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18-01-2007, 4:20 PM
!881 census gives Henry A. Edgar married to Amilia and a full family born in St Helier.
However Henry (watchmaker) and Amilia were born in England. I cant trace a marriage in England and wondered whether there is a FreeBMD type site for Jersey.
I am doing the research for an elderly friend and this is my first time in the Channel Islands.
20-01-2007, 4:22 PM
All that came up on Ancestry for Henry and Amilia was the 1881 census and the 1891 census. Nothing for marriages either in England or the Channel Islands. This link may be helpful.
22-01-2007, 8:34 PM
Thanks for that. I don't have 1891 census result ( just 1871 and 1881)
Could you post me that?
I notice people do request birth info etc. Does this mean there is a source of such info?
22-01-2007, 9:57 PM
Hi Bob, information as follows.
1891 census Jersey
civil parish St. Helier
ecclesistical parish St. Helier
Town St. Helier
address 6, Library Place
Alfred E. Edgar son age 19 born St. Helier occ watchmaker
Alice A. Edgar dau age 31 born St. Helier assistant in buisness
Amelia Edgar wife age 63 born England
Amelia Walker dau (visitor) age 36 born St. Helier occ draper
Arthur H. Edgar son age 16 born St. Helier occ jewellers apprentice
Charles W Edgar son age age 23 born St. Helier occ watchmaker
Emma C Edgar dau visitor age 34 born St. Helier occ (looks like modiste lines through it)
Henry A Edgar head age 61 born England occ watchmaker and jeweller
It all depends on what your are looking for as a source. There is the free bmd, I think the dates only go up to about 1915-20 for England and Wales.
Findmypast which has bmd, census though not all and mores sources this is pay per view. Ancestry's partial bmd is free to view and the 1881 census but the other sources are pay per view. The National Archives at Kew, these are just a few, but if you need help then post a thread on the forum as there are plenty of members who will help or point you in the right direction.
24-01-2007, 4:42 PM
Thanks for that julie.
I transcribe for freebmd so know it well but Jersey isn't covered as far as I can see. All I was looking for was Amelia maiden name and date of marriage.
24-01-2007, 4:55 PM
I'll check the BMD tomorrow night.
26-01-2007, 4:34 PM
Sorry Bob but I didn't find anything for a Harry Edgar. I searched from 1842 to 1881 in all Parishes. However, I did find (the only Edgar) Albert Edgar, married Mar 1853 to Jan 1857, page 64, in St Saviour. Could the A in Henry's name be Albert?
26-01-2007, 5:42 PM
Yes thats him. He seemed to change at will.
If you look at the other edgar thread from amehn you will see its the same family. I have actually put my contact and "amehn" together and they are exchanging photos of parents.
If you can let me have date, place and brides maiden name (assuming it is Amelia), I would be delighted.
27-01-2007, 8:10 PM
does it help if I said we believe that Edgar Henry/Albert had the jewellers shop in St. Helier, possibly Jersey at the time and it was on Hackett place?
29-01-2007, 9:30 AM
I've only had access to the index and there is no cross reference with the bride. You will need to get a copy of the certificate from the Registrar as the Archive Centre doen't hold them. They are at:
10 Royal Square
Jersey JE2 4WA
Telephone number is 01534 502335. I'm not sure how much it costs.
29-01-2007, 8:20 PM
bob is helping me find the edgars so if any one has any info i would be very greatful.
they were edgar bros hackett place st helier jersey in the early 1900
many thanks barbara
29-01-2007, 8:51 PM
hi stewart, it is me that bob is helping so maybe this will help you. the jewellers shop was Edgar bros Hackett place St Helier Jersey was the name of my g grandfather's shop it was in the early 1900 hope this helps.My mother lived over there in the 1900 and told me alot about it.
many thanks for all you are doing. barbara
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