Foard family page
The 1827 St Helier baptism record of George Henry Apps Foard
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Origins of surname
A variant of Ford, this name was given to someone who lived near a shallow part of a river where people and animals could cross.
The first Foards on record in Jersey are Richard Apps Foard and Mary Cox, whose son George Henry was baptised in St Helier in 1827- )
- Ford, shown as a separate family
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Foard 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
- Elvina Foard of West Park Villa, St Aubin's Road - 21 April 1928, D/Y/A/88
- Mary-Ann Foard of Havre des Pas, St Helier, widow of William Chappell, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier £1 - 1 May 1900, D/Y/A/59
Reynolds's Newspaper - London
17 November 1872
"At the Jersey Police Court, on Monday, Eber Kaines Foard, keeper of the Vauxhall Casino, St Helier, was charged before Mr Gibaut, the stipendiary magistrate, with committing a violent assault on his wife, breaking one of her jaws by the violence of his treatment. It appeared from the evidence of his wife and other witnesses that the defendant had for a long time ill-used his wife, and on her interfering one day last week to protect a prostitute whom he was turning out of the house, at the same time using great violence on her, he flew upon the complainant, knocked her down, and when she was in that position kicked her and struck her with such violence as to break her jaw in two places, rendering an operation necessary. The Magistrate committed the prisoner to trial."