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Hastings St Mary in the Castle


Parish History

Hastings St Mary in the Castle is an Ancient Parish in the Cinque port town of Hastings Sussex. An integral part of the curved Pelham Crescent the church has a giant Ionic portico overlooking the sea and is a grade II listed building. It was built in 1828 by the Architect Joseph Kay.

A history of the old and new churches of St Mary in the castle may be found at Hastings St Mary in the Castle

See also Hastings Wikipedia and  A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 435-441. here


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.

Church records

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Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Hastings St Mary in the Castle

Census records

See Sussex Census

Poor Law Unions

Hastings 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.

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