Simmons burial records 1820-1978

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Simmons burial records
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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.

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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
178a Alfred Edward John Simmons 1963 Le Quesne
14204 Alice Simmons Gore 1928 Croad
105 Alice Louisa Gore Simmons 1879 Croad
505 Amelia Ann Simmons 22/05/1863 Sinatt
70a,70b 127 Anne Simmons Le Corbet 1880 Sinatt
9365 Arthur Henry Simmons 1912 Croad
6053 Bridget Simmons Rogers 1900 Croad
5463 Edward Simmons 1857 Picot
18775 Elizabeth Simmons Robinson 1944 Croad
13979 Elizabeth Mary Jane Simmons Blampied 1927 Croad
28 and 29 Emily Simmons Thorne 1889 Sinatt
533A Eunice May Coutanche Simmons Le Boutillier 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
7341 Fanny Jane Simmons 1861 Picot
947 George Albert Simmons 1883 Croad
18838 George Thomas Simmons 1945 Croad
435 George Victor Simmons 1935 Sinatt
21038 Gertrude Elizabeth Victoria Simmons Journeaux 1954 Croad
Irma Amanda Simmons 20/12/1950 Conery
418a Keith Paul Simmons 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
2967 Louisa Ann Simmons 1890 Croad
101a Malcolm Lambert Simmons 1950 Le Quesne
29a29b Maude Corbet Le Breton Simmons Captain 1896 Sinatt
65 Mrs Simmons 23/10/1848 Sinatt
17367 Rose Maria Simmons Perrier 1939 Croad
17397 Stanley Ernest Simmons 1939 Croad
49a, 49b 138 William Simmons 1898 Sinatt
515 2 William Simmons 1878 Croad
William Simmons 10/10/1951 Conery
400A William George Simmons 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
22056 William Henry Simmons 1958 Croad
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