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Early Origins of the McJury family

The surname McJury was first found in St. Goerge, near St. Lo, in the Cotentin, Normandy. Some of the first records of the family include: Helias de St. George who occurs in Sussex in the time of Henry I. and Baldwin de St. George, at about the same date, who witnesses a charter of William Peverel of Dover. [1]

"The descendants of Baldwin St. George, the Norman, flourished in England for several centuries, and frequently represented the County of Cambridge in parliament. They were seated at Hartley St George, in that shire, full 500 years." [2]

"This place was for a long period in the possession of the St. Georges, who had their chief seat and a park here, and held the estate so early as the reign of Henry III. " [3]

Most of the family claim descent from the aforementioned Baldwin de St. George or Baldwin St. George, knight of the shire for Cambridge in 1381 who married the heiress or co-heiress of John d'Engayne, who brought him several manors in the county. Sir Richard Saint George, Clarencieux King of Arms was the first herald in this family of heralds,* and stated to be eighteenth in descent from the first Baldwin de St. George. He "had two younger sons who both settled in Ireland. One of them, Sir George, was grandfather to another Sir George, created Lord St. George in the peerage of Ireland in 1715. His title expired with him, but in 1763 was revived in favour of St. George Usher, who was the son of his only child, Mrs. Usher. The other brother Richard had a numerous posterity. From him descend the St. Georges of Parsonstown, the St. Georges of Wood Park, co. Armagh, the St. Georges of Woodside, Cheshire, the St.Georges of Camma Lodge in Roscommon, and the St. Georges of Woodsgift, who received a baronetcy in 1766." [1]

Richard St. George who went to Ireland in the beginning of the 17th century in the Royal Army was appointed governor of Castle Athlone. [2]

Early History of 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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Ireland 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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New Zealand 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 [4]

  1. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  2. Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook