Udimore, Sussex Genealogy

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Sussex Parishes

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

Udimore, Sussex
Udimore St Mary East Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Gostrow
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Rye
Registration District Rye
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
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

UDIMORE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and borough of Rye, hundred of Gostrow, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 3½ miles (W. S. W.) from Rye. This parish is bounded on the south by Brede channel, and situated on the road from Rye to Battle. The church is principally in the early English style.[1]

Udimore St Mary is an Ancient Parish in East Sussex and includes Little Udimore. The ecclesiastical modern parish is teamed with St George Brede, Sussex

A History of the Church is available at Sussex Parish Churches Udimore St Mary

The Parish church of St Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Udimore Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

Other places of worship include

Methodist Chapel built in 1882 closed in 1960's and converted to private residential dwelling Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)
Methodist Chapel, Cock Marling built 1863 closed 1907 Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Udimore Wikipedia list of places of worship in Rother Wikipedia


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.

From 1837 this parish was within Rye Registration district, from 1935 this was incorporated into Battle Registration district
Certiificates 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

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Udimore

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

Rye 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. 411-414. Date Accessed: 4 October 2013