Rumboldswyke, Sussex Genealogy

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

Rumboldswyke, Sussex
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Box and Stockbridge
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Westhampnett
Registration District Westhampnett
Records begin
Parish registers: 1670
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chichester
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Chichester
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

RUMBOLD'S-WYKE (St. Rumbald), a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Box and Stockbridge, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex. This is a small parish adjoining Chichester, and includes part of the suburb called Hornett. A branch of the Arundel and Portsmouth canal, to Chichester, passes through its western portion.The church is a neat building in the later English style.[1]

The Church of St Mary (formerly St Rumbold) was declared redundant in 1994 and the building was converted for use by the Diocesan Architect see Sussex Parish Churches for history of the church Chichester St Mary Rumboldswyke

The church has been designated as a grade B listed building British listed building

The parish became part of Whyke with Rumboldswyke & Portsfield but later was merged into Chichester parish.

See also Chichester Wikipedia

Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Other places of worship in Whyke with Rumboldswhyke & Portsfield include All Saints, Portsfield
Baptist Chapel
Cemetery Chapel, Portsfield
Christian Scientist Chapel
St George, Whyke
United Methodist Church

See Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • 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 this parish was in the Westhmpnett registration district From 1935 this became part of 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

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

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Rumboldswyke Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
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Indexes and images
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FamilySearch Collections-Sussex
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Sussex
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Sussex ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

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]

Westhampnett 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]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/Rumboldswyke/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 711-716. Date accessed: 30 September 2013