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Sussex Parishes

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

Lancing, Sussex
St James Lancing West Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Brightford
County Sussex
Poor Law Union East Preston
Registration District Worthing
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1591
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Storrington
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History

LANCING, a parish, in the hundred of Brightford, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 2 miles (W.) from Shoreham.[1] Lancing St James the Less is an Ancient Parish in Adur district of West Sussex .

see a history of the church and subsequent Development of Lancing St Michael from 1923 Lancing St James and St Michael

The Parish Church of St James has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Lancing Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Lancing Wikipedia

See: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 17-20. here


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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Worthing registration district
which was abolished in 1870 and recreated in 1935
Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

Lancing, 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]
Lancing, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1573-1882 1559-1876
PRTS 1574-1901

Lancing St James

West Sussex Record Office has deposited parish Registers Bap 1574-1970 Marr 1560-1989 Bur 1560-1953

Bishop's Transcripts 1591-1918
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Lancing

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.

See Sussex Census


Poor Law Unions

East Preston Poor Law Union, Sussex

Sutton (East Preston) 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. 17-20. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.