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*[http://maps.familysearch.org England Jurisdictions, 1851] is an interactive map of all the parishes in each of the counties of England. Learn about its [[England Jurisdictions 1851|features]] and functions. The site also includes OS maps for the entire country.  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org England Jurisdictions, 1851] is an interactive map of all the parishes in each of the counties of England. Learn about its [[England Jurisdictions 1851|features]] and functions. The site also includes OS maps for the entire country.  
 
*'''1885 County Maps''': [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-sussex-e-th.htm Sussex Eastern Section] | [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-sussex-w-th.htm Sussex Western Section]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
 
*'''1885 County Maps''': [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-sussex-e-th.htm Sussex Eastern Section] | [http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-sussex-w-th.htm Sussex Western Section]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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===Rapes===
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A '''rape''' is an administrative subdivision into which [[Sussex Genealogy|Sussex]] was formerly divided. Usually compared to the [[Hundred (division)|hundred]], each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.<ref>"rapes" in John Cannon, ''The Oxford Companion to British History'', (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.</ref>
  
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Blackstone's ''Commentaries on the Laws of England'' (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).
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There were six rapes, later organised into two divisions, the Eastern and Western divisions which, in 1888, became East Sussex and West Sussex:
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{|
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! East Sussex
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! West Sussex
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| Lewes
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| Arundel
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| Hastings
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| Bramber
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| Pevensey
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| Chichester
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|}
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== References  ==
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Rapes[edit | edit source]

A rape is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the hundred, each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.[1]

Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).

There were six rapes, later organised into two divisions, the Eastern and Western divisions which, in 1888, became East Sussex and West Sussex:

East Sussex West Sussex
Lewes Arundel
Hastings Bramber
Pevensey Chichester


References[edit | edit source]

  1. "rapes" in John Cannon, The Oxford Companion to British History, (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.