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This is the Umbrella Project Page for Sussex, England.

Sussex

  • Administrative centres Lewes and Chichester
  • County Flower - Round-headed Rampion
  • People from Sussex are called - Sussexer

Sussex is in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Clockwise, it is bounded to the west by Hampshire; north by Surrey, north-east by Kent, south by the English Channel and is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove was created as a unitary authority in 1997, and was granted City status in 2000. Until then, Chichester had been Sussex's only city.

The name 'Sussex' derives from the Kingdom of Sussex, founded by Ælle of Sussex in 477 AD, which in 825 was absorbed into the kingdom of Wessex and the later kingdom of England. The region's roots go back further to the location of some of Europe's earliest hominid finds at Boxgrove. Sussex has been a key location for England's major invasions, including the Roman invasion of Britain and the Battle of Hastings.

For Historical information about Sussex visit Historic Sussex - including connections to Historical and political people connected to Sussex.

For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Sussex and Families Researched on Geni go to Sussex - Family Heads

See also Sussex - Monumental Inscriptions and Graveyards

The following people on Geni offer assistance -

If you have Sussex connections please join the project and if you live in Sussex and are prepared to offer advice or help of any kind please add yourself to the list above.

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Please do not add the profiles off all your Sussex born ancestors to this project or the People connected to Sussex. Rather add the earliest know person of a Sussex family to the Sussex - Family Heads project.

Parish Map

//photos.geni.com/p13/e2/71/f3/b5/5344483a5b4a380b/sussex_counties_0001_large.jpg from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984.

See http://www.geni.com/photo/view?album_type=project&photo_id=6000000019040145032&project_id=13550] for larger scale in Black and White - open full view.

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