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Documents relating to the Papists and Recusants of Sussex in 1587, by W. Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., published 1849 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 2, article, pp.60-62) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2087] & The Keep [LIB/500221] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Sussex Religious Houses and Recusants temp. Hen. VIII and Elizabeth, by Unknown Author(s), published 1860 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 12, article, pp.199-202) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2097] & The Keep [LIB/500231] & S.A.S. library   View Online

A visit to the Carthusians in Sussex: and thoughts suggsted by it, by the author of "Consolatio Afflictorum" [i.e. Henry Galloway Gill], published 1888 (7 pp., London: Shaw & Co.) accessible at: British Library

Post-Mortem Inquisitions, 1558-1583, by L. F. Salzman, published 1904 (vol. 3, Sussex Record Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2219] & The Keep [LIB/500379]

Inquisitions Post Mortem. Temp Henry VII, James I and Charles I, by F. W. T. Attree, published 1909 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 52, article, pp.100-131) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2137] & The Keep [LIB/500270] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Post-Mortem Inquisitions, 1485-1649, by F. W. T. Attree, published 1912 (vol. 14, Sussex Record Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2230] & The Keep [LIB/500390]   View Online

Sussex Inquisitions, by Mary S. Holgate, published 1927 (vol. 33, Sussex Record Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2249][Lib 8032] & The Keep [LIB/500405][Lib/504457]

History of an old Catholic Mission: Cowdray - Easebourne - Midhurst, by Henry M. Willaert, published 1928 (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2804] & West Sussex Libraries

Worth Priory, published 1 July 1933 in Downside Review (vol. 51, no. 3, article, pp.22-24)
Modern foundation for Catholic monks.

Chichester Recusants, 1621, by W. D. P. [W. D. Peckham], published November 1933 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. IV no. 8, note, pp.244-245) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2203][Lib 8222][Lib 8861] & The Keep [LIB/500206] & S.A.S. library

The Catholic History of East Grinstead, by Rev. Charles P. Dolman, published 1950 accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12942] & West Sussex Libraries

Great pastors -- II. St Richard of Chichester (c. 1197-1253), by J.R.H. Moorman, published 1 February 1953 in Theology (vol. 56, no. 392, article, pp.51-54)

The Pagham estates of the Archbishops of Canterbury during the fifteenth century, by F.R.H. Du Boulay, published October 1953 in History (vol. 38, no. 134, article, pp.201-218)

Roman Catholics in Midhurst in 1641, by C. E. Welch, published May 1956 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIV nos. 9 & 10, article, pp.166-169) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8232][Lib 2213] & The Keep [LIB/500216] & S.A.S. library

The Catholic Descent of the Manor of Ore, by C. W. Field, published 1960 accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11228][Lib 11223/p15-17]

Catholics and Local Office Holding in Elizabethan Sussex, by Roger B. Manning, published May 1962 in Institute of Historical Research (vol. 35, issue 91, article, pp.47-61) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 1429]   View Online

A Sussex Recusant Family, by Mackenzie J. Urquhart, published 1967 in Dublin Review (vol. 512, article, pp.162-170) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14198]

Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague: the Influence in County Politics of an Elizabethan Catholic Nobleman, by Roger B. Manning, published 1968 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 106, article, pp.103-112) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2191] & The Keep [LIB/500323] & S.A.S. library

The Gages of Firle 1580-1640: an economic history of a recusant family in Sussex, by S. W. Pearson, 1968 at Sussex University (M.A. thesis)

Arundel and Brighton [Catholic] Diocesan Directory 1970, published 1970 (Diocese of Arundel and Brighton) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 5563]

The Catholic Recusancy of Dr John Bullaker of Chichester 1574-1627, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1971 (article, Catholice Record Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2979/p75-86][Lib 6382] & West Sussex Libraries

Catholic Schoolmasters in Sussex 1558-1603. Addenda and Corrigenda to Beales's Catholic Schoolmasters, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1974 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2957]

Catherine Bentley, Great-Grand-Daughter of St Thomas More, and her Catholic connections in Sussex, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1974 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2985]

Roman Catholics in Sussex 1715, by Michael J. Burchall, published June 1974 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 1 no. 5, article, pp.115-116) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7965] & The Keep [LIB/501253] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
A list of Roman Catholics in Sussex giving name, residence and value of estate

Burton Park: a centre of recusancy in Sussex, by Thomas Geoffrey Holt, published 1975 in British Catholic History (vol. 13, no. 2, article, pp.106-122)
Catholicism owed its survival, in Sussex as elsewhere, largely to families of wealth and position who could support a chaplain. Burton Park (or Bodexton or Bodecton) [in parish of Duncton] was such a centre, at least from the late seventeenth century and maybe earlier. The house and estate, owned by the Gorings in the sixteenth century, passed in 1724 to the Biddulphs of Staffordshire and in 1835 from them to the Wrights of Essex. On inheriting the property, Anthony George Wright added Biddulph to his name ; after the death of his son, Anthony John Wright-Biddulph, in 1895, the estate was sold. This essay is an account of the owners; of the Jesuit chaplains between 1680 and 1780; and of the mission of which Burton was the centre.

Burton Park: a centre for recusancy in Sussex, by T. G. Holt, published 1976 in Recusant History (vol. 13, article, pp.106-122) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7045/p106-122]

Gervase of Chichester and Thomas Becket, by Daniel Sheerin, published 1976 in Mediaeval Studies (vol. 38, article, pp.468-482)
Gervase of Chichester (died c. 1197) was a clergyman who was a pupil of Hilary, Bishop of Chichester.

The Franciscan Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Watchbell Street, Rye, Sussex : 1900-1977, compiled by Edmund O'Gorman, published 1977 (92 pp., Liverpool: Catholic Pictorial Ltd.) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/507999]

An Abortive Renaissance: Catholic Modernists in Sussex, by A. R. Vidler, published 1977 in Studies in Church History (vol. 14, article, pp.377-392) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9632]

The Sussex Catholics, c.1660-1800, by N. Caplan, published 1978 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 116, article, pp.19-30) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7197] & The Keep [LIB/500313] & S.A.S. library

The Church in Saxon Sussex, by D.P. Kirby, published 1 January 1978 in The South Saxons, edited by P. Brandon (pp.160-173, Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd., ISBN-10: 0850332400 & ISBN-13: 9780850332407) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/501557] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Recusants, 1641, by Cynthia Herrup, published June 1978 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 5, article, pp.142-144) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7967] & The Keep [LIB/501255] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
Church wardens and constables reported those who refused to participate in Church of England public rites. This article lists the recusants by parish.

Sussex Recusants in 1685, by Colin Field, published December 1979 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 1 no. 3, article, pp.83-86) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 17603] & The Keep [LIB/501187] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Sussex Catholic Surnames, 1558-1829, by Nigel Abercrombie, published 1980 (Occasional Papers No. 5, 14 pp., Sussex Genealogical Centre, ISBN-10: 0907084036 & ISBN-13: 9780907084037) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/501285] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Sources for the History of the Wealden Iron Industry in the Public Record Office. Part 1: Inquisitions, by Sybil M. Jack, published 1980 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 17, article, pp.12-14) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

The Date of Bishop Challoner's Baptism. A Problem Solved, by Timothy J McCann, published 1981 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7748] & The Keep [LIB/502429]

From Counter-Reformation to bourgeois Catholicism: recusancy in seventeenth and eighteenth century Sussex, by N. J. Abercrombie, published July 1981 in Studies in Sussex Church History (edited by M. J. Kitch, pp.125-140, London: Leopard's Head Press & The University of Sussex, ISBN-10: 0904920038 & ISBN-13: 9780904920031) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Anglo-Catholics and church extension in Victorian Brighton, by E. P. Hennock, published July 1981 in Studies in Sussex Church History (edited by M. J. Kitch, pp.173-188, London: Leopard's Head Press & The University of Sussex, ISBN-10: 0904920038 & ISBN-13: 9780904920031) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

A Short History of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Horsham, by Tony Wales, published 1982 (pamphlet, Fr. G. Williams, ISBN-10: 0950710903 & ISBN-13: 9780950710907) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8368] & West Sussex Libraries

Midhurst Catholics and the Protestation Returns of 1642, by Timothy J McCann, published 1983 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8706]

Roman Catholicism in West Sussex in the 18th century, by Mary K. Kinnoulty, 1983 at Lampeter (M.A. thesis)

Catholic Records, by Rosemary Rendel, published March 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 1, article, pp.24-27) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

A Survey of Sussex Catholic Registers, by Timothy McCann, published December 1984 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 3, article, pp.93-97) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [MP 6277] & The Keep [LIB/501192] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

West Grinstead. A Centre of Catholicism in Sussex, 1671-1814, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1986 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 124, article, pp.193-212) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9762] & The Keep [LIB/500311] & S.A.S. library

A Recusant Hoard from Midhurst, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1986 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 124, historical note, pp.265-266) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9762] & The Keep [LIB/500311] & S.A.S. library

The Roman Catholics in Worthing, A Brief Account, by D. Robert Elleray, published 1987 (pamphlet, Worthing Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9847]

Sussex Catholic Registers, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1987 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9794/p67-69]

West Grinstead: A Centre of Catholicism in Sussex 1671-1814 , by Timothy J. McCann, published 1987 (Havant: Lymbourne Press, ISBN-10: 0950959413 & ISBN-13: 9780950959412) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Our 'Dear Sister' Anne Threele and the Catholic Recusancy of the Threeles of Leesam, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1987 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 125, historical note, pp.257-258) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9994] & The Keep [LIB/500304] & S.A.S. library

Catholicism at Patching, Sussex 1713-1714, by Colin Haydon, published 1988 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 126, historical note, pp.251-252) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10371] & The Keep [LIB/500303] & S.A.S. library

The Known Style of a Dedication is Flattery': Anthony Browne, 2nd Viscount Montague of Cowdray and his Sussex flatterers, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1989 in Recusant History (vol. 19, n. 4, article, pp.396-410)

Admission registers to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic School 1891 - 1938, by R. C. Grant, published December 1993 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 10 no. 8, article, p.313) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14877] & The Keep [LIB/501262] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
A list of pupils who attended St. Joseph's R.C. School, Milton Road, Brighton, and later emigrated. Each entry has the name of the pupil, date of birth, where came from, date left school, and destination.

Burton Park, Sussex: a further note, by Timothy P. Hudson, published 1994 in Recusant History (vol. 22, no. 1, article, pp.26-28)

The Catholic Church in Midhurst in the 20th Century, by Peter O'Neill, published April 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 6 Number 3, article, pp.22-27, Spring 1994) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
The history of the Catholic Church in Midhurst, concentrating on the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Taken from 'History of an old Catholic Mission' by the Revd Henry Willaert, Parish Priest, published 1929. Includes picture of Church of St Francis of Assisi.

The Easebourne Village Club, by James Punch, published December 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 2, article, pp.26-28, Winter 1994) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
The Midhurst Village Club occupies the buildings was formerly a Catholic Chapel. It was established by Anthony Joseph Browne, seventh Viscount Montague, in the 18th century, to serve the then large Catholic population in the district.

Soe farr from thee as east and west'. William Penn's Prosecution as a Popish Recusant in 1682, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1996 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 134, shorter article, pp.235-237) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13390] & The Keep [LIB/500296] & S.A.S. library

West Sussex Catholic Registers: Baptisms 1698-1800, by Timothy J McCann, published 1998 (pamphlet, Sussex Family History Group) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13798] & West Sussex Libraries

750th Anniversary of Easebourne Priory 1248-1998, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 3, article, pp.14-18, Spring 1999) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15969]
Extracts from a booklet reprinted from the Sussex Archaeological Collections, which relates to the Episcopal Visitations to the nunnery in the 1400s and 1500s. It seems these revealed scandalous behaviour.

Friary church of St Francis and St Anthony Crawley, published 2009 in Church Building and Heritage Review (Issue 120, article, pp.10-15)

Teilhard at Ore Place, Hastings, 1908-1912, by David Grumett, published November 2009 in New Blackfriars (vol. 90, no. 1030, article, pp.687-700)
The crucial role of the French Jesuit theologate in exile at Ore Place, Hastings (1906-26) in the development of la nouvelle théologie has been greatly overlooked in favour of Lyons and Fourvière. In fact, Ore Place played a key early role in the ressourcement of twentieth century French Catholic theology through constituting a unified and sympathetic scholarly community during an era of theological and political turmoil. One of the theologate's best-known students was Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1908-12), while other teachers and students included Pierre Charles, Joseph Huby, Henri de Lubac, Ferdinand Prat, Pierre Rousselot, and Auguste Valensin. Within this congenial scholarly community, Teilhard developed some key theological foundations of his thought on topics including grace and nature (miracles, anthropology, and evolution) and christology, and was ordained. The full importance of theological formation at Ore Place for the thought of Teilhard and other French Jesuits of his generation has rarely been recognized.

The emergence of a Catholic identity and the need for educational and social provision in nineteenth century Brighton , by Sandy Kennedy, 2014 at U.C.L., University of London (Ph.D. thesis)   View Online
The 1829 Act of Emancipation was designed to return to Catholics the full rights of citizenship which had been denied them for over two hundred years. In practice, Protestant mistrust and Establishment fears of a revival of popery continued unabated. Yet thirty years earlier, in Regency Brighton, the Catholic community although small seemed to have enjoyed an unprecedented degree of tolerance and acceptance. This thesis questions this apparent anomaly and asks whether in the century that followed, Catholics managed to unite across class and nationality divides and establish their own identity, or if they too were subsumed into the culture of the time, subject to the strict social and hierarchical ethos of the Victorian age. It explores the inevitable tension between 'principle' and 'pragmatism' in a town so heavily dependent upon preserving an image of relaxed and welcoming populism. This is a study of the changing demography of Brighton as the Catholic population expanded and schools and churches were built to meet their needs, mirroring the situation in the country as a whole. It explains the responsibilities of Catholics to themselves and to the wider community. It offers an in-depth analysis of educational provision in terms of the structure, administration and curriculum in the schools, as provided both by the growing number of religious orders and lay teachers engaged in the care and education of both the wealthy and the poor. The evidence for this is based on evidence drawn from on a wide range of primary sources material relating to Catholic education in the nineteenth century. It shows, too, how this disparate Catholic body, both religious and secular, was subject to a number of significant ii national and international influences which had a profound effect in formulating a distinctive Catholic presence.

"The Government of this Church by Catholic Bishops hath always been a Strength and Defence unto the Kingdom": Episcopacy and the Catholic Community in Early Seventeenth-century Sussex and Beyond, by Michael Questier, published 17 September 2014 in Art, Literature and Religion in Early Modern Sussex: Culture and Conflict (Chapter 7., Routledge, ISBN-10: 1409457036 & ISBN-13: 9781409457039)

Catholic West Grinstead: Past and Present, 1921, by Rev. Marcel Havard, published (no date) (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9551]