Buxted, Sussex Genealogy

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

Buxted, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Loxfield-Dorset
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Uckfield
Registration District Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1568
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery South Malling
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Exempt Deanery of South Malling
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BUXTED (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Loxfield-Dorset, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 1¾ mile (N. N. E.) from Uckfield A district church was erected at Hadlow Down, in 1836. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Buxted is an Ancient Parish in East Sussex and has other churches within the parish boundary.

The old parish church of St Margaret of Scotland within Buxted Park has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Buxted St Margaret of Scotland, East Sussex.jpg

The Church of St Mary replaced this old church and is in the village centre and was consecrated in 1887

Buxted St Mary, East Sussex.jpg

The parish church of Holy Trinity High Hurstwood dates from 1870-1871 and has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building  and was formed from this Ancient Parish. See High Hurstwood Holy Trinity, Sussex

Buxted Methodist Church was built in 1907

Buxted Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

See Also Buxted Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_of_worship_in_Wealden+ a list of places to worship in Wealden Wikipedia

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 Uckfield registration district from September 1837. see further details

To apply for certificates please contact:
East Sussex
The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG
Phone 01323 464780
Fax 01323 431386

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[5]
Buxted, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1881
BOYD 1567-1750
IGI 1568-1881 1568-1880
SOPC Undefined Undefined

Buxted Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

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

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Uckfield 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]

References[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 462-467. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.
  5. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.