West Sussex Poor Law Index

West Sussex Poor Law IndexWhat a great find this website is, well it would be if I had any ancestors in West Sussex! I lived in Horsham in Sussex many years ago, but didn’t have to apply for a payment from the poor box so really have no reason to think it will be of use to me in my research!

However I can appreciate the work that went into create this database and how invaluable it is to those with ancestors from West Sussex. The database covers the period 1635 – 1835 and give access to the poor law records in this database as follows:

  • Search gives Poor Law Record lists against Surname, Forename, Year and Parish parameters
  • Surnames gives alphabetic surname listing of all those people listed in the Poor Law Records
  • Parishes gives a listing of all those parishes whose Poor Law Records are included in this database
  • Order Types gives a listing of all the many different types of Poor Law Records
  • Years gives a listing of all the years for which there are Poor Law Records

The database is the work of the Sussex Record Society and they are to be congratulated on it.

http://sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&ap=

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