West sussex online parish clerks
East Sussex county town: Lewes West Sussex county town: Chichester Other major towns: Brighton, Eastbourne, Hove, Bognor Regis, Crawley Sussex Places of Worship Regional Projects Forum Ancestry Library edition available to West Sussex Library members at Worthing, Horsham, Crawley and East Grinstead libraries and at any library with computers for East Sussex library members. A list of members who have volunteered to do Research lookups or take photographs can be found in the Research Offers section of Site Projects, accessed via the links on the home page.
Countywide interest Books of local interest SHOTTERMILL - its Farms, Families and Mills. ISBN 1-873855-39-7 SHOTTERMILL - its Farms, Families and Mills. If any member wishes to offer to do lookups or take photographs in a particular location, please leave a message in the comments box at the bottom of the relevant Research Offer page.
Mainly still a rural county apart from the coastal strip, there are few large towns.
In the past fishing was an important industry and there are still working harbours at Rye, Hastings, Newhaven and Shoreham.
The records that are available include baptisms, banns, burials, marriages and memorial inscriptions.
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The southern border of the county is formed by the coastline between Hampshire and Kent with its northern border adjoining Surrey.
It is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove.
A chapel at Worthing was recorded in 1291, and in 1410 was being used for mass.In 1813 most of the proprietors were those who let lodgings and furnished houses.The pews were freely bought and sold until the 1880s when many were redeemed and presented to the diocese.After at least two unsuccessful attempts to build a chapel of ease to Broadwater an Act of 1809 appointed trustees, including the rector of Broadwater, to build one.The rector was empowered to nominate a curate, but no marriages or burials were to be performed in the chapel.