Hardy/Le Hardy burial records 1820-1978

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Hardy/Le Hardy 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
5436 Caroline Le Hardy Longland 1898 Croad
15758 Clement Le Hardy 1934 Croad
7556 Edward Le Hardy 1861 Picot
249 Ernest William Herbert Le Hardy 1880 Croad
13234 Marguerite Le Hardy Le Roy 1872 Picot
37 Thomas Philip Le Hardy 21/06/1848 Sinatt
296 Amelia Hardy Andos 03/08/1859 Sinatt
2155 Ann Hardy Howe 1849 Picot
4912 Ann Hardy 1855 Picot
148a Auguste Victore Hardy 1929 Le Quesne
329 Catherine Hardy 25/03/1860 Sinatt
83a Cecil Albert Hardy 1970 Pitcher
13284 Celine Jeannette Hardy Blum 1925 Croad
18488 Charles Edward Hardy 1943 Croad
1321 Daniel Pawley Hardy 1885 Croad
18311 Effie Ethel Alethea Hardy Drape 1942 Croad
227 Eliza Hardy Philips 15/03/1858 Sinatt
13591 Elizabeth Hardy Brightman 1874 Picot
9447 Florence Maud Hardy 1912 Croad
18354 Francis Victor Hardy 1943 Croad
19788 Francois Victor Hardy 1949 Croad
8303 Henriette Alexandrine Hardy 1908 Croad
10316 James Hardy 1915 Croad
214b James Hardy 1956 Le Quesne
1165 Joanna Hardy Hamon 1884 Croad
358 John Hardy 30/10/1860 Sinatt
18783 John Hardy 1944 Croad
12952 John Hardy 1924 Croad
442 John Dunford Hardy 22/04/1862 Sinatt
239 115 John Elias Hardy 1868 Sinatt
220 Marie Hardy Bisson 1844 Picot
128a Marie Eugenie Hardy Potier Durell 1950 Le Quesne
11889 Mary Hardy Cusack 1920 Croad
11111 Mary Hardy 1867 Picot
11789 Mary Jane Hardy de Jersey 1919 Croad
158a Miriam Hardy Shingfield 1958 Le Quesne
Nancy Hardy 09/02/1828 Sinatt
57 Percy Charles Hardy 1943 Pitcher
155 Percy Sidney Thomas Hardy 1917 Sinatt
361 Philip Hardy 15/11/1860 Sinatt
499 Sarah Hardy Barter 07/04/1863 Sinatt
36 20 Sarah Elizabeth Hardy Salmon Grant 19/02/1873 Sinatt
367 32 Thomas Hardy 1871 Sinatt
237a Thomas James Hardy 1965 Pitcher
1334 William Reginald Hardy 1885 Croad
171 Zelia Maria Clementine Justine Hardy Rihouet 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
20114 Louise Marian Ada Shelley Hardy Bedford Young 1950 Croad
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