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Chichester, a city and market town, having separate and exclusive jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Box and Stockbridge, rape of Chichester, county of Sussex, 62 miles SSW of London… Chichester is the seat of a diocese, the jurisdiction of which extends over the county of Sussex… comprises the parishes of All Saints, or the Pallant, St. Andrew, St. Martin, St. Olave, St. Pancras (partly within and partly without the walls), St. Peter the Great, or the Sub-deanery, St. Peter the Less, St. Bartholomew without, and the precinct of the Cathedral Close; all which were, by act of parliament, in 1753, united… The livings, with the exception of that of All Saints, are all in the peculiar jurisdiction, and, with the exception of those of All Saints', St. Pancras, and St. Peter's the Less, in the patronage, of the Dean of Chichester. The living of All Saints' is a discharged rectory… in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The living of St. Andrew's is a discharged rectory… The living of St. Martin's is a discharged rectory…The living of St. Olave's is a discharged rectory…The living of St. Pancras' is a discharged rectory… The living of St. Peter's the Great is a discharged vicarage… The living of St. Peter's the Less is a discharged rectory… in the patronage of the Crown. The living of St. Bartholomew's without is a rectory not in charge… Chichester confers the title of carl on the family of PELHAM.

Among the later Combs recorded in Sussex, England was the family of Henry COMBS & Sarah IDE whose descendants later removed to New Zealand.

1851 Census, Sussex EN
(Transcribed by EN>NZ Combs-Ide Researcher Keith Marshall)

18 Franklyn Place, St. Pauls, Chichester:
Henry [Combs] 48 Journeyman (head of household)
Sarah 45 (wife)
George 22 Currier/Journeyman
Emily 20 Dressmaker
Charles Hy. 18 Toolmaker Apprentice (later soldier, came to N.Z.)
Mary 14 Scholar
Henry 13 "
Emma 11 "
Sarah 9 "
James 7 "
William 5 " (came to N.Z. as a draper, my g.grandfather)

KM Notes: Mary was the first child born in Chichester, previously they had been living in Emsworth, Hampshire (only a few miles away) There were some other Combs at 169 Orchard Tce., Chichester; two families, cousins I guess, as two are draper's assistants (and Willis became a draper).

169 Orchard Tce, Chichester:
William H. COMBS head - 25 - Draper's Assistant Hants Bornsy?
Mary A. COMBS wife _ _ 21 _ -

Ann COMBES head - - 28 Draper's Assistant Oxford L Tetsford
Thomas COMBES son - 3 - - -
Ann E. COMBES dau - - 1 - -

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