Battle, Sussex Genealogy

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Guide to Battle, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Battle, Sussex
Battle St Mary Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Battle
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Battle
Registration District Battle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1609
Bishop's Transcripts: 1730
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dallington
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Exempt Jurisdiction of the Deanery of Battle
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BATTLE, or Battel (St. Mary), a market-town, parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Battle, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 7 miles (N. W.) from Hastings, The parish is situated in a beautiful valley,  There are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Unitarians.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

This parish was part of Battle Registration District from 1837.

Certificates may be obtained from

East Sussex County Council

The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG

Phone: 01323 464780

Fax: 01323 431386

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Battle, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[2]
Battle, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


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Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Battle

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Battle Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 177-181. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.