East Dean (West Sussex)

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East Dean (West Sussex)
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Westbourne and Singleton
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Westhampnett
Registration District Westhampnett
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1571
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Boxgrove
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

East Dean (West Sussex) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.

DEAN, EAST, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Westbourn and Singleton, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 8 miles (S. by E.) from Midhurst; containing 433 inhabitants. This parish, the soil of which is fertile, is characterized by an agreeable diversity of scenery, and the village is beautifully situated in a narrow picturesque vale. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at£5. 4. 4½.; net income, £86; patron, the Rev. Thomas White Cogan; appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Chichester. The church is an ancient cruciform structure, in the early English style, with an embattled tower rising from the centre.

From: Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 15-23. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50915 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.

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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Census records[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]

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