Pyecombe, Sussex Genealogy

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

Pyecombe, Sussex
Church of the Transfiguration Pyecombe West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Poynings
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Cuckfield
Registration District Cuckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lewes
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]

PIECOMBE, or Pycombe, (Church of the Transfiguration)an ancient parish, in the union of Cuckfield, hundred of Poynings, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 6 miles (N. N. W.) from Brighton. The parish lies wholly on the South Downs, including, at the northern extremity, the fort of Wolstonbury, from which the prospects are very extensive. The road from London to Brighton, by way of Hixted and Cuckfield, and the London and Brighton railway, both pass through the parish. The church is in the later English style.[1]

history and images

The Parish church at Church Hill Pyecombe has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

Pyecombe Sussex online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also:

list of places of worship in Mid Sussex

Pyecombe Wikipedia and A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 567-571.  here

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.

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
PO19 1RN
01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Pyecombe, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1895

IGI 1561-1895 1596-1875

Pyecombe The Transfiguration

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1561-1895 Marr 1596-1998 Bur 1598-1999 Bishop's Transcripts 1606-1894

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

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 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]

Cuckfield 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. 567-571. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.