Thakeham, Sussex Genealogy

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

Thakeham, Sussex
Thakeham St Mary West Sussex.JPG
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Easwrith
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Thakeham
Registration District Thakeham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1590
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]

THAKEHAM (St. Mary), a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of East Easwrith, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from Storrington. It includes Greenhurst, Spear Hill, and Muttons Farm. The church, which is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, is a cruciform structure, with a square embattled tower at the west end, and contains some interesting monuments to the Apsley and other families.[1]

The history of the church here

The Parish Church of St Mary Thakeham has been designated a grade I listed building British listed buildiing

Thakeham Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

list of places of worship in Horsham district Wikipedia

See also Thakeham 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 Thakeham Registration district until 1935 when that district was abolished in service reorganisation
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]

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Thakeham, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1571-1861, 1873-1876 1594-1812

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

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.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

=== Poor Law Unions  ===

Thakeham 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. 321-326. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.