Broadwater, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to Broadwater, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Broadwater St Mary, West Sussex
|Poor Law Union||East Preston|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1571|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
BROADWATER (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Preston (under Gilbert's act), hundred of Brightford, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex; containing, with the town of Worthing. There are two churches at Worthing, forming separate incumbencies. In the north of the parish is an eminence called Cissbury Hill. Broadwater St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex. Other places in the parish include: Worthing.
A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 389-392. here
See Worthing, Sussex for subsequent parish formations for the town from this parish.
See Broadwater Burial Index (http://www.worthing.gov.uk/dev/burialsearch/default.asp) Broadwater parish is a part of the Borough of Worthing West Sussex.
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<br>Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122
Broadwater, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg.org.uk|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free|
|BROADWATER PARISH (1558) Online Records|
|BIVRI||1558-1580, 1600-1729, 1747-1867 (gaps)||
||1571-1572, 1591-1592, 1601-1846 (gaps)||
West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1558-1974 Marr 1558-1974 Bur 1558-1562, 1601-1895
Bishop's Transcripts 1571-1936
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Broadwater
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 474672.
See Sussex Census
Poor Law Unions
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 389-392. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 December 2013.
- Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.
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