Cook burial records 1820-1978

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Cook 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
17A Adelaide Cook Ward 1974 Pitcher and Le Quesne
396 Ann Cook 21/06/1852 Sinatt
161a Beatrice Levada Muriel Cook Tindall 1963 Pitcher
156a Brian George Cook 1963 Le Quesne
6050 Bridget Cook McAvoy 1900 Croad
224 Ethel Nicholas Cook née Walker 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
Fred Edward Cook 22/12/1951 Conery
285 Infant Cook 24/04/1851 Sinatt
18609 Jane Cook Drelaud 1944 Croad
163 Joanna Cook Williams 09/02/1857 Sinatt
18a,18b 10 John Cook 1880 Sinatt
5772 Joseph Cook 1899 Croad
21388 Maud Emma Cook Stoneman 1955 Croad
333b Norman George Cook 1960 Le Quesne
12886 William Cook 1871 Picot
455A William Gordon Tyndall Cook 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
9238 Harriet Cook Pelling 1864 Picot
111 91 Ada Olive Cooke 1873 Croad
260b Blanche Louise Cooke 1964 Le Quesne
179&180 Caroline Cooke 19/01/1892 Sinatt
9276 Charles Cooke Infant 1864 Picot
20075 Florence Cooke Perrins 1950 Croad
20322 Florence Cooke du Pré 1951 Croad
198a Frank Herbert Cooke 1973 Pitcher and Le Quesne
18660 Gerald William Cooke 1944 Croad
388 16686 Helen Frances Cooke Turner 1937 Croad
297,298 24 Henry William Cooke 1895 Sinatt
357b Hilda Emily Cooke Motto 1969 Le Quesne
10823 Jane Cooke Neel 1917 Croad
111 28 Jean Cooke 1868 Croad
541&542 John Cooke 01/09/1885 Sinatt
10865 John Cooke 1867 Picot
236a John Cooke 1964 Le Quesne
14895 John Hewson Cooke 1930 Croad
987 John William Cooke 1884 Croad
459 Lucy Glanville Cooke 1949 Pitcher
199 19 Matilda Sarah Cooke Spice 1906 Sinatt
131 Percy Vivian Cooke 1944 Pitcher
Roberta Cecilia Cooke 25/05/1936 Conery
74 Walter John Sigrist Cooke 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
12065 William Cooke 1920 Croad
92 15 Matthew Cooke/Cook 05/03/1874 Sinatt
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