Find your ancestors in Sussex, Chiddingly and East Dean monumental inscriptions

What can these records tell me?

Discover if your ancestor was buried in the Chiddingly or East Dean, St Simon & St Jude churchyards. Find where your ancestor is buried and learn significant details for your family history by reading original monumental inscriptions.

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:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Age at death
  • Birth year
  • Death year
  • Death date
  • Denomination
  • Number in grave
  • Inscription
  • Memorial reference
  • Place

    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.