Littlehampton, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to Littlehampton, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||East Preston|
|Parish registers: 1611|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1591|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
LITTLEHAMPTON, a town and parish, in the hundred of Poling, rape of Arundel, county of Sussex, 4 miles (S.) from Arundel, and 61 (S. S. W.) from London.
Littlehampton St Mary is an Ancient Parish and town in the Arun district of West Sussex.
The history of the church, the third on the site, is found here
The church of St Mary has been designated a grade II listed building British listed building
A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 101-104. here
The development of subsequent parishes from this one is described here
The chapelry at Littlehampton All Saints Wick did not become a parish until 1973 see Littlehampton All Saints Wick
From this parish were formed:
Littlehampton St John 1876 closed 1948 demolished 1976 after use as a theatre Littlehampton St John
Littlehampton St James mission church 1899 see Littlehampton St James
Wick Primitive Methodist Chapel see List of demolished worship places in 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 Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122
Littlehampton, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|Littlehampton, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Littlehampton St Mary
West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1611-1946 Marr 1611-1952 Bur 1611-1953
Bishop's Transcripts 1591-1892
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Littlehampton
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.
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. 101-104. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
- 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county', Origins.net (Wayback Machine), accessed 30 December 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.