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Sussex Look-up Exchange

The following is a list of reference works on Sussex which volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference.

Important - Please read

To request a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Include the words SUSSEX LOOK-UP in the subject line of your mail, and be very specific about the book or reference material. Many volunteers offer look-ups in a number of different books, across many counties, so the more specific you are, the more likely your request is likely to succeed! Remember that abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names, so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.

Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research. Links to Sussex Family History Society publications can be found at: www.sfhg.org.uk/pubs.html

County Information

Title

Volunteer

Kelly's Directory for Sussex 1867

Steve

1891 Census Sussex

Wendy Barlow

Eastern Sussex Settlement Certificates 1670-1832 (M J Burchall)

Dennis Plank

Sussex Poll Book 1734

Now online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pobjoyoneill/ENGPOLLS/sussex1734/index.htm

East Sussex Land Tax 1785 (Roger Davey

Dennis Plank

East Sussex Sentences of Transportation at Quarter Sessions 1790-1854

Elaine Le Page

Sussex Marriage Licences 1582-1730 (includes deaneries of Chichester 1582-1730, Pagham & Tarring 1579-1730)

Linda Monk

West Sussex Land Tax Assessments 1785 by Alan Readman Avril Lacey
Sussex, London, B.T.Batsford Ltd, 1965 by Barbara Willard Tim Spencer

Sussex Militia List 1803 Pevensey Rape (Southern & Northern Divisions)

Dennis Plank

The Weald of Kent and Sussex, 1953, Robert Hale, London (reprinted 1979) by Sheila Kaye-Smith Tim Spencer
Notes on Sussex Churches by Frederick Harrison Temporarily unavailabe
East Sussex Country churches by James Antony Syms Temporarily unavailable

Pigot's 1823-4 Business Directory of Sussex

Lindsay Swadling

Sussex Electors 1832

Lesley Huppert

Pigot's Royal National & Commercial Directory of Sussex (1839)

Away till further notice

East Sussex Workhouse Census of 1851

Penny Gerstein

Sussex. (Esther Meynell, 1947)

Tim Spencer

A History of Sussex. (J. R. Armstrong 1995)

Tim Spencer

1881 Census for Sussex

Karen Hills

IGI for Sussex (1988 version) Away till further notice

Mid-Sussex Postal & Commercial Directory 1938

Penuel Ellis-Brown

Mid-Sussex Postal & Commercial Directory 1958

Penuel Ellis-Brown

British Vital Records Index

Karen Hills

Soldiers of 35th Sussex Foot (later Royal Sussex Reg.) and other men from Sussex who may have enlisted in other regiments. Peninsular War 1806-1814 and Waterlook 1815

David Milner

Database of the family of GODSMARK in Sussex

Dawn Scotting

LICKFOLD/LICKFORD (one-name study)West Sussex from 1297.

Gordon Lickfold

 

Place Names

Albourne 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Albourne 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Alfriston 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Amberley Parish Registers (Baptisms, Marriages and Burials) 1500 to 1886. Denise Ansell
Amberley 1841-1891 census indexes Marion Woolgar

Angmering Parish Registers St. Margaret c.1688-1877 m. 1678-1876 b.1688-1877

Linda Smith

Appledram Parish Registers St. Mary c.1594-1869 banns 1790-1893 m. 1599-1876 b. 1595-1877

Linda Smith

Apuldram Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Ardingly 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Ardingly Parish Registers 1558-1812 (Sussex Record Society Vol XVII) Andrea King
Ardingly Records of Ardingly College (formerly St Saviour's college) Andrea King

Arundel census indices 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891. Brian Bloomfield

Ashburnham 1841 census index

Ashburnham 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Ashurst Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Balcombe 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Barcombe 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Battle 1841 census index

unavailable

Battle 1851 census index

Jennifer Thomas

Beckley 1851 census index

Jennifer Thomas

Beckley 1851 census index

Karen Hills

Bexhill 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Bexhill 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Billingshurst Parish registers 16c - 19c

John Hurd

Billingshurst Census index 1841

unavailable

Billingshurst Land Tax 1780-1832

John Hurd

Billingshurst Census 1841, 1851

John Hurd

Billingshurst Parish Registers to 1895

John Hurd

Birdham Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Bodiam 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Bodiam 1851 Census index

Penny Gerstein

Bolney 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Bolney 1841-1891 Census indexes Marion Woolgar

Bolney Parish Registers St. Mary Magdalen c.1813-1886 m. 1813-1886 b. 1813-1892

Linda Smith

Botolphs Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Bramber Census indexes 1841 - 1901

Marion Woolgar

Brede 1851 census index

unavailable

Brede 1851 census index

Karen Hills

Brightling 1841 census index

unavailable

Brightling 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Brightling 1851 Census (area covered by HO107/1636)

Andy Grant

Brighton Street Directory (Kellys) 1972

Ann Collins

Brighton Street Directories 1875, 1890, 1905, 1910, 1927, 1928, 1931/2, 1936/7, 1939/40, 1954, 1962, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1972 and 1974

Jacqueline Pollard

BrightonTrade Directories - 1794-1871

Andy Grant

BrightonGeneral queries relating to Mid 19th C Brighton

Andy Grant

Brighton Presbyterian Registers 1700-1837 (M.J. Burchall)

Dennis Plank

Brighton St Peter's, Military BMDs 1793-1840

Andy Grant

Brighton 1851 census

Jacqueline Pollard

Brighton 1851 Census (limited to covered area)

Andy Grant

Brighton 1851 census index surnames L-Y Elaine Le Page

Kelly's Directory of Brighton 1928

Unavailable

Kelly's Directory of Brighton 1966

Unavailable

Burgess Hill Census returns 1841-1901 + MI's for St.John Evangelist Alison Martyn
Burton Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
Bury (including West Burton) Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Burwash 1851 Census index

Penny Gerstein

Buxted 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Buxted 1851 census. Please quote Vol 16 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Catsfield 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Catsfield 1841 census index

Graham Clarke

Catsfield 1851 census index

unavailable

Chailey 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Chichester Parish Registers St. Peter the Great baptisms 1587-1887 banns 1823-1889 marriages 1634-1888 burials 1591-1892

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers All Saints baptisms 1563-1886 banns 1824-1889 marriages 1564-1887 burials 1563-1893

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St Paul baptisms 1845-1876 marriages 1845-1876 burials 1845-1878

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St. Peter the Less c. 1587-1887 banns 1823-1889 m.1634-1888 and b. 159-1892

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St Olave c.1589-1891 banns 1813-1886 m. 1569-1889 b. 1569-1890

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St. Pancras c. 1559-1890 banns 1801-1886 m. 1559-1889 b. 1558-1881

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St. Martin c.1561-1886 banns 1830-1886 m.1569-1886 b. 1569-1887

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St. Andrew c. 1568-1887 banns 1823-1887 m. 1568-1888 b.1563-1887

Linda Smith

Chichester Parish Registers St. Bartholomew c. 1752-187? m.1573-1641 1743-17571832-1875 b. 1569-1887

Linda Smith

Chiddingly Baps.1605-1933, Banns.1754-1812, Mar.1605-1837, Bur.1605-1992

Carol Harrison

Clayton 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Clayton 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Climping Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
Coates Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
Coldwaltham Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Compton Parish Registers St. Mary baptisms 1558-1876 banns 1754-1875 marriages 1558-1875 burials 1558-1877

Linda Smith

Coombes Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Cowfold Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Cowfold 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Cowfold 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Crawley 1851 census. Please quote Vol 18 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
Crowborough 1851 census. Please quote Vol 14 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Crowhurst 1841 census index

Graham Clarke

Crowhurst 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Crowhurst 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Cuckfield 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Dallington 1841 census index

unavailable

Ditchling 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Dallington 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Donnington Parish Registers St. George baptisms 1589-1878 & Banns 1756-1840 Marriages 1559-1876 Burials 1559-1883

Linda Smith

Donnington Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Earnley Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

EastbourneIndex to St Mary's church register of Baptisms & Marriages 1550-1837 Temporarily unavailable

Eastbourne 1851 Census index

Graham Clarke

Eastbourne, Hailsham and District Blue Book and Directory 1932-3 Dianne Young
Eastbourne Kelly's Directory 1969 Dianne Young

East Chiltington 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

East Dean 1831 Census

Graham Clarke

East Grinstead 1851 census. Please quote Vol 18 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Hoathly (with Halland) Parish Registers

Jane Seabrook

East Hoathly (with Halland) Census returns 1821, 1841 - 1891

Jane Seabrook

East Hoathly (with Halland) - diary of Thomas Turner, plus other miscellaneous information

Jane Seabrook

East Wittering Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Edburton Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Egdean Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Etchingham 1851 Census index

Penny Gerstein

Ewhurst 1841 census index

Ewhurst 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Ewhurst 1851 Census (area covered by HO107/1636)

Andy Grant

Ewhurst Householders 1863

unavailable

Fairlight Parish Registers - Christenings 1651-1827

G. Scott Lloyd

Fairlight Parish Registers - Marriages 1651-1827

G. Scott Lloyd

Fairlight Parish Registers - Burials 1651-1827

G. Scott Lloyd

Fairlight 1841 Census

Graham Clarke

Fairlight 1851 Census index

G. Scott Lloyd

Falmer Transcriptions by Domonic Paul Motto - Burials 1813-1880 Marriages 1813-1837

unavailable

Fishbourne Parish Registers St. Peter & St. Mary baptisms 1589-1877 & 1663-1877 marriages 1589-1876 burials 1589-1881

Linda Smith

Fishbourne Parish Registers St. Peter & St. Mary baptisms 1589-1877 & 1663-1877 marriages 1589-1876 burials 1589-1881

Linda Smith

Fletching 1851 census. Please quote Vol 16 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
Fletching 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Folkington 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Ford Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Forestside Parish Registers Christchurch Baptisms 1856-1876 Marriages 1856-1975 burials 1856-1877

Linda Smith

Framfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 15 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
Frant 1851 census. Please quote Vol 13 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Friston 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Fulking Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Greatham Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Guestling Parish Registers - Christenings 1686-1885

G. Scott Lloyd

Guestling Parish Registers - Marriages 1686-1900

G. Scott Lloyd

Guestling Parish Registers - Burials 1686-1883

G. Scott Lloyd

Guestling 1841 Census

Graham Clarke

Guestling 1851 Census index

G. Scott Lloyd

Guestling 1861 Census index

G. Scott Lloyd

Halland - see East Hoathly

Hamsey 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Hardham Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
Hartfield 1821 Census Malcolm Hupman
Hartfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 17 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Hastings, St.Mary 1821 Census

Graham Clarke

Hastings, St Mary, 1831 Census

Graham Clarke

Hastings, St Clements & St.Mary's, 1841 Census

Graham Clarke

Hastings, St.Michaels, St.Andrews, Holy Trinity, St.Mary Magdalen

Graham Clarke

Hastings, St Clements, 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Hastings Baptisms 1700-1877

Graham Clarke

Hastings,Union Notices of Marriage 1837-1879

Graham Clarke

Hastings & St Leonards Directory 1854 Temporarily unavailable

The Metropolis of Mid Sussex - A History of Haywards Heath by Wyn K Ford and A C Gabe

Dawn Scotting

Henfield Parish Registers b.1596-1875 m.1595-1876 d.1595-1855

Phil White

HenfieldCensus indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Heyshott Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Hollington 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Hollington 1841 census index

unavailable

Hollington 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Horsham Parish registers 1541- 1635 Sussex Record Society Vol.21 Peter Cox
Horsted Keynes 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Houghton Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Hunston Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Hurst Green 1851 census. Please quote Vol 12 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Hurst Green 1851 census index

unavailable

Hurstpierpoint 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Hurstpierpoint 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Icklesham 1851 census index

unavailable

Icklesham 1851 census index

Karen Hills

Isfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 15 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Itchenor Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Jevington 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Keymer 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Keymer 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Lamberhurst & Frant, 1841 Census

Graham Clarke

Lamberhurst 1851 census. Please quote Vol 13 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
Lancing (including Lancing College) Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
Lewes 1851 census. Please quote Vol 22 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
Lindfield 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Lingfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 17 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Litlington 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Little Horsted 1851 census. Please quote Vol 15 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Lullington 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Maresfield 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Mayfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 14 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Midhurst Parish Registers St. Mary Magdalene & St Denis baptisms 1565-1876 banns 1653-1812 marriages1565-1876 burials 1565-1876

Linda Smith

Mountfield 1841 census index

unavailable

Mountfield 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Newick 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

New Fishbourne one-place study online at

http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~steve.pickthall/nfops/index.html

or email

Steve Pickthall

Newtimber 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Newtimber 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan

Northiam 1851 census index

unavailable

Northiam 1851 census index

Karen Hills

North Mundham Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

North Stoke Census returns 1841-1891

Marion Woolgar

Nuthurst Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Ore 1841 Census

Graham Clarke

Ore 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Oving Parish Registers St. Andrew baptisms 1561-1877 marriages 1561-1876 burials 1561-1876

Linda Smith

Peasmarsh 1851 census index

Karen Hills

Peasmarsh 1851 census index

unavailable

Penhurst 1841 census index

unavailable

Penhurst 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Pett 1841 census index

Graham Clarke

Pett Parish Registers - Christenings 1675-1891

G. Scott Lloyd

Pett Parish Registers - Marriages 1607-1899

G. Scott Lloyd

Pett Parish Registers - Burials 1675-1900

G. Scott Lloyd

Pett 1851 Census index

G. Scott Lloyd

Pevensey 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Plimpton 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Poynings Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Pyecombe 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Pyecombe Baptisms 1896-1911 Marriages 1839-1911, Burials 1813-1912 Elaine Le Page
Rackham 1841-1891 census indexes Marion Woolgar

Racton Parish Registers St Peter baptisms 1599-1877 marriages 1599-1870 burials 1607-1878

Linda Smith

Ringmer Parish Registers 1605 - 1900

John Kay

Ringmer 1841 and 1851 Censuses

John Kay

Ringmer various 16c - 19c sources (including property deeds,
taxation & tithe lists, parish officers, militia lists, charity recipients,
overseers' records, illegitimacy and apprenticeship records)

John Kay

Robertsbridge 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Robertsbridge 1851 Census. Please quote vol 12 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
Rotherfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 14 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Rudgwick Parish Registers Holy Trinity Baptisms 1538-1877 Banns 1754-1811 Marriages 1538-1875 burials 1538-1876

Linda Smith

Rumboldswhyke Parish Registers St. Mary baptisms 1613-1639 & 1663-1877 banns 1824-1876 marriages 1613-1639 & 1665-1876 burials 1613-1640 & 1663-1879

Linda Smith

Rustington BMD, Historical records, censuses, wills, inventories, virtually anything on Rustington. unavailable
Rustington census indices 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891. Brian Bloomfield

St.Leonards 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Salehurst 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Salehurst One parish study also including Robertsbridge and part of Hurst Green

Online

Salehurst 1851 Census index

Penny Gerstein

Salehurst Charters and documents relating to Robertsbridge Abbey 1179-1538

unavailable

Seaford Parish registers 1500's to 1880's unavailable

Seaford 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Sedlescombe 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Sedlescombe 1841 census index

Graham Clarke

Sedlescombe 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Selsey Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Shermanbury Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Shipley Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Shipley Parish Registers St. c. 1584-1877 banns 1823-1843 m. 1584-1875 b. 1584-1876

Linda Smith

Shoreham Memories of (personal accounts dated c.1900)

unavailable

Sidlesham Census 1841-1891

Heather Brooks

Slaugham 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Slaugham 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Sompting Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
South Malling 1851 census. Please quote Vol 22 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman
South Stoke Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

South Stoke Parish Registers St. Leonard c.1553-1875 m.1553-1875 b.1553-1881

Linda Smith

Steyning Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Steyning Union Workhouse Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Stopham Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
StorringtonCensus indexes 1841-1891 Elaine Le Page

Stoughton Parish Registers St Mary Baptisms 1671-1876 Banns 1770-1877 Marriages 1675-1875 burials 1674-1878

Linda Smith

Streat 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Sutton Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Ticehurst 1801 and 1831 Census returns

Penny Gerstein

Ticehurst 1851 Census index

Penny Gerstein

Tortington Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar
Twineham 1851 census index volume 20 Elaine Le Page
Twineham 1851 Census index Margaret Sullivan
Uckfield 1851 census. Please quote Vol 15 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Udimore 1841 census index

unavailable

Udimore 1851 census index

Karen Hills

Upper Beeding Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Wadhurst 1851 Census index

Penny Gerstein

Wadhurst 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Waldron 1851 census. Please quote Vol 15 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Westdean 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Westfield 1841 census index

Karen Hills

Westfield 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Westfield All census returns & parish registers

Ruth Carter

West Grinstead Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Westham 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Westhampnett Parish Registers St. Peter baptisms 1584-1880 banns 1755-1880 marriages 1592-1880 burials 1584-1880

Linda Smith

West Hoathly 1851 census. Please quote Vol 18 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Westmeston 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

West Stoke Parish Registers St. Andrew baptisms 1560-1880 marriages 1564-1875 burials 1555-1881

Linda Smith

West Thorney Parish Registers St. Nicholas baptisms 1570-1890 banns 1818-1876 marriages 1571-1876 burials 1571-1888

Linda Smith

West Wittering Transcripts and surname indices of the 1841-1891 censuses

unavailable

Whatlington 1841 census index

unavailable

Whatlington 1851 census index

Graham Clarke

Wiggonholt Census returns 1841-1891 Marion Woolgar

Willingdon 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Wilmington 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Winchelsea 1841 census index

unavailable

Winchelsea 1851 census index

Karen Hills

Wiston Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Withyham Inhabitants 1838. Malcolm Hupman
Withyham 1851 census. Please quote Vol 17 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Wivelsfield - A Wealden Town

Dawn Scotting

Wivelsfield 1851 Census

Graham Clarke

Woodmancote Census indexes 1841 - 1891

Marion Woolgar

Woodmancote Parish Registers b.1582-1885 m.1582-1875 d.1582-1933

Phil White

Woodmancote Parish Register 1582-1812

Steve Everitt

Worth 1851 census. Please quote Vol 18 when requesting a lookup. Malcolm Hupman

Please contact Valerie Lirakis if you are willing to add your name to this list. Give the full title(s) of any reference you are prepared to check. Suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc., etc.

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