Discover if your ancestor was buried in Sussex. Explore the monumental inscriptions, and find where your ancestor is buried. Learn significant details for your family history by reading original monumental inscriptions. The records include inscriptions found at Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery; Jevington, St Andrew; Willingdon; Friston; Herstmonceux; Chiddingly; and East Dean.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Age at death
Number in grave
Register reference (location)
(*) The birth year is determined by the age given at the time of death. In the past, age was not as important as it was today, and remembering a person’s exact age was not a priority. Therefore, for some records, the age at death is an estimation and could affect the calculation of your ancestor’s birth year. To help search for your relative, remember to use the year variation option.
The records include monumental inscriptions from three different cemeteries in Eastbourne: Ocklynge Cemetery, St Andrew’s Cemetery, and Willington Cemetery. The collection also includes monumental inscriptions from church graveyards in Herstmonceux, Friston, Chiddingly, and East Dean.
Ocklynge Cemetery is located in the old town area of Eastbourne and it is the largest of two cemeteries found within the town. The cemetery is now closed. A second cemetery found within the records is St. Andrew’s, situated in Jevington, a village in Eastbourne borough. The parish church is set in South Down’s National Park and has been a place of worship for over a thousand years. Willingdon Cemetery is located at the foot of the Downs. In 2000, the town buried a Millennium Capsule in the cemetery. The capsule included booklets of local history, bus timetables, a mobile phone, poems, a shop receipt and much more. It will not be opened for 50 years.
The transcripts were created by Family Roots FHS.