Billingshurst, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to Billingshurst, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Petworth|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1591|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
BILLINGSHURST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Petworth, hundred of West Easwrith, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 7½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Horsham;There are places of worship for Independents and Unitarians.
Billingshurst St Mary is an Ancient parish in West Sussex.
Church history Billingshurst St Mary
The Parish Church of St Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
Gospel Hall and Gingers Chapel 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.
For the civil registration history see Horsham registration district See alsoPetworth Registration District
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office
West Sussex Record Office
Phone: 01243 642122
Billingshurst, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = findmypast - (£)|
|PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)|
|Billingshurst, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
||1558-1631, 1653-1886|| |
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Billingshurst
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
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
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- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 241-244. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
- 'Billingshurst, Sussex, Baptisms, Coverage', findmypast, accessed 30 December 2013.
- 'Billingshurst, Sussex, Marriages, Coverage', findmypast, accessed 31 December 2013.
- 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.