Sinel family page
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
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. Contrary to what was previously believed, there are still Sinels resident in that area - see discussion tab.
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
- Sinel baptisms in Jersey
- Sinel marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Sinel marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Sinel burials in Jersey
- Jean Sinel of Jersey - 1731
- Sinels in New Zealand
- Joseph Sinel, archaeologist and historian
- Leslie Sinel, historian and compiler of German Occupation diary
- Bessie Sinel, Penang missionary
- George Sinel, transported convict
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
1873 advert for the Prince of Wales Hotel on the corner of New Street and Union Street. The establishment was actually at 36 New Street/1 Union Street, not as shown in the advert. The landlord, John Sinel (1842- ), was the son of John Sinel (1816 – 1858) and Elizabeth Porter (1824 – 1849) daughter of William. He does not appear to have been in business here for very long ...
... The 1871 census shows him living in Hue Street with his second wife Margaret, and daughters Alice and Emily. His occupation was given as publican, but it is uncertain where his pub was situated. By the time of the 1881 census the family had moved to Bond Street and John's occupation was shown as tobacconist, as confirmed by this 1881 advert
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