Bishops Sutton, Hampshire Genealogy

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Guide to Bishops Sutton, Hampshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bishops Sutton, Hampshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bishop's Sutton
County Hampshire
Poor Law Union Alresford
Registration District Alresford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1711
Bishop's Transcripts: 1728
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Alresford
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Location of Archive
Hampshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BISHOPS-SUTTON, a parish and a hundred in Hants. The parish is in Alresford district; lies on the river Arle, 1¼ mile SE of Alresford r. station, and 8½ SW of Alton; and has a post office under Alresford.[1].

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Bishops Sutton, Hampshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch - free[3]
TGEN = The Genealogist - (£) - note in table below that there are currently different date ranges for two forms of parish name[4]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1700s-1800s
FS 1711-1876
1711-1714, 1728-1876

TGEN 1780-1812 (as Bishop's Sutton)
1780-1812 (as Bishop's Sutton)
1780-1812 (as Bishop's Sutton)
TGEN 1711-1874 (as Bishops Sutton)
1711-1753 (as Bishops Sutton)
1842-1865 (as Bishops Sutton)

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire 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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870. Date accessed: 20 June 2103.
  2. 'Over 1.4 million new Hampshire parish records published', Find My Past, accessed 3 October 2013.
  3. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Hampshire, England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 8 October 2013.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 8 November 2020.