Was your ancestor buried in Portsmouth, Hampshire? Discover your ancestor’s burial entry in the Portsmouth parish registers, and learn when and where your ancestor was buried. Explore our parish list to discover which parishes are included and what years are represented in this collection.
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The parish registers held at Portsmouth History Centre pertain to Church of England parishes in the deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant. The records span from the 16th century to present day; however, due to privacy concerns, there is a 100-year cut-off on publishing parish records.
St Thomas' Churchyard was closed when Highland Road Cemetery opened 7 November 1854. St Mary's Churchyard was closed when Kingston Cemetery opened 1 January 1856. Both churches continued to record burials in the registers.
Cassandra Austen, the niece of the famous author Jane Austen and daughter of Jane’s brother Francis, is found in these records. She was born in 1814 and died in 1849 with her burial date recorded as 10 May 1849 at Wymering. Her residence at the time of death is noted as Portsdown Lodge in Wymering. Her father, Sir Francis William Austen, is also included in these records. He was born in 1773 and was buried on 17 August 1865. His residence and burial place are the same as that of his daughter’s. His occupation is recorded as G C B Admiral of the Fleet.
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