Eling, Hampshire Genealogy

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Guide to Eling, Hampshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Eling, Hampshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Redbridge; Thorngate
County Hampshire
Poor Law Union New Forest
Registration District New Forest
Records begin
Parish registers: 1537
Bishop's Transcripts: 1701
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Southampton
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]

ELING (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of New Forest, hundred of Redbridge, Romsey and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 5 miles (W. by N.) from Southampton with the tythings of Bartley-Regis, Bauldoxfee, Bistern with Bartley, Colebury, Durley, Langley, Lopperwood, Marchwood, Rumbridge, Tatchbury, Testwood, Wade with Over, and Wigley.[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]

Eling parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
GENUKI = GENUKI - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[7]
TGEN = The Genealogist - (£)[8]
ELING PARISH Online Records


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FMP 1700s-1800s
FREG 1795-1799, 1831-1844



TGEN 1538-1874

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.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Abraham, A. G. The Abrahams of Totton and Eling. History and family tree of William Abraham 1784-1858, and (2nd) Mary Ratten of Totton and Eling. Also photo of the old house. Article covers years 1784-1918, Article in The Hampshire Family magazine fol. no. 4, Feb 1989, pages 251-253, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h Salt Lake City.

Prowting, June.  The Bulls of Longdown.  1861 Census with Picket, Bull, Akehurst, Smith, Prowting, and pedigree chart in article, which covers years 1755-1980 in the parish of Eling. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 17, no. 1, May, 1990, pages 44-45, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Wilcox, L. G. M. (nee Purkiss) King William and the Charcoal Burner.  Different spelling of the name Purkiss, Purkes, Purcas, Purkis also Lovell, Rossiter and Light.  Pedigree drawn up by Wills, Probates. Some early Mislead burial records, Purkes 1680-1689.  Article covers years 1661-1740, Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 17 no. 3, Nov. 1990, pages 163-166, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 154-158. Date accessed: 17 June 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  3. 'Over 1.4 million new Hampshire parish records published', Find My Past, accessed 3 October 2013.
  4. 'Hampshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 23 September 2013.
  5. Phillimore Hampshire Parish Marriage Registers, Vol. 7 (1900). Digital version at GENUKI - free.
  6. 'Hampshire Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 13 September 2013.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  8. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 24 January 2021.