Viel burial records 1820-1978

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Viel 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
11336 Abraham Viel 1918 Croad
11089 Abraham Viel 1867 Picot
4765 Abraham Clarence Viel 1896 Croad
9921 Alice Viel Infant 1865 Picot
3548 Ann Amelia Viel Elie Pierre Viel see also 3559 1852 Picot
17223 Arthur Walter Viel 1938 Croad
6983 Betsy Viel Le Sueur 1904 Croad
5866 Betsy Julie Viel Scarborough 1857 Picot
16522 Charles James Viel 1936 Croad
1084 Douce Viel Le Huquet 1884 Croad
9615 Edmund Arthur Viel Infant 1865 Picot
20884 Edward Charles Viel 1953 Croad
17629 Edward Thomas Viel 1940 Croad
546 28 Elie Jean Viel 1871 Croad
13140 Elie Moses Viel 1872 Picot
2396 Elie Philippe Viel 1850 Picot
284 Elie Pierre Viel Rachel Seeley 1845 Picot
130 65 Elise Mary Viel Laffoley 1908 Sinatt
524 Elizabeth Viel Le Brun 1882 Croad
3885 Elizabeth Fanny Viel 1853 Picot
3559 Esther Marie Viel De Caen Elie Pierre Viel see also 3548 1852 Picot
15366 Florence Viel Hansford 1932 Croad
20037 Florence Annie Elizabeth Viel 1950 Croad
Georgina May Viel Sebire 18/02/1937 Conery
13772 James Edward Viel 1874 Picot
546 75 James Ogier Viel 1870 Croad
471 John Auguste Viel 1881 Croad
17208 John Elias Gallichan Viel 1938 Croad
2117 John Frederick Viel 1888 Croad
174a John Walter Viel 1936 Le Quesne
174a John Walter Viel 1936 Le Quesne
1440 Léon Paul Onesime Viel 1885 Croad
21409 Linda Violet Viel Le Moine 1955 Croad
8502 Nancy Viel Blampied 1909 Croad
7520 Philip George Viel 1906 Croad
Philippe John Viel 13/11/1944 Le Quesne
2334 Pierre Viel 1888 Croad
11100 Sophie Viel Laurens 1867 Picot
547 123 Charles Abraham Viel 1872 Croad
547 142 Matilda Ann Viel Atkins 1871 Croad
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