Kingston near Lewes, Sussex Genealogy

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

Kingston near Lewes, Sussex
Kingston(near Lewes) St Pancras Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Swanborough
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Newhaven
Registration District Lewes
Records begin
Parish registers: 1557
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lewes
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]

KINGSTON-NEAR-LEWES, a parish, in the union of Newhaven, hundred of Swanborough, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 1½ mile (S. W.) from Lewes.[1]

Kingston St Pancras is an Ancient Parish ( also referred to as Kingston by Lewes) in the Lewes district of East Sussex.

A history of the church Kingston St Pancras

The church of St Pancras has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Kingston near Lewes Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Kingston near Lewes Wikipedia

This parish should not be confused with Kingston Buci (Kingston by Sea), Sussex West Sussex

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.

From 1837 this parish was in Lewes Registration District
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex
The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG
Phone: 01323 464780
Fax: 01323 431386

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Kingston near Lewes, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


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IGI 1557-1765 1557-1762

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Kingston near Lewes

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.

1911 Census For England & Wales (FindMyPast)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Newhaven 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]

Kingston by Lewes (GENUKI)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 680-683. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.