The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of historical records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. To date, we have published nearly 100 volumes covering the history of Sussex from 1066 to World War I. Our primary publication medium remains the individual printed book: we publish a new volume every year or so. However, this is increasingly being supplemented by online publication. Many online records can be consulted and downloaded here. Many older and out-of-print books can be viewed online.  

Members and non-members can purchase copies of the Society’s books in print here.

We welcome new members. Membership of the Society provides tangible benefits in the form of a complimentary copy of each year’s volume. More importantly, it supports the research and publication which underpin many aspects of local, family and social history.

Latest news and details of forthcoming events:

Dr Elizabeth (‘Betty’) Killick
We are sorry to note the recent death of Betty Killick, who lived in Stoughton, West Sussex, and was a member of the Sussex Record Society for 25 years. She was a remarkable woman, whom The Times describes as a “Terrifying naval engineer who liked a pint and developed radar and torpedoes”. Her extensive obituary is here (unfortunately, subsequently pay-walled; the original text is here, reproduced with acknowledgement).

Advance notice: Some Transatlantic Ties: William Penn’s West Sussex Connections
Illustrated talk by Martin Hayes, County Local Studies Librarian. Tuesday 24 September

More details here.