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W. H. Challen Transcripts


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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.


  • Creation: 1929-1958


2.80 Linear metres (56 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Bucks. d. 7, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Bucks. d. 7-8; Eccles. d. 7; London d. 4-15, d. 17-21; Notts. d. 1; Oxon. d. 288-290, d. 299; Surrey d. 5-6; Sussex d. 3-26; Wilts. d. 4, fols. 1-9; Worcs. d. 1-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10539


Typed transcripts of parish registers and of bishops' transcripts of registers, mainly for London and Sussex, made by W. H. Challen, c.1929-1958.

Biographical / Historical

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copies were given to the Library by W.H. Challen, 1928-1958.

Related Materials

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

W.H. Challen Transcripts
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom