Bepton, Sussex Genealogy

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

Bepton, Sussex
Bepton St Mary Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Easebourne
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Midhurst
Registration District Midhurst
Records begin
Parish registers: 1723
Bishop's Transcripts: 1592
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Storrington
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]

BEPTON, or BEBTON, a parish, in the union of Midhurst, hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 2¾ miles (S. W.) from Midhurst.[1]. Bepton St Mary is an Ancient parish in West Sussex about 3 miles from Midhurst. A history of the church may be found. See[2]

The Parish Church of St Mary Bepton has been designated a grade I listed building.[3]

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.

From 1837 the history of civil registration can be found at Midhurst registration district
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralized Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122
Church records Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Bepton

A patron may access the parish registers online for this parish.[4]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[6]
TG = The Genealogist (£)
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[7]
Bepton, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

IGI 1584-1876 1589-1825
TG 1592-1903
SOPC Undefined

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Midhurst 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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 210-214. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. John Marius Wilson, A Vision of Britain through Time, (1870-72). Date accessed: 17 January 2014.
  3. British Government.,British listed building (1959), Date accessed: 17 January 2014
  4. Collins, Mark, et al., Online Parish Clerks(2004 - 2013). Date accessed: 17 January 2014.
  5. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  6. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 December 2013.
  7. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.