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== Parish History  ==
== Parish History  ==
Alciston is an Ancient Parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex<br>
ALCISTON, a '''parish''' and a hundred in Sussex. The parish lies in the district of Lewes, 1 mile S of Berwick railway station, and 6½ SE of Lewes. The hundred of Alciston is in the rape of Pevensey, and comprises the '''parishes of Alciston, Alfriston, and Lullington'''.<ref>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=8145&amp;st=Alciston Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870-72)]</ref>
A history of the church is available [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/22/34/+ Alciston]<br>
See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alciston+ Alciston Wikipedia]&nbsp; The church (unknown dedication) has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-294873-the-parish-church-alciston+ British listed building]<br>
[http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?cy=1&n=Alciston&b=index.php&t=Parish&k=144&l=102+ Alciston Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)]
See also:&nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_of_worship_in_Wealden+ a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia]and ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' (1848), pp. 20-26. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50747+ here]&nbsp;
== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==
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== Web sites  ==
== Web sites  ==
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== References ==
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Parish History[edit | edit source]

ALCISTON, a parish and a hundred in Sussex. The parish lies in the district of Lewes, 1 mile S of Berwick railway station, and 6½ SE of Lewes. The hundred of Alciston is in the rape of Pevensey, and comprises the parishes of Alciston, Alfriston, and Lullington.[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.

From 1837 this parish was in Lewes Registration District
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex
The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG
Phone: 01323 464780
Fax: 01323 431386

Church records[edit | edit source]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Alciston

Census records[edit | edit source]

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

FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal: Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK

[2] to locate outside UK.

Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. 

Land Tax Returns 1785[edit | edit source]

List of land owner and /or occupiers in Alciston and Alfriston. Article to be found in the Susex Family Historian Magazine, vol. 1. #1. June 1973, pages 13-14, Family History Library Ref. 942.25 B2 su

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

West Firle 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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]