Gibbs burial records 1820-1978

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Gibbs 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
9,10 Carmelita Ina Gibb 1919 Sinatt
635 George Gibb 1882 Croad
123,124 John Gibb 1923 Sinatt
15128 Mary Gibb Fitzgerald 1931 Croad
143a, 143b 53 Ferdinand Gibbert 1902 Sinatt
17224 Alice Ann Gibbins Le Cras 1938 Croad
5919 Amelia Ann Gibbins 1858 Picot
181 Charles John Gibbins 1969 Pitcher
20355 Elise Amelia Gibbins Nicolle 1951 Croad
10938 Maria Gibbins Foot 1867 Picot
9318 Samuel Gibbins 1864 Picot
18615 Thomas Frederick Gibbins 1944 Croad
17240 Eliza Gibbons Laurens 1938 Croad
485 Mary Gibbons 21/01/1863 Sinatt
32a,32b 45 Mary Ann Gibbons Rapsey 1880 Sinatt
41a,41b 64 William Gibbons 1880 Sinatt
10675 Anne Gibbs Gallop Pope 1867 Picot
11359 Charles Arthur Gibbs 1868 Picot
5180 Dixon Matthew Gibbs 1856 Picot
285a Dorothy Kate Gibbs Iles 1972 Le Quesne
14190 Edwin Thomas Sufield Gibbs 1876 Picot
20002 Ernest William Gibbs 1950 Croad
5592 George Ashton Gibbs 1899 Croad
58b, 59a Harry Parker Gibbs 1950 Le Quesne
61a Harry Parker Gibbs 1950 Le Quesne
11&12 Henry Gibbs 20/04/1891 Sinatt
271 Isabella Adelaide Gibbs David Ereaux 1845 Picot
166 84 Jane Gibbs 1867 Sinatt
9858 Jane Gibbs Collins 1914 Croad
18318 Jane Harriet Gibbs Vautier 1942 Croad
85a John Gibbs 1970 Pitcher
17427 John William Gibbs 1939 Croad
61a Joseph Henry Robert Gibbs Known as Bob 1960 Le Quesne
11260 Joseph Minors Gibbs 1918 Croad
7748 Margaret Gibbs Clifton 1906 Croad
40 Percival Claude Lee Gibbs 1958 Pitcher
22377 Reginald Gibbs 1960 Croad
279 - 280 57 Robert Gibbs 09/05/1876 Sinatt
2824 Shillis Mark Gibbs 1851 Picot
241&242 Susan Gibbs Hallett 12/04/1892 Sinatt
Thos Gibbs 17/08/1829 Sinatt
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