Du Jardin burial records 1820-1978

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Du Jardin 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
17676 Adelaide Ann du Jardin Joret 1940 Croad
9423 Adolphe Desiré Du Jardin 1912 Croad
6275 Aimee Douille Du Jardin L'Amy 1901 Croad
80a, 80b 24 Barbara Ann du Jardin Stevens 1899 Sinatt
26 12 Benjamin Steven Du Jardin 1904 Sinatt
21844 Charles Louis du Jardin 1957 Croad
41 Child du Jardin Father Henri 1842 Picot
46a46b Edith Maud Du Jardin 1896 Sinatt
212a Edmond Percy du Jardin Known as Edward Percy du Jardin 1959 Le Quesne
18450 Emma Amelia du Jardin Girard 1943 Croad
10019 Emma Amelia Violet Du Jardin 1914 Croad
65,66 Frederick du Jardin 1919 Sinatt
150a, 150b 128 Frederick Thomas Du Jardin 1899 Sinatt
7704 George du Jardin 1861 Picot
13586 George Edwin du Jardin 1874 Picot
12128 Harriet Esther du Jardin 1921 Croad
59&60 Henri Du Jardin 28/09/1883 Sinatt
15559 Jean Francois du Jardin 1933 Croad
101,102 41 John Thomas Du Jardin 1894 Sinatt
6532 John Thomas du Jardin 1859 Picot
6981 Madeleine du Jardin 1860 Picot
705 Marie du Jardin Toury 1849 Picot
19028 Martha Mary Ann Louisa du Jardin Galleinne 1946 Croad
19132 Millicent Winifred du Jardin 1946 Croad
32 Mrs Du Jardin Perchard Wife of Thomas 09/05/1848 Sinatt
2811 Stephen Edouard Du Jardin 1851 Picot
2196 Susanne Du Jardin Coignard 1849 Picot
9584 Thomas du Jardin 1865 Picot
4756 Thomas Angot Du Jardin 1855 Picot
10901 Victorine du Jardin Angot 1917 Croad
3234 Walter Du Jardin 1852 Picot
5404 Walter du Jardin 1857 Picot
143 127 Anne Dujardin Martin 28/12/1874 Sinatt
9548 Francois Dujardin 1913 Croad
7047 François Désiré Dujardin 1904 Croad
642 - 643 65 Henry Dujardin 17/4/1879 Sinatt
210 Infant Dujardin 05/06/1850 Sinatt
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