Barlavington, Sussex Genealogy

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

Barlavington, Sussex
St Mary Barlavington West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rotherbridge
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Sutton
Registration District Chichester
Records begin
Parish registers: 1656
Bishop's Transcripts: 1572
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]

BARLAVINGTON, a parish, in the union of Sutton (under Gilbert's act), hundred of Rotherbridge, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 4½ miles (S.) from Petworth.[1]

The parish church of St Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

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 Chichester registration district

Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex
Centralized Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
SOPC = Barlavington Sussex Online Parish Clerks[3]
TGEN = The Genealogist - (£)[4]
Barlavington, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1572-1811 1500s-1686, 1700-1736
SOPC Undefined
TGEN 1656-1915

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1664-1994 Marr 1656-1992 Bur 1656-1994

Bishop's Transcripts 1572-1869
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Barlavington

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

Genealogy From Periodicals
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Howcutt, Francis. The Howcutt Family At Brixworth. Family history of Thomas Howcutt 1776-1844 and Elizabeth Martin and descendants, with some of the family at Spratton, and Sussex Bar Lavington, and London. Article dated from 1776-1851, with the following surnames, Adnitt, Sykes, Moody, Allen Jeacock, and Clay. Article in Footprints, Northamptonshire Family History Soc. Magazine, page 42-44. Family History Library Ref. 942.55 D25fo vol.5

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Sutton (East Preston) 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. 145-148. Date Accessed: 16 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 December 2013.
  3. 'Barlavington Sussex Online Parish Clerks', Barlavington Sussex Online Parish Clerks accessed 7 January 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 29 January 2021.