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Rimington family page

The Rimington family in Jersey came to the island from Leeds


Constance Rimington, nee Smith, in 1905

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Origins of surname

This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving form the place called 'Rimington' near Gisburn in West Yorkshire. The place name is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Renitone', in the 'Yorkshire Charters' of 1182 as 'Rimingtona', and in the Yorkshire Fines Court Rolls of 1244 as 'Rymmigton'. The name means 'settlement on the boundary stream', derived from the old name of the stream or brook on which 'Rimington' stands, the Old English 'Riming', boundary stream, from 'rima', rim, border, bank, with 'tun', settlement, village, enclosure.

Early records

As far as is known, there have been only been four or five Rimingtons in Jersey, but as three were grandfather, mother and aunt of Jerripedia editor Mike Bisson, he has decided that they should be included in our family section - and why not?

Jimmy Rimington, the son of a Leeds publican, came to Jersey in the early years of the 20th century and married Constance Annie Smith, daughter of a Lancashire family not long established in the island. They had two daughters.

In 1896 Violet Rimington Abernethy, the daughter of William James Abernethy and Lucy Ellen Rimington, was baptised at the Town Church and one of the godparents was Percy William Rimington, but this family appears to have had no connections with Jimmy Rimington. There are no Rimingtons in the island today.


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  • Rimmington
  • Remington

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

  • Jimmy Rimington (1882-1953) (Leeds) son of John and Mary Padgett, husband of Constance Annie (see picture at top of page), proprietor of King Street fruit and veg shop, grandfather of Jerripedia founder Mike Bisson, Private, RJGB


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Rimington 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

  • Frederick Rimington, Delmar, Beaumont, St Lawrence - 11 September 1937, D/Y/A/101
  • Florence Rimington, née Eveleigh, of Fort D'Auvergne Hotel, Havre des Pas - 25 August 1948, D/Y/A/120
  • Annie Riminton, Craig Tara, St Clement - 26 September 1938, D/Y/A/103
  • Walter Rimmington of 5 Brookfield Mansions, Highgate, Middlesex - 6 July 1945, D/Y/A/113

Family properties

Family businesses

An advertising card for Jimmy and Constance Rimington's business at 13 King Street

Family album

A postcard sent to Jimmy Rimington in 1905, before he moved into the rebuilt No 4 King Street, which was home to him and his wife after their marriage in 1908. Annie and Florrie mentioned on the card were Jimmy's older sisters
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