Dallington, Sussex Genealogy
Dallington St Margaret is an Ancient parish in Sussex.
DALLINGTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Battle, partly in the hundred of Foxearleand Hawksborough, but chiefly in that of Netherfield, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 6 miles(W. N. W.) from Battle; containing 612 inhabitants.The parish is situated on the road from Battle to Uckfield, and beautifully diversified by hill and dale; it abounds with iron-ore, and several blast-furnaces were formerly in operation for smelting the ore, but the works have been long discontinued. The living is a vicarage endowed with the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king's books at £8; net income, £182; patron, the Earl of Ashburnham. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a spire.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 1-4. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50912 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.
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.
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Poor Law Unions
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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