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Gillam family page


Christine Amy Gillam (1910-2008), born in Jersey the daughter of Stanley Taylor Gillam and Amy, nee Penny

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Origins of surname

This name, first found in English records in the 13th century, is derived from the personal name William, or Guillaume, the French equivalent.

Early records

The family first appeared in Jersey records towards the end of the 18th century.


  • Gillam
  • Gilham
  • Gillham

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Great War service

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Gilham/Gillam 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

  • Mary Gilham of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £1, and to Captain David Mauger the pictures called the 'Aelian Bridge' and the 'Castle of St Angelo' 1 August 1825 - D/Y/A/20
  • Theodore Gillam, Rockvale Farm, Millbrook, St Lawrence - 30 July 1938, D/Y/A/103
  • William Gillam, 47 New Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Clara Ebdon 47 New Street - 19 February 1943, D/Y/A/110

Family album

Stanley Taylor Gillam is in this photograph of the contingent of the Royal Jersey Militia which represented the island at the Coronation of George V in 1911. He joined the Army at the oubreak of the Great War and was severely wounded. After spending some time at home recuperating he returned to the front and was present at the first air raid on Boulogne, before being invalided out. He suffered continuing ill health and died at the age of 53 in 1936

Family gravestones

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