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Cornish family page
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Although the surname is found in Jersey records at the start of the 17th century, it was more than 100 years before a family became established

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Jessie Cornish, nee Manning (1881-1969)


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Cornish family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Cornish, 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.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

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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Origins of surname

Unsurprisingly this name was originally given to a native of Cornwall, and is derived from the old English Cornisc, a compound of corn- from the Celtic kernow, meaning 'horn' or 'headland', plus the adjectival suffix -isc".

Early records

Although the name appears in Jersey church records as early as 1602 with the marriage in St Brelade of Robert Cornish and Elizabeth Chevalier of St Mary, it is ignored by the compiler of our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames. Robert, who is shown in the marriage record as coming from St Brelade, may perhaps have been an immigrant from England who settled in the parish. Robert and Elizabeth's daughter Susanne was baptised in the parish in 1603.

The Cornish families which became established in Jersey originated mainly in Somerset.

Variants

  • Cornish
  • Cornes

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

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Notable family members



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Great War service


Sons of Charles Henry and Mary Jane Keyho

Sons of James Hughes Cornish and Mary McDonald

  • James William Cornish (1886- ) (St H) Ordinary Seaman RNVR
  • Sydney Philip Cornish (1889- )(St H) Corporal, Australian Field Artillery, wounded


  • Albert William Cornish (1877-1914), born in Bideford, Devon, was killed in action on 19 September 1914, while serving with the 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Two of his three children were born in Jersey, his daughter Edna Irene only nine months before his death

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Cornish 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

  • Cornish : Charles , of Camberwell, co Surrey, now of St Aubin's Road, St Helier - 03/Mar/1846 , 06/Sep/1851 , D/Y/A/27/136
  • Cornish : George William , of The Firs, St Mary - 20/Jul/1953 , 28/Jan/1956 , D/Y/B1/34/12
  • Cornish : James Hughes , 12 Charles Street, St Helier - 19/Jun/1905 , 06/Feb/1948 , D/Y/A/119/22
  • Cornish : John Philip , St Clement - 04/Jul/1911 , 02/Sep/1911 , D/Y/A/70/83
  • Cornish : Mabel Mary , widow of Walter Thomas Pugsley, of No 32, Poonah Road, St Helier - 24/Oct/1958 , 03/Aug/1979 , D/Y/B1/304/35
  • Cornish : Madeleine May Mary , wife of Cyril John Liron, of 18, Coastlands, Greve d'Azette, St Clement - 14/Jan/1976 , 14/Apr/1976 , D/Y/B1/238/18
  • Cornish : Mary , nee McDonald, of 25, Grosvenor Street, St Helier - 13/Aug/1954 , 17/May/1955 , D/Y/B1/30/24
  • Cornish : Mary Jane , widow of Edward Joseph Durham, of 3, St Mary's Arsenal - 29/Nov/1949 , 28/Jul/1954 , D/Y/B1/25/53
  • Cornish : William King , of St Helier, gasfitter and bellhanger - 23/Apr/1887 , 09/Jul/1887 , D/Y/A/46/99


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Burial records


Family businesses

Cornish butchers was next to the Market Street entrance to the Central Market. It was owned by Alfred Thomas Cornish, the son of Charles Henry and Mary Jane, nee Keyho

Family album

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Sporting Cornish family

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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