Danehill, Sussex Genealogy

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

Danehill, Sussex
All Saints Danehill Sussex.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Danehill Horsted; Rushmonden
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Cuckfield; Uckfield
Registration District Cuckfield; Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1851
Bishop's Transcripts: 1851
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pevensey
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

DANEHILL, a village, a chapelry, and a hundred in Sussex. The village stands 4½ miles S of East Grinstead r. station, and 6¼ NE of Cuckfield; and has a post office‡ under Uckfield, and a fair on 25th July. The chapelry is in Fletching and Horsted-Keynes parishes; and was constituted in 1851.[1]

Danehill All Saints is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Sussex, created in 1887 from chapelry in  Fletching, Sussex Ancient Parish and  Horsted Keynes, Sussex Ancient Parish.

A history of the church can be found at Sussex parish Churches

The Parish Church of All Saints has been designated a grade II listed building listed building

Danehill Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See Danehill Wikipedia

Within the parish is the hamlet church at Chelwoood Gate and the Particular Baptist Chapel at Chelwood Common known as Danehill Chapel a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Part of this parish was part of Cuckfield registration district from September 1837. see further details To apply for certificates please contact
West Sussex
Centralised Certificates Office
Registration Service
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
PO19 1RN
01243 642122

Part of this parish was part of Uckfield registration district from September 1837. see further details To apply for certificates please contact
East Sussex
The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG
Phone 01323 464780
Fax 01323 431386

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Danehill, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1893

IGI 1851-1881 1851-1881
SOPC Undefined

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish registers Baptisms 1851-1993 Marriages 1851-1990 Burials 1853-1983 Banns 1851-1977 Bishop's Transcripts 1851-1894
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Danehill

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Partly in Cuckfield Poor Law Union, Sussex and partly in

Uckfield Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.