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== Parish History  ==
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Battle is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Sussex. Other places in the parish include: Netherfield. <br>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, 63 (E. by N.) from Chichester,and 56 (S. E.) from London; containing 2999 inhabitants. This place, previously called Epiton, derives its present name from the memorable battle fought here,October 14th, 1066, between Harold, King of England,and William, Duke of Normandy. Though generallycalled the battle of Hastings, it took place at this town,where, in fulfilment of a vow, the Conqueror founded a magnificent abbey for monks of the Benedictine order,in which were preserved, until its suppression, the sword and royal robe worn by him on the day of his coronation, and the celebrated roll on which the names of the warriors who accompanied him to England were inscribed. He conferred on it the privilege of sanctuary,raised it to the dignity of a mitred abbey, and invested its abbots with the power of saving a criminal from execution, if accidentally passing at the time: at the Dissolution, its revenue was £987. 0. 10½.
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Guide to '''Battle, Sussex family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
The parish is situated in a beautiful valley, bounded on the west, south, and south-east by wood-crowned eminences. The town, which is built on rising ground,consists chiefly of one irregular line of houses forming three several streets, well lighted with gas, and amply supplied with water. The manufacture of fine gunpowder, established at a very early period, and for which the town has attained the highest celebrity, is carried onto a very great extent; and there is a large tannery.The market, granted by Henry I. on Thursday, has fallen into disuse, but a corn market is held on the second Tuesday in every month. The fairs are on Whit-Monday, and Nov. 22nd and two following days; and alarge sheep-fair is held on the 6th of September: a great number of horned-cattle are sent from this part of the country to the London market. The town is within the jurisdiction of the county magistrates, who hold petty sessions here for the district on the second Tuesday in the month; but this being a franchise, the inhabitants are exempt from serving on juries at the assizes and sessions for the county. A coroner and other officers are appointed at the court leet of the lord of the manor.Here is a house of correction, appropriated for the reception of persons apprehended in the Battle district of the county, and of others summarily convicted by the magistrates, whose terms of imprisonment do not exceed one month.
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Sussex
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| Hundred = Battle
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| Poor Law Union = Battle
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| Registration District = Battle
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| PRbegin = 1609
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| BTbegin = 1730
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Chichester
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| Rural Deanery = Dallington
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| Probate Court = Court of the Peculiar of the Exempt Jurisdiction of the Deanery of Battle
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The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's booksat £24. 13. 4.; net income, £396; patron and impropriator, Sir Godfrey V. Webster, Bart. The church is a spacious structure, partly Norman, and partly in the early and later English styles, with a square embattled tower; and contains some ancient brasses, and a fine altar-tomb to Sir Henry Browne. There are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Unitarians. In1791, Mrs. Elizabeth Langton bequeathed £1500 for the instruction of fifteen boys and fifteen girls, and £200 for purchasing books, from the interest on which sums a master and mistress are allowed £60 per annum. The poor law union of Battle comprises fourteen parishes and places, under the care of eighteen guardians, and contains a population of 12,034 inhabitants. Of the ancient abbey there are still considerable remains; the gateway, a beautiful specimen of the decorated English style, is in entire preservation, and many parts of the conventual buildings have been retained in the presentmagnificent mansion of Battle Abbey. Southward of the grounds is a place called Tellman Hill, where William is reported to have mustered his army the evening before the battle; and to the north is another, named Callback Hill, from which it is said he recalled his troops from pursuing the vanquished enemy. The Rev.Edmond Cartwright, D.D., a celebrated writer, but better known as the inventor of the power-loom, was buried here.
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=== Parish History  ===
  
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 177-181. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50785 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.<br>
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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,&nbsp; There are places of worship for '''Baptists''', '''Wesleyans''', and '''Unitarians'''.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50785#s3 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England ('']1848), pp. 177-181. Date accessed: 20 September 2013</ref>  
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources  ==
 
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
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This parish was part of [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/battle.html+ Battle Registration District] from 1837.
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Certificates may be obtained from
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East Sussex County Council
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The Register Office<br>Town Hall<br>Grove Road<br>Eastbourne<br>BN21 4UG
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Phone: 01323 464780
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Fax: 01323 431386
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Email:eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk 
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
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. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection {{FHL|England%2C+Sussex%2C+Battle|subject|disp=Battle}}
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
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{{British Census|464157}}
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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[[Battle Poor Law Union, Sussex]]
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Sussex Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Sussex Probate Records|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.  
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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Guide to Battle, Sussex 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 PLU
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

Contents

Parish History

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

Civil Registration

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
Eastbourne
BN21 4UG

Phone: 01323 464780

Fax: 01323 431386

Email:eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Church records

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 Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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

Census records

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. The first film number is 464157.


Poor Law Unions

Battle Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

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

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

Websites

References

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