Streat, Sussex Genealogy

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

Streat, Sussex
Church at Streat.JPG
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Street
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Chailey
Registration District Lewes
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]

STREET, a parish, in the union of Chailey, hundred of Street, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 6¾ miles (N. W.) from Lewes. It is situated on the road from Lewes to Ditchelling. The church is an ancient structure of flint, containing several monuments to the Dobell family and others.[1]

Church history Streat

The Parish church in Streat Lane has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Streat Sussex Parish Clerks online (OPC)

list of places of worship in Lewes district

See also Streat Wikipedia

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.

From 1837 this parish was in Lewes Registration District
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex
The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG
Phone: 01323 464780
Fax: 01323 431386

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

FS PRs = England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
OPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Sussex Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
TGEN = Sussex Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Streat Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1910
FS 1538-1975
OPC 1538-1800s
FREG 1538-1900s

TGEN 1538-1920s



FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the West Sussex Record Office and The Keep (which houses the collections of the East Sussex Record Office).

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.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Burchall. Michael J.  A Tillinghast Genealogy.  A discussion of the Tillinghast family descending from John Tillinghast and Alice Pardon mainly two sons, Pardon, 1601 and John 1604.  Surnames mentioned are Tichborne, Batnor, Browne, Leehford and Fenner.  Article covers years 1230-1645.  Article to be found in the magazine, Sussex Family Historian, vol.1. #3, Dec. 1973. pages 51-59.  Family History Library Ref. 942.52 B2su.

Burchall, Michael J.  Tillinghurst Genealogy (continued).  A genealogy of the descendants of Robert Tillinghurst of Streat/Street, buried 1613, article covers years 1613-1718, Surnames mentioned are Hosmer, Hurst, Pardon, Picknoll, Waller, Tichbourne, Geere, Dalleg, Bridge, Saxby, Archer, Cox, Browne, Lechford, Butterworth and Taber.  Article in Sussex Family Historian vol. 1, #4, March 1974, pages 85-88, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 B2su

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chailey 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. 246-250. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Sussex) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist,, accessed 23 April 2019.