Hastings St Mary Magdalen, Sussex Genealogy

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Hastings St Mary Magdalen

Guide to Hastings St Mary Magdalen, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Hastings St Mary Magdalen, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hastings Borough
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Hastings
Registration District Hastings
Records begin
Parish registers: 1828; Separate registers exist for St Leonards on Sea beginning 1833
Bishop's Transcripts: None; Separate records exist for St Leonards on Sea beginning 1834
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hastings
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History

Hastings St Mary Magdalen is an Ancient Parish.

A history of the church is available at Sussex Parish Churches Hastings St Mary Magdalen St Margaret's Road

The church of St Mary Magdalen St Margaret's Road Hastings has been designated asa grade C listed building British listed building

Hastings St Mary Magdalen Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)
The OPC for Hastings Chris Swarbrooke Web site:Hastings OPC

see also Hastings Places of worship 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

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Hastings St Mary Magdalen

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.

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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