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Parish History

Chichester St Martin is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.

St. Martin's is a discharged rectory, valued at £1. 6. 8.; net income, £67; patrons, the Dean and Chapter. The church, which was rebuilt by Mrs. Dear, of the city, is a handsome structure in the decorated English style: the interior is richly ornamented, and contains a fine monument lately erected to the memory of that lady.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 586-593. URL: Date accessed: 07 April 2011.


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

CHICHESTER St. Martin records held at West Sussex Record Office
Bap 1560-1903
Mar 1569-1899
Bur 1568-1891
Bishop’s transcripts 1613-1878

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Chichester 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.

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