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Origin of the Jolliffe surname

The origin of the Jolliffe name is not certain. All the Jolliffes in the UK almost certainly descend from one of William the Conqueror's knights, Guillaume Goulaffre. The surname reputedly means 'glutton' or 'greedy guts'!

Jolliffe migration to Australia

Thomas and Elizabeth Jolliffe emigrated to New South Wales on the Tartar in 1857 with most of their family, arriving in Sydney on 27 July. It is apparent that their three eldest daughters, Mary, Susannah and Elizabeth were married before this time because they did not accompany the family to New South Wales. Thomas' eldest son (John) was married too, but he and his wife, Selina, also emigrated.

The family settled at Dapto in the Illawarra district, on the coast south of Sydney. Thomas came from a long line of farmers and was well suited to farming in the Illawarra.

Jolliffe pedigree

Our Jolliffe ancestors include the following people. Click on any name to access a computer-generated page of information about that person and a list of the information sources.

Notable Jolliffe ancestors

Click on the name of any of the notable ancestors listed below to read a short biography that I have written about them.

Jolliffe family memorials

For centuries families have created memorials to honour their forebears, including headstones, church monuments, memorial cards, obituaries and much more. This website is, in a way, just another innovation in this regard. Each of the links below takes you to a memorial page that is dedicated to that particular deceased ancestor.

Jolliffe clan

The earliest known ancestor of our Jolliffe clan was James Jolliffe (1774). Here are his known descendants.

  • Legend:
  • Subject
  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse
James Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1774, d. 1853)
Anna Baker
(b. Abt 1780, d. Bef 1841)
Anne Jolliffe
(b. 1802)
John Jolliffe, 2
(b. 1804, d. 1804)
Thomas Jolliffe, 2
(b. 1810, d. 1867)
Elizabeth C. Shepherd
(b. 1810, d. 1894)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1830, d. Bef 1894)
John Jolliffe
(b. 1832, d. 1914)
Selina Plucknett
(b. Abt 1835)
Sarah E. Jolliffe
(b. 1858, d. 1925)
Mary A. Jolliffe
(b. 1859, d. 1937)
Frederick A. Jolliffe
(b. 1861, d. 1946)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1890, d. 1890)
Sydney R. Jolliffe
(b. 1891, d. 1928)
John T. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1865, d. 1932)
Henry W. Harris
(b. Abt 1863, d. 1949)
Unknown Harris
(d. Bef 1949)
Ernest H. Harris
(b. Abt 1891, d. Aft 1949)
William Harris
(b. Abt 1893, d. Aft 1949)
Daisy Harris
(b. Abt 1895, d. Aft 1949)
Oliver R. Harris
(b. Abt 1899, d. Aft 1949)
Russell R. Harris
(b. Abt 1906, d. Aft 1949)
Iris D. Harris
(b. Abt 1909, d. Aft 1949)
William J. Jolliffe
(b. 1869, d. 1946)
Robert Jolliffe
(b. 1871, d. 1951)
Selina A. Jolliffe
(b. 1873, d. 1949)
Isabella Jolliffe
(b. 1877, d. 1955)
Susannah Jolliffe
(b. 1835, d. 1912)
Sarah J. Plucknett
(b. Abt 1865)
Ellen E. Plucknett
(b. Abt 1867)
Mary J. Plucknett
(b. Abt 1869)
Sofina Plucknett
(b. Abt 1873)
William Wilson
(b. Abt 1872)
Violet Wilson
(b. Abt 1902)
Christina Plucknett
(b. Abt 1876)
James Jolliffe
(b. 1837, d. 1837)
Elizabeth Jolliffe
(b. 1838, d. Bef 1894)
Ellen Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1841, d. 1925)
Arthur Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1845, d. 1862)
Thomas Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1847, d. 1905)
James Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1849, d. 1936)
Ada E. Jolliffe
(b. 1875, d. Bef 1936)
Susannah Waples
(b. 1855, d. 1927)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1876)
Mabel S. Jolliffe
(b. 1877, d. 1964)
Herbert G. Jolliffe
(b. Aft 1880, d. Bef 1936)
James Jolliffe
(b. 1883, d. 1969)
Amy L. Gardner
(b. 1892, d. 1952)
Reginald A. Fleming
(b. 1908, d. 1984)
Johannes ("Matthijs") Willemsen
(b. Abt 1917, d. 1945)
Jacques Pelissot
(b. Abt 1915, d. 1984)
Merle Jolliffe
(b. 1911, d. 2014)
Isobel Jolliffe
(b. 1913, d. 2011)
Fred Carmen
(b. 1907, d. Abt 1991)
Wilfred J. Jolliffe
(b. 1915, d. Abt 1992)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Brian A. Jolliffe
(b. 1924, d. 2013)
James Quirk
(b. Abt 1878, d. 1940)
Arthur Jolliffe
(b. 1887, d. 1952)
David T. Jolliffe
(b. 1889, d. Bef 1936)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1890)
Amelia Jolliffe
(b. 1892, d. 1962)
Frank McGrath
(b. Abt 1870, d. 1964)
Elizabeth Jolliffe
(b. 1896, d. 1896)
Sarah Jolliffe
(b. 1851, d. 1916)
George W. Jolliffe
(b. 1878, d. 1951)
Edith E. Jolliffe
(b. 1880, d. 1881)
Alice M. Jolliffe
(b. 1881, d. 1885)
Albert V. Jolliffe
(b. 1885, d. 1967)
Stanley R. Jolliffe
(b. 1888, d. 1943)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1816, d. 1816)
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