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Tangmere, Sussex Genealogy

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

Tangmere, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Aldwick
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Westhampnett
Registration District Westhampnett
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pagham
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deaneries of Pagham and Tarring
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

TANGMERE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Aldwick, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 3 miles (E. by N.) from Chichester. The church is in the early English style, with a spire, and contains a Norman font: in the churchyard is a venerable yew-tree, 20 feet in girth at the height of a yard from the ground.[1]

Tangmere is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex. Tangmere Wikipedia

Tangmere St Andrew is an Ancient Parish; the history of the church is available at Sussex Parish Churches Tangmere St Andrew

During World War II RAF Tangmere was not only an important fighter base during the Battle of Britiain but also a secret base for the Special Operations Executive, see RAF Tangmere Wikipedia  and Special Operations Executive Wikipedia

The parish church of St Andrew Church Lane Tangmere has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Tangmere Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

IGI 1538-1877 1539-1876 (gaps)
PRTS 1539-1902

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

Census recordsEdit

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 UnionsEdit

Westhampnett Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 297-300. Date Accessed: 4 October 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 3 January 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.