Whitley burial records 1820-1978

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Whitley 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
425 Ada Matilda Whitley 1935 Sinatt
52 Albina Jane Whitley Esnouf 1926 Sinatt
323 Alice Evelyn Whitley 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
26 Amy Whitley 1942 Pitcher
4963 Ann Whitley Burns Malakin 1897 Croad
67a, 67b Annie Mary Whitley 1952 Le Quesne
8300 Caroline Whitley Buesnel 1908 Croad
240a,240b 123 Charles John Whitley 1882 Sinatt
304 Clara Whitley 1946 Pitcher
31a Claudia Mary Whitley 1946 Le Quesne
21753 Clement Whitley 1957 Croad
149 Elias George Whitley 1929 Sinatt
293&294 Eliza Whitley Fauvel 26/08/1884 Sinatt
83 41 Elizabeth Whitley Morris 1914 Sinatt
229 61 Ernest Whitley 1906 Sinatt
322 Florence Whitley 1938 Sinatt
121 Francis Whitley 1943 Pitcher
7833 George Whitley 1907 Croad
300a George Whitley Died in UK 1964 Le Quesne
12683 Henry Elias Whitley 1871 Picot
176 34 Jane Whitley Fauvel 1915 Sinatt
557 25 Jane Whitley Gallichan 1876 Croad
362 Jane Edith Whitley 1947 Pitcher
7198 Jane Elizabeth Whitley Deslandes 1905 Croad
29a, 29b 14 John Whitley 1901 Sinatt
325,326 John Charles Whitley 1924 Sinatt
331 Joseph John Whitley 22/10/1851 Sinatt
138 Julia Whitley 1954 Pitcher
33 Lizzie Pepin Whitley Godfrey 1939 Sinatt
22359 Lydia Susanne Whitley Perredes Tonge 1960 Croad
78 Mabel Emily Whitley 1943 Pitcher
154a Mabel Florence May Whitley Amy 1956 Le Quesne
66 65 Philip Whitley 1904 Sinatt
253 93 Philip Whitley 1906 Sinatt
371 Philippe Thomas Whitley 1881 Croad
63b Raymond Frederick Whitley 1958 Le Quesne
315b Rosabel Whitley 1959 Le Quesne
177 Rosalind Whitley Holmes 1972 Pitcher
397 Rosea Whitley 1948 Pitcher
331,332 Rosea Jane Whitley Chambers 1921 Sinatt
83,84 Thomas Frances Whitley 1922 Sinatt
184a Thomas George Whitley 1947 Le Quesne
186 William Whitley 1972 Pitcher
21458 Winifred Violet Whitley 1956 Croad
337 George Whiteley 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
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