Wakeham burial records 1820-1978

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Wakeham 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
9226 Alice Frances Wakeham Infant 1864 Picot
3 7 Alice Jane Wakeham De la Cour Le Rossignol 1907 Sinatt
218b Amelia Wakeham Hay 1948 Le Quesne
318b Amelia Elizabeth Wakeham Renouf 1959 Le Quesne
5873 Ann Wakeham Mitchelmore 1857 Picot
21178 Edmund William Wakeham 1954 Croad
19818 Eileen Mary Wakeham Mercer 1949 Croad
404 Eliza Jane Wakeham Richards 15/06/1861 Sinatt
14707 Elizabeth Mary Wakeham Butler 1930 Croad
11025 Ellen Wakeham 1867 Picot
5711 Elvina Jane Wakeham Blampied 1899 Croad
9601 Emily Wakeham Infant 1865 Picot
12520 Esther Susan Wakeham Bisson 1922 Croad
19709 Florence Wakeham Bennett 1948 Croad
112b Flory Daisy Wakeham Laisney 1970 Le Quesne
10590 Francis Wakeham 1866 Picot
551 44 Francis John Wakeham 1873 Croad
9968 George Henry Wakeham 1865 Picot
469 16969 George Thomas Wakeham 1938 Croad
397 Henry George Robert Wakeham 21/06/1852 Sinatt
9260 Henry James Wakeham Infant 1864 Picot
13962 James Peter Wakeham 1875 Picot
210a James Walter Wakeham 1931 Le Quesne
551 32 Jane Wakeham Fadda 1872 Croad
189 John Wakeham 1918 Sinatt
241b John Henry Wakeham 1956 Le Quesne
16511 Kathleen Mary Wakeham 1936 Croad
22423 Louisa Jane Wakeham Crossman 1960 Croad
318 Louisa Mary Wakeham 07/01/1860 Sinatt
11637 Mary Ann Wakeham Payn 1868 Picot
14038 Mary Ann Wakeham Eade 1875 Picot
20740 Percy George Wakeham 1953 Croad
305b Queenie Irene Wakeham Burstein 1962 Le Quesne
11373 Richard Wakeham 1868 Picot
77b Stanley John Wakeham 1969 Le Quesne
7583 Thomas Watts Wakeham 1906 Croad
8808 William Henry Wakeham 1910 Croad
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