Origins of surname
We have not been able to find any specific reference to the origin of this name, but it is doubtless a variant of Pelletier, and derived from the French pelle for skin, indicating a furrier or trader in animal hides. The name is closely associated with the commune of Arquenay, in the Mayenne department of France.
The first member of the family to arrive in Jersey was Huguenot refugee Gabriel Pellier. He died in Trinity in 1704. His son Daniel married Marguerite Richardson in Trinity on 29 October 1715.
- Pellier baptisms in Jersey
- Pellier marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Pellier marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Pellier burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Charles de Chanval Pellier (1873- ) (St H) son of William and Mary Margaret Hughes, OV, Captain, RAMC
These wills created by members of the Pellier 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
- Daniel Pellier of Trinity 21 January 1755 - D/Y/A/9
- Mary Pellier, Norfolk Lodge, Rouge Bouillon, widow of John de la Taste - 8 November 1915, D/Y/A/74
- Ethel Pellier, wife of the Rev Herbert William Quarrie, St Andrews Vicarage - 30 September 1935, D/Y/A/98
- Mont Pellier, Trinity
Emigrant to Canada
The picture of Amy Eliza Pellier in the box at the top of the page was added here in 2016, and has been in the website since 2012. In 2023 more pictures taken of Amy during her early childhood were posted to a Facebook group and we added them here.
Daughter of ship owner
Amy Eliza Pellier was born in 1869 in St Helier, the daughter of William Pellier and Mary Eliza, nee Hughes. Her father was a ship owner and general merchant and lived with his wife and five children at Roseville House, Roseville Street.
On 24 August 1897 Amy married Edward William Maples at the Town Church, St Helier. The service was conducted by the Rev W Maples, Vicar of St, John's, Mansfield, father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Very Rev George Orange Ballaine, Dean of Jersey.
Amy and Edward had one daughter, Nancy Amy, born in 1899. By 1911 the family had moved to England. They were living at St Bride's, Shortland, Kent, where Edward was listed as a barrister and secretary of education committee. Their home had 12 rooms. They had three servants, a parlourmaid, lady help, and kitchen maid.
In 1939 the family lived at Quarry House, Aylestone Hill, Hereford. Edward was retired.
Amy died in 1945, aged 76, and Edward died six years later. Their daughter Nancy never married nor had children. She died in Salisbury in 1988, aged 89.
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