We are starting to publish in this page information about archival resources and heritage sites available to explore the Hispanic-Anglosphere from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries.

The Hispanic-Anglosphere at Tyntesfield

Posted by: Susan Hayward

The National Trust Tyntesfield is full of  evidence of family links with the global Hispanic world. So much so that we have dedicated a full page to just give you an overview. Click HERE to learn more.

The Hispanic-Anglosphere in the island of Jersey

Posted by: Trude Foster

Jersey Archive holds a wealth of resources relating to the Hispanic-Anglosphere. Many relate to the themes of Exile and Migration and Trade and Investment. Shipping and shipbuilding have been the principal activities of this island nation until the 1860s, mainly on the back of the Atlantic cod trade. The first large scale commercial shipyard was built in 1815. Jersey was the 4th largest ship building area in the British Isles in the 19th century. The industry benefited from the Island’s tax-free status, being able to import timber more cheaply than competing British shipyards. From 1820 the Jersey economy was boosted by the first real inflow of immigrants, largely retired military offers, half pay officers and senior officials from both the British Isles and the global Hispanic world.

Lists of all records can be accessed via the catalogue of the Jersey Heritage website ; some have been digitalised and can be consulted fully online. The rest are available at the archive in St. Helier. Here are just a few examples:

Volume containing; List of Passports delivered to strangers, natives and British Residents of Jersey, 1831, lists of passports delivered under the signature of the Inspector of Strangers, 1827

Reference: D/S/L1/1

Date: 1827 – 1916

Letter from Lieutenant General George Don, Government House, to Major General Sir Albert Gladstone concerning a passport given to Mr Francis La Fere, Spanish Consul at St Malo

Reference: L/F/95/B/5

Date: May 2nd 1811

Accounts of financial assistance given to Spanish and Italian refugees living in Jersey by the British Government.

Reference: A/B/3

Date: 1828 – 1831

Copies of correspondence from agents in Alicante to Nicholas Fiott concerning cargos, prices and sales of goods

Reference: L/C/88/A/34

Date: November 12th 1771

Draft copy of a letter to Elizeé Tupper, Guernsey concerning the potential establishment of a trade house in Alicant[e]

Reference: L/C/88/A/56

Date: February 18th 1775

Letter from Mr Fiott, London to Charles Price, Cartagena concerning the conduct of Messers Guy Price Waite of Alicante and non payment of bills

Reference: L/C/88/B/11

Date: August 19th 1796


Aliens registration card of Ernestino [Ernestine] Regina Anido born on 04/11/1877 in Montevideo, Uraguay [Uruguay], South America Nationality: Uruguayan

Reference: D/S/B1/46

Date: July 31st 1918

2 copies, one in Spanish, one in English of the Will and Testament of George Perchard. Dated 30/07/1860. Bequeaths to Philip Perchard 2/3 of his property including; a country establishment between the outlet of the brook Molle, by the hill of Miguelete and the sources of the river Sarandi, dept of Colonia, Oriental State, and Piedras Blanca, dept of Colonia, Oriental State, and land between the rivers of Las Vacas and Vivoras, dept of Colonia, Oriental State, and to the hospital Caridad, Montevideo, 1/4 of the remaining third.

Reference: D/Y/A/30/140

Date: December 6th 1861

Statement of Philip Matthews made before one of the Magistrates of the Royal Court concerning his pressing into service on the Navy ship Derwent whilst returning from Montevideo to Jersey

Reference: L/C/117/A/10

Letter from Enriqueta Janvrin, Montevideo, to her ‘dear and respected mother’, concerning family news of the murder of her brother in law, Doctor Florencio Vanela, editor of the Commercio del Plata newspaper and the subsequent troubles of the family with the paper

Reference: L/C/68/D3/2

Date: March 30th 1851

Letter from Jean Fauvel, Malaga, Spain to his Uncle, Thomas Bandinel, Merchant in Southampton

Reference: L/C/65/C3/18

Date: April 10th 1735