Lindfield, Sussex Genealogy

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

Lindfield, Sussex
All Saints Lindfield West Sussex.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Burleigh Arches (Burarches); Street
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Cuckfield
Registration District Cuckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery South Malling
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deanery of South Malling
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LINDFIELD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Cuckfield, hundred of Burleigh-Arches, or Burarches, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 3¾ miles (E. by N.) from Cuckfield; There is a place of worship for Independents; also a school of industry, founded by William Allen, Esq., of London, for the instruction of children in the art of agriculture, and in various trades.[1]

Lindfield All Saints is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex.Other places in the parish include: Lunt, Gravelys, Townsland, Wickham, Scaynes Hill, Buxshalls, Walsted, Scrace Bridge, and Beadle Hill.

history of Lindfield All Saints

The parish church of All Saints has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building
Lindfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

Scaynes Hill was part of this parish until 1930 the school room/chapel formed Scaynes Hill St Augustine church history is available at Sussex Parish Churches. Scaynes Hill Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Other places of worship in Scaynes Hill include

Scaynes Hill Strict Baptist Chapel Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

list of places of worship in Mid Sussex

See also Lindfield WikipediaScaynes Hill Wikipediaand Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 87-95. 1848 Gazetteer

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

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.

This parish was part of Cuckfield registration district from September 1837. see further details To apply for certificates please contact West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

PARISH NAME Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Sussex
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Sussex
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Sussex ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]

Cuckfield Poor Law Union, Sussex Genealogy

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]

http://genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/Lindfield/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 87-95. Date accessed: 30 September 2013