Seaford, Sussex Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m
m (Text replace - "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 an)
(25 intermediate revisions by 12 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Sussex]]  
+
[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Sussex]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Sussex Parishes]]
  
[[Image:Seaford_St_Leonard_Sussex.jpg|thumb|right|Seaford St Leonard]]
+
[[Image:Seaford St Leonard Sussex.jpg|thumb|right|Seaford St Leonard Sussex.jpg]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Seaford St Leonard is an Ancient parish.<br>  
+
SEAFORD (St. Leonard), a cinque port and '''parish''', and formerly a representative borough and a markettown, in the union of Eastbourn, locally in the hundred of Flexborough, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 59¼ miles (S. S. E.) from London. Seaford was originally a member of Hastings, but was made a port by charter of Henry VIII., who incorporated the inhabitants under the style of "the Bailiffs, Jurats, and Commonalty of the town, parish, and borough of Seaford." The church is the nave of one of the old churches, with a tower, and a small chancel of later date; and although the modern repairs and additions have been numerous, and do not harmonize with the original style, the building still retains vestiges of beauty.<ref> Samuel A. Lewis, ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51261 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 36-40. Date accessed: 30 September 2013</ref>  
  
SEAFORD (St. Leonard), a cinque port and parish,and formerly a representative borough and a market town, in the union of Eastbourn, locally in the hundred of Flexborough, rape of Pevensey, E. divisionof Sussex, 59¼ miles (S. S. E.) from London; containing953 inhabitants. This place is supposed to have been the Civitas Anderida of the Romans. The parish is situated on the road from Newhaven to Eastbourne, and is bounded on the east by the Cuckmere river, and on the south by the English Channel. Seaford was a considerable town, with four churches and chapels, until burnt by the French in one of those invasions to which the whole of the southern coast was anciently exposed;it has also declined greatly in extent from frequent encroachments of the sea. In 1824, an irruption, breaking through the barrier of shingle by which the land was defended, greatly damaged the town and neighbourhood. The cliffs are of singular formation, in some parts 300 feet in height; and on the summit are the remains of a circular camp. The river Ouse, the estuaryof which constituted the harbour, now empties itself into the sea at Newhaven, about three miles westward. Anact was passed in 1846, for a railway from Lewes to Newhaven and Seaford, eight and a half miles in length;and the Commissioners for inquiring into the expediency of forming harbours of refuge, have recommended that one (of four) should be constructed here.
+
The parish church of St Leonard has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-292573-the-parish-church-of-st-leonard-seaford+ British listed building] <br><br>[http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?cy=52&n=seaford&b=index.php&t=parish&k=286&l=102+ Seaford Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)]<br>
  
The living is a discharged vicarage, annexed to that of Sutton, and valued in the king's books at £11. 15.: the tithes have been commuted for £240. The church is the nave of one of the old churches, with a tower, and a small chancel of later date; and although the modern repairs and additions have been numerous, and do not harmonize with the original style, the building still retains vestiges of beauty. Seaford gives the title of Baron to the familyof Ellis.<br><br>
+
See also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaford,_East_Sussex+ Seaford East Sussex] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_of_worship_in_Lewes_%28district%29+ List of churches in Lewes district Wikipedia] and&nbsp; ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' (1848), pp. 36-40. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51261+ here]<br>  
 
+
From: 'Seabeach - Seathwaite', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 36-40. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51261 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.<br>
+
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
Line 18: Line 16:
  
 
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].  
 +
 +
For civil registration history see [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/eastbourne.html+ Eastbourne registration district]<br>Certificates may be obtained from<br>East Sussex The Register Office Town Hall Grove Road <br>Eastbourne BN21 4UG Phone 01323 464780 Fax01323 431386 email eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk <br>
  
 
==== 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  
+
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 30 December 2013.</ref>
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountySussex.htm 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 3 January 2014.</ref>
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="7" scope="col" | '''{{PAGENAME}} Parish Online Records'''
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BIVRI'''
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 '''1880-1892''']
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.familysearch.org '''1559-1885''']
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org '''1559-1890''']
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 +
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection {{FHL|England%2C+Sussex%2C+Seaford|subject|disp=Seaford}}
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
+
{{British Census|464162}}<br>
 +
 
 +
 +
 
 +
 +
 
 +
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 +
 
 +
[[Eastbourne Poor Law Union, Sussex]]
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
Line 38: Line 91:
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
+
== Websites ==
 +
 
 +
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}
 +
 
 +
== References ==
  
Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.
+
{{reflist}} {{Sussex}}
  
 
[[Category:Sussex]]
 
[[Category:Sussex]]

Revision as of 04:43, 29 April 2014

England  Gotoarrow.png  Sussex   Gotoarrow.png  Sussex Parishes

Seaford St Leonard Sussex.jpg

Contents

Parish History

SEAFORD (St. Leonard), a cinque port and parish, and formerly a representative borough and a markettown, in the union of Eastbourn, locally in the hundred of Flexborough, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 59¼ miles (S. S. E.) from London. Seaford was originally a member of Hastings, but was made a port by charter of Henry VIII., who incorporated the inhabitants under the style of "the Bailiffs, Jurats, and Commonalty of the town, parish, and borough of Seaford." The church is the nave of one of the old churches, with a tower, and a small chancel of later date; and although the modern repairs and additions have been numerous, and do not harmonize with the original style, the building still retains vestiges of beauty.[1]

The parish church of St Leonard has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Seaford Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Seaford East Sussex List of churches in Lewes district Wikipedia and  A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 36-40. here

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.

For civil registration history see Eastbourne registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex The Register Office Town Hall Grove Road
Eastbourne BN21 4UG Phone 01323 464780 Fax01323 431386 email eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Church records

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Seaford, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1892


IGI 1559-1885 1559-1890


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

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 464162.




Poor Law Unions

Eastbourne 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. 36-40. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.