Pitman burial records 1820-1978

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Pitman 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
301a Clara Rachel Pitman Poingdestre 1949 Le Quesne
18832 Agnes Jane Pitman Waters 1945 Croad
103 Albert Henry Pitman 1911 Sinatt
11356 Albert Henry Pitman 1868 Picot
402 Albert Samuel Pitman 1932 Sinatt
127&128 Alfred Isaac Pitman 02/02/1884 Sinatt
10352 Alice Pitman Moore 1915 Croad
138a Angela Doris Pitman 1935 Le Quesne
138a Angela Doris Pitman 1935 Le Quesne
11123 Ann Pitman Baker 1867 Picot
12084 Ann Eliza Pitman 1921 Croad
1358 Anne Elizabeth Pitman Arthur 1885 Croad
15143 Arthur Pitman 1931 Croad
42a Cecilia Pitman Fielding 1965 Le Quesne
469 81 Charles Pitman 1877 Croad
2552 Charlotte Pitman Mundon Hanning Way 1850 Picot
277&278 Clarence George Pitman 22/06/1892 Sinatt
16173 Doris Eileen Pitman 1935 Croad
13835 Elizabeth Pitman Dwyer 1927 Croad
17266 Elizabeth Ann Pitman 1939 Croad
11229 Emma Jane Pitman 1918 Croad
7541 Esther Pitman 1906 Croad
17562 George Pitman 1939 Croad
2295 George Pitman 1849 Picot
157a George William James Charles Pitman 1971 Pitcher
77a Harold Charles Philip Pitman 1950 Le Quesne
228A Harold Cyril Pitman 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
119 Harold Samuel Le Mottee Pitman 1911 Sinatt
14455 Helen Pitman 1929 Croad
7282 Isaac Pitman 1860 Picot
13776 Isaac William Pitman 1927 Croad
12215 Isaac William Pitman 1869 Picot
20170 James Thomas Pitman 1951 Croad
11927 Jane Mary Pitman 1869 Picot
45 Jean Florence Pitman 1967 Pitcher
63a,63b 112 John David Pitman 1880 Sinatt
3951 John William Pitman 1853 Picot
136b Kenneth George Golding Pitman 1970 Le Quesne
9935 male child Pitman Stillborn son of Albert and Sarah Hibbs 1865 Picot
1991 Marina Pitman 1849 Picot
4485 Mary Ann Pitman 1854 Picot
11621 Mary Sophia Pitman Voisin 1919 Croad
173a, 173b 98 Maude Calvert Pitman 1902 Sinatt
22507 Samuel Latimer Calvert Pitman 1960 Croad
271 Sarah Pitman Hibbs 1918 Sinatt
313 Sarah Marina Pitman 1947 Pitcher
9515 Sarah Marina Pitman 1865 Picot
13109 Susan Mary Pitman Moore 1924 Croad
12859 William Pitman 1871 Picot
344b William Alfred Pitman 1960 Le Quesne
18718 William George Pitman 1944 Croad
5770 William Levy Pitman 1857 Picot
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