Parish and Non-Conformist Records

Parish Records and Registers

To access catalogues of the registers and records held at this office, click on the name of the appropriate parish in the list below.

All the entries in the parish registers from 1539 to 1900 have been recorded in our Personal Names Index. This is a card index that can be consulted in the Record Office Search Room.

The majority of the original parish registers have been microfilmed, and members of the public who wish to consult the registers or print copies of actual entries are advised to contact the Record Office in advance to book a microfilm printer. The Record Office contact details are available via the 'Contact' tab at the top of this page.

The catalogues are prefaced by a class-list for parish records, which shows topics under which the records are arranged. Not all types of records survive for all churches. These catalogues will be updated as we receive new deposits at the Record Office but if the records you are interested in are not listed for your particular parish, please contact us using the tab at the top of the page.

A map of the historic parish boundaries on the Isle of Wight is available to view, please click here.

Parish registers were initially combined, with Baptisms, Marriages and Burials recorded in the same volume. Separate marriage registers were first introduced in 1754, and were modified in 1837 to the layout we know today. Separate Baptism and Burial registers were introduced in 1812 and remain virtually unchanged to this day.

An example from St Helens parish, of an earlier marriage register is available to view, please click here

An example of a post-1837 marriage register from the parish of Brook is available, please click here

Below is a list of parishes on the Island and the approximate covering dates for the parish registers of Christenings (C), Marriages (M) and Burials (B), held by the Isle of Wight Record Office.

 

ARRETON - C: 1653-1968 | M: 1653-1966 | B: 1653-1966

ASHEY - C: NA | M: 1922-1946 | B: NA

BARTON - C: 1844-1985 | M: 1845-1972 | B: 1844-1979

BEMBRIDGE - C: 1827-1976 | M: 1838-2002 | B: 1827-1990

BINSTEAD - C: 1708-1992 | M: 1709-1989 | B: 1710-1908

BONCHURCH - C: 1734-1958 | M: 1783-2010 | B: 1764-1939

BRADING - C: 1547-1954 | M: 1547-1981 | B: 1547-1987

BRIGHSTONE - C: 1644-1940 | M: 1644-2010 | B:  1644-1987

BROOK - C: 1653-1977 | M: 1653-2011 | B: 1653-1978

CALBOURNE - C: 1561-1957 | M: 1559-1980 | B:  1560-1891

CARISBROOKE St Mary - C: 1572-2003 | M: 1572-2011 | B: 1572-1897

CARISBROOKE St John - C: 1837-2001 | M: 1846-1992 | B: 1837-1940

CARISBROOKE St Nicholas - C: 1723-1988 | M: 1723-1769 | B: NA

CHALE - C: 1685-1999 | M: 1699-2010 | B: 1679-1987

COWES Holy Trinity - C: 1833-1913 | M: 1855-2010 | B: 1834-1927

COWES St Faith - C: 1927-1972 | M: 1928-1986 | B: 1927-1977

COWES St Mary - C: 1679-1977 | M: 1679-2011 | B: 1679-1966

EAST COWES - C: 1834-1987 | M: 1836-1984 | B: 1836-1966

FRESHWATER - C: 1576-1965 | M: 1576-1960 | B: 1576-1994

GATCOMBE - C: 1560-2012 | M: 1560-2004 | B: 1561-1979

GODSHILL - C: 1678-1956 | M: 1679-1971 | B: 1678-1992

GODSHILL Ventnor St Albans - C: 1889-1995 | M: 1937-1970 | B: NA

GURNARD - C: 1902-1977 | M: 1931-1969 | B: NA

HAVENSTREET - C: 1852-1930 | M: 1853-1999 | B: 1852-1979

KINGSTON - C: 1647-1984 | M: 1647-1959 | B: 1649-1984

MOTTISTONE - C: 1680-1977 | M: 1680-2012 | B: 1680-1974

NEWCHURCH - C: 1692-1980 | M: 1692-1987 | B: 1690-1933

NEWPORT - C: 1541-1964 | M: 1541-1971 | B: 1541-1948

NEWPORT Parkhurst Garrison - C: 1855-1945 | M : NA | B: 1855-1956

NEWTOWN - C: 1871-2000 | M: 1872-1990 | B: 1872-2000

NITON - C: 1560-1987 | M: 1561-2012 | B: 1559-1987

NORTHWOOD - C: 1544-1968 | M: 1538-2012 | B: 1538-1914

RYDE All Saints - C: 1865-2012 | M: 1874-1966 | B: NA

RYDE Holy Trinity - C: 1845-2012 | M: 1846-2013 | B: 1846-2010

RYDE St James - C: 1972-1974 | M: 1917-1992 | B: NA

RYDE St John - C: 1843-1971 | M: 1847-1967 | B: 1896-1985

RYDE St Michael - C: 1862-1951 | M: 1865-1983 | B: 1866-1965

RYDE St Thomas - C: NA | M: 1812-1940 | B: 1719-1885

ST HELENS - C: 1594-1960 | M: 1594-1998 | B: 1593-1992

ST LAWRENCE - C: (1738)-1985 | M: 1747-2011 | B: 1746-1986

SANDOWN Christchurch - C: 1847-1938 | M: 1848-2007 | B: 1847-1988

SANDOWN St John - C: 1882-1946 | M: 1882-2012 | B: 1969-1988

SANDOWN Good Shepherd - C: 1879-1980 | M: 1930-1975 | B: NA

SEAVIEW - C: 1907-1986 | M: 1907-1989 | B: NA

SHALFLEET - C: 1607-1928 | M: 1604-1972 | B: 1621-1987

SHANKLIN St Blasius - C: 1724-1938 | M: 1783-1986 | B: 1766-1940

SHANKLIN St Paul - C: 1947-1979 | M: 1942-1984 | B: NA

SHANKLIN St Saviour - C: 1869-1980 | M: 1870-1965 | B: NA

SHORWELL - C: 1674-1985 | M: 1676-2011 | B: 1676-1900

THORLEY - C: 1614-1955 | M: 1614-2008 | B: 1614-2009

TOTLAND - C: 1875-1967 | M: 1876-1987 | B: 1877-1969

VENTNOR St Catherine - C: 1838-1980 | M: 1837-1984 | B: 1838-1979

VENTNOR Holy Trinty - C: 1862-1980 | M: 1862-1977 | B: NA

WHIPPINGHAM - C: 1728-1980 | M: 1728-2010 | B: 1727-1940

WHITWELL - C: 1690-1992 | M: 1699-1976 | B: 1678-1992

WOOTTON St Edmund - C: 1781-1965 | M: 1760-1994 | B: 1783-1954

WOOTTON Bridge - C: 1908-1989 | M: 1909-1924 | B: 1894-1989

WOOTTON Common - C: 1894-1978 | M: NA | B: NA        

WROXALL - C: 1908-1994 | M: 1908-2006 | B: NA  

YARMOUTH - C: 1614-1900 | M: 1614-2010 | B: 1614-1974

YAVERLAND - C: 1632-1986 | M: 1633-1981 | B: 1632-1855