Origins of surname
The surname suggested someone living in a dale or valley, from the Scandinavian dalr.
The name first appears in Jersey church registers in the 1780s, but it is another 50 years later before a family becomes established.
- Dale baptisms in Jersey
- Dale marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Dale marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Dale burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Edwin John Dale (1882- ) , Private, Dorset Regiment, St Helier
- Sidney Harold Dale (1891-1961) Joiner RN, HMS Arrogant
These wills created by members of the Dale 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
- Dale : Bernard George , of 13, Poplar Avenue, Maufant, St Saviour - 17/Apr/1969 , 17/Apr/1969 , D/Y/B1/131/7
- Dale : Charles Hughes , of Barnfield, Andrews Hill, Dulverton, Somerset - 07/Feb/1963 , 02/May/1975 , D/Y/B1/222/10
- Dale : Dorothy May , widow of George Reginald Le Marchand, of Flat 2, 2, Norfolk Terrace, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - 17/Dec/1969 , 29/Dec/1975 , D/Y/B1/233/7
- Dale : Edwin John Reid , of 2, Kew Villas, Valley Road, St Helier - 25/Nov/1938 , 02/Feb/1956 , D/Y/B1/34/14
- Dale : Horace , of 2, Campbell Terrace, 85, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - 28/May/1940 , 19/Jun/1963 , D/Y/B1/74/60
- Dale : John , Chesterfield, Fauvic, Grouville - 28/Dec/1938 , 19/Apr/1939 , D/Y/A/104/100
- Dale : Mary Alexandra , nee Carrel, of Verona House, Grouville, widow - 01/Apr/1948 , 21/Apr/1948 , D/Y/A/119/78
- Dale : Sidney Harold , of 17, St Clement's Gardens, St Clement - 12/Jul/1952 , 28/Nov/1961 , D/Y/B1/66/58
- Edwin Dale: Photographer
Family photo gallery
In 1932, at the age of 15, Marcelle Dale was apprenticed to hairdresser Arthur Van Humbeeck, of 33 Queen Street, for three years. The arrangement cost her father Sydney Harold Dale a payment of £50 to Mr Humbeeck. With her wages set at 5s a week for the first 12 months, and 15s a week in the second year, this effectively meant that her father was paying them, and only if she continued in Mr Humbeeck's employment for a third year would it start to cost him money - £1 a week and commission at 1d in 1s on sales.
In return, Mr Humbeeck undertook 'to teach or cause to be taught to the said apprentice the trade and profession of Hairdresser and Manicurist, together with instructions in massage and hair treatment'. Marcelle undertook 'to render faithful service to the best of her ability, to be obedient and careful and to exercise tact and diplomacy in the execution of orders and instructions and in the keeping of professional secrets'. The addition of the word 'one' above the three-year term in the document suggests that it may have been terminated by mutual consent at the end of the first year
John Dale was in business at 13 Union Street as a 'leather currier' from about 1895 until World War 2. The premises were previously occupied by E Dale. We believe that this was Edwin Dale, a renowned photographer
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