Ford burial records 1820-1978

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Ford 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
22108 Ada Florence Ford Kelland 1958 Croad
477 17000 Alan George Ford 1938 Croad
63 11 Albina Florence Ford 1914 Sinatt
16337 Alice Ann Ford Hubert 1936 Croad
18873 Alice Dorothy Annie Ford 1945 Croad
Amelia Ford 16/05/1828 Sinatt
10726 Ann Elizabeth Rachel Ford Martel 1867 Picot
335 Augusta Louisa Ford 1938 Sinatt
58 Clara Ann Ford Drouin 1970 Pitcher
20586 David John Ford 1952 Croad
11379 Edwin James Ford 1868 Picot
13929 Elizabeth Ford Murphy 1927 Croad
23 Frederick Alfred Ford 1933 Sinatt
14096 George Edwin Ford 1928 Croad
12a George Woolaway Ford 1969 Le Quesne
110a Gertrude Marian Ford 1961 Le Quesne
2 Harriet Ford Folley 1950 Pitcher
14648 Harrriet Hilda Ford Kelland 1929 Croad
Helene Maud Ann Ford Lenoir 21/03/1951 Conery
4470 Irene Priscilla Ford 1895 Croad
50a, 50b 43 Isaac John Henry Ford 1901 Sinatt
15402 Isaac William Ernest Ford 1932 Croad
7015 James Ford 1860 Picot
7403 John Ford 1861 Picot
9655 John Ford 1865 Picot
Joseph Ford 29/03/1829 Sinatt
13992 Joseph Ford 1875 Picot
316b Lewis Walter Ford 1957 Le Quesne
134 Mary Jane Ford 24/08/1849 Sinatt
152 Mary Jane Ford 04/12/1856 Sinatt
4150 Mary Maria Ford 1854 Picot
5768 Masculine child Ford Stillborn son of Elizabeth Ann Ford 1857 Picot
8151 Michael Ford 1908 Croad
304 Mr Ford 01/08/1851 Sinatt
10292 Richard George Ford 1915 Croad
227a Roger Ford 1967 Le Quesne
238 105 Sidney Charles Ford 1909 Sinatt
21777 Snowden Edwin Ford 1957 Croad
373,374 William Frederick Ford 1924 Sinatt
400 16705 William George Ford 1937 Croad
106 William Henry Ford 1936 Sinatt
257 Zoe Margaret Ford 16/12/1850 Sinatt
10361 Clarence George Forder 1915 Croad
8512 Cyril Ernest Forder 1909 Croad
13854 Edwin Forder 1875 Picot
2906 Lilian Maud Forder 1890 Croad
11765 Raymond Clifford Forder 1919 Croad
210a Violet Maud Forder Touzel 1964 Le Quesne
7221 Violet May Forder 1905 Croad
11761 William George Forder 1919 Croad
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