New Fishbourne, Sussex Genealogy

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

New Fishbourne, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Box and Stockbridge
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Westhampnett
Registration District Westhampnett
Records begin
Parish registers: 1589
Bishop's Transcripts: 1591
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chichester
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Chichester
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

FISHBOURN, NEW (St. Peter and St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Westhampnett, hundred of Box and Stockbridge, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 1¼ mile (W.) from Chichester.[1]

New Fishbourne St Peter and St Mary  is in the village and civil parish of Fishbourne in the Chichester District of West Sussex.

The church of St Peter and St Mary Appeldram Lane Fishbourne which has 13th century origins has been designated as a grade II listed building; see British listed building.

Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC),

New Fishbourne St Peter and St Mary (OPC)  There is also a One Place Study of New Fishbourne; see New Fishbourne - A One Place Study by (Steve Pickthall) which includes an alphabetical list of names and Census transcripts.

Fishbourne Primitive Methodist Chapel. See List of demolished worship places in West Sussex.(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 FamilySearch 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 Westhampnett registration district From 1935 this became part of Chichester registration district
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex
Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[3]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Fishbourne Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1589-1877 1589-1640, 1655-1876
PRTS 1589-1901
SOPC Undefined

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Fishbourne, New

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

The OPC for New Fishbourne also has a One Place Study of New Fishbourne Steve Pickthall One Place Study of New Fishbourne which includes an alphabetical list of names and Census transcripts

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Westhampnett 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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 235-238. 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 Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.