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Kingston by Ferring, Sussex Genealogy

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

Parish HistoryEdit

Kingston by Ferring, a parish. It comprises three settlements: East Kingston, West Kingston, and Kingston Gorse.[1]

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


Civil RegistrationEdit

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.

Church recordsEdit

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

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[3]
Kingston by Ferring, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1570-1671 1571-1658
PRTS 1570-1671

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

Census recordsEdit

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 UnionsEdit

Newhaven Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

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



  1. 'Kingston by Ferring,' Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, accessed 15 December 2013.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014. Described as 'Kingston Gorse.'
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013. Described as 'Kingston Gorse.'