Email: Derek Creasey.
Web site: http://www.family-history.org.uk/.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin is built on a Neolithic mound and the chancel and nave date from the 13th century. The porch and north aisle were added in the 14th century, the tower following in the 15th century.
From the 1540's to the late 1700's the area around Warbleton was in the heart of the Sussex Iron industry, with Cralle Furnace creating cannons and other implements. The finished goods were sent by river to the sea at Pevensey for export.
During the reign of Queen Mary (1553 - 1558) the Ironmaster Richard Woodman, who was also a churchwarden, publicly objected to the local Parish Priest changing from Protestant to Roman Catholic, as the queen had instructed. He was captured, and taken to London to stand trial. At his trial he showed remarkable knowledge of the Bible, and was able to quote from it verbatim. He was condemned by the Bishop of Winchester, and it is believed that he was locked in Warbleton Church Tower. On June 22nd 1557, he was burned to death with nine other martyrs in front of the Star Inn at Lewes.
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
1299 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.
2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.
24 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
26 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
8 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.
14 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
15 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.
greatwarchurches.com have pictures of the war related memorials
Rolls of Honour transcribed from brass plaques in St Mary's Church
Warbleton Parish Council have an interesting website
The OPC database contains 204 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 15 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
Richard Woodman - information and pictures relating to this Protestant Martyr of Warbleton
There are 22 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.
1909 Kelly's Directory for Warbleton
1911 Kelly's Directory for Warbleton
There is 1 book about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.
There are 5 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.
There are 5 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.
The OPC database contains 48 wills of people who lived in this parish.
The OPC database contains 3 wills which mention this parish.
No registered users have badged this parish yet. To share your interest with others, why not register as frequent use of this site?
Remember that OPCs are volunteers and are unlikely to have information not listed on this page.
Please be courteous and patient - they, like you, have busy lives and will try and respond as quickly as they can.