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Cuckfield, Sussex
Cuckfield Holy Trinity Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Buttinghill
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Cuckfield PLU
Registration District Cuckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1598
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

CUCKFIELD (Holy Trinity), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 25 miles (N. E. by E.) from Chichester, and 38 (S.) from London, on the road to Brighton.[1]

Cuckfield Holy Trinity is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex.

the church history can be found Sussex Parish Churches The parish church of Holy Trinity has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

Cuckfield Sussex Online Oarish Clerks(OPC) Cuckfield Methodist Chapel, Whiteman's Green see List of demolished worship places in West Sussex See also Cuckfield Wikipedia and  A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 742-746. here


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.

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
PO19 1RN
01243 642122

Church records

Cuckfield, 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]
CUCKFIELD PARISH (1598) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1598-1699
IGI 1598-1699 1598-1699
PRTS 1598-1901
SOPC Undefined

Cuckfield Holy Trinity

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1598-1964 Marr 1598-1956 Bur 1598-1934 Bishop's Transcripts 1606-1908

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

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. See Sussex Census

Poor Law Unions

Cuckfield 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.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 742-746. 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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