Monumental inscriptions for Middlesex and Sussex added to FindMyPast


06 January 2020
FindMyPast has announced the release of new transcriptions of monumental inscriptions in Middlesex and Sussex parishes, thanks to the work of volunteer transcibers at family history societies in the two counties.
Monumental inscriptions are the wording that is carved in stone onto gravestones, cenotaphs or memorials in parish churches and burial grounds. They often provide valuable clues to family historians with dates, full names, and often the details of other family members - including those buried in the same grave.

Middlesex monumental inscriptions

These new additions are from Hillingdon in Greater London. Discover birth years, death years, and places of burial. Each result will include a transcript that will reveal a combination of the deceased’s:

  • birth year
  • age at death
  • death year
  • burial place
  • monument type
  • dedication and inscription.

Many records will also include a description link that will direct you to a PDF document hosted on an external website that includes histories, images, and burial ground plans for the churches represented in this collection.

The transcripts in this collection have been provided by Hillingdon Family History Society, West Middlesex Family History Society, West Drayton & Northwood, Middlesex and cover the years from 1485 to 2014.


Explore the records here.

Sussex monumental inscriptions


Search new records covering the parishes of Alciston, St Andrew’s in Alfriston and St Mary the Virgin in Willingdon. Each transcript will include a combination of the deceased’s birth year, age at death, location, and inscription.


The transcripts were created by Family Roots (Eastbourne & District FHS) and also cover inscriptions found at Chidingly; East Dean, St Simon & St Jude; Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery; Eastbourne, St Mary, Old Town; Friston, St Mary The Virgin; Herstmonceux, All Saints; Jevington, St Andrew; Litlington, St Michael The Archangel; and Willingdon.


Explore the records here.


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