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Sussex NonConformist Registers

Sussex NonConformist Registers

Sussex NonConformist Registers

Ref: SSX-MJB12

Supplied by the Sussex Family History Group

Often a forgotten resource of family history, Protestant nonconformist registers are an indispensable source for genealogical information where they survive.

This compilation of registers that were surrendered in 1837-8 for authentication and now in The National Archives, and a handful of other nonconformist registers for Sussex in the East and West Sussex Record Offices, was originally made in 1977-80 and published then as individual chapel registers.

Most surviving Sussex pre 1837 registers for a variety of denominations are included here in alphabetical order with a full search facility for names, occupations and places. Nonconformist registers tend to cover a much wider area than Church of England registers, chapels and meetings tending to draw their membership from a wide hinterland.

They also include, in some instances, whole families being baptised in 'job lots', adult baptisms, and often give the occupation of fathers and maiden surname of mothers.

The easing of legal restraints on nonconformist meetings often led to adults choosing to dissent from Church of England doctrine and practice and turn to alternative religious affiliation, either in the short or long term.

Transcribed by Michael J. Burchall, BA(Hons), FSG, from the original records in the East & West Sussex Record Offices, The National Archives & The Sussex Archaeological Society.

Sussex Nonconformists Registers Baptisms & Births

Alfriston Ebenezer Independent Chapel 1801-1837
Arundel Congregational or Independent Chapel 1796-1837
Battle English Presbyterian Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel 1769-1834
Bognor Independent Hanover Chapel 1827-1837
Bosham Congregational Chapel 1823-1836
Brighton Bible Christians - Providence Chapel 1824-1837
Brighton Calvinistic Independents, The Tabernacle, West Street 1835-1838
Brighton Countess of Huntingdon, London Road Chapel, Ann Street 1830-1836
Brighton Countess of Huntingdon’s Connection, North Street Chapel 1781-1837
Brighton Ebenezer Calvinistic Chapel, Union Street, Ship Street 1825-1837
Brighton Hanover Presbyterian Chapel (Independent) 1836-1838
Brighton Salem Particular Baptist Chapel Bond Street 1775-1837
Brighton Union St. Independent Chapel, Ship Street 1700-1751, 1764-1814, (Brighton Presbyterian Register SFHG CD)
Brighton Wesleyan Methodists Chapel, Dorset Gardens 1808-1837
Burwash Independent Calvinist Chapel 1764-1835
Chichester Bible Christians 1835-1837
Chichester Countess of Huntingdon’s Connection, West Street 1783-1837
Chichester Presbyterian or Unitarian Chapel 1730-1837
Chichester Wesleyan Methodist Circuit 1831-1837
Cuckfield Independent (Ebenezer Chapel) Congregational Church 1833-1896
Cuckfield Providence Chapel, Staplefield Common 1821-1837
East Grinstead Countess of Huntingdon, Zion Chapel 1812-1837
Eastbourne Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1808-1823
Hailsham Baptist Chapel 1795-1837
Harting Independent Chapel 1826-1837
Hastings Croft Chapel, Congregational or Independent 1818-1854
Hastings Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1819-1837
Hellingly Independent Calvinistic Chapel 1830-1837
Hellingly Zoar Chapel 1801-1837
Henfield Independent Chapel 1832-1837
Herstmonceux Congregational Chapel 1812-1837
Horsham General Baptist Chapel 1700-1837
Horsham Independent Chapel 1776-1800, 1827-1837
Horsham Wesleyan Methodist Circuit 1832-1836
Lewes Bethesda Chapel 1817-1842
Lewes Countess of Huntingdon, Old Chapel, Cliffe 1808-1837
Lewes Independent Calvinistic Refuge Chapel St. John’s Parish 1812-1815
Lewes Independent Tabernacle 1817-1839
Lewes Particular Baptist Chapel 1772-1836
Lewes Wesleyan Methodists, St. Mary’s Lane 1807-1837
Lewes Westgate Chapel 1688-1714, 1742-1834
Lindfield & Ardingly Independent (Congregational) Chapel 1815-1837
Newhaven Countess of Huntingdon’s Connection 1798-1832
New Shoreham Countess of Huntingdon’s Connection (Later Independent) 1802-1837
Petworth Independent of Congregational Chapel 1827-1837
Rotherfield Baptist Chapel 1748-1836
Rye Independent later Congregational Chapel 1819-1838
Rye Particular Baptist Chapel, Mermaid Street 1750-1837
Rye Wesleyan Methodists Chapel 1795-1837
Slinfold Hayes Independent Chapel 1813-1837
Uckfield Rockhall Baptist Chapel 1783-1835
Wadhurst Shover’s Green Particular Baptist 1812-1837
West Hoathly Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapels, West Hoathly, Copthorme & Turner’s Hill (North) 1828-1837
Wisborough Green Calvinistic Independent Chapel (Circuit) 1826-1836
Wisborough Green Independent Chapel 1822-1825
Wivelsfield Countess of Huntingdon, Ote Hall Chapel 1789-1836
Wivelsfield Particular Baptist Chapel 1771-1836
Worthing Chapel Street Independent Chapel 1808-1837

Battle English Presbyterian Gt. Meeting Unitarian Chapel, Mount St. 1771-1793
Brighton Countess of Huntingdon’s Connection, North Street Chapel 1813-1814
Brighton Salem Particular Baptist Chapel, Bond St. 1783-1834
Brighton Union St. Independent Chapel, Ship St. 1800-1822
Cuckfield Independent Congregational Church 1834-1854
Cuckfield Non Conformists Cemetery 1855-1885
Horsham General Baptist Chapel 1720-1738, 1750-1837
Horsham Independent Chapel 1820-1836
Newick Zion Chapel 1800-1987
Rye Particular Baptist Chapel, Mermaid St. 1768-1837
Uckfield Rockhall Baptist Chapel 1792-1836
Wadhurst Shover’s Green Particular Baptist Chapel 1832-1836

Cuckfield Independent Congregational Church 1851-1872.

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