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 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.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

Brede Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

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.

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 Parish Registers (1538-1910)

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

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

FreeBMD Marriages (1837-1961)

An index to marriages registered at the central authority for England & Wales. To March 1912 only the area of registration and name of one party is given. From then on, the spouse's surname is also given. Provides a reference, which can be used to order a marriage certificate with more details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sussex Church Photographs (2002-Present)

Galleries of parish and other denominational churches in Sussex.

Sussex Parish Registers (1538-1910)

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

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

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 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.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 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.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 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.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

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.

The Sussex Weekly Advertiser (1807-1814)

Also known as The Lewes and Brighthelmstone Journal, images of this title are available online, but sparse for some years. The title can be searched via an OCR index.

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

Sussex Church Monuments (1300-1900)

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

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.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

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.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

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.

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.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Brede Land & Property Records

Sussex Feet of Fines (1190-1509)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

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.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Brede Occupation & Business Records

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.

Sussex Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Sussex pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

Lost Pubs of Sussex (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

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.

Brede School & Education Records

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.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

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.

Sussex Church Monuments (1300-1900)

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

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.

Brede Military Records

Sussex WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

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

Sussex WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

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

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

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

Victoria County History: Sussex (1086-1900)

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

Sussex Church Photographs (2002-Present)

Galleries of parish and other denominational churches in Sussex.

East Sussex Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in East Sussex.

West Sussex Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in West Sussex.

Sussex Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

Biographical Directories Covering Brede

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.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Brede Maps

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.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Brede Reference Works

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.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Brede Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Chichester diocese
      • Lewes archdeaconry
        • Dallington deanery

    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