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Parish History

STOUGHTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of West Bourne, hundred of Westbourne and Singleton, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 8½ miles (N. W.) from Chichester. The parish is bounded on the west by the county of Southampton, and on the south by the range of lofty downs called Bowhill. The church is a cruciform structure in the early and later English styles, the chancel separated from the nave by a fine circular arch.[1]

Stoughton St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex and part of its parish boundary forms the county boundary with neighbours Idsworth, Hampshire and Redhill, Hampshire

history and images

The parish church of St Mary Stoughton has been designated a grade I listed building British Listed Building

Stoughton Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Within this parish Stansted, Sussex and the chapel/St Paul's Church were formed as well as Christ Church Forest Side Christ Church Forest Side Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Other places of worship include

Walderton Methodist Chapel Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

See also Stoughton 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.

Church records

Stoughton, 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]
Stoughton, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1571-1876 1571-1875
PRTS 1671-1878

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Stoughton

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.

See Sussex Census

Poor Law Unions

Westbourne 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

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 229-234. Date Accessed: 4 October 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 22 December 2013.


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