Gavey burial records 1820-1978

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Gavey 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
8600 Alfred Eugene Gavey 1909 Croad
7181 Amanda Coutanche Gavey 1860 Picot
10768 Ann Gavey Mourant 1916 Croad
2288 Ann Mary Gavey 1849 Picot
2053 Ann Rachel Gavey 1849 Picot
200A Brian Edward Gavey 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
13021 Catherine Gavey Jaffray 1872 Picot
4138 Charles François Gavey 1894 Croad
13880 David Gavey 1927 Croad
2867 Desirée Marie Adele Gavey Delandelle 1890 Croad
13873 Edgar Ferdinand Gavey 1875 Picot
11815 Edward George Gavey 1919 Croad
10731 Elizabeth Gavey 1916 Croad
4194 Elizabeth Jane Gavey 1854 Picot
3019 Elizabeth Mary Gavey 1851 Picot
9562 Elizabeth Rachel Gavey Le Brun 1865 Picot
491 Emelie Gavey 1847 Picot
4753 Emily Jane Gavey 1855 Picot
13305 Esther Gavey Esnouf 1872 Picot
1312 Esther Ann Gavey Harvey 1885 Croad
258 131 Fanny Gavey Reeve 1909 Sinatt
7128 Francis Gavey 1904 Croad
290 Francis John Gavey 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
3018 François Gavey 1851 Picot
2032 George Gavey 1849 Picot
7452 George Gavey 1861 Picot
2393 George Philip Gavey Croad
107 Harriet Gavey Father Thomas 1843 Picot
10922 Harriet Ann Gavey 1917 Croad
144b Hedley Francis Gavey 1929 Le Quesne
37 22 infant Gavey 22/02/1873 Sinatt
238a Infant Gavey 1923 Le Quesne
47b Infant Gavey 1925 Le Quesne
12553 Jane Gavey 1922 Croad
21137 Jean Barbenson Gavey 1954 Croad
12182 Jean Thomas Gavey 1869 Picot
1295 John Gavey 1885 Croad
331a John Arthur Gavey 1968 Le Quesne
301&302 John Francis Gavey 10/09/1884 Sinatt
6427 Joshua Charles Gavey 1902 Croad
45b Joshua Edward Gavey 1925 Le Quesne
24 Josué Gavey 1842 Picot
11358 Josué Charles Gavey 1868 Picot
5285 Judith Gavey 1856 Picot
15467 Julia Gavey Le Seelleur 1932 Croad
6775 Julie Jane Gavey de Gruchy 1859 Picot
3393 Marguerite Gavey 1852 Picot
1125 Maria Gavey 1884 Croad
3045 Marie Gavey Hamon 1891 Croad
7442 Marie Gavey Mourant 1861 Picot
19367 Marie Elisabeth Gavey 1947 Croad
2348 Mary Gavey Picot 1888 Croad
10498 Mary Ann Gavey 1866 Picot
11183 Mary Ann Gavey De la Haye 1867 Picot
2894 Nancy Gavey Laurens 1890 Croad
4005 Nancy Gavey Mollet 1894 Croad
1944 Philip Gavey 1887 Croad
12124 Philip Gavey 1921 Croad
13969 Philip Gavey 1875 Picot
90 Philip Edward Gavey 1929 Sinatt
192A Philip Edward Gavey 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
46a Philip John Gavey 1925 Le Quesne
874 Philippe Gavey 1883 Croad
11201 Philippe Gavey 1867 Picot
168 Phoebe Sophia Waymouth Gavey Churchward 1927 Sinatt
18979 Phyllis Louisa Gavey 1945 Croad
11357 Rachel Gavey Ahier 1868 Picot
292 Raymond Walter Gavey 1934 Sinatt
91a Reginald Edward Gavey 1970 Le Quesne
18914 Sidney George Gavey 1945 Croad
59 Stephen Le Quesne Gavey 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
2404 Thomas Gavey 1889 Croad
3611 Thomas John Gavey Judith Payn 1852 Picot
9b Walter Philip Gavey 1969 Le Quesne
1125 William Gavey 1884 Croad
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