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Annette Report 10 Mar 2010 10:11

I'm trying to find the marriage of George Rust and Alice Jane LeRiche in St. Helier some time between 1881 when George was stationed at St. Peter's Barrack's and 1890 when their first child was born.

Please can you help?



jerseylily Report 10 Mar 2010 15:07

Hello Annette

I can have a look next week for the marriage. The baptisms of most of their children are on-line at, the baptism pages take ages to load so you just to be patient.



jerseylily Report 17 Mar 2010 11:54


Marriage at All Saints Church, St Helier 5/5/1889

George Rust, aged 36, Widower, occupation Labourer, living in St Helier, born Shouldham, Norfolk. Father Stephen Rust, Labourer
Alice Jane Le Riche, aged 23, Spinster, occupation Domestic Servant, living in St Helier, born in St Helier. No father
Witnesses John Thomas Carter and Ann Elizabeth Carter.

The marriage entry actually gives George's surname as Picot but we believe it is a transcription error as he has clearly signed his name as Rust and his father's name is also clearly Rust. I would have to look at the original to be sure but I don't think it's nescessary.

It all fits in very nicely with the 1861 census, Class: RG9; Piece: 1258; Folio: 153; Page: 11; GSU roll: 542785.

Alice Jane Le Riche was born at 3, Old St John's Rd, St Helier on 22/7/1865. Her mother was Susan Le Riche and there is no father named. The birth was notified by Francoise Fallaize.
Alice Jane was baptised 10/9/1865 and her godparents were Jean (John) Faudemain and Ann Le Masurier.

Let me know if I can help with anything else.


Astra Report 27 Mar 2010 20:46



PricklyHolly Report 27 Mar 2010 21:16

nudging for Michael.


Christine Report 28 May 2010 12:53

Hi Jerseylily,

Thank you for your kind offer.

I have William Hardy and his Wife Mary (nee Mayne) on Jersey during the 1841 census, they are originally from Dorset (I think), he is a carpenter and they are between 20-25 years old. They have a daughter Emily (Emilie) aged 1-2 who was born in Weymouth Dorset.

I can't find them on the 1851 census and on the 1861 census only Emily, married to James Goodridge and living in Hampshire.

Are there any records on Jersey for this family ..... another child, death etc.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.



jerseylily Report 28 May 2010 21:20

Hello Christine

I can't find them in 1851 either, certainly not in Jersey. I'm working at the Archive this Tues morning so I'll see if I can find anything then.
I see from the 1841 that they were living in the parish of St Martin and those parish records are particulary good so you may be in luck.


Christine Report 30 May 2010 12:28

Thank you so much.



Cath2010 Report 30 May 2010 17:03

Hi jerseylily,
are channel island bmd's available on line anywhere?
I need to find a Guernsey birth and wont be able to visit record office for some time.
Do you know if certs can be ordered online?

Thank you



jerseylily Report 30 May 2010 17:26

Hello Catherine

The only Channel Island records on line that I know of are St Helier baptisms from about 1842 up until c1900. I may be wrong but I don't think there is anything for Guernsey.

Civil registration for births and deaths did not begin in Guernsey until 1840, marriages in 1919. The Priaulx Library is the main centre for research in Guernsey and they will do research on your behalf.

"A ONE record ‘Look up’ service for £5 (£7.50 outside Europe*)

Only ONE record can be requested. The fee includes a copy of the record, postage, and administration fees. All e-mailed results are charged at the same £5 rate. *Results delivered electronically by e-mail outside Europe will also be charged at £5.

If a ‘look-up’ proves to be more complicated that first appearance, clients may be requested to pay a higher research fee, but this is not likely to occur in most circumstances.

To request a ‘look-up’, please contact staff on, or telephone (01481) 721998."

If you have more than one Guernsey look up it might be worth investigating the Guernsey Family History Society who used to do look ups for small donations.

If you find your research straying into Jersey give me a shout and I can do the 'look up'.


Cath2010 Report 30 May 2010 17:59

many thanks for advice.
Will get on to library.



***Paula*** Report 31 May 2010 18:55

Hi jerseylily
I wondered if you could have a look for a birth or baptism for an agnes grant raymond mcdowell /mcdowall, she is listed in later census as being born in st helens jersey (which i assume is st helier) in 1830, her father was william mc dowell and mother agnes grant raymond.
Many thanks


jerseylily Report 1 Jun 2010 16:43


I've looked through the St Helier baptisms records c1830 and there are no McDowells/McDowalls at all :-(


Debbie Report 1 Jun 2010 16:50

Thank you for your kind offer,

I am interested to see if their are any SHERRIFFS listed as my GGG Grandmother Sarah Sherriff (1840) is listed as being born in Jersey along with 3 of her brothers, James 1843, John 1846, Thomas 1849...her other siblings are down as being born in Devon.

Sarah's parents are James c1819 (occ: Stone Mason) and Sarah c1821.

Many thanks



***Paula*** Report 1 Jun 2010 17:43

Hi Jerseylily
Thank you for looking


jerseylily Report 3 Jun 2010 13:07


I have checked the birth indexes from 1842 (when formal records keeping began here) up to 1850ish and there are no Sherriff births registered at all.

I have also checked through all of the parish baptism records in case the children were baptised but not registered and again nothing.

Sorry not to be more help



Debbie Report 6 Jun 2010 15:28

Thank you for looking for me Pam.



BatMansDaughter Report 21 Jun 2010 10:56

Nudge for Corinne.

Dee x


Corinne Report 22 Jun 2010 00:31

Hi JerseyLily
Could you please look up the marriage of Patrick Mahoney born 1818 Waterford Ireland & Norah Jones born 1828 Waterford Ireland.Married about 1852,1853 St Heliers Jersey.
Patrick's father was Michael Mahoney and Norah's father was William Jones.
Regards Corinne


jerseylily Report 22 Jun 2010 18:21

Hello Gina

I can't do anything until next week but just to clarify.

Is Benet spelt with one 'n' or do you think the name started out as the very common Jersey name Benest? There are no Benets with that spelling in the current phone book - which could just mean that they haven't got a land line! There are, however, lots of Benests and Bennetts

Also was Harold born over here and do you have either of them on any censuses?