Ferring, Sussex Genealogy

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

Ferring, Sussex
St Andrew Ferring West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Poling
County Sussex
Poor Law Union East Preston
Registration District Worthing
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Kingston beginning 1570
Bishop's Transcripts: 1591; Separate records exist for Kingston beginning 1590
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]

FERRING (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of East Preston (under Gilbert's act), hundred of Poling, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 3¾ miles (W.) from Worthing.[1]

Ferring St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Arun district of West Sussex.Other places in the parish include: Kingston Gorse and Kingston.

Sussex Parish Churches church history

The Parish church of St Andrew Ferring has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Ferring Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)
Kingston Gorse is a hamlet within the parish Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

See also: Ferring Wikipedia List of places of worship in Arun and A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 230-232. here

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 this parish was in the Worthing registration district
which was abolished in 1870 and recreated in 1935
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
TGEN = The Genealogist - (£)[4]
FERRING PARISH (1558) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1558-1812
IGI 1558-1877 1559-1877
SOPC Undefined

TGEN 1558-1904

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1558-1959 Marr 1559-1971 Bur 1558-1948

Bishop's Transcripts 1591-1892 Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Ferring

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.

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 230-232. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
  3. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 21 January 2021.

A Site for those with an interest in [Worthing][1], including Ferring.