Messervy burial records 1820-1978

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Messervy burial records
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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.

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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
737 Ada Messervy 1882 Croad
45 Adelina Messervy 1933 Sinatt
19937 Albert Messervy 1949 Croad
177 Alfred Messervy 1912 Sinatt
14862 Alfred George Messervy 1930 Croad
327 88 Alfred John Messervy 1870 Sinatt
19956 Alice Messervy 1949 Croad
13390 Alice Messervy 1873 Picot
12 Alice Ann Messervy Perree 1913 Sinatt
10399 Ann Messervy Baal 1915 Croad
9324 Ann Fanny Messervy 1912 Croad
200 52 Anne Messervy 1909 Sinatt
10178 Anne Messervy Binet 1915 Croad
13236 Annie Messervy 1925 Croad
81&82 Caroline Messervy Bush 05/11/1883 Sinatt
147 Caroline Leonie Augusta Messervy Guirin 1929 Sinatt
45 Charles Messervy 1926 Sinatt
11174 Charles Edwin Messervy 1867 Picot
323,324 50 Charlotte Agusta Louisa Messervy Bolt 1895 Sinatt
10337 Christian Messervy Tretheway 1915 Croad
14167 Clara Jane Messervy 1928 Croad
20094 Clement Charles Messervy 1950 Croad
205A Constance Messervy 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
421 Daniel Messervy 25/10/1852 Sinatt
2242 Daniel Messervy 1888 Croad
17181 Dennys Balleine Messervy 1938 Croad
20903 Edgar Messervy 1953 Croad
18b Edgar Philip Messervy 1924 Le Quesne
12654 Edward Messervy 1922 Croad
18435 Edward Philip Messervy 1943 Croad
3016 Elie Messervy 1851 Picot
20626 Elise Messervy 1952 Croad
74 Eliza Messervy De Garis 24/7/1855 Sinatt
630 Eliza Messervy Vautier 1882 Croad
14754 Eliza Messervy Edwards 1930 Croad
418 113 Eliza Agnes Messervy 1875 Croad
546 Elizabeth Messervy Nicolle 04/03/1864 Sinatt
24a24b Elizabeth Messervy Le Neveu 1896 Sinatt
168 Elizabeth Messervy 1918 Sinatt
5963 Elizabeth Messervy 1900 Croad
6913 Elizabeth Messervy 1860 Picot
13248 Elizabeth Messervy BeaugiƩ 1872 Picot
13380 Elizabeth Messervy Landhatherland 1873 Picot
7479 Elizabeth Mary Messervy 1906 Croad
9215 Elizabeth Sophia Messervy Le Sueur 1912 Croad
104 Emilie Messervy de Faye 1917 Sinatt
10512 Ernest Francis Messervy 1866 Picot
11950 Esther Messervy Langlois 1869 Picot
185a Ethel Mary Messervy 1941 Le Quesne
29 17 Fanny Messervy 1904 Sinatt
16571 Florence Messervy 1937 Croad
152 Florence Emily Tennant Messervy Denton 1917 Sinatt
76 Frances Messervy 9/8/1855 Sinatt
9338 George Messervy 1912 Croad
15836 George Messervy 1934 Croad
9956 George Messervy 1865 Picot
66b George Augustus Messervy 1946 Le Quesne
128 George Touzel Messervy 1936 Sinatt
2499 Helen Elizabeth Messervy 1889 Croad
6801 Henriette Marie Messervy 1903 Croad
8380 Henry Messervy 1909 Croad
6556 Henry Charles Messervy 1902 Croad
418 62 Henry Clarence Messervy 1875 Croad
17356 Herbert Messervy 1939 Croad
576 Hilda Messervy 1882 Croad
355b Infant Messervy See also P356, 30th Jan 27/01/1852 Sinatt
4119 James Messervy 1854 Picot
12149 James Alfred Messervy 1921 Croad
7357 Jane Messervy Balleine 1861 Picot
12115 Jane Messervy 1869 Picot
9327 Jane Mary Messervy Amy 1912 Croad
3325 Jean Messervy 1852 Picot
9176 Jean Messervy Captain 1864 Picot
10867 John Messervy 1917 Croad
53a John Messervy 1925 Le Quesne
201b John Buesnel Messervy 1942 Le Quesne
678 - 679 95 John Touzel Messervy 10/7/1879 Sinatt
22278 John William Messervy 1959 Croad
95b John William Charles Messervy 1927 Le Quesne
93 Leila Miriam Messervy Cooke 1926 Sinatt
19739 Louisa Renouf Messervy Bisson 1949 Croad
230 Lydia Messervy 1930 Sinatt
20576 Lydia Bettina Messervy Billot 1952 Croad
18b, 19a Lydia Maria Messervy du Feu 1951 Le Quesne
122 Marie Messervy Le Huquet 1879 Croad
4498 Marie Jeanne Messervy 1895 Croad
22313 Martha Mary Messervy 1959 Croad
374 Mary Messervy 26/03/1852 Sinatt
4996 Mary Messervy Pallot 1897 Croad
12280 Mary Ann Messervy Perchard 1921 Croad
13041 Mary Ann Messervy Le Gallais 1924 Croad
2267 Matthieu George Messervy 1849 Picot
356 Mrs Messervy See also P355, 27th Jan 30/01/1852 Sinatt
75a Olive Messervy 1946 Le Quesne
108 Philip Messervy 07/05/1849 Sinatt
8267 Philip Messervy 1908 Croad
5286 Philip Messervy 1898 Croad
15645 Philip de Garis Messervy 1933 Croad
296 Philip Nicole Messervy infant 29/07/1859 Sinatt
580 Philippe Messervy 1882 Croad
11620 Philippe Messervy 1919 Croad
1683 Reginald Garnet Messervy 1886 Croad
11671 Samuel Messervy 1919 Croad
60 Stillborn infant Messervy 02/10/1848 Sinatt
11973 Susan Messervy Le Riche 1920 Croad
12470 Susanne Messervy 1870 Picot
2176 Thomas Messervy 1888 Croad
419 22 Walter Messervy 1878 Croad
13590 Mary Ann Messervy Groizard de La Mare 1926 Croad
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