Harmsworth's Encyclopaedia (1904)
|Sussex is a historic county in South East England
corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.
It is bounded on the north by Surrey, northeast by Kent, south
by the English Channel, and west by Hampshire, and is divided
for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the
City of Brighton and Hove. The latter was created a unitary
authority in 1997; and was granted City status in 2000. Until
then Chichester had been Sussex's only city.
The divisions of West Sussex and East Sussex were originally established in 1189, and had obtained separate administrations (Quarter Sessions) by the 16th century. This situation was recognised by the County of Sussex Act 1865. Under the Local Government Act 1888 the two divisions became two administrative counties (along with three county boroughs: Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings). from Wikipedia
This website is part of the English GenWeb project and provides resources for those researching their family history in Sussex.