West Tarring, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to West Tarring, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|West Tarring, Sussex|
|Poor Law Union||East Preston|
|Parish registers: 1540; Separate registers exist for Durrington beginning 1626 and for Heene beginning 1594|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1610; Separate records exist for Durrington beginning 1683 and for Heene beginning 1610|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deaneries of Pagham and Tarring|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
TARRING, WEST, (St. Andrew,) a parish, in the hundred of Tarring, rape of Bramber, West division of Sussex, one and a half mile North West from Worthing. The church is in the early English style, with later additions, and consists of a nave, aisles, and chancel, with a lofty tower surmounted by a handsome octagonal spire. The ancient parsonage-house was formerly of much greater size, and is thought to have been a manor-house or palace occasionally inhabited by Thomas a Becket, who is said to have brought from Italy the fig-tree from which the whole parish has been abundantly stocked.
West Tarring is a neighborhood in the borough of Worthing West Sussex.
West Tarring St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex. Other places in the parish include: Heene, Salvington, Durrington, West Worthing, and Tarring.
A history of the church West Tarring St Andrew
St Peter High Salvington was formed from part of this parish see Durrington Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)
St Symphorian Durrington was formed from this parish Durrington Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)
St Michael (Roman Catholic) Durrington 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 Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122
West Tarring, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)|
|SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free|
|West Tarring, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
||1540-1569, 1574-1901|| |
West Tarring St Andrew
West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1540-1963 Marr 1559-1962 Bur 1540-1958
Bishop's Transcripts 1610-1897
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Tarring, West
Durrington registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Durrington Online Records|
|IGI||1610-1880||1627-1639, 1676-1678, 1701-1801|
||1627-1752, 1805-1908|| |
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 474673.
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. 300-303. Adapted 16 May 2013
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
- 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.
- Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.