Pigeon burial records 1820-1978

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Pigeon 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
3188 Anne Marie Pigeon Marett Whittel 1852 Picot
19668 Edwin Alfred Pigeon 1948 Croad
466 129 Elisée Pigeon 1872 Croad
12901 Elizabeth Pigeon Rival 1871 Picot
15461 Emily Louisa Pigeon Bowles 1932 Croad
9835 François Jean Pigeon 1913 Croad
14838 George Pigeon 1930 Croad
21852 George Pigeon 1957 Croad
5816 Hannah Mary Jane Pigeon Guppy 1900 Croad
165 Helina Grace Michelmore Pigeon Bott 1944 Pitcher
9470 Jane Elizabeth Pigeon Gallichan 1912 Croad
9911 John Pigeon 1914 Croad
5680 John Pigeon 1899 Croad
458 16928 John Pigeon 1937 Croad
11466 John Edward Pigeon 1868 Picot
18172 John Francis Pigeon 1942 Croad
4116 John William Pigeon 1854 Picot
125b Joseph Alfred Henry Pigeon 1966 Le Quesne
6131 Joseph Joshua Pigeon 1901 Croad
16311 Joseph Marett Pigeon 1935 Croad
466 77 Josué Pigeon 1869 Croad
49 Julia Louisa Pigeon 1916 Sinatt
209a209b Kate Pigeon England 1897 Sinatt
21362 Mary Ann Pigeon Le Templier 1955 Croad
6 Mary Ann Harriet Pigeon 1950 Pitcher
522 Mary Ann Stone Pigeon 01/06/1853 Sinatt
14184 Philip Pigeon 1928 Croad
467 11 Rachel Pigeon Le Masurier 1877 Croad
15155 Richard James Pigeon 1931 Croad
1888 Sarah Pigeon Hopkins 1887 Croad
16176 Sarah Ann Pigeon Mallowby 1935 Croad
20866 Sophia Eliza Pigeon 1953 Croad
17687 Sophie Nancy Pigeon Billot 1940 Croad
10155 Susan Pigeon Le Lievre Dixon 1915 Croad
16055 William Charles Pigeon 1935 Croad
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