Duval/Du Val burial records 1820-1978

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Duval/Du Val 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
109a Christine Josephine Marie Duval née Heuze 1972 Pitcher and Le Quesne
3294 Elizabeth Duval 1852 Picot
5582 Elizabeth Duval Blampied 1857 Picot
6679 Francois Auguste Duval 1859 Picot
185a Henry Francois Duval 1964 Le Quesne
90 15514 Jeanne Marie Louise Duval Cherdonnet 1933 Croad
5107 John Francis Duval 1856 Picot
4634 Léonie Célenie Duval Lefebvre 1855 Picot
257b Marie Philomene Desire Duval Pennec 1948 Le Quesne
12473 Pierre Joseph Duval 1870 Picot
13168 Pierre Victor Duval 1872 Picot
3056 Sophia Duval Taylor 1891 Croad
9782 Victorine Duval 1865 Picot
213b Ada Jane Du Val Perchard 1922 Le Quesne
11658 Aline Sophie du Val Twin of 11681 1868 Picot
297a Annie Du Val Le Riche 1944 Le Quesne
11701 Auguste Sophie du Val Fryers 1919 Croad
218b Denis John Edward Du Val 1942 Le Quesne
11454 Dominique Pierre du Val 1868 Picot
2481 Elizabeth Du Val De Gruchy 1850 Picot
327b Ellen Du Val 1945 Le Quesne
135a Elsie May du Val 1961 Le Quesne
108a Emily Sophia du Val Blampied 1962 Pitcher
22079 Eva Jane du Val Badier Nutt 1958 Croad
14642 Fani Noémie du Val Capillery 1929 Croad
13698 François du Val 1874 Picot
13625 Frédéric du Val 1926 Croad
6660 George du Val 1903 Croad
452 16903 George Amos Philip du Val 1937 Croad
14134 Georgina du Val Henry 1928 Croad
50a Gertrude Victoria Du Val Perry 1955 Le Quesne
11681 Heloise Maria du Val Twin of 11658 1868 Picot
12931 Jane du Val de La Perrelle 1871 Picot
169 111 Jean du Val 1875 Croad
8634 John Du Val 1909 Croad
11823 Joshua du Val 1920 Croad
235a Louisa Jane Du Val Fiott 1943 Le Quesne
8038 Marguerite du Val Lane 1907 Croad
639 Marie Anne du Val Hue 1848 Picot
54b Mary Ann Du Val Jehan 1946 Le Quesne
Mr Du Val 07/11/1828 Sinatt
260A Nellie Kate du Val Crowhurst 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
19613 Pierre du Val 1948 Croad
233b Ronald Eugene Du Val 1943 Le Quesne
245A Stanley John du Val 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
338 Walter Francis du Val 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
17479 William John du Val 1939 Croad
307b Winter Francis Du Val 1954 Le Quesne
17545 Grosvenor de Jacobi du Vallon 1939 Croad
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