Dolbel burial records 1820-1978

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Dolbel 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
Dolbel 1956 Le Quesne
181a Albert Henry Dolbel 1955 Pitcher
30a Alice Jane Dolbel Godel 1924 Le Quesne
14481 Alice Mary Dolbel 1929 Croad
3794 Ann Mary Dolbel Babot 1853 Picot
294 Annie Eliza Dolbel Fossey 1941 Sinatt
5941 Elise Marthe Dolbel Remon 1900 Croad
11856 Eliza Mary Dolbel Fauvel 1920 Croad
2309 Eliza Susanne Dolbel 1849 Picot
11682 Elizabeth Rachel Dolbel Gallichan 1919 Croad
260 George Dolbel 1931 Sinatt
378 58 Infant Dolbel 1871 Sinatt
147 Infant Dolbel 1969 Pitcher
117b Infant Dolbel 1918 Le Quesne
278a Jane Dolbel Luce 1944 Le Quesne
151a Jane Dolbel Luce 1947 Le Quesne
357 Jane Marguerite Dolbel Gallichan Emma Woodward 1846 Picot
3543 Jean Dolbel 1852 Picot
21919 Jessie Eliza Dolbel 1958 Croad
161 3 John Dolbel 1873 Croad
7250 John Philip Dolbel 1905 Croad
35a John Richard Dolbel 1925 Le Quesne
32 Judith Dolbel Philip Gallichan 1842 Picot
30 and 31 Lucille May Dolbel 1889 Sinatt
161 80 Maria Sophia Dolbel 1871 Croad
12560 Marie Dolbel Le Ray 1870 Picot
96a Marie Cecile Dolbel Vaudelet 1946 Le Quesne
13049 Mary Ann Dolbel Delalande 1924 Croad
17455 Mary Ann Elizabeth Dolbel Le Gros 1939 Croad
732 Nicolas Babot Dolbel 1849 Picot
297b Norman Philip Dolbel 1964 Le Quesne
285b Philip Dolbel 1944 Le Quesne
166a Philip Tourgis Dolbel 1961 Le Quesne
13926 Philippe Dolbel 1875 Picot
182b Snowdon Winter Dolbel 1921 Le Quesne
3580 Sophie Anne Dolbel Le Masurier 1892 Croad
253b Stanley Charles Dolbel 1948 Le Quesne
38a Stanley John Dolbel 1937 Le Quesne
5176 William Dolbel 1856 Picot
13584 William George Dolbel 1926 Croad
1996 William John Dolbel 1849 Picot
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