Butler burial records 1820-1978

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Butler 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
18818 Albert Christopher Butler 1945 Croad
139b Albert Henry Butler 1970 Le Quesne
49,50 Alfred Henry Butler 1922 Sinatt
849 Bertha May Butler 1883 Croad
10827 Catherine Butler McNulty 1867 Picot
255b Charles Albert Butler 1962 Le Quesne
2618 Elizabeth Keziah Butler 1850 Picot
6037 Ellen Butler 1858 Picot
20000 Ernest Butler 1950 Croad
199 Ernest George Edward Butler 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
22295 Eugenie Melanie Butler Denis 1959 Croad
6385 Female infant Butler Stillborn daughter of Thomas Butler and Catherine McNulty 1859 Picot
15736 Georgina Butler 1933 Croad
233A Gladys Leoline Butler St George 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
144b Hewitt Kenneth Butler 1970 Le Quesne
158a Isabella Butler 1947 Le Quesne
12088 James Butler 1869 Picot
13040 James Butler 1872 Picot
411 135 Jane Caroline Butler Kingston 1871 Sinatt
1154 Jane Ellen Butler Huard 1884 Croad
1417 John Butler 1885 Croad
13191 John Charles Huard Butler 1872 Picot
12795 John Edward Butler 1923 Croad
10820 John James Butler 1867 Picot
11417 Maria Butler 1868 Picot
10805 Maria Elizabeth Butler 1867 Picot
4309 Mary Butler Barry 1854 Picot
355b Michael Butler 1965 Le Quesne
7654 Patrick Butler 1861 Picot
21143 Pierce Essex O'Brien Butler 1954 Croad
31a Richard Cadbury Butler 1957 Le Quesne
2283 Thomas Butler 1888 Croad
253 Thomas Butler 18/10/1858 Sinatt
10812 Thomas Butler 1867 Picot
29a Thomas Butler 1932 Le Quesne
29a Thomas Butler 1932 Le Quesne
15225 Violet Alberta Butler 1932 Croad
147 William James Cokayne Butler 1926 Sinatt
743 William Uriah Butler 1883 Croad
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