AREAS OF JURISDICTION:
Ep/I. THE DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER was coterminous with the County of Sussex except for:--
(1). Four peculiar jurisdictions, i.e. that of the Dean of Chichester, the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring, that of the Dean of Battle, and the exempt deanery of South Malling. These were abolished 1 Jan. 1846 (Order in Council, 8 Aug. 1845) when the first two became part of the Archdeaconry of Chichester and the other two part of the Archdeaconry of Lewes.
(2). North and South Ambersham which were detached portions of Steep parish (co. Hants., dio. Winchester) transferred to Selham in Sussex in 1844 (7 & 8 Vict. c. 61) but not to the Diocese of Chichester until 1916 (London Gazette, 18 Aug. 1916).
(3). Tunbridge Wells (King Charles the Martyr) which was created a consolidated chapelry in the Diocese of Canterbury in 1889 partly out of the parish of Broadwater Down and later transferred to the Diocese of Rochester.
The area of the ARCHDEACONRY OF CHICHESTER has remained unchanged except for (1) and (2) above and by an Order in Council (15 Aug. 1929) when the parishes of Colgate St. Saviour, Crawley with West Crawley, and Ifield were transferred from the Archdeaconry of Lewes to that of Chichester, and Bramber with Botolphs was transferred from Chichester to Lewes. In 1943, Lower Beeding was transferred from Chichester to Lewes.
Until the mid-19th century the four Rural Deaneries in the Archdeaconry of Chichester were those of Arundel, Boxgrove, Midhurst and Storrington; there are now nine.
Ep/II. The area of the ARCHDEACONRY of LEWES was the rest of the county until the creation of the Archdeaconry of Hastings in 1912. The changes in the Archdeaconry are referred to under the Diocese and Archdeaconry of Chichester (Ep/I above). The four Rural Deaneries until the mid-19th century were those of Dallington, Hastings, Lewes and Pevensey; there are now nine.
Ep/III. THE DEAN OF CHICHESTER'S PECULIAR comprised the Chichester parishes of St. Andrew, St. Bartholomew, St. Martin, St. Olave, St. Pancras, St. Peter the Great [Subdeanery], St. Peter the Less [incorrectly known as St. Peter-juxta-Guildhall], and New Fishbourne, Rumboldswyke and the precinct of the Close. The peculiar was not subject to visitation by the Archdeacon; jurisdiction was vested in the Bishop during a vacancy. The peculiar jurisdiction was abolished 1 Jan. 1846 (see Ep/I above).
Ep/IV. THE EXEMPT DEANERY OF PAGHAM AND TARRING was in the hands of the Archbishop of Canterbury and comprised the following parishes and chapelries: South Bersted, Chichester All Saints, Durrington, Heene, East Lavant, Pagham, Patching, Slindon, Tangmere, West Tarring and Plaistow in Kirdford. Other areas of jurisdiction were:--
Chichester: The Headacre, in parish of St. Pancras [in 1705 described as "the Fourteen houses in the parish of St. Pancrass which are within the peculiar Jurisdiccon of the Archbishop of Canterbury", Ep/IV/4/12. Site unknown.].
Chichester: The Vintry ["infra warda vocat' le ventr' Cicest' jurisdictionis peculiaris", Ep/IV/4/13. Possibly in Upper St. Martin's Lane or Crooked S Lane. (1590].
Horsham: The Bishoprick [also frequently called Bishopsbridge].
Bognor St. John: site of proposed chapel (in parish of South Bersted) consecrated 1822, and first curate appointed 1839.
This peculiar was never inhibited and was abolished 1 Jan. 1846 (see Ep/I above).
Ep/V. THE EXEMPT DEANERY OF SOUTH MALLING, also in the hands of the Archbishop of Canterbury, comprised Buxted, Edburton, Framfield, Glynde, Hadlow Down, Isfield, Lewes St. Thomas-at-Cliffe, Lindfield, Mayfield, Ringmer, South Malling, Stanmer, Uckfield and Wadhurst, with chapelries at [East] Chiltington, Hartfield, Withyham and Wivelsfield. A very small part of East Grinstead was also included in this jurisdiction which was never inhibited and was abolished 1 Jan. 1846 (see Ep/I above).
Ep/VII. THE ARCHDEACONRY OF HASTINGS was created by Order in Council, 24 June 1912, and was to 'comprise and consist of the Rural Deaneries of Pevensey I, Pevensey II, Hastings I, Hastings II and Dallington and the parishes of Frant, Tidebrook and Wadhurst'. The area now comprises seven rural deaneries.
Ep/VIII. THE DEAN OF BATTLE'S PECULIAR was the lowey, or liberty, of Battle Abbey. Although the incumbent of Battle is still styled the Dean of Battle, the peculiar jurisdiction was abolished 1 Jan. 1846 when the deanery became part of the Archdeaconry of Lewes; since 1912 it has been in the Archdeaconry of Hastings. The parish register transcripts are Ep/II/16/10 (Battle) and II/16/138 (Netherfield).
The collection comprises the following:
Ep/I: The Diocese and Archdeaconry of Chichester:
Ep/I/1. Episcopal Registers, 1397-1792, 1842-1909
Ep/I/2. Official Indexes to the Episcopal Registers, 17th-19th centuries
Ep/I/3. General Subscription Books and Papers, 1635-1907
Ep/I/4. Curates' Subscription Books, 1799-1907
Ep/I/4A. Ordinands' Subscription Book, 1829-1975
Ep/I/5. Ordinands' Examination Papers, early 19th century
Ep/I/6. Presentations, 1544-1934
Ep/I/6A. Grants of Next Presentation, 1542-1611
Ep/I/6B. Papers relating to Advowsons, 1574-1920
Ep/I/6C. Nominations, 1550-1933
Ep/I/7. Induction Registers and Mandates, 1621-1848
Ep/I/8. Marriage Licence Registers, 1701-1977
Ep/I/8A. Marriage Licences, 1678-1856
Ep/I/9. Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits, 1605-1937
Ep/I/9A. Nullity Bonds, 1605
Ep/I/9B. Marriage Licence Papers, 1670-1933
Ep/I/10. Court Act Books and Instance Books, 1506-1798
Ep/I/11. Deposition Books, 1557-1694
Ep/I/12. Citation Books, 1614-1670
Ep/I/13. Excommunication Papers, 1612-1811
Ep/I/14. Taxation Books, 1606-1773
Ep/I/15. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1554-1851
Ep/I/16. Exhibits in Causes, 1616-1857
Ep/I/17. Detection Books, 1538-1960
Ep/I/18. Libri Cleri, 1521-1893
Ep/I/19. Registers of Orders, c.1582-c.1675
Ep/I/20. Visitation Papers, 1551-1910
Ep/I/21. Procuration Books and Papers, 1629-1630, 1681-1901
Ep/I/22. Churchwardens' Presentments, 1573-1917
Ep/I/22A. Ministers' Articles of Enquiry, 1804-1903
Ep/I/23. Registers of Presentments, 1571-1692
Ep/I/24. Parish Register Transcripts, 1567-1936
Ep/I/24A. Papers found with the Transcripts, 1573-1863
Ep/I/25. Church Terriers, 1572-1692
Ep/I/26. Church Inspection Books, 1602-1724, 1879-1935
-- Probate Records
Ep/I/27. Testaments and Wills, including records referenced STA, STD, STC and STM
Ep/I/28. Probate Commissions, 1626-1851
Ep/I/29. Probate Inventories, 1521-1834
Ep/I/30. Renunciations, 1556, 1624-1850
Ep/I/31. Probate Diaries, 1555/6-1858
Ep/I/32. Administration Bonds, 1760-1858
Ep/I/33. Probate Accounts, 1572-1710
Ep/I/34. Calendars, 1488-1814
Ep/I/35. Stamp Office Accounts, 1811-1858
Ep/I/36. Probate Act Papers, 1834-1857
Ep/I/37. Returns of Nonconformists, 1577-1727
Ep/I/38. Churchwardens' Subscriptions Books, 1847-1908
Ep/I/39. Appointments of Episcopal and other Officials, 1668-1929
Ep/I/40. Faculty and Consecration Papers, 1577-1946
Ep/I/41. Church Building Papers, 1743-1948
Ep/I/42. Registers of Non-Resident Clergy, and related Papers, 1742-1941
Ep/I/42A. Clergy Residence Returns, 1824-1921
Ep/I/43. Office Account Books, 1615-1933
Ep/I/44. Valors, 1582-1811
Ep/I/45. Convocation Papers, 1557-1919
Ep/I/46. Parliamentary and other Returns, 1803-1908
Ep/I/47. Education Papers, 1764-1968
Ep/I/48. Cause Papers, 18th century-1877
Ep/I/49. Correspondence and Petitions, 1545-1928
Ep/I/50. Inventories of Church Plate, 1889
Ep/I/51. Ecclesiastical Formularies and Treatises, 16th-19th centuries
Ep/I/52. Freeland's Papers, 19th century
Ep/I/53. Miscellanea, 1626-1933
Ep/I/54. Tithe Commutation Papers, 1829-1855
Ep/I/55. Sussex Vice-Admiralty Court Papers, 1638-1688
Ep/I/56. Civil Formularies and Treatises, 17th-19th centuries
Ep/I/57. Civil Miscellanea
Ep/I/58. Probate Registry Fee Lists, 1870-1908
Ep/I/59. Seal Matrices, 1841-1958
Ep/I/60. Baptismal Returns, 1851
Ep/I/61. Statistical Returns, 1906-1928
Ep/I/62. Confirmation Books and Papers, 1798-2000
Ep/I/63. Queen Anne's Bounty Papers, 1715-1908
Ep/I/64. The Papers of Bishop Burrows, 1912-1928
Ep/I/65. Bishop Bell's Enquiry, 1957
Ep/I/66. Letters Testimonial, 1570-1841
Ep/I/67. Ordination Papers, 1663-1829
Ep/I/68. Papers relating to Stipendiary Curacies, 1692-1960
Ep/I/69. Institution and Collation Papers, 1570-1934
Ep/I/70. Resignations, 1563-1908
Ep/I/71. Sequestration Papers, 1560-1929
Ep/I/72. Dispensations for Plurality, 1840-1930
Ep/I/73. Proxies, 1567-1610
Ep/I/74. Forms of Service, 1801-1908
Ep/I/75. Papers relating to the Bishop's Palace, 1608-1804
Ep/I/76. Appointments of Chaplains and Schoolmasters, 1736-1844
Ep/I/77. Genealogical Papers, 1796-1847
Ep/I/78. Papers relating to Charities, 17th century-1894
Ep/I/79. Convocation Returns, 1881
Ep/I/80. S.P.C.K. and S.P.G. Papers, 1799-1858
Ep/I/81. Bishop Gilbert's Oxford Papers, 19th century
Ep/I/82. Dissenters' Meeting House Certificates, 1804
Ep/I/83. Parish Papers -1856
Ep/I/84. Miscellaneous Accounts and Receipts, 1814-1863
Ep/I/85. Episcopal Accounts and Receipts, 1754-1863
Ep/I/86. Diocesan Papers, 1548-1937
Ep/I/87. Extra-Diocesan Papers, 1707-1834
Ep/I/88 Handlists and Files relating to the Episcopal records
Ep/I/89 Church of England Temperance Society: Chichester Diocesan, Branch, 1879-1921
Ep/I/90 Orders in Council, 1837-1937
Ep/I/90A Registers of Orders in Council, 1837-1905
Ep/I/91 Rural Deanery records, 1848-1976
Ep/I/92 Diocesan Registrar's Letter Books, 1917-1931
Ep/I/93 Schemes and Orders under the 1968 Pastoral Measure, 1971-1982
Ep/I/94 Lay Readers' records, 1877-1951
Ep/I/95 Registrar's Office papers, c1880-1936
Ep/I/96 Registers of Licences of Buildings for Divine Worship and the Celebration of Marriages, 1848-1961
Ep/I/97 Clergy Discipline book, 1897-1977.
Ep/II: THE ARCHDEACONRY OF LEWES:
Ep/II/1. General Subscription Book, 1604-1751
Ep/II/2. Marriage Licence Registers, 1586-1943
Ep/II/2A. Marriage Licences, 1784-1825
Ep/II/3. Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits, 1780-1936
Ep/II/4. Instance Books, 1581-1920
Ep/II/5. Deposition Books, 1580-1694
Ep/II/6. Citation Books, 1619-1641
Ep/II/7. Excommunication Books, 1675-1687
Ep/II/8. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1716-1868
Ep/II/9. Detection Books, 1550-1721
Ep/II/10. Libri Cleri, 1600-1913
Ep/II/11. Registers of Orders, 1586-1798
Ep/II/12. Letters of Orders, 1747-1812
Ep/II/13. Procuration Books and Papers, 1628-1901
Ep/II/14. Churchwardens' Presentments, 1641-1917
Ep/II/14A. Ministers' Articles of Enquiry, 1808-1903
Ep/II/15. Registers of Presentments, 1637-1719
Ep/II/16. Parish Register Transcripts, 1592-1912
Ep/II/16A. Papers found with the Transcripts, 1813-1878
Ep/II/17. Church Terriers, 1615-1729
Ep/II/18. Church Inspection Books, 1686-1724
Ep/II/19. Registers of Deaths, 1661-1732
Ep/II/20. Probate Commissions, 1720-1742
Ep/II/21. Probate Diary, 1645-1646
Ep/II/22. Administrators' Account Book, 1670-1684
Ep/II/23. Caveat Book, 1671-1728
Ep/II/24. Returns of Nonconformists, 1603-1727
Ep/II/25. Meeting House and Faculty Registers, 1662-1852
Ep/II/26. Faculty Registers and Muniment Books, 1803-1918
Ep/II/26A Papers relating to licences for worship etc, 1868-1878
Ep/II/27. Faculty Papers, 1732-c1946
Ep/II/28. Register of Non-Resident Clergy, 1804-1853
Ep/II/29. Formulary, 17th century
Ep/II/30. Induction Mandates, 1752-1924
Ep/II/31. Visitation Papers, 1755-1920
Ep/II/32. Churchwardens' Declarations, 1910-1920
Ep/II/33. Office Account Books, 1862-1894
Ep/II/34. Assessors' Election Papers, 1885-1919
Ep/II/35. Registrars' Private Correspondence, 1823-1910
Ep/II/36. Registrars' Office Papers, 1836-1879
Ep/II/37. Registrars' Miscellanea, 1852-1895
Ep/II/38. Seal Matrices, 1912-1946
Ep/II/39. Baptismal Returns, 1851
Ep/II/40. Education Papers, 1823-1868
Ep/II/41. Church Building Papers, 1704-1935
Ep/II/42. Parish Papers, 1586-1854
Ep/II/43. Appointments of Officials, 1782-1922.
Ep/III.: THE DEAN OF CHICHESTER'S PECULIAR:
Ep/III/1. General Subscription Book and Papers, 1739-1840
Ep/III/2. Presentations and Nominations, 1590-1833
Ep/III/2A. Grant of Next Presentation, 1578
Ep/III/3. Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits, 1666-1908
Ep/III/4. Act Books, 1484-1853
Ep/III/5. Deposition Books, 1607-1677
Ep/III/6. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1580-1838
Ep/III/7. Churchwardens' Presentments, 1621-1828
Ep/III/7A. Ministers' Articles of Enquiry, 1825-1828
Ep/III/8. Parish Register Transcripts, 1591-1912
Ep/III/9. Probate Papers, 1608-1739
Ep/III/10. Administration Bonds, 1666-1857
-- Testaments and Wills, 1536-1857
-- Probate Diaries, 1577/8-1857
Ep/III/11. Appointments of Officials, 1642-1792
Ep/III/12. Office Account Books, 1678-1862
Ep/III/13. Faculty Papers, 1805-1847
Ep/III/14. Institution Papers, 1642-1801
Ep/III/15. Resignations, 1571-1713
Ep/III/16. Sequestration Papers, 1768-1834
Ep/III/17. Dispensation for Plurality, 1784
Ep/III/18 Order in Council, 1952.
Ep/IV.: THE EXEMPT DEANERY OF PAGHAM AND TARRING:
Ep/IV/1. Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits, 1692-1907
Ep/IV/2. Act Books, 1538-1856
Ep/IV/3. Deposition Books, 1611-1661
Ep/IV/4. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 16th-19th centuries
Ep/IV/5. Detection Book and Liber Cleri, 1581-1591
Ep/IV/6. Churchwardens' Presentments, 1602-1811
Ep/IV/7. Parish Register Transcripts, 1610-1912
Ep/IV/8. Church Terriers, 1615-1665
-- Testaments and Wills, 1516-1858
-- Probate Diaries, 1568-1858
Ep/IV/9. Administration Bonds, 1694-1857
Ep/IV/10. Administrators' Accounts, 1610-1685
Ep/IV/11. Office Account Book, 1718-1735
Ep/IV/12. Churchwardens' Subscription Book, 1835-1846
Ep/IV/13. Faculty Papers, 1783-1855
Ep/IV/14. Church Building Papers, 1819-1830.
Ep/V.: THE EXEMPT DEANERY OF SOUTH MALLING:
Ep/V/1. Marriage Licence Registers, 1620-1732
Ep/V/2. Marriage Licence Affidavits, 1862-1881
Ep/V/3. Act Books, 1613-1865
Ep/V/4. Acts of Court, 1724-1865
Ep/V/5. Deposition Book, 1604-1621
Ep/V/6. Excommunication Book, 1673-1680
Ep/V/7. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1581-1843
Ep/V/8. Libri Cleri, 1606-1845
Ep/V/9. Register of Presentments, 1682-1719
Ep/V/10. Parish Register Transcripts, 1662-1908
Ep/V/11. Caveat Book, 1684-1734
Ep/V/12. Office Account Books, 1787-1881
Ep/V/13. Accounts, 1833-1874
Ep/V/14. Miscellanea, 1618-1881
Ep/V/15. Visitation Papers, 1832-1845
Ep/V/16. Churchwardens' Declarations, 1835-1845
Ep/V/16A. Ministers' Articles of Enquiry, 1875
Ep/V/17. Dissenters' Meeting Houses Certificates, 1773-1852
Ep/V/18. Faculty Papers, 1747-1821
Ep/V/19. Licences to Non-Resident Clergy, 1838-1845
Ep/V/20. Licences to Stipendiary Curates, 1824-1845
Ep/V/21. Church Building Papers, 1812-1835
Ep/V/22. Registrars' Correspondence, 1787-1800, 1827-1856.
Ep/VI.: EPISCOPAL ESTATES:
Ep/VI/1. Cartularies, 13th-16th centuries
Ep/VI/2. Rentals, 1552-1894
Ep/VI/3. Land Tax Redemption, 1798-1843
Ep/VI/4. Account Books, 1521-1871
Ep/VI/5. Original Accounts, 1724-1891
Ep/VI/6. Rough Account Books, 1838-1900
Ep/VI/7. Daybooks, 1833-1861
Ep/VI/8. Ledgers, 1832-1853
Ep/VI/9. Cash Books, 1836-1854
Ep/VI/10. Miscellaneous Account Books, 1833-1864
Ep/VI/11. Pie Powder Court Book and Papers, 1582-1801
Ep/VI/12. Manor Court Books, 1502-1692
Ep/VI/13. Aldingbourne Court Rolls, 1648-1701
Ep/VI/14. Aldingbourne Court Books, 1670-1948
Ep/VI/15. Aldingbourne Draft Court Books, 1737-1791
Ep/VI/16. Aldingbourne Court Abstracts, 1606-1768
Ep/VI/17. Aldingbourne Rentals, 1725-1895
Ep/VI/18. Aldingbourne Survey, 1647
Ep/VI/19. Aldingbourne Court Papers, 1692-1948
Ep/VI/19A,20. Amberley Court Rolls, 1295-1508, 1641-1687
Ep/VI/21. Amberley Court Books, 1670-1936
Ep/VI/22. Amberley Draft Court Books, 1737-1844
Ep/VI/23. Amberley Court Abstracts, 1606-1763
Ep/VI/24. Amberley Surveys -1866
Ep/VI/25. Amberley Court Papers, 1647-1921
Ep/VI/26,27. Amberley Inclosure Award, 1828
Ep/VI/28. Amberley Leases
Ep/VI/28A Amberley Accounts, 1466-1467
Ep/VI/29. Cakeham Court Rolls, 1641-1697
Ep/VI/30. Cakeham and Manhood Court Books, 1670-1937
Ep/VI/31. Cakeham and Manhood Draft Court Books, 1737-1791
Ep/VI/32. Cakeham Court Abstract, 1761
Ep/VI/33. Cakeham Surveys, 1647-1853
Ep/VI/34. Cakeham Court Papers, 1700-1937
Ep/VI/35. Ferring and Fure Court Rolls, 1642-1687
Ep/VI/36. Ferring and Fure Court Books, 1670-1935
Ep/VI/37. Ferring and Fure Draft Court Books, 1736-1791
Ep/VI/37A. Ferring and Fure Court Abstracts, 1761
Ep/VI/37B. Ferring and Fure Surveys, 1647-1851
Ep/VI/38. Ferring and Fure Court Papers, 1700-1909
Ep/VI/38A, 39. Manhood Hundred Court Rolls, 1400-1483, 1671-1697
Ep/VI/40. Manhood Hundred Court Papers, 1700-1863
Ep/VI/41. Streatham Court Rolls, 1660-1688
Ep/VI/42. Streatham and Tipnoke Court Books, 1670-1935
Ep/VI/43. Streatham and Tipnoke Draft Court Books, 1737-1791
Ep/VI/44. Streatham Parliamentary Survey, 1647
Ep/VI/45. Miscellaneous Records relating to Streatham and other Manors, 1619-1868
Ep/VI/46. Streatham Court Papers, 1699-1939
Ep/VI/47. Tipnoke Hundred Court Rolls, 1670-1687
Ep/VI/48. Tipnoke Hundred Court Papers, 1700-1848
Ep/VI/49. Birdham Common Inclosure Award, 1793
Ep/VI/50. West Wittering Common Inclosure Award, 1793
Ep/VI/51. London Estate Registers of Leases, 1700-1854
Ep/VI/52. London Estate Rentals, 1722-1846
Ep/VI/53. London Estate Leases, 1719-1883
Ep/VI/54. London Estate Miscellanea, 1548-1854
Ep/VI/55. Sussex Estate Registers of Leases, 1661-1869
Ep/VI/56. Sussex Estate Leases, temp. Eliz. I - 1882
Ep/VI/57. Miscellaneous Surveys, 1750-1880
Ep/VI/58. Correspondence (Episcopal Estates), 1743-1863
Ep/VI/59. Correspondence (Railways), 1836-1853
Ep/VI/60. Estate correspondence, 1903-1948.
Ep/VII.: THE ARCHDEACONRY OF HASTINGS:
Ep/VII/1. Induction Mandates, 1912-1924
Ep/VII/2. Visitation Papers, 1913-1962
Ep/VII/3. Churchwardens' Articles of Enquiry, 1913-1961
Ep/VII/4. Churchwardens' Declarations, 1915-1922
Ep/VII/5. Assessors' Election Papers, 1912-1922
Ep/VII/6. Seal Matrices, 1912-1938
Ep/VII/7. Marriage Licence Affidavits, 1912-1936
Ep/VII/8. Orders in Council, 1912-1966
Ep/VII/9. Church Inspection Papers under 1955 Measure
Ep/VII/10. Correspondence, 1930-1952.
Ep/VIII.: THE DEAN OF BATTLE'S PECULIAR:
Ep/VIII/1. Probate and Administration Papers, 1610-1852
Ep/VIII/2. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1689-1754
Ep/VIII/3. Visitation Papers, 1731-1844
Ep/VIII/4. Presentations, 1731-1920
Ep/VIII/5. Marriage Licences and Affidavits, 1814-1921
Ep/VIII/6. Building Papers, 1863-1924
Ep/VIII/7. Licences to Stipendiary Curacies, 1837-1902
Ep/VIII/9. Historical Notes, 1899
Ep/VIII/10. Faculty Papers, 1919
Ep/VIII/11. Tithe Books and Papers, 1733-1897.
Ep/IX: CHICHESTER THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, 1839-1994:
Ep/IX/1 Registers and journals, 1839-1956
Ep/IX/2 Minute books of C.T.C. Ltd, 1926-1967
Ep/IX/3 Reports, 1910-1927
Ep/IX/4 Prospectuses, 1925-1980
Ep/IX/5 Printed lists of students, 1885-1897
Ep/IX/6 Printed ordination lists, 1921-1965
Ep/IX/7 Daily activities, 1855-1982
Ep/IX/7/4 Lecture lists and visiting speakers
Ep/IX/7/5 Student societies
Ep/IX/8 Special events, 1882-1990
Ep/IX/8/1 Programmes and orders of services
Ep/IX/8/4 Other memorabilia
Ep/IX/9 College papers and correspondence, 1904-1989
Ep/IX/10 College buildings, 1883-1988
Ep/IX/11 Obituaries and biographies, 1879-1990
Ep/IX/12 Private manuscripts and papers, 1840-1965
Ep/IX/13 Private correspondence, 1933-1961
Ep/IX/14 Printed books and pamphlets, 1564, 1833-1969
Ep/IX/15 Press cuttings, 1913-1985
Ep/IX/16 Films, photographs and recordings, 1879-1993
Ep/IX/16/4 College photographs
Ep/IX/16/5 Team and club photographs
Ep/IX/16/7 College buildings and college life
Ep/IX/16/8 Special events
Ep/IX/16/9 Other photographs
Ep/IX/16/10 Films and slides
Ep/IX/17 Records of St. Bartholomew's parish church, 1869-1965
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 a 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 mark under which any records are described is the one which should be quoted; the earlier (and often confusing) catalogue marks, if they are found on documents, should be ignored.
THE EXEMPT DEANERY OF PAGHAM AND TARRING Ep/IV
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1 1692-1907
Marriages from 1579/80 to 1730 have been calendared in Sussex Record Society, vol. 12
There are no copies of baptismal entries or marriage licences attached to any of the documents.
From 1605-1753 the documents represent only the bonds on marriage licences. In 1753 Lord Hardwicke's Act, 26 Geo. II c.33, provided that all marriages, except those of Jews and Quakers, should be performed in the parish church after the publication of banns or by licences, and consequently from March 1754 onwards affidavits were required to prove residence in the parish for four weeks by at least one of the contracting parties, to declare that there was no known impediment to the marriage and to show the consent of the parents or guardians of minors. The Marriage Act of 1822, 3 Geo. IV c. 75, which was effective from 1 September 1822 to 31 October 1823, required certified copies of the baptismal entries of both parties to be attached to the bond and affidavit, and in the Chichester archdeaconry copies of the marriage licence itself are also attached. Between 1 April and 31 October 1823 there are no copies of baptismal entries or licences and it was not until 1 November of that year that the new Marriage Act, 4 Geo. IV c.76, came into effect, requiring only an affidavit to be sworn before the licence could be issued, and abolishing bonds, thus superseding the provisions of Canon 101. The bonds and affidavits give the names, occupation, status and often the precise ages of the contracting parties, their parish of residence at time of marriage and intended place of marriage, and occasionally, in the case of a minor, a letter of parental consent is annexed.
Bonds and affidavits relating to the same parties are here counted as two documents up to and including 1780; from 1781 they were folded together and are therefore counted as one. Bonds contracted with the Archbishop of Canterbury sede vacante are included here.
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/1 1692
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/2 1693
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/3 1694
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/4 1695
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/5 1696
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/6 1697
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/7 1698
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/8 1699
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/9 1700
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/10 1701
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/11 1702
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/12 1703
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/13 1704
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/14 1710
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/15 1711
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/16 1712
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/17 1713
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/18 1714
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/19 1715
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/20 1716
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/21 1717
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/22 1718
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/23 1719
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/24 1720
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/25 1721
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/26 1722
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/27 1723
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/28 1724
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/29 1725
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/30 1726
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/31 1727
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/32 1728
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/33 1729
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/34 1730
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/35 1731
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/36 1732
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/37 1733
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/38 1734
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/39 1735
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/40 1736
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/41 1737
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/42 1738
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/43 1739
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/44 1740
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/45 1741
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/46 1742
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/47 1743
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/48 1744
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/49 1745
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/50 1746
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/51 1747
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/52 1748
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/53 1749
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/54 1750
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/55 1751
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/56 1752
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/57 1753
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/58 1754
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/59 1755
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/60 1756
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/61 1757
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/62 1758
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/63 1759
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/64 1760
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/65 1761
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/66 1762
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/67 1763
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/68 1764
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/69 1765
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/70 1766
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/71 1767
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/72 1768
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/73 1769
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/74 1770
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/75 1771
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/76 1772
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/77 1773
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/78 1774
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/79 1775
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/80 1776
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/81 1777
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/82 1778
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/83 1779
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/84 1780
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/85 1781
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/86 1782
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/87 1783
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/88 1784
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/89 1785
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/90 1786
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/91 1787
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/92 1788
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/93 1789
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/94 1790
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/95 1791
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/96 1792
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/97 1793
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/98 1794
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/99 1795
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/100 1796
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/101 1797
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/102 1798
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/103 1799
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/104 1800
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/105 1801
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/106 1802
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/107 1803
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/108 1804
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/109 1805
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/110 1806
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/111 1807
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/112 1808
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/113 1809
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/114 1810
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/115 1811
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/116 1812
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/117 1813
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/118 1814
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/119 1815
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/120 1816
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/121 1817
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/122 1818
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/123 1819
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/124 1820
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/125 1821
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/126 1822
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/127 1823
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/128 1824
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/129 1825
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/130 1826
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/131 1827
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/132 1828
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/133 1829
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/134 1830
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/135 1831
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/136 1832
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/137 1833
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/138 1834
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/139 1835
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/140 1836
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/141 1837
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/142 1838
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/143 1839
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/144 1840
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/145 1841
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/146 1842
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/147 1843
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/148 1844
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/149 1845
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/150 1846
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/151 1847
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/152 1848
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/153 1849
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/154 1850
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/155 1851
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/156 1852
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/157 1853
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/158 1854
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/159 1855
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/160 1856
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/161 1857
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/162 1858
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/163 1859
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/164 1860
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/165 1861
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/166 1862
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/167 1863
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/168 1864
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/169 1865
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/170 1866
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/171 1867
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/172 1868
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/173 1869
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/174 1870
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/175 1871
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/176 1872
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/177 1873
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/178 1874
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/179 1875
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/180 1876
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/181 1877
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/182 1878
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/183 1879
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/184 1880
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/185 1881
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/186 1882
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/187 1883
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/188 1884
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/189 1885
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/190 1886
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/191 1887
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/192 1888
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/193 1889
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/194 1890
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/195 1891
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/196 1892
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/197 1893
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/198 1894
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/199 1895
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/200 1896
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/201 1897
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/202 1898
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/203 1899
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/204 1900
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/205 1901
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/206 1902
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/207 1903
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/208 1904
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/209 1905
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/210 1906
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/211 1907
MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS AND AFFIDAVITS Ep/IV/1/212 n.d
ACT BOOKS Ep/IV/2 1538-1856
For an act book, 1568-1576 see STA III/C
They occasionally include diocesan business (sede vacante).
(Instance causes) (depositions) (correction causes), (libri cleri) (probate acts) (wills) Ep/IV/2/1 Feb. 1537/8-Oct. 1540
[no title] Ep/IV/2/2 Nov. 1550-July 1553
Bound in part of a record of a cause on appeal (1500); ff.1-8(instance causes), (correction causes), (libri cleri), (probate acts), May 1541-Sep. 1544; ff.9-121(instance causes), (correction causes), (libri cleri), (probate acts)
(Instance causes), (detection causes) Ep/IV/2/3 June-Dec. 1568
See STA III/C (p. 151) for Dec. 1568-Feb. 1575/6.
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (libri cleri) (probate acts), (marriage licences) Ep/IV/2/4 Aug. 1576-Sep. 1578
(Instance causes), (depositions), (detection causes) Ep/IV/2/5 June 1588-Nov. 1592
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/6 Feb. 1592/3-May 1596
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (libri cleri) (probate acts) (wills) Ep/IV/2/7 May 1596-July 1601
Bound in the will of Richard Earnle of Cackham, West Wittering
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (libri cleri) (probate acts) (wills) Ep/IV/2/8 Sep. 1601-Mar. 1608/9
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (libri cleri) (probate acts) (wills) (marriage licences) Ep/IV/2/9 Mar. 1609-July 1614
(Instance causes), (detection causes) Ep/IV/2/10 July 1614-July 1615
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (wills) Ep/IV/2/11 Oct. 1615-Mar 1616/7
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/12 Mar. 1617/8-June 1622
(Instance causes), (detection causes) (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/13 July 1622-Sep. 1629
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/14 Oct. 1629-July 1636
Bound in part of a medieval service book
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (detection causes) Ep/IV/2/15 Sep. 1636-Mar. 1638/9
Bound in lease, Apr. 1599, from Richard Page of Kellshams, Pet[worth], yeo., to Edward Rose of West Itchenor, yeo., of property in West Itchenor and a fishing place in "one arme of the Sea" near West Itchenor.
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/16 May 1639-June 1642
Bound in part of a contemporary lease of Chapter property to Edmond Southcott.
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri), (caveats) Ep/IV/2/17 June 1661-Apr. 1666
Bound in part of a medieval MS.
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri), (caveats) Ep/IV/2/18 May 1666-Oct. 1674
Bound in part of a medieval MS.
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri), (caveats) Ep/IV/2/19 Mar. 1674/5-Nov. 1676
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/20 Dec. 1676-Nov. 1684
Including on f.25 the union of Durrington and Tarring, 24 Jan. 1679/80.
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/21 Dec. 1684-Dec. 1699
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/22 Jan. 1699/1700-June 1724
Bound in part of a contemporary assignment of mortgage from Richard Streetin to John Styant at the direction of William Bridger.
(Instance causes), (detection causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/23 June 1724-Aug. 1728
Bound in part of a mortgage Dec. 1721, from Samuel Roe of Yapton, butcher, to Edward Johnson of Climping.
(Instance causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/24 Dec. 1728-Feb. 1733/4
(Instance causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/25 Feb. 1733/4-Dec. 1744
(Instance causes), (libri cleri) Ep/IV/2/26 Jan. 1744/5-July 1754
(Instance causes), (libri cleri), (consecrations and faculties) Ep/IV/2/27 June 1755-May 1779
(Instance causes), (libri cleri), (consecrations and faculties), (dissenters' meeting house certificates) Ep/IV/2/28 July 1780-Aug. 1844
Including on ff.73a-95 description of consecration of site of St. John's Chapel, Bognor (1822), and plan of the chapel, and on ff.133-135 detailed reports on the churches of East Lavant, Slindon and Tangmere (1843)
(Libri cleri), (dissenters' meeting house certificates) Ep/IV/2/29 Feb. 1845-Jan. 1856
[Deposition Books] Ep/IV/3 1606-1661
Deposition Book Ep/IV/3/1 June 1611-March 1625
Bound in part of a lease, Jan 1590/1, from Francis Hobbes [of Nuthurst], gent, to John Ellis of the same, tanner, of property called Alice Land in Nuthurst
ff. 1-4. Testamentary cause. [Susan] Bryant, wife of Moses B. of Tarring v. ----------------. Jane Warwicke of Tarring, deceased (25 June 1611)
Cicely Murry of Tarring, 40 years at T., 12 years at Ashington, born at Steyning. Age 64. Mark
Alice Fawkner of Tarring, 4 years at T., 10 years before at Felpham, 5 years at Coombes, born at Chichester. Age 48. Mark
Elizabeth Wulgar of Tarring, spinster. 6 months at T., born at Shoreham. Age 23. Mark
Christiane Arnolde now of Chichester. 9 months at Tarring, 25 years at C., born at Hambleden (Hants.), Age 40. (9 July 1611)
f. 5. Testamentary cause. Jane Warde v. ------------. Nicholas Warde of Pagham, deceased
Thomas Alcocke of Pagham, where born. Age 38. (19 Feb 1612/13). Signature.
Thomas Roberts of Bersted, husbandman. 3 months at B., 5 years at Pagham, born at Bersted. Age 35. (19 Feb 1612/13). Mark
ff. 6 & 7. Testamentary cause. Alexander Bedell v. --------. Alan Orladge of Slindon. deceased
John Whittington of Aldingbourne, yeoman. 3 months at A., 20 years at Boxgrove, born at Slindon. Age 50. (25 Jan 1615/16). Signature
William Yalden of Slindon, gent. 11 years at S., 30 years in London, born at Petworth. Age 77. (25 Jan 1615/16). Signature
William Baker of Slindon, husbandman. 9 years at S., born at Binsted. Age 35. Mark
Thomas Newland of Slindon, where born. Age 20. (25 Jan 1615/16) Signature.
ff. 8 & 9. Defamation cause. Alice Allen, wife of George A. of Bersted v. William Lillyatt of Bersted
Elizabeth Bushbie of Bersted, spinster. 2 years at B., born at Birdham. Age 30. Mark
William Willys of Bersted, hempdresser. Born at B. Age 23. Mark
William Eyles of Pagham, husbandman. 6 months at P., 4 years at south Bersted, 3 years at Boxgrove, born at Yapton. Age 30. (22 May 1616). Mark
ff. 10-12. Defamation cause. Elizabeth Weelkes, wife of Thomas W. of Chichester v. John Egle of All Sts.
Katherine Sandham of All Sts, widow. 14 years at All Sts., 10 years at Colworth (Oving), born at Cambridge. Age 66. Mark
Ann Blaxton of Chichester, widow. 6 years at C., 2 years at Ashington, 2 years at Hurstpierpoint, 30 years at Ditchling, born at Warminghurst. Age 60. Mark
Mary Ward, wife of John W. of Oving, husbandman. 5 years at O., 9 years at Elbridge (Bersted), born at Chichester. Age 30. Mark
Gertrude Linch of All Sts., spinster. 2 years at All Sts., 9 years at Subdeanery, born at West Wittering. Age 35. Mark
ff. 12 & 13. Defamation cause. Constance Lylliatt of Bersted v. Joan Gray of Bersted
Thomasine Skynner of Shripney (Bersted). 20 years at S., 5 years at Pagham, born at Durford (Harting). Age 50. Mark
Alice Allen, wife of George A. of South Bersted. 7 years at S.B., 10 years at Felpham, 2 years at Lidsey, born at F. Age 25. Mark
Thomas Hamlen of Shripney (Bersted), husbandman. 12 years at S., 7 years at Yapton, born at Oving. Age 50. Mark
ff. 14 & 15. Testamentary cause. Christabel Lacye v. Juliana Rolfe, widow, executrix. John Rolfe of Pagham, deceased
William Sandham of East Dean, husbandman. 2 years at E.D., 20 years at Litlington (Duncton) where born. Age 25. Mark
Thomas Awcocke of Pagham, yeoman. Born at P. Age 40. Signature
ff. 15-17. Mortuary cause. Mr. Josue Peto, clerk, rector of All Sts. v. Thomas Okshott
Robert Tayer, clerk, rector of Tangmere. 19 years at T., rector of All Sts., for 10 years before, 25 years at Chichester before becoming rector, born at Newbery (Berks.). Age 64. (16 Nov.1622). Signature
ff. 17-19. Defamation cause. Margaret Perley, wife of Robert P. of Slindon, v. Joan Ludgatter, wife of Robert L. of Slindon.
Richard Dubbin of Slindon. 4 years at S., 4 years at Yapton, born at Graffham. Age 24. (4 Dec 1622). Signature
Phillip Guppie of Slindon, malter. 14 years at S., 2 years at Walberton, born at Batley (Somerset). Age 55. Signature
James Collins, citizen and merchant of Chichester. 24 years at St. Olave, 8 years at St. Peter the Great, born at St. Olave. Age 40. Signature
f.19. Defamation cause. Helen Peter, wife of William P. of Slindon v. Francis Peter of Slindon.
Peter Soppe alias Socke of Slindon, husbandman, 14 years at S., born at Monston (Hants). Age 42 (29 Mar 1623). Mark
Alice Soppe alias Socke, wife of Peter S. 10 years at Slindon, born at Walberton. Age 43. (29 Mar 1623). Mark
ff. 20-27. Mortuary cause. Peto v. Okshott (see f.15)
Richard Brooker of Hunston, yeoman. 13 years at H., born at All Sts. Age 74. Signature
Mary Avery of All Sts., widow. 50 years et ultra at All Sts., at Pulborough, born at Itchingfield. Age 75. Mark
Richard Clarke of All Sts., tailor. 1 year at All Sts., 3 or 4 years at St. Olaves, 8 or 9 years at All Sts., 6 years in South Street, 6 years in West Street, 2 years in North Street, 2 years in West Street, 4 or 5 years in All Sts., born at Biddenden (Kent). Age 69. Mark
John Hyde of All Sts., butcher. Born at All Sts., and lived there all life except 1½ years. Age 60. (10 May 1623). Mark
Joan Burrell of All Sts., widow. 40 years at All Sts., born at Hertford. Age 72. Mark
Lambert Barnard of All Sts., painter. Born at All Sts., Age 42. (24 May 1623). Signature
ff. 27-29. Defamation cause. Peter v. Peter (see f.19)
Elizabeth Chase, wife of Richard Chase of Slindon, yeoman. 7 years at All Sts., born at Sidlesham. Age 31. (7 June 1623). Mark
Rooke Hibberden of Cold Waltham, gent. 7 months at C.W., born at Slindon. Age 34. (22 Nov 1623). Signature
Isaac Frauncis of Slindon, yeoman. Lived at S., almost all life, born at Fittleworth. Age 45 (5 Dec 1623). Signature
ff. 29-45. Matrimonial cause. Mary Tuffe v. John Scarvill.
Joan Price of East Lavant, widow. 6½ years at E.L., born at Stone (Staffs). Age 50
Henry Standen of East Lavant, husbandman. 35 years at E.L., born there. Age 56. Mark
Roger Greentree of East Lavant, husbandman. 40 years at E.L., born at Trotton. Age 62. (6 Apr 1624). Mark
Peter Cox of Chichester, gent. 30 years at C., born at Rogate. Age 50. (28 Apr 1624). Signature
John Rogers of East Dean, husbandman. 4 years at E.D., born at East Lavant. Age 30. Mark
Thomas Forbench of East Lavant, yeoman. Born there. Age 55. Signature
Robert Scarvill of East Lavant, blacksmith. Born there. Age 40. Mark
Nicholas Scarvill of East Lavant, yeoman. Born there. Age 52. Mark.
Nicholas Parlett of East Lavant, husbandman. Born there. Age 27. (23 June 1624). Signature.
Christopher Scarvill of East Lavant, husbandman. Born there. Age 44. (23 June 1624). Mark.
Thomas Payne of East Lavant, husbandman. 12 years at E.L., born at Hunsdon (Herts). Age 46. (23 June 1624). Mark.
William Barber of Chichester, blacksmith. 12 years at C., born at Binsted. Age 38. (1 July 1624). Signature.
Anthony Smith of Chichester, gent. 50 years at C., born at Bedhampton (Hants). Age 66. (1 July 1624). Signature.
Ann Standen of East Lavant, widow. 18 years at E.L., born at East Dean. Age 50. (6 July 1624). Mark.
Ann Scott of East Lavant, spinster. 1½ years at E.L., born at Elsted. Age 15 (6 July 1624). Mark.
Mary Barnard of East Lavant, widow. Born there. Age 52. (15 July 1624). Mark.
Richard Bartholomew of East Lavant, tailor. 6 years at E.L., born at Funtington. Age 16. (15 July 1624). Mark.
Alice Price of East Lavant, spinster. Born there. Age 18. (15 July 1624). Mark.
Roger Rawlins of Chichester, yeoman. 30 years at C., born at Greenwich (Kent). Age 40. (16 July 1624). Signature.
Nicholas Scarvill [as above]. Mark.
Christopher Scarvill [as above]. (19 July 1624).
John May of Rawmere (Mid Lavant), gent. 30 years at R., born at London. Age 48. (4 Sept. 1624). Signature.
Thomas Trott of Aldingbourne, husbandman. Born there. Age 35. (11 Sept. 1624). Mark.
Thomas Forbench [as above].
ff. 45-47. Tithe cause. John Worsfold v. Mathew White.
John Dendy of Horsham, husbandman. 7 years at H., born at Ewhurst (Surrey). Age 35. Mark.
Richard Holland of Horsham, husbandman. 7 years at H., born at Storrington. Age 45. Mark.
William Upton of Billingshurst, husbandman. 3 months at B., 3 years at Horsham, born at Shipley. Age 26. (6 Mar. 1624/5). Mark.
Deposition book Ep/IV/3/2 1606-1661
Bound in a sheet of wine merchant's accounts, 1606; ff 1-77, Mar 1625/6 - Mar 1640/1; ff 78-83, June - Oct 1661; f 84, memoranda.
ff. 1 & 2. Testamentary cause. George Stent, public notary, v. John Ingram of Pagham. Cicely Poole, deceased.
William Rigbye of Bersted, tailor. 5 years at B., born at Pagham. Age 42. Mark. (8 Mar. 1625/6, sic).
Thomas Styant of Merston, husbandman. 10 years at M., born at Yapton. Age 48. Mark. (11 Apr. 1625).
Thomas Flote of Tangmere, tailor. 30 years at T., born at Storrington. Age 60. Mark.
Maurice Rowland, clerk, vicar of Bersted. 12 years at B., born in Anglesey. Age 50. Signature. (28 Apr. 1625).
ff. 2 - 8. Testamentary cause. William Reader and George Reader v. Mary Reader. Abraham Reader of Bognor, deceased.
Ann Tomson, wife of Nicholas Tomson of Wimering (Hants.), tailor. A month at W., rest of life and born at Bersted. Age 30. Mark.
Mary Sherlocke, wife of William Sherlocke of Bognor, carpenter. Born at B. Age 34. Mark.
William Hollis of Bersted, tailor. 8 years at B., born at Middleton. Age 26. Mark. (11 May 1625).
Sarah Hamond of Bersted, spinster. 2½ years at B., 6 years at Pagham and born there. Mark. (11 May 1625).
Christopher Chaundler of Chichester, husbandman. 1¼ years at C., 2 years at Billingshurst, born at Easebourne. Age 45. Signature. (11 May 1625).
Anne Bennett, wife of John Bennet of Bognor, yeoman. 4 years at B., born at Goring. Age 35. Mark. (14 May 1625).
Anne Hollis, wife of William Hollis of Bersted, tailor. 7 years at B., born at Horsham. Age 42. Mark. (28 May 1625).
William Rigbye of Bersted, tailor. 5 years at B., born at Pagham. Age 42. Mark.
Thomas Withyer of Bersted, husbandman. 1½ years at B., 3 months at Pagham, born at Bignor. Age 27. Mark.
William Hollis of Bersted, tailor. 8 years at B., born at Middleton. Age 26. Mark.
Sarah Hammond of Bersted, spinster. 2½ years at B., 6 years at Pagham, born there. Age 22. Mark.
ff. 8. Defamation cause. Helen Peter v. Alice Soppe.
Richard Soppe of Slindon, husbandman. Born there. Age 25. Mark. (- Sept. 1625).
Thomas Hartley of Slindon, husbandman. Born there. Age 23. Signature.
ff. 8 - 12. Defamation cause. William Greentree of East Lavant v. Agnes Tuffe, wife of Thomas Tuffe of East Lavant.
Nicholas Scardivell of East Lavant, husbandman. Born there. Age 48. Mark.
Piers Standen of East Lavant, husbandman. Born there. Age 26. Mark. (23 Feb. 1629/30).
Thomas Hennington of East Lavant, tailor. Born there. Age 31. Signature.
William Standen of East Lavant, husbandman. 15 years at E.L., born at Chilgrove. Age 24. Mark. (25 Feb. 1629/30).
ff. 12 - 36. Defamation cause. Edward Jenninges of Birdham v. Mary Tuffe of Pagham.
Walter Knight of Sidlesham, wheelwright. 5 years at S., 1 year at Westbourne, born at Romsey (Hants.). Age 38. Mark.
Jane Addams, wife of Leonard Addams of Birdham, husbandman. 4 years at B., 3 years with the late Robert Carpenter of B., 6 months at West Itchenor, 3 years at Sidlesham, born at West Itchenor. Age 37. Mark.
John Cufford of Earnley with Almodington, husbandman. 2 months at E., 9 months at Birdham, 1¼ years at Chidham, 1 year at Warblington, before at Whytwell (Isle of Wight). Age 21. Mark. (28 Nov. 1632).
Catherine Smyth of Birdham, spinster. 4 days at B., 6 months at Almodington, 3½ years at Birdham, 1½ years at Pagham, 1 year at Bognor, born at Pagham. Age 24. Mark. (13 Dec. 1632).
Bridget Woodland, wife of John Woodland of Sidlesham. 17 years at S., born at West Wittering. Age 42. Mark. (31st Jan. 1632/3).
Dorothy Luck of Sidlesham, widow. 40 years at S., born at Lewes. Age 53. Mark. (31 Jan. 1632/3).
Anne Tuckett, wife of Richard Tuckett of Birdham, husbandman. 1 year at B., 3 months in Chichester, 1 year at Harting, born at Berriton (Hants.). Age 23. Mark. (7 Feb. 1632/3).
Anne Fowles, wife of Thomas Fowles of Sidlesham, yeoman. 30 years at S., born at Birdham. Age 40. Signature. (14 Feb. 1632/3).
Alice Fursby, wife of Richard Fursby of Sidlesham, tailor. 5 years at S., 4 years at West Wittering, born at Kingston (Hants.). Age 25. Mark. (4 Jan. 1633/4).
Mary Tuffe, wife of Thomas Tuffe of North Mundham, husbandman. At N.M. since Michaelmas 1633, 2 years at Pagham, born at Boxgrove. Age 25. Mark. (10 Nov. 1633).
Agnes Taylor, wife of Christopher Taylor of Birdham, husbandman. 2 years at B., 1 year at Woollavington, born at West Dean. Age 30. Mark. (2 Dec. 1633).
Elizabeth Grynnell of Sidlesham, widow. 18 years at S., 30 years at Chichester, born at Emshott (Hants.). Age 57. Signature. (17 Dec. 1633).
ff. 36 - 41. Churchwardens' rate. William Hyde and James Hamper, wardens of West Tarring v. John Hamper of Salvington.
William Warrell of Salvington, husbandman. 16 years at S., and born there. Age 44. Mark. (1 Oct. 1634).
ff. 41 - 47. Tithe cause. John Woods v. Ranulph Tutty. Prebend of Highley.
John Short of Sidlesham, yeoman. 13 years at S., 13 years at Aldingbourne, 6 years at Eastergate, 20 years at Binsted where born. Age 50. Mark. (15 Mar. 1633/4 [sic]).
Jane Short, his wife. 14 years at S., born at Slinfold. Age 50. Mark. (25 Feb. 1634/5).
Henry Middleton of Sidlesham, husbandman. 8 years at S., 8 years at Selsey, born at Subberton (Hants.). Age 50. Mark. (29 Apr. 1635).
ff. 47 & 48. Pew cause. William Morle of Pagham v. Elizabeth Hooker of Pagham.
Anne Ball, wife of William Ball of Pagham, seaman, 18 years at P., born at Boxgrove. Age 53. Mark.
Joan Stempe, wife of Richard Stempe of Pagham, husbandman. 12 years at P., born at Bosham. Age 33. Mark. (15 Mar. 1635/6).
ff. 48 & 49. Testamentary cause. --- Symes v.------ Henry Gilford of Bognor, deceased.
John Gray of Bognor, yeoman. 3 years at B., rest of life at Felpham. Age 28. Signature. (6 Feb. 1636/7).
Thomas Nicholson of Bognor, miller. 14 years at B., born at Barnham. Age 28. Signature. (6 Feb. 1636/7).
ff. 49 - 58. Correction cause. Richard Bragge, public notary, v. Roger Greentree of East Lavant.
Thomas Payne of East Lavant, husbandman. 26 years at E.L. Age 63. Mark. (3 May 1638).
William Amner of East Lavant, husbandman. 10 years at E.L. Age 40. Mark. (3 May 1638).
Thomas Turbye of East Lavant, husbandman. 3 years at E.L. Age 26. Mark. (3 May 1638).
Christopher Scardevill of East Lavant, husbandman. Born at E.L. Age 55. Mark. (3 May 1638).
Edward Stephens of East Lavant, husbandman. Born at E.L. Age 30. Mark.
Thomas Stephens of East Lavant, husbandman. Born at E.L. Age 30. Mark.
Thomas Rogers alias Symonds of East Lavant, husbandman. Born at E.L. Age 36. Mark.
Nicholas Pennycodd of East Lavant, husbandman. Born at E.L. Age 19. Mark. (8 May 1638).
ff. 58 - 60. Defamation cause. Reginald Warrell of Tarring v. Agnes Leech, wife of John Leech of Tarring.
Robert Porchester of Salvington, maltster. Born there. Age 30. Mark.
John Staple of Salvington, mason. 9 years at S., born at Lancing. Age 21. Mark.
Richard Prieste of Tarring, tailor. 2 years at T., born at Findon. Age 42. Mark.
Richard Emery of Salvington, miller. 3 years at S., 1 year at Findon, 3 years at Goring, born at Heene. Age 22. Mark.
ff. 60 - 62. Testamentary cause. Robert Foord v. Joan Peirson. Agnes Foord, deceased.
Alice Wakeford, wife of Henry Wakeford of East Dean, husbandman. Born at E.D. Age 33. Mark. (9 July 1639).
ff. 63 - 70. Testamentary cause. Henry Hasted (brother) v. Katherine Hasted (widow). William Hasted of Tangmere, deceased.
John Hasted of Heyshott, maltster. 4 years at H., 7 or 8 years at Halnaker, born there. Age 39. Mark.
Margaret Hasted, his wife. 4 years at H., born at Halnaker. Age 40. Mark.
Joyce Hasted, wife of Thomas Hasted of Halnaker, husbandman. Born there. Age 40. Mark.
Agnes Gybbons of Halnaker, spinster. Born at H. Age 24. Mark.
ff. 71 - 77. Testamentary cause. Thomas Vallor (brother) v. Sarah Nicholson (sister). John Grey of Bersted, deceased.
John Watersfield of Felpham, yeoman. Born at F. Age 40. Signature.
Susan Gray of Felpham, widow. 10 years at F., 6 or 7 years at Houghton, born at Amberley. Age 40. Mark. (4 Mar. 1640/1).
William Knight of Felpham, ship carpenter. Born at F. Age 39. Signature. (6 Mar. 1640/1).
George Gray of Birdham, farmer. 5 months at B., 1 year 10 months at Bognor, 2 years at Birdham, 2 years at Selsey, 6 years at West Wittering, 4 years at Flansham, born at Shripney. Age 21. Mark. (11 Mar. 1640/1).
ff. 78 - 83. Testamentary cause. John Willis v. Edward Farley. Thomas Farley, deceased.
John Dumbrell of Bognor, husbandman. Almost all life at B., born at Cuckfield. Age 60. Mark.
William Older of Bersted, husbandman. 14 years at B., born at Pagham. Age 23. Signature.
John Cox of Bognor, husbandman. 12 years at B., born at Usselbury (Hants.). Age 24. Mark. (20 June 1661).
Elizabeth Smith, wife of Robert Smith of Bognor, blacksmith. 1½ years at B., born at Felpham. Age 33. Signature.
Robert Smith of Bognor, blacksmith. 13 years at B., born at Bersted. Age 38. Mark. (30 Aug. 1661).
John Meatham of [?], husbandman. 40 years at [?], born at Harbridge (Hants.). Age 76. Mark.
Anne Smyth of Bognor. Born at B. Age 30. Mark. (6 Oct. 1661)
MISCELLANEOUS COURT PAPERS Ep/IV/4 16th-19th centuries
Includes cause papers, citations, forms of penance and excommunication, churchwardens' presentments and letters.
South Bersted. Ep/IV/4/1 n.d
Chichester All Saints. Ep/IV/4/2 n.d
East Lavant. Ep/IV/4/5 n.d
Tangmere (includes churchwardens' accounts, 1632). Ep/IV/4/10 n.d
West Tarring. Ep/IV/4/11 n.d
Chichester (the Headacre). Ep/IV/4/12 n.d
Chichester (the Vintry). Ep/IV/4/13 n.d
Horsham (the Bishoprick). Ep/IV/4/14 n.d
Miscellaneous Court Papers relating to the whole Deanery Ep/IV/4/15 1580-1729
With a few later items, including visitation papers and letters, arranged in bundles in chronological order
Unidentified court papers Ep/IV/4/16 1580-1640
Arranged in chronological order, apart from the following items which have been separated:-
Letters to John Swain, registrar, c.1620-1640. (1 bdl.)
Letters to Dr. Craddock, n.d. (2 docs.)
Receipts from the Fellows of New College, Oxford, 1621. (2 docs.)
Accounts, c.1580-1700. (1 bdl.)
Undated and unidentified. (1 bdl.)
DETECTION BOOK AND LIBER CLERI Ep/IV/5 1581-1591
These are the 'call-books' compiled at visitations from lists of persons, both clergy and churchwardens, cited to attend. Some of the 16th cent. volumes are also registers of orders, and some may be lists of clergy attending episcopal synods.
Liber cleri and detection causes Ep/IV/5/1 Apr. 1581-May 1591
CHURCHWARDENS' PRESENTMENTS Ep/IV/6 1602-1811
Presentments and ministers' articles of enquiry for some of these parishes for 1850, 1853 and 1868 are in Ep/I/22/1 and I/22A/2.
Churchwardens and "sidemen" were required (By Canons 109-119 and Canon 26) to present offenders against ecclesiastical law at least once a year (usually twice, at Easter and Michaelmas) and at visitation; they could also make "voluntary presentments" at any time. Presentments were written out by the churchwardens on single sheets of paper or were in the form of answers to a set of articles of visitation and enquiry sent by the archdeacon, bishop or archbishop before visitation. In the 18th century the answers were written in the margin of printed books of articles. The articles were prefaced by the churchwardens' and sidemen's oath: "You will swear, that you will diligently enquire, and true Presentment make, of all Defaults and Offences committed in your Parish, against the Ecclesiastical Law of this Realm, to the best of your Skill and Knowledge". By the 19th century they were written on printed forms.
Although most of the single folio presentments are merely certificates that there was "nothing presentable" in the parish, the answers to the articles give much valuable information about the clergy and church officers, services, church fabric, behaviour of the parishioners, and the number of schools, hospitals, schoolmasters, doctors and midwives. By the 19th century the more detailed returns are concerned primarily with the conduct of the clergy, with the services and the fabric and finances of the church. Dating is often uncertain; in the 17th century sometimes only the date of the articles was given, which could be several years before the presentment, as the same set might be used throughout one episcopate. Single presentments were dated for either the year about which, or the year in which, the churchwardens were writing.
From 1850 the former Peculiar jurisdictions are included.
The earliest printed articles in the series are dated 1726, and some 14 sets have survived for the next half century (1726, 1729, 1733, 1737, 1742, 1745, 1755, 1758, 1762, 1765, 1769, 1772, 1775 and 1779).
These are for the Archdeaconry of Chichester, but all stem from epsicopal visitations. Archdeacons' visitations are represented in this period by much briefer manuscript presentments, which continue up to 1800. After this there are no regular files of manuscript presentments, and the few single documents that survive arise from specific parochial incidents.
The printed series for episcopal visitations of the Archdeaconry resumes in 1821 and continues until 1903, with the visitations usually being conducted at three yearly intervals. In 1825 begins the custom of sending an additional set of articles addressed to the minister.
Each type of article is, however, normally filed separately, and so will be found under the two references Ep/I/22 and Ep/I/22A - with the exception of the years 1838 and 1847 where both types of article have been bound up together and filed with the churchwardens' series.
After 1868, episcopal visitation articles are henceforth addressed solely to ministers.
A series of archdeacons' visitation articles commences in 1857, addressed to churchwardens only. In the latter years of the century these are normally issued annually but omitted in the years of the episcopal visitations.
The dates of the different types of nineteenth century articles are as follows:-
Episcopal articles to churchwardens: 1821 (Ep/I/22/1)
Episcopal articles to churchwardens and ministers: 1825
1828, 1838, 1847, 1850, 1853, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1865, 1868
(Ep/I/22/1, 2; Ep/I/22A/2)
Episcopal articles to ministers only: 1875, 1878, 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1898, 1903 (Ep/I/22A/1, 2)
Archdeacons articles to churchwardens only: 1857, 1858, 1873, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1894-1897, 1899-1902, 1904-1908, 1910-1912, 1917 (Ep/I/22/1, 2).
South Bersted Ep/IV/6/1 1662, 1668(2), 1675, 1682, 1685, 1799
Chichester All Saints Ep/IV/6/2 1662, 1664(2), 1665, 1682, 1685, 1710, 1797
Durrington Ep/IV/6/3 1696, 1797
See also Ep/IV/7/3 for presentments for 1684, 1685, 1687, and 1692 written on the same sheets as the transcripts.
Heene Ep/IV/6/4 1662, 1663, 1664(3), 1665(2), 1667(3)
See also Ep/IV/7/4 for a presentment for 1685 written on the same sheet as the transcripts.
East Lavant, with West Lavant Ep/IV/6/5 1662, 1663, 1667, 1668(2), 1673(2), 1680, 1682, 1685, 1797
Pagham Ep/IV/6/6 1662, 1664, 1665, 1668, 1673, 1684, 1685, 1687
Patching Ep/IV/6/7 1662, 1668, 1673, 1674, 1797
Plaistow Ep/IV/6/8 1667
Slindon Ep/IV/6/9 1663, 1664, 1665, 1682, 1683, 1685, 1797, 1811
Tangmere Ep/IV/6/10 1662, 1663(2), 1664, 1665, 1675, 1682, 1683, 1685, 1797
West Tarring Ep/IV/6/11 1602, 1662, 1663(2), 1664(3), 1665, 1667(3), 1674(2), 1685, 1797, 1811
PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS Ep/IV/7 1610-1912
By a Canterbury provincial constitution (25 Oct. 1596; royal approval 1598), churchwardens were directed to send to the diocesan registry every year within a month of Easter (from 1603, within a month of Lady Day) a transcript of the parish register entries for the preceding year. Rose's Act (52 Geo. III c.146; in force 1 Jan. 1813) transferred the obligation to the incumbent, who was to return the transcripts, written on parchment, within two months of the end of each year. By the late 19th century many incumbents had stopped this practice, and the registry did not continue to demand the transcripts. For a few parishes transcripts were made and returned until the early 20th century, the last of all being Broadwater, where the series ends in 1936.
Even in earlier years transcripts were not always made and returned as directed
BERSTED, SOUTH Ep/IV/7/1A 1610-1912
1610, 1618, 1678, 1680-83, 1686-1702, 1704-30, 1732, 1734-54, 1756-58, 1760-64, 1766-1812; includes /1B, 1813-59; /1C, 1860-82; /1D, 1883-1912
CHICHESTER ALL SAINTS Ep/IV/7/2 1610-1875
1610, 1611, 1682-84, 1687, 1690-96, 1699-1702, 1704, 1708-12, 1714-25, 1727-54, 1756, 1757, 1760-64, 1767-1864, 1867, 1870, 1874, 1875
DURRINGTON Ep/IV/7/3 1683-1889
See also West Tarring.
1683-85, 1687, 1692, 1693, 1695-1700, 1702-58, 1761, 1762, 1764, 1767-1808, 1810, 1812-1820, 1822-36, 1838-55, 1857-64, 1867, 1869, 1872-77, 1889
HEENE Ep/IV/7/4 1610-1906
See also West Tarring.
1610, 1618, 1662-64, 1677, 1680-86, 1702, 1704-20, 1722-51, 1753, 1754, 1758, 1759, 1761, 1762, 1767, 1768, 1770-74, 1776-91, 1793-1817, 1819, 1820, 1822-35, 1838-55, 1857-64, 1867, 1869, 1873-77, 1892-1906
EAST LAVANT Ep/IV/7/5 1610-1878
1610, 1618, 1662, 1671, 1679-81, 1683, 1684, 1686-91, 1693-1704, 1706-38, 1740, 1741, 1743-64, 1766-1808, 1812-78
PAGHAM Ep/IV/7/6A 1610-1911
1610, 1618, 1662-64, 1674, 1676, 1679-81, 1683, 1685-93, 1695-1704, 1706-59, 1761-1810, 1812; includes/6B, 1813-1911
PATCHING Ep/IV/7/7 1610-1908
1610, 1618, 1676, 1677, 1679, 1683, 1684, 1686-89, 1693-1704, 1706-44, 1746-51, 1754-58, 1761-63, 1766-1868, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1896-99, 1906-08
SLINDON Ep/IV/7/8 1610 - 1902
1610, 1618, 1663, 1678-80, 1682-84, 1686-90, 1693-1704, 1706-38, 1740-64, 1766-1820, 1827-63, 1896-1902
TANGMERE Ep/IV/7/9 1610 - 1874
1610, 1618, 1662, 1664, 1679-81, 1683, 1684, 1686-89, 1691, 1693-1701, 1703, 1704, 1706-14, 1716, 1717, 1719-23, 1725, 1726, 1729, 1732-64, 1766-1810, 1812-56, 1858-67, 1869-71, 1874
WEST TARRING Ep/IV/7/10A 1610 - 1897
1610, 1662-64, 1679, 1681-84, 1686-98, 1700, 1702, 1704, 1706-58, 1761-64, 1766-1806, 1808-12; includes /10B, 1813-91, 1893, 1897 [including Durrington and Heene, 1837-97]
CHURCH TERRIERS Ep/IV/8 1615-1665
South Bersted Ep/IV/8/1-2 1617 and 1625
Chichester All Saints Ep/IV/8/3-4 1626/7 and 1635
1635 endorsed with note of production in an Exchequer suit, Bartholomew Middleton v. John Quantock.
Durrington Ep/IV/8/5 1635/6
Hene Ep/IV/8/6 1635/6
East Lavant Ep/IV/8/7-10 1615, 1633, 1635 and 1663
Pagham Ep/IV/8/11-13 1626 and 1635
(With later copy)
Patching Ep/IV/8/14-16 1615, 1632 and 1635
Slindon Ep/IV/8/17-19 1632, 1635 and 1665
Tangmere Ep/IV/8/20-23 1615, 1626, 1633 and 1635
Tarring Ep/IV/8/24-27 1615, 1626, 1636 and 1664
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9 1694-1857
Bonds from 1579-1689 are in STA V.
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/1 1694
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/2 1695
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/3 1696
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/4 1697
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/5 1698
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/6 1699
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/7 1700
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/8 1701
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/9 1702
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/10 1703
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/11 1704
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/12 1710
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/13 1711
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/14 1712
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/15 1713
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/16 1714
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/17 1715
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/18 1716
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/19 1717
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/20 1718
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/21 1719
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/22 1721
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/23 1722
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/24 1723
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/25 1724
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/26 1725
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/27 1726
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/28 1727
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/29 1728
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/30 1729
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/31 1730
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/32 1731
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/33 1732
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/34 1733
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/35 1734
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/36 1735
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/37 1736
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/38 1737
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/39 1738
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/40 1739
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/41 1740
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/42 1741
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/43 1742
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/44 1743
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/45 1744
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/46 1745
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/47 1746
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/48 1747
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/49 1748
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/50 1749
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/51 1750
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/52 1751
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/53 1752
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/54 1753
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/55 1754
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/56 1755
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/57 1756
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/58 1757
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/59 1758
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/60 1759
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/61 1760
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/62 1761
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/63 1762
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/64 1763
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/65 1764
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/66 1765
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/67 1766
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/68 1767
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/69 1769
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/70 1770
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/71 1771
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/72 1772
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/73 1773
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/74 1775
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/75 1776
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/76 1777
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/77 1778
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/78 1780
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/79 1781
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/80 1782
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/81 1783
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/82 1784
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/83 1785
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/84 1786
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/85 1787
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/86 1788
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/87 1789
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/88 1790
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/89 1791
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/90 1792
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/91 1793
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/92 1794
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/93 1795
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/94 1796
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/95 1797
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/96 1798
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/97 1799
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/98 1800
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/99 1801
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/100 1802
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/101 1803
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/102 1805
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/103 1807
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/104 1808
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/105 1809
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/106 1811
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/107 1812
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/108 1813
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/109 1815
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/110 1819
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/111 1820
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/112 1822
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/113 1824
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/114 1825
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/115 1828
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/116 1834
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/117 1835
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/118 1836
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/119 1837
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/120 1838
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/121 1840
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/122 1841
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/123 1842
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/124 1843
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/125 1844
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/126 1845
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/127 1846
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/128 1849
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/129 1850
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/130 1851
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/131 1852
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/132 1853
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/133 1854
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/134 1855
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/135 1856
ADMINISTRATION BONDS Ep/IV/9/136 1857
ADMINISTRATORS ACCOUNTS Ep/IV/10 1610-1685
The first two items are original bundles each with a contemporary list of contents. They have been re-created by the addition of the accounts which at some time in the past had been separated and came to form the series in STA VII.
Ep/IV/10/2A consists of accounts removed from the Consistory series, Ep/I/33.
Administrators accounts Ep/IV/10/1 Sep. 1610 - Mar. 1630/1
Administrators accounts Ep/IV/10/2 May 1631 - May 1643
Administrators accounts Ep/IV/10/2A Nov. 1614 - Mar. 1685/6
Lease for 8 years from previous Michaelmas at total annual rent of £26, from Robert Harrison of Chichester St. Bartholomew, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, and Katherine Smallpage of Chichester, widow, to William Oliffe alias Mylles of Chichester St. Martin and Philip Phesie of Chichester St. Andrew. Ep/IV/10/3 c.1597
Gallowes Heath (60a.), land "wherein a conditt now standeth" (18a.), two little crofts called the Hartes (3a.), one field called the Merifield (20a.), and other closes called Jaques Lands (20a.), in occupation of William Oliffe and Philip Phesie, parcel of Broyle Farm or Grange, near the City of Chichester.
OFFICE ACCOUNT BOOK Ep/IV/11 1718-1735
Fees Ep/IV/11/1 Lady Day 1718-Mar. 1734/5
Later accounts are in Ep/III/12/3-5.
Includes sede vacante accounts
CHURCHWARDENS' SUBSCRIPTION BOOK Ep/IV/12 1835-1846
These volumes contain the subscriptions of churchwardens, at the first visitation after their election, to the declaration to "faithfully and diligently perform the duties of the office of Churchwarden within our respective Parishes for the year ensuing".
Subscription book Ep/IV/12/1 1835-1846
Includes Chichester archdeaconry and the Dean of Chichester's Peculiar for each year.
ff.1-7, 1835; ff.8-14, 1836; ff.14v.-20, 1837; ff.20v.-26, 1838; ff.27-32, 1839; ff.33-40, 1840; ff.40v.-46, 1841; ff.47-53, 1842; ff.53v.-58, 1843; ff.59-66, 1844; ff.66v.-73, 1845; ff.74-80, 1846.
FACULTY PAPERS Ep/IV/13 1783-1855
A faculty had to be obtained from the Chancellor of the Diocese before the fabric of the church (including in this context the churchyard and the parsonage house) could be altered in any way, except in the course of necessary repairs. Such alterations included the demolition and removal of, and substitutions for and additions to, the fabric of the church (most commonly its windows, galleries, screens, pews, vaults and memorials), the removal of bodies from one piece of consecrated ground to another and the sale of church land for road widening. Confirmatory faculties were sometimes issued in respect of work completed without previous authority, but many alterations must have been made without any kind of licence being granted. In some cases the application was successfully opposed, or occasionally it was not pursued beyond the initial petition. Faculties were not required for the Cathedral, except for the removal of bodies. These papers include the originals or copies of petitions for faculties, citations to lead faculties (published in the church porch and inviting objections), estimates, costs, drawings and plans of proposed alterations, public appeals and subscription lists, notices and agendas of meetings, papers relating to appeals against the Chancellor's decisions, draft and original faculties and licences, and related correspondence and memoranda.
Chichester All Saints Ep/IV/13/1 1783
South Bersted Ep/IV/13/2 1788
South Bersted Ep/IV/13/3 1855
CHURCH BUILDING PAPERS Ep/IV/14 1819-1830
These papers include plans and specifications for new churches, chapels and parsonage houses, and for additions to existing buildings, estimates and costs for the work, public appeals and subscription lists, copies of faculties, and related correspondence and memoranda.
South Bersted Ep/IV/14/1 1827
Patching with Tarring Ep/IV/14/2 1819-20
Tangmere Ep/IV/14/3 1819-28
Bognor, St. John's Parsonage, additions Ep/IV/14/4 1828-1830
Architect George Draper of Chichester; builder James Tomsett of Bognor
EPISCOPAL ESTATES Ep/VI
Ep/VI/28 was the number originally given to the group of leases relating to the Episcopal estates in Amberley, when the main collection of leases was catalogued these were transferred to complete the series and are now Ep/VI/56/3, 4, 25, 38, 42, 44, 45, 55 and 58
CARTULARIES Ep/VI/1 13th-16th centuries
Some originals of the charters which are copied here are still amongst the chapter records (Cap.I/17).
Until Bishop Sherburne's episcopate (1508-1536) Libri D and E formed one volume. At that time the volume was divided so that all provincial constitutions and allied documents were in Liber D and all royal charters and diocesan documents in Liber E. Later, possibly during the Civil War, Liber D was lost and passed into the hands of Elias Ashmole, the antiquary.
See Ep/VI/1/7 for Liber D
Early charters from Ep/VI/1/6 volume have been printed by Dugdale, Kemble and Birch.
An account of the discovery of Liber D in the Bodleian Library (Ashmole 1146) by Mr. W. D. Peckham is in Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 2, p. 105, where it is noted that there is a contemporary list of contents of both volumes, and a kalendar used in Chichester cathedral; this has been partly printed by W. D. Peckham in Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 2, p. 105, and C. R. Cheney, Handbook of Dates (1945), p. 73.
LIBER A. Ep/VI/1/1 n.d
46 parchment folios
Repaired and rebound at the P.R.O. in May 1936
A number of documents in this volume has been translated in Sussex Record Society, vol. 46, pp. 219-229; a short account appears in H.M.C., Var. Coll., I, p. 179.
The contemporary title on f.3v. is "Liber m[agistri] Will[ielm]i Reed Ep[iscop]i Cicestr[ensis] que[m] scribi fecit p[er] Will-[ielm]um atte Hulle ..." The early roman foliation runs from ff.i-xxxviii consecutively, but there are traces of an earlier arabic foliation which prove that the present arrangement of folios is not original; more than half the volume is missing.
f.3v., title page; f.4, contemporary list of contents; ff.5-13, rights and customs of episcopal manors; ff.14-16, proceedings in royal courts; ff.17-18, manorial inventory; ff.23-38, charters; ff.38v.-39, rents and services due from the Earl of Arundel.
LIBER B. Ep/VI/1/2 14th - 17th cent
142 parchment folios
Repaired and rebound at the P.R.O. in May 1936.
A number of documents has been translated in Sussex Record Society, vol. 46, pp.229-257, and Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 1, p. 233, and vol. 2, p. 45. An account of this volume appears in H.M.C., Var. Coll., I, p. 179.
This is described on f.12v. as "Liber Will[ielm]i Reed Cicestr[ensis] Ep[iscop]i". This volume also has contemporary arabic and later roman foliation, neither of which shows any gaps or misplaced folios.
ff.2 and 4, memoranda, including note of production in a Chancery suit, Butler, Peckham and Peckham v. Bishop Carleton, 1681; ff.5-10, early 16th cent. list of contents; ff.11-15, memoranda and contemporary lists of contents; ff.16-68, charters; ff.69-71, terriers and memoranda relating to Arundel; ff.73v.-86, charters relating to Chichester; ff.96v.-97, letter and deed of the Earl of Arundel; ff.98-100, charters relating to Amberley; ff.101-111, charters relating to Drungewick (Wisborough Green); ff.113-120, homages received by Bishop Robert Rede, 1396-1415; ff.120-125, memoranda; ff.126-136, list of tenants holding by military service; ff.137-140, memoranda.
LIBER C. Ep/VI/1/3
Repaired and rebound at the P.R.O. in December 1933.
The custumals printed in Sussex Record Society, vol. 31, from Ep/VI/1/5 were collated with the copies in this volume. Various charters have been translated in Sussex Record Society, vol. 46, pp. 257-274, Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 68, p. 159, and Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 1, p. 115. There is a short note on the volume in H.M.C., Var. Coll., I, p. 185.
This volume has only one foliation in addition to the modern one, viz. the contemporary arabic foliation as noted in the descriptions of the previous volumes.
f.2v., memoranda; ff.3-48, rentals of episcopal manors; ff.49-52, custumals and charters; ff.53-74, custumals; ff.74v.-80, terriers; ff.85-166, rentals; ff.168-188, memoranda.
LIBER E Ep/VI/I/4 16th - 18th century
147 Parchment folios
Repaired and rebound at the PRO in May 1936.
Although many documents from Liber E have been printed during the past century there is no complete list of its contents in existence and, apart from those documents translated by Mr. Peckham, no indication of where a particular document has been printed. This calendar is not intended to include every citation of Liber E but only those in local journals and the following works:-
Walcott, Statutes of the Cathedral (1877)
Swainson, Chichester Cathedral (1880)
Bennet, Codrington and Deedes, Statutes of Cathedral (1904). Cited as B.C.D.
Hist. MSS. Comm. Report in Various Collections, vol. I. Cited as H.M.C.
Birch's Cartularium Saxonicum
The numbers without any citation are to the documents printed in the Cartulary of Chichester Cathedral (Sussex Rec. Soc., vol. 46) by Mr. Peckham and this calendar must be used in conjunction with that volume. All printed references are to the early foliation of Liber E which dates from the period when Libri D and E formed one volume; this foliation is added in brackets after the modern folio numbers.
f.1A Fragment of indenture (from binding) whereby Rober Sutton, son of Henry S. of Falley (Bucks) binds himself apprentice to Henry Chalender, 15th cent.
f.1 Note that Canon Clarke called this volume Bishop William Read's Register.
f.4 Note of production in Chancery (Attorney general v. Manningham), 7 Apr. 1749.
f.6 Composition between archbishop of Canterbury and bishop of London on probate jurisdiction, [1506-16]. Note that it was to be observed at Chichester, 20 July 1516. No. 902.
ff.9-16 Early 16th century list of contents.
f.17 (137) Magna Carta in the name of King Edward.
f.20 (140) Charter of the Forests. Ditto.
f.21 (141) Statute of cases in which no royal prohibition is issued. Ditto.
f.22A Sentence of excommunication against those breaking the charters, 1263. Enclosure. Abstract in H.M.C., p.184.
f.23 (143) Another charter of prohibitions.
f.24 (144) Articles of various statutes of Edward III.
f.25 (145) Statute against provisors.
f.26 (146) Royal writ to bishop of Chichester to excommunicate perturbers of the Church, 1315.
Ordinance for the clergy of 25 Edward III.
f.28 (148) For delays in justice of 27 Edward III.
f.30 (151) Statute of the liberties of the Church in name of King Edward.
f.34 (157) List of charters of liberties of Chichester.
Inspeximus of following charters by King Edward III (No.795) -
Henry I to Bishop Ralph Luffa. No. 105.
Henry I to Bishop Sefrid. No. 102.
Henry I to Richard de Belmes. No. 107.
f.35 (158) Henry II to Bishop Hilary. No. 119.
Henry II to Bishop John of Greenford. No. 121.
John Count of Eu to the Church. No. 299.
Same to all his men. No. 300.
f.36 (159) Stephen to Bishop Hilary. No. 111.
John to Bishop Simon of Welles. No. 132.
Henry III to Bishop Ralph Neville. No. 151.
Same to same. No. 142.
f.37 (160) Same to same. No. 143.
Same to same. No. 795 (13).
f.38 (161) Same to same. No. 139.
Inspeximus by Henry III. No.146.
f.39 (162) Grant by Henry III to Bishop Ralph Neville of free warren in his manor of Preston. 2 Oct. 1236. No. 795 (16).
Same to same. No.152.
Grant by Bishop John of Climping. No.241.
f.40 (163) Grant by Edward III. No.795 (19).
Edward III to Bishop Robert Stratford. No. 795 (20).
f.41 (164) Edward I to Bishop John of Langeton. No.799.
Henry III to Bishop Ralph Neville. No.808.
f.42 (165) Testament of St.Richard. Printed in S.A.C., vol. I, p.164.
Grant by Richard II to Bishop Richard Mitford of a tenement called the Gyldenhall between cathedral cemetery on N. and tenement of Robert Sexteyn on S. 10 Aug. 1394. Printed by Swainson, p.72.
f.43 (169) Catalogue of the Bishops. No.903. This ends with Bishop Brideoke and not Bishop Lenne as appears in H.M.C., p.185.
f.47 (174) Pope Eugenius III to Bishop Hilary. No.60.
Same to same. No.61.
f.48 (175) Same to same. No.59.
Same to same. No.64.
Ceadwalla's grant of Selsey, etc.
Printed by Birch, vol. I, No.64. No.49.
f.49 (176) Alexander III to Bishop Hilary. No. 62.
Also printed by Swainson, p.3.
f.50 (177) Urban IV's grant of protection. No.658.
f.51 (178) Method of instituting a canon.
Printed by Swainson (p.29) from this source and by Walcott from Univ. 148, p.75.
Method of electing and installing a dean.
Charter of St. Richard. No. 77.
f.52 (179) Charter of St. Richard. No.87.
Cathedral Constitutions of 1232. Printed by Swainson, p.13; Walcott, p.18; and B.C.D., p.3.
f.54 (181) Cathedral Constitutions of 1247; Printed by Swainson, p.25; Walcott, p.42; and B.C.D., p.8.
f.57 (184) Cathedral Constitutions of 1251. Printed by Swainson, p.35, Walcott, p.71; and B.C.D, pp. 1 & 14.
f.58. (185) Statute De Communario of 1271. Printed by Swainson, p.45; Walcott, p.80 (from this source and not from Liber B); and B.C.D., p.17.
Oath of the Vicars. Printed by Swainson, p.72, and Walcott, p.86 (from this source).
f.59 (186) Cathedral Statutes of 1314. Printed by Swainson, p.51.
f.60 (188) Synodal Constitutions of Bishop Gilbert, [1288-1305].
Mentioned by Swainson, p.48, and printed in Wilkin's Concilia, vol.II, p.169.
f.64 (192) Extract from Bishop Gilbert's register. No.904.
For "acting under his spoken orders" (1.4) read "on two occasions".
Composition between Bishop Ralph Neville and Chapter. No.211.
f.65 (193) Composition between same and Fecamp abbey. No.273.
f.66 (194) Composition between Bishop Robert Stratford and chapter.
Partly printed by Swainson, p.57.
f.70 (198) Composition with Battle Abbey. No.905.
f.71 (199) Composition between Bishop Ralph Neville and Battle abbey. No.274.
f.72 (200) Ordination of a chantry. No.906.
f.77 (205) Amended award. No.907.
f.80 (208) Extracts from register of Bishop Gilbert.
Appointment of Sir John called Blakeman, priest, to chantry of Pevensey Castle on death of Simon of Marsefeld; 3 non. Dec. 1303.
Appointment of William called Burgeys, priest, on resignation of Sir John of Lye; 2 kal. Feb. 1304.
f.81 (209) Extracts from register of Bishop John of Langeton.
Appointment of John of London, clerk, to chantry of Pevensey Castle on resignation of John Burgeys; 12 kal. Apr. 1308.
Appointment of John Tichewelle, clerk on resignation of John of London; 4 kal. Apr. 1317.
Appointment of Richard Crulle of Lullyngton on resignation of Tichewelle; 13 kal. Dec. 1319.
Collation of Sir Geoffrey of Sidlesham, bishop's chaplain, on death of Crulle; 3 id. Sept. 1330.
Collation of Walter of Wynslowe, priest, on resignation of Sydlesham; 2 id. Nov.1334. [See below].
Charter of Stephen to Bishop Hilary. No.110.
Charter of Henry II to same. No.115.
Testification of Hugh, bishop of Durham. No.114.
Writ of Henry II. No.122.
Extracts from register of Bishop Robert of Stratford.
Collation of John Sakeville, clerk, to chantry of Pevensey Castle on resignation of Wynslowe; 9 kal. June 1345.
Extracts from register of Sir Michael of Bourne; 3 kal. Mar. 1352. [See below].
Chantry in Pevensey Castle, printed in S.N.Q., V p.184.
f.82 (210) Writ of Edward II. No.908.
Composition of Bishop Seffrid II. No.269.
Extracts from Bishop Robert Rede's register relating to Pevensey Castle Chantry.
Four chantries at St. Thomas Winchelsea. No.909.
f.83 (211) A chantry at Angmering. No.910.
A chantry at Sidlesham. No.911.
f.84 (212) A terrier of the same. No.912.
A chantry in St. Faith's chapel. No.913.
Vicarage if Bexhill. No.914.
Vicarage of Suntyng [Sompting]. No.915.
f.85 (213) Wittering prebend and lectureship. No.460.
Also printed by Swainson, p.39.
f.86 (214) Eartham prebend. No.176.
Eartham prebend. No.185.
Second copy of no.185.
Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, Chichester. No.916.
f.87 (215) Hospital of St. Cross, Winchelsea. No.346.
Charter of Henry II. No.917.
Charter of William of St.John. No.918.
f.88 (216) Prebend of Wittering. No.919. Also noted in H.M.C., p.185.
f.89 (217) The same. No.920. Also noted in H.M.C., p.185.
f.90 (218) Vicarage of Icklesham. No.219.
f.91 (219) Vicarage of Laghton. No.921.
Vicarage of Climping and Paling. No.220.
Vicarage of Stoughton. No.233.
f.92 (220) Vicarage of Cuckfield. No.226.
Prior of Lewes to St. Richard. No.227.
Bexhill manor. No.168 [1150-61].
Appropriation of Amberley. No.272.
f.93 (221) Exchange between bishop and Arundel priory. No.814.
Ordination of Rustington. No.922.
f.95 (223) Vicarage of Rustington. No.923.
f.96 (224) Vicarage of Rye. No.924. Also copied into Reg. Sherburne I, f.76
f.98 (226) Submission of Hyde abbey. No.925.
Vicarage of Duncton. No.232.
Charter of Hyde abbey. No.926.
Vicarage of Alciston. No.235.
f.99 (227) Hospital of St. Bartholomew, Rye. No. 927.
Chantry of St.Mary at Rye. No.928.
f.100 (228) Presentations of wardens of St.Bartholomew, Rye. No.929.
f.101 (229) Chantry of St.Mary Magdalene. No.930.
Vicarage of Eartham. No.931.
Vicarage of Easebourne. No.932.
f.102 (230) Chantry of St. Mary. No.933.
f.103 (231) Inspeximus of Archbishop John Pecham. No.934.
f.104 (232) Homage of Sir Thomas West. No.935.
f.105 (233) Hospital of Wyndham. Nos.936-943.
f.107 (235) Chapel of Treve. No.944.
f.108 (236) Church of St.Mary Hastings. No.945.
f.109 (237) Charter of Archbishop Stephen Langton. No.946.
f.110 (238) Composition for Bosham. No.271.
Mentioned in H.M.C., p.185.
Royal writ for Bosham. No.714.
Charter of John. No.947.
Writ of Edward II. No.948.
f.111 (239) Writ for Bosham. No.949.
Inquisition on same. Nos.950-952.
f.112 (240) Declaration concerning the Broyle. No.953.
f.113 (241) Taxation of Pope Nicholas for the diocese. No.954.
f.123 (251) Possessions of religious in the diocese. Nos. 955 and 956.
f.133 (261) Peter's Pence in the diocese. Nos. 957 & 958.
Mentioned in H.M.C., p.185.
f.134 (262) Taxation of Pope Nicholas for England (totals only).
f.136 (264) Monition of an archiepiscopal visitation. R.L. Poole suggests John Stratford (H.M.C., p.185).
Articles for same.
Monition for end of visitation. W., archbishop, etc.
f.137 (265) Articles for a bishop's visitation of the cathedral.
Printed by Swainson, p.59 who dates them circa 1340.
f.138 (266) Ditto about archdeacons.
ditto about rectors. [See below].
Chantry in Crawley chapel. No. 959.
f.139 (267) Articles for bishop's visitation about parish churches.
Ditto about parishioners.
f.140 (268) Ditto about religious.
f.141 (269) Sentences to be read in churches.
f.143 (271) Procuratorium for Papal court. No.960.
Procuratorium for Parliament. No.961.
f.144 (272) Procuratorium for Convocation. No.962.
Procuratorium for degrees. No.963.
Royal writ to transmit cause to ecclesiastical courts. [1377-99].
Royal writ to bishop for justices of the peace to take their oath. 20 Feb 8 Henry [IV].
The oath of the justice of the peace. French.
f.145 (273) The Statute of Marlborough.
Writ against those entering ecclesiastical lands.
On behalf of Bishop Robert [Rede]. [1408-9?].
Note of bishop's rights of wreck.
The oath of the mayor of the Staple. French.
The oath of bailiffs of liberties.
Bond of excommunicate to undergo correction before Bishop Robert [Rede].
f.146 (274) Sentence of excommunication. No.964.
Protestation of bishop for visitation of Battle abbey.
Oath of a rural dean. Mentioned by Swainson, p.63.
Oath of an apparitor.
Confirmation by Bishop Robert of the election of William Mersh as abbot of Battle on death of John Lyeburry.
f.147 (275) List of documents in the Treasury of Chichester.
LIBER P. Ep/VI/1/5 n.d
208 parchment folios
Repaired and rebound at the P.R.O. in December 1933.
The custumals in Sussex Record Society, vol. 31, were printed from the text in this volume and collated with those in Ep/VI/1/3. Charters and similar documents from this volume have been translated in Sussex Record Society, vol. 46, pp.339-358, and two others appear in Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 1, p.47, and vol. 2, p. 123.
This volume has both arabic and roman foliation as well as modern pencil, and they are mostly in agreement.
ff.1v.-4, list of contents and memoranda; ff.11-18, rentals; ff.22v.-94, custumals; ff.95-149, rentals and terriers; ff.150-158, parliamentary and other statutes; ff.161-202, charters; ff.202v.-207, memoranda.
LIBER Y. Ep/VI/1/6 15th - 16th cent
249 parchment folios
Repaired and rebound at the P.R.O. in May 1936.
This volume, which is the earliest cartulary at Chichester, was used by Mr. W. D. Peckham as the basis for Sussex Record Society, vol. 46, and he gives a full account of it in his introduction to that volume. Another account is in H.M.C., Var. Coll., I, pp. 188-193, where it is referred to as a chapter cartulary.
The early roman foliation (to which all 19th century writers refer) begins on f.56.
It has sometimes been known as the Muniment Book.
ff.4v.-43, early 16th cent. list of contents; ff. 44-55, late 16th cent. notes on chapter estates; ff.56v.-60, charters (15th cent, copies); ff.62v.-71, miscellaneous charters; ff.72-144, charters relating to the diocese; ff.145v.-225, charters relating to the chapter; ff.226-232, charters (15th cent. copies); ff.233-249, memoranda.
Two parts of the former Liber D which are of particular Sussex interest. Ep/VI/1/7 n.d
RENTALS Ep/VI/2 1552-1894
The reference Ep/VI/2/15 has not been allocated
Rentals and custumal Ep/VI/2/1 Jan. 1551/2, 1634
Bound in part of medieval MS.
With occasional marginal notes to 1634
f.i, rental of property in Lewes; ff.1-6, Selsey; ff.7-12, Sidlesham; ff.12v.- 16, Cakeham; ff.16v.-19, Aldingbourne; ff.19v.-22, Waltham; ff.22v.-23, Houghton; ff.23-26, Amberley; ff.26-28, Rackham; ff.28-29, Ferring and Fure; ff.30-31, Billingshurst; ff.31-36, Streatham; ff.36v.-39, Preston; ff.39-40, Heathfield; ff.40-41, Bishopstone; ff.41v.-45, Bexhill; f.45v., memoranda.
Rental of property in Preston, printed (from another copy) in Brighton and Hove Archaelogist, vol. I (1914) p.29
[no title] Ep/VI/2/2 c.1700-1710
9 parchment ff.
Filed at head.
f.1, Cakeham; f.2, Ferring and Fure; ff.2v.-4, Streatham; ff.4v.-5, Aldingbourne; ff.6-8, Amberley; ff.8v.-9, Rackham.
Parchment rental of Sussex estates, sites 1-34, with details of leases. Ep/VI/2/3 Post 1727
Parchment rental of Sussex estates, sites 35-50, with details of leases. Ep/VI/2/4 Post 1732
Copy (parchment) of Ep/VI/2/4 Ep/VI/2/5 n.d
Parchment rental of Sussex estates, sites 1-51, with details of leases. Ep/VI/2/6 Post 1743, with additions of 1777
Parchment copy of Ep/VI/2/6, with additions to 1753 Ep/VI/2/7 n.d
More legible, but with mistake in copying repeated in Ep/VI/2/8; site 34 is Aldingbourne Mill, and Amberley corn rents should be numbered 3, 4.
Rentals of Sussex estates, sites 1-34. Ep/VI/2/8 1754 and 1798
Parchment rental of Sussex estates, sites 1-50, with details of leases. Ep/VI/2/9 1754
[no title] Ep/VI/2/10 1754-1796
f.1v., memoranda; ff.2-11, Sussex rental, sites 1-50, 1754-6; ff.12v.-13, Bexhill and Cowfold pensions, 1754-6; ff.14-16, corn rents, 1754-6; ff.17-19, quitrents, 1754-6; ff.20-31, episcopal tenths, deaneries of Boxgrove and Midhurst, 1754-6; ff.32-38, London rental, sites 1-29, 1754-8; ff. 39-48, Sussex rental, sites 1-34, 1757; ff.71v.-74, dates of Sussex leases for lives, sites 2-52, 1754-99; ff.75-78, names of lives in Sussex leases, sites 1-54, 1790-9; f.79, Sussex leases for years, sites 1-50, 1773-1803; f.82, names of lives in Sussex leases, sites 2-9, 1783; f.84v., Sussex leases for years, 1773-84; f.85, details of London leases for lives, sites 1-25, post 1785; f.86, details of London leases for years, sites 5-30, post 1783, with additions to 1794; f.87v., Sussex leases for 21 years, sites 1-50, 1733-84; ff.88-89, names of lives in Sussex leases, sites 2-49, n.d.; f.89v., names of lives in London leases, sites 1-25, n.d.; f.90, London leases for 21 years, sites 5-30, 1719-96.
Some letters and papers loosely inserted. Ep/VI/2/11 1754-1806
ff. 1-54, details of fines and rents on Sussex leases, sites 1-54, 1754-1817; ff.54-82, details of fines and rents on London leases, sites 1-30, 1754-1818; ff.89-86, Bishop Buckner's notes on estates sold for land tax redemption, and repairs to "Chichester House" [the Bishop's Palace], 1799-1806.
[no title] Ep/VI/2/12 1744-1837
pp.i-iv, list of contents; pp.1-56, Sussex rental, with details of leases, sites 1-57, 1769-1838; pp.56a-56b, leases of land allotted to the bishop as lord of the manor of Amberley by the Inclosure Commissioners, 1828; p.62, reserved rents, Sussex sites 1-57; p.63, land tax redeemed; pp. 66-79, dignities, prebends and Sussex livings in the bishop's gift; p. 81, Sussex livings in Crown gift; pp. 148-147, list of contents; pp. 146-110, London rental, with details of leases, sites 1-36, 1744-1837
[no title] Ep/VI/2/13 1825-1854
ff. i-x, abstracts of Sussex and London leases, notes of fines, and memoranda, July 1825-June 1853; ff.xi-xv, index of Sussex lessees and estates; f.xvi, Sussex rental; ff.xviiiv.-36, details of Sussex leases subsisting c.1838; ff.39v.-57, details of London leases subsisting c.1838; ff.58-72, copy letters relating to London leases, 1842-1854; ff.87v.-93, accounts; f.104, list of contents; ff.104v.-109, index of lessees and premises, London and Sussex.
[no title] Ep/VI/2/14 1800-1842
This volume gives valuable information about 19th century lessees, rents, fines and cestui qui vies, and the eventual disposition of each site at the end of the century.
pp.iii-iv, memoranda; pp.vi-viii, index; pp.3-138, sites 1-61, from 1800; pp. 141-179, site 5 as divided in 1842
[no title] Ep/VI/2/16 1844-1845
ff. 1-4, tenths due Christmas 1844; f.5, tenths due Christmas 1845; ff.5-6, spiritual rents, redeemed land tax on farms and benefices, corn rents and rents on leases due Lady Day 1845; ff.7-14, rents on leases, redeemed land tax on benefices and farms, corn rents and quit rents on copyholds due Mich. 1845.
[no title] Ep/VI/2/17 1845-1846
ff. 1-4, tenths due Christmas 1845; ff.5-6, spiritual rents, redeemed land tax on farms and benefices and corn rents due Lady Day 1846; ff.6v.-7, redeemed land tax on farms and benefices due Mich. 1846; f.8, rents on leases due Lady Day 1846; ff.8v.-14, rents on leases, corn rents and quit rents on copyholds due Mich. 1846.
[no title] Ep/VI/2/18 1847-1848
ff. 1-3, tenths due Christmas 1847; ff.4-5, spiritual rents, redeemed land tax on farms and benefices and corn rents due Lady Day 1848; ff.5v.-6, redeemed land tax on farms and benefices due Mich. 1848; f.7, rents on leases due Lady Day 1848; ff.7v.-12, rents on leases, spiritual rents, corn rents and quit rents on copyholds due Mich. 1848.
[no title] Ep/VI/2/19 1853-1863
ff. 1-8, tenths, 1853-1858; ff.9-21, synodals and procurations due at episcopal visitations, 1856 and 1859; ff.21v.-22, pensions, 1854-1865; ff.23v.25, redeemed land tax on benefices, 1854-1863; ff.25v.-26, re-deemed land tax on farms, 1854-1863; ff.27-35, corn rents, 1854-1864; ff.36v.-37, redeemed land tax on farms, 1854-1859; ff.37v.-39, reserved rents, 1854-1865; ff.39v.-52, leasehold rents, 1854-1859; ff.52v.-54, quit rents on copyholds, 1854-1863
[no title] Ep/VI/2/20 1864-1866
Many papers loosely inserted.
ff. 1-5, tenths, 1864-1866; ff.7-19, synodals and procurations due at episcopal visitation 1865; ff.20-21, pensions, 1864-1866; ff.21v.-30, redeemed land tax on benefices, 1864-1866; ff.30v.-33, redeemed land tax on farms, 1864-1866; ff.33v.-39, corn rents, 1864-1867; ff.39v.-45, reserved rents, 1864-1866; ff.45v.-55, leasehold rents, 1864-1866; ff.55v.- 56, quit rents on copyholds, 1864-1866.
Draft book Ep/VI/2/21 n.d
Most entries crossed out, but giving details of all proceedings leading to enfranchisement of each property, from 1852.
pp.i-xii, index of persons; pp. 1-85, enfranchisement of copyholds, mostly episcopal; pp. 180-86, enfranchisement of episcopal and capitular copyholds.
Draft book Ep/VI/2/22 1871-1894
Most entries crossed out, but giving details of all proceedings leading to enfranchisement of each property
pp.i-xii, index of persons; pp.1-179, enfranchisement of copyholds on Ecclesiastical Commissioners' estates (formerly episcopal and capitular).
LAND TAX REDEMPTION Ep/VI/3 1798-1843
Receipts, letters, certificates of redemption and other papers Ep/VI/3/1 1798-1815
Some relate to episcopal offices as well as to estates.
Accounts for land tax on benefices, with names of incumbents Ep/VI/3/2 1834-1843
ACCOUNT BOOKS Ep/VI/4 1521-1871
These accounts supplement the Court account books (Ep/I/43).
[no title] Ep/VI/4/1 1351-1646
Bound in leather-covered boards, the interiors covered with part of a medieval MS. A number of folios has been cut out.
f.2, "Ric[ard]us Boughton, primo die Julij 1646"; ff.5-42, accounts, 1521-1527; ff.43-44, procurations, episcopal visitation, 1576; ff.45-50, accounts, 1528-1529; ff.51-56, survey of Streatham manor, Jan. 1552/3; ff.70-74, 1534-1535; ff.75-86, accounts, 1572-1575; ff.87-91, episcopal rental, 1555; f.94, two episcopal mandates for clerical subsidy, 1577; ff.98v.-99, two fee lists (early and late 16th cent.) and copy of Exchequer proceedings, 1351
Receipts Ep/VI/4/2 1635-1636
Receipts Ep/VI/4/2a 1635-1637
[no title] Ep/VI/4/3 1636-1638
Conditions of access:
ff. 1-14, receiver's accounts, 1636-1638; ff.28-21, household accounts, 1636-1638
John Dear's accounts Ep/VI/4/5-17 Nov. 1733, Aug. 1734, Dec. 1734, Aug. 1735, Nov. 1735, Aug. 1736, Sep. 1737, Apr. 1738, Sep. 1738, Jan. 1738/9, Sep. 1739, Jan. 1739/40, Dec. 1740
Appparitors' and visitation account Ep/VI/4/18 July 1833-Mar. 1837
Including the peculiars.
Copyhold fines Ep/VI/4/19 Sep. 1833-Sep. 1838
[no title] Ep/VI/4/20 1836-1858
ff. 1-8, notes on probate fees and other revenue; f.9, memoranda; ff.10-151, receiver's accounts, Sep. 1836-Sep. 1858; f.152, J. B. Freeland's account as acting registrar in the archdeaconry, Mar. 1837-Sep. 1839
Receiver's accounts Ep/VI/4/21 Sep. 1840-Mar. 1846
Receiver's accounts Ep/VI/4/22 Dec. 1858-Dec. 1871
ff. 1-83 only. Accounts for 1869 and 1871 are loose in this volume.
Account and quietus from the Exchequer for fees collected by the Bishop of Chichester under royal grant of temp. Edward III Ep/VI/4/23 c.1675-1685
15 Parchment membranes
Repaired and filed.
ORIGINAL ACCOUNTS Ep/VI/5 1724-1891
Many have suffered badly from damp.
These are mainly the loose papers from which the relevant volumes in Ep/VI/4 were compiled (1724-1860)
They also include procurations and tenths (1731-1797), chancellors' accounts (1754-1806), annual accounts for work done on the bishop's palace (1765-1796), archdeacons' accounts (1804-1840), lists of clergy cited to attend visitations (1813-1818) and Bishopstone tithe accounts (1854-1891).
ROUGH ACCOUNT BOOKS Ep/VI/6 1838-1900
These include payments and receipts for the Diocesan Registry and Chapter Clerk's Office.
Rough Account Books Ep/VI/6/1 1838-1856
Rough Account Books Ep/VI/6/2 1862-1867
Rough Account Books Ep/VI/6/3 1886-1889
Rough Account Books Ep/VI/6/4 1892-1895
Rough Account Books Ep/VI/6/5 1895-1898
Rough Account Books Ep/VI/6/6 1898-1900
DAYBOOKS Ep/VI/7 1833-1861
These include payments and receipts for the Diocesan Registry and Chapter Clerk's Office.
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/1 Aug. 1833-Mar. 1838
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/2 Apr. 1838-Aug. 1840
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/3 Aug. 1840-Dec. 1843
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/4 Oct. 1843-Apr. 1846
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/5 Apr. 1846-Dec. 1849
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/6 Jan. 1850-1853
pp. 1-295 only.
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/7 Jan. 1840-Dec. 1845
Not a duplicate
Daybooks Ep/VI/7/8 Dec. 1845-Jan. 1851
Not a duplicate
Probate Registry Day Book Ep/VI/7/9 Jan 1858-Mar. 1861
LEDGERS Ep/VI/8 1832-1853
These include the business in the Diocesan Registry and Chapter Clerk's Office.
Ledgers Ep/VI/8/1 Jan. 1832-Oct. 1842
Ledgers Ep/VI/8/2 Sep. 1842-Mar. 1851
Ledgers Ep/VI/8/3 Oct. 1849-Mar. 1853
pp. 1-142 only; indexed.
CASH BOOKS Ep/VI/9 1836-1854
These include financial transactions in the Diocesan Registry and Chapter Clerk's Office.
Cash Books Ep/VI/9/1 June 1836-Mar. 1841
Cash Books Ep/VI/9/2 Mar. 1841-Feb. 1847
Cash Books Ep/VI/9/3 Feb. 1847-Oct. 1852
Cash Books Ep/VI/9/4 Aug. 1852-Sep. 1854
MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT BOOKS Ep/VI/10 1833-1864
These volumes are the residue from the previous groups of accounts; they often include chapter business.
"L.D." [? Lady Day] accounts Ep/VI/10/1 1833
Tenths and procurations Ep/VI/10/2 July 1837-July 1840
Cash book Ep/VI/10/3 June 1836-Jan. 1844
Bank book Ep/VI/10/4 1852-1858
Bank book Ep/VI/10/5 1856-1864
PIE POWDER COURT BOOK AND PAPERS Ep/VI/11 1582-1801
The right to hold a fair between 5 and 13 October annually on Sloe Fair Field in Chichester was first granted to the bishop by Henry I, c. 1107-8. During that period the jurisdiction of the mayor and corporation of Chichester was completely in abeyance and during the 18th century this led to frequent disputes between the bishop and corporation. In 1807 the bishop surrendered his rights to the corporation.
Victoria County History, Sussex, vol. III (1935), p. 97.
"Curia Pavilionis Cicestr[ensis] Ep[iscop]i." The order is very confused. Ep/VI/11/1 1582-1801
ff. 1-2, copy of court rolls, 1582 and 1686; ff.3-5, court rolls, 1677 and 1683; ff.6-7, action for assault at the fair, 1702; ff.8-9, courts, 1752-1759; ff.10-19, courts, 1767-1801; ff.22-23, courts, 1760-1766; ff.24-30 (recto), courts, 1729-1736; ff.30-24 (verso), courts. 1737-1748; f.31 (inside back cover), courts, 1749-1751.
Loose papers found inside Ep/VI/11/1 Ep/VI/11/2 1688-1800
They include accounts of the court, appointment and presentment of bailiffs and delivery of the keys
One account has been printed in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 56, p. 97.
MANOR COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/12 1502-1692
The records of later courts appear under the individual manors below. About 1561 Elizabeth I exchanged certain impropriate rectories for some of the episcopal manors
Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1560-1563, p. 33
[no title] Ep/VI/12/1 1502 - 1505
Being two gatherings sewn together at a later date. ff.1-8, 51-60, Manhood Hundred, Sep. 1502-July 1505; ff.9-50, 61-62, manors of Chichester Palace, Amberley, Aldingbourne, Cakeham, Selsey, Sidlesham, Streatham, Drungewyke, Ferring, Preston, Bishopston, Bexhill and Ticehurst, and Tipnoke Hundred Aug.-Oct. 1504.
[no title] Ep/VI/12/2 1527-1530
Late 17th cent. copy with some mistakes in transcription. ff.1-92, manors of Westergate, Cakeham, Aldingbourne, Ferring, Bexhill and Amberley, Streatham and Tipnoke Hundred, Apr. 1527-May 1530; ff.93-127, Manhood Hundred, Oct. 1527-Sep. 1530.
Manors of Sidlesham, Selsey, Cakeham, Aldingbourne, Amberley, Ferring, Preston, Bishopston, Litlington and Streatham, and Hundreds of Bexhill and Tipnoke Ep/VI/12/3 Sep. and Oct. 1537
Manors of Aldingbourne, Amberley, Bexhill, Bishopston, Cakeham, Ferring, Litlington, Preston, Selsey, Sidlesham and Streatham, and Hundreds of Manhood and Tipnoke. Ep/VI/12/4 1546-1552
f.4, memoranda; ff.5-25, Easter 1546; f.33v., memoranda; ff.34-55, Easter 1547; ff.60-80, Mich. 1547; ff.84-107, Easter 1548; ff.112-211, Mich. 1548; ff.212-227, Easter 1549; ff.232-250, Mich. 1549; ff.254-268, Easter 1550; ff.274-297, Mich. 1550; ff.304-322, Easter 1551; ff.326-348, Mich. 1551; ff.354-355, Sidlesham prebend, June 1552.
Manors and hundreds as in Ep/VI/12/4. Ep/VI/12/5 Mich. 1553-Easter 1554
See Ep/VI/12/5a for transcript. The gap between Ep/VI/12/4 and 5 is filled by a court book in the Gloucestershire Record Office (Sherborne MSS.).
Transcript by Mr. W. D. Peckham of Ep/VI/12/5, ff.1-19. Ep/VI/12/5a
Manors of Aldingbourne, Amberley, Cakeham, Ferring and Streatham, and Hundreds of Manhood and Tipnoke. Ep/VI/12/6 1560 - 1565
pp. 1-315, Easter 1560-Easter 1565; pp.317-322, lists of tenants owing suits, n.d.
Manors and hundreds as in Ep/VI/12/6. Ep/VI/12/7 [Easter] 1582-Mich. 1585
Bound in part of a deed (1632) relating to Barngates and Lidsey tithes.
Manors and hundreds as in Ep/VI/12/6. Ep/VI/12/8 1595-1596
Bound in a grant of the office of bailiff of Manhood (1593).
ff.1-16, receipts at courts; f.17, recipe for ink.
Manors and hundreds as in Ep/VI/12/6. Ep/VI/12/9 Easter 1605-Easter 1619
In remains of blind stamped leather cover.
Contemporary index to Ep/VI/12/9. Ep/VI/12/9a n.d
Manors and hundreds as in Ep/VI/12/6. Ep/VI/12/10 Mich. 1628-Easter 1643
Manors and hundreds as in Ep/VI/12/6 Ep/VI/12/11 Easter 1688-Easter 1692
Wrapped in part of a contemporary mortgage from James Butler to Cicely Osbaston
ALDINGBOURNE COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/13 1648, 1661, 1663-1665, 1667, 1670-1681, 1683-1687, 1692-1698, 1701
ALDINGBOURNE COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/14 1670-1948
Court Books Ep/VI/14/1 Apr. 1670-Apr. 1751
Court Books Ep/VI/14/2 Oct. 1751-May 1797
Court Books Ep/VI/14/3 May 1798-Oct. 1831
Court Books Ep/VI/14/4 Jan. 1832-Oct. 1851
Court Books Ep/VI/14/5 Apr. 1852-Apr. 1873
Court Books Ep/VI/14/6 Apr. 1873-June 1896
Court Books Ep/VI/14/7 June 1896-Dec. 1948
ALDINGBOURNE DRAFT COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/15 1737-1791
Court Books Ep/VI/15/1-6 Oct. 1737-Apr. 1791
ALDINGBOURNE COURT ABSTRACTS Ep/VI/16 1606-1768
These, and the other abstracts, are the work of Francis Dear, who tried to trace the descent of each piece of land in the manor. They are abstracts of the court rolls and court books arranged by sites, each being numbered.
Court Abstracts Ep/VI/16/1 1606-1660, 1670-1768
ff. 1-19, 1606-1660; ff.51-23, 1670-1768.
Court Abstracts Ep/VI/16/2 n.d
Copy of part of Ep/VI/16/1.
Court Abstracts Ep/VI/16/3 1764, 1670
ff. 1-8, rental, 1764; ff.9-15, abstract, 1670
ALDINGBOURNE RENTALS Ep/VI/17 1725-1895
Rentals Ep/VI/17/0 Mar. 1725
Rentals Ep/VI/17/1 Mar. 1728
Rentals Ep/VI/17/2 Mar. 1737
Rentals Ep/VI/17/3 1742
And notes on the parliamentary survey
Rentals Ep/VI/17/4 1880-1895
ALDINGBOURNE SURVEY Ep/VI/18 1647
The parliamentary survey of episcopal lands in Sussex has not survived as a whole, but there are copies of parts of it amongst these records.
A copy of the inquisition made for the compiling of the parliamentary survey. Ep/VI/18/1 11 Mar. 1646/7
Filed at the head and rolled in part of an 18th century deed.
ALDINGBOURNE COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/19 1692-1948
AMBERLEY COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/19A 1295-1508
Court Rolls Ep/VI/19A/1 1295-1296, 1306-1307, 1348-1349, 1368-1373, 1418-1419, 1438, 1494-1508
Now guarded and filed
Amberley Court Rolls Ep/VI/20 1641-1665, 1667-1687
AMBERLEY COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/21 1670-1936
Court Books Ep/VI/21/1 Apr. 1670-Oct. 1727
Court Books Ep/VI/21/2 May 1728-Oct. 1760
Court Books Ep/VI/21/3 May 1761-Oct. 1787
Court Books Ep/VI/21/4 Oct. 1787-Oct. 1814
Court Books Ep/VI/21/5 Nov. 1814-Mar. 1836
Court Books Ep/VI/21/6 Apr. 1836-Apr. 1845
Court Books Ep/VI/21/7 Oct. 1845-Oct. 1853
Court Books Ep/VI/21/8 May 1854-Apr. 1859
Court Books Ep/VI/21/9 Oct. 1859-Oct. 1869
Court Books Ep/VI/21/10 May 1870-May 1882
Court Books Ep/VI/21/11 Oct. 1882-July 1898
Court Books Ep/VI/21/12 Aug. 1898-Feb. 1915
Court Books Ep/VI/21/13 May 1915-Nov. 1936
AMBERLEY DRAFT COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/22 1737-1844
Draft Court Book Ep/VI/22/1-11 Oct. 1737-Oct. 1789
Draft Court Book Ep/VI/22/12 Oct. 1844
AMBERLEY COURT ABSTRACTS Ep/VI/23 1606-1763
Abstract Ep/VI/23/1 1606-1671
Abstract Ep/VI/23/2 1671-1763
Copy of part of Ep/VI/23/2. Ep/VI/23/3 n.d
Copy of Ep/VI/23/3. Ep/VI/23/4 n.d
Abstract Ep/VI/23/5 c.1760
ff. 49-52, index of properties.
AMBERLEY SURVEYS Ep/VI/24 -1866
[no title] Ep/VI/24/1 1650-1722
Originally two separate volumes, compiled in the 18th cent. ff.9-14, notes from court books, 1650-1722; ff.15-39, index, and memoranda from earlier court books; ff.44-136, copy of Ep/VI/20, June 1644-Oct. 1668; ff.140-193, copy of Ep/VI/20, May 1653-Apr. 1668.
[no title] Ep/VI/24/2 1647-1742
ff. 1-55, copy of parliamentary survey , with additional notes, 1702 and 1742; ff.57-125, abstract of court books; ff.109-103, copy of inquisition made for the compiling of the parliamentary survey, June 1647.
[no title] Ep/VI/24/3 n.d
(Incomplete at end); copy of Ep/VI/24/2, ff.1-55.
Copy of the customaries of the manor Ep/VI/24/4 19th cent
Customaries and boundaries of the manor. Ep/VI/24/5 n.d
Original of Ep/VI/24/4. Ep/VI/24/6 n.d
[no title] Ep/VI/24/7 1686-1719
ff. 1v.-53, copy of Ep/VI/24/2, ff.1-55; ff.55v.-58, index of persons; ff.59v.-64, rentals
Files made up by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, containing surveys, valuations, terriers and letters relating to land in Cold Waltham and Amberley parishes and the Amberley estate Ep/VI/24/8 1836-66
AMBERLEY COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/25 1647-1937
The main series runs from 1690 to 1937, but there are 12 papers for 1647-1689.
AMBERLEY INCLOSURE AWARD Ep/VI/26 1828
The documents described were retained by the bishop's steward.
For details of the Amberley Inclosure Award and Map, see Catalogue of Sussex Maps, vol. 2
[no title] Ep/VI/26/1 Mar. 1828
pp.i-xxi, Act 50 Geo. III c.35; pp.xxv-xxxii, Act 53 Geo. III c.43; pp.xxxv-xxxvii, list of contents; pp.1-204, inclosure award, with maps of Amberley, Rackham and Cold Waltham
[no title] Ep/VI/26/2 1828
pp.v-vi, index of persons; pp.1-174, admissions under the award at a special court baron, Oct. 1828; pp.213-233, Act 50 Geo. III c.35; pp.237-246, Act 53 Geo. III c.43.
[no title] Ep/VI/26/3 n.d
f.1, memoranda; ff.2-23, reference to the award maps; ff.46-39v., pencilled calculations; ff.47-48 (loose), letter and notes of surveyor.
Parish assessment Ep/VI/26/4 1812
ff. 1v.-12 only.
Later tracing from award for Wisborough Green and Fittleworth. Ep/VI/26/5 n.d
Extract from the award made 1872 Ep/VI/26/6 1894
Amberley Inclosure Award Ep/VI/27 1828
The documents described were retained by the bishop's steward.
For details of the Amberley Inclosure Award and Map, see Catalogue of Sussex Maps, vol. 2
Inclosure commissioners' minutes; bills; draft copy of award; other papers Ep/VI/27 n.d
Conditions of access:
AMBERLEY ACCOUNTS Ep/VI/28A
Account roll Ep/VI/28A Michaelmas 1466 to Michaelmas 1467
CAKEHAM COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/29 1641-1659, 1661-1687, 1695-1697
CAKEHAM AND MANHOOD COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/30 1670-1937
Court Books Ep/VI/30/1 Apr. 1670-Apr. 1762
Court Books Ep/VI/30/2 Oct. 1762-Nov. 1805
Court Books Ep/VI/30/3 Nov. 1805-Apr. 1849
Court Books Ep/VI/30/4 Apr. 1849-Oct. 1883
Court Books Ep/VI/30/5 Feb. 1884-Aug. 1937
CAKEHAM AND MANHOOD DRAFT COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/31 1737-1791
Court Books Ep/VI/31/1-4 Apr. 1737-Apr. 1791
CAKEHAM COURT ABSTRACTS Ep/VI/32
CAKEHAM SURVEYS Ep/VI/33 1647-1853
A copy of the inquisition, 1647, made for compiling the survey. Ep/VI/33/1 1701
Filed at the head and rolled in part of an 18th century deed.
Includes [...] customal of the manor.
Surveys, valuations and terriers relating to land in West Wittering Ep/VI/33/2 1841-1853
CAKEHAM COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/34 1700-1937
FERRING AND FURE COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/35 1642-1687; 1642-1687, and 1 n.d
FERRING AND FURE COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/36 1670-1935
Court Book Ep/VI/36/1 Apr. 1670-Apr. 1804
Court Book Ep/VI/36/2 Oct. 1804-May 1862
Court Book Ep/VI/36/3 Dec. 1860-Nov. 1935
FERRING AND FURE DRAFT COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/37 1736-1791
Court Book Ep/VI/37/1-4 Oct. 1736-Apr. 1791
FERRING AND FURE COURT ABSTRACTS Ep/VI/37A 1761
Court Book Ep/VI/37A/1 Sep. 1761
Abstracts of court rolls
FERRING AND FURE SURVEYS Ep/VI/37B 1647-1851
Copy [c.1700] of the inquisition made for compiling the parliamentary survey Ep/VI/37B/1 June 1647
Surveys, valuations, terriers and other documents in a file compiled by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners Ep/VI/37B/2 1840-1851
FERRING AND FURE COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/38 1700-1909
MANHOOD HUNDRED COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/38A c.1400-1483
Court Rolls Ep/VI/38A/1 n.d. temp Edw III, 1400, 1420, 1437, 1454-1455, 1468-1469, 1470-1471, 1482-1483, n.d
Now guarded and filed
Manhood Hundred Court Rolls Ep/VI/39 1671-1697
Court Rolls Ep/VI/39/1-5 1671, 1672, 1681, 1695, 1697
From 1670 the hundred courts were entered in the Cakeham court books (Ep/VI/30 and 31).
MANHOOD HUNDRED COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/40 1700-1863
STREATHAM COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/41/1-28 1660-1665, 1667-1688
STREATHAM AND TIPNOKE COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/42 1670-1935
Court Book Ep/VI/42/1 Apr. 1670-Apr. 1731
Court Book Ep/VI/42/2 Apr. 1731-Oct. 1767
Court Book Ep/VI/42/3 Oct. 1767-Oct. 1814
Court Book Ep/VI/42/4 Apr. 1815-Oct. 1846
Court Book Ep/VI/42/5 May 1847-Oct. 1870
Court Book Ep/VI/42/6 Apr. 1871-Nov. 1900
Court Book Ep/VI/42/7 Sep. 1901-Dec. 1935
STREATHAM AND TIPNOKE DRAFT COURT BOOKS Ep/VI/43 1737-1791
Court book Ep/VI/43/1-8 Oct. 1737-Apr. 1791
STREATHAM PARLIAMENTARY SURVEY Ep/VI/44 1647
[no title] Ep/VI/44/1 1679
For typescript copy see WSRO MP1298
Filed at head and rolled in part of an 18th cent. deed. Copy of the inquisition, 1647, made for compiling the parliamentary survey
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS RELATING TO STREATHAM AND OTHER MANORS Ep/VI/45 1619-1868
[no title] Ep/VI/45/1 Feb. 1618/9
An exemplification of this decree is Ep/VI/56/11/1.
Copy decree in Chancery establishing the customs of Streatham manor
Cakeham court rolls Ep/VI/45/2 Mainly 18th cent; Oct. 1641-Oct. 1647
Consisting of several volumes of different sizes bound together
ff.59-65, notes from various court books, 1641-1722; ff.66-77, an account of the bishop's liberties; ff.78-84, notes of episcopal revenues from "Mr. Greystocks book"; ff.88-101, notes and index from Ferring court books; ff.102-105, notes on Tipnoke, Manhood and Aldingbourne courts; ff.108-122, notes and index from Aldingbourne court books; ff.123-124, notes on Ferring court books; ff.125-140, notes and index from Cakeham court books; ff.141-160, notes and index from Streatham court books; ff.161-204, Streatham court rolls, Apr. 1660-Apr. 1669; ff.209-217, customs of Streatham; ff.221-246, rentals of Streatham, 1639-1724; ff.247-253, survey of Streatham, Jan. 1552/3, copied from Ep/VI/4/1, ff.51-56.
Surveys, valuations, terriers and letters relating to land in Henfield Ep/VI/45/3 1842-1868
This file was made up by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
STREATHAM COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/46 1699-1939
TIPNOKE HUNDRED COURT ROLLS Ep/VI/47/1-13 1670-1672, 1677-1683, 1685-1687
TIPNOKE HUNDRED COURT PAPERS Ep/VI/48 1700-1848
BIRDHAM COMMON INCLOSURE AWARD Ep/VI/49 1793
The bishop owned the common as lord of Manhood Hundred. It was inclosed in 1793 under the Act 31 Geo. III c. 32.
The official copy of the award and map are deposited in the W.S.R.O. (QDD/6/W5); for details see Catalogue of Sussex Maps, vol. 2
[no title or date] Ep/VI/49/1 and 5
(Printed); Act, 31 Geo. III c. 32.
Copies of the award Ep/VI/49/2-4 Aug. 1793
WEST WITTERING COMMON INCLOSURE AWARD Ep/VI/50 1793
The bishop owned the common as lord of Manhood Hundred. It was inclosed in 1793 under the Act 31 Geo. III c. 33.
The official copy of the award and map are deposited in the W.S.R.O. (QDD/6/W4); for details see Catalogue of Sussex Maps, vol. 2
Copies of the award Ep/VI/50/1, 2 Aug. 1793
LONDON ESTATE REGISTERS OF LEASES Ep/VI/51 1700-1854
Other leases are registered in Ep/VI/55/1.
Registers of leases Ep/VI/51/1 Feb. 1699/1700-June 1789
f.i, index of lessees; with notes of later leases (not chronological)
Registers of leases Ep/VI/51/2 June 1768-Oct. 1833
pp.428-434, index of lessees.
Registers of leases Ep/VI/51/3 Nov. 1834-Feb. 1854
With plans of sites; pp.410-416, index of lessees.
LONDON ESTATE RENTALS Ep/VI/52 1722-1846
For other London rentals see Ep/VI/2/10-13.
Gives details of leases Ep/VI/52/1 Feb. 1694/5-June 1722; 1737
With additions to Sep. 1737.
Copy of Ep/VI/52/1, with additions to June 1737 and index of names. Ep/VI/52/1a 1694-1722, 1737
Gives details of leases Ep/VI/52/2 Feb. 1699/1700-June 1737; 1753
With additions to Feb. 1753.
[no title] Ep/VI/52/3 1824
pp.3-4, list of properties; pp.5-75, rental giving details of leases and fines; p.77, note on Symonds Inn estate; p.79, land tax redemption; p.81, reserved rents; pp.83-85, number of houses in each property.
[no title] Ep/VI/52/4 1824, 1825
pp.1-43, rough copy of Ep/VI/52/3; p.54, list of Sussex livings in the Crown gift; pp.75-56, value of Cathedral dignities and Sussex livings in the bishop's gift, with list of sequestrations, 1825; p.78, land tax redemption; p.79, reserved rents; pp.140-84, rental of episcopal estates in Sussex, 1824, with later additions; pp.144-141, list of Sussex properties and index to pp.140-54.
[no title] Ep/VI/52/5 1842-1846
f.i, index of properties; f.iii, "Plan of the Estate of The Lord Bishop of Chichester situate in and about Chancery Lane"; pp. 1-13, rental with extensive notes and plans of sites.
LONDON ESTATE LEASES Ep/VI/53
Details of other leases can sometimes be obtained from the registers (Ep/VI/51 and Ep/VI/55/1) and the rentals (particularly Ep/VI/2/11 and 13), which often give names and ages of the cestui qui vies.
These are the surviving leases (and allied papers) relating to episcopal property in and around Chancery Lane, London.
The registers are not comprehensive. The original site numbers of these properties are indicated here by the figure after Ep/VI/53/
In c.1820, the properties were identified more precisely and divided into smaller units which were then re-numbered as follows:-
1. Red Peruke, Chancery Lane (1)
2. 21 houses in White's Alley (2 and 4)
3. Messuage in Chancery Lane (3)
4. Messuage in Chancery Lane and Rooms in Breams Buildings (5)
5. 2 messuages etc. in Breams Buildings (6)
6. 2 messuages in Chancery Lane (7)
7. Messuage corner of Breams Buildings (8)
8. 3 messuages, now 2, in Chancery Lane (9)
9. 2 messuages in Chancery Lane (9)
10. Messuage in Chancery Lane (10)
11. 12 houses in Bishop's Court, Chancery Lane (13)
12. Baptist Head Chambers (15)
13. Several messuages in Tenter Yard (16)
14. 3 messuages in White's Alley (18)
15. 6 messuages in White's Alley (18)
16. Messuage in Chancery Lane (21)
17. City of Durham, White's Alley (22)
18. House and yard in Chancery Lane (23)
19. 5 messuages in Chichester Rents (24)
20. 8 messuages in Chichester Rents (25)
21. 2 messuages in Breams Buildings (26)
22. Messuage in Chancery Lane (27)
23. Messuage in Breams Buildings (28)
24. 2 messuages in Breams Buildings (29)
25. Messuage in Breams Buildings (30)
26. 6 houses in White's Alley (14)
27. Three Crowns, Chancery Lane, and 5 messuages (19)
28. Bonds Stables (11 and 12)
29. White Swan, White's Alley (2 and 4)
30-36. Symond's Inn (20)
30. Chambers, etc.
31. Cellars, etc.
32. Rooms, etc.
33. Rooms, etc.
34. Chambers, etc.
35. Shop and rooms, etc.
36. Coffee House, etc.
Although the original number is in brackets, it will be seen that the geographical location of the divided properties does not always appear to correspond with the site of the original property, but the deeds, whether of a whole or undivided property, are physically stored under the original number.
Bundles of later deeds (Ep/VI/53/31-43), without site numbers are identified by modern house and street names
Many of the leases in Ep/VI/53/31-43 are endorsed with details of transactions to 1925.
Red Peruke, Chancery Lane, late The Crown Ep/VI/53/1 1751-1843
Messuages in Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/2 1749-1842
See also Ep/VI/53/4 and 22
Messuage in Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/3 1751-1853
Messuages in Tenter Yard Ep/VI/53/4 1768-1775
See also Ep/VI/53/2 and 22
Breams Buildings Ep/VI/53/5 1807-1849
Messuage in White's Alley Ep/VI/53/6 1814-1849
Messuage in Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/7 1806-1853
Messuage in Tenter Yard Ep/VI/53/8 1800-1845
Eight messuages in Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/9 1719-1854
Messuage in Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/10 1786-1849
Several messuages added to Bond Stables Ep/VI/53/11 1742-1747
A smith's shop and a little house Ep/VI/53/12
Messuages in Bishop's Court and Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/13 1803-1821
Messuages in White's Alley Ep/VI/53/14 1806-1846
St. John's Head Tavern, Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/15 1789-1850
Messuages in Tenter Yard Ep/VI/53/16 1760-1842
Messuage in White's Alley Ep/VI/53/17 1764
Messuages in White's Alley Ep/VI/53/18 1756-1854
Three Crowns, Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/19 1804-1853
Symond's Inn Ep/VI/53/20 1793-1877
Messuage in Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/21
White's Alley House and one shilling rent Ep/VI/53/22 1766-1868
See also Ep/VI/53/2 and 4
Chancery Lane House Ep/VI/53/23 1787-1813
Part of Chichester Rents Ep/VI/53/24 1745-1849
Part of Chichester Rents Ep/VI/53/25 1750-1851
Hole Out of the Wall, now Breams Buildings Ep/VI/53/26 1794-1847
Late Stokes's, White's Alley Ep/VI/53/27 1807-1853
Tenement in Breams Buildings Ep/VI/53/28 1773-1847
Unnamed in the rentals
Tenements in Breams Buildings Ep/VI/53/29 1806-1845
Unnamed in the rentals
Tenement in Breams Buildings Ep/VI/53/30 1790-1845
Unnamed in the rentals
1-10, Lees Buildings; 1-4, Bowling Pin Alley; 10, White's Alley; 13, Little White's Alley; 1 and 2 Swan Court; and houses in Birch's Lane or Place Ep/VI/53/31 1824-1880
2 Breams Buildings Ep/VI/53/32 1875
1-3 Chancery Lane, and 191 and 192 Fleet Street Ep/VI/53/33 1853
22 Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/34 1874
23, 24 Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/35 1865-1868
77 Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/36 1883
85 Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/37 1845-1859
86 Chancery Lane Ep/VI/53/38 1821-1863
King's Arms Public House, Rolls Buildings Ep/VI/53/39 1878
The Law Courts Chambers Ep/VI/53/40 1874
Lonsdale Chambers Ep/VI/53/41 1877-1879
10, 11 Rolls Buildings Ep/VI/53/42 1879
8, 9, 12, 17 White's Alley Ep/VI/53/43 1868-1878
Agreement for widening Chancery Lane, 1875, and contract for making a road from Breams Buildings to Fetter Lane, 1881. Ep/VI/53/44 [n.d.]
LONDON ESTATE MISCELLANEA Ep/VI/54 1548-1854
Copies of documents relating to lands in Chancery Lane leased to the "Guild or Fraternity of our Blessed Lady and Dunstan founded in ye parish church of St. Dunstan in ye west"; 1548-1557; copy letter to Anthony Irby, Nov. 1647. Ep/VI/54/1 1548-1557, 1647
Abstract of subsisting leases of property in the Chancery Lane area Ep/VI/54/2 c. 1854
SUSSEX ESTATE REGISTERS OF LEASES Ep/VI/55 1661-1869
The main series of London registers is in Ep/VI/51.
The first volume includes London estates
Register of leases Ep/VI/55/1 June 1661-Nov. 1733
p.i, decorated title page; pp.1-637, pp. 651-662, index of properties; pp. 663-675, index of lessees.
Register of leases Ep/VI/55/2 1734-1831
No leases were registered between Sep. 1755 and Feb. 1825. p.i, decorated title page; pp.1-323, July 1734-May 1831; pp. 324-338, index of lessees and properties; pp. 339-343 (continuation of p. 323), May 1831 and Apr. 1827.
Register of leases Ep/VI/55/3 Aug. 1832-Jan. 1845
p. 453, memorandum; pp.484-500, index of lessees.
Register of leases Ep/VI/55/4 June 1845-Mar. 1857
pp.509-530, index of lessees.
Register of leases Ep/VI/55/5 July 1857-Nov. 1869
pp.ii-xxi, index of lessees
SUSSEX ESTATE LEASES Ep/VI/56
An incomplete calendar of these documents is available in the Diocesan Record Office (Ep/I/88/5).
Details of other leases can sometimes be obtained from the registers (Ep/VI/55) and the rentals (particularly Ep/VI/2/11 and 14), which often give names and ages of the cestui qui vies.
These are the surviving leases (and allied papers) relating to episcopal property in Sussex.
The registers are not comprehensive, and no episcopal leases of Sussex property were registered between Sep. 1755 and Feb. 1825.
The site numbers of these estates (indicated here by the figure after Ep/VI/56/) remained the same, although the parts of Broyle Farm (site 5), which had been divided in 1811, were re-divided and re-numbered in 1842.
Aldingbourne Park or Place Ep/VI/56/1 1730-1876
Aldingbourne Farm Ep/VI/56/2 1746-1865
Amberley Rectory and Farms and Amberley Castle (held together) Ep/VI/56/3 and 4 1759-1868
Broyle Farm [Chichester St. Peter the Great and St. Pancras] Ep/VI/56/5 1735-1869
Cakeham Farm Ep/VI/56/6 1780-1866
Ferring Farm Ep/VI/56/7 1732-1852
Henfield Park and Parsonage (held together) Ep/VI/56/8 and 9 1722-1829
Sheephouse Lands [Aldingbourne] Ep/VI/56/10 1721-1842
Streatham Farm [Henfield] Ep/VI/56/11 1619-1863
Brighton Rectory Ep/VI/56/12 1727-1799
Bishopston Prebend Ep/VI/56/13 1705-1869
Coldwaltham Parsonage Ep/VI/56/14 1726-1853
Houghton Parsonage Ep/VI/56/15 1746-1800
Littlehampton Rectory Ep/VI/56/16 1739-1882
Rudgwick Rectory Ep/VI/56/17 1720, 1764
Walberton Rectory Ep/VI/56/18 1752-1840
Butchers Row [West Street, Chichester] Ep/VI/56/19 1701-1816
Tinkers in Amberley Manor [Wisborough Green] Ep/VI/56/20 1707-1854
Tenement in Aldingbourne Ep/VI/56/21 1752-1862
Messuage and ½ acre in Aldingbourne Ep/VI/56/22 1732-1839
Hundred Steddle House [Birdham] Ep/VI/56/23
House at Hundred Steddle [Birdham] Ep/VI/56/24 1738-1868
Millballs in Amberley Ep/VI/56/25 1754-1866
Mockbeggars, Wisborough Green Ep/VI/56/26 1765-1854
Land at Wisborough Green Ep/VI/56/27 1739-1853
Cottage in Fittleworth Ep/VI/56/28 1739-1852
Tenement in Wisborough Green Ep/VI/56/29 1726-1863
Copperas Stones [Cakeham Manor in West Wittering] Ep/VI/56/30 1752-1860
Chalk Pits in Houghton Ep/VI/56/31 1754-1788
Fittleworth Mills Ep/VI/56/32
Birdham Mill Ep/VI/56/33 1746-1859
Aldingbourne Mill[s] Ep/VI/56/34 1708-1865
Cottage and Land in Rush Lane, Aldingbourne Ep/VI/56/35 1702-1862
Caters and Bushey Closes, Aldingbourne Ep/VI/56/36 1743-1863
Messuage in Henfield Ep/VI/56/37 1745-1868
Cottage and Land in Amberley Ep/VI/56/38 1765-1848
This is the same site as Ep/VI/56/22. Ep/VI/56/39 n.d
Cottage in Ashfold [Wisborough Green] Ep/VI/56/40 1735-1858
Cottage in Aldingbourne Ep/VI/56/41 1728-1826
Land in Amberley Ep/VI/56/42 1764
Cottage and Land in Watersfield [Coldwaltham] Ep/VI/56/43 1754-1866
Tavern Acre in Amberley, temp. Eliz. I Ep/VI/56/44
North Mead in Amberley Ep/VI/56/45 n.d
Messuage and Lands in West Wittering Ep/VI/56/46 1714-1869
Messuage and Land in West Wittering Ep/VI/56/47 1684-1869
Tenement and Garden in Henfield Ep/VI/56/48 1738-1868
Bishops Wood in Slaugham Chace Ep/VI/56/49 1732-1864
Cottage in Aldingbourne Ep/VI/56/50 1733-1861
Part of Westergate Common Ep/VI/56/51 1777-1856
Part of Birdham Common Ep/VI/56/52 1793-1863
Part of Birdham Common Ep/VI/56/53 1793-1857
Part of West Wittering Common Ep/VI/56/54 1793-1859
Chalk Pit in Amberley Ep/VI/56/55 1805
Part of West Itchenor Common Ep/VI/56/56 1807-1858
Part of Bishop's Acre in Amberley Ep/VI/56/57 1821
Allotment in Amberley Ep/VI/56/58 1821
Allotment on Coldwaltham Common Ep/VI/56/59 1828-1855
Allotment on Rackham Common Ep/VI/56/60 1828-1868
Allotment on Coldwaltham Common Ep/VI/56/61 n.d
MISCELLANEOUS SURVEYS Ep/VI/57 1750-1880
These bundles consist of loose papers arranged and filed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the late 19th cent.
Valuations, land in Birdham Ep/VI/57/1 1848-1860
Terrier, valuations and plan, the Broyle, Chichester Ep/VI/57/2 -1859
Valuations and plan, land in Fittleworth Ep/VI/57/3 1852-1869
Valuation, land in Itchenor Ep/VI/57/4 1849
Valuations and plan, land in Slaugham Ep/VI/57/5 1839-1861
Valuations, Walberton rectory Ep/VI/57/6 1839 and 1845
Valuations and plan, land in Wisborough Green Ep/VI/57/7 1841-1863
Valuations and papers, land in Aldingbourne Ep/VI/57/8 1838-1861
Copy of part of Henfield Tithe Map Ep/VI/57/9 1860
Copy of Inclosure Map of the Manor of Amberley in Wisborough Green and Fittleworth Ep/VI/57/10 1878
Tracing of Aldingbourne Inclosure Award Map Ep/VI/57/11 1876
Map of Epsicopal Estates in Pagham Ep/VI/57/12,13 c. 1853
Map of Episcopal Estates in Pagham Ep/VI/57/14 1880
CORRESPONDENCE (EPISCOPAL ESTATES) Ep/VI/58 1743-1863
Papers, mostly letters, relating to episcopal estates, particularly new leases, valuations, depreciation of the property and income tax returns.
CORRESPONDENCE (RAILWAYS) Ep/VI/59 1836-1853
J. B. Freeland kept all his correspondence relating to railway schemes in one group. Consequently, besides episcopal and capitular lands acquired by the various companies, this group refers also to his own land and that of private persons for whom he was acting.
[no title] Ep/VI/59/1 1836-1853
Letters, bills, circulars, schedules, plans and other documents relating to the construction of parts of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, especially the Chichester-Shoreham, Chichester-Bognor and Chichester-Portsmouth extensions, and a copy of the Case of the Municipal Corporation of Chichester, referring to possible loss of tolls within Chichester Harbour
[no title] Ep/VI/59/2 1844-1846
Papers relating to the Direct London and Portsmouth Railway
[no title] Ep/VI/59/3 1845
Papers relating to the Dorking, Brighton and Arundel railway
[no title] Ep/VI/59/4 1836, 1845
Papers relating to the Cheltenham, Oxford and London and Birmingham railway, 1836, and the London and Birmingham Railway (City of London extension), 1845
[no title] Ep/VI/59/5 1844, 1845
Papers relating to the Tunbridge to Hastings, St. Leonards and Rye railway, 1844, and the Tottenham to Farrington [sic] Street railway, 1845.
[no title] Ep/VI/59/6 1845-1851
J. B. Freeland's draft accounts
ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE Ep/VI/60 1903-1948
[no title] Ep/VI/60/1 1903-1948
Correspondence and papers relating to the extinguishment of manorial incidents
[no title] Ep/VI/60/2 1925-1936
Correspondence and circulars from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners relating to administrative procedures