Girard burial records 1820-1978

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Girard 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
2b Ada Jane Girard Bisson 1960 Le Quesne
6713 Adelaide Beatrice Girard 1903 Croad
13931 Adolphe Louis Edward Girard 1927 Croad
387 - 388 52 Alexandre Girard 07/06/1877 Sinatt
3791 Amelia Girard Pinney 1893 Croad
5776 Daniel Girard 1900 Croad
342a Daniel Girard 1962 Le Quesne
12411 Daniel William Girard 1922 Croad
234b Daniel William Girard 1956 Le Quesne
15614 Emma Amelia Girard Noel 1933 Croad
10991 Eugenie Desiree Marie Girard 1867 Picot
148b George Francis Flower Girard 1953 Le Quesne
4353 James Girard 1895 Croad
20505 James Daniel Girard 1952 Croad
216 12 James William Girard 1873 Croad
16b Jeanne Marie Girard Tanguy 1960 Le Quesne
10633 John Philip Girard 1866 Picot
4362 Marguerite Melvina Girard 1854 Picot
31b Marie Louise Girard Darthenay 1949 Le Quesne
272A Marie Rose Girard Boscher 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
216 35 Mary Girard 1872 Croad
215 66 Richard Henry Girard 1870 Croad
2577 Sophia Girard 1889 Croad
233b Susan Mabel Girard Gallichan 1956 Le Quesne
16655 Susanne Jeanne Girard Bree 1937 Croad
302a Villet Lilian Feodora Girard née Houiellebecq 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
5727 Violet Louisa Girard 1899 Croad
216 63 William James Girard 1878 Croad
6124 William James Girard 1901 Croad
5809 Jane Virginie Girardeau 1900 Croad
8985 Marie Anne Girardeau 1911 Croad
14095 Mary Girardeau Le Seelleur 1875 Picot
5793 Pauline Elizabeth Girardeau 1900 Croad
9702 Victor Auguste Girardeau 1865 Picot
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