Hooper burial records 1820-1978

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Hooper 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.

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Page number Record number Forenames Surname Maiden name Previous
married name
Associated names Notes Year
of burial
Funeral director
315 George Lucas Hooper 1883 Sinatt
18006 Abraham Isaac Hooper 1941 Croad
948 Ada Elizabeth Hooper 1883 Croad
256b Alfred Edward Hooper 1964 Le Quesne
136 Alicia Hooper Anderson 1926 Sinatt
719 Ann Hooper nee Le vavasseur 1882 Croad
13741 Clara Margaretta Hooper Street 1926 Croad
72 Eliza Hooper 7/7/1855 Sinatt
14384 Elizabeth Victoria Hooper Galleinne 1929 Croad
475&476 Eva Louise Hooper 13/07/1893 Sinatt
10276 Frederick John Hooper 1915 Croad
17857 George Albert Hooper 1941 Croad
16319 George Augustus Hooper 1936 Croad
11523 George Henry Hooper 1868 Picot
670 - 671 85 George Symes Hooper 2/6/1879 Sinatt
11482 Jane Hooper 1868 Picot
125&126 John Hooper 28/10/1891 Sinatt
2388 John William Hooper 1888 Croad
1a1b Julia Hooper Lucas 1896 Sinatt
8498 Julia Hooper Grestock 1909 Croad
173,174 Laura Hooper Large 1923 Sinatt
21307 Louisa Hilda Hooper 1955 Croad
237 104 Lucas George Hooper 1909 Sinatt
193 Maria Hooper Burring 1880 Croad
17 Mary Hooper 06/03/1848 Sinatt
305 Mary Hooper 14/09/1859 Sinatt
12249 Mary Elizabeth Hooper 1870 Picot
16207 Natalie Hooper Rault 1935 Croad
10142 Richard Hooper 1866 Picot
142 125 Samuel Hooper 21/12/1874 Sinatt
133a Ursula Kathleen Hooper 1934 Le Quesne
133a Ursula Kathleen Hooper 1934 Le Quesne
197 48 William Hooper 1909 Sinatt
270a John Hooper-Valpy 1959 Le Quesne
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