Le Dain burial records 1820-1978

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Le Dain 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
20110 Ada Julia Le Dain Savory 1950 Croad
8666 Ann Le Dain Renouf 1910 Croad
10756 Ann Amelia Le Dain 1916 Croad
Annie Le Dain Ainsley 21/10/1955 Conery
6406 Annie Mary Le Dain 1902 Croad
19512 Arthur Henry Le Dain 1948 Croad
17294 Arthur Peter Le Dain 1939 Croad
13969 David Le Dain 1927 Croad
3106 David Le Dain 1851 Picot
7346 Doris Le Dain 1905 Croad
131 Edith Le Dain Suret 1971 Pitcher
1220 Edouard Le Dain 1885 Croad
7263 Eileen Elise Le Dain 1905 Croad
59 56 Elise Madeleine Le Dain 1904 Sinatt
2337 Elizabeth Mary Le Dain 1850 Picot
Ellen Margaret Le Dain McCarthy 09.02.1957 Conery
159 Ernest Ainsley Le Dain 1969 Pitcher
13784 Ernest George Le Dain 1927 Croad
605 Esther Le Dain Rondel 1848 Picot
5730 George Le Dain 1899 Croad
209a, 209b 17 Jack Stanley Le Dain 1903 Sinatt
8619 Jane Le Dain Fleming 1909 Croad
282b Jane Eliza Fleming Le Dain 1948 Le Quesne
322 124 Jane Elizabeth Le Dain Jolin 1878 Croad
12724 Jane Le Maistre Le Dain 1871 Picot
6874 John Le Dain 1903 Croad
13212 John Le Dain 1925 Croad
John Ernest Le Dain 25.03.1941 Conery
14145 John Francis Le Dain 1928 Croad
15869 Margaret Elizabeth Le Dain Millow 1934 Croad
7222 Mary Le Dain Baker 1905 Croad
5726 Mary Marguerite Le Dain Messervy 1899 Croad
11175 Matilda Margaret Le Dain 1917 Croad
195 Mrs Le Dain Wife of George 23/03/1850 Sinatt
7498 Nellie Margaret Le Dain 1906 Croad
9526 Nicholas Edward Le Maistre Le Dain 1865 Picot
102 Philip Ernest Le Dain 1970 Pitcher
103 15516 Robert Le Dain 1933 Croad
322 125 Sarah Le Dain 1877 Croad
240 Selina Edith Le Dain Bechemin 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
5391 Thomas Le Dain 1898 Croad
453 Thomas William Le Dain 09/07/1862 Sinatt
66 90 William Charles Alfred Le Dain infant 22/09/1873 Sinatt
109 9 William Henry Le Dain 1905 Sinatt
160a Yolande Jeanne Le Dain née Michel 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
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