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Crawley, Sussex
Crwaley St John the Baptist West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Buttinghill
County Sussex
Poor Law Union East Grinstead PLU
Registration District East Grinstead
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1611
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

Contents

Parish History

CRAWLEY (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of East Grinstead, hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 9½ miles (N. by W.) from Cuckfield. Lewis,[1]


Crawley is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex and since 1947 has been designated a new town which contains 14 Anglican churches within the area of the new town. For introductory history to the expansion of churches Crawley Churches

The Ancient Parish church of St John the Baptist Crawley St John the Baptist has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building Crawley Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

From this parish the parishes of Southgate St Mary Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Southgate Wikipedia Christ the Lord Broadfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Boradfield Wikipedia Holy Trinity Tilgate Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Tilgate Wikipedia St Andrew Furnace Green Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Furnace Green Wikipedia were formed.

Three Bridges St Richard Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Other places of worship in Three Bridges include

Free Church, Three Bridges Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Spiritualist Church, Three Bridges Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

See also Crawley Wikipedia List of demolished worship places in West Sussex list of places of worship in Crawley Wikipedia Three Bridges Wikipedia

Resources

Civil Registration

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.

For the civil registration history see Horsham registration district  and For civil registration history see East Grinstead registration district

Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
Chichester
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[3]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Crawley, Sussex Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1611-1640, 1653-1877 1611-1876
PRTS 1653-1900
1688-1901
1676-1901
SOPC Undefined


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

Census records

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 first film number is 464160.

Poor Law Unions

East Grinstead Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 717-720. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 December 2013.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.

 

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