Matson burial records 1820-1978

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Matson 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
12266 Adelina Louisa Jane Matson 1870 Picot
2231 Adolphus Matson 1849 Picot
16482 Alfred Frederick Matson 1936 Croad
318 Alfred George Matson 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
5539 Amelia Matson 1857 Picot
142a,142b 104 Ann Elizabeth Matson Romeril 1881 Sinatt
263a Ann Elizabeth Matson Square 1954 Le Quesne
11547 Arthur Daniel Matson 1868 Picot
339 Arthur James Matson 1976 Pitcher and Le Quesne
310 and 311 Arthur William Matson 1890 Sinatt
238a, 238b 99 Charles Walter Follett Matson 1900 Sinatt
241b Charles Winter James Matson 1959 Le Quesne
14812 Denis Matson 1930 Croad
276b Dorothy Ethel Roper Matson Hilton 1964 Le Quesne
86a Edith Emily Matson White 1958 Le Quesne
135a Edward Follett Matson 1953 Le Quesne
Elizabeth Matson 12/04/1828 Sinatt
10035 Elizabeth Matson Seward 1866 Picot
20333 Emilie Yvonne Matson Roudot 1951 Croad
272b Ernest Frederick Matson 1954 Le Quesne
202b Esther Maud Matson Richardson 1953 Le Quesne
497 Ethel Beatrice Matson Gray 1978 Pitcher and Le Quesne
31b Fanny Matson Pearce 1951 Le Quesne
14185 Florence Maud Matson 1876 Picot
4469 Georgina Matson 1854 Picot
11712 Gertrude Matson 1919 Croad
355b Harriet Charlotte Rose Matson Huson 1960 Le Quesne
213b Irene Elvina Payn Matson de Gruchy Mrowezynski 1959 Le Quesne
200a Julia Ann Matson Ereaut 1967 Le Quesne
201a Julia Ann Matson Ereaut See 200a 1967 Le Quesne
14779 Kathleen Elizabeth Dominica Matson Smith 1930 Croad
14851 Laura Ann Matson Machon 1930 Croad
12205 Lavinia Rebecca Matson see also 12522 1869 Picot
368 Mary Ann Jane Matson Scoones 1938 Sinatt
12034 Mary Elizabeth Matson Hacking 1920 Croad
104a Mary Jane Matson Romeril 1952 Le Quesne
145a Pamela Jean Matson 1955 Le Quesne
Peter Matson 05/10/1829 Sinatt
4702 Thomas Walter Follet Matson 1896 Croad
486 17035 Walter Charles Matson 1938 Croad
335 William Follett Matson 1935 Sinatt
316a William Follett Matson 1962 Le Quesne
12522 William Philip George Matson see also 12205 1870 Picot
273 Winter Matson 1941 Sinatt
231a Winter John Matson 1959 Le Quesne
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