I should like to express my gratitude for the help received in the course of preparing
this volume to the staff of the West Sussex Record Office. I am also most grateful to the
many parish clergymen who kindly supplied details from parish registers. However,
my thanks are chiefly due to Mr. W. D. Peckham of Chichester, who once again most
generously put his biographical work on the cathedral at my disposal, and from his
long familiarity with the subject gave much valuable advice.