Hansford burial records 1820-1978

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Hansford 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
9182 Ada Florence Hansford Infant 1864 Picot
40 Alice Hansford Le Monnier 1928 Sinatt
2054 Amy Hansford Counter 1887 Croad
Ann Elizabeth Hansford Rosery 23/04/1948 Conery
3450 Arthur Henry Hansford 1892 Croad
5251 Arthur Henry Hansford 1898 Croad
12447 Caroline Hansford White 1922 Croad
275,276 Charlotte Maria Hansford 1920 Sinatt
422 Child Hansford 27/10/1852 Sinatt
11573 Edwin Hansford 1868 Picot
262a, 262b 93 Elizabeth Hansford 1903 Sinatt
101 114 Elizabeth Hansford 1904 Sinatt
244 9 Elizabeth Hansford Crane Stebbing 1878 Croad
4310 Elsie Maud Hansford 1895 Croad
22317 Elsie Maud Hansford Ching 1959 Croad
12700 Elvina Maria Hansford White 1923 Croad
105 female child Hansford 31/01/1856 Sinatt
181a Francis George Hansford 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
12414 Fred Edward Hansford 1922 Croad
19532 Frederick Clarence Hansford 1948 Croad
18927 Frederick Edward Hansford 1945 Croad
5966 Frederick John Robert Hansford 1858 Picot
200b George Hansford 1956 Le Quesne
6914 Hannah Hansford Pike Davidson 1904 Croad
163b Henry John Hansford 1970 Le Quesne
Infant Hansford 29.01.1957 Conery
1241 James Hansford 1885 Croad
14308 James George Hansford 1928 Croad
21094 Jane Mary Hansford Fromager 1954 Croad
17204 Janet Edith Hansford 1938 Croad
14444 John Hansford 1929 Croad
543 John James Hansford 11/02/1864 Sinatt
15915 Lilian Maud Marion Hansford 1934 Croad
441 73 Lillian Maud Hansford infant 1872 Sinatt
77a Louisa Hansford Main 1966 Le Quesne
392 89 Madeline Julia Hansford 1871 Sinatt
13846 Mark Frederick Hansford 1874 Picot
460 Mary Hansford Richards 1881 Croad
9947 Mary Hansford Le Long 1914 Croad
234a May Ellen Alexandra Hansford Shepherd Vautier 1959 Le Quesne
Nigel Hansford 06/11/1948 Conery
12446 Olief Hansford Taylor 1870 Picot
483 Percy Herbert Hansford 1949 Pitcher
4982 Percy John Hansford 1897 Croad
422 Philip Hansford 25/10/1861 Sinatt
243 5 Philip John Hansford 1872 Croad
9755 Richard Hansford 1865 Picot
15 25 Sarah Jane Hansford 1910 Sinatt
229 William Hansford 30/08/1850 Sinatt
13182 William James Hansford 1924 Croad
1350 William Richard Hansford 1885 Croad
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