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Corinne Report 24 Jun 2010 04:10

Hi Jersey Lily
Could you also look up Patrick Mahoney born 1859,I have him on 1861,1871 census,the family emigrated to New Zealand 1874 and he was not with them so would like to know if he died.
Parents Patrick and Norah Mahoney.

Thankyou Corinne


jerseylily Report 5 Jul 2010 16:59

Hello Corinne

I've got the marriage details that you wanted but didn't have time to look for Patrick Jnr - it's on my 'to do' list.

Marriage in the chapel of St Peter and St Mary (Roman Catholic) - 22/1/1853

Patrick Mahoney, aged 32, widower, occupation Labourer, living in Sand St, St Helier, born in Waterford, Ireland. Father Michael Mahoney, Labourer
Mary Jones, aged 32, widow, living in Sand St., St Helier, born in Waterford, Ireland. Father William Jones, Labourer.

The witnesses were Michael Jones and Bridget McCarthy.

They all signed the register with their marks.


Corinne Report 5 Jul 2010 20:39

Hello Jerseylily
Thanks for that,so he was a widower,I wonder if he had other children.I have never found when they arrived in the Channel Islands as I cannot find either of them on the 1851 census.Mary was know through the family as Norah and it is on her death certificate.
Thanks for the help.
Regards Corinne


Corinne Report 5 Jul 2010 22:29

Just wondered did Mary Jones go by her maiden name when she married.


Patricia Report 6 Jul 2010 14:18

Hi Pam
I've had to give up on my grandparents but I wonder if you could find any info on Valerie Bayes (not sure of spelling). I don't know if she married or not. She is 70ish. Her father was a Baptist Minister & they moved from Yateley Hampshire quite a long time ago - again, not sure when.
I should be very grateful for any info. you can find, if you have the time. Thanks!


jerseylily Report 8 Jul 2010 21:09


I'm afraid you're going to have to give me a bit more information.
Is the lady you are trying to find still alive?
Was she born or possibly married in Jersey?
When you say they moved here a 'long time ago' are you thinking 10 years/50 years?



jerseylily Report 8 Jul 2010 21:26


All it said on the certificate was Mary Jones and gave her status as widow, which is actually unusual for Jersey certificates, they usually say 'widow of ......'

I'm assuming this is the couple that you are looking but the censuses (1861 and 1871) have a 10 year age gap between them and this 1853 cert has them both the same age. Also, she now has 3 different Christian names, Mary - 1853, Anna - 1861 and Nora - 1871. Although it does tie in with their first child being born in 1854, plus both father's have the right names.

I'll be back at the Archive on Tues, if I have time I'll see if there are any other Patrick Maloneys marrying ladies called Jones!!


Corinne Report 9 Jul 2010 00:14

Thanks Jerseylily
On the 1861 census that I have her name is Anora spelt wrong so have they taken it as Anna on the form that you have.
I have her death certificate and when she died in 1878 she was 55 so she was born 1823.Most things I have seen she has different ages.Is this because they could not read or write.There was 6 years between them from the death certificates but going by the census there was 10.
Regards Corinne


Patricia Report 12 Jul 2010 11:39

Hi Pam
Thanks for reply. I'll get back to you as soon as I can find out more.


CasCas Report 14 Jul 2010 12:16

Hi Jerseylily
Please could I have a lookup on the Elec roll for Jersey?
If poss Im looking for a lady by the name of Audrey HIRST (nee Rayner) b.1934 and husband Alec Hirst.

Many thanks


jerseylily Report 14 Jul 2010 12:23

I think we crossed in the ether!

I have just replied on your thread

Each parish holds there own electoral rolls, there is no index for the island as a whole.
There are 3 Hirst families in the current telephone directory but none with the initial A.
Next time I'm at the Archive I can have a look in the older telephone directories.


CasCas Report 14 Jul 2010 12:30

Hi Pam

Thanks very much for the reply/s sorry about the mix up.



jerseylily Report 15 Jul 2010 12:55

Hi Cathie

I've now had a look through telephone directories from 1964 - 2003 and there are no A Hirsts listed at all.
Not having a parish where they lived it would take too long to trawl through the old rates books so I'm afraid I don't know what else to suggest - Sorrry


Patricia Report 20 Jul 2010 10:32

Hi Pam
Valerie Bayes (? spelling) moved from Yateley (Hampshire) to Jersey about 1956. She had recently left school when she was 15, so her date of birth must be c1941. Her father was the Baptist minister here & he moved to a church in Jersey. I don't know if she married or even if she is still alive. I should be very grateful for any info.


brummiejan Report 24 Jul 2010 11:41



Marsden-Hall Report 24 Jul 2010 12:12

I wonder if you may be able to help me please -
Im looking for Warwick Stephen Drake on the electoral roll in the Channel Isles, can anyone help please? He was born June 1953 in London.

Joanne x


jerseylily Report 26 Jul 2010 22:41

Hello Joanne

I can only speak for Jersey but there is no electoral roll covering the island as a whole. Each parish compiles and holds it's own register of electors and therefore I do not have access to them.

I have looked in the current telephone directory and there is no Warwick (or W) Drake listed.


Jeffrey Report 26 Jul 2010 23:00

Hi Pam,
Thank you for your kind offer. I would really appreciate any help with a Mary Maria NOYCE born 17 Sept 1849 or her "Grandmother" Mary PRITCHER / RITCHER of 16 Old Street, St Helier. I have an extract of birth entry 386, page 39, of Mary M NOYCE, of the parish of St Helier, who was registered on 1st Oct 1849 by her grandmother. I have 2 queries; Was the informant Mary PRITCHER or RITCHER (RITCHER appearing elsewhere in the family) and is there a death in St Helier, Jersey for Mary (P)RITCHER around this time?
By 1851 the Noyces were in Guernsey and I suspect the only Jersey connection was with Mary (P)ritcher of 16 Old Street, St Helier.
Any clues would be fantastic.


jerseylily Report 27 Jul 2010 21:25


There is, I am reliably informed, only one Baptist Church over here. Their records are at the Archive and have recently been added to the Catalogue. I spoke to the Archivist who did the calalogueing (spelling?) and she says there was no minister called Bayes (or similar). I did have the name of the minister who was there during the early 60's but can't find it at the moment.

All I think I can do realistically is have a look in the Registry Office marriages to see if her name appears as I think anything other than C of E marriages are entered there, assuming that if she married it was in the Baptist Church.


jerseylily Report 27 Jul 2010 21:56


As you have the reference for Mary Maria's birth do you also have a copy of her birth certificate?

MM's parents were William Noyce and Elisa Hicks, both born in England according to the 1851 and it looks as if they married June Q 1849 in Portsea Island, Hampshire.

If Mary Pritcher/Ritcher was her Grandmother then it's possible that she re-married as she is not a Noyce or a Hicks - does she appear on the 1841 anywhere?

I can go and have a look at the birth certificate, although probably not until next week, but there is no point if you already have it.

There is no death registered in St Helier for a Mary Pritcher or Ritcher between 1849 and 1851