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Hurstpierpoint, Sussex Genealogy

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

Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
Holy Trinity Hurstpierpoint West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Buttinghill
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Cuckfield
Registration District Cuckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1607
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]

HURST-PIERREPOINT (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Cuckfield, hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 9 miles (N.) from Brighton; The Independents and Wesleyans have each a place of worship.[1]

Hurstpierpoint Holy Trinity is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex. Other places in the parish include: Sayers Common.  The civil parish of Hurstpierpoint with Sayers Common is in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex.

Hustpierpoint St George was formed as a chapelry in this parish. The history of both churches is found at Hurstpierpoint Holy Trinity and St George

The parish church of Holy Trinity has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

The church of St George has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

Hurstpierpoint Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC) includes other places of Worship

The parish of Christ Church Sayers Common was formed from this parish see Sayers Common Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) and Christ Church Sayers Common

See also:  Hurstpierpoint Wikipedia and list of places of Worship in Mid Sussex Wikipedia

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 591-594. 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
Centralized Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
01243 642122

Church records[edit | edit source]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[4]
Hurstpierpoint, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

IGI 1558-1877 1559-1876
PRTS 1558-1901

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1558-1978 Marr 1559-1969 Bur 1558-1972 Bishop's Transcripts 1607-1894

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

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. 591-594. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.