Chichester St Olave, Sussex Genealogy

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St Olave

Parish History

Chichester St Olave is an Ancient Parish.

Church history Chichester St Olave

See A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 586-593. here

The 11th century church was restored in 1851 and deconsecrated in 1956.

See also 'Chichester: Churches (Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 160-164. here

The church is now deconsecrated and houses a bookshop.

The former church of St Olave and neighbouring buildings have been designated aa a group of grade I listed buildings British listed building Chichester Sussex Online Parish Clerks(OPC)]


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. Olave records held at West Sussex Record Office
Bap 1642-1949
Marr 1569-1942
Bur 1569-1890
Bishop’s Transcripts 1621-1911

Contact West Sussex Record Office 3 Orchard Street Chichester West Sussex
PO19 1DD
Phone: 01243 753602
Fax: 01243 533959
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Chichester St Olave no results found

Census records

See Sussex Census

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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Web sites

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