Palmer burial records 1820-1978

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Palmer 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
123 Ada Alexandra Palmer Gosling 1936 Sinatt
16067 Adolphus Palmer 1935 Croad
20668 Albert Edward Palmer 1952 Croad
Alec George Edward Palmer 21.12.1943 Conery
12082 Alice Maud Palmer 1869 Picot
10163 Amelia Palmer Dable 1866 Picot
108b Blanche Leontine Sophie Palmer Samuel 1961 Le Quesne
298 Charles Palmer 1880 Croad
5442 Charles Palmer 1898 Croad
17458 Charles William Palmer 1939 Croad
319a Clarence Palmer 1954 Le Quesne
218a Doris May Palmer Marshall 1953 Le Quesne
262a Edmun James Palmer 1962 Le Quesne
141a Edmund James Palmer 1929 Le Quesne
24a Edward Alec Palmer 1965 Le Quesne
26 Elise Germaine Palmer Hurel 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
14072 Elizabeth Palmer Duhamel 1875 Picot
453 - 454 2 Elizabeth Palmer Jackson 2/1/1878 Sinatt
3862 Elizabeth Jane Palmer 1893 Croad
8863 Ellen Palmer Cheney 1910 Croad
100b Ethel Maud Palmer Durrant 1955 Le Quesne
130b Eva Horman Palmer Lucas 1966 Le Quesne
214a Florence Marie Francoise Palmer Moisan 1967 Le Quesne
456 81 Frederick Stephen William Palmer 1878 Croad
239 109 Frederick Sydney Palmer 1909 Sinatt
51b Henry James Palmer 1969 Le Quesne
233b Henry Lawrence Palmer 1961 Le Quesne
7308 Ida Baal Palmer Wilson 1905 Croad
13780 James Schooling Palmer 1874 Picot
6957 John Palmer 1860 Picot
7635 John Palmer 1861 Picot
12508 John Palmer 1870 Picot
14233 Julia Palmer 1876 Picot
10911 Kate Palmer 1867 Picot
12557 Lavinia Elizabeth Palmer Ellis 1922 Croad
285b Leslie Francis Davenport Palmer 1972 Le Quesne
Margaret Palmer Mooney 23.09.1952 Conery
6767 Mary Palmer 1903 Croad
Mary Ann Palmer Whall 01.09.1943 Conery
3575 Mary Ann Palmer 1852 Picot
4820 Mary Ann Palmer 1855 Picot
61b Mary Jane Palmer Le Marquand 1926 Le Quesne
3014 Nancy Palmer 1891 Croad
13344 Phoebe Ellen Palmer 1925 Croad
216 Reginald Palmer Venerable Archdeacon 1945 Pitcher
160 Samuel Palmer 19/01/1857 Sinatt
15203 Samuel Palmer 1932 Croad
455 119 Sophia Margaret Palmer 1871 Croad
20716 Stanley Ewart Palmer 1953 Croad
95b Stanley James Palmer 1960 Le Quesne
9357 Stephen Henry Palmer 1912 Croad
5517 Susan Mary Palmer Mourant 1899 Croad
14166 Susanne Palmer Marett 1876 Picot
20284 Thomas Palmer 1951 Croad
11,12 Thomas Howard Barrington Palmer 1922 Sinatt
94a Walter James Palmer 1955 Le Quesne
13642 William Palmer 1874 Picot
19481 William Samuel Palmer 1948 Croad
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