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Parish History

Copthorne St John the Evangelist is an Ecclesiastical parish cretaed from Worth, Sussex Genealogy Ancient Parish in 1881 and includes part of Burstow and Horne; the village and civil parish are within the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex.

A history of the church and parish is available at Sussex Parish Churches Copthorne St John the Evangelist

Copthorne Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Copthorne West Sussex Wikipedia


Civil Registration

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.

Church records

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

Census records

Probate records

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

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