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Moody family page

This family has been in Jersey since the early years of the 19th century


Elizabeth Moody married soldier Joseph Gryson in St Helier in 1804

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Origins of surname

The surname comes from the old English modig = brave, proud - referring to someone particularly courageous, arrogant or foolhardy

Early records

The first appearance of the name in Jersey church records was the wedding of William to Elizabeth Bazley in St Helier in 1803. They do not appear to have had children in Jersey and the first family to become established was that of William Linn Paul Moody, of Guernsey, and Hannah Wickham of Gloucester, who were married in St Helier in 1833.


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Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Moody family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Thomas Moody, 22 New St Johns Road, St Helier - 23 October 1925, D/Y/A/98

Family gravestones

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