Ching burial records 1820-1978

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Ching 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
16058 Ann Elizabeth Ching Ahier 1935 Croad
16330 Arthur Norman Ching 1936 Croad
302b Azeline Yvonne Ching Coatanoan 1968 Le Quesne
484 17026 Catherine Ching Chick 1938 Croad
David John Ching 03/12/1938 Conery
443 16868 Edmund Ching 1937 Croad
8670 Eleanor Carolina Ching Miller 1910 Croad
20540 Elizabeth Ching 1952 Croad
20601 Emily Ching Benest 1952 Croad
5232 Emma Jane Ching Infant 1856 Picot
417 16768 Francis Henry Ching 1937 Croad
321 Garnet John Ching 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
3980 George Ching 1894 Croad
13199 George Ching 1872 Picot
99a Infant Ching 1950 Le Quesne
74 110 James Ching 28/11/1873 Sinatt
13694 Jane Mary Ching Briard 1874 Picot
13721 Janet Susa Ching 1874 Picot
5889 John Ching 1900 Croad
13759 John Ching 1874 Picot
12922 John Edward Ching 1871 Picot
388 JosePhilippe Ching John Ching 1846 Picot
12736 Madeleine Jeanne Ching Hamon 1871 Picot
9554 Magdalene Anne Ching 1865 Picot
10743 Male infant Ching Infant son of Richard Ching and Jane Mary Briard 1867 Picot
5886 Marie Ching Carrel 1858 Picot
7798 Mary Ann Ching Collings 1907 Croad
189a Mary Ann Georgina Ching Thomas 1956 Le Quesne
18 78 Miss Ching 1864 Sinatt
59 Nona Ching Walker 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
17765 Pauline Ann Ching 1940 Croad
245 Philip Richard Ching 22/10/1850 Sinatt
7082 Phyllis Ruby Ching 1904 Croad
422 Raymond Ching 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
9661 Richard Ching 1913 Croad
54 Richard Ching 1843 Picot
1781 Richard Philip Ching 1886 Croad
40 10 Samuel Milton Ching 1865 Sinatt
3129 Susanne Ching Norman 1851 Picot
19430 Vera Marguerite Ching 1947 Croad
12759 William Ching 1923 Croad
9856 William John Ching 1865 Picot
6372 Elvina Jane Ching Touzel 1902 Croad
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