Fareham, Hampshire Genealogy

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Hampshire Parishes

Fareham, Hampshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Fareham
County Hampshire
Poor Law Union Fareham
Registration District Fareham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1780
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Droxford
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of Fareham with Catisfield and Dean; Post-1844 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Location of Archive
Hampshire Record Office

Parish History

FAREHAM (St. Peter and St. Paul), a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Fareham, S. division of the county of Southampton, 12 miles (E. S. E.) from Southampton, and 73 (S. W.) from London, on the road from Southampton to Portsmouth. The Independents and Wesleyans have each a place of worship.[1].


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.

Church records

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.

Genealogy From Periodicals

Hunt, Levitt W.  The Fosters and Stubbington House.The article starts with the marriage Rev. William Foster in December 1801, to Mary Browne, in Leeds Church, Yorkshire, and their family history.  Also a description, photo and history  of Stubbington House, also a picture of the founder William Foster 1841-1865, and a photo also of Montagu Henry Foster 1865-1910.  Article is in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. X, no. 4, February 1984, pages162-164, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h.

Probate records

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 209-213.Date accessed: 14 June 2013.