Southbourne, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to Southbourne, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Hundred||Westbourne and Singleton|
|Poor Law Union||Westbourne|
|Parish registers: 1878; For more records see Westbourne|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
Southbourne, eccl. dist. and vil., Westbourne par., Sussex, 2½ miles E. of Havant.  Southbourne is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex.
Southbourne was originally a chapelry of Westbourne, Sussex Ancient Parish until 1878 when the Church of St John the Evangelist became the ecclesiastical parish.
Other places of worship include
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.
Southbourne, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)|
|Southbourne, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Southbourne
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.
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