Family History

Guillermo Tupper: A Guernsey hero's family visit from Chile

10th September 2019
A super morning spent with the lovely Tupper family from Chile - Alexander de Vic, senior and junior, Loreto and Isabel Margarita Tupper, descendants of the famous Guernsey-born soldier and hero of the Chilean Civil War, William de Vic Tupper. Born in 1800, he was the son of John Elisha Tupper and Elizabeth Brock. He was educated in Paris and his family intended him to become a merchant.…

A very good year: donations 2016

5th January 2017
A review of the generous donations made to the Library collection from local and outside sources. We received a large number this year, covering all types of material of local interest, from ciné films to town plans, via newspaper and photograph albums. These donations, open to all our visitors to consult, are invaluable and much appreciated by the Priaulx Library staff and Council and, even more inportantly, by all the researchers who make use of them.

Recent donations

The Library is very grateful to have received donations of books and documents from various sources. These include: material relating to the conviction of Gill and LeBlond for 'treachery' in 1941; transcripts of letters from Captain McCaskill to General Small concerning the death in a duel of Major Byng in 1795, kindly donated by Charles Dace, the archivist at Wrotham Park, Byng's family home; an…

Pierre Mollet Fund

Pierre Mollet Junior lived at Les Landes, and was married to Elizabeth Mauger. His will of September 15th, 1882, of which we now have a beautifully printed copy, sets out his monetary legacies to private individuals, and specifies that ‘the sum of £3 per annum is to be paid during the first 12 years by his Executors and Trustees towards printing and distributing a book published in 1867,…

Family surname files - new families added

These files contain copies of the all the research done by Priaulx Library staff over many years and can be consulted on request by visitors to the Library. Over 600 individual surnames are listed, and each family has some sort of Guernsey connection or origin. Is your name on the list? New family names most recently added are: Adam, Audoire, Ayling, Bartlett, Beaugeard, Berryman, Briard,…

Index to the Sark registers

The church registers of Sark are notoriously chaotic and can be hard work for researchers, so we were delighted and very grateful to receive an index to them, long lacking, compiled by Alfred Ewen and A. R. de Carteret, and donated by the Société Sercquaise. The Index was originally presented to the Société Sercquaise by Mrs Allan R. de Carteret in memory of her husband. The index is bound…

Osborne and Pipet photographs

Diane Osborne of York, Ontario, has deposited with us some photographs of the Osborne and Pipet families, including a photograph of Alfred Henry Pipet (1896-1918), of the RGLI. Three of these photographs, shown below, are yet to be identified: Thanks to Diane! Local historian David Kreckeler and Library staff wonder if it might be a Sunday School picnic here in Guernsey, perhaps the Vale…

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