Family History

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.

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…

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,…

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…

Hirzel Carey De Lisle, 1836-1911

This booklet, which has been very kindly donated to us by the author, Philip Walters, relates the history of the first vicar of Galleywood, the Reverend Hirzel Carey De Lisle. The author is a Londoner. He was able to indulge his love of history when in 1998 he and his wife moved from the busy metropolis to the village of Galleywood, south of Chelmsford, just at the time the Galleywood Historical…

Lovell family papers

The Library recently received a superb donation of family and business papers, photographs and newspapers from the Lovell family of Guernsey, a fine addition to our steadily accumulating collection of old Guernsey family business documentation. This extremely varied material, featuring early and occupation newspapers, commemorative programmes, magazines and ephemera as well as some fascinating…

Gaudion genealogy collection

The Library was very grateful to receive a large collection of genealogical research into the Gaudion family, from Nick Gaudion of Guernsey. Much of the material concerns the Gaudions of Alderney, but also includes 58 numbers of the newsletter of the International Association of Gaudions, Parentèle , with translation,spanning 1986-1999, which have now been bound and can be read in the Library, a…

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