Chichester St Peter the Less, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

Chichester St Peter the Less was an Ancient Parish.

The church was  on the east side of North Street dated from the 13th century andwas restored in the 19th century See 'Chichester: Churches (Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 160-164.  here

After the failure of a plan in 1851-1852 to rebuild the church restoration in 1861-1862 and 1879-1880 but  the  church was finally  demolished in 1960.

Church history Chichester St Peter the Less

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. Peter the Less records held at West Sussex Record Office
Bap 1680-1949
Marr 1680-1949
Bur 1680-1932
Bishop’s transcripts 1591-1899

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 Peter the Less

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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