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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Tangmere St Andrew


The Parish

The parish of Tangmere lies in southwestern Sussex close to its English Channel coastline. Tangmere is a small, and much expanded recently, village sitting about 3 miles east of the city of Chichester. Tangmere lies just to the south of the busy A27 road which connects Chichester with Arundel. At the time of this transcript Tangmere would have been a small farming community, a mixed farming regime in place on the fertile lowlands bordering the English Channel. Tangmere served a vital role as an RAF base in the Second World War, the station and runways lying to the southeast of the village. Modern developments have spread the village up to the A27. Tangmere is drained southwards by numerous field drains and ditches all heading for the Aldingbourne Rife and the English Channel just east of Bognor Regis. Tangmere is sited at just 15 metres above the sea and the land about is a largely flat plain which lies between the South Downs and the Channel. Tangmere parish was small even by the average for this plain, at just over 700 acres it supported a population of around 200 parishioners. In Domesday times Tangmere was held by the Archbishop of Canterbury and could offer a mere 6 ploughs although St Andrew was in existence and mentioned.

The Church

St Andrew's church sits to the west of the village accessed along Church Lane which runs westwards from the main street. Pevsner is quite taken by this church describing it as a "simple decent village building". The build spreads across the 12th and 13th centuries, the nave being earliest and 12th century whilst the chancel is from the succeeding century. Little has changed with this church since its construction with no obvious changes being made by the Victorians. The bell-turret which sits above the nave is rightly highlighted as unusual in its design resting on a complete timber frame. St Andrew sits on the northern side of Church Lane in an elevated position and a rising sloped pathway leads up to the churchyard which has a large tree obscuring the best views (from the south) making for a difficult subject in sunny conditions.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 14th May 1754 - 23rd May 1774 West Sussex Record Office - Chichester - Reference - 192/1/1/1 Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation requirements Grade 5 Register - the condition of this register is such that the transcript carries a "health warning" as to the likelihood of being substantially incorrect The register has suffered much damage such that parts of the entries are missing, it was necessary to consult the BTs to complete such information although it is likely that misreads and omissions may still be present.
2 2nd March 1778 - 25th February 1799 West Sussex Record Office - Chichester - Reference - 192/1/1/2 Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation requirements Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Fading created significant issues for this register too making it again necessary to consult BTs to complete, a few misreads or omissions may still be present
3 11th October 1803 - 5th November 1812 West Sussex Record Office - Chichester - Reference - 192/1/1/3 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 3 entries per page Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
4 7th June 1813 - 14th January 1837 West Sussex Record Office - Chichester - Reference - 192/1/3/1 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Boxgrove St Mary & St Blaize
Boxgrove St Mary & St Blaize
Boxgrove St Mary & St Blaize
Boxgrove St Mary & St Blaize
Oving St Andrew
Boxgrove St Mary & St Blaize
Aldingbourne St Mary
Oving St Andrew
Oving St Andrew
Oving St Andrew

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
14/05/1754 Richard BENNET     Elizabeth NEWINGTON    
16/05/1758 Thomas YOUNGE     Rhoda REEVES    
01/06/1758 Henry BEACON   Oving Susanna HURST    
30/11/1758 John GATER   North Stoneham, Hampshire Sarah HAMMOND    
23/02/1759 Richard SHEPHERD   Aldingbourne Mary SPESHAL    
18/02/1760 Edward BELTON     Ann TAYLOR    
22/07/1761 John LUFF     Ann GREVAT    
03/11/1761 James HURST     Hannah SAUL    
18/12/1761 Thomas GIDDENS     Elizabeth HATCHARD    
02/08/1764 John OSBORN     Sarah FOGDEN   Boxgrove
11/10/1764 John COBDEN   Oving Elizabeth OSBORN    
06/04/1769 John NORTHEAST     Ann MARSHALL   Funtington
17/05/1770 Thomas ARTHUR   Oving Hannah ELDRIDGE    
19/06/1770 Thomas NEVILL     Elizabeth GIDDENS    
01/01/1771 John LUFF     Elizabeth PETERS    
05/11/1771 William BOXALL     Mary HATCHARD    
12/05/1773 James LINTOTT     Mary GIBBINS    
23/05/1774 William SHAYER     Hannah HORN    
23/05/1774 William STOW     Mary RISHMAN   Boxgrove
02/03/1778 Henry IDE   West Dean By Chichester Mary OSBORN    
20/04/1779 Thomas YOUNG     Sarah BEACON    
24/06/1779 John OSBORN     Jane WALKER    
25/07/1780 John PHILLIPS   Chichester Hannah MARSHALL    
12/08/1781 Daniel WILD     Mary CLIFFORD   St Martin, Chichester
26/10/1783 William SCALE   Chichester Jane NORTHEAST    
28/10/1784 Thomas HAMMOND   Mid Lavant Ann MARSHALL    
24/11/1785 Richard DAVIES     Sarah SHEPHERD    
19/12/1785 Thomas MORLEY   Westbourne Elizabeth WILD    
02/06/1788 William WESTBROOK   West Dean By Chichester Mary CLARK    
14/02/1789 Joseph BENNETT Single   Ann PHILIPS Single  
05/04/1790 John AYLING   Boxgrove Elizabeth STOW    
11/10/1790 Clement MAY   Eartham Hannah BENNET    
08/08/1791 William BENNET     Lucretia TUFFIN   Felpham
09/08/1792 George MAYHEAD     Louisa KENCH   East Dean By Chichester
12/08/1792 Thomas YOUNG     Anne STOWER    
27/03/1793 William OSBORN Single   Elizabeth YOUNG Single  
20/05/1794 John CANNON   Oving Mary COLEMAN    
03/07/1794 James JOSEY Single Chichester Sarah OSBORN Single  
09/06/1795 Richard TROTT Single Aldingbourne Barbara BENNETT Single  
15/10/1795 James BAYLEY Single Eartham Elizabeth OSBORN Single  
05/09/1796 Thomas HUARD Single Oving Grace CLARK Single  
25/02/1799 Thomas HAYLER Single Boxgrove Ann OSBORN Single  
1 11/10/1803 William MOODY Single West Hampnett Mary NEAL Single  
2 19/11/1803 Richard GINMAN Single West Stoke Ann IDE Single  
3 28/10/1805 James SEARLE   West Dean By Chichester Elizabeth GRIGG    
4 23/06/1806 Thomas OSBORN Single   Jane BENNETT Single  
5 04/07/1806 John BONIFACE   Eastergate Frances OSBORN Single  
6 13/05/1807 George TAYLOR Single East Lavant Sarah GRIGG Single  
7 09/12/1807 William CHURCHER Single Eastergate Mary HAMMOND Single  
8 17/12/1808 George IDE Widower   Anne COBDEN Single  
9 23/02/1811 William YOUNG Single   Elizabeth MILLS Single Yapton
10 14/12/1811 John IDE Single   Anne NORTON Single  
11 04/06/1812 Edward BENNETT Single   Rhoda YOUNG Single  
12 16/06/1812 Richard BINSTED Widower   Elizabeth LOACH Widow  
13 05/11/1812 George DAVIS Single   Catherine STOW Widow  
1 07/06/1813 John BINSTED Single   Charlotte PARR Single  
2 30/09/1813 Thomas STOW Single   Ruth GALE Single  
3 17/05/1814 John YOUNG Single   Hannah BINSTED Single  
4 11/03/1819 Thomas HARTFIELD Single Boxgrove Mary BINSTED Single  
5 09/03/1820 Charles BACON Single   Sarah HUMPHREY Single  
6 01/03/1821 John MURRELL Single Aldingbourne Anne IDE Single  
7 02/07/1823 William THORNELL Widower   Maria BAYS Single  
8 22/02/1824 Charles CAGER Single   Mary MOODY Single  
9 03/04/1824 John SHEPPERD Single   Ruth BRIDGES Single  
10 01/08/1824 Charles LEMMON     Mary STOW    
11 22/02/1825 Charles WILDS Single West Hampnett Sarah HAYLER Single  
12 30/06/1825 Henry MEADEN Single Bosham Mary HAYLER Single  
13 24/11/1825 James Slack POWELL Single Chichester Catherine EDWIN Single  
14 15/08/1826 James BINSTED Single   Harriet CONNOR Single Oving
15 26/07/1827 George BAYLEY Single Eartham Harriet OSBORN Single  
16 20/10/1828 Robert SAXBEE Single   Harriet SPARSHOTT Single  
17 29/05/1830 Benjamin FEWKINS     Harriet SHEPHERD    
18 10/09/1830 Charles MORRIS Single   Eve BAILEY Single  
19 31/01/1831 Daniel GALE     Matilda LEMMON    
20 30/10/1831 James MOODY     Harriet TRIGGS   St Peter The Less, Chichester
20 30/10/1831 James MOODY     Harriet CLARK   St Peter The Less, Chichester
21 29/11/1831 George SHEPHERD Widower   Charlotte ROBERTS    
22 17/12/1831 William SMITH   East Dean By Chichester Martha ETHERIDGE    
23 06/10/1832 John YOUNG Widower   Jane HOBORN    
24 20/10/1832 Henry HOUNSON     Frances ROBERTS Widow  
25 06/03/1834 Henry IDE     Charlotte TRIGGS    
26 08/11/1834 William BROADBRIDGE   Madehurst Martha SAXBY    
27 15/11/1834 William TAPLIN   Amport, Hampshire Elizabeth STOW    
28 24/01/1835 George BATCHELOR   Broadwater Ann ETHERIDGE    
29 11/04/1835 William Henry GUY Widower   Ann PARLETT Widow  
30 27/06/1835 Joseph KENT   Eartham Ann MOODY    
31 07/11/1835 John WILSHER   Oving Eleanor LEMMON    
32 28/12/1835 John LILLYWHITE   West Hampnett Frances HAYLET    
33 20/02/1836 James SEARLE     Mary Ann GIBBENS    
34 14/01/1837 James DAVIS     Charlotte JENMAN    

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