Egdean, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

EGDEAN (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Sutton (under Gilbert's act), hundred of Rotherbridge, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 2 miles (S. E.) from Petworth.[1]

Egdean St Bartholomew is an Ancient parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex. Egdean is part of the civil parish of Petworth West Sussex.

The church of St Bartholomew has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Egdean Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also:

Egdean Wikipedia and A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 147-150. here


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

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1646-1989 Marr 1665-1773, 1837-1990 Bur 1665-1989

Bishop's Transcripts 1630-1908

Link to the Family History Library film numbers in their collection Egdean

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 474672.

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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 147-150. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013