Lesbirel burial records 1820-1978

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Lesbirel 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
331b Ada Clara Lesbirel Le Gresley 1957 Le Quesne
304a Aimee Rachel Lesbirel Laurens 1957 Le Quesne
188 Alice Ann Lesbirel De La Rue 1930 Sinatt
227b Ann Elizabeth Lesbirel 1942 Le Quesne
12567 Ann Mary Lesbirel 1922 Croad
169a Clarence Ernest Lesbirel 1967 Le Quesne
6739 Constance Noel Lesbirel 1903 Croad
13074 Dorothy Lesbirel Simpson 1924 Croad
54 Elizabeth Victoria Lesbirel Crespinel 1926 Sinatt
64 85 Emelie Augustine Lesbirel Renette 16/09/1873 Sinatt
289b Eunice Annie Lesbirel 1964 Le Quesne
141a, 141b 50 Francis Lesbirel 1902 Sinatt
18786 Gladys Amy Lesbirel 1944 Croad
102 Grace Martha Lesbirel Small 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
153b Hilda Leonie Lesbirel 1966 Le Quesne
261b Jane Elizabeth Lesbirel Batchelor 1948 Le Quesne
436 John Lesbirel 1881 Croad
15284 John Lesbirel 1932 Croad
24b John Lesbirel 1932 Le Quesne
24b John Lesbirel 1932 Le Quesne
5413 John Francis Lesbirel 1898 Croad
13770 Joshua Lesbirel 1927 Croad
6791 Mary Lesbirel Esnouf 1903 Croad
11894 Mary Eliza Lesbirel Le Rougetel 1920 Croad
9514 Matilda Lesbirel 1912 Croad
5654 Molly Lesbirel Le Sueur 1857 Picot
227 Nancy Lesbirel Blampied 1880 Croad
11425 Percy Clarence Lesbirel 1918 Croad
12146 Peter Lesbirel 1921 Croad
19064 Reginald John Lesbirel 1946 Croad
4318 Victoria Lesbirel Noel 1895 Croad
170b Walter Clement Lesbirel 1953 Le Quesne
132a Wilfred Lesbirel 1947 Le Quesne
7970 Winter Lesbirel 1907 Croad
17986 Winter Lesbirel 1941 Croad
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