Widley, Hampshire Genealogy

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Guide to Widley, Hampshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Widley, Hampshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Portsdown
County Hampshire
Poor Law Union Fareham
Registration District Fareham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1738
Bishop's Transcripts: 1780
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Droxford
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Location of Archive
Hampshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WIDLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Fareham, hundred of Portsdown, Fareham and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 5½ miles (E. by N.) from Fareham; containing, with part of the hamlet of Potwell. [1]

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]

Widley, Hampshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch - free[3]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[4]
WIDLEY PARISH Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1700s-1800s
FS 1738-1876
1738-1751, 1754-1877

PRTS 1780-1812

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 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.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Clarke, Barry.  Clarke Family at Cosham's King and Queen.  A history of the Clarke family working at the Cosham King and Queen, which is party of the Widley parish.  The history of the family starts in 1779, with James Clarke birth, and his marriage to Elizabeth Cole who was born in about 1794.  Article has picture of the Inn, and history of the family with other surnames mentioned, Tribe, Stevens, Windbank, Shank, Irish Till, Samways, Longs.  Latest date is 1953. Article in the Hampshire Family Historian vol. 32 part 1, pages 33-35, FHL Ref 942.27 B2h

Dowling, Ronald.  Survivor of Rorke's Drift; Resident of Cosham - Henry Edward Gallagher.  History of his military service with pictures of him and his wife Caroline Maria Gallager nee Stanley, with a history of the family, in India, and Egypt, and England.  He was born at Killenaule, Co. Tipperary, Eire, in 1855, his parents being Henry Gallagher and Mary Kennedy.Article extends from 1820-1937.  Article in the Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 31, part 3, pages 227-231, FHL Ref 942.27 B2h

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire 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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 568-571. Date accessed: 01 June 2013.
  2. 'Over 1.4 million new Hampshire parish records published', Find My Past, accessed 3 October 2013. Date ranges are not clearly identified.
  3. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Hampshire, England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 5 October 2013.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 2 October 2013.