The Steyning Museum Archives
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These documents relate to the history of the Steyning area and may be helpful for historical research, family histories and house histories. They are mostly in the form of copies, abstracts or notes from originals held at various archive repositories.
** means that the item has been indexed by family name and/or place.
|Houses of Steyning
street, house number, name.
Estate Agents' Sales Particulars (originals & copies). **
|Farms of Steyning
||Alphabetically by family name.
People who have 'hit the headlines' in some way;
not a comprehensive
|Abbeys & Priories
||Connected with the history of Steyning.
||List of Churchwardens.**
Churchwardens' accounts; 1596-1798.
Churchwardens' receipts; 1662-1851.
Lists of tithe payers; 1756-1788, 1794, 1839.
Churchwardens' book; 1519 -1765.**
Memorial Inscriptions from church & churchyard.**
Burials book; 1811-1848.
Advowson & Clergy Lists.
Church rates; 1749.
Church Charities Book; 1828-1856.
Contributors to Church 'Briefs'; 1653.
History of Methodist Church in Steyning.
||Voter lists; 1740, 1753, 1754, 1790, 1791, 1794,
1832, 1839, 1852, 1882, 1885, 1915.
Men of Steyning; 1835.
Patent Rolls & Close Rolls.
Protestation Returns; 1641.
Men who took the Scottish Covenant; 1643.
|Law & Order
||Court Roll (translated); 1461-1484.
Court Rolls (other); up to 1675.
Courts Leet; 1696-1733, 1733-1786.
Equity Pleadings; 1664, 1680.
Coroners' Inquests; 1342, 1436.
Quarter Sessions; 1676.
|Maps & Plans
||Arranged in date order.
Marriages: 1565-1940 (updated & amended).**
|Poor Relief etc.
||Lists of Poor Rate payers; 1740, 1768, 1836.**
Overseers Accounts; 1659-1835.
Removal Orders; 1681-1839.
Settlement Certificates; 1697-1794.
Filiation Orders; 1778-1834.
Indemnity bonds; 1658-1793.
Workhouse accounts; 1832.
Charity recipients from 1828 to 1950's.
||Probate Inventories (Steyning); 1559-1787.**
Probate Inventories (Wiston); 1612-1732.**
Wills proved at Chichester (abstracts); 1543-1836.**
Administrations (alphabetically listed); 1558-1794.
||Manorial Account; 1337-1338.
Calthorpe Rental; 1810.
Rentals; c.1500-1800, 1868.
Court Rolls (see Law & Order above).
Courts Baron; 1572, 1676, 1679, 1687, 1700, 1704-1721.
Deeds & Ministers' Accounts.
Post Mortem Inquisitions; 1558, 1634.
Nye & Donne papers; from 1870's.**
H.J.Burt (Estate Agent/Valuer) Matters Book; 1888-1918 (brief notes on
all jobs undertaken).
Steyning references in papers of Glynde, Petworth, Wiston and Shiffner
Abstracts of Title from WSRO ** including Sir J. Honeywood sale to Duke
of Norfolk 1794.**
Duke of Norfolk sale to Gorings 1868/9 ** et al.
||Raines Survey (for Duke of Norfolk); 1791 ** (this
includes a clear indication of location).
Tithe Apportionment (and Map); 1840 ** (exact location of each occupant
Steyning Censuses; 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901.**
Censuses for Ashurst, Bramber, Beeding, Bottolphs & Wiston;
Steyning Trade Directories; 1795-1938.
||Subsidy Rolls; 1296, 1327, 1332, 1412, 1524-5.
Subsidy from the clergy of Sussex; 1380.
Hearth Tax lists; 1662, 1664.**
Land Tax lists; 1782-1832 (being indexed).
||Early Telephone directories; 1895 et al.
Rev. E. W .Cox articles (212) on Parish history.**
Subscription/membership lists (originals): Cricket club, 1870's; Fire
Brigade, from 1898.
Shop & trade receipts (originals ); 1780's, 1870's, 1900 to
||Many other notes and articles on a wide range of