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Friston, Sussex Genealogy

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Guide to Friston, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Friston, Sussex
Friston St James East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Willingdon
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Eastbourne
Registration District Eastbourne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1545
Bishop's Transcripts: 1603
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pevensey
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

FRISTON, a parish, in the union of Eastbourne, hundred of Willingdon, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 3 miles (W. by S.) from Eastbourne.[1]

Friston is an Ancient Parish in East Sussex and neighbours East Dean, St Simon and St Jude,Sussex and the parishes now form a united benfice. Although originally dedicated to St Mary it was rededicated to St James in the 16th century before returning to its original dedication in 1957.&nbsp.

A history of the church is available Friston.

The parish church of St James/Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building.

Friston Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC).

See also East Dean and Friston Wikipedia a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

For civil registration history see Eastbourne registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex The Register Office Town Hall Grove Road
Eastbourne BN21 4UG Phone 01323 464780 Fax01323 431386 email

Church records[edit | edit source]

Friston, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Friston, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


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IGI 1546-1845

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Friston

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Eastbourne Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 266-269. Date accessed: 27 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.