Shipley, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to Shipley, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Horsham|
|Parish registers: 1609|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1591|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
SHIPLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Horsham, hundred of West Grinstead, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 6 miles (S. S. W.) from Horsham.
Shipley is a village and civil parish in the Horsham district of West Sussex Shipley West Sussex Wikipedia
Shipley St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish which includes Coolham Coolham Wikipedia
The history of the church is described at Sussex Parish Churches + Shipley St Mary the Virgin
The Parish Church of St Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
Other places of worship in Shipley include
Blue Idol, Coolham Society of Friends Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Chapel, St Cuthman's Retreat, Coolham
Mission Hall, Coolham
Wesleyan Chapel, Dragon's Green
See also list of places in Horsham Wikipedia
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.
From 1837 this parish was in the Horsham registration district
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office
West Sussex Record Office
Phone: 01243 642122
Shipley, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)|
|SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free|
|Shipley, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Shipley
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.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex 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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 82-85. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
- 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.
- Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.