Hadlow Down, Sussex Genealogy

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Hadlow Down

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

Hadlow Down, Sussex
Hadlow Down St Mark the Evangelist East Sussex.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Loxfield Pelham
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Uckfield
Registration District Uckfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1836
Bishop's Transcripts: 1836
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

HADLOW-DOWN (St. Mark), a district parish, partly in the parish of Buxted, hundred of Loxfield-Dorset, and partly in that of Framfield, hundred of Loxfield-Camden, union of Uckfield, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, 5 miles (N. E.) from Uckfield; A neat parsonage-house has been erected by subscription; and near the church is a national school.[1]

Hadlow Down St Mark the Evangelist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex, created in 1837 from chapelry in  Buxted, Sussex Ancient Parish and Mayfield, Sussex Ancient Parish.

A history of the church and parish St Mark Hadlow Down

The Parish Church of St mark the Evangelist has been designated a grade II listed building British listed building

Hadlow Down Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Hadlow Down Wikipedia St Mark Hadlow Down Wikipedia

a list of places to worship in Wealden WikipediaBritish-history.ac.uk/report.aspx


Civil Registration

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

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Hadlow Down, Sussex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1892

IGI 1836-1885 1837-1895

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Hadlow Down

Census records

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

Uckfield Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 366-369. Date accessed: 27 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 3 January 2014.