Ashburnham, Sussex Genealogy

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

Ashburnham, Sussex
Ashburnham St Peter, East Sussex.jpg
Ashburnham St Peter, East Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Foxearle
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Battle
Registration District Battle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dallington
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[edit | edit source]

ASHBURNHAM (St. James), a parish, in the union of Battle, hundred of Foxearle, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 4½ miles (W. by S.) from Battle.[1]

The church has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Certificates 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[edit | edit source]

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

NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
PCOL =Asburnham Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
Ashburnham, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


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SOPC Undefined

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Ashburnham

Aliases - Morris alias Horshall of Ashburnham.  Two families with the same surname in the same area may not be related.  Using Parish Registers from Ashburnham and Heathfield.  Three pedigree charts have been assembled.  Surnames are Morris, Andrews, Martin Colebrand, Levett, Vanier, Eastland, Horshall, Bramley, Wood, Weeks.  Article covers years 1543-1801.  Article is in the magazine, Sussex Family Historian, vol. #7, Dec. 1974 pages 188-191.  Family History Library Ref. 942.25 B2su

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Battle Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 77-81. Date Accessed: 16 September 2013
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.