DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER CAPITULAR RECORDS

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Details of DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER CAPITULAR RECORDS
Title: DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER CAPITULAR RECORDS
Reference: Cap
Description:

This collection comprises the following:

 

Cap/I. DEAN AND CHAPTER:

 

Cap/I/1. Statute Books, 17th-19th centuries

 

Cap/I/2. Statutes and Injunctions, 1534-1798

 

Cap/I/3. Act Books, 1472-1989

 

Cap/I/3A. Draft Act Books, 1874-1901

 

Cap/I/4. Chapter Minutes, Papers, 1545-1919

 

Cap/I/5. Indexes to the Act Books, 18th century

 

Cap/I/6. Episcopal Election Papers, 1560-1958

 

Cap/I/7. Cathedral Visitation Books, 1675-1832, 1948

 

Cap/I/8. Installation Mandates, 1554-1844

 

Cap/I/9. Bonds, c. 1558-1850

 

Cap/I/10. Chapter Papers, 1530-1882

 

Cap/I/11. Cathedral and Subdeanery Churches, 1847-1942

 

Cap/I/12. Cartularies, 16th-18th centuries

 

Cap/I/13. Bishop Sherburne's Foundation Charters, 1524-1531

 

Cap/I/14. Bishop Sherburne's Donations, 1524-1531

 

Cap/I/15. Bishop Sherburne's Title Deeds, 1275-1534

 

Cap/I/16. Bishop Sherburne's Cartulary, 1520-1536

 

Cap/I/17. Ancient Deeds, 780-1674

 

Cap/I/18. Parish Records of the Close, 1699-1943

 

Cap/I/19. Ecclesiastical Formularies, 16th-18th centuries

 

Cap/I/20. Civil Formularies, 18th century

 

Cap/I/21. Chapter Miscellanea, 1626-1977

 

Cap/I/22. Miscellaneous Books and Rolls, 14th-19th centuries

 

Cap/I/23. 24. Communars' and other Accounts, 1513-1901

 

Cap/I/25. Bills and Accounts, 1640-1861

 

Cap/I/26. Rentals, c. 1521-1870

 

Cap/I/27. Registers of Leases, 1548-1859

 

Cap/I/28. Leases, 1610-1883

 

Cap/I/29. Surveys of Chapter Lands, 1616-1856

 

Cap/I/30. Parliamentary Surveys, 1649-1657, and Allied Documents

 

Cap/I/31. Tithe Apportionments, 1838-1930

 

Cap/I/31A. Ferring Survey, 1808

 

Cap/I/32. Manor Court Books, 1660-1936

 

Cap/I/33. Abstracts of Court Books, 1660-1847

 

Cap/I/34. Birdham Broomer and Birdham Court Barns Draft Court Book, 1702-1743

 

Cap/I/35. Birdham Broomer Court Papers, 1684-1869

 

Cap/I/36. Birdham Court Barns Court Papers, 1688-1872

 

Cap/I/37. Canongate Court Rolls, 1328-1538

 

Cap/I/38. Court Book for Canongate and other Manors, 1614-1621

 

Cap/I/39. Canongate Draft Court Book, 1701-1750

 

Cap/I/40. Canongate Court Papers, 1690-1862

 

Cap/I/41. Eastergate Draft Court Book, 1701-1750

 

Cap/I/42. Eastergate Court Papers, 1672-1874

 

Cap/I/43. Highhurst Draft Court Book, 1694-1737

 

Cap/I/44. Highhurst Court Papers, 1688-1780

 

Cap/I/45. West Dean Canon Draft Court Book, 1703-1748

 

Cap/I/46. West Dean Canon Court Papers, 1684-1890

 

Cap/I/47. Malham [in Wisborough Green] Court Paper, 1673

 

Cap/I/48. Parliamentary Survey of Prebends, 1649-1651

 

Cap/I/49. Registers of Prebendal Leases, 1669-1877

 

Cap/I/50. Correspondence, 1840-1926

 

Cap/I/51. Handlists relating to the Chapter Records.

 

Cap/II. : DEAN OF CHICHESTER:

 

Cap/II/1. Deanery Manor Court Books, 1661-1863

 

Cap/II/2. Deanery Manor Court Papers, 1795-1866

 

Cap/II/3. Rentals, 1673-1852

 

Cap/II/4. Leases, 1635-1881

 

Cap/II/5. Account Book, 1770-1790

 

PRECENTOR:

 

Cap/II/6. Oving Manor Court Books, 1688-1890

 

Cap/II/7. Oving Manor Court Papers, 1833-1859

 

Cap/II/8. Leases, 1731-1876

 

Cap/II/9. Miscellanea, 1830-1906

 

CHANCELLOR:

 

Cap/II/10. Ditchling Rectory Manor Court Book, 1650-1804

 

Cap/II/11. Ditchling Rectory Manor Court Papers, 1692-1864

 

Cap/II/12. Rentals, 1740-1837

 

Cap/II/13. Leases, 1724-1925

 

Cap/II/14. Miscellanea, 1690-1833

 

TREASURER:

 

Cap/II/15. Lease, 1819

 

Cap/II/15A Eastbourne Netherin Manor Court books, 1688-1935

 

Cap/II/15B Rentals, 1866, 1878

 

Cap/II/15C Manor Court Papers, 1865-1907

 

Cap/II/16. Treasurers' Account Book [1792]-1870

 

PREBENDARY OF BISHOPSHURST:

 

Cap/II/17. Bishopshurst Manor Court Books, 1679-1746

 

Cap/II/18. Shotford Manor Court Books

 

Cap/II/19. Shotford Manor Court Papers, 1699-1843

 

Cap/II/20. Parliamentary Survey, 1650

 

PREBENDARY OF BRACKLESHAM:

 

Cap/II/21. Manor Court Books, 1567-1929

 

Cap/II/22. Manor Court Papers, 1691-1929

 

Cap/II/23. Parliamentary Survey, 1651

 

Cap/II/24. Leases, 1769-1855

 

Cap/II/25. Miscellanea, 1823-1844

 

PREBENDARY OF BURY:

 

Cap/II/26. Leases, 1749, 1814

 

Cap/II/27. Miscellanea, 18th cent.-1826

 

PREBENDARY OF COLWORTH:

 

Cap/II/28. Manor Court Books, 1700-1914

 

Cap/II/29. Manor Court Papers, 1829-1905

 

Cap/II/30. Leases, 1756-1825

 

PREBENDARY OF EARTHAM

 

PREBENDARY OF FERRING:

 

Cap/II/31. Leases, 1809-1830

 

Cap/II/31A. Miscellanea, 1808

 

PREBENDARY OF FIRLE

 

PREBENDARY OF FITTLEWORTH

 

PREBENDARY OF GATES

 

PREBENDARY OF HAMPSTEAD

 

PREBENDARY OF HEATHFIELD

 

Cap/II/32. Rectory Manor Court Books, 1739-1926

 

Cap/II/33. Rectory Manor Court Papers

 

Cap/II/34. Rentals, 1841-1876

 

Cap/II/35. Leases, 1783-1877, 1924

 

PREBENDARY OF HIGHLEIGH:

 

Cap/II/36. Leases and Miscellaneous Papers, 1753-1892

 

PREBENDARY OF HOVA ECCLESIA:

 

Cap/II/37. Leases, 1810-1878

 

PREBENDARY OF HOVA VILLA:

 

Cap/II/38. Leases, 1709-1829

 

Cap/II/39. Parliamentary Survey, 1650

 

PREBENDARY OF IPTHORNE:

 

Cap/II/40. Leases, 1751-1848

 

Cap/II/41. Parliamentary Survey, 1649

 

Cap/II/41A. Miscellanea, 1835

 

PREBENDARY OF MARDON:

 

Cap/II/42. Leases, 1802-1822

 

PREBENDARY OF MIDDLETON:

 

PREBENDARY OF SEAFORD

 

Cap/II/43. Miscellanea, 1509

 

PREBENDARY OF SELSEY:

 

PREBENDARY OF SIDLESHAM:

 

Cap/II/44. Rectory Manor Court Books, 1626-1918

 

Cap/II/45. Rectory Manor Draft Court Book, 1658-1663

 

Cap/II/46. Rectory Manor Court Papers and Rental, 1712-1899

 

Cap/II/47. Inclosure Award, 1792

 

Cap/II/48. Leases, 1632-1863

 

Cap/II/49. Miscellanea, c.1675-1834

 

PREBENDARY OF SOMERLEY:

 

Cap/II/50. Leases, 1672-1827

 

PREBENDARY OF SUTTON:

 

Cap/II/51. Leases, 1753-1845

 

PREBENDARY OF THORNEY:

 

Cap/II/52. East Thorney Manor Court Paper, 1673

 

Cap/II/53. Leases, 1789-1840

 

PREBENDARY OF WALTHAM:

 

Cap/II/54. Barkley Manor Court Books, 1656-1891

 

Cap/II/55. Barkley Manor Court Papers, 18th cent.-1886

 

Cap/II/56. Leases, 1782-1829

 

PREBENDARY OF WESTERGATE [GATES]:

 

Cap/II/57. Westergate Woodhouse Manor Court Books, 1678-1936

 

Cap/II/58. Westergate Woodhouse Manor Draft Court Books, 1716-1765

 

Cap/II/59. Abstracts of Manor Court Books, 1678-19th cent.

 

Cap/II/60. Westergate Woodhouse Manor Terrier, Rentals and Court Papers, 1609-1910

 

Cap/II/61. Inclosure Award, 1777

 

Cap/II/62. Parliamentary Survey, 1649

 

Cap/II/63. Leases, 1753-1844

 

PREBENDARY OF WISBOROUGH:

 

Cap/II/64. Leases, 1730-1839

 

PREBENDARY OF WITTERING (OR WIGHTRING):

 

Cap/II/65. Leases, 1751-1892

 

PREBENDARY OF WOODHORN:

 

Cap/II/66. Arlington Rectory Manor Court Book, 1672-1715

 

Cap/II/67. Arlington Rectory Manor Court Papers

 

Cap/II/68. Leases, 1687-1840

 

Cap/II/69. Miscellanea, 1802-1830

 

SHERBURNE PREBENDARIES:

 

Cap/II/70. Leases, 1785-1883

 

PREBENDARY OF BARGHAM:

 

Cap/II/71. Leases, 1798-1865

 

PREBENDARY OF BURSALIS

 

PREBENDARY OF EXCEIT

 

PREBENDARY OF WINDHAM:

 

Cap/II/72. Leases, 1772-1872

 

Cap/III: CORPORATION OF VICARS CHORAL:

 

Cap/III/1. Charters and Statutes, 1467-1865

 

Cap/III/2. Act Books, 1741-1933

 

Cap/III/3. Rough Act Books, 1825-1917

 

Cap/III/4. Rentals and Admission Book, 1663-1930

 

Cap/III/5. Receivers' Account Books, 1682-1934

 

Cap/III/5A. Registers of Leases, 1692-1864

 

Cap/III/6. Leases, 1584-1935

 

Cap/III/7. Sharnden and Combe Manor Court Books, 1448-1937

 

Cap/III/8. Sharnden Manor Court Papers, 1720-1865

 

Cap/III/9. Sharnden Manor Rentals, 1728-1894

 

Cap/III/9A. Sharnden Manor Surveys, 1650

 

Cap/III/10. Sharnden Manor Miscellanea, 1650-1920

 

Cap/III/11. Miscellanea, 1640-1934

 

Cap/III/12. Handlists

 

Cap/IV.: ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, CHICHESTER:

 

Cap/IV/1. Charters and Statutes, 18th-19th cents.

 

Cap/IV/2. Account Rolls and Books, 1549-1928

 

Cap/IV/3. Accounts and Bills, 1792-1897

 

Cap/IV/4. Rentals, 1675-1926

 

Cap/IV/5. Registers of Leases, 1667-1927

 

Cap/IV/6. Leases

 

Cap/IV/7. Manor Court Roll and Papers of the Reputed Manor of St. Mary's Hospital, Chichester, 1679-1907

 

Cap/IV/8. Miscellaneous Papers, 1733-c.1889

 

Cap/IV/9. Miscellanea

 

Cap/IV/10. Papers of Dr. Elsbeth Jaffé, 1941-1945

 

Cap/IV/11. Correspondence, 1909-1931

 

Cap/V.: RECORDS RELATING TO INSTITUTIONS:

 

Cap/V/1. Grey Coat School Account Books, 1710-1840

 

Cap/V/2. Grey Coat School Draft Accounts, 1793-1808

 

Cap/V/3. Bishop Otter's College Minute Book, 1850-1867

 

Cap/V/4. Bishop Otter's College Account Books, 1851-1868

 

Cap/V/5. Bishop Otter's College Bank Books, 1854-1868

 

Cap/V/6. Bishop Otter's College Bills and Receipts, 1860-1867

 

Cap/V/7. Bishop Otter's College Papers, 1848-1867

 

Cap/V/8. Chichester Diocesan Association Papers, 1839-1866

 

Cap/V/9. Chichester Theological College Papers, 1840-1854

 

Cap/V/10. Prebendal School, Chichester, Deed, 1498

 

Cap/V/11. Blue Gown School Subscription Lists, c. 1730-1756

 

Cap/VI.: CATHEDRAL SERVICES:

 

Cap/VI/1. Cathedral Music, 1650-1780

 

Cap/VI/2. Offertory Book, 1867-1884

 

Cap/VI/3. Registers of Services, 1877-1952

 

Cap/VI/4. Service Sheets, 1889-1943

 

Cap/VI/5. Choir Accounts and Registers, 1872-1943.

 

Many volumes have been foliated or paginated more than once, but it is advisable always to follow the pencil foliation when using a book in the collection; it has been the rule in compiling this Catalogue to use what is believed to be the most recent foliation. A higher folio or page number preceding a lower (e.g. ff. 10-3, pp. 312-260) indicates that the volume has been used from both ends.

 

It should be emphasized that the printed catalogue marks under which any records are described are those which should be quoted; the earlier (and often confusing) catalogue marks, if they are found on documents, should be ignored. Seals and types of binding have only been noted if they are of special interest.

Date: 15th - 20th centuries
Held by: West Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Arrangement:

Due to the previous sortings to which the records have been subjected, to the fact that they came in at intervals of time, and that they received numbers which have been quoted in print, the problems in preparing this list have been increased. In brief, however, documents have only been transferred from one class to another where earlier mis-sorting made this unavoidable.

 

Those documents transferred to the Diocesan Record Office by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have been merged, where possible, with existing classes and the remainder listed in a separate section.

Language: English
Extent: Approx. 171 series
Custodial history:

The action of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester in depositing its archives in the Diocesan Record Office followed the establishment of that Office by the Bishop of Chichester on 21 July 1949; the agreement between the Dean and Chapter and the West Sussex County Council is dated 8 June 1951. Since then, there have been various accessions of records which form this collection.

 

There are some large and unfortunate gaps in the records; these may be due to the outrages against the Cathedral during the Civil War, to the neglect of generations of registrars, or to the wanton destruction of "old papers".

Publication Notes:
  • The Dunkin Collection in the British Museum (Add. MSS. 39326-39546) comprises 221 volumes compiled by E. H. W. Dunkin from many sources, including the episcopal and capitular archives at Chichester. They relate mainly to Sussex clergy and families. Please refer to the British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1916-1920 (1933), pp. 32-40 (a copy of which is in the West Sussex Record Office Library) for more details.

Subjects:
  • Chichester, West Sussex
Creator Names:
  • Diocese of Chichester
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • No distinction has been made between records which have been received at different times

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