Hellingly, Sussex Genealogy

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Sussex Parishes

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

Hellingly, Sussex
Hellingly St Peter and St Paul East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Dill
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Hailsham
Registration District Hailsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1618
Bishop's Transcripts: 1607
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 History

Hellingly (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Hailsham, hundred of Dill, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 2 miles (N. by W.) from Hailsham.[1]

Hellingly St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex.

A history of the church Hellingly St Peter and St Paul

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul Hellingly has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Hellingly Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Hellingly Sussex 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.

For civil registration history see Hailsham registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex,The Register Office, Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne
BN21 4UG Phone 01323 464780Fax 01323 431386 email eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Church records

Hellingly, 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]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Hellingly, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1881-1891

IGI 1607-1738, 1881-1887 1607-1618, 1837-1881
SOPC Undefined

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

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

Hailsham 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 466-470. Date accessed: 27 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 3 January 2014.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.