Westfield, Sussex Genealogy

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Westfield, Sussex
Westfield St John the Baptist East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Baldstow
County Sussex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Battle
Registration District Battle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1552
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dallington
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]

WESTFIELD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Battle, hundred of Baldslow, rape of Hastings, East division of Sussex, six miles East by South from Battle. This parish is bounded on the north by the Brede channel, and intersected by the new road from Hastings into Kent.[1]

Church history Westfield St John the Baptist

The parish church of St John the Baptist has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

Westfield Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Westfield Wikipedia and list of places in Rother 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 Battle Registration District from 1837.

Ceertiificates may be obtained from

East Sussex County Council

The Register Office
Town Hall
Grove Road
BN21 4UG

Phone: 01323 464780

Fax: 01323 431386


Church records[edit | edit source]

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Westfield

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]

Battle 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. Samuel A. Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 517-519. Adapted 16 May 2013