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Litlington, Sussex Genealogy

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

Litlington, Sussex
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Longbridge
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Eastbourne
Registration District Eastbourne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1695
Bishop's Transcripts: 1593
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 HistoryEdit

LITTLINGTON, a parish, in the union of Eastbourne, hundred of Longbridge, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 10 miles (S. E.) from Lewes.[1]

Litlington St Michael the Archangel is an Ancient Parish in the Cuckmere Valley in the Wealden district of East Sussex.

Church History Litlington St Michael The parish church of St Michael has been designated asa grade I listed building British listed building

Litlington Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

The civil parish of Cuckmere Valley includes the Ancient Parish Cuckmere Valley Wikipedia

See also Litlington East Sussex Wikipedia a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia


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.

For civil registration history see Eastbourne registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex The Register Office Town Hall Grove Road
Eastbourne BN21 4UG Phone 01323 464780 Fax01323 431386 email

Church recordsEdit

Litlington, 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]
Litlington, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1894
1835-1855, 1892, 1894

IGI 1695-1882 1695-1835

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection<br Litlington

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

Eastbourne 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 104-118. Date accessed: 30 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 2 January 2014.