Origins of surname
Although not listed in any of our regular sources, we believe that it is most likely that this name originates with a resident of Le Hommet-d'Arthenay, a commune in the Manche department of Normandy
Jean Baptiste D'Arthenay and Marthe Hubert were married in St Martin in 1732. The groom was shown as coming from St Saviour, but was probably a native of France. The couple had no children.
Michel d'Arthenay and Susanne du Hamel, whose marriage was not recorded in Jersey, had five children baptised in St Helier from 1728 to 1739.
- D'Arthenay baptisms in Jersey
- D'Arthenay marriages in Jersey (groom)
- D'Arthenay marriages in Jersey (bride)
- D'Arthenay burials in Jersey
Great War service
Sons of Adolphus Emile and Marie of St Helier
- Adolphus Isidore Darthenay (1891-1914) Able Seaman RN, HMS Bulwark, killed in action
- Philip John Darthenay (1893- ) (St C) Sergeant, Dorsetshire Regiment.
Adolphe and Philip were two of three children of Adolphus and Marie. Philip was employed as a stationer's porter in 1911 and lived in St Helier with his parents. At the start of the war he joined the 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment and served in Asia, and elsewhere. In the 1930s he and his wife Alberta were licensees of The White Hart Hotel in Dorchester. Alberta Louise died in 1933, aged 40. In 1942 Philip married Eva Sophia Taylor, of Upton, Poole.
These wills created by members of the d'Arthenay 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
- d'Arthenay : John James Moisson Asplet , Victoria Villa, Great Union Road, St Helier 22/11/1935 Bequeaths to the Trustees of First Tower Wesleyan Chapel £800 + £100 for prizes for the children attending the Chapel; to The Jersey Blind Society £100; to The Home for Infirm and Aged Women £100 - Unknown date , 23/Jan/1936 , D/Y/A/98/65
- d'Arthenay : Philippe Jean , of St Helier 02/04/1896 Bequeaths to the Societe Jersiaise £5, to St Paul's Church £250 and to the Jersey General Dispensary £500 - Unknown date , 22/Sep/1896 , D/Y/A/55/80
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