Matthews burial records 1820-1978

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Matthews 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
83b Cecilia Ann Matthew 1952 Le Quesne
80a Ethel Mary Matthew 1958 Le Quesne
80b Ethel Mary Matthew 1958 Le Quesne
21592 Mabel Mary Laurens Matthew Jouan 1956 Croad
184 113 Mary Ann Matthew Gleddon 1905 Sinatt
10904 Nellie May Matthew 1917 Croad
331 Theresa Matthew Lowry 1931 Sinatt
William Matthew 07.02.1944 Conery
309,310 William James Arthur Matthew 1924 Sinatt
4346 Andrew Marriott Matthews 1895 Croad
3 Andrewetta Hervey Peacock Maxton Matthews 8/7/1854 Sinatt
2265 Arthur James Matthews 1849 Picot
3a Beatrice Matthews 1960 Le Quesne
2065 Charles Matthews 1887 Croad
3268 Charles Matthews 1852 Picot
453 16909 Charles William Matthews 1937 Croad
201 Charlotte Matthews 04/12/1857 Sinatt
317 Charlotte Mary Matthews 1947 Pitcher
13464 Edith Matthews 1925 Croad
30a Edith Matthews Garnier Le Marquand 1955 Le Quesne
2634 Edourd Philippe Matthews 1850 Picot
16444 Edwin Matthews 1936 Croad
5874 Elizabeth Matthews Sharland 1857 Picot
12568 Elizabeth Matthews Harvey Hunt 1870 Picot
13292 Elizabeth Margaret Matthews Hue 1925 Croad
5187 Elizabeth Sarah Matthews Trachy 1898 Croad
132a Ellen Matthews Sutcliffe 1968 Pitcher
102a Evelyn Bertha Matthews Middledith 1950 Le Quesne
14079 Florence Emily Matthews 1875 Picot
221a, 221b Florence Mary Matthews Wallington 1956 Le Quesne
237b George Douglas Matthews 1961 Le Quesne
32 116 Harriet Vagg Matthews 1864 Sinatt
15607 Hubert Charles Noel Matthews 1933 Croad
5129 Jane Ann Matthews 1856 Picot
190 Jane Elizabeth Matthews Lamonace Philippe Perchard 1844 Picot
141 Jeanne Matthews Bisson 1843 Picot
9556 John Matthews 1865 Picot
6a John Richard Matthews 1969 Le Quesne
131a, 131b 34 Jonah Matthews 1902 Sinatt
145 Juanita Amalia Richmond Matthews King 1977 Pitcher and Le Quesne
61 Madam Matthews 06/10/1848 Sinatt
131 Marcus Henry Matthews 1917 Sinatt
3932 Marie Matthews 1853 Picot
412 60 Mary Matthews 1871 Croad
10015 Mary Matthews Coutanche 1866 Picot
12915 Mary Matthews 1871 Picot
214 73 Mary Ann Matthews Letto Stevenson 1909 Sinatt
2376 Mary Eliza Matthews 1850 Picot
98 Maud Matthews Le Corderie 1962 Pitcher
91a Muriel Matthews Whitney 1970 Pitcher
249 87 Richard George Matthews 1906 Sinatt
11571 Samuel Sandys Matthews 1868 Picot
9284 Sarah Eliza Matthews Clayel 1864 Picot
54a Siamese cat Matthews 1972 Pitcher and Le Quesne
510A Sydney Edgar Matthews 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
267b Trevor Jenkins Matthews 1959 Le Quesne
268a Trevor Jenkins Matthews 1959 Le Quesne
56 Victoria Matthews 31/3/1855 Sinatt
513 William Matthews Buried with his 2 children 03/04/1853 Sinatt
413 60 William Matthews 1873 Croad
13484 William Matthews 1926 Croad
2109 William Matthews 1849 Picot
79a William Henry Newton Matthews 1962 Pitcher
5571 William Robinson Matthews 1857 Picot
7b Leon Eugene Yves Matthieu 1957 Le Quesne
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