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Ryan family page

This Irish family arrived in Jersey at the start of the 19th century


Johanna Ryan (1864- ) d of Laurence and Ellen Moore, m John Maxwell Young

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Origins of surname

Ryan has its origins in Ireland, probably derived from rian, an old Irish word for water.

Early records

The first record of the name in Jersey is the baptism of James, son of Daniel Ryan and Mary Corbet in St Helier in 1800. The following year George, the son of Thomas and Sarah Rylance, was baptised inm the same parish.


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Ryan 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

  • Alfred Ryan, 32 Belmont Road, St Helier - 1 December 1943, D/Y/A/111
  • Ellen Ryan, 13 Cannon Street, St Helier bequeaths to the Mission and Roman Catholic Church of St Peter the annual interest accruing from £50 for masses for the repose of her soul and that of others, and the interest accruing from £20 to be paid for upkeep of her tombstone in Almorah Cemetery; £10 for the benefit of the poor attending church; to The Little Sisters of the Poor £40 and all linen, clothes and household furniture Residue of estate to the Priest in charge of the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and St Peter, 1/2 to be applied for the funds of the Church and the other 1/2 for masses 7 July 1908 reduces the legacy to The Little Sisters of the Poor to £10 - 19 April 1920, D/Y/A/80
  • James Ryan - 15 November 1881, D/Y/A/42
  • Michael Ryan, 32 Belmont Road, St Helier, boarding-house proprietor - 12 April 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Michael Ryan, Honduras, Beach Road, St Luke - 9 February 1911, D/Y/A/70
  • Patrick Ryan, 4 Oxford Road, St Helier - 11 January 1922, D/Y/A/82
  • Patrick Ryan, 84 Great Union Road, St Helier - 30 December 1936, D/Y/A/99
  • William Ryan, 40 Belmont Road, St Helier - 10 October 1945, D/Y/A/114

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