McJury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McJury family

The surname McJury was first found in Cambridgeshire at Hartley St George where the family were seated for a full 500 years. [1] They claim descent from Baldwin St. George, the Norman. Of note was Sir Richard St. George who was Clarenceux king of arms, the eighteenth direct descendant of Baldwin St. George. He had three sons. Henry, was Garter, king of arms and so were his four sons. Sir George was elevated to the peerage of Ireland as Lord St. George. Richard who went to Ireland in the beginning of the 17th century in the Royal Army was appointed governor of Castle Athlone. [1]

Important Dates for the McJury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McJury research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1401, 1534, 1616, 1627, 1659, 1677, 1669, 1550, 1635, 1581, 1644, 1645, 1615, 1703, 1686, 1703, 1625, 1715, 1172, 1550, 1635, 1640, 1713, 1695, 1657, 1726, 1658 and 1735 are included under the topic Early McJury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McJury Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: St.George, St George, Saint Geroge and others.

Early Notables of the McJury family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Richard St George (c1550-1635), of Wiltshire, an English officer of arms at the College of Arms; and his son, Henry St George (1581-1644), an English Officer of Arms, Garter...
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Migration of the McJury family to Ireland

Some of the McJury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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McJury migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McJury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Mcjury, British dairymaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Himalaya" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1867 [2]


  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
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