W.H. Challen Transcripts

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      GB 161 MSS. Top. Bucks. d. 7-8; Eccles. d. 7; London d. 4-15, d. 17-21; Notts. d. 1; Oxon. d. 288-90, d. 299; Surrey d. 5-6; Sussex d. 3-26; Wilts. d. 4, fols. 1-9; Worcs. d. 1-4
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Scope and Content

Typescript copies of parish registers and of bishops's transcripts of registers made by W.H. Challen between about 1929 and 1958. The copies relate mainly to parishes in London and Sussex, with smaller collections for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Worcestershire, and single items for Kent, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Harold Challen (fl 1929-1958) was a local historian.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The copies were given to the Library by W.H. Challen, 1928-58.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

There is a more complete collection of W.H. Challen's copies of parish registers in Guildhall Library, London.