O'Brien burial records 1820-1978

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O'Brien 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
335&336 Alice Hemsol O'Brien Linford 01/11/1892 Sinatt
12043 Amelia O'Brien Smith 1869 Picot
391 - 392 57 Arthur O'Brien 03/07/1877 Sinatt
446 56 Catharine O'Brien Foohy 1877 Croad
173 Charles William O'Brien 1969 Pitcher
7593 Christopher Francis O'Brien 1906 Croad
382 and 383 Daniel O'Brien 1890 Sinatt
5 Elizabeth O'Brien 24/01/1848 Sinatt
11443 Elizabeth Mary O'Brien 1868 Picot
331a Elizabeth Maud O'Brien 1968 Le Quesne
120 Ellen O'Brien 1926 Sinatt
164 Ena O'Brien 1927 Sinatt
538A Flora Elaine O'Brien Fitch 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
12067 Helena Mary O'Brien Doras 1920 Croad
14214 Johanna O'Brien McDonall 1876 Picot
3863 John Michael O'Brien 1893 Croad
131a Katherine Deborah O'Brien 1966 Le Quesne
3066 Kathleen O'Brien 1891 Croad
Louisa Jane O'Brien Le Breton 03/01/1938 Conery
182a, 182b 113 Mary O'Brien Callaghan 1902 Sinatt
10873 Mary Anne O'Brien 1867 Picot
81 Matthew Mease O'Brien 25/8/1855 Sinatt
Maud O'Brien Yvon 30/03/1937 Conery
101a Maurice O'Brien 1966 Le Quesne
10154 Michael O'Brien 1915 Croad
Michael J O'Brien 12.10.1957 Conery
93 Mrs O'Brien 21/11/1855 Sinatt
208a,208b 47 Peter O'Brien 1882 Sinatt
263a, 263b 95 Phyllis Mary O'Brien 1903 Sinatt
14313 Selina O'Brien Spilsbury 1928 Croad
13993 Susanna Rebeca O'Brien O'Brien 1875 Picot
Teresa O'Brien 28/03/1949 Conery
19387 Thomas O'Brien 1947 Croad
10346 William O'Brien 1915 Croad
20325 William O'Brien 1951 Croad
William O'Brien 10/11/1949 Conery
15320 William Edward O'Brien 1932 Croad
William Terence O'Brien 16/11/1954 Conery
Winter O'Brien 20.01.1941 Conery
22463 Mary Millicent O'Brien-Butler Weatherston 1960 Croad
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