Battam

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Marie Battam, nee Le Prevost (1829-1915)


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Battam family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Battam, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origin of surname

We have been unable to find any information specifically relating to the derivation of Battam, but Battams is a much more common English name, of Anglo-Saxon origin, and denoting someone living in a dell, hollow or broad valley, deriving from the old English "bothm, botm". In some instances the name may also be specifically locational from any of the various places in the north of England named with the above word, for example, Bottom (o'the Moor), Lancashire; and Bottoms in South Nottinghamshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Early records

The earliest Battam records are the burial of Mathieu, a soldier, in 1667, and the baptisms of William and Richard, sons of William and Catherine Yong (Jong?) in 1689 and 1691 respectively, but this line appears to have died out. Richard was buried in the same year that he was born. William and Catherine were married in St Clement in 1687.

It is believed that brothers William and John Battam moved from Kent to Jersey where they married Blampied sisters (see tree below). Some sources show their father John born in St Clement, and his father John dying in Jersey, but there are no church records to support this.

Variations

  • Battam
  • Battams

Family records

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Battam family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Battam : Christine Lydia Amelia , widow of Herbert Coombs, of Sandybrook Hospital, St Peter - 07/May/1970 , 07/May/1970 , D/Y/B1/145/10
  • Battam : Georgina Mary , widow of Frederick Richard Crumpton, of St Helier House, St Helier and formerly of Casa-Loma, Langley Avenue, St Saviour - 07/May/1959 , 09/Feb/1971 , D/Y/B1/155/26
  • Battam : Harold William , of 6, Cottage, 24, Seaton Place, St Helier - 22/Jul/1971 , 31/Dec/1971 , D/Y/B1/168/41
  • Battam : Jane , of St Clement - 12/Feb/1868 , 14/Mar/1868 , D/Y/A/34/22
  • Battam : Marie , nee Disquet, widow of Francis Philip Charles Bertram, of Zephyr Cottage, Dicq Road - 23/Jun/1947 , 06/Jul/1956 , D/Y/B1/36/31


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Burial records

Family album

A Battam family group in Jersey in 1914
The Battam family, probably in about 1918. John William Battam, his mother Amelia, his second wife, Lydia Lucinda, nee Stone, and children John William, Christine Lydia Amelia, Georgina May, Harold William, Edith May, Albert Edward, Alfred Francis and Clarence Noel. In uniform in the back row are Harold and John William. Harold was awarded the Military Medal at the age of 18, having lied about his age to join up two years earlier


By an extraordinary coincidence, the same week that the family picture above was sent to us by a Battam descendant, the postcard below was spotted on an online auction site. Our suspicion that it was sent by Harold Battam MM was confirmed by a handwriting comparison. Written perhaps to his former teacher, the card shows the theatre at Le Havre, which has been crudely scribbled over in an attempt to disguise the location and comply with wartime censorship requirements.

Unfortunately the card bears no postmark - just the censor's stamp - so it is impossible to know whether it was sent before or after the act of heroism which led to Harold being awarded the Military Medal. We suspect, however, that it was sent in 1915 when he must have passed through Le Havre with his regiment, on the way to the front

Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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