Mayfield, Sussex Genealogy

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

Mayfield, Sussex
Mayfield St Dunstan East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Loxfield-Pelham
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Uckfield
Registration District Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1570
Bishop's Transcripts: 1666
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery South Malling
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deanery of South Malling
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

MAYFIELD (St. Dunstan), a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Loxfield-Camden, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 9 miles (E. N. E.) from Uckfield; Here are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. A free school, founded in 1749.[1]

Mayfield St Dunstan is an Ancient parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex which included Five Ashes.

A history of St Dunstan and Good Shepherd Five Ashes Mayfiled St Dunstan and Good Shepherd Five Ashes

The Parish Church of St Dunstan has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

Mayfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks Online(OPC)

See  also Mayfield East Sussex Wikipedia

The Anglican wood boarded Church of the Good Shepherd Five Ashes is within the the Ancient Parish.

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.

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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[4]
Mayfield, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1897

SOPC Undefined

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Mayfield

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]

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. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 277-280. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 26 April 2014.