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Parish History

ORE (St. Helen), a parish, in the hundred of Baldslow, union and rape of Hastings, East division of Sussex, 2½ miles North by North West from Hastings. The parish is situated on the road from Hastings to Battle.[1]

The former parish church of Ore, St Helens had 12th-century origins and there are remaining listed ruins. The present St Helen's Church, built nearby in 1869, replaced it.

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Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

From this parish developed Ore Christ Church Sussex Online Parish Clerks [OPC)

other places of worship include

Clive Vale United Reformed Church Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Halton Baptist Church Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Redlake Congregational Church Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Seventh Day Adventist Church
St Helens Methodist Church

See A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 479-483. here

See also Ore 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.

Church records

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

NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
Ore, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records


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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 Ore

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.

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. 

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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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 28 May 2013
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 30 December 2013.


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