Bexhill St Peter, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

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

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; containing 1916 inhabitants. It is bounded on the south by the English Channel, and comprises 6000 acres by computation; the surface is pleasingly varied, and in the northern parts richly embellished with wood; about70 acres are planted with hops. The village, which is situated on an eminence, commands extensive prospects;and the coast road from Dovor, by way of Hastings and St. Leonard's, to Brighton, passes through it. Here also is a station of the Hastings and Brighton railway.The living is a vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king's books at £24. 10. 2½.;net income, £977: patron, the Bishop of Chichester.The church is an ancient cruciform structure, partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a low embattled tower. A chapel of ease has been erected on Little Common, and there is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Sir Richard de la Wyche, 13th bishop of Chichester, died here. There are several chalybeate springs.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 228-233. URL: Date accessed: 01 May 2011.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

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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.

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