Ninfield, Sussex Genealogy

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Ninfield St Mary the Virgin East Sussex.jpg

Parish History

NINFIELD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Hailsham, hundred of Ninfield, rape of Hastings, East division of Sussex, 5¼ miles South West by West from Battle. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.[1] 

Ninfield St Mary is an Ancient parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex.

A history of the church Ninfield St Mary

The Parish Church of St Mary has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

Ninfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Ninfield 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.

For civil registration history see Hailsham registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex,The Register Office, Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne
BN21 4UG Phone 01323 464780Fax 01323 431386 email

Church records

Ninfield, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[3]
Ninfield, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1599-1881 1599-1885


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

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 464159.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Poor Law Unions

Hailsham 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 30 May 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 30 December 2013.