Evans burial records 1820-1978

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Evans 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.

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Page number Record number Forenames Surname Maiden name Previous
married name
Associated names Notes Year
of burial
Funeral director
11994 Albert Arthur Evans 1920 Croad
231a Alice Louise Maud Evans Brashaw 1961 Le Quesne
58a Barbara Evans 1969 Le Quesne
Barbara Lorraine Louise Evans Gaubert 12/01/1951 Conery
5a Caroline Christine Evans 1950 Pitcher
80 Child Evans 15/01/1849 Sinatt
73 David Gorwyn Evans 1926 Sinatt
244 Denis Evans 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
105 Doris Margaret Evans 1933 Sinatt
209 Edward Wilmott Evans 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
351a Elsie Amy Evans Johnson 1969 Le Quesne
24 156 Ernest Thompson Raimback Evans 13/11/1872 Sinatt
3424 Ethel Maud Evans 1892 Croad
216 Frances Evans 21/06/1850 Sinatt
386 Frances Evans née Ward 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
393 George Henry Evans 1948 Pitcher
4965 George Thomas Le Breton Evans 1897 Croad
385A Gordon George Evans 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
93b Howell Lloyd Evans 1958 Le Quesne
450 Infant Evans 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
395&396 James Evans 09/02/1893 Sinatt
80a James Evans 1970 Pitcher
124a John Jackson Watley Evans Doctor 1958 Le Quesne
19860 Joshua Evans 1949 Croad
505A Lilian Louisa Evans Warren 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
256 and 257 Mary Ann Evans 1890 Sinatt
262b Norman Kenneth Evans 1972 Le Quesne
35b Percy Hamer Evans 1960 Le Quesne
13318 Philip Clarence Evans 1925 Croad
158 Rebecca Elizabeth Evans Revill 1940 Sinatt
1484 Reginald Julien Evans 1885 Croad
184 72 Samual Patterson Evans 18/05//1875 Sinatt
27 Stanley Evans 1939 Sinatt
Thomas Charles Evans 05/11/1954 Conery
88 6 Walter Journeaux Evans 08/01/1874 Sinatt
45A William Frank Evans 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
139 William George Evans 1971 Pitcher
81a William James Evans 1952 Le Quesne
154 Raymond Alfred Evans-Prosser 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
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