Maresfield, Sussex Genealogy

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

Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield St Bartholomew East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rushmonden
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Uckfield
Registration District Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1594
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pevensey
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

MARESFIELD (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Rushmonden, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 2 miles (N. by W.) from Uckfield;At Nutley is a district church, of recent erection, dedicated to St. James.[1]

Maresfield St Bartolomew is an Ancient Parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex.

A history of the church Maresfield St Bartholomew

The Parish Church of St Bartholomew Maresfield has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Maresfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Maresfield Wikipedia


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 Uckfield registration district from September 1837. see further details To apply for certificates please contact
East Sussex
The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG
Phone 01323 464780
Fax 01323 431386

Church records

Parish registers exist from 1538. However, these have not been indexed at The Registers were deposited in the East Sussex Record Office.

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

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 464163.

Poor Law Unions

Uckfield 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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 253-257. Date accessed: 30 September 2013