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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Midhurst St Mary Magdalene and St Denys is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Sussex, created in 1725 from chapelry in Easebourne&nbsp; Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: St John of Jerusalem. <br><br>  
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MIDHURST (St. Denis), a borough, market-town, and '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 11½ miles (N. by E.) from Chichester, and 49¼ (S. W.) from London.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51149#s1 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 310-313. Date accessed: 30 September 2013</ref>  
  
MIDHURST (St. Denis), a borough, market-town,and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, W. division ofSussex, 11½ miles (N. by E.) from Chichester, and 49¼(S. W.) from London; containing 1536 inhabitants.This place, which was a town even prior to the Conquest, is agreeably situated upon a gentle eminence surrounded by hills, and on the banks of the river Rother; the streets are clean, and the houses generally well built: the inhabitants are remarkable for longevity.The market is on Thursday; and fairs are held on April6th, Whit-Tuesday, and October 29th. The Rother, or Arundel, navigation commences at the town. A bailiffis chosen annually at the court leet of the lord of the ancient borough, and the petty-sessions for the lower division of the rape of Chichester take place on alternate Thursdays at the Angel inn: the powers of the county debt-court of Midhurst, established in 1847, extend over part of the registration-districts of Midhurstand Farnham. Midhurst is a borough by prescription,and has sent members to parliament ever since the 4thof Edward II. By the act of the 2nd of William IV.,cap. 45, it was provided that in future it should send only one representative, and the right of election was extended to the £10 householders of an enlarged district,comprising an area of 22,188 acres; the old borough contained only 650 acres: the bailiff is returning officer.The military order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem had a commandery here, among the privileges of which was the jurisdiction in a certain district, now recognized as "The Liberty of St. John of Jerusalem,"which still enjoys several exemptions, being independent both of the borough and manor.  
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<br> Midhurst St Mary Magdalene and St Denys is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Sussex, created in 1725 from chapelry in&nbsp;[[Easebourne, Sussex]]&nbsp; Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: St John of Jerusalem. <br>
  
The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £160;patron and impropriator, the Earl of Egmont. Thechurch consists of a nave, chancel, and south aisle, in the later English style: the tower rises from between the south aisle and a small chapel, in which latter is a lofty altar-tomb composed of marble and alabaster. On the lower altar of the tomb are two recumbent figures of females in robes of state, the effigies of the two wives of Anthony Browne, first lord Montague; between them another altar rises, upon which is an effigy of that nobleman in the habit of the order of the Garter. There is a place of worship for Baptists. A free grammar school was founded in 1672, by Gilbert Hannam, of Midhurst, who granted a rent-charge of £20; and the late head master,Dr. Bayly, having made large additions to the schoolhouse, and, with aid from the old scholars, erected a detached schoolroom, it has now become a school of considerable importance. A national school is supported by subscription; and there are four almshouses,and several charitable donations for the poor. The union of Midhurst comprises 26 parishes or places, 24of which are in the county of Sussex and 2 in that of Hants, the whole containing in the year 1841 a population of 13,320.
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The history of this church [http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/content/view/531/33/+ Midhurst]
  
In the immediate vicinity is Cowdray Park, which contains about 800 acres, diversified with dells and knolls commanding pleasing views, and adorned with timber of luxuriant growth, especially a noble avenue,nearly a mile in length, of magnificent Spanish-chesnut trees, for dimensions and beauty scarcely to be exceeded in England. The mansion, which was chiefly built by the Earl of Southampton, occupied more than an acre of ground, and in form was a quadrangle, with the principal front towards the west; it was destroyed by fire,with its valuable contents, on the 24th of September,1793, and now presents a splendid pile of ruins, in many places mantled with ivy, which gives it an exceedingly picturesque appearance. In 1547, King Edward was entertained here with great splendour. Close to the town of Midhurst, near the church, on the west bank of the Rother, rises a mound, on which was anciently a castle surrounded by moats: within its walls was a chapel, dedicated to St. Anne.
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The Parish church of St Mary Midhurst has been designated a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-410679-the-parish-church-of-st-mary-midhurst+ British listed building] <br>
  
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 310-313. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51149 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.<br>
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[http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php?cy=52&n=midhurst&b=index.php&t=parish&k=350&l=102+ Midhurst Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)]<br>
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See also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midhurst+ Midhurst Wikipedia] and Congregational Church [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demolished_places_of_worship_in_West_Sussex+ List of demolished worship places in West Sussex]<br>
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A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 310-313. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51149+ here]<br>  
  
 
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
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From 1837 the history of civil registration can be found at [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/midhurst.html+ Midhurst registration district] Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122<br>
  
 
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==== Church records  ====
  
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110108163943/http://www.origins.net/help/aboutbo-bmi-parish-SSX.aspx 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county'], ''Origins.net'' (Wayback Machine), 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 2 January 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''PALL''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|1310100}}.</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>
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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>
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Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection {{FHL|England%2C+Sussex%2C+Midhurst|subject|disp=Midhurst}}
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
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{{British Census|464156}}<br>
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FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through '''[[FHC Portal]]''' Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers] to locate outside UK. Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
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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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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
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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.&nbsp;
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[[Midhurst Poor Law Union, Sussex]]
  
 
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Parish History

MIDHURST (St. Denis), a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 11½ miles (N. by E.) from Chichester, and 49¼ (S. W.) from London.[1]


Midhurst St Mary Magdalene and St Denys is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Sussex, created in 1725 from chapelry in Easebourne, Sussex  Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: St John of Jerusalem.

The history of this church Midhurst

The Parish church of St Mary Midhurst has been designated a grade II* listed building British listed building

Midhurst Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)

See also Midhurst Wikipedia and Congregational Church List of demolished worship places in West Sussex

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 310-313. here

Resources

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 the history of civil registration can be found at Midhurst registration district Certificates can be ordered from West Sussex Centralised Certificates Office Registration Service West Sussex Record Office County Hall Chichester PO19 1RN Phone: 01243 642122

Church records

Midhurst, Sussex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[4]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[5]
SOPC = Sussex Online Parish Clerks - free[6]
MIDHURST PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1653-1775

IGI 1565-1876 1565-1876
PALL
1790-1812

PRTS 1565-1901
1565-1900
1565-1900
SOPC Undisclosed


Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Midhurst

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 464156.


FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK

[2] to locate outside UK. Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

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. 

Poor Law Unions

Midhurst 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

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

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 310-313. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county', Origins.net (Wayback Machine), accessed 30 December 2013.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Sussex, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 January 2014.
  4. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  5. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 15 December 2013.
  6. Sussex Online Parish Clerks, accessed 7 January 2014.