PARISH OF HASTINGS ST MARY-IN-THE-CASTLE

This record is held by East Sussex Record Office

Details of PARISH OF HASTINGS ST MARY-IN-THE-CASTLE
Title: PARISH OF HASTINGS ST MARY-IN-THE-CASTLE
Reference: PAR369
Description:

Summary of contents

 

INCUMBENT

 

Parish registers

 

PAR369/1/2 Baptism registers; 1828-1970

 

PAR369/1/3 Marriage registers; 1828-1969

 

PAR369/1/4 Banns registers; 1828-1970

 

PAR369/1/5 Burial registers; 1828-1900

 

PAR369/3 Service registers; 1828-1963

 

PAR369/4 Buildings; 1833-1979

 

PAR369/5 Licences; 1845-1957

 

PAR369/7 Other records; 1418, [1751]-1963

 

CHURCHWARDENS

 

PAR369/10 Property; 1836-1981

 

VESTRY

 

PAR369/12 Minutes; 1753-1908

 

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

 

PAR369/14 Minutes; 1930-1970

 

STATUTORY DEPOSITS

 

PAR369/21 Tithe; 1848

 

PAR369/24 CHARITIES; 1749-1971

 

PAR369/25 SCHOOLS; 1897-1947

 

PAR369/26 OTHER RECORDS; 1723-1846

 

PAR369/29 CONSTABLES; 1843-1850

 

OVERSEERS

 

PAR369/30 Rates; 1674-1848

 

PAR369/31 Accounts; 1743-1851

 

Settlement

 

PAR369/32/1 Indemnity bonds and certificates; 1708-1790

 

PAR369/32/2 Removal orders from parish; 1725-1850

 

PAR369/32/3 Removal orders to parish; 1711-1864

 

PAR369/32/4 Examinations; 1774-1864

 

PAR369/32/5 Other records; 1820-1843

 

PAR369/33 Apprenticeship; 1704-1844

 

Bastardy

 

PAR369/34/1 Examinations; 1777

 

PAR369/34/2 Warrants to arrest putative fathers; 1810-1831

 

PAR369/34/3 Indemnity agreements; 1732-1745

 

PAR369/34/5 Other records; 1828

 

PAR369/36 Militia; 1804-1813

 

PAR369/37 Other records; 1715-1902

 

PAR369/38 Post-1834 records; 1837-1860

 

SURVEYORS

 

PAR369/39 Rates; 1835

 

PAR369/41 Other records; 1835-1894

Date: 1418-1981
Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Custodial history:

From 1953 to 1973 the parish records of Hastings All Saints, Hastings St Clements, Hastings St Mary in the Castle, St Leonards and Westham were held at Hastings Museum, which was not a Diocesan Record Office. While at the museum these records were augmented, under the same references, from other sources, chiefly the administrative records of Hastings Borough Council and of firms of solicitors who acted as vestry clerks, but also documents recovered by the museum from wartime salvage and acquired by purchase. These composite records were transferred to ESRO in 1973 and listed in PAR classes without attention being drawn to their mixed provenance.Former parish records of other parishes in greater Hastings which had passed, with the administrative functions to which they relate, to Hastings Corporation, were also transferred to ESRO in 1973 and included in the lists of the records of those parishes.The close involvement of the Corporation and its Town Clerk in the administration of the poor law, partly caused by the survival of the ancient parishes of St Andrew and St Mary in the Castle as administrative units but without parish officers, also resulted in many settlement certificates and removal orders being addressed to or issued by the Town of Hastings rather than by individual parishes. Where that is the case, on transfer to ESRO the documents were allotted to the parish of Hastings All Saints.Since evidence for what was done and for the sources of the additional material is almost entirely lacking, no documents have been removed from these fonds. But it must be remembered that they are in part artificial creations rather than the organic archives of the parishes concerned. For papers formerly PAR369/6/1, see AMS 6262.

Administrative History:

The church was built in 1828 by the Earl of Chichester to the designs of Joseph Kay, part of the cliff to the south of the castle being cut away to form the site for it and Pelham Crescent. It closed in 1970, after which it became the Hastings Temple of the Assemblies of God. It was subsequently re-opened as an theatre and arts centre.

Subjects:
  • Hastings, East Sussex
  • Religious institutions
Creator Names:
  • Church of England, Hastings St Mary-in-the-Castle Parish, East Sussex
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • Records deposited by Incumbent and PCC 29 October 1977 (ACC 1640), 19 August 1987 (ACC 4900), 3 February 1988 (ACC 4976), 10 February 1992 (ACC 5842), June 2002 (ACC 7029)

Former Reference Department: PAR369
Related Material:
  • For the antiquarian notebooks of William Herbert including drawings of the excavations at Hastings Castle prior to the building of Pelham Crescent, 1820-1824, see AMS 6113; for personal accounts of the rector Richard Nairn, 1725-1738, with accounts and distribution-lists of sacrament money, 1725-1735, see Henry Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA, BA Vol 14; for Nairn's accounts of surplice fees, 1729-1740, lists of marriages licences granted, 1730-1733, account of tithes on the mackerel fishery, 1729-1739, accounts of tithes for Hastings St Clement, All Saints and Castle, 1729-1740, accounts of briefs, 1729-1740, accounts of tithes for all Hastings parishes, including fishery tithes arranged by boat-owner, 1651-1652, see Henry Huntington Library, BA Vol 14; for the papers of the Revd George Griffin Stonestreet concerning the advowson and tithes of Hastings St Mary-in-the-Castle, 1821-1825: letters from Thomas Fuller, William Coppard, George Capron, John Buckner, Robert Willimott, William Leeves and John Goldsworthy Shorter; copies of documents, 1274-1589, formerly listed as PAR369/6/1, see AMS 6262.

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