Ewhurst, Sussex Genealogy

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

Ewhurst, Sussex
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Staple
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Battle
Registration District Battle
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]

EWHURST (St. James), a parish, in the union of Battle, hundred of Staple, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 13 miles (S. E.) from Lamberhurst. At Staple Cross is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Ewhurst is a village and civil parish in the Rother district of East Sussex which includes the settlements at Staplecross and Cripps Corner.

Ewhurst is an Ancient parish in the Rother district of East Sussex, which is formed around the main settlement of Ewhurst Green.

The church of St James Ewhurst Green has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building Ewhurst Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Staplecross St Mark was formed from within this parish Staplecross Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC) Staplecross St Mark Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Other places of worship include

Staplecross Wesleyan Methodist Church Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

list of places of worship in Rother Wikipedia See also Sussex Parish churches and Ewhurst 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.

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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[4]
Ewhurst, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1558-1885 (gaps)

IGI 1558-1885 1558-1881
SOPC Undefined

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


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. 195-206. Date Accessed: 4 October 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 31 December 2013.
  4. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.