Horsham, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to Horsham, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|County||Sussex, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Horsham|
|Parish registers: 1540; Separate registers exist for Southwater beginning 1850|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1571; Separate records exist for Southwater beginning 1850|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deaneries of Pagham and Tarring; Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
HORSHAM (St. Mary), a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Singlecross, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 29 miles (N. E.) from Chichester, and 36 (S. S. W.) from London; There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, and Wesleyans; and a Roman Catholic chapel.
Horsham St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient parish in West Sussex. Other places in the parish include: Broadbridge Heath, Southwater, Roughy, and Roffey.
From this parish were formed subsequent ecclesiastical parishes in the town and extensive parish.For an introduction the parish development see Horsham church history
The ancient parish of St Mary Horsham St Mary
The Ancient Parish Church of St Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
Subsequent parishes developed in Horsham see:
Horsham St John the Evangelist Chapel see List of demolished worship places in West Sussex
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.
From 1837 this parish was in the Horsham registration district
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office
West Sussex Record Office
Phone: 01243 642122
Church records[edit | edit source]
Horsham, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeReg.org.uk|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|TGEN = The Genealogist - (£)|
|SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free|
|HORSHAM PARISH (1540) Online Records|
Roffey registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|ROFFEY Online Records|
Southwater parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|SOUTHWATER Parish Online Records|
Horsham St. Mary records held at West Sussex Record Office
Bishop’s transcripts 1571-1883
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Horsham
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.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 553-557. Date accessed: 27 September 2013
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
- 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 20 January 2021.
- Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.
For church history in the Horsham area Horsham: Churches', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 190-195. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18355&strquery=Horsham Date accessed: 03 May 2011.