Sohier burial records 1820-1978

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Sohier 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
9737 Sohier Stillborn son of Captain Peter and Harriet Pinel 1865 Picot
19158 Adeline Constance Battersby Sohier Bonnet 1946 Croad
280 Ann or Nancy Sohier 31/03/1851 Sinatt
12311 Anne Sohier Gallie 1870 Picot
284a Beatrice Blanche Elizabeth Sohier Poingdestre 1956 Le Quesne
140b Beatrice Florence Maud Sohier 1953 Le Quesne
6471 Charles Sohier 1902 Croad
19 Charles Sohier 1842 Picot
11497 Clarence Francis Sohier 1868 Picot
Clement Henry Sohier 27/12/1949 Conery
627 - 628 42 Elizabeth Sohier 19/3/1879 Sinatt
1615 Elizabeth Sohier de Faye 1886 Croad
1961 Elizabeth Sohier Le Boeuf 1849 Picot
13718 Elizabeth Sohier Voisin see also 13804 1874 Picot
12229 Elizabeth Ada Sohier 1869 Picot
Florence Hope Sohier nee Kellaway 27/07/1953 Conery
12956 Florence Mary Sohier 1872 Picot
11752 George Sohier 1868 Picot
9631 Henriette Sohier Pinel 1913 Croad
520 4 Jane Sohier 1878 Croad
520 120 Jane Sohier Sohier 1871 Croad
165 Jane Elizabeth Sohier 1844 Picot
3108 Jean Sohier 1851 Picot
313 - 314 102 Jeanne Sohier 15/09/1876 Sinatt
172 Jeanne Sohier Jean Kingston 1844 Picot
162a Joanna Julia Sohier Allen 1955 Pitcher
2391 John Sohier 1850 Picot
519 79 Louisa Jane Sohier 1870 Croad
37 Lyman James Sohier 1951 Pitcher
198 Madallo Marie Sohier 03/04/1850 Sinatt
3911 Mary Sohier 1893 Croad
13804 Mary Sohier see also 13718 1874 Picot
2460 Mary Mowatt Sohier 1850 Picot
7732 Peter Sohier 1906 Croad
13150 Peter John Sohier 1924 Croad
7496 Philip Edward Sohier 1906 Croad
33A Philip John Sohier 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
740 Pierre Sohier 1849 Picot
520 19 Rachel Sohier Bichard 1873 Croad
4177 Susanna Mary Sohier Bayne 1854 Picot
22283 Thomas Henry Sohier 1959 Croad
3411 Violet Annie Sohier 1892 Croad
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