Burton with Coates, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

BURTON, or Bodexton, a parish in Chichester district, Sussex; on the river Rother and the Arundel canal, near the Mid-Sussex railway, 3 miles SSW of Petworth.[1]

Coates St Agatha (with Burton) is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex.

A history of the Church is available Coates St Agatha (with Burton)

Burton Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also:

Coates Wikipedia and A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 445-448. here

The church within Burton Park survives the house was for many years used at a girls boarding school but has since been converted to private residential housing.

Burton Park West Sussex.jpg

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Coates like this:

COATES, a parish in Chichester district, Sussex; on the river Rother, near the Mid Sussex railway, 2 miles SSE of Petworth. Post town, Petworth. Acres, 345. Real property, £680. Pop., 78. Houses, 15. The property belongs chiefly to one. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Burton, in the diocese of Chichester. The church is early English, and has a spire.


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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Chichester registration district

Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex
Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

Coates St Agatha (with Burton)

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1559-1999 Marr 1561-1774, 1820-1897 Bur 1562-1991

Bishop's Transcripts 1592-1878

Contact West Sussex Record Office 3 Orchard Street Chichester West Sussex
PO19 1DD
Phone: 01243 753602
Fax: 01243 533959
Email: records.office@westsussex.gov.uk

Llink to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Burton with Coates

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.

See Sussex Census

Poor Law Unions

Sutton (East Preston) 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72. Date accessed: 07 October 2013.