De La Taste burial records 1820-1978

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De La Taste 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
245 3 Agnes de la Taste 1869 Sinatt
17845 Alfred de La Taste 1941 Croad
261&262 Amelia de la Taste 19/05/1892 Sinatt
92a Annie Effie Lilian de la Taste Dolbel Mars 1963 Le Quesne
327 Annie Jane De La Taste Broquet 1931 Sinatt
19509 Bertha Charlotte de La Taste 1948 Croad
16 Catherine De La Taste De Salis 1928 Sinatt
171 12 Charles de La Taste 1909 Sinatt
317&318 Clara Adelaide De La Taste 22/09/1892 Sinatt
37 Edward De La Taste 29/1/1855 Sinatt
262a, 262b 136 Edward de la Taste 1900 Sinatt
459,460 Elise de La Taste 1921 Sinatt
5636 Eliza de la Taste Grellier 1857 Picot
255 146 Eliza Margaret de la Taste Summers 1915 Sinatt
135 47 Elvina Anna De La Taste Bender 1905 Sinatt
486 Frederick Henry De La Taste 11/10/1853 Sinatt
106 Gerald de la Taste 1911 Sinatt
4357 Giffard De La Taste 1854 Picot
40 Herbert Gerald De La Taste 1951 Pitcher
135 71 Isabella De la Taste 1908 Sinatt
433 - 434 106 Jane De La Taste Hooper 16/11/1877 Sinatt
217a,217b 72 Jane de la Taste 1882 Sinatt
2403 Jane Honorine De La Taste 1850 Picot
166a, 166b 86 John De La Taste 1902 Sinatt
132a, 132b 26 John James De La Taste 1902 Sinatt
254a, 254b 83 Julia De La Taste Le Quesne 1903 Sinatt
188 Leonora Maria De La Taste 1918 Sinatt
129 99 Lerrier De La Taste 10/11/1874 Sinatt
242 128 Mary Ann de la Taste Pellier 1915 Sinatt
17775 Mary Cecilia de La Taste Broquet 1940 Croad
6308 Mellish de la Taste Adjutant in the Militia Artillery 1858 Picot
38 30 Philip Matthews De La Taste 1904 Sinatt
605 - 606 15 Thomas Eugene De La Taste 25/1/1879 Sinatt
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