Romsey, Hampshire Genealogy

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

Romsey, Hampshire
Romsey Abbey.png
Romsey Abbey
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred King's Sombourn; Romsey
County Hampshire
Poor Law Union Romsey
Registration District Romsey
Records begin
Parish registers: 1569
Bishop's Transcripts: 1780
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Somborne
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]

ROMSEY (St. Mary), a market-town and parish, having separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of King's-Sombourn, Romsey and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 8 miles (N. W. by N.) from Southampton, and 75 (S. W. by S.) from London. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyans, and Sandemanians.[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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
FS = FamilySearch - free[5]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[6]
ROMSEY PARISH Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FMP 1700s-1800s

FS 1569-1876

PRTS 1569-1902

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.

Genealogy from Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Hedge, Pam.  Man of Means. History and a family tree has been drawn up from the Will of George Wheeler 1811-1892, of Oaklands Romsey. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 19, part 2, August 1992, pages 95-96, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Burrowes, L.R.  Mackrell's Last Journey.  Mackrell family tree and story of George Mackrell age 19, buried 25 Mar 1831 the same day as his infant son George Henry Macknell was baptised..  George was drowned in river Test, and article gives an accout of his last journey.  Pedigree chart 1714-1960's.  Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 14, no.1, May 1987, pages 18-20

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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 690-695. Date accessed: 07 June 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 24 September 2013.
  3. 'Over 1.4 million new Hampshire parish records published', Find My Past, accessed 3 October 2013. Date ranges are not clearly identified.
  4. 'Hampshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 23 September 2013.
  5. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Hampshire, England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 8 October 2013.
  6. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 2 October 2013.