Whatlington, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

WHATLINGTON, a parish, in the union and hundred of Battle, rape of Hastings, East division of Sussex, two miles North by East from Battle. The village is situated on the old road to Battle, and the new road from Sedlescomb to St. Leonard's. The church is in the early English style of architecture.[1]

Whatlington St Mary Magdalen is an Ancient Parish in Rother district of East Sussex 7 miles north of Hastings.

Church historyWhatlington St Mary Magdalene

The church of St Mary Magdalen has been designated a grade II* listed building British listed building

Whatlington Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

See also Whatligton Wikipedia and list ofplaces to worship in Rother 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.

This parish was part of Battle Registration District from 1837.

Ceertiificates may be obtained from

East Sussex County Council

The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG

Phone: 01323 464780

Fax: 01323 431386


Church records

Whatlington, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
Whatlington, Sussex Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images


Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Whatlington

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

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Samuel A. LewisA Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 534. adapted 16 May 2013.
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 30 December 2013.