Ifield, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

IFIELD (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Horsham, hundred of Burbeach, though locally in that of Singlecross, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 1¾ mile (W.) from Crawley;Here is a place of worship for the Society of Friends.[1]

Ifield St Margaret of Antioch is an Ancient Parish in West Sussex, part of the parish boundary forms part of the county boundary with neighbour Charlwood, Surrey

Ifield is a former village now a neighbourhood in the town of the Crawley West Sussex, see Ifield West Sussex  and St Margaret Ifield Wikipedia

The history of the church is found at Sussex Parish Churches Ifield St Margaret

Other places of worship in Ifield include:

Elim Pentecostal Church, Langley Green
Freinds Meeting House
Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Langley Green
St Alban, Gossops Green
St Leonard, Langley Green

St Mary Magdalene, Bewbush
St Theodore of Canterbury, Gossops Green
Trinity United Reformed Church

see Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC) Ifield West Sussex


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

FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
IFIELD PARISH (year) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1760-1850 None 1813-1837 None None None

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Ifield

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 474672.

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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. [3]

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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Web sites


  1. Lewis. Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 603-608. Date accessed: 30 September 2013