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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sussex]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sussex Parishes]] ''  
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''[[England Genealogy|England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sussex Genealogy|Sussex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sussex Parishes]] ''  
  
[[Image:St Nicholas Church, Brighton Sussex.jpg|thumb|right|St Nicholas Church, Brighton Sussex.jpg]]
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Guide to '''Brighton St Nicholas, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Parish History  ==
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Sussex
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| Hundred = Brighton
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| Poor Law Union = Brighton
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| Registration District = Brighton
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| PRbegin = 1558; Separate registers exist for Brighton the Chapel Royal beginning 1823 and for Brighton St Peter beginning 1810
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| BTbegin = 1606; Separate records exist for Brighton the Chapel Royal beginning 1823
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Chichester
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Lewes
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Prerogative Court =  
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| Archive = [[Sussex Record Office]]
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BRIGHTON (St. Nicholas), a sea-port, borough, market-town, and '''parish''', in the hundred of Whalesbone, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 30 miles (E.) from Chichester, and 52 (S.) from London; There are places of worship for '''Baptists''', '''Independents''', the '''Society '''of '''Friends''', the '''Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon''', '''Huntingtonians''', '''Scottish Seceders''', '''Wesleyans''', and others; also Bethel '''chapel''', belonging to the Mariners' Friend Society; a Roman Catholic '''chapel''', and a '''synagogue'''.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50829#s19 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 369-375. Date accessed: 20 September 2013</ref>
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=== Parish History  ===
  
<br> Brighton St Nicholas is the Ancient parish for the market town and later seaside resort of Brighton in Sussex.<br>  
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BRIGHTON (St. Nicholas), a sea-port, borough, market-town, and '''parish''', in the hundred of Whalesbone, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 30 miles (E.) from Chichester, and 52 (S.) from London; There are places of worship for '''Baptists''', '''Independents''', the '''Society '''of '''Friends''', the '''Connection of the Countess of Huntingdon''', '''Huntingtonians''', '''Scottish Seceders''', '''Wesleyans''', and others; also Bethel '''chapel''', belonging to the Mariners' Friend Society; a Roman Catholic '''chapel''', and a '''synagogue'''.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50829#s19 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 369-375. Date accessed: 20 September 2013</ref>  
  
Church history [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/105/34/+ Brighton St Nicholas (old)]<br>  
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<br> Brighton St Nicholas is the Ancient parish for the market town and later seaside resort of Brighton in Sussex.
  
and [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/106/34/+ Brighton St Nicholas Saltdean]<br>
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Church history [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/105/34/+ Brighton St Nicholas (old)]  
  
See also:<br>
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and [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/106/34/+ Brighton St Nicholas Saltdean]
  
An introduction to Brighton's church history [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/49/34/+ Brighton churches] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_of_worship_in_Brighton_and_Hove+ Brighton and Hove Wikipedia]<br>  
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See also: An introduction to Brighton's church history [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/49/34/+ Brighton churches] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_of_worship_in_Brighton_and_Hove+ Brighton and Hove Wikipedia]<br>  
  
 
For researchers, here is an important 19th century jurisdictional perspective:  
 
For researchers, here is an important 19th century jurisdictional perspective:  
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The town is pleasantly situated on elevated ground rising gently on the east and west from a level called the Steyne, supposed to have been the line of the ancient Stayne-street, or Roman road from Arundel to Dorking. Brighton extends to Kemp Town, in the extreme east, with a square, in the extreme west, towards Hove.  
 
The town is pleasantly situated on elevated ground rising gently on the east and west from a level called the Steyne, supposed to have been the line of the ancient Stayne-street, or Roman road from Arundel to Dorking. Brighton extends to Kemp Town, in the extreme east, with a square, in the extreme west, towards Hove.  
 
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A371953 St Nicholas (1538)] parish with West Blatchington consolidated had several chapels of ease (each with registers of baptisms and burials, and some marriages) according the noted topographer, Samuel Lewis (and other 19th century sources) which subdivided its ancient parish boundary'''. '''These included''':'''  
 
[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A371953 St Nicholas (1538)] parish with West Blatchington consolidated had several chapels of ease (each with registers of baptisms and burials, and some marriages) according the noted topographer, Samuel Lewis (and other 19th century sources) which subdivided its ancient parish boundary'''. '''These included''':'''  
  
*Brighton All Saints' Church, West Street - 1846 <br>
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*Brighton All Saints' Church, West Street - 1846  
*Brighton All Souls, Upper Edward Street - 1833<br>
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*Brighton All Souls, Upper Edward Street - 1833  
*Chapel Royal, in Prince's Palace - 1793 <br>
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*Brighton Christ-Church Montpelier-Road - 1838  
 
*Brighton Christ-Church Montpelier-Road - 1838  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/244722 Holy Trinity, Ship Street - 1826]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/244722 Holy Trinity, Ship Street - 1826]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/582330 Brighton St Andrew's, Waterloo-Street - 1831]; chapelry mostly in Brighton, but partly in Hove parish.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/582330 Brighton St Andrew's, Waterloo-Street - 1831]; chapelry mostly in Brighton, but partly in Hove parish.  
 
*Brighton St Bartholomew - 1874  
 
*Brighton St Bartholomew - 1874  
*Brighton St James, in St James's Street - by 1848<br>
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*Brighton St James, in St James's Street - by 1848  
*Brighton St George, Kemp Town - 1826<br>
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*Brighton St George, Kemp Town - 1826  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/214180 Brighton St John the Evangelist, Carlton-Hill -1846]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/214180 Brighton St John the Evangelist, Carlton-Hill -1846]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/244020 Brighton St Margaret's, Cannon Place - 1827]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/244020 Brighton St Margaret's, Cannon Place - 1827]  
 
*Brighton St Mark - 1848  
 
*Brighton St Mark - 1848  
 
*Brighton St Martin - 1875  
 
*Brighton St Martin - 1875  
*Brighton St Mary, St James Street - 1878<br>
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*Brighton St Mary, St James Street - 1878  
 
*Brighton St Michael &amp; All Angels - 1862  
 
*Brighton St Michael &amp; All Angels - 1862  
 
*Brighton St Paul - 1848  
 
*Brighton St Paul - 1848  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1174830 Brighton St Peter Preston Village - 1793]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1174830 Brighton St Peter Preston Village - 1793]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/244032 Brighton St Stephen's - 1857]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/244032 Brighton St Stephen's - 1857]  
*The County Hospital Chapel <br>
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*The County Hospital Chapel
 
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''' <br> '''
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[http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?cy=52&b=index.php&t=Parish&k=1301&l=102+ Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]and [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?k=1303&t=parish+ Saltdean Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC])  
 
[http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?cy=52&b=index.php&t=Parish&k=1301&l=102+ Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]and [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?k=1303&t=parish+ Saltdean Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC])  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{British Census|464165}}<br>
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{{British Census|464165}}  
  
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[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+]
  
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
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'''''Online data content from the parish registers of St Nicholas Brighton exists at one or some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:'''''  
  
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+]
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==== Church Records<br>  ====
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'''''Online data content from the parish registers of St Nicholas Brighton exists at one or some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:'''''<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 30 December 2013.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 30 December 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountySussex.htm 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 31 December 2013.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountySussex.htm 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 31 December 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''NBI''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276 National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)]<ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-burial-index-coverage-counties.action 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 30 December 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''NBI''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)]<ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-burial-index-coverage-counties.action 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 30 December 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''PRTS''' = [http://prtsoc.frontisgroup.com/bin/index.php The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)]<ref>[http://prtsoc.frontisgroup.com/bin/index.php 'Parish Records - Coverage'], ''The Parish Register Transcription Society,'' accessed 15 December 2013.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''PRTS''' = [http://prtsoc.frontisgroup.com/bin/index.php The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)]<ref>[http://prtsoc.frontisgroup.com/bin/index.php 'Parish Records - Coverage'], ''The Parish Register Transcription Society,'' accessed 15 December 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''SOPC''' = [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?no=1 Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free]<ref>[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ ''Sussex Online Parish Clerks,''] accessed 7 January 2014.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''SOPC''' = [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?no=1 Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free]<ref>[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ ''Sussex Online Parish Clerks,''] accessed 7 January 2014.</ref>
 
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| <sub>'''TGEN = ''' [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ TheGenealogist]</sub>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''TGEN''' = [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ TheGenealogist - (£)]<ref>[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/nameindex/ai_content.php?type=diamond&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;show_cat=9#includes 'Parish Records,'] ''TheGenealogist,'' accessed 26 April 2014.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''Indexes'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''Indexes'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''Images'''  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276 '''1822-1899''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records '''1822-1899''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=baptism&no=9 '''Undisclosed''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=baptism&no=9 '''Undefined''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=marriage&no=11 '''Undisclosed''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=marriage&no=11 '''Undefined''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''TGEN (£)'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''TGEN'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ '''1559-1701''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ '''1558-1701''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ '''1559-1701''']<br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ '''1559-1701''']<br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=baptism&no=9 '''Undisclosed''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=baptism&no=9 '''Undefined''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=baptism&no=9 '''Undisclosed''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''SOPC'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=baptism&no=9 '''Undisclosed''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?t=marriage&no=11 '''Undisclosed''']
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.  
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Brighton Residents - the 1662 Hearth Tax. A list of householders along with the number of hearths in their houses. More detail is available in the original record. Article to be found in Sussex Family Historian, vol.7, Sept. 1974 pages 213-216, Family History Library Ref. 942.25 B2su  
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Brighton Residents - the 1662 Hearth Tax. A list of householders along with the number of hearths in their houses. More detail is available in the original record. Article to be found in Sussex Family Historian, vol.7, Sept. 1974 pages 213-216, Family History Library Ref. 942.25 B2su  
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
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{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}  
  
== References ==
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Guide to Brighton St Nicholas, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Brighton St Nicholas, Sussex
St Nicholas Church, Brighton Sussex.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Brighton
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Brighton PLU
Registration District Brighton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Brighton the Chapel Royal beginning 1823 and for Brighton St Peter beginning 1810
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606; Separate records exist for Brighton the Chapel Royal beginning 1823
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lewes
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Contents

Parish History

BRIGHTON (St. Nicholas), a sea-port, borough, market-town, and parish, in the hundred of Whalesbone, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 30 miles (E.) from Chichester, and 52 (S.) from London; There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, the Society of Friends, the Connection of the Countess of Huntingdon, Huntingtonians, Scottish Seceders, Wesleyans, and others; also Bethel chapel, belonging to the Mariners' Friend Society; a Roman Catholic chapel, and a synagogue.[1]


Brighton St Nicholas is the Ancient parish for the market town and later seaside resort of Brighton in Sussex.

Church history Brighton St Nicholas (old)

and Brighton St Nicholas Saltdean

See also: An introduction to Brighton's church history Brighton churches and Brighton and Hove Wikipedia

For researchers, here is an important 19th century jurisdictional perspective:

BRIGHTON (St Nicholas), a sea-port, borough, market-town, and parish, in the hundred of Whalesbone, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 30 miles (E.) from Chichester, and 52 (S.) from London. This place, in the Saxon Brighthelmstun, in Domesday book Bristlemeston, and now, by contraction, generally Brighton, is supposed to have taken its name from the Saxon bishop, Brighthelme, who resided in the vicinity.

The town is pleasantly situated on elevated ground rising gently on the east and west from a level called the Steyne, supposed to have been the line of the ancient Stayne-street, or Roman road from Arundel to Dorking. Brighton extends to Kemp Town, in the extreme east, with a square, in the extreme west, towards Hove.

St Nicholas (1538) parish with West Blatchington consolidated had several chapels of ease (each with registers of baptisms and burials, and some marriages) according the noted topographer, Samuel Lewis (and other 19th century sources) which subdivided its ancient parish boundary. These included:

Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)and Saltdean Sussex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Resources

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464165.


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Church Records

Online data content from the parish registers of St Nicholas Brighton exists at one or some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[4]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[5]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[6]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[7]
BRIGHTON ST NICHOLAS PARISH (1559) Online Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1725-1900 (gaps)
1731-1826, 1838-1845, 1855-1881

IGI 1560-1882

1559-1881

1731-1749, 1849

NBI

1822-1899
PRTS 1813-1837, 1842-1847


SOPC Undefined
Undefined

TGEN 1558-1701
1559-1701

1587-1689

BRIGHTON ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1846) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ALL SOULS Chapelry (1831) Online Records

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CHAPEL ROYAL in PRINCE'S PALACE (1793) Online Records

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BIVRI 1867-1882, 1890


IGI 1823-1867
SOPC Undefined


PAVILLION ROYAL CHAPEL (1823) Online Records

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BRIGHTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1838) Online Records

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BRIGHTON HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1848) Online Records

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BIVRI 1880-1881


IGI 1871-1881
SOPC Undefined


BRIGHTON ST ANDREWS WATERLOO ST Chapelry (1831) Online Records- also see Hove

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BRIGHTON ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1874) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST GEORGE KEMP TOWN Chapelry (1848) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST JAMES Chapelry (1848) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1840) Online Records

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BIVRI 1846-1881
1872-1880

IGI 1872-1880
BRIGHTON ST MARGARET Chapelry (1827) Online Records

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BIVRI 1880-1881


IGI 1870-1881
BRIGHTON ST MARK KEMP TOWN (1849) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST MARTIN Chapelry (1875) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST MARY, Chapelry (1827) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST PAUL'S KEMP TOWN Chapelry (1848) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST PETERS Chapelry (1827) Online Records

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BIVRI 1840-1882 (gaps)
1873-1881

IGI 1840-1872 (gaps)
SOPC Undefined
Undefined

BRIGHTON ST PETER PRESTON VILLAGE Chapelry (1793) Online Records

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BRIGHTON ST STEPHEN Chapelry (1857) Online Records

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BIVRI 1880-1881


IGI 1857-1881
THE COUNTY HOSPITAL CHAPEL (18..) Online Records

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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

From 1837 this parish was in the Brighton registration distict
Certificates can be ordered from
Brighton & Hove The Register Office
Brighton Town Hall
Bartholomew Square
Brighton
BN1 1JA

Phone01273 292016

Fax 01273 292019

Email:register.office@brighton hove.gov.uk

Genealogy

Poor Law Unions

Brighton Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Taxation

Brighton Residents - the 1662 Hearth Tax. A list of householders along with the number of hearths in their houses. More detail is available in the original record. Article to be found in Sussex Family Historian, vol.7, Sept. 1974 pages 213-216, Family History Library Ref. 942.25 B2su

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 369-375. Date accessed: 20 September 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 December 2013.
  4. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 30 December 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.
  6. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.
  7. 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 26 April 2014.

 

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