Cavey burial records 1820-1978

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Cavey 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
493 Ada Rosina May Cavey 1950 Pitcher
102 4 Alexandre Desiré Cavey 1877 Croad
34a, 234b 55 Ann Cavey Picot 1901 Sinatt
101 54 Anne Cavey Le Riche 1872 Croad
87 Arthur John Cavey 1939 Sinatt
100 82 Charles Pierre Cavey 1871 Croad
210a210b Elise Cavey Carrel 1897 Sinatt
20629 Elsie Amy Cavey Le Lievre 1952 Croad
78 Emma Rosina Cavey Brown 1926 Sinatt
500 and 501 Emma Rosina May Cavey 1891 Sinatt
7870 Estelle Alexandrine Cavey 1907 Croad
41 Eva Winifred Cavey 1970 Pitcher
211 34 Francis Matthew Cavey 1906 Sinatt
271,272 Francis Matthew Cavey 1923 Sinatt
299 Francis Winter Cavey 1934 Sinatt
432 and 433 Francois Cavey 1890 Sinatt
101 46 Francois Alexandre Cavey 1872 Croad
343 George Francis Cavey 1931 Sinatt
89a89b Harold Le Brocq Cavey 1896 Sinatt
101 97 John Carrel Cavey 1875 Croad
49 John Filleul Cavey 1928 Sinatt
321 Julia Harriet Cavey Le Brocq 1947 Pitcher
236 Juliette Eleanor Cavey 1930 Sinatt
103a Lillian Jessie Cavey 1968 Pitcher
21442 Mabel Sarah Cavey England 1956 Croad
8186 Marguerite Agathe Rose Cavey 1908 Croad
8882 Martha Rachel Cavey Lester 1910 Croad
169a,169b 164 Mary Ann Cavey Filleul 1881 Sinatt
599 - 600 7 Mary Esther Cavey 17/1/1879 Sinatt
43,44 Mary Jane Cavey Picot 1919 Sinatt
89a,89b 174 Matthew Cavey 1880 Sinatt
497&498 Matthieu Daniel Cavey 12/08/1893 Sinatt
3593 Matthieu John Cavey Francois Cavé 1852 Picot
2692 Prudence Marie Louise Cavey Sanson 1890 Croad
93a93b Raymond John Cavey 1896 Sinatt
39a39b Ronald George Cavey 1896 Sinatt
197a,197b 25 Susan Eliza Cavey 1882 Sinatt
20390 Sydney John Cavey 1951 Croad
100 82 Victoria Mary Cavey 1870 Croad
20781 Wilfred George Cavey 1953 Croad
62 Winnifred Eva Cavey 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
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