Fisher burial records 1820-1978

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Fisher 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.

  • 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
18005 Agnes Rose Fisher Mitchelmore 1941 Croad
32b Alfred Henry Wilson Fisher 1951 Le Quesne
285 - 286 66 Ann Fisher Ruck 12/06/1876 Sinatt
149A Clarence George Fisher 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
462 Constance Aileen Fisher Bloxham 1949 Pitcher
13908 Doris Jane Fisher 1927 Croad
6000 Ellen Fisher Aspden 1900 Croad
140 Ernest Frank Fisher 1963 Pitcher
208b Frederick Charles Frewin Fisher 1961 Le Quesne
21140 Frederick Hubert Fisher 1954 Croad
134 Frederick James Fisher 1975 Pitcher and Le Quesne
17245 Frederick William Fisher 1938 Croad
22142 Frederick William Fisher 1959 Croad
22501 Henry Charles Frederick Fisher 1960 Croad
306a Infants Fisher Sons of Clarence 1962 Le Quesne
9a James Fisher 1958 Pitcher
15164 Jane Fisher Rumbolds 1932 Croad
100 15505 John Fisher 1933 Croad
14664 Lily Harriet Fisher 1929 Croad
219 Margaret Fisher Miller 03/03/1858 Sinatt
9524 Marguerite Fisher Neel 1912 Croad
239a,239b 121 Mary Emma Fisher Hill 1882 Sinatt
13304 Richard Fisher 1925 Croad
22145 Sarah Ann Emma Fisher Goate 1959 Croad
2 Sheila Joyce Fisher née le Masurier 1972 Pitcher and Le Quesne
30 Theodore John Fisher 1925 Sinatt
10289 Walter Fisher 1915 Croad
7412 Walter John Fisher 1905 Croad
364 William Ernest Fisher 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
18903 Alice Jane Fisher-Obren Belin 1945 Croad
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