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Hibbs family page


James Bower Hibbs, born in Guernsey in 1859, was living in Jersey by the age of 12. He is pictured in 1909 in his uniform as a driver in Jersey's Fire Brigade. He married Rebecca Amelia Hepburn in St Helier in 1879 and they had seven children

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Origins of surname

This name is a diminuitive of Hibbert, from the Norman Hildebert, hild = battle, berht = famous.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey church records in 1828, but it was not until the 1850s that the first family, that of Thomas Hibbs and Mary Ann Bowers, became established.


  • Hibbs
  • Ibbs
  • Ibbotson (son of Hibbs)

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Hibbs 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

  • Hibbs : Bernard , Bel Vista, 4, Elizabeth Place, St Helier - 13/Oct/1956 , 05/Oct/1970 , D/Y/B1/150/29
  • Hibbs : Charles Henry , of 1, Haig Homes, Princess Elizabeth Place, Greve d'Azette, St Clement and formerly of Northfields, Byron Lane, St Helier - 22/Jan/1957 , 02/Aug/1972 , D/Y/B1/178/23
  • Hibbs : Clarice Victoria , widow of Cyril Godfray Le Lievre and wife of William Henry McDowell, of Sharnbrook, Mont a L'Abbe, St Helier - 05/Feb/1971 , 31/Aug/1977 , D/Y/B1/265/5
  • Hibbs : Ethelind , widow of Clarence John de la Mare, of 11, Grouville Park, Grouville - 25/Nov/1970 , 08/Dec/1972 , D/Y/B1/183/50
  • Hibbs : Herbert Bower , son of James, of St Helier Bequeaths to his wife Florence Harriet Dundas Hibbs, nee Binet, the property known as 4, formerly 10, St Mark's Road, St Helier - 27/Sep/1930 , 28/Nov/1955 , D/Y/B1/33/8
  • Hibbs : James , St Helier - 13/Sep/1921 , 19/Jul/1922 , D/Y/A/82/93
  • Hibbs : James Hepburn , of Springbank, Vallee des Vaux, St Helier and formerly of Millbrook House, St Lawrence - 28/Apr/1941 , 21/Jul/1969 , D/Y/B1/134/41
  • Hibbs : Sarah , St Helier, widow of Albert Henry Pitman - 30/Jul/1915 , 07/Jan/1919 , D/Y/A/79/2
  • Hibbs : Thomas , of Gloucester Street, St Helier - 21/Jan/1889 , 28/Jun/1892 , D/Y/A/51/64
  • Hibbs : William Henry James , of No 32, Seafield Avenue, Millbrook, St Helier - 05/Dec/1964 , 05/Apr/1979 , D/Y/B1/297/30

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Family graves

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