Category Archives: Local and Family History

Family History Resources

1) GENUKI – Fairlight page – not much on there but is a parish map and a transcription of the Kelly 1867 directory entry that may be useful.

2) Sussex Online Parish Clerks – Fairlight page

3) Census Records

1841 – HO107/1106 – browse a transcription here or search it at FreeCEN

1851 – HO107/1635 – search using FreeCEN

1861 – RG09/0559 – search using FreeCEN

1871 – RG10/1027 – search using FreeCEN

1881 – RG11/1201 – search using FamilySearch

1891 – RG12/0758 – search using FreeCEN

4) Parish Records

It appears that the only copy of the parish registers is held at The Keep in Brighton. It is understood that there are no microfiche or film copies of the registers available! Here’s the list of Fairlight Parish documents held at the East Sussex Record Office as recorded by Access to Archives.

Another resource for local and family history is Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Bohemia Road, Hastings. The local studies room opens every Wednesday and they are very helpful.

5) Hastings & District Family History Society – is not a free to access service but may be worth joining to get access to their records.

6) Memorial Inscriptions

 If you know that your ancestor is buried in the churchyard at St Andrews, Fairlight and you would like a photograph of the gravestone then contact the webmaster who may be prepared to go and take a photo for you.