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Revision as of 11:16, 9 April 2019

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

Frant, Sussex
Frant St Alban East Sussex.jpg
Frant St Alban East Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rotherfield
County Kent
Poor Law Union Ticehurst
Registration District Ticehurst
Records begin
Parish registers: 1543
Bishop's Transcripts: 1598
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
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

FRANT, a parish, in the union of Ticehurst, partly in the hundred of Washlingstone, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, but chiefly in the hundred of Rotherfield, rape of Pevensey, E. division ofSussex, 2½ miles (S. by E.) from Tonbridge-Wells. [1]

Frant is a village and civil parish in East Sussex .

The Ancient Parish of St Alban was partly in Kent and partly in Sussex and included Hawkenbury. The Local Government Act 1894 required county boundaries and ecclesiastical boundaries  to be aligned and the larger part of the parish was in Sussex. Prior to 1894 the parish may be referred to as in Kent (part)

The church of St Alban is part of the Frant with Eridge benefice in the Diocese of Chichester, Rotherfield Deanery.The village and civil parish of Frant is in the Wealden district of East Sussex Frant Wikipedia a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia

A history of the church and parish is available at Sussex Parish Churches Frant St Alban

The church of St Alban has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

Frant Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC) Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC) redirects to this page.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

For civil registration history see Ticehurst registration district

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[edit | edit source]

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

FS PRs = England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
OPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Sussex Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
TGEN = Sussex Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Frant Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1910
FS 1538-1975
OPC 1538-1800s
FREG 1538-1900s

TGEN 1538-1920s



FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the West Sussex Record Office and The Keep (which houses the collections of the East Sussex Record Office).

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Ticehurst 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 Kent 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. 259-263. Date accessed: 27 September 2013