Woolavington, Sussex Genealogy

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Woolavington, Sussex
East Lavington St Peter West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rotherbridge
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Midhurst
Registration District Midhurst
Records begin
Parish registers: 1668
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]

WOOLAVINGTON, a parish in Midhurst district, Sussex; nominally two and one-half miles SSW of Petworth railway station, but partly adjoining Midhurst, and comprising several portions at considerable distances from one another . It has a post-office, of the name of Lavington, under Petworth.[1]

The church has a small sepulchral chapel attached. Here are places of worship for Wesleyans; and a national school.[2]

The redundant Anglican church of East Lavington St Peter, also known as Seaford College Chapel is an Ancient Parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex. The Church has become the chapel to Seaford College which owns the 400 acres associated with East Lavington House

A history of the church East Lavington

The Parish church of St Peter the Drive East Lavington has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Woolavington Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also East Lavington 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 the history of civil registration can be found at Midhurst 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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[4]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[5]
Woolavington, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1897 (gaps)

IGI 1571-1937 1571-1875
PRTS 1571-1902
SOPC Undefined

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

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Midhurst Poor Law Union, Sussex

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.

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. John Marius WilsonImperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted 23 may 2013.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 661-663. Date Accessed: 4 October 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.
  5. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.