Record Office

Finding Aids

Many of the documents held at the Isle of Wight Record Office have been indexed and these indexes can be consulted in the search room. Below is a list of the personal names indexes available.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Register - 1802-1833 (Z/HO/M1) Relating to the island’s workhouse. Compiled by D Quigley  

Cemeteries and Cremations

Civil Cemeteries – 1858-c2000 Surname index to the registers of the Island’s cemeteries. Compiled by D Quigley

Cremations – 1965-c2000 Surname index to the registers of the Island’s crematorium. Compiled by D Quigley

Census Returns

1841 – Surname Index Isle of Wight. Compiled by B Hall

1851 – Surname Index Isle of Wight. Compiled by Hampshire Genealogical Society

1871 – Surname Index Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

1881 – Surname, Birthplace and as Enumerated Isle of Wight and Hampshire. Compiled by Church of the Latter Day Saints

1891 – Surname Index Isle of Wight. Compiled by Hampshire Genealogical Society

Coroner

Inquest fees book – 1851-1864 (AC92/12) Includes name of deceased, cause and place of death and age. Compiled by D Quigley

Inquest fees book – 1886-1906 (AC92/13) Includes name of deceased, cause and place of death and age. Compiled by D Quigley

Electoral Registers

Electoral Register – 1921 Surname Index only (not property). Covers all the Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

Electoral Register – 1925 Surname Index only (not property). Covers all the Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

Electoral Register – 1929 Surname Index only (not property). Covers all the Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

Electoral Register – 1933 Surname Index only (not property). Covers all the Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

Electoral Register – 1938 Surname Index only (not property). Covers all the Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

Electoral Register – 1947 Surname Index only (not property). Covers all the Isle of Wight. Compiled by D Quigley

Militia

Isle of Wight Volunteer Artillery Militia – 1852-1872 (JER/ LIEUTENACY) Nominal roll compiled by D Quigley

Monumental Inscriptions

Monumental Inscriptions – 1500s-c1980 Surname Indices to parish church Monumental Inscriptions.

Parish Records, Parish Registers and Non-Conformist Registers

Baptism, Marriage and Burials – 1539-1900 Card index to Anglican and Non-Conformist registers

Baptisms – 1900-1910 Surname Index to Anglican and Non-Conformist baptisms. Compiled by B Hall and J Morrison

Baptisms – 1910-1920 Surname Index to Anglican baptisms. Compiled by D Gladdis

Marriages – 1837-1900 Surname Index to all Registry Office and Non-Conformist and Register Office marriages. Compiled by B Hall and J Morrison

Marriages – 1900-1910 Surname Index to all Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic marriages. Compiled by B Hall and J Morrison

Burials – 1900-2000 Burial Index to all Anglican burials. Compiled by D Gladdis

Newchurch Rate Book – 1846 (NCH/APR/1A/24) Surname Index      

Newchurch Rate Book – 1856 (NCH/APR/1A/80) Surname Index     

Newchurch Rate Book – 1866 (NCH/APR/1A/116) Surname Index     

Petty Sessions

County Petty Sessions – 1819-1879 (CPS/) Compiled by D Quigley

Newport Petty Sessions – 1837-1888 (NPS/) Compiled by D Quigley

Schools

Bluecoat Charity School for Girls, Newport – 1761-1902 Index to admission register. Compiled by A Barrett

Castlehold Baptist Sunday School, Carisbrooke – 1865-1874 Index to admission register. Compiled by A Barrett

Newport Grammar School – 1837-1891 Index to admission register. Compiled by A Barrett

Niton Wesleyan Sunday School – 1869-1891 Index to admission register. Compiled by A Barrett

Ryde National Infants School – 1886-1905 Index to log book. Compiled by A Barrett

Wills

Diocese of Winchester Wills – 1571-1858 Surname, Place and Occupation indices Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Compiled by Hampshire Record Office

Isle of Wight Wills – 1378-1600 Surname Index to wills relating to the Isle of Wight held by Hampshire Record Office and The National Archive, Kew. Compiled by D Pedgely

Other

Customs and Excise Prosecutions – 1821-1833 Surname Index to document held at The National Archive, Kew (CUST/61/176). Compiled by A Barrett

Australian Defence Service Personnel – 1939-1945 Surname Index to people born on the Isle of Wight. Compiled by A Barrett

Court of Requests – (AK6) Surname Index. Compiled by D Quigley

Funeral Director W G Thomas, Cowes – c1914-1960s Surname Index. Compiled by D Quigley

Fire Insurance – 1777-1786/7 Surname Index to Sun Fire Office fire Insurance Policies held at Guildhall Library.

Fire Insurance – 1777-1786/7 Surname Index to Royal Exchange Insurance Policies held at Guildhall Library.