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O'Brien family page


William O'Brien (1866-1942), born Jersey, with his wife Amelia, nee Smith, and daughters Effie and Irene May

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Origins of surname

This name originated with Brian Born, ancient High King of Ireland

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was in 1845, when Mary Ann, daughter of James O'Brien and Elizabeth Roberts, was baptised in St Helier. Church of England baptisms do not reveal any established family


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These wills created by members of the 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

  • Elizabeth O'Brien of Claremont House, St Helier, spinster, bequeaths to Ellen Jane O'Brien £500 to be spent for the benefit of the poor - 3 April 1868, D/Y/A/34
  • Alice O'Brien of St Helier, now of 10 Westmoreland Road, Bayswater, Middlesex, widow - 12 November 1892, D/Y/A/51
  • Winter O'Brien, 7 Green Street, St Helier - 22 January 1941, D/Y/A/107
  • Anne O'Brien, Brisbane Cottage, Beaumont, St Peter, widow of Michael O'Neil desires to be buried in the Roman Catholic portion of Almorah Cemetery - 11 January 1906, D/Y/A/65
  • Matthew O'Brien, Clerk, Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy of Woolwich, Kent 31 August 1855 - D/Y/A/28
  • Patrick O'Brien, Lieutenant on the retired list of the 12th Royal Veteran Battalion 13 February 1836 - D/Y/A/23
  • Emily O'Brien, widow 7 December 1855 - D/Y/A/28


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