Brighton St Peter, Sussex Genealogy

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== Parish History  ==
== Parish History  ==

Revision as of 08:35, 5 May 2011

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Brighton St Peter York Place


Parish History

Brighton St Peter is a Commissioner's church built in 1824-1828 to a design by a young architect later Sir Charles Barry. The church foundation stone was laid on 8 May 1824 and the dedication on 25 January 1828. It was formed as a chapel of ease to Brighton St Nicholas, Sussex which at that time was the Ancient Parish Church for the town

It has been since 1873 deemed the parish Church of Brightonand is referred to locally as "Brighton's Cathedral".

St Peter's was listed at Grade II* on 24 March 1950. In December 2007, after a long period of consultation, the Diocesan Pastoral Committee recommended to the Church Commissioners that St Peter's should be made redundant.[12][13]

On 8 May 2009, Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London, an influential Church of England parish church which created the Alpha course, agreed to take over its ownership and running. The parish of St Peter, previously merged with that of the Chapel Royal, was reconstituted as a separate, smaller parish


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.

Church records

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Census records

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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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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