Bournemouth, Hampshire Genealogy
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|Motto: Pulchritudo et Salubritas|
In 1837 when civil registration commenced the settlement was included within the Christchurch registration district. Bournemouth's growth accelerated with the arrival of the railway, becoming a recognised town in 1870.
In 1894, four years after gaining borough status (1890) Bournemouth became it's own civil parish. At the same time new civil parishes of Winton and Southbourne were also created. These continued until 1902 when they were both amalgamated along with Pokesdown into a much larger Bournemouth civil parish still part of the Christchurch district.
In 1925 the registration district was renamed Bournemouth & Christchurch. Seven years later in 1932 this was divided into separate districts for each town.
As part of the reorganisation of local government in 1974, county boundaries were changed resulting in Bournemouth becoming part of Dorset.
The town celebrated its bi-centennary in 2010.
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.
- Jul 1837 - Jun 1925 Christchurch district
- Jul 1925 - Sep 1932 Bournemouth & Christchurch district
- Oct 1932 - present Bournemouth district
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
List of parishes
|Bournemouth St Peter||1845||Christchurch and Holdenhurst|
|Pokesdown St James||1859||Christchurch and Holdenhurst|
|Bournemouth Holy Trinity||1867||St Peter|
|Bournemouth St Clement||1871||Christchurch and Holdenhurst|
|Bournemouth St Michael||1874||St Peter|
|Moordown St John the Baptist||1874||Christchurch and Holdenhurst|
|Bournemouth St Stephen||1882||St Peter|
|Southbourne St Katherine||1885||Christchurch and Holdenhurst|
|Boscombe St John the Evangelist||1890||St Clement|
|Bournemouth St Paul||1878||St Michael|
|Bournemouth St Augustine||1893||St Stephen|
Available from the FHL
The following list of churches is from the Family History Library Catalogue
- Bishop's transcripts for Holy Trinity Church, Bournemouth, 1867-1871 / Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Bournemouth, Hampshire)
- Church records, 1887-1978 / Boscombe United Reformed Church (Bournemouth, Hampshire: Congregational)
- Church records, 1921-1931 / St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Bournemouth, England)
- Church records, 1923-1936 / St. Mark's Presbyterian Church (Bournemouth, England)
- Monumental inscriptions, 1790-1900 / Church of England. St. Peter's Church (Bournemouth)
- Parish registers of St. Clement Bournemouth Church, 1871-1945 / Church of England. St. Clement's Church ( Bournemouth, Hampshire)
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
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.
- England Jurisdictions 1851
- Vision of Britain - Place: Bournemouth, Hampshire
- 1897 Street Map and 1931 Ordnance Survey Map of Bournemouth
- Family Announcements, births, marriages, deaths, obituaries and in memoriam from Bournemouth - Bournemouth Daily Echo