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 Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Burleigh Arches (Burarches); Street
County Sussex
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 A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 87-95. 1848 Gazetteer

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 Chichester PO19 1RN 01243 642122

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[2]
Lindfield, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


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Lindfield All Saints

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1558-1974 Marr 1559-1960 Bur 1559-1929 Bishop's Transcripts 1662-1894

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


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. 87-95. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.