Warminghurst, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

WARMINGHURST, a parish, in the union of Thakeham, hundred of East Easwrith, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 12 miles (N. W. by N.) from Shoreham. The church is in the later English style, and contains neat monuments to the families of Shelley and Butler. Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, resided for several years in the parish.[1]

Warminghurst Holy Sepulchre is an Ancient Parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex. the church was declared redundant in 1979 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

A church history Warminghurst Holy Sepulchre

Warminghurst Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Church of the Holy Sepulchre Wikipedia list of places of worship in Horsham 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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Thakeham Registration district until 1935 when that district was abolished in service reorganisation
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

Warminghurst, 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]
Warminghurst, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1560-1878 1571-1876 (gaps)
PRTS 1560-1901
1562-1649, 1663-1837, 1839-1902

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

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.


Poor Law Unions

Thakeham 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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 470-475. Date Accessed: 4 October 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.