Selsey, Sussex Genealogy

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

Selsey, Sussex
Selsey St+Peter West+Sussex.JPG
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Manhood
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Westhampnett
Registration District Westhampnett
Records begin
Parish registers: 1662
Bishop's Transcripts: 1571
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Boxgrove
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]

SELSEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Manhood, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 8 miles (S.) from Chichester. The parish is bounded on the east and south by Pagham harbour and the English Channel. There is a place of worship for Bryanites.[1]

The history of the church is available at Sussex Parish Churches Selsey St Peter and St Wilfrid Church Norton

The Parish Church of St Peter has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

Selsey Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Other places of worship include

Selsey Methodist Church dates from 1867 Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) The Methodist Church has been designated a grade II listed building British listed building
Our Lady of Mt Carmel and St Wilfred (Roman Catholic) Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
St Wilfrid, Church Norton Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) includes International Genealogical Index Batch  The chapel is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The St Wilfrid Chapel Rectory Lane Selsey has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed Building  St Wilfrid Church Norton Wikipedia list of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in South East England Wikipedia

See also Selsey 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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Westhmpnett 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]

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[4]
SELSEY PARISH Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FREG 1571-1779 1571-1783 1571-1779
IGI 1500s-1876 1570s-1876
PRTS 1594-1619, 1662-1900
1594-1619, 1662-1901

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Selsey

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]

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]

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. 44-48. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county', (Wayback Machine), accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.