Chichester St Martin, Sussex Genealogy
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: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50872 Date accessed: 07 April 2011.
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.
CHICHESTER St. Martin records held at West Sussex Record Office
Bishop’s transcripts 1613-1878
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Poor Law Unions
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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