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== Parish History  ==
 
  
Houghton St Nicholas was a chapelry in [[Amberley,_Sussex]] Ancient Parish<br>
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Guide to '''Houghton, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
HOUGHTON, a parish, in the hundred of Bury, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from the town of Arundel; containing 177 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Chichester to Storrington, and on that from London to Arundel and Bognor; it is bounded on the east by the river Arun, over which is a very ancient bridge, with a causeway adjoining it. The number of acres is computed at 2000; the soil is chalk, alternated with alluvial clay, and the arable and pasture lands are both productive. The living is a vicarage, united in 1700 to that of Amberley: the endowment is £16 per annum, paid by the Duke of Norfolk, who is impropriator. The church is in the early English style. On the downs are some earthworks.
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Houghton St Nicholas West Sussex.jpg
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| caption =
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| Type = [[Chapelry]]
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| County = Sussex
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| Hundred = Bury
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/EastPreston/ East Preston]
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| Registration District = Worthing
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| PRbegin = 1560; For more records see Amberley
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| BTbegin = 1591
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Chichester
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Arundel
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Prerogative Court =
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| Archive = [[Sussex Record Office]]
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}}
  
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 562-566. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51049 Date accessed: 06 May 2011.<br>
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== Parish History ==
  
== Resources  ==
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HOUGHTON, a '''parish,''' in the hundred of Bury, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from the town of Arundel.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51049#s2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 562-566. Date accessed: 30 September 2013</ref>. See also<ref>John Marius Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8671 ''A Vision of Britain through Time''], (1870-72). Date accessed: 23 January 2014.</ref>.
  
==== Civil Registration ====
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The parish church of St Nicholas has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-297937-the-parish-church-of-st-nicholas-houghto+ British listed building]
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== Resources ==
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=== Find Neighboring Parishes ===
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Use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]
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::*Type the name of the parish in the ''search bar''
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::*Click on the location ''pin'' on the map
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::*Choose ''Options'' from the pop up box
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::*Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes<br>
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=== Civil Registration ===
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
==== Church records  ====
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From 1837 this parish was in the [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/worthing.html+ Worthing registration district]<br>which was abolished in 1870 and recreated in 1935<br>Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralized Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122
  
Houghton St Nicholas <br>
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=== Church Records ===
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''The Church of England'' (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor. <br>
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''Non-Conformist'' refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.
  
West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1560-1999 Marr 1560-1993 Bur 1560-1998<br>
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==== Church of England ====
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<font color=blue> Due to the increasing access of online records:</font><br>
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*<font color=blue>Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified<br>
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*Dates in the following table are approximate </font><br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Find My Past-Sussex ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/sussex-marriages 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/national-burial-index-for-england-and-wales 1800s-1900s]</center>
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'''''Other Websites'''''<br>
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These databases have incomplete parish coverage. <br>
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*[https://parishregister.co.uk/online/sussex-parish-records The Genealogist Parish Registers -Sussex] ($)
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*[http://www.dustydocs.com/ UK Websites for Parish Records] - Links to online genealogical records
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*[https://ogindex.org/ Online Genealogical Index] -  Links to online genealogical records
  
Bishop's Transcripts 1591-1850 <br>
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==== Non-Conformists (All other Religions) ====
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*'''1717''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/england-and-wales-roman-catholics-1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717] at FindMyPast ($), index and images (''coverage may vary'')
  
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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=== Census Records ===
  
==== Census records  ====
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{{British Census|474671}}
  
Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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See [[Sussex Census]]
  
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
  
 
[[East Preston Poor Law Union, Sussex]]  
 
[[East Preston Poor Law Union, Sussex]]  
  
==== Probate records  ====
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[[Sutton (East Preston) Poor Law Union, Sussex]]
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Sussex Probate Records|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.  
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=== Probate Records  ===
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Sussex Probate Records|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  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
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http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/Houghton/
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== References  ==
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{{Reflist}}
  
Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.
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{{Sussex}}
  
[[Category:Sussex]]
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[[Category:Sussex Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 08:05, 3 September 2021


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

Houghton, Sussex
Houghton St Nicholas West Sussex.jpg
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bury
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union East Preston
Registration District Worthing
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560; For more records see Amberley
Bishop's Transcripts: 1591
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Arundel
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]

HOUGHTON, a parish, in the hundred of Bury, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from the town of Arundel.[1]. See also[2].

The parish church of St Nicholas has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

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 Worthing registration district
which was abolished in 1870 and recreated in 1935
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralized 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

Houghton Parva Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
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
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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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 ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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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]

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]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 562-566. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. John Marius Wilson, A Vision of Britain through Time, (1870-72). Date accessed: 23 January 2014.