Kirdford, Sussex Genealogy

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

Kirdford, Sussex
Kirdford St John the Baptist West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rotherbridge
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Petworth
Registration District Petworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1571
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Midhurst
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]

KIRDFORD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Petworth, hundred of Rotherbridge, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 4½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Petworth; containing, with the chapelry of Plaistow.[1]

Kirdford St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish which included Hasfold-Shipburn, Pallingham and Plaistow and is in District of Chichester West Sussex. In the Middle Ages the chapelry at Plaistow was formed within this parish, which was replaced in 1853-1854 by Plaistow, Sussex.

The illustrated history of the parish Kirdford St john the Baptist

The parish church has been designated as a grade I listed BuildingBritish listed building

Kirdford Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Kirdford wikipedia

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.

See alsoPetworth Registration District For the civil registration history see Horsham registration district Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralized Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
TGEN = The Genealogist - (£)[3]
Kirdford, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1569-1876 1558-1876
TGEN 1569-1901

Kirdford St John the Baptist

Baptisms 1571-1640 Marriages 157-1640 Burials 1571-1640  Bishop's Transcripts Baptisms  1569-1876 Marriages 1558-1876 Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Kirdford

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.

1911 Census For England & Wales

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Petworth 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. 689-692. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 10 December 2020.