Worth, Sussex Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||East Grinstead|
|Registration District||East Grinstead|
|Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Crawley Down beginning 1844|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1606; Separate records exist for Crawley Down beginning 1845|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deanery of South Malling; Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes|
|Location of Archive|
|Sussex Record Office|
WORTH, a parish, in the poor-law union of East Grinstead, hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, East division of Sussex, two miles East South East from Crawley.
The London and Brighton railway passes through the parish. Worth St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish and was one of the largest parishes in West Sussex until later ecclesiastical parish creations within the ancient parish boundaries. It included Tilgate Forest, South Malling-Lindfield Manor, Crawley Down, Burleigh Arches Manor, Clarkes Manor, and Old House Warren. There are places of worship for dissenters.
The surviving Saxon church which is Grade 1 listed is believed to have been built between 950-1050 AD and was subsequently restored in successive centuries. A tower was added in the 1870's and after a fire in 1986 the present roof and restoration was completed in 1988.Church history Worth St Nicholas
Other places of worship in Worth include
Christ Church, Pound Hill
Maidenbower Baptist Church
St Barnabas, Pound Hill
St Edward the Confessor, Pound Hill
Worth Abbey Church
Turners Hill St Leonard was created from this parish, Turner's Hill Sussex Online Parish Clerks Online (OPC) Turner's Hill St Leonard Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Other places of worship in Turner's Hill include
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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 East Grinstead registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex The Register Office
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Worth, 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 - (£)|
|SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free|
|Worth, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online 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 464160.
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition 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.
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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.
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)
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
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.
- 1552 Lay Subsidy, Worth Parish, Buttinghill Hundred, Sussex. Original at TNA; microfilm copy at FHL.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Adapted 23 May 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
- 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 22 December 2013.
- Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.
- E179/190/247 rot 14
- FHL BRITISH Film 2228740.