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== Parish History ==
== Parish History ==
BALCOMB (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Cuckfield, partly in the hundred of Street, but chiefly in the hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 4 miles (N.) from Cuckfield.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50775
BALCOMB (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Cuckfield, partly in the hundred of Street, but chiefly in the hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 4 miles (N.) from Cuckfield.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50775#s2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 132-136. Date Accessed: 16 September 2013</ref>. It is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex. A history of the church can be found at Vision of Britain through Time.<ref>Wilson, John Marius, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8224 ''GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Balcombe in Mid Sussex | Map and description''] (1870-72) Date accessed: 09th January 2014</ref>. It has been designated as a grade I listed building. <ref>[http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-302362-the-parish-church-of-st-mary-balcombe+ ''British listed building'']</ref><br>
== Resources ==
== Resources ==
Revision as of 15:02, 24 January 2014
BALCOMB (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Cuckfield, partly in the hundred of Street, but chiefly in the hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 4 miles (N.) from Cuckfield.. It is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex. A history of the church can be found at Vision of Britain through Time.. It has been designated as a grade I listed building. 
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
Centralised Certificates Office
West Sussex Record Office
Balcombe, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)|
|Balcombe, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records|
West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1540-1943 Marr 1540-1969 Bur 1539-1928 Bishop's Transcripts 1606-1893
Contact West Sussex Record Office 3 Orchard Street Chichester West Sussex
Phone: 01243 753602
Fax: 01243 533959
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Balcombe
Land Tax 1785. A list of owners and occupiers and places within the Parish. This article to be found in Sussex Family Historian Magazine, vol. 1 #3, Dec. 1973, page 7-10, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 B2su
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.
FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
 to locate local Family History Centres in UK
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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.
Poor Law Unions
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 132-136. Date Accessed: 16 September 2013
- Wilson, John Marius, GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Balcombe in Mid Sussex | Map and description (1870-72) Date accessed: 09th January 2014
- British listed building
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 December 2013.
- 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.