Sennicotts, Sussex Genealogy

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Chapel of St Mary Sennicotts West Sussex.jpg


Parish History[edit | edit source]

SENNICOTTS, a chapelry in Funtington parish, Sussex; 2½ miles N W of Chichester railway station. Post-town, Chichester. The statistics are returned with the parish. S. House is the seat of Teesdale, Esq. The living is annexed to Funtington. The church is good.[1]

Sennicotts St Mary is an estate chapel for Sennicotts Estate which formed an Ecclesiastical Parish from Funtington, Sussex Ancient Parish from 1829-1930 when it was absorbed again by the Ancient Parish.

Sennicotts Wikipedia

Funtington Parish information

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]

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.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Sennicotts

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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

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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved.
Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Westbourne 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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales published in 1870-72. Date accessed: 30 September 2013