Bexhill St Peter, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

BEXHILL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Battle, hundred of Bexhill, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 8 miles (S.) from Battle  ;A chapel of ease has been erected on Little Common, and there is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

 Bexhill St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.Other places in the parish include: Liberty of the Sluice.

history and images

See Bexhill Sussex Online ParishClerks (OPC)

For history of Bexhill parish see A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 228-233. British History Online

The Old village of Bexhill is referred to in Bexhill-on-Sea Wikipedia


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.

Ceertiificates 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

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

NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
Bexhill St Peter, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

SOPC Undisclosed


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 Bexhill St Peter

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.

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

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.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 228-233. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.