The Gumber, Sussex Genealogy

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Sussex Parishes
The Gumber

Guide to The Gumber, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

The Gumber, Sussex
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Aldwick
County Sussex
Poor Law Union None
Registration District Chichester
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History

GUMBER, THE, an extra-parochial liberty, adjoining the parish of Slindon, in the hundred of Aldwick, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex. It comprises 325 acres.[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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Chichester registration district.

Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex
Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

The Gumber is an extra parochial Place.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Gumber, The

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.

See Sussex Census

Probate records

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.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 348-360. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013