Isle of Wight records

Most records relating to the Isle of Wight, including parish registers, are kept at Isle of Wight Record Office.

As the Isle of Wight was a part of the county of Hampshire and the Diocese of Winchester, we do have some records relating to the Isle of Wight at the Hampshire Record Office. These records include contemporary Bishop's Transcripts of Isle of Wight parish registers for some years in the 18th and 19th centuries. Please contact us to check if we have the relevant transcripts for the dates you are interested in.

We also hold census returns from 1841-1901, wills, maps, some Quarter Sessions records and various other records of the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight map 1612