Albourne: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1987.

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Joan Alchorne of Albourne, who possibly lived at Bishops Place, was recorded as a recusant in 1593, (fn. 1) and a schoolmistress in a Roman Catholic household was mentioned in 1605. (fn. 2) The three dissenters of unknown denomination listed in 1676 (fn. 3) were perhaps the three parishioners presented for non-attendance at church in the 1680s. (fn. 4)


  • 1. Recusant Roll, i (Cath. Rec. Soc. xviii), 339; W.S.R.O., S.A.S. MS. OR 48, ff. [1, 6v.].
  • 2. S.A.C. xlix. 55.
  • 3. Ibid. xlv. 144.
  • 4. W.S.R.O., Ep. II/15/5, ff. 21, 49; Ep. II/15/7, f. 1.