Greatham with Wiggonholt, Sussex Genealogy

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Guide to Greatham with Wiggonholt, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Greatham with Wiggonholt, Sussex
Wigginholt Parish Church West Sussex.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Easwrith
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Sutton; East Preston
Registration District Chichester; Worthing
Records begin
Parish registers: 1597
Bishop's Transcripts: 1592
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Storrington
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

GRAFFHAM (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 4 miles (S. W.) from Petworth.[1]

Greatham is a small village in the Horsham district of West Sussex Greatham West Sussex Wikipedia Wiggonholt Wikipedia

Greatham with Wiggonholt is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.Other places in the parish include: Wigginholt and Wiggonholt.

Wigginholt parish church had no known dedication; the history is described Wigginholt Church

Greatham Church, West Sussex.jpg

Wiggonholt with Greatham Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also :

 Greatham Church Wikipedia and list of places of worship in Horsham District Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 332-338.  here

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

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.

From 1837 the parish of Greatham was in the Chichester registration district

Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex
Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
Chichester
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

From 1837 the parish of Wigginholt was in the Worthing registration district
which was abolished in 1870 and recreated in 1935
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Greatham with Wiggonholt Online Parish Records
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FamilySearch Collections-Sussex
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Sussex
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Sussex ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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.


See Sussex Census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

East Preston Poor Law Union, Sussex

Sutton (East Preston) Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex 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. 319-322. Date accessed: 27 September 2013