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Bury, Sussex
St John the Evangelist Bury West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bury
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Sutton PLU
Registration District Chichester
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1590
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Arundel
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

Contents

Parish History

BURY, a parish, in the union of Sutton, hundred of Bury, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 7 miles (S. by E.) from Petworth.[1]


Bury St John the Evangelist is an Ancient Parish in Sussex. Other places in the parish include West Burton.

Bury church history

The parish church has been desingated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Bury Sussex Online Parish Clekrs(OPC)

See Bury Wikipedia

See: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 452-460. [ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50848+ here]

Resources

Civil Registration

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
Chichester
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

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

PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[2]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
Bury, Sussex Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PRTS 1558-1837 1561-1837 1558-1837
SOPC Undefined

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1558-1951 Marr 1558-1676, 1698-1996 Bur 1558-1676, 1698-1916

Bishop's Transcripts 1590-1862
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Bury

Census records

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 first film number is 474671.

See Sussex Census

Poor Law Unions

Sutton (East Preston) Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 452-460. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.
  3. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.

 

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