West Itchenor, Sussex Genealogy

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Guide to West Itchenor, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

West Itchenor, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Manhood
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Westhampnett
Registration District Westhampnett
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1591
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Boxgrove
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

ITCHENOR, or ICHENOR, WEST (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Manhood, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 6½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Chichester. This parish is bounded on the north-west by Chichester harbour. The church is in the early English style of architecture.[1]

West Itchenor is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex.

West Itchenor St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish; the history of the church is available at Sussex Parish Churches West Itchenor St Nicholas

The parish church of St Nicholas has been designateda grade I listed building British listed building

West Itchenor Sussex Online Parish Clerks( OPC) and St Nicholas includes International Genealogical Index batch information

West Itchenor 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

West Itchenor, 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]
West Itchenor, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1561-1878 1562-1876
PRTS 1562-1912
SOPC Undefined

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Itchenor, West

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

Westhampnett 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. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 623-628. Adapted 16 May 2013.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.