Bond burial records 1820-1978

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Bond burial records
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The records of Jersey's seven major undertakers from 1820 to the late 1970s are held by Jersey Archive and have been digitised and indexed by archive staff and volunteers. We previously provided family page listings of the records of Croad's, a single business, but have now combined all the records into a single new index and are progressively updating the lists in our family pages. The full records are available to subscribers to the Archive's online service. The entries within the volumes give vital family history information such as the name and age of the person buried, their immediate relations, the place and date of death, as well as place of burial - cemetery, location of grave and even the coffin's depth. Some records also give details of the deceased's occupation or public positions held.

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The first records, from 1867, in the Croad Livre de Remarques


The books can be viewed on line or downloaded. Each set for each undertaker has an index which subscribers can view online or download.

It can be a lengthy process searching for records because there are separate indexes for each funeral director and most do not give a date of burial. This means that several volumes may have to be accessed when searching for details of an ancestor's burial. Although the Archive website has a search facility which allows a search for individual names, the results can include all manner of other records in their catalogue and, unless the exact spelling of a name is known, the required record will not be found.

Jerripedia has not only created a full A-Z index for all 66,000-plus records, with the year of burial included for the benefit of our users who have an Archive subscription, but we are adding indexes of records, such as this one, for individual families included in our 1,200-plus family pages, which include all the island's most important families.

This link is to the Archive website page containing links to the seven sets of records. The page will open for everybody but only subscribers will be able to view the records

Some records use page numbers and sequential record numbering. Most of the Archive indexes do not include dates. All our indexes and lists give dates, and having identified the undertaker and date of funeral from this listing you can then easily find the volume containing the record.

The Archive indexes contain some very unusual spellings for common Jersey surnames. We are cross-checking these with the images of the undertaker's books and finding that most are errors of transcription, which can be corrected for our index, although the process of checking against the books is very time-consuming. Some of the handwriting in the books is very difficult to read, and there may also be errors in the entries. We are correcting names when we are entirely satisfied that a common surname has been wrongly entered or transcribed. Variations of common names which may be correct are included at the end of family name indexes, and have been left in the full A-Z indexes.

Our advice is the same as it is with any other set of records included in Jerripedia. If you don't find an ancestor where you expect to, look for variations in spelling and, perhaps for names with or without prefixes, such as Le, La, L', de and du. Variations may appear next to records for names spelt in the standard form; they may also be some way out of sequence.

Please note that the work of updating all our family page burial lists to include all funeral directors is not yet complete, and some pages still link to an incomplete listing for a single business. Note also that there were other undertakers in business over the years whose records are not included in this collection. For families with a significant number of records we have created a separate page, but when there are only a few records the link may be to an A-Z index page, and you will need to scroll through the alphabetical listing to find the family you are interested in.

  • Burial records: Our main index to undertakers' registers, cemetery records and gravestone images
Page number Record number Forenames Surname Maiden name Previous
married name
Associated names Notes Year
of burial
Funeral director
71 Augustine Caroline Desirée Bond Fossey 1926 Sinatt
4445 Bathsheba Bond Allen 1854 Picot
317 - 318 107 Benjamin Bond 10/10/1876 Sinatt
483 Bertie Bond 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
753 Betsey Bond Esnouf 1849 Picot
451 Catherine Bond 23/03/1853 Sinatt
1099 Charles Herbert Bond 1884 Croad
141b Dennis Royston Bond 1970 Le Quesne
101b Donald John Bond 1963 Le Quesne
13107 Edgar Bond 1924 Croad
13671 Eliza Jane Bond Gallie 1926 Croad
12325 Elizabeth Weymouth Hurrell Bond Williams 1870 Picot
22191 Ellen Louise Bond 1959 Croad
2304 Female infant Bond Stillborn daughter of Richard and Bathsheba Allen 1849 Picot
13132 Frederick Augustus Bond 1872 Picot
21766 Herbert Cecil Bond 1957 Croad
254 Horatio George Bond 30/10/1858 Sinatt
20409 James Anderson Bond 1951 Croad
64a,64b 114 John Bond 1880 Sinatt
2217 John Bond 1849 Picot
2579 John Bond 1850 Picot
9a John George Bond 1960 Le Quesne
17184 Lester Bond 1938 Croad
1107 Lilian Louisa Bond 1884 Croad
916 Lionel Charles Bond 1883 Croad
3 Louisa Bond 1913 Sinatt
10058 Lucy Bond Leatt 1866 Picot
16246 Margaret Kathleen Bond 1935 Croad
477&478 Mary Bond Stansbury 18/07/1893 Sinatt
5655 Mary Eliza Bond 1857 Picot
17448 Mildred Rose Bond 1939 Croad
3725 Samuel Bond 1893 Croad
18 Samuel Bond 08/03/1848 Sinatt
3470 Sarah Bond 1852 Picot
45 Wensly James Hodson Bond 1913 Sinatt
277a Henry Robert Bondis 1954 Le Quesne
492 17058 Marie Louise Bondis Guinard 1938 Croad
98a Paul Henri Bondis 1960 Le Quesne
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