File relating to Community Facilities, Library, includes; a map of Gorey Village showing possible locations for a branch library, copies of committee acts relating to various sites considered for a new library, correspondence relating to various aspects of Library development including space requirements for a new library, sites considered including in Dumaresq Street and Halkett Place, a possible branch library in Gorey Village and Field 77 in Gorey Village and a report on the States Library Service, Autumn 1988.

Reference: D/W/F1/1/10/01

Date: May 14th 1965 - December 28th 1988

Testament of David Craik Guthrie, Chenolles, St John. Dated 9 July 1941. Bequeaths to the Société Jersiaise a collection of microscope slides and books of Diatomacea, a Smith & Beck microscope and a Lütz microscope. Bequeaths all books to the Jersey Public Library execept: book of drawings, insects and dissections, The Oxford Book of English Verse, Benthams Flora, Schillers Works, Don Quixote in Spanish and the Golden Treasury Series to Juda Harris; to Olive Vaudin The Family Encyclopedia of Medicine; to Beryl Vaudin the Guthrie Famil Shakespeare.

Reference: D/Y/A/108/53

Date: July 18th 1941 - July 18th 1941

Copy dated 8 September 1945 from the Principal Registry of the Testament of John Sydney Crill, Samares, Major, Royal Jersey Militia. Dated 28 June 1944. Bequeaths all his books on military subjects to the Jersey Public Library; the collection to be known as the Crill Bequest.

Reference: D/Y/A/114/186

Date: December 21st 1945 - December 21st 1945

Testament of Mabel Julia Filleul, Fauvic, Grouville. Dated 8 May 1945. Bequeaths to the Little Sisters of the Poor of St Augustines House £300 and some belongings; to the Société Jersiaise the crayon portrait of her mother known as ''La Belle Anglaise''; £100 and some belongings to the Home for the Infirm & Aged Women, Regent Road, St Helier, £300 to Jersey Dispensary & Infirmary Inc; £50 to the Jersey Female Orphans Home, Grouville; £100 to the Jersey Eisteddford Committee for an annual prize for the girl who does the best piece of needlework; to the Parish of Grouville £250 to renovate the Little Church of St Peter, La Rocque; £100 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution; to the Public Library a Family Bible dated 1580 and an old contract dated 1615; to the Grouville and St Clement branches of the Jersey District Nursing Association Inc one half each of the rest and residue of her personal property. Codicil added 26 August 1947: leaves the Family Bible dated 1580 and contract dated 1615 to the Société Jersiaise and other belongings. To St Peters Church, La Rocque the other old bible.

Reference: D/Y/A/120/107

Date: December 22nd 1948 - December 22nd 1948

Testament of Durell Lerrier of St Helier. Dated 15/02/1872. Bequeaths to the Industrial School 300 francs in French rentes, to the Jersey Library 500 francs in French rentes, to Grouville Sunday School 100 francs in French rentes, to Victoria College 100 francs in French rentes, to purchase books for French lessons.

Reference: D/Y/A/39/37

Date: June 14th 1876 - June 14th 1876

Will and Testament of Edward Wilson Hoopner of Bengal, East Indies, now of Jersey. Dted: 11/06/1881. Residue of estate to be divided between the British and Foreign Unitarian Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, the Jersey Dispensary, the Jersey General Hospital, the Jersey Female Penitentiary, the Jersey Ragged School and to the Jersey Lunatic Asylum. Codicil added: 13/06/1881, bequeaths to the Public Library between 200 & 300 books, including 11 vols of the Encylcopaedia Brittanica.

Reference: D/Y/A/44/42

Date: July 9th 1884 - July 9th 1884

Testament of the Reverend Abraham Le Sueur of St Helier, now Rector of Grouville. Dated: 21/04/1895. Bequeaths to the Grouville Central School £150, to the Grouville Church Sunday School £50, to the Channel Islands Female Penitentiary £50, to the committee of the Public Library £150, to the trustees of La Rocque Chapel £300 to reconstruct the nave of Grouville Church

Reference: D/Y/A/45/1

Date: July 1st 1885 - July 1st 1885

Testament of Jane Touzel of d'Hautrée, Spinster. Dated 2/11/1889. Desires the family portraits and an oil painting of Mont Orgueil Castle by Young, bequeathed to the testators father by General Sir George Don, to remain in the family house at d'Hautrée. Bequeaths to the Jersey Public Library books left to her by the Rev.Philip Aubin.

Reference: D/Y/A/52/35

Date: April 11th 1893 - April 11th 1893

Will and Testament of Mary Ann Hayes of 39, Belmont Road, St Helier, spinster. Dated 07/05/1894. Bequeaths to the Jersey Public Library the Illustrated London News, bound and unbound volumes, to N C Gallichan an interleaved Bible, two volumes and Boothroyds Bible, 3 volumes.

Reference: D/Y/A/57/21

Date: February 21st 1898 - February 21st 1898

Testament of Francis Davis Moat, Prebenary of Trehaverock, St Endellion Church, Diocese of Truro, residing at La Retraite, Route de la Poudée, St Helier. Bequeaths to The Little Sisters of the Poor £25; to the Missionary Priests of St John the Evangelist, Oxford £100; to the Rector of St Endellion the revenues of his stall in St Endellion to be used for the upkeep of the Church; to the Constable and Procureurs du Bien Public of St Helier £100 for the upkeep of his mother's grave in Mont à l'Abbé cemetery; to the Public Library £50; to Yvonne Dame de Rozel two 18th century china scent bottles. Codicil added 17 September 1933.

Reference: D/Y/A/99/80

Date: September 5th 1936 - September 5th 1936

Will and Testament of Colin Gordon, son of William Francis, of Beau Desert, St Saviour. Bequeaths to Isabel Constance Adye, née Vickers, the contents of my house and garden except the items specifically bequeathed; to the Jersey Library, all his books; to Margaret Philpot, the large round Italian marble table in the drawing room, the large silver tray and silver biscuit box made by him, the two silver mounted cut glass vases, the piano, the pianola and the brown oak cabinet which contains the records; to Bernard Beasley, all tools in his workshop, a telescope and astronomy books and all photographic cameras. Dated 17/08/1951. Codicil Added 13/10/1951. [Includes two closed documents]

Reference: D/Y/B1/11/65

Date: November 15th 1951 - November 15th 1951

Will and Testament of John Bell, of Bonita, Beaumont, St Peter. Bequeaths to Greville Atkinson, a gold watch and £100; to Peter Lawrence, a diamond tie-pin and golden sleeve links; to the Jersey Public Library his library of German books. Dated 29/12/1948. [Includes two closed documents]

Reference: D/Y/B1/16/33

Date: November 18th 1952 - November 18th 1952

Will and Testament of Arthur Francis Le Pape, of The Priory, 2, Hampton Place, Parade Place, St Helier. Bequeaths to St Mary and St Peter's Church, the contents of the oratory or chapel and sacristy of The Priory aforesaid; to the States of Jersey, the contents of the flat above the chapel; to the Jersey Public Library, the books in the aforesaid flat. Dated 02/09/1952. [Includes five closed documents]

Reference: D/Y/B1/46/42

Date: February 5th 1958 - February 5th 1958

Correspondence relating to the Public Library, includes a petition relating to the preservation of 5, Library Place

Reference: D/Z1/A285/13/1

Date: 1971 - 1972

Bail à fin d'héritage between François Jeune, Rector of St Helier, Pierre Perrot, Constable of St Helier, Jean Aubin, Josué Le Bailly procureurs du Bien public and Philippe Mourant and Charles William Quesnel, surveillans of the parish of the first party and François Godfray son of Hugh, of the second party. Records the lease in perpetuity from 1 to 2 of the old rectory of St Helier bordered on the south by the old cemetery, on the north by the Public Library and Library Place, and on the east by Church Lane in the Fief de Meleches, St Helier for the sum of 124 quartiers of wheat of rente.

Reference: G/C/03/G/7

Date: November 8th 1839 - November 8th 1839

Photograph of the Presentation of children's religious books by local group to the Jersey Library, in 1991(?). In the group of people are Reverend William Hall, Reverend Barry Giles (Vice-Dean and rector of St Peter), Ian Sutherland, Caroline Easterbrook, and Helen Barette. Photograph taken at the Public Library at Halkett Place.

Reference: G/C/03/P/69

Date: 1991 - 1991

Copy from the Ecclesiastical Court of the Testament of Reverend Abraham Le Sueur, Rector of Grouville. Dated 21/04/1885. Bequeaths to Grouville Central School, £150, to Grouville Church Sunday Schools, £50, to the Channel Islands Female Penitentiary, £50, to the Committee of the Public Library, £150, to the trustees of La Rocque Chapel, £300 to be applied to the reconstruction of the nave of the Parish Church of Grouville, if this has not taken place after 10 years the money to go towards the endowment fund of St Peter La Rocque Chapel

Reference: G/C/06/N/3

Date: July 1st 1885 - July 1st 1885

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