Bichard burial records 1820-1978

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Bichard 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
313a Desire Hortence Bichard Le Breton 1949 Le Quesne
255 Susanne Bichard Le Sueur 1882 Sinatt
16366 Ada Mary Bichard Le Prevost 1936 Croad
210b Albert Charles Bichard 1964 Le Quesne
20024 Alice Eliza Bichard Le Gros 1950 Croad
266a Augusta Jane Bichard Huelin 1959 Le Quesne
37b Auguste Francois Marie Bichard 1925 Le Quesne
6587 Catherine Bichard 1859 Picot
235 Doris Mary Bichard 1937 Sinatt
13190 Elizabeth Bichard Robert 1872 Picot
344 Ellen Bichard 1947 Pitcher
341 Elsie Miriam Bichard née Le Brocq 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
146 Emma Elizabeth Bichard Alexandre 1929 Sinatt
33a Henriette Bichard Hacquard 1925 Le Quesne
3 Horatio John Bichard 1915 Sinatt
175 Horatio Nelson Bichard 1912 Sinatt
19155 James Bichard 1946 Croad
5497 Jean Bichard 1857 Picot
137 50 Jeanne Marie Bichard Luce 1905 Sinatt
21215 John Bichard 1955 Croad
224 John M Bichard 31/07/1850 Sinatt
8076 John Matthew Bichard 1908 Croad
745 John Thomas Bichard Father Thomas 1849 Picot
28b Louisa Anne Bichard 1937 Le Quesne
347b Lyndon Lawrence Bichard 1969 Le Quesne
5012 Marie Bichard Gallie 1856 Picot
21084 Marie Josephe Bichard Rivoallon 1954 Croad
201 21 Mary Ann Bichard Bichard 1906 Sinatt
443 Mary Susan Bichard 1949 Pitcher
98b Philip Bichard 1927 Le Quesne
13083 Rachel Bichard Le Gallais 1872 Picot
459 - 460 9 Susanne Bichard 9/1/1878 Sinatt
4015 Thomas Bichard 1853 Picot
22b Violet Beatrice Bichard Le Brun 1932 Le Quesne
22b Violet Beatrice Bichard Le Brun 1932 Le Quesne
38a38b William Bichard Captain 1896 Sinatt
15a Winter Laurens Bichard 1969 Le Quesne
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