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Harting, Sussex
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Dumpford
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Midhurst
Registration District Midhurst
Records begin
Parish registers: 1567
Bishop's Transcripts: 1584
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

HARTING (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Midhurst, hundred of Dumpford, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 3¾ miles (S. E.) from Petersfield; There is a place of worship for Independents.[1]

Harting St Mary and St Gabriel is the parish church of the Harting villages and is in South Harting serving East and West Harting which lie within the Ancient parish boundary and forms a part of the county boundary with neighbors Buriton, Hampshire and Petersfield, Hampshire.

A parish history Harting St Mary and St Gabriel may be found.

The Parish church of St Mary The Street Harting has been designated as a grade I listed building Listed building

Harting Sussex Online Parish Clerks

See also South Harting Wikipedia East Harting Wikipedia West Harting Wikipedia


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 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

Harting, Sussex Genealogy 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]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Harting, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1567-1876 1567-1686, 1724-1875
PRTS 1563-1901
1567-1682, 1693-1740, 1744-1901
SOPC Undefined

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

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 464156.

Poor Law Unions

Midhurst 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.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 421-427. Date accessed: 27 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.


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