George Davey bought 7 New Street

On the 22nd July 1922, at the age of 37,  my great grandfather George Perchard Davey appeared before the court and signed the deeds to a new house: 7 New Street, James Place, Jersey, Channel Islands.

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The deed tells us so much:

  • who George is – son of Isaac William
  • who the house was bought/leased from – Mr. Arthur Schofield
  • exterior details – gables, facades and walls
  • the surrounding area – ‘…right to the well which is situated in the said street…’ ‘…by the East the school known as St. James’s Girls School…’

If only it was written in plain English because legal talk can be quite hard to understand (for me anyway). here is a little information about the costs:

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My grandfather Kenneth was born at this address. By 1940, George has moved and is living in Dorset Street.

I’m not too sure the house still exists. although the street is still there as you can see in the photo below.

screenshot from Google mpas
screenshot from Google maps

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