Burwash, Sussex Genealogy

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

Burwash, Sussex
St Bartholomew Burwash Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hawkesborough; Henhurst; Shoyswell
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Ticehurst
Registration District Ticehurst
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dallington
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BURWASH (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Ticehurst, partly in the hundred of Shoyswell and Henhurst, but chiefly in that of Hawkesborough, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 8 miles (S. by W.) from Lamberhurst; There are places of worship for Calvinists and Independents.[1]

Burwash St Bartholomew is an Ancient Parish in Sussex. A history of the church is available Burwash St Bartholomew. The Church now has its own website at www.saintbartholomewsburwash.org.uk

The parish church of St Bartholomew has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

See also Burwash Wikipedia

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.

For civil registration history see Ticehurst registration district

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Burwash, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1713-1848, 1880-1890
FREG 1755-1848 1699-1812
IGI 1558-1712, 1849-1885 1558-1881
SOPC Undefined Undefined Undefined

West Sussex Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts 1607-1690

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

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]

Ticehurst 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. 452-460. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.