Framfield, Sussex Genealogy

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Sussex Parishes

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

Framfield, Sussex
Framfield St Thomas a Becket East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Loxfield-Dorset
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Uckfield
Registration District Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
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

FRAMFIELD (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Loxfield-Dorset, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 2 miles (S. E.) from Uckfield A school is supported by endowment.[1]

Framfield St Thomas a Becket is an Ancient Parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex.

A history of the church Framfield St Thomas a Becket

The parish church of St Thomas a Becket  has been designated a grade II listed building listed building

Framfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Framfield Wikipedia a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia


Civil Registration

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

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

Census records

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

Uckfield Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., ,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 259-263. Date accessed: 27 September 2013