Slinfold, Sussex Genealogy

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Sussex Parishes

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

Slinfold, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Easwrith
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Horsham
Registration District Horsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1556
Bishop's Transcripts: 1571
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Storrington
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History

SLINFOLD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Horsham, partly in the hundred of East Easwrith, rape of Bramber, but chiefly in the hundred of West Easwrith, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Horsham. It is intersected by the road from Horsham to Guildford. [1]

Slinfold St Peter is an Ancient Parish, other places of worship include Slinfold United Reformed (formerly Congregational) Church. Congregational Church Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

The Parish Church of St Peter Clapgate Lane has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

A history of the parish church is available at Sussex Parish Churches Slinfold St Peter

See also list of places of worhip in Horsham and Slinfold 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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Horsham registration district
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

Slinfold, Sussex Genealogy 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]
Slinfold, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1556-1876 1556-1743, 1753-1875
PRTS 1556-1901

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

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.

Poor Law Unions

Horsham 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. 120-123. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.