Waldron, Sussex Genealogy

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

Waldron, Sussex
Waldron All Saints Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Shiplake
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Uckfield
Registration District Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1564
Bishop's Transcripts: 1605
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
Sussex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WALDRON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Uckfield. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with an embattled tower: from the churchyard is an extensive view, embracing the town of Lewes and the South Downs. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.[1]

Waldron is an Ancient Parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex which includes Cross in Hand and Horam. The civil parish of Heathfield and Waldron includes Heathfield , Waldorn, Cross-in-Hand,Broad Oak, Punnetts Town, Little London and Cade Street.

A history of the church All Saints A chapel of ease St Bartholomew, Cross-in-Hand was dedicated in 1863 to house parishioners whilst All Saints was renovated.

The parish church of All Saints (Heathfield and Waldron) Waldron Village has been designated a grade I listed building listed building

Waldron Sussex online Parish Clerks(OPC)

Horam Chapel is in the village of Horam and is a modern Evangelical chapel.See also Horam Christ Church, Sussex Genealogy which was formed from this Ancient Parish

The Cross-in Hand Methodist Church is part of the Eastbourne Circuit and opened in 1896.

The Gamelands Methodist Church Horam is part of the Eastbourne Circuit and was founded in 1900.

See also Heathfield and Waldron East Sussex Wikipedia.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]

PARISH NAME 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) - ($)
TGEN = Sussex Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
PARISH NAME 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. 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]

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. 436-439. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Sussex) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk