West Firle, Sussex Genealogy

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West Firle

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

West Firle, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Totnore
County Sussex
Poor Law Union West Firle
Registration District Lewes
Records begin
Parish registers: 1668
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
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

FIRLE, WEST (St. Peter), a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Totnore, rape of Pevensey, East division of Sussex, four miles South East by East. This parish is on the road from Lewes to Eastbourne. The church is chiefly in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower: on the north of the chancel is the sepulchral chapel of the Gage family. The poor law union comprises eight parishes.[1]

West Firle St Peter is an Ancient parish in the Lewes district of East Sussex.

The church history is available West Firle St Peter

West Firle Sussex Online Parish Cleks(OPC)

The Parish church of St Peter has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

See also West Firle Wikipedia and list of places of worship in Lewes district


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 Lewes Registration District
Certificates may be obtained from
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 Firle, West

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

West Firle 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. 235-238. Adapted 9 May 2013.