West Blatchington, Sussex Genealogy

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West Blatchington St Peter

Parish History

West Blatchington St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.

BLATCHINGTON, WEST (St. Peter), a parish,in the union of Steyning, hundred of Whalesbone,rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 1½ mile (N. W.by W.) from Brighton; containing 64 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, consolidated with the vicarage of Brighton, and valued in the king's books at£6. 4. 4½.: the tithes have been commuted for £200.The church is in ruins. On an elevated spot commanding an extensive range of the coast, were discovered in 1818 the site and some vestiges of a Roman villa.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 279-282. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50807 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.


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

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Steyning 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

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Web sites

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