Benest burial records 1820-1978

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Benest burial records

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.


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
14211 Albert Francis Benest 1876 Picot
313 Albert John Benest 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
196a, 196b 1 Alfred Benest 1903 Sinatt
69a Alfred Ernest Benest 1963 Le Quesne
75a Alfred Jeune Benest 1966 Le Quesne
17410 Alfred Philip Benest 1939 Croad
38b Alice Benest 1937 Le Quesne
131a Alice Jane Benest Jeune 1963 Pitcher
466 Amelia Martha Benest 30/09/1862 Sinatt
428 Amice Benest 24/11/1852 Sinatt
327,328 53 Amice Benest 1895 Sinatt
1489 Ann Benest 1886 Croad
12091 Ann Benest Brusey 1921 Croad
613 Ann Eliza Benest Blampied 1882 Croad
12001 Anne Benest 1869 Picot
20754 Anne Amelia Sophia Benest Pinel 1953 Croad
83a Anne Rozel Benest 1946 Le Quesne
227&228 Annie Charlotte Benest 11/03/1892 Sinatt
159 66 Arthur Clement Benest 1867 Sinatt
237a Beryl Benest Padgett 1957 Pitcher
1473 Blanchie Benest 1885 Croad
6451 Caroline Benest Dennis 1902 Croad
4742 Cecile Maud Benest 1896 Croad
6498 Cecilia Sidonia Jane Benest 1902 Croad
5015 C├ęsar Auguste Benest 1856 Picot
1456 Charles Benest 1885 Croad
248 Charles George Benest 1927 Sinatt
71 Charles John Benest 1926 Sinatt
145&146 Charlotte Benest 07/12/1891 Sinatt
350 Clara Ann Benest Labey 1947 Pitcher
10376 Clarence Frederick Benest 1915 Croad
22061 Clarence Raymond Benest 1958 Croad
182b Clementina Benest 1956 Le Quesne
21607 Cyril John Benest 1956 Croad
395A Donald Stanley Benest 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
2783 Douglas Stephen Benest 1890 Croad
478A Edgar Benest 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
134a Eliza Ada Benest 1954 Pitcher
50b Eliza Delia Benest Mallet Le Gatois 1957 Le Quesne
19274 Eliza Lavinia Benest 1947 Croad
11184 Eliza Sophia Benest Renouf 1917 Croad
188 Elizabeth Benest 01/03/1850 Sinatt
142b Elizabeth Sophia Benest du Feu 1963 Le Quesne
20015 Elize Sarah Benest Legg 1950 Croad
56a, 56b 52 Ellen Campbell Benest Fitzwalters Whittingham 1901 Sinatt
10796 Ellen Georgina Benest 1917 Croad
23a Elsie Elizabeth Victoria Benest 1969 Le Quesne
343 Elson Charles Benest 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
1481 Emily Benest Bickard 1885 Croad
299&300 Emily Isabel Benest Phelps 01/09/1884 Sinatt
327a Emma Jane Benest Vincent 1960 Le Quesne
277 Ernest Charles Benest 1946 Pitcher
48 Ernest Charles Benest 1972 Pitcher and Le Quesne
18434 Felix Benest 1943 Croad
20718 Florence Emily Benest 1953 Croad
863 Francis Benest 1883 Croad
59b Francis Charles Godfray Benest 1938 Le Quesne
5667 Francis Frederick Benest 1899 Croad
7206 Francis Herbert Benest 1860 Picot
19026 Francis Pinel Benest 1946 Croad
5534 Frederick Benest 1899 Croad
9180 Frederick Jean Benest 1911 Croad
87,88 Frederick Peter Benest 1922 Sinatt
757 Frederick William Benest Father Francis 1849 Picot
12419 George Benest 1922 Croad
20715 George Benest 1953 Croad
244 131 George Elias Benest 1915 Sinatt
357 George Henry Benest Drowned in Africa 11/02/1852 Sinatt
50a George Le Bas Benest 1951 Pitcher
7973 George Philip Benest 1907 Croad
11941 Harold Benest 1920 Croad
464 Harold George Benest 1949 Pitcher
9926 Harriett Mary Benest 1914 Croad
17352 Helen Mary Benest Nicolle 1939 Croad
13942 Helena Benest 1875 Picot
242a Hilda Grace Benest Dallain 1956 Le Quesne
330a Horton William Benest 1945 Le Quesne
14849 Hubert Benest 1930 Croad
87 Ida Benest Vibert 1967 Pitcher
149 Infant Benest 01/10/1849 Sinatt
303 Infant Benest 23/07/1851 Sinatt
325b Infant Benest 1968 Le Quesne
12779 Jane Ann Benest Laverty 1923 Croad
4877 Jean Benest 1855 Picot
12555 Jeanne Benest Picot 1870 Picot
193a Jenny Margaret Benest 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
5825 John Benest 1900 Croad
3449 John Benest 1852 Picot
42 John Coltoe Benest Died on board ship Lady of the Lake 06/07/1848 Sinatt
243 John Henry Benest 1957 Pitcher
70 Julia Benest Taylor 1943 Pitcher
64 98 Katherine Benest Whetton 1907 Sinatt
343a Lilian Annie Benest Picot 1960 Le Quesne
22373 Lilian May Benest Kellaway 1960 Croad
12821 Louisa Ann Benest 1871 Picot
16392 Louisa Margaret Benest Le Sueur 1936 Croad
117 89 Lydia Benest Walter 1914 Sinatt
22102 Mabel Benest Nicolle 1958 Croad
353 138 Margaret Benest 1870 Sinatt
462 Marguerite Benest 11/09/1862 Sinatt
57 156 Marie Benest Larbalestier 1878 Croad
65a Marie Blanche Benest Gibaut 1938 Le Quesne
7786 Martha Benest Benest 1907 Croad
17654 Mary Ann Benest 1940 Croad
Mr Benest 21/12/1826 Sinatt
45 Mrs Benest Wife of Frederick 03/08/1848 Sinatt
9615 Nancy Benest 1913 Croad
21103 Nancy Gertrude Benest Turner 1954 Croad
9693 Percival Francis Benest 1913 Croad
20256 Peter Jeremy Benest 1951 Croad
206a, 206b 12 Philip Benest 1903 Sinatt
193,194 Philip Benest 1923 Sinatt
185b Philip Durell Benest 1961 Le Quesne
340 Philip Labey Benest 1947 Pitcher
12408 Philippe Benest 1870 Picot
5728 Philippe Helier Benest 1857 Picot
171a Raymond Benest 1970 Le Quesne
19470 Richard Michael Benest 1947 Croad
57 99 Sarah Ann Benest Love 1874 Croad
21446 Selina Benest Renouf 1956 Croad
2951 Selina Elizabeth Mary Benest Fauney 1890 Croad
45 Stillborn infant Benest Mother & baby 03/08/1848 Sinatt
5430 Susan Mary Benest 1898 Croad
22270 Sydney George Benest 1959 Croad
10079 Sydney John Benest 1914 Croad
65 Violet Benest 1926 Sinatt
4b, 5a, 5b Walter Benest 1952 Le Quesne
17890 Walter Francis Albert Benest 1941 Croad
15029 William Le Bas Benest 1931 Croad
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