Havant, Hampshire Genealogy

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Hampshire Parishes

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

Havant, Hampshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Havant Liberty
County Hampshire
Poor Law Union Havant
Registration District Havant
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1663
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Droxford
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of Havant with Leigh and Brockhampton; Post-1844 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Location of Archive
Hampshire Record Office

Parish History

HAVANT (St. Faith), a market-town, parish, and liberty, and the head of a union, in the Fareham and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 21¼ miles (E. by S.) from Southampton, and 64 (S. W.) from London with the tythings of Brockhampton and Leigh. There are places of worship for Independents, and a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]. Langstone village is near Havant.


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

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

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch - free[3]
HAVANT PARISH Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1700s-1800s
FS 1653-1875

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.

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

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

Genealogy From Periodicals

Rogers, Peter. The Book of Hayling Island and Langstone. This book will be of interest to folk who had descendants on Hayling Island and Langstone. Has photos taken in early 1900's and a list of family surnames: Adams, Danby, Goring, Marshall, Paxton, Seddon, Towse, Barsley, Duncan, Grant McKee, Pyecrefot, Short, Turner, Chilvers, Earsley, Hudson, Millgate, Fussle, Snell, Twine, Clark, Cobb, Ely, Longcroft, Padwick, Sandeman, Stead, Wallbridge, Court Goldsmith, Lowe, Parker, Scorer, Scent, Welton, Wilson. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian vol. 28, no.1. May 2001 pages 38-39, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h vol. 28, no.1.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 444-447. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.
  2. 'Over 1.4 million new Hampshire parish records published', Find My Past, accessed 3 October 2013. Date ranges are not clearly identified.
  3. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Hampshire, England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 8 October 2013.