Fittleworth, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

FITTLEWORTH, a parish, in the hundred of Bury, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 3¼ miles (S. E. by E.) from Petworth.[1]

Fittleworth St Mary is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex.

Church history Fittleworth St Mary

The Parish church of St Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Fittleworth St Mary Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also:

Fittleworth Wikipedia and A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 238-241. 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

Fittleworth St Mary

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1563-1937 Marr 1559-1952 Bur 1559-1914

Bishop's Transcripts 1584-1908

Contact West Sussex Record Office 3 Orchard Street Chichester West Sussex
PO19 1DD
Phone: 01243 753602
Fax: 01243 533959

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Fittleworth

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 474671.

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.,fckLR A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 238-241. Date accessed: 27 September 2013