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Rapsey family page


A delightful family portrait of Henry and Pansy Rapsey and their children

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

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Origins of surname

Although some sources for surname derivations attempt to link this family name to an English placename, they are forced to admit that there is no such place, nor are their any records of it having existed. Basically that means that they don’t know.

Early records

John Rapsey came to Jersey from Somerset and married Mary Ellis, of Plymouth, in St Helier in 1824. Over the same period that their nine children were being baptised, Thomas Rapsey and another Mary were building up a family of six.


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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Rapsey 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

  • Henry Rapsey of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 5s - 12 July 1893, D/Y/A/52

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