West Hoathly, Sussex Genealogy
Guide to West Hoathly, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|West Hoathly, Sussex|
|Poor Law Union||East Grinstead|
|Registration District||East Grinstead|
|Parish registers: 1645|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1606|
|Rural Deanery||South Malling|
|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]
HOATHLY, WEST, a parish, in the union of East Grinsted, hundred of Buttinghill, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 5 miles (S. W. by S.) from East Grinsted. The church is partly in the early and partly in the decorated English style, with a tower surmounted by a spire. At Bunch Grove is a small licensed place of worship for the Established Church. There is a meeting-house for dissenters.
West Hoathly is an Ancient Parish which included Burleigh Arches Manor, Old House and White Hart, The Rocks, New Combes and Old Combes, Duckells and Stoneland, Gravety, Clarkes Manor, Selsfield, and South Malling-Lindfield Manor.
The ecclesiastical parish of Highbrook, Sussex was formed from this parish.
A history of the Church West Hoathly St Margaret
The Parish church of St Margaret of Antioch has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
Other places of worship include
Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
St Dunstan (Roman Catholic) Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)
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.
For civil registration history see East Grinstead registration district
Certificates may be obtained from
East Sussex The Register Office
BN21 4UG Phone01323 464780 Fax 01323 431386 email email@example.com
Church records[edit | edit source]
West Hoathly parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|West Hoathly Online Parish Records|
|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.
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]
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 521-524. Adapted 17 May 2013.
- Searching Parish Records online (Sussex) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.