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The Short family in 1918: Back row - Florence (1898- ), Harry (1892- ), Amelia (1881- ), Joseph (1891- ), Annie (1876- ), Ethel May (1888- ) and Amy (1894- ); Front row - Edwin (1900- ), Lucy (1872- ), George (1852- ), Eliza (1857- ), George (1878- ) and Christobel (1899- )

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Origins of surname

There are various possible derivations suggested for this name, but all indicate a man who was not tall.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey church records in 1733, then there was a gap of 50 years until the next baptism, and it was not until the early 19th century that a family became established.


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Father and sons

  • George Ackland Short (1852- ) (Gr) son of Joseph and Ann Elizabeth, husband of Eliza Rachel, Mercantile Marine
  • Edwin John Godfray Short (1900- ) (St Mt) son of above, Mercantile Marine
  • Joseph Henry William Short (1890- ) son of above, Mercantile Marine

  • Harold Henry Short (St H), Gunner RGA, no local records found
  • Henry Samuel Short (1885- ) Mercantile Marine, no local records found
  • William Arthur Short (1899- ) (St H) son of WIlliam and Theresa, Sapper RE


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Short 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

  • Jane Short of 34 Aquila Road, widow of Stephen Anthoine 5 November 1867 - 5 November 1867, D/Y/A/33
  • Mary Short of Exeter, Devon, now of Jersey, widow of William Preston - 21 July 1870, D/Y/A/35
  • Mary Short, wife of Alfred Abram Downer, St Helier, bequeaths to Alfred Abram Downer 33 Queen Street and 2 New Bath Street, St Helier - 14 April 1936, D/Y/A/98

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