East Cowes, Hampshire Genealogy

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Guide to East Cowes, Hampshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

East Cowes, Hampshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Medina Liberty
County Hampshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Isle of Wight
Registration District Isle of Wight
Records begin
Parish registers: 1834
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery East Medine
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Location of Archive
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Parish History[edit | edit source]

COWES, EAST, a parochial district, in the parish of Whippingham, liberty of East Medina, Isle of Wight division of the county of Southampton, 5 miles (N.) from Newport; free. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Whippingham, with a net income of £135. There is a place of worship for Independents.[1].

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Cowes parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[3]
COWES PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PRTS
1680-1703

East Cowes parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

EAST COWES PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1836-1837

West Cowes parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

WEST COWES PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1680-1703


Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Waight, Stan.  A Monday Night in May. A history of the Monday night of the Air raids in Cowes and East Cowes, by the author, who was only 13 years old.  Also a photo of a Memorial with the names of those who lost their lives in air raids, 1939-1945 near a shipyard.  Article in The Hampshire Family Historian vol. 28 part 2, pages 97-99, FHL Ref. 942.27 B2h.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 702-710. Date accessed: 17 June 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 27 September 2013.