Berry burial records 1820-1978

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Berry 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
229b Ada Marie Berry Botrel 1959 Le Quesne
162b Albert Edward Berry 1953 Le Quesne
312a Alexandrine Augustine Berry Sangan 1957 Le Quesne
3790 Amelia Ann Berry 1853 Picot
4581 Ann Elizabeth Berry see also 4597 1855 Picot
205 Anne Priscilla Berry 23/12/1857 Sinatt
275b Edith Ann Berry de La Perrelle 1968 Le Quesne
13657 Elizabeth Berry Satchwell 1874 Picot
4597 Elizabeth Ann Berry see also 4581 1855 Picot
2b Ethel Florence Berry 1954 Le Quesne
76b Ethel Mary Berry Michel 1950 Le Quesne
188 Ethel May Berry Henderson 1956 Pitcher
2316 Female infant Berry Stillborn daughter of Henry and Jane Picot 1849 Picot
17202 Frank Berry 1938 Croad
14628 Henrietta Elizabeth Berry Allix 1929 Croad
324 Henry Berry 23/02/1860 Sinatt
14379 Henry Alexandre Berry 1929 Croad
13025 Henry John Mauger Berry 1924 Croad
146b Herbert Stanley Berry 1953 Le Quesne
7396 Jane Berry Picot 1861 Picot
219b Jane Berry Mair 1971 Le Quesne
12402 Jane Harriet Berry Mauger 1922 Croad
7577 John Berry 1906 Croad
10725 John Berry 1916 Croad
11257 John Berry 1867 Picot
14043 John Berry 1875 Picot
20074 John Jeffrey Berry 1950 Croad
3061 Martin Berry 1851 Picot
14370 Mary Ann Berry Alexandre 1929 Croad
261 Mrs Berry 16/12/1858 Sinatt
69a Rachel Berry 1970 Pitcher
287 Ruby Berry Morrisey 1934 Sinatt
403&404 Sarah Berry Jeffrey 20/01/1885 Sinatt
7692 Walter Francis Berry 1906 Croad
277 Wilfred Thomas Berry 1937 Sinatt
58a William Berry 1972 Pitcher and Le Quesne
13229 William Samuel Berry 1872 Picot
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