Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire Genealogy

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For a more extensive list of the City of Winchester churches and chapels, see "A Comprehensive List of Winchester Churches and Chapels.


Parish History[edit | edit source]

WINCHESTER Cathedral (The Holy and Undivided Trinity), a city, having separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of Buddlesgate, Winchester and North divisions of the county of Southampton (Hampshire), of which it is the capital, 63 miles (southwest by west) from London; containing Soke liberty. The ancient parish of Winchester comprises the parishes of St. Bartholomew Hyde Street, which is partly in the Soke liberty; St. Lawrence, the mother church St. Mary Kalendar, later the church was destroyed; St. Maurice- is a rectory, to which the rectories of St. Mary Kalendar, St. Peter Colebrook, St. George, and St. Mary Wood, were united; St. Thomas; St Faith, St. John, St. Michael, St. Peter Cheesehill, St. Martin Winnall, andSt. Swithin, within the Soke liberty, containing together 3361 inhabitants. St Bartholomew Hyde Street chapel, (Hyde Abbey) is supposed to have been originally appropriated to Hyde Abbey. The Priory Chapel church, in High-street, formerly the chapel of a priory, was rebuilt by subscription. The living of St. Peter's Colebrook, the church has been destroyed, as also have those of St. George and St. Mary Wood, The living of St. Thomas' is a discharged rectory, with that of St. Clement united and which the church of St. Clement was subsequently demolished. St. Faith's was annexed to the mastership of the hospital of St. Cross, which is extra-parochial, and in the chapel of which the parishioners attended divine service, the church of St. Faith having been demolished for more than two centuries. St. John's was united to St. Peter's Southgate; The church of St. Peter's Southgate was destroyed.

There are places of worship in the city for Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyans. A Roman Catholic chapel in the later English style, dedicated to St. Peter, was erected in 1792, in St. Peter street.[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]

FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
FS =  FamilySearch.org
KNRT = Knightroots.co.uk
DSDC = Dustydocuments.com
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL or SS PETER & PAUL (1599) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1599-1811 None 1603-1731 None None None
FS 1599-1811 None 1603-1754 None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER CHRIST CHURCH (1861) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS None None None None None None
WINCHESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL (1674) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1765-1861 None None None None None
WINCHESTER HOLY TRINITY (1854) Online Records

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FREG None None None None None None
WINCHESTER CHRIST CHURCH (1861) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS None None None None None None
WINCHESTER PRIORY CHAPEL HIGH ST (by 1847) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS None None None None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST BARTHOLOMEW (1780) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1780-1857 None 1780-1836 None 1780-1836 None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST CLEMENT - see ST MAURICE
WINCHESTER ST CROSS - united to ST FAITH
WINCHESTER ST FAITH (1670) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1780-1857 None 1780-1836 None 1780-1836 None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST GEORGE - united to ST MAURICE
WINCHESTER ST JOHN (1578) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1800-1859 None 1808-1836 None 1800-1858 None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST LAWRENCE (1754) Online Records

Baptisms
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FREG None None None None None None
FS 1760-18778 None 1756-1878 None

1780-1813;

1841-1862

None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST MARTIN (1680) Online Records - see Winnall

Baptisms
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FREG None None None None None None
FS 1786-1885 None 1786-1832 None 1786-1886 None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST MARY KALENDAR - united to ST MAURICE
WINCHESTER ST MATTHEW - see WEEKE Parish page
WINCHESTER ST MAURICE (1538) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1538-1876 None 1538-1875 None None None
KNRT
1734-1803
None
None
None
None
None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST MICHAEL  (1632) Online Records

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FREG None None None None None None
FS None None None None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST PETER CHEESHILL (1597) Online Records

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FREG None None None None None None
FS None None None None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST SWITHIN (1562) Online Records

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FREG None None None None None None
FS 1562-1877 None 1564-1875 None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST THOMAS (1670) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1670-1876 None 1679-1876 None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL (1678) Online Records

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1765-1871 None None None None None
DSDC
None
None
1689-1837 prt
None
None
None
WINCHESTER ST PETER COLEBROOK - united to ST  MAURICE

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1811 None None
None None None
DSDC None None 1689-1837 prt None None None
WINCHESTER ST PETER SOUTHGATE - united to ST JOHN

Baptisms
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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None None None None None
FS 1811 None None
None None None
DSDC None None 1689-1837 prt None None None
WINCHESTER ST CROSS HOSPITAL CHAPEL - united with ST FAITH

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

Thomas, James H. William Lowth 1660-1732 Clerical Worthy of Hampshire. Article covers history of William Lowth, and his descendants, who were Ministers of the Faith, in Farnham, Buriton cum Petersfield and Winchester. Also a little of it covers the family. Article to be found in the Hampshire Family Historian, vol. X, no4, pages 173-178, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

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.


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]

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Web sites[edit | edit source]

  Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 592-613. Adapted. Date accessed: 07 June 2013.