Highbrook, Sussex Genealogy

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Highbrook All Saints

Parish History

Highbrook All Saints is an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1884 from part of the West Hoathly, Sussex Ancient Parish. It includes the hamlet of Highbrook and surrounding rural area in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex.

All Saints was built as a result of the donation of funds by two sisters Frances Kirby and Caroline Weguelin. Within the Diocese of Chichester it formed part of the extensive diocesan church building growth and is a large church for a sparsely populated rural parish.

All Saints Church is a listed Grade II building by English Heritage since 1983. British listed building The parish is part of the united benefice of Highbrook and West Hoathly.

Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Highbrook All Saints

Highbrook All Saints Wikipedia list of places of worship in Mid Sussex Wikipedia

See "A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7 – The Rape of Lewes. Parishes: West Hoathly". Victoria County History of Sussex. British History Online. pp. 164–172.


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.

Church records

Census records

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.

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