Brede Genealogical Records

Brede Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Sussex Baptism Index (1538-1961)

An index to over 350,000 baptisms extracted from the registers of parish churches in Sussex.

Sussex Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to over 400,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in Anglican churches in Sussex.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Brede Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Archdeaconry of Lewes Marriage Licences (1670-1729)

Abstracts of licences filed by those who intended to marry in the Archdeaconry of Lewes.

Archdeaconry of Lewes Marriage Licences (1586-1643)

Abstracts of licences files by those who intended to marry in the Archdeaconry of Lewes.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

Sussex Marriage Index (1538-1905)

An index to over 55,000 marriages extracted from the registers of parish churches in Sussex.

Brede Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Brede Burial Registers (1559-1900)

Burial records for people buried at Brede, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1559 to 1900. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

West Sussex Burial Index (1538-1600)

Transcripts of all surviving burials recorded in parish registers and Bishop's transcripts.

Sussex Burial Index (1538-1969)

An index to burials in 235 Sussex parishes.

Sussex Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to over 400,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in Anglican churches in Sussex.

Brede Church Records

Brede Parish Registers (1559-1900)

The parish registers of Brede provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1559 to 1900. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Archdeaconry of Lewes Ecclesiastical Returns (1603)

Questionnaires completed by the incumbents of the 81 parishes in the Archdeaconry and Peculiar of Ringmer regarding their ecclesiastical affairs.

Episcopal Register of Chichester (1438-1445)

Selected extracts from a register recording the administration of the Diocese of Chichester.

Chichester Bishop's Register, Vol. 1 (1397-1415)

Summaries of a register recording the administration of the Diocese of Chichester.

Chichester Bishop's Register, Vol. 2 (1397-1415)

Summaries of a register recording the administration of the Diocese of Chichester.

Brede Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Sussex Election Poll (1820)

A list of freeholders eligible to vote in Sussex, listing their residence, location and nature of freehold, name of the property's occupier and who they voted for in the election.

Sussex Electoral Poll (1734)

A list of freeholders eligible to vote in the county.

Lay Subsidy Rolls of Sussex (1524-1525)

Transcriptions of property tax records for Sussex residents.

Sussex Lay Subsidies (1296-1333)

Transcriptions of tax records that name those who had to pay property tax and how much was due. Returns for 1296, 1327 and 1332/3 are included.

Brede Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Consistory Court of Chichester Probate Calender (1482-1800)

A searchable calendar to wills proved at this court. Contains references to order probate documents.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Brede

Hastings and St Leonards Observer (1866-1941)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Hastings area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

The Sussex Agricultural Express (1895-1944)

A county newspaper, publishing news, editorials, family notices, adverts, sports news etc.

Kent & Sussex Courier (1873-1939)

A conservative-oriented newspaper reporting on local news, births, marriages and deaths in the two counties.

Sussex Advertiser (1746-1878)

A regional newspaper including news from the Sussex area, family announcements, business notices, advertisements, legal & governmental proceedings and more.

Sussex Archaeological Collections (1999-Present)

A journal containing several thousand article on all manner of structures and antiquities in the county.

Brede Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Brede Cemeteries

East Sussex Church Monuments (1530-1830)

Over one thousand photographs of monuments inside Sussex churches.

Sussex Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Sussex's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Sussex Monumental Inscriptions (1750-2000)

Abstract details of over 2,000 monuments in Sussex; includes photographs of some monuments.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Brede Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Sussex (1938)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Sussex (1930)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Sussex (1918)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Sussex (1915)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Sussex (1913)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Sussex Feet of Fines (1190-1509)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Sussex Election Poll (1820)

A list of freeholders eligible to vote in Sussex, listing their residence, location and nature of freehold, name of the property's occupier and who they voted for in the election.

Sussex Electoral Poll (1734)

A list of freeholders eligible to vote in the county.

Lay Subsidy Rolls of Sussex (1524-1525)

Transcriptions of property tax records for Sussex residents.

Poll for the Election of Members of Parliament (1705)

A list of those who voted in the election, listing the candidates they voted for and organised by settlement.

Brede Taxation Records

Sussex Lay Subsidies (1296-1333)

Transcriptions of tax records that name those who had to pay property tax and how much was due. Returns for 1296, 1327 and 1332/3 are included.

Sussex Lay Subsidies (1296-1332)

Transcriptions of property tax records for Sussex residents. The years covered are 1292, 1327 and 1332.

East Sussex Window and House Tax Assessments (1747)

Transcripts of assessments for the taxation of wealthier households in the east of Sussex. Indexed by name.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Brede Land & Property Records

The Book of John Rowe (1597-1622)

A book comprising rentals from twenty-seven manors in Sussex - their customs and information concerning the Borough and Hundred of Lewes.

Sussex Feet of Fines (1190-1509)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

The Victoria History of Sussex, Vol. 1 (99999 BC-1086)

Notes on Sussex's natural history, early man, the Anglo-Saxon period, earthworks and political history. Also includes a translation of the Sussex portion of the Domesday Book.

Sussex Election Poll (1820)

A list of freeholders eligible to vote in Sussex, listing their residence, location and nature of freehold, name of the property's occupier and who they voted for in the election.

Sussex Electoral Poll (1734)

A list of freeholders eligible to vote in the county.

Brede Occupation & Business Records

The Book of John Rowe (1597-1622)

A book comprising rentals from twenty-seven manors in Sussex - their customs and information concerning the Borough and Hundred of Lewes.

The Victoria History of Sussex, Vol. 2 (1000-1900)

A volume produced by one of the foremost authorities on English history. It covers religious houses, maritime history, industry, agriculture, forestry, education and sport.

Sussex Photographers (1841-1910)

A directory of photographers who plied their trade in Sussex. Some studios are given lengthy profiles, complete with biographies, genealogical information and examples of work.

Sussex Apprentices and Masters (1710-1752)

Abstracts of apprenticeship details collected by tax authorities. The abstracts usually contain genealogical information and details on the nature and terms of the apprenticship.

Smuggling on the South East Coast (1675-1871)

An introduction to smuggling in on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Brede School & Education Records

The Victoria History of Sussex, Vol. 2 (1000-1900)

A volume produced by one of the foremost authorities on English history. It covers religious houses, maritime history, industry, agriculture, forestry, education and sport.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Brede

Victoria County History: Sussex (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Sussex Families (1066-1830)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Sussex's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Brede Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Sussex (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Sussex Families (1066-1830)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Sussex's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

East Sussex Church Monuments (1530-1830)

Over one thousand photographs of monuments inside Sussex churches.

Post Mortem Inquisitions in Sussex (1485-1649)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Sussex and the inheritance of their lands.

Post Mortem Inquisitions in Sussex (1558-1583)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Sussex and the inheritance of their lands.

Brede Military Records

Wartime in West Sussex (1939-1945)

A collection of articles detailing life in West Sussex during WWII. It includes a number of oral histories.

East Sussex Police WWI Roll of Honour (1914-1918)

Biographies of East Sussex Constabulary police officers who lost their lives in The Great War.

Royal Sussex Regiment History (1701-Present)

A history of a regiment in the British Army. Includes information on the regiment's colours, badges, uniform and marches.

Sussex in the great Civil War (1616-1660)

A detailed history of the puritan revolution in Sussex, includes biographies of county men involved in the turmoil.

Sussex WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Sussex, with some service details.

Brede Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Brede Histories & Books

Picturesque Sussex (1906)

A guide to the county and its settlements, focusing on topography, history and architecture.

Sussex Postcards (1890-1930)

A collection of Sussex postcards, all of which have been geographically referenced.

West Sussex Photographic Database (1860-Present)

5000 digital images which cover the social, agricultural, industrial and historical development of West Sussex from the Victorian era to the present day.

Sussex Postcards (1708-1920)

A collection of over 13,000 postcards and other images.

West Sussex Past Pictures (1640-2004)

A database of over 12,000 heritage photographs, prints, drawings and paintings depicting scenes and life in West Sussex.

Biographical Directories Covering Brede

East Sussex Police WWI Roll of Honour (1914-1918)

Biographies of East Sussex Constabulary police officers who lost their lives in The Great War.

Sussex in the great Civil War (1616-1660)

A detailed history of the puritan revolution in Sussex, includes biographies of county men involved in the turmoil.

Glimpses of our Ancestors in Sussex (1878)

Biographies of county persons mixed with past incidents.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Brede Maps

Old Sussex Mapped (1695-1840)

Good quality digital images of early Sussex maps. They vary in scale, from plotting major roads and settlements, to individual fields.

Printed Maps of Sussex (1575-1900)

A book containing reproductions of around 30 maps of Sussex, with detailed information on their background and cartographer.

Sussex: With Maps Diagrams & Illustrations (1909)

A description of the county, some of its settlements and sights.

Maps of Sussex (1579-1900)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Sussex Parish Map (1841-1974)

A map delineating parishes and probate jurisdictions in Sussex.

Brede Reference Works

A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect (1875)

A work that attempted to record the provincial Sussex dialect due to its perceived erosion. Includes etymologies.

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

Brede Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

BREDE is a village and parish, 6 miles east-north-east from Battle station on the South Eastern railway, and 7 west from Rye, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Gostrow, rape of Hastings, Rye petty sessional division, union and county court; district, rural deanery of Hastings (second division), archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. The river Brede passes through the southern portion of the parish. The church of St. George is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, and has a tower containing a clock and 6 bells: there are tombs and brasses with effigies to the Oxenbridge family: the east window is stained, and there is also a memorial window: the church was partially restored in 1868 at a cost of £1,600, and in 1889 the tower, walls and windows were repaired at a cost of £300; there are sittings for 400 persons. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £560, with residence and 1 acre of glebe, in the gift of Edward Frewen esq. and held since 1886 by the Rev. George Ernest Frewer M.A. of St. John’s College, Oxford, who is also vicar of Udimore. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Broadoak. A room, erected by Messrs. H. and C. Coleman, originally for the use of the Brede Benefit Society, has been enlarged for the purposes of the Sunday school, but the Society still holds its meetings here. N. E. Payne esq. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Edward Frewen esq. of Northiam, and the trustees of the late Carlos Coleman esq. The soil is loamy; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, beans, peas and hops. The area is 4,819 acres of land and 10 of water; rateable value, £4,274; the population in 1891 was 1,046 in the civil and 1,071 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Under the provisions of the “Divided Parishes Act, 1882,” Cockmarling has been transferred from Brede to Udimore.

A School Board of 5 members was formed 9 Feb. 1877; Theodore John Smith, Rye, clerk to the school board; William Playford Brede, attendance officer.

Board School, Broadoak (mixed), erected in 1872, for 175 children; average attendance, 150.

Hele's charity of £9 2s. 2d. yearly, arising from £303 13s. 1d. in Consols, is applied to educational.

Kelly's Directory of Sussex (1899)

Surnames Found in Brede

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Bryant565.43
2Barnes444.26
3Gutsell323.10
4Baker272.62
5Furminger272.62
6Miller232.23
7Whatman222.13
8Noakes222.13
9Hook212.03
10Pearson201.94
11Apps191.84
12Piper181.74
13Smith161.55
14Larkin161.55
15Johnson131.26
16Reed121.16
17Eldridge111.07
18Vidler111.07
19Harman111.07
20Chapman100.97
21Firrell100.97
22Weller90.87
23Ballard90.87
24Fowler90.87
25Hounsell90.87
26Griffin90.87
27Cooper90.87
28Cook90.87
29Isted80.78
30Hall80.78
31Waters80.78
32Boots80.78
33Gain80.78
34Collins80.78
35Bourne80.78
36Ennis80.78
37Jewhurst80.78
38Batchelor80.78
39Whatford80.78
40Streeter80.78
41Catt80.78
42King80.78
43Vine70.68
44Goodsell70.68
45Allen70.68
46Packham70.68
47Winchester70.68
48Joy70.68
49Hynes70.68
50Marsh70.68
51Mugridge70.68
52Kemp70.68
53Padgham70.68
54Almond60.58
55Knight60.58
56Coleman60.58
57Dive60.58
58Lewry60.58
59Selmes60.58
60Glazier60.58
61Morphy50.48
62Aylevard50.48
63Slearre50.48
64Thomas50.48
65Neeves50.48
66Thompsett50.48
67Ferrell50.48
68Hoad50.48
69Goldsmith50.48
70Call50.48
71Overy50.48
72Rich50.48
73Crouch50.48
74Morgan50.48
75Austin50.48
76Booth50.48
77Masters50.48
78Welton40.39
79Akihurst40.39
80Fuggle40.39
81Wightwick40.39
82Attree40.39
83Wood40.39
84Furner40.39
85Jee40.39
86Stace40.39
87Hickmott40.39
88Fuller40.39
89Wade40.39
90Marchant40.39
91York40.39
92Paine40.39
93Flint40.39
94Saunter40.39
95Reeve30.29
96Skinner30.29
97Sellman30.29
98Jarrett30.29
99Palmour30.29
100Pilbeam30.29

* Statistics based on the 1881 census