Powell burial records 1820-1978

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Powell 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
418 Powell 1948 Pitcher
9272 Albert Edward Powell Infant 1864 Picot
7358 Alfred William Henry Powell 1861 Picot
25a, 25b 8 Alice Mill Powell Gillard Harding 1901 Sinatt
4011 Ann Sibbela Powell 1853 Picot
34 Anne Powell Picot 1913 Sinatt
428 Annie Powell Orr 1932 Sinatt
179 Annie Powell 1955 Pitcher
200a Antoinette Marie Julia Powell St Jean 1942 Le Quesne
428 and 429 Arthur Henry Powell 1890 Sinatt
68a Dulcie Violet Powell Millbourne 1967 Pitcher
59b Eliza Ann Powell Le Gresley 1932 Le Quesne
59b Eliza Ann Powell Le Gresley 1932 Le Quesne
349 127 Elizabeth Powell Smith 1870 Sinatt
3205 Elizabeth Powell Mallet 1852 Picot
20587 Elsie May Powell Taylor 1952 Croad
150 93 Emma Powell Weymouth 1908 Sinatt
11678 Ernest Frederick James Powell 1868 Picot
22 Esther Powell née Smith 1972 Pitcher and Le Quesne
283 Ethel St Cyr Powell Ingles 1946 Pitcher
432 Ethel St Cyr Powell Ingles 1949 Pitcher
197A Francis Adams Powell 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
3953 Harriet Ann Powell Wynne 1853 Picot
228 Henry James Powell 1937 Sinatt
12844 Isabel Florence Beatrice Powell 1923 Croad
2630 Jasper Powell 1850 Picot
21813 John James Powell 1957 Croad
322b Josephine Marie Powell Bolch 1962 Le Quesne
3869 Louisa Powell 1853 Picot
13923 Marguerite Josephine Powell 1927 Croad
615 - 616 30 Mary Anne Powell White 28/2/1879 Sinatt
497,498 Osborne Capel Powell 1924 Sinatt
136a Philip George Powell 1935 Le Quesne
136a Philip George Powell 1935 Le Quesne
121 Philip Lewis Powell 12/04/1856 Sinatt
124 Robert Albert Powell 1929 Sinatt
235a Stephen Frederick William Powell 1953 Le Quesne
417&418 Walter Powell 28/01/1885 Sinatt
11184 William Benjamin Powell 1867 Picot
562 William George Powell 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
61b William Morley Powell 1932 Le Quesne
61b William Morley Powell 1932 Le Quesne
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