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Janet Mabel Whitley (who married Charles William Noel) and her brother, Raymond Whitley

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Origin of Surname

The name is derived from any of the places called Whitley in Berkshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, or from Whitleigh in Devon. All are ancient places, deriving their name from "the white wood or glade", from the Olde English "hwit" and "leah". Early examples of the surname include Richard de Witelay (1190, Yorkshire); Hilda de Whitelai (1200, Notinghamshire); and Henry de Hwittele (1221, Warwickshire). The first recorded bearer of the family name is William de Witteleia, in the Chartulary of Staffordshire in 1125.

This family arrived in Jersey in April 1651 when John Charles Whiteley, one of Cromwell's soldiers, joined the Mont Orgueil Castle garrison. He settled in St Martin, where he married a girl from the parish, and remained a soldier until he died in 1674. He may have changed his name to Jean to fit in with common usage in Jersey at the time.


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