A/11/42
  • Benest : Philip , 39 David Place, St Helier - 23/Mar/1900 , 20/Feb/1903 , D/Y/A/62/20
  • Benest : Philip , 39 David Place, St Helier - 21/Jul/1922 , 11/Jul/1923 , D/Y/A/83/83
  • Benest : Philip Durell , of Trinity - 18/Aug/1951 , 14/Aug/1961 , D/Y/B1/65/34
  • Benest : Philip John , Oxford Cottage, St Ouen - 20/Mar/1934 , 18/Mar/1942 , D/Y/A/109/68
  • Benest : Philip Labey , 'Ayie D'Or, Mont a L'Abbe, St Helier - 20/Feb/1936 , 18/Apr/1947 , D/Y/A/117/104
  • Benest : Philippe , ... - 23/May/1716 , 13/Sep/1716 , D/Y/A/4/130
  • Benest : Philippe , of St Helier - 04/May/1747 , 25/Mar/1749 , D/Y/A/8/33
  • Benest : Philippe , of St Lawrence 09/06/1829 Desires to be buried in St Lawrence cemetery Bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, £100 of the order of the King - Unknown date , 18/Jul/1829 , D/Y/A/21/29
  • Benest : Rachel Esther , of Trinity, now of St John - 12/Mar/1879 , 23/Jan/1899 , D/Y/A/58/6
  • Benest : Raulin , ... - 29/Nov/1665 , 05/Apr/1666 , D/Y/A/1/86
  • Benest : Raymond , of Le Curtilage, Longueville Road, Longueville, St Saviour and formerly of 5, St Mark's Crescent, St Helier - 13/Aug/1929 , 27/Jan/1971 , D/Y/B1/155/5
  • Benest : Snowdon , Upton, Trinity - 09/Mar/1937 , 10/Nov/1944 , D/Y/A/113/12
  • Benest : Stanley Edward , of Ashley, Pontac, St Clement - 15/Feb/1980 , 15/Feb/1980 , D/Y/B1/315/34
  • Benest : Susanne , wife of Jean Le Breton 28/06/1866 Bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence £1 - Unknown date , 08/Jan/1878 , D/Y/A/40/3
  • Benest : Sydney George , of Lisbon House, Millbrook, St Lawrence - 18/Mar/1952 , 11/Sep/1959 , D/Y/B1/56/14
  • Benest : Violet , The Terminus Hotel, The Weighbridge, St Helier - 08/Feb/1916 , 11/Jan/1926 , D/Y/A/86/9
  • Benest : Walter , son of George John, of St Brelade - 29/Mar/1944 , 24/Aug/1951 , D/Y/B1/11/20
  • Benest : William Le Bas , St Helier 24/07/ 1912 Bequeaths to Horton William Benest the properties 18 Queen Street, 29 Hill Street and a house in the west part of the property of George Philippe Benest, all on the Fief de la Rondiole, St Helier; to Sydney George Benest the property Lisbon House, Fief du Roi, St Lawrence; to William Benest the property Undercliff, St Aubin, St Brelade, Fief du Roi - Unknown date , 01/Jun/1931 , D/Y/A/91/105
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