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[[Image:Seaford St Leonard Sussex.jpg|thumb|right|Seaford St Leonard Sussex.jpg]]
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Guide to '''Seaford, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Parish History  ==
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Sussex
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| Hundred = Flexborough
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Eastbourne/ Eastbourne]
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| Registration District = Eastbourne
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| PRbegin = 1559
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| BTbegin = 1606
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Chichester
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Pevensey
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| Parish =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Archive = [[Sussex Record Office]]
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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> Lewis, Samuel A., ''[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>
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=== Parish History  ===
  
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>  
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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. 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>  
  
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>
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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)] 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]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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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>
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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  
  
 
==== 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.<br>
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection {{FHL|England%2C+Sussex%2C+Seaford|subject|disp=Seaford}}  
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| 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>
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| 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>
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==== Census records  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BIVRI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 '''1880-1892''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi '''1559-1885''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi '''1559-1890''']
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{{British Census|464162}}<br>
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Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection {{FHL|England%2C+Sussex%2C+Seaford|subject|disp=Seaford}}  
  
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 and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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==== Census records  ====
 
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
 
 
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers] to locate outside UK.
 
 
 
Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
 
 
 
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.&nbsp;[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+]
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{{British Census|464162}}
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}
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http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/Seaford/
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Sussex}}
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{{reflist}} {{Sussex}}  
 
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[[Category:Sussex Parishes]]
[[Category:Sussex]]
 

Latest revision as of 02:56, 24 February 2017

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Guide to Seaford, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Seaford, Sussex
Seaford St Leonard Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Flexborough
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Eastbourne
Registration District Eastbourne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pevensey
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

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. 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 Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1892


IGI 1559-1885 1559-1890

Link to the FamilySearch 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

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/Seaford/

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.