Cole burial records 1820-1978

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Cole 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
106 Ada Jane Cole Rive 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
134a Annie Lavinia Cole Gardner 1955 Le Quesne
589 - 590 167 Charles Cole 23/12/1878 Sinatt
14007 Charles Cole 1875 Picot
163 Derek Anthony Vernon Cole 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
338a Edith Cole Pigett 1965 Le Quesne
20044 Edith Evelina Cole Godden Pearce 1950 Croad
31A Eileen Ellen Cole 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
13167 Eliza Cole Lilley 1924 Croad
341 - 342 131 Emma Kate Cole 23/12/1876 Sinatt
162b Ernest David Cole 1940 Le Quesne
188b Fanny Alice Cole 1958 Le Quesne
159 Frances Cole Williams 16/01/1857 Sinatt
475 Frederick Cole 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
3792 Frederick Cole 1853 Picot
381,382 George Cole 1924 Sinatt
189 George James Cole 05/03/1850 Sinatt
75b George William Munden Cole 1960 Le Quesne
152 Gertrude Amelia Cole Orviss 1944 Pitcher
275A Gladys Murel Cole Lang 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
13 Infant Cole 23/02/1848 Sinatt
11421 Isabella Clara Cole Godfray 1918 Croad
311 - 312 99 John Cole 06/09/1876 Sinatt
4350 John Cole 1895 Croad
86a John Benjamin Francis Cole 1966 Le Quesne
15237 Margaret Cole 1932 Croad
842 Margaret Maud Cole 1883 Croad
204 74 Marie Cole 1915 Sinatt
265,266 173 Mary Cole Betts 1894 Sinatt
81 Mary Cole 1911 Sinatt
353a Mary Cole Wells Staples 1957 Le Quesne
3846 Mary Ann Cole March 1853 Picot
11008 Richard Cole 1917 Croad
9972 Richard Elias Cole 1865 Picot
215a Rose Daphne Cole 1972 Pitcher
12540 Thomas Cole 1870 Picot
6787 Thomasine Beard Cole Dunstan 1859 Picot
20066 Walter Cole 1950 Croad
444 William Cole Drill Sergeant Town Regiment 24/02/1853 Sinatt
354 2 William Cole 1871 Sinatt
6446 William Cole 1859 Picot
9622 William Alfred Cole 1865 Picot
68a William Arthur Cole 1969 Le Quesne
187 William Horace Cole 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
357a Winifred Beatrice Cole née Mountjoy 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
10946 George Cole [duplicate number] 1867 Picot
213 Augusta Frances Coles infant 02/02/1858 Sinatt
289,290 Bella Coles Fuller 1921 Sinatt
481 - 482 37 Charles Coles 14/3/1878 Sinatt
14178 Dorothy Florence Coles 1928 Croad
173a173b Eli Coles 1897 Sinatt
219b Elizabeth Mary Coles 1964 Le Quesne
499&500 George Coles 13/06/1885 Sinatt
421 George Philip Coles 1881 Croad
591&592 Harriet Elizabeth Coles Coles 11/12/1885 Sinatt
133a John Henry Coles 1950 Le Quesne
86a, 86b 31 Kate Coles 1899 Sinatt
115a115b Mary Coles Cathewood 1897 Sinatt
13331 Stanley Edmund Thomas Coles 1925 Croad
84a Walter George Coles 1958 Le Quesne
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