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

South Stoke, Sussex
South Stoke St Leonard West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Avisford
County Sussex
Poor Law Union None PLU
Registration District Worthing
Records begin
Parish registers: 1552
Bishop's Transcripts: 1567
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

STOKE, SOUTH, a parish, in the hundred of Avisford, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 2¼ miles (N. N. E.) from Arundel. Also contains Offham. The river Arun runs along the northern and eastern boundaries, and a cut was made across a narrow neck of land near the church in 1840, for the purpose of shortening the navigation.[1]

The history of the church South Stoke St Leonard

The 13th century church of St Leonard has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

South Stoke Sussex Online Parish Clerks{OPC}

See also South Stoke Wikipedia

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 Worthing registration district
which was abolished in 1870 and recreated in 1935
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

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[3]
South Stoke, Sussex Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1553-1875 1554-1873
PRTS 1553-1903
1553-1902
1553-1909

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Stoke, South

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

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

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/SouthStoke/

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 220-224. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.

 

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