Le Mercier burial records 1820-1978

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Le Mercier 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
6734 Adeline Le Mercier 1859 Picot
119b Albert Le Mercier 1918 Le Quesne
15255 Anne Marie Le Mercier Le Duc 1932 Croad
174a Annie Hariette Le Mercier Brake 1930 Le Quesne
333a Archibald Raymond Le Mercier 1949 Le Quesne
350 143 Clara Emily Le Mercier 1876 Croad
326a Eliza Marguerite Le Mercier 1945 Le Quesne
128b Elizabeth Le Mercier Le Breton 1929 Le Quesne
18413 Elvina Le Mercier 1943 Croad
31a Eva Le Mercier 1955 Le Quesne
326a Fanny Louisa Le Mercier Pitman 1954 Le Quesne
373,374 93 George John Le Mercier 1895 Sinatt
212a George John Le Mercier 1948 Le Quesne
5a,5b 168 Infant Le Mercier 1879 Sinatt
44a Infant Le Mercier 1915 Le Quesne
390 Isabel Marie Francoise Le Mercier Jouny 1948 Pitcher
133b John Albert Le Mercier 1918 Le Quesne
106b John Albert Le Mercier 1928 Le Quesne
23b John Albert Le Mercier 1949 Le Quesne
157a John Thomas Le Mercier 1935 Le Quesne
157a John Thomas Le Mercier 1935 Le Quesne
273a Mary Ann Le Mercier 1943 Le Quesne
120a, 120b 80 Pelagie Le Mercier Perrin 1899 Sinatt
81a Peter Charles Le Mercier 1963 Le Quesne
166a Peter Charles Le Mercier 1935 Le Quesne
166a Peter Charles Le Mercier 1935 Le Quesne
15218 Philip Alphonse Alfred Le Mercier 1932 Croad
9758 Pierre Le Mercier 1913 Croad
61 Thomas Le Mercier /5/1855 Sinatt
145a Victorine Annie Le Mercier Ecobichon 1935 Le Quesne
145a Victorine Annie Le Mercier Ecobichon 1935 Le Quesne
14059 Violet Joan Le Mercier 1927 Croad
27a Walter Henry Le Mercier 1954 Le Quesne
334A Wilfred George Le Mercier 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
262a, 262b Wilfred Thomas Le Mercier 1954 Le Quesne
264a Wilfred Thomas Le Mercier 1954 Le Quesne
11702 Yves Le Mercier 1919 Croad
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