This page contains a bibliography of the sources used in the creation of the Database, arranged by archive. Currently, it only lists sources that have been both uploaded and linked.

Sources used by CCEd can also be viewed by diocese: Bangor; Bath and Wells; Bristol; Canterbury; Carlisle; Chester; Chichester; Durham; Ely; Exeter; Gloucester; Hereford; Lichfield and Coventry; Lincoln; Llandaff; London; Norwich; Oxford; Peterborough; Rochester; St Asaph; St David's; Salisbury; Sodor and Man; Westminster; Winchester; Worcester; and York.

Bristol, Bristol Record Office

Unless otherwise stated all sources relate to the diocese of Bristol.

Ep/A/5/1/1 Institution book 1714–38
Ep/A/5/1/2 Institution book 1738–61
Ep/A/1/1 Episcopal act book 1762–82
Ep/A/1/2 Episcopal act book 1782–1810
Ep/A/1/3 Episcopal act book 1810–36

Extracted up to 31 Dec. 1835.

Ep/A/13/2/1 Register of curates’ licences 1823–36

Extracted up to 31 Dec. 1835.

Ep/A/10/1/1 Subscription book 1619–73

Contains subscriptions and lists of bishops, deans, archdeacons of and prebendaries.

Extracted pp. 17–60, 200–199, 183–130.

Ep/A/10/1/2 Subscription book 1623–32
Ep/A/10/1/3 Subscription book 1662

Subscriptions of incumbents in Aug. 1662.

Ep/A/10/1/4 Subscription book 1662–86

Also contains a schoolmaster’s licence.

Ep/A/10/1/5 Subscription book 1673–8
Ep/A/10/1/6 Subscription book 1679–1713
Ep/A/10/1/7 Subscription book 1689–1885

Extracted pp. 2–55: subscriptions of ordinands, 1689–91 (pp. 2–30); subscriptions of schoolmasters, 1697–1710 (pp. 33–45); subscriptions of schoolmasters, curates , incumbents, 1712–45 (pp. 46–55).Three schoolmasters’ subscriptions extracted from fos 56–8.

Ep/A/10/1/8 Subscription book 1710–19
Ep/A/10/1/9 Subscription book 1711 (curates)
Ep/A/10/1/10 Subscription book 1782–1810
  • A single institution (fo. 225) and all records relating to ordination and licensing extracted.
Ep/A/10/1/11 Subscription book 1810–36
  • All relevant appointments and ordinations extracted up to 31 Dec. 1835.
DC/E/1/1(b) Capituli Actorum Liber 1 1542–73

Extracted one institution from fo. 67v.

Ep/A/5/3 Institutions bonds, c.1604–5, 1637
MS 34712 Institution deed
Ep/J/1/5 Cause book 1559–64

Includes licences to read prayers and letters dimissory.

Ep/A/9 Resignations 1660–1782
Ep/A/12/1 Ordination papers

Extracted for the period 1666–1714.

Ep/A/12/3 Letters dimissory

Extracted for the period 1673–88 and 1744.

Ep/A/12/4 Letters of orders of Thomas Sprat 1659
Ep/A/42/5 Resignations of prebendaries

Extracted resignation for 1758; one for 1723 is missing.

Ep/J/1/1 Cause Book 1545–56

Extracted a liber cleri for the Dorset archdeaconry 1545.

Ep/A/30/1 Clerical contribution to St Paul’s Cathedral 1634

Lists 30 clergy from Bristol deanery.

Ep/V/1 Visitation processes 1752, 1757, 1760

Libri cleri for bishop’s primary visitations in 1752, 1757 and 1760 – Bristol only.

Ep/V/4 Bishops’ transcripts 1602–55

Extracted the names of the ministers for 20 parishes: Almondsbury (1642), Cold Ashton (1606–7, 1609–10, 1613, 1617–18, 1620–5, 1628–9, 1632, 1637–40), Bedminster St John (1598–9, c.1610, 1611, 1616, 1619, 1623, 1629, c.1630), Bitton (1593, 1596, 1598, 1608, 1612, 1616–17, 1620–23, 1625–6, 1628–32, 1637–40), Brislington (1606, 1615, 1617, 1621–2, 1634, 1637–40), Bristol St Michael (1610), Bristol St Peter (1611), Bristol St Thomas (1610, 1635), Dodington (1578, 1609, 1622, 1624–5, 1628–9, 1632, 1636–8, 1640), Doynton (1598, 1602, 1605, 1608, 1612–13, 1616–18, 1620–6, 1628–9, 1633, 1637–40), Dyrham and Hinton (1571–8, 1607, 1612–13, 1616–18, 1620, 1626, 1628–9, 1632, 1637¬–40), Frampton Cotterell (1608, 1612, 1620–5, 1628–30, 1636–8), Iron Acton (1602, 1607–8, 1612, 1617–18, 1620–1, 1624–5, 1629–30, 1632, 1637–41), Marshfield (1618, 1622, 1625, 1632, 1637–8, 1646, 1655), Pucklechurch (1596–1600, 1605–6, 1608, 1612, 1618, 1620, 1622–4, 1627–9, 1632, 1637–8), Syston (1596–8, 1607–9, 1616–17, 1619–25, 1628–9, 1632, 1637–40), Tormarton (1600, 1606–7, 1609, 1612–13, 1617–18, 1621–5, 1627–9, 1632, 1637–8,1640), Wapley and Codrington (1578–9, 1606, 1609, 1611, 1613, 1617, 1620, 1623, 1625, 1627–9, 1632, 1638–40), Westerleigh (1596, 1605, 1607–9, 1612, 1617, 1620–5, 1628–9, 1637–40), Wick and Abson (1600–2, 1608, 1617–18, 1621–5, 1628–9, 1637–8, 1640).

DC/E/1/1(c) Capitular register 1604–17

Extracted appointments of prebendaries and the headmaster and usher of the cathedral school.

DC/A/8/1 Chapter minutes 1663, 1666–83, 1714–51

This volume is made up of a series of paper gatherings, but some are badly damaged either by water or through the disintegration of the paper. Extracted:

  • fos. 2–9: extracts, made in the eighteenth century, from the minute books 1542–1750
  • fos. 79–122, 1714–22

Cambridge, Cambridge University Library

Unless otherwise stated all sources relate to the diocese of Ely.

EDR G/1/7, fos. 120v–189r General register 1540–54

Register of Bishops West and Goodrich.

EDR G/1/8 General register 1540–1601

Register of Bishops Goodrich, Thirlby and Cox.Also includes vacancy and one act of Bishop Heton.

EDR MS Mm 1.39, pp. 128–47 Register 1609–19

Register of Bishop Andrewes.

EDR G/1/9 General register

Register of Bishop Heton.

EDR G/1/10 General register 1707–21
EDR G/1/11 General register 1702–35
EDR G/1/12 General register 1735–55
EDR G/1/13 General register 1755–70
EDR G/1/14 General register 1771–87
  • To be uploaded.
EDR G/1/15 General register 1787–1811
  • To be uploaded.
EDR G/1/16 General register 1811–31
EDR G/1/17 General register 1831–48
  • Extracted to 31 Dec. 1835.
EDR G/2/18 Register of licences 1563–83
EDR G/2/19 Register of licences 1583–1600
EDR G/2/20 Register of licences 1592–1611
EDR G/2/21 Register of licences 1611–1620
EDR G/2/22 General licence book 1660–95

General licence book for the period 22 Dec. 1660 – 30 Sept. 1667, from which curates have been extracted.Extracted institutions for 1689 on fos. 114–13.

EDR G/3/1 Curates' Licences 1814–30
EDR G/3/2 Curates' Licences 1830–7
  • Extracted to 31 Dec. 1835.
EDR A/5/2 Subscription book 1662–72
EDR A/5/3a Subscription book 1662–91
EDR A/5/3 Subscription book 1674–1706
EDR A/5/4 Subscription book 1675–1706

Extracted subscriptions of Godfrey Washington, John Perkin, Dormer Dawes and Richard Warren on 28–30 Sept 1706 (fos. 136–7).

EDR A/5/5 Subscription book 1706–21

Extracted list of licences granted in 1707–11 on fo. 111r-v.

EDR A/5/6 Subscription book 1706–22
EDR B/2/1 Liber cleri, 1540, 1551, 1557

Extracted:

  • Liber cleri for the diocesan synod, 1540
  • Liber cleri for the diocesan synod, 1551
  • Liber cleri for the diocesan synod, 1557

EDR B/2/2 Liber cleri, visitation of the archdeaconry of Ely, 1551
EDR B/2/32 Liber cleri, episcopal visitation, 1625
EDR B/2/47a Liber cleri, episcopal visitation, 1635
EDR B/2/58 Liber cleri 1665, 1668

Extracted:

EDR B/2/67 Liber cleri, 1668?, 1671–82

Extracted:

EDR B/2/72 Liber cleri, episcopal visitation, 1672
EDR B/2/57 Liber cleri, archidiaconal visitation, 1662/3–1667

Extracted:

MS Add. 2953 Bentham’s Notitia Ecclesiae Eliensis

Contains extracts of episcopal registers. Extracted: Wren (fos. 72r–104), Laney (fos. 104–6), Gunning (fos. 107–11v), Turner (fos. 111v–112v), and Patrick (fos. 112v–114).

EDR A/6/8 William Balam’s miscellaneous book

Extracted list of curates and schoolmasters unlicensed in 1686 (p. 32).

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College

MS 97, fos 29–33 Archbishop Parker’s survey of Coventry archdeaconry, 1562
MS 97, fo. 97r Archbishop Parker’s survey of Canterbury diocese 1561–2
MS 97, fos 104v–113v Archbishop Parker’s survey of Gloucester diocese, 1561–2
MS 97, fos 114r–115v Archbishop Parker’s survey of Rochester diocese, 1561–2
MS 97, fos 128r–132r Archbishop Parker’s survey of Worcester diocese, 1561
MS 97, fos 133r-148r Archbishop Parker’s survey of Bristol diocese 1561–2
MS 97, fos 149r–155r Archbishop Parker’s survey of Hereford diocese, 1561–2
MS 122, fos 113–46 Archbishop Parker’s survey of Winchester diocese, 1562

Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Archives

VC 1A/8 Resignations 1633–8
DCb/Z.3.5 Liber cleri 1540
DCb/Z.3.5 Liber cleri 1541
DCb/Z.3.6 Liber cleri 1555
DCb/Z.3.10, part 3 Liber cleri 1569
DCb/X.8.6 Liber cleri for exempt parishes 1577
DCb/Z.7.1 Liber cleri 1577
DCb/Z.3.12 Liber cleri 1584
DCb/Z.2 Liber cleri 1592
DCb/V/V/5 Liber cleri 1596
DCb/Z.7.3 Liber cleri for exempt parishes 1599
DCb/V/V/9 Liber cleri 1603
DCb/V/V/11a Liber cleri for exempt parishes 1605
DCb/V/V/13 Liber cleri 1607
DCb/V/V/20 Liber cleri 1612
DCb/V/V/32 Liber cleri 1622
DCb/V/V/39 Liber cleri 1628
DCb/V/V/45 Liber cleri 1634
DCb/V/V/48 Liber cleri 1637
DCb/V/V/55 Liber cleri 1642

Carlisle, Cumbria Record Office

Unless otherwise stated all sources relate to the diocese of Carlisle.

DRC 1/3 Episcopal register 1561-1643
DRC 1/8 Bishop's register 1768-1823
DRC 1/9 Bishop's register 1823-49

omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835

Uncatalogued register of curates' licences Curates' licences 1823-1848

omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835

DRC 3/2 Consistory court act book 1573–8

This volume are contains lists of clergy at a general chapter (1573) and at seven synods (1574–7).

DRC 3/53 Episcopal visitation of Carlisle cathedral, 1585
DRC 5/1 Correction court act book, 1606–8

Includes lists of clergy attending five synods in 1606–8.

DRC 5/49 General Chapter call book, 1770
DRC 5/54 General Chapter call book, 1775
DRC 5/59 General Chapter call book, 1780
DRC 5/64 General Chapter call book, 1785
DRC 5/69 General Chapter call book, 1790
DRC 5/74 General Chapter call book, 1795
DRC 5/80 General Chapter call book, 1800
DRC 46/1 Bishop White’s rental, 1626

Contains a reference to the schoolmaster of Dalston.

D&C 1/1 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter register 1570–8

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/2 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter register 1579–96

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/4 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter register 1610–18

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/5 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter register 1618–27

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/6 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter register 1627–40

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/7 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter register 1638–44

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/11 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter Act Book 1752-92

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/12 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter Act Book 1792-1833

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

D&C 1/13 Carlisle Cathedral Dean and Chapter Act Book 1833-55

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings before 31 Dec. 1835.

Chester, Cheshire Record Office

EDA 2 Register 1660–1704
  • Extracted:
    • f. 9: letters of orders 1654
    • f. 19: collation
    • f. 52: election of schoolmaster
    • ff. 54–5: order of committee of plundered ministers to officiate at Cheadle, followed by institution
    • f. 184: list of clergy of Manchester collegiate church
    • f. 196: institution
    • f. 236: list of clergy of Chester cathedral 1698
    • f. 253v: revocation of licence of curate.
EDA 1/4 Act book 1579–1686
  • Extracted ff. 137–70, covering the period 1660–86. For this period, the volume is essentially an institution act book.
EDA 1/6 Act book 1752–60
EDV 2/8 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1674
EDV 2/9 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1677
EDV 2/10 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1686
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Amounderness.
EDV 2/10A Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1691
EDV 2/12 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1701
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester, excluding the deaneries of Leyland and Blackburn.
EDV 2/15 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1712
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/16 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1716
EDV 2/21 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1725
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/24 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1728
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/27 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1733
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/28 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1738
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/31 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1742
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/33 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1747
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDV 2/34 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1754
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Chester.
EDA 5/5–62 Ordination papers 1690–1756.

Chichester, West Sussex Record Office

Ep.I/1/10 Registers of Brideoake, Lake, Patrick, Grove, Williams and Manningham, 1675–8 and 1685–1722
Ep.I/1/11, fos 14–60 Registers of Bowers, Waddington, Hare and Mawson, 1722–54
Ep.I/1/11, fos 60–111 Bishop's registers, 1754–92
Ep.I/68/6 Bound curates’ licences, 1833+

All curacies extracted to 31 Dec. 1835.

Ep.I/3/1, fos 14v–26v Subscription book 1661–84

Not yet uploaded.

Ep.I/3/2 Subscription book 1662–78

Extracted fos 354–241.

Ep.I/3/3 Subscription book 1679–85

Extracted fos 1B–1C, 2–34.

Ep.I/3/4 General subscription book 1685–1704

Extracted fos 4–25, 27–31, 87–82, 81–66v, 64–44, 32–41.

Ep.I/3/5 General subscription book 1705–1724

Extracted fos 74–6, 77–84, 85–6 (curates and schoolmasters).Extracted fos 124–105, 139–125 (ordinands).Subscriptions of incumbents (fos 10–24, 25–53, 55–60) have not been extracted.

Ep.I/3/6 General subscription book 1724–40

Extracted fos 17–100.

Ep.I/3/7 Subscription book, both archdeaconries, 1754–72

Extracted all appointments not in the episcopal register.

Ep.I/3/8 Subscription book, both archdeaconries, 1773–87

Extracted all appointments not in the episcopal register.

Ep.I/3/9 Subscription book, both archdeaconries, 1787–1800

Extracted all appointments not in the register before fo. 61, then all appointments and ordinations.

Ep.I/3/10 Subscription book, both archdeaconries, 1801–14

Extracted all appointments and ordinations.

Ep.I/3/11 Subscription book, both archdeaconries, 1815–29

Extracted all appointments and ordinations.

Ep.I/3/12 Incumbents’ subscription book, both archdeaconries, 1829–

Extracted all appointments to 31 Dec. 1835.

Ep.I/4a/1 Ordinands’ subscription book 1829–62

Extracted all ordinations to 31 Dec. 1835.

Ep.I/4/2 Curates’ subscription book 1815–24
Ep.I/4/3 Curates’ subscription book 1829–46

Extracted all curacies to 31 Dec. 1835.

Ep.II/1/1 Subscription book for the archdeaconry of Lewes 1662–1751

Extracted fos 43–7, 48–78.

Ep.I/4/1 Curates’ subscription book for the archdeaconry of Lewes 1799–1821

Extracted all relevant subscriptions.

Ep.I/18 Libri cleri, archdeaconry of Chichester

Extracted 1662, 1665, 1675, 1685, 1695, 1705, 1715, 1725, 1735, 1745, 1755, 1765, 1775, 1785, 1795, 1805, and 1815.

Ep.II/10 Libri cleri, archdeaconry of Lewes

Extracted 1678, 1685, 1695, 1705, 1715, 1725, 1785, 1795, 1805, and 1815.

Ep.I/19/11 Register of orders, archdeaconry of Chichester, 1662
Ep.I/19/12 Register of orders, archdeaconry of Chichester, 1675?
Ep.II/10/4, fos 1–7 Liber cleri, archdeaconry of Lewes, 1670
Ep.II/11/4 Registers of orders, archdeaconry of Lewes

Extracted 1675 (fos 2–33) and 1686 (fos 38–66).

Ep.II/11/5 Registers of orders, archdeaconry of Lewes

Extracted 1723 (fos 1–42) and 1733 (fos 72–84).

Ep.II/11/7 Registers of orders, archdeaconry of Lewes, 1744
Ep.II/11/8 Registers of orders, archdeaconry of Lewes, 1745
Ep.I/68/1 Incumbents’ nominations to stipendiary curacies, 1692–1799
Ep.Ep.I/22/1 Bishop Bowers’s survey of the diocese, 1724

Extracted from Chichester diocesan surveys 1686 and 1724, ed. Wyn K. Ford (Sussex Record Society, 78, 1994)

Ep.III/4/13 Dean of Chichester act book 1661–99

Extracted fos 43–7, 48–78.

Ep.III/4/14 Dean of Chichester act book 1717–52

Extracted libri cleri for 1717 (fos 1v–2), 1725 (fos 63v–64), 1731 (fos 95–6), 1738 (fos 130–1), 1746 (fos 164–5), and 1752 (fos 185–6).

Ep.III/1/2/1–9 Subscriptions for presentations in dean of Chichester’s peculiar 1746–1833
Ep.III/14/2 Two letters of institution, dean of Chichester’s peculiar
Ep.IV/2/17 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted liber cleri for 1664 (fos 22v–23).

Ep.IV/2/18 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted liber cleri for 166? (fos 1–2).

Ep.IV/2/20 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted liber cleri for 1681 (fos 29v–30).

Ep.IV/2/21 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted libri cleri for 1686, 1693, 1697 (fos 8v–9, 25v–26, 34).

Ep.IV/2/22 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted libri cleri for 1702, 1707, 1712, 1717, 1722 (fos 13v–14, 33v–34, 45–6, 59v–60, 69v–70).

Ep.IV/2/23 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted liber cleri for 1727 (fo. 26).

Ep.IV/2/24 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted liber cleri for 1733 (fos 38–9).

Ep.IV/2/25 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted libri cleri for 1738, 1743 (fos 16v–17, 41v–42).

Ep.IV/2/26 Act book for the exempt deanery of Pagham and Tarring

Extracted libri cleri for 1748, 1753 (fos 10v–11, 40v–41).

Ep.V/8/2 Deanery of South Malling, liber cleri, 1673–81

Extracted libri cleri for 1673 and 1678.

Ep.V/8/3 Deanery of South Malling, liber cleri, 1682–94

Extracted libri cleri for 1682, 1687, and 1692.

Ep.V/8/4 Deanery of South Malling, liber cleri, 1695–1717

Extracted libri cleri for 1695, 1700, 1705, 1710, and 1715.

Ep.V/8/5 Deanery of South Malling, liber cleri, 1717–32

Extracted libri cleri for 1720, 1725, and 1730.

Ep.V/8/6 Deanery of South Malling, liber cleri, 1733–60

Extracted libri cleri for 1735, 1740, 1745, 1750, 1755, and 1760.

Ep.V/8/7–8 Deanery of South Malling, visitation books

Extracted five-yearly libri cleri for the period 1761–1835.

Ep.VIII/4/1 Deanery of Battle, presentation, 1731

Chippenham, Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

Unless otherwise stated, all sources relate to the diocese of Salisbury.

D1/2/22 Episcopal registers 1641–74

This volume contains the records of some institutions for the period 1641–5 (ff. 1–5r), before beginning again in June 1660.

D1/2/23 Episcopal register 1674–88
D1/2/24 Episcopal register 1689–1712
D1/2/25 Episcopal registers 1712–29
D1/2/26 Episcopal registers 1728–57

Extracted fos. 3r–24r, 125v–118v, 24v–56Ar, 118r–114r, 90v–87v. The institutions and collations in Bishop Gilbert’s register, fos. 56Av–76r, have not been extracted.

D1/10/1 Register of institutions 1748–57

This volume appears to be a draft episcopal register, containing all the records relating to appointments which are to be found in Gilbert’s register (D1/2/2, fos. 56Ar–76), plus additionally a number of curates’ licences and resignations.

D1/17/1–4 Preaching licences 1668–88

Most of the items are original preaching licences for specific parishes and/or the diocese, but a few are licences for curates.

D1/22/2 Subscription book 1664–8

All clerics and schoolmasters have been extracted; medics have not been extracted.

D1/22/3 Subscription book 1665–80

Extracted fos. 21–175, containing subscriptions for 6 Feb 1665 to 19 Aug 1680, plus the loose page at the back containing subscriptions for 1677.

D1/22/4 Subscription book 1671–87

Extracted fos. 20v–146r and 273v–271r, containing subscriptions for 8 Nov. 1671 to 16 Nov. 1687. Some entries also record the granting of licences to clergymen. (NB: this volume is the personal subscription book of Bishop Seth Ward, and the first folios (f. 11r–20r) contain subscriptions for the diocese of Exeter.

D1/22/5 Subscription book 1680–9, 1699–1701, 1708–17, 1720–2
D1/22/6 Subscription book 1689–1704, 1707–8, 1711, 1715, 1718–20, 1723

Loose inside the front cover of this volume are the letters of orders of Thomas Dillon in 1719; this document has also been extracted.

D1/22/7 Subscription book 1696–1710

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents and dignitaries have been ignored. The volume has been much affected by water damage, and some entries are all but illegible.

D1/22/8 Subscription book 1710–1805

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents, dignitaries and ordinands have been ignored. The bulk of this subscription book, fos. 1–44, covers the period from 5 June 1710 to 5 Mar 1714. Then there is a gap until 21 May 1720, after which occasional subscriptions have been entered until 1805.

D1/22/9 Subscription book 1715–23, 1727

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents and dignitaries have been ignored. The bulk of this document, fos. 20r–117r, relates to the episcopate of Bishop Talbot. At the end there are a few stray subscriptions on institution and one schoolmaster from the periods of Bishops Willis and Hoadly.

D1/22/10 Subscription book 1721–3

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents, dignitaries and ordinands have been ignored. In addition, letters testimonial inserted loosely at the beginning of the volume and a list of caveats listed at then end have been extracted.

D1/22/11 Subscription book 1723–48

The subscription book itself, 139 fos, covers the period 1723–34. But there are additional loose papers for the period, including two institutions. All relevant entries have been extracted.

D1/14/1/1a Ordination papers 1650–2, 1660–2, 1666–70

Most of the papers grouped under this shelfmark are ordination papers, but it is possible that some of them may be letters testimonial in support of a candidate presented to a living.

D1/14/1/4b Ordination papers 1685–8

Most of the papers grouped under this shelfmark are ordination papers, but it is possible that some of them may be letters testimonial in support of a candidate presented to a living.

D1/14/1/4c Ordination papers 1689–92

Most of the papers grouped under this shelfmark are ordination papers, but it is possible that some of them may be letters testimonial in support of a candidate presented to a living.

D1/48/1 Diocese book 1680

The diocese book compiled by Seth Ward following his visitation of the diocese of Salisbury in 1680 contains information about the parishes of the diocese, giving the name of the incumbent, whether a clergyman is licensed to preach (most are), whether he is a pluralist, the name of the curate (where one is employed), sometimes the date of licensing of the curate, and occasionally other miscellaneous information. All of this information has been extracted. There are also details about the state of the churches, which has not been extracted.

D1/51/1 Clergy books 1689–1714

Clergy call book extracted for 1698 and 1714 visitations only.

D1/57/3/2 Visitation papers 1671

A volume relating to the visitation of the cathedral in 1671.Extracted fos. 2v–3r, a liber cleri for the cathedral.

D1/20/1/1 Resignations

Extracted for the period 1625–1732.

D4/11/1 Peculiar of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury, clergy lists, 1717–24
D4/11/2 Peculiar of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury, clergy lists, 1727–31
D4/3/3 Peculiar of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury, clergy lists, 1732–88

This volume, described in the catalogue as an act book for 1663–84, also contains a liber cleri for the episcopal visitation of the cathedral in 1663.

D5/1/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, register of institutions, 1549–1846

Extracted fos. 59r–120r, which cover the period from 1661 to 22 Oct 1757.

D5/9/1 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, subscription book, 1599–1673

Extracted fos. 51v–, covering the period from 15 Sept 1660 to 1673. Medics have not been extracted.

D5/9/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, subscription book, 1674–1731

Medics have not been extracted.

D5/9/4 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, subscription book, 1662–1779, 1914

The following documents have been extracted:A single sheet containing subscriptions of schoolmasters, 1714.Two sheets containing subscriptions of schoolmasters, 1714, 1717.A single sheet containing subscriptions, 1706.A paper volume containing subscriptions for Aug 1662 to Aug 1673.A bound volume containing subscriptions from 15 Aug 1662 to 15 July 1706.Medics have not been extracted.

D5/29/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, visitation book, 1662–6

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of the peculiar of the dean of Salisbury in Aug/Sept 1662 (ff. 1–23), Mar 1662/3 (ff. 23–33), Sept 1663 (ff. 33–9), Mar–Apr 1664 (ff. 40–50), Apr 1665 (ff. 51–), June-July 1665 (f. 58–), and May 1666 (f. 68–). Some of these have been annotated as partial exhibit books.

D5/29/3 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, visitation book, 1668–9

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of the peculiar of the dean of Salisbury in 1668 and 1669, which have been annotated as partial exhibit books.Also extracted a loose paper, included in the volume, listing the value of all livings in the peculiar in 1668 along with the names of the incumbents.

D5/29/6 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, visitation book, 1678–80

Extracted the loose paper in this volume detailing the letters of orders of Paul Clement in 1662.

D5/5/1/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, ordination papers

A small collection of loose papers relating to the peculiar of the dean of Salisbury, including a subscription, licence, nomination, and testimonial. They may, as the catalogue states, be ordination papers.

D5/5/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, miscellaneous papers

A collection of miscellaneous papers, including nominations, subscriptions, resignations, testimonials, etc.Documents relating to the period 1660–1760 only have been extracted for this CDB.Testimonials which cannot be clearly dated or related to a specific place or event have not been extracted.

D7/1/1 Peculiar of the Prebend of Chute and Chisenbury, loose papers relating to the clergy of the peculiar, 1678–1844

A miscellaneous collection of papers including subscriptions and letters testimonial.

D23/2/1 Peculiar of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, visitation books, 1632, 1697–1706 and 1732, 1708–42

Extracted visitation books for 1697–1706 and 1732, containing libri cleri for the visitation of the peculiar of the dean and canons of Windsor in 1697, 1699, 1703, 1705, 1706 and 1732, and for 1708–42, containing libri cleri for the annual visitations.

D24/1/2 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, ordination papers

Extracted letters testimonial for 1703 and 1742. Despite the catalogue description, it is unlikley that either relates to an ordination.

D24/1/6 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, resignation papers, 1675–1834
D24/1/7 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, subscription book, 1676–1842

Extracted subscription book, which also contains some institutions.Extracted two loose papers, a subscription of 1673 and an institution of 1788.

D24/10/1 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, visitation book, 1670–81

Extracted annual libri cleri.

D25/1/1 Peculiar of the Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, miscellaneous papers relating to clergy appointments

Extracted loose papers – subscriptions, resignations, presentations – for the period to 1760.

D26/1/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, miscellaneous papers relating to clergy appointments

Extracted loose papers – subscriptions, collations, mandates to collate, institutions – for the period to 1760.

D26/3/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, subscription book, 4 June 1683 – 9 July 1821

Extracted subscription book and loose sheet with two subscriptions of 1717 and 1724.

D26/3/2 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, subscription book

A largely empty book containing only one subscription.

D26/11/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, visitation mandates

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of 1670, 1672, 1673, 1680, 1674, 1684, 1685, and 1686.

D26/12/5 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, churchwardens' presentments

Extracted clergy lists for 1722, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1728, and 1729.

D26/13/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, visitation book, 1681–4

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of 1681, 1682, 1683, and 1684.

D27/2/1 Peculiar of Gillingham, subscription book, 1735–62
D27/2/2 Peculiar of Gillingham, miscellaneous papers

Extracted loose papers, mainly subscriptions, nominations and licences, for the period before 1760.

D27/13/1 Peculiar of Gillingham, visitation book, 1734–1847

Extracted fos. 1–30, containing libri cleri for the annual visitations of 1734–60.

D27/14/1 Peculiar of Gillingham, visitation returns, 1718–1846

Extracted libri cleri for annual visitations in 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1733, and 1748.

D28/1/1 Diocese of Bristol, Clergy papers

Extracted miscellaneous papers, including one resignation and other papers relating to appointments.

Douglas, Manx National Heritage

Unless otherwise stated all sources relate to the diocese of Sodor and Man.

MNHL, MD335 (MS 06488) Papers predominantly relating to 19th-century ordinations and appointments within the diocese of Sodor and Man. (Ordination and appointment papers extracted up to 31 Dec. 1835.)
MNHL, MS 802C Book of Convocation with accompanying papers 1703–1739 (extracted lists of those attending Convocations of 1725, 1730, 1734 and 1739)
MNHL, MS 804C ‘Book of Convocation 1773–1791 with additional papers 1792–1848’ (extracted lists of those attending Convocations in 1774, 1776, 1778, 1781–3, 1785–93, 1795–6, 1798, 1822, 1834 and 1848 [exhibit book])
MNHL, MS 810C Volume containing presentations to livings and other positions of office 1664–1737
MNHL, MS 09309 Diocesan Archives deposit: including ‘Clergy Presentations, Testimonials and Subscriptions 1756-1821’; ‘Testimonials for Orders etc. commencing 1850’ – contains some testimonials, notices, nominations, dating from before 31 Dec. 1835, which have been extracted.
(Acc 9309 [GT] R4c) ‘Letters Testimonial for Clergy Orders etc. 1828 to 1859’ (Extracted documents relating to period before 31 Dec. 1835)
MNHL MS 09756 Diocesan Archives deposit: ‘Articles, Subscriptions and Oaths 1761’ ; lists of those attending Convocations: 30 May 1734, 5 August 1747, 30 May 1754, 1756–72; list of those attending primary visitation of Daniel Mylrea in 1822; exhibit book of those attending Convocation in 1757.

Kew, The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office)

PRO, E179/4 Clerical subsidy returns c.1561–1605

Extracted no. 129.

PRO, E179/5 Clerical subsidy returns c.1561–1605

Extracted nos 157, 167, 169–70, 173–4, 180, 184, 190, 196–7, 207, 211– 13, 217, 223, 227, 231, 237.

PRO, E179/6 Clerical subsidy returns, Bristol diocese, 1544–94

Extracted nos 1, 6, 8, 10, 16–19, 21, 23, 25–6, 29, 30, 32, 36–41, 43–4.

PRO, E179/7 Clerical subsidy returns, Bristol diocese, 1596–1611

Extracted nos 46–8a, 53, 55, 57–8, 60–5, 67–9, 71, 74–81, 83–6.

PRO, E179/23 Clerical subsidy returns, diocese of Ely, c. 1557–92

Extracted nos 96, 99, 101–2, 104A, 105–6, 107b, 109, 110A, 115–16, 121.

PRO, E179/48 Clerical subsidy records, diocese of Oxford, 1558–1605

Extracted nos. 3, 8–9, 11, 16–17, 19–22, 24, 27, 30, 32–3, 35–43.

PRO, E179/50 Clerical subsidy records, diocese of Rochester, c.1572–c.1596

nos. 92–4, 97–8, 100–2, 105, 107–8, 110–16.

PRO, E179/51 Clerical subsidy records, diocese of Rochester, c.1594–1603

nos. 117–18, 120, 122–4, 126.

PRO, E179/59 Clerical subsidy records, diocese of Worcester, 1550–97

Extracted nos 204–5, 210, 222–4, 226–9, 231–2, 234–5, 237, 240.

PRO, E179/60 Clerical subsidy records 1556–94

Extracted nos. 19, 20, 22, 24–30, 35–6, 39, 41–3, 45–6, 49.

PRO, E179/61/85 Free and Voluntary Present, Chester diocese, 1661
  • List of clergy assessed for tax under the Free and Voluntary Present of 1661.
PRO, E179/61/86 Free and Voluntary Present, Chester diocese, 1661, list of arrears
PRO, E179/307 Clerical subsidy returns, Bristol diocese, 1628–35

Extracted nos 7–8.

PRO, E179/307 Clerical subsidy records 1564–91

Extracted nos. 22, 24.

PRO, E213/428 Association oath roll, archdeaconry of Chester, 1696.
PRO, E213/429 Association oath roll, archdeaconry of Richmond, 1696.
PRO, E331/Bath & Wells/1–3 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1603–16, 1621–9
PRO, E331/Bristol/1–5 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1587, 1614–45
PRO, E331/Canterbury/10–12 Returns to the First Fruits Office, 1638–50
PRO, E331/Carlisle/12 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1627–9
PRO, E331/Coventry&Lichfield/2–12, 15–17 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1563–1619, 1633–45.
PRO, E331/ELY/9–17 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, diocese of Ely, 1660–1705
PRO, E331/OXFORD/6–7 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, diocese of Rochester, 1623–8
PRO, E331/ROCHESTER/19–25 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, diocese of Rochester, 1605–44

For Rochester/19, only one record extracted (1 October 1605).

PRO, E331/ROCHESTER/26–31 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, diocese of Rochester, 1660–91
PRO, E331/ROCHESTER/59–61 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, diocese of Rochester, 1824–35
PRO, LR9/124 Petition from a curate, Lichfield diocese, 1626–7

Leeds, West Yorkshire Archive Service

RD/CB 4a Visitation call books, Richmond and Catterick deaneries, 1711, 1714 and 1721.
RD/CB 4a Visitation call books, Amounderness deanery, 1713, 1714 and 1721.
RD/CB 4a Visitation call books, Richmond and Catterick deaneries, 1682, 1689 and 1702.
RD/CB 4a Visitation call books, Boroughbridge deanery, 1681.
RD/CB 4a Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1745
  • Covers the Boroughbridge, Catterick and Richmond deaneries of the archdeaconry of Richmond.

Leeds, Yorkshire Archaeological Society

DD82 Letters of orders and two licences to preach for Thomas Wood, 1648–72

Lichfield, Lichfield Record Office

Unless otherwise stated, all sources relate to the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry.

B/A/1/14iii Register of Bishop Lee (1534–43)
  • Extracted fos 17v–38v.
B/A/1/14iv Register of Bishop Sampson (1543–54).
B/A/1/15 Episcopal register (1543–1609).
  • Includes registers of Bishop Sampson (1543–54), sede vacante (1554), Bishop Baynes (1554–9), sede vacante (1559–60), Bishop Bentham (1560–79), Archbishop Parker (1560), sede vacante (1579–80) and Bishop Overton (1580–1609).
B/A/1/16 Register of Bishop Morton (1619–32).
B/A/1/21 Bishop’s register 1750–68
B/A/1/22 Bishop’s register 1768–71
B/A/1/23 Bishop’s register 1771–7
B/A/1/24 Bishop’s register 1777–85
B/A/1/25 Bishop’s register 1786–91
B/A/1/26 Bishop’s register 1791–7
B/A/1/27 Bishop’s register 1797–1801
B/A/1/28 Bishop’s register 1801–20
B/A/1/29 Bishop’s register 1820–36

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

B/A/2ii/1 Record of institutions, Coventry archdeaconry, 1537–1603
D30/12/15 Induction mandate 1605
D30/11/16 Draft resignations 1618–20
B/A/4/1 Subscription book 1600–12
B/A/4/17 Subscription book 1614–18
B/A/4/18 Subscription book 1618–62
B/A/4A/16 Subscription book labelled 1784

Two schoolmasters at Gnosall extracted 1752, 1761; yet to be uploaded.

B/A/4A/34 Subscription book 1749–57

Extracted all records relating to curates, schoolmasters, chaplains, perpetual curates, lecturers, readers and preachers and licences to serve a cure.

B/A/4A/35 Subscription book 1757–64

Extracted all records relating to curates, schoolmasters, chaplains, perpetual curates, lecturers, readers and preachers and licences to serve a cure.

B/A/4A/36 Subscription book 1764–73

Extracted all records relating to curates, schoolmasters, chaplains, perpetual curates, lecturers, readers and preachers and licences to serve a cure.

B/A4A/38 Subscription book 1781–92

Two subscriptions observed missing in register extracted.

B/A/4A/41 Subscription book 1805–9

Subscriptions for licences at ordination of 24 Jan. 1806 extracted.

B/A/4A/44 Subscription book 1825–34

Schoolmasters’ subscriptions and one curate’s extracted.

B/A/4A/48 Subscription book 1824–39

Schoolmasters’ subscriptions extracted.

B/A/10 Letters of orders 1645–59.
B/C/4 Licences, Citations, Decrees, 1635–7
B/A/11/2/1813–17 (A) Curates’ licences 1813–17
B/A/11/2/1817–24 (B) Curates’ licences 1817–24
B/A/11/2/1824–6 (C) Curates’ licences 1824–6
B/A/11/2/1826–30 (D) Curates’ licences 1826–30
B/A/11/2/1830–4 (E) Curates’ licences 1830–4
B/A/11/2/1834–40 (F) Curates’ licences 1834–40

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

B/C/5/1640 Shrewsbury St Chad Indenture of election, 1623
B/V/1/2 Liber Cleri 1558
B/V/1/5 Liber Cleri 1561–2
B/V/1/8 Liber Cleri 1573
B/V/1/11 Liber Cleri, sede vacante, 1579
B/V/1/15 Liber Cleri 1584
B/A/16/1/1 Liber Cleri, Stafford archdeaconry, 1584
B/V/1/23 Liber Cleri 1597
B/V/1/24 Liber Cleri 1605
B/V/1/32 Liber Cleri 1616
B/V/1/62 Liber Cleri 1639
B/A/16/1/1 Liber Cleri, Stafford archdeaconry, 1584
D30/2/7/96 Seventeenth-century miscellaneous volume
  • Extracted: fos 128v, 160v, 162r, 212v, 214r.
D30/12/10 Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, list of the installation of deans and prebendaries, 1543–1632
D30/1/2/64 Dean and Chapter of Lichfield subscription book 1806–1876

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

D30/9/1 Dean and Chapter of Lichfield’s peculiar jurisdiction, benefice papers 1750–1835
D/A/4A/1 Dean of Lichfield’s subscription book 1826–43
PBI/V/4 Peculiar of Bishops Itchington, citations and processes 1827–9
PGn/A/4B Peculiar of Manor of Gnosall, subscription of official principal 1704
PGn/A/11B, C Peculiar of Manor of Gnosall, nominations of schoolmasters and parish clerk 1708/9–54

Omitting parish clerks.

PGn/A/28 Peculiar of Manor of Gnosall, grant of officialty and resignation 1743, 1783
PH/A/4B Peculiar of Dean of Hartington, Officials and deans’ subscriptions, 1707, 1826
PH/A/6 Peculiar of Dean of Hartington, induction mandates 1755, 1827
PH/A/11 B, C Peculiar of Dean of Hartington, nominations of schoolmaster and parish clerk 1813, 1789
PHA/A/11A Peculiar of Prebend of Handsacre and Armitage, nominations of curates and parish clerks

Nominations of curates extracted.

PL/A/11 A, C Peculiar of Prebend of Longdon, nominations of curates and parish clerks 1719–1810

Nominations of curates extracted.

PPe/A/4A Royal Free Chapel of Penkridge peculiar jurisdiction, subscription book 1797–1848

Extracted subscriptions of officials and clergy up to 31 Dec. 1835.

PTa/V/4 Peculiar of Bishops Tachbrook citations and processes 1731–76
PTe/A/28 Royal Free Chapel of Tettenhall peculiar jurisdiction, appointments of officials
PTe/V/4, A7 Royal Free Chapel of Tettenhall peculiar jurisdiction, citations and processes, 1731–1812

Extracted for 1821–35.

PTe/V/A7, 11A Royal Free Chapel of Tettenhall peculiar jurisdiction, nominations and resignations of curates 1797–1841

Extracted up to 31 Dec. 1835.

PWe/A/11A Peculiar jurisdiction of Prebend of Weeford, nomination of curate 1811
Pwol/Ch. Royal Free Chapel of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Chapter Acts 1589–1828
PWol/A/1/1 Royal Free Chapel of Wolverhampton act book 1752–1818
PWol/A/1/2 Royal Free Chapel of Wolverhampton act book 1819–39

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

PWol/A/4A/1 Royal Free Chapel of Wolverhampton subscription book 1719–1800

Lincoln, Lincolnshire Archives

Register XXXVIII Episcopal register of Bishops Richard Reynolds and John Thomas, June 1723—Oct. 1761
Register XXXIX Episcopal register of Bishops John Green, Thomas Thurlow and George Pretyman, Dec, 1761—Dec.1799
Register XL Episcopal register of Bishops George Pretyman(-Tomline), George Pelham, John Kaye and John Jackson, Jan. 1800— July 1858

Extracted records up until 31 December 1835 only.

Ord. Reg. 1 Ordination register 1820—68

Extracted records up until 31 December 1835 only.

Cur. Reg. 1813—31 Register of Curates’ Licences 1813—31
Sub. VII Subscription book ending 1753

One note of resignation for 1740 extracted from fo. 442.

Sub. VIII Subscriptions of schoolmasters etc 28 June 1727 – 18 Nov. 1810

Subscriptions of schoolmasters and clerics extracted (not yet uploaded).

Sub. IX Subscription book for clerical subscriptions 28 June 1769 to 22 Dec. 1780

Subscriptions relating to licences on 21 Dec. 1778 and private ordination on 28 Oct. 1775 on fo. 133 extracted.

Sub. XII Subscription book for clerical subscriptions 12 June 1802 to 23 Dec. 1815

Licences for 27 Mar., 18 June 1811, 5 June 1814 extracted.

Sub. XIII Subscription book for clerical subscriptions 9 Dec. 1815 to 23 Feb. 1824

Subscription relating to licences on 2 July 1822, 12 July 1822, and private ordinations on 23 Apr. and 15 Sept. 1821 extracted.

Sub. XIV Subscription book for clerical subscriptions 5 Jan 1824 to 23 Feb. 1834

Subscriptions relating to licences on 19 July 1827, 5 Oct. 1827 and 21 Jan 1834 extracted.

Sub. T 5 Travelling subscription book 1761—78

Records of subscriptions for outgoing letters dimissory extracted for 7 Sept 1766, and licences on 19 Sept. 1779, 8, 10, 15, 18 and 21 Aug. 1778 extracted.

Sub. T 6 Subscription book for clerical subscriptions, 21 June 1780 to 18 June 1818

Records of subscriptions for licences 17 June 1784, 29 June 1788, 29 July 1791 extracted.

D&C CII 97/1 Dean and Chapter Subscription Book 1713—1914

Subscriptions of senior vicars, curates, and schoolmasters extracted to 31 Dec. 1835.

London, The British Library

Add. MS 33973 Subscription book, diocese of Bath and Wells, 1571–83
Harleian MS 7043, pp. 9–14 Extracts from the register of Matthew Wren, bishop of Ely.

London, Lambeth Palace Library

Cranmer Register Register of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer 1533–53

Extracted from 1 January 1540.

Pole Register Register of Archbishop Reginald Pole 1556–8
Parker Register Registers of Archbishop Mathew Parker 2 vols, 1559–76

Includes vacancy register 1575–6.

Grindal Register Registers of Archbishop Edmund Grindal 2 vols, 1576–83

Includes vacancy register 1583.

Whitgift Register Registers of Archbishop John Whitgift 3 vols, 1583–1604

Includes vacancy register 1604.

Bancroft Register Register of Archbishop Richard Bancroft 1604–11

Includes vacancy register 1610–11.

Abbot Register Registers of Archbishop George Abbot 3 vols, 1611–33

Includes vacancy register 1633.

Laud Register Registers of Archbishop William Laud 2 vols, 1633–42
Cartae Miscellanae XII/3 Survey of the Oxford clergy, 1593

The document is printed in S. S. Pearce (ed.), 'A Report of the Oxford Clergy AD 1593', Report of the Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 59 (1913 for 1914), pp. 145–70, the notes for which are unreliable.

CM 47/9 Institution deed, Bristol diocese, 1616

Maidstone, Centre for Kentish Studies

Unless otherwise stated, all sources relate to the diocese of Rochester.

DRb/Ar1/15 Episcopal registers 1540–75
DRb/Ar1/16 Episcopal registers 1576–1666

Includes 2 institutions from Chichester diocese (fo. 48r) and a register of orders for 1605 (fos 59r–62v).

DRb/Ar/1/17 Episcopal register 1637–79
DRb/Am/1 Muniment book 1683–1717
DRb/Ai/1 Bishops’ institutions and collections 1685–1712

Omitted records of presentation.

Uncatalogued act book Act book 1713–1824
DRa/Ai Induction mandates

Extracted for 1660–88. This collection also includes acts of resignations. In addition to those surviving for 1660–88, all those surviving for the periods 1550–1660 and 1688–1714 have been extracted, namely:2/6 Allington 17148/1 Bidborough 157011/1 Burham 155618/1 Cooling 155025/1 Dartford 157436/1 Halling 155537/1 High Halstow 158339/1 Higham 155744/1 Horton Kirby 1590/146/1 Kingsdown 155247/1 Lamberhurst 1563-449/1-2, 8 Leigh 1563, 1568, 171364/1-2 Offham 1569, 157267/1 Pembury 155569/1 Ridley 157071/1 Ryarsh 156376/1 Stoke 158478/1 Sutton-at-Hone 155380/9 Teston 171188/1 Woolwich 1561

DRB/Am 5 Muniment book 1754–73

Extracted the licensing of schoolmasters (fos 17r and 18v).

DRB/L a 1 List of Curates’ licences 1814–87
DRa/Vb.4 Visitation Book, 1562–5
DRb/Pa.21 Consistory court correction book 1591–3

Extracted one case (Edward Topsell).

DRb/Am/3 Muniment book 1716–24

Extracted the lists of cathedral clergy for 1716 (fos 6–7) and 1724 (fo. 96).

DRb/Am/2 Muniment book 1717–26

Extracted the lists of clergy summoned to elect convocation proctors in 1713 (fos 11v–13v) and 1721 (fos 106–8).

DRb/Vs/1 Visitation processes 1724–48
DRb/Am/4 Muniment book 1727–54

Extracted the lists of clergy summoned to elect convocation proctors in June 1734 and August 1747.

DRb/Vb/1 Visitation book 1738–48
DRb/VpM/2 Visitation processes 1738
DRb/VpR/2 Visitation processes 1738
DRb/VpM/3 Visitation processes 1743
DRb/VpM/4 Visitation processes 1748
DRb/VpR/3 Visitation processes 1748
DRb/VpR/4 Visitation processes 1748
DRB/Vb1 Visitation processes, Rochester and Malling deaneries, 1754–1800

Extracted liber cleri for 1754, 1757, 1760, 1767, 1776, 1780, 1796, 1800.

DRB/Vs1 Visitation processes, Dartford deanery, 1754–1830

Extracted liber cleri for 1754, 1757, 1760 and 1830.

Nottingham, Nottingham University Library

AN/CL 166/36 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Nottingham deanery, 1663.
AN/CL 166/75 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Nottingham deanery, 1684.
AN/CL 170/1/1 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Bingham deanery, 1663.
AN/CL 170/1/38 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Bingham deanery, 1684.
AN/CL 172/3/1 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Newark deanery, 1663.
AN/CL 172/3/40 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Newark deanery, 1684.
AN/CL 176/1/1 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Retford deanery, 1663.
AN/CL 176/1/40 Exhibit book for archidiaconal visitation of the archdeaconry of Nottingham, Retford deanery, 1684.
AN/L 246 Schoolmaster’s licence 1662
  • Original licence.
AN/L 247/4 Subscription book for the archdeaconry of Nottingham, c.1730–c.1780.

This volume is entitled ‘Parish Clerks Declarations’, but is, in fact, a subscription book including schoolmasters, proctors, etc.

Oxford, Bodleian Library

MS Rawl. d. 340 Subscription book, diocese of Ely, 1667–81

Oxford, Christ Church Archives

Unless otherwise stated, all sources related to the dean and chapter of Christ Church.

Christ Church Archives, xii.b.104–119 Disbursement books 1661–76

Extracted quarterly payments made to chaplains.

Christ Church Archives, xii.c.120–279 Disbursement books 1677–1835

Extracted quarterly payments made to chaplains.

Oxford, Oxfordshire County Record Office

Unless otherwise stated, all sources relate to the diocese of Oxford.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers d. 105 Episcopal register 1557–67, 1568–89, 1592–1604
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 265 Episcopal register 1579–1638
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 264 Episcopal register 1604–42
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers d. 106 Episcopal register 1660–1702

This register is not complete. Entries are included for the following dates:2 Aug. 1660 – 13 Feb. 1664 (ff. 1–23)20 June 1669 – 26 Feb. 1670 (ff. 32–4)21 Dec. 1673 – 20 Sept. 1674 (ff. 39–42)30 May 1675 (f. 47)9 Mar. 1675 – 24 Feb. 1677 (ff. 49v–58)10 Apr. 1678 –31 May 1702 (ff. 64–161)

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 266 Episcopal register 1699–1736
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers b. 21 Episcopal register 1737–1802
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers b. 22 Episcopal register 1802–45

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 29 Act book 1777–1811

Collated with register MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers b. 21; records of ordinations, letters dimissory, presentations and resignations not contained in register have been extracted.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 126 Ordination book 1793–1805

Extracted information on defaulting candidates.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 12 Subscription book 1604–24
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 9 Subscription book 1605–35
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 13 Subscription book 1629–46

This includes an ordination conducted by Bishop Corbet after his translation to Norwich diocese (pp. 151–4).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 14 Subscription book 1665–71
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 15 Subscription book 1675–89

Only extracted record relating to Stephen Penton on p. 257.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 16 Subscription book 1686–90
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 17 Subscription book 1690–2

Collated with the register (MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 266), and extracted only those records – two subscriptions on pp. 295–4 – that are not in the register.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 18 Subscription book 1697–1702

Collated with the register (MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 266), and extracted only those records which do not appear in the register:15 ordinations of 21 Mar. 17024 appointments of 1699 and 1702.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers e. 19 Subscription book 1699–1712

Collated with the register (MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 266), and extracted only those records which provide information additional to that in the register, namely ordinations for:29 Dec. 1699, pp. 1, 3, 526 May 1700, pp.13, 15, 17, 1922 Sept. 1700, pp. 39, 41, 4316 Mar. 1700 o.s., pp. 51, 53, 5515 June 1701, pp. 67, 69, 71, 73.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 21 Subscription book 1728–1739

Collated with the register (MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers c. 266), and extracted only those records – five entries betwee 1734 and 1736 – that are not in the register.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 22 Subscription book 1662–1730
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, d. 99 Subscription book (instituted clergy) 1738–93

Extracted subscriptions of four curates 1739–41 not in register.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, d. 102 Subscription book (ordinands) 1738–59

Extracted subscriptions relating to three licensings 1738–40.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 23 Subscription book (curates) 1730–71

Extracted subscriptions for curates, schoolmasters and lecturers.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 25 Subscription book (instituted clergy) 1738–77

Collated with registers; ordinations and licensings not in register have been extracted.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 27 Subscription book (ordinands) 1777–94

Extracted caveats for use elsewhere.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 84 Bound curates' licences 1814–20

Volume labelled 1814–20, but it contains licences back to 1810 and a list of curates licensed from 1745 to 1754.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 83 Nominations to curacies 1642–1874

One nomination extracted, fo. 132r.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 85 Resignation deeds 1609–1856

Extracted for 1660–1735, namely:fos 5–6 Marsh Baldon 1624fo. 7 Bampton 1664fo. 15 Blechingdon 1662fo. 16 Britwell 1675fo. 18r Chalgrove 1625fo. 20r Charlton on Otmoor 1643fo. 22 Charlton on Otmoor 1685fo. 23 Chesterton 1689fo. 25 Chimmer 1661fo. 44r Easington 1635fo. 46 Emington 1684fo. 48r Enstone 1627fo. 50r Eynsham 1644fo. 52 Hanwell 1734fo. 53 Hardwick 1645fos. 56–7 Henley 1662fo. 59 Heyford Warren 1609fo. 65 Kencot 1628fo. 66 Kirtlington 1686fo. 74 Lewknor 1665fo. 80 Mongewell 1685fo. 82 Newton Purcel 1728fo. 84 Nuffield 1624fo. 90 St Aldate's Oxford 1617fo. 106r St Mary Magdalen Oxford 1643fo. 110 St Peter le Bailey Oxford 1619fo. 117r Standlake 1635fo. 119 Northstock 1698fo. 123 Swincombe 1666fo. 125 Waterstock 1676fo. 127 Weston on the Green 1644fo. 128 Whitfield 1662

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, d. 771 Resignation deeds 1623, 1706–1808

Extracted for 1623–1735, namely (unfoliated):Oddington 1623Pirton 1702Kirtlington 1706Chesterton 1706St Ebbe's, Oxford, 1707Bampton 1707Hanwell 1716Chesterton 1720St Clement's, Oxford 1724Mapledurham 1724Shipton super Whichwood 1726Hanborough 1729Fritwell 1729Alkerton 1729Broughton Poggs 1734St Clement's, Oxford, 1734

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 1 Call books 1630–41

Extracted liber cleri for 1631, 1635 and 1641.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 2 Visitation book 1664

Extracted fos 2–25, containing the liber cleri for the episcopal visitation of 1664.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 3 Visitation book 1666, 1670, 1672

Extracted the libri cleri for the episcopal visitations of 1666 (fo. 2–) and 1672 (fo. 112–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, d. 19 Visitation book 1679
MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, d. 20 Visitation book 1682, 1685

Extracted the liber cleri for the episcopal visitation of 1685 (fo. 16v–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 130 Visitation book 1691, 1697

Extracted the libri cleri for Bishop Hough's primary visitation of 1691 (fo. 2–) and his triennial visitation of 1697 (fo. 16v–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 7 Visitation book 1704

Extracted the liber cleri for the episcopal visitation of 1704 (fo. 2–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 8 Visitation book 1709

Extracted the liber cleri for the triennial episcopal visitation of 1709 (fo. 2–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 131 Visitation book 1716

Extracted the liber cleri for the primary episcopal visitation of July 1716 (fo. 10–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 133 Visitation book 1722

Extracted the liber cleri for the triennial episcopal visitation of July 1722 (fo. 28–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 134 Visitation book 1728, 1731

Extracted the liber cleri for the triennial episcopal visitation of July 1728 (fo. 2–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, e. 16 Visitation book 1734

Extracted the liber cleri for the triennial episcopal visitation of July 1734 (fo. 91v–).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 17 Act book, peculiar of Banbury, 1626–36

Extracted libri cleri (fos 59r–v, 67r–v, 73r–v, 79r–v, 85r–v, 90r, 94r–v, 98r–v) and subscriptions (fos 83r and 97v).

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 16 Act book, peculiar of Banbury, 1626–36

Extracted libri cleri (fos 102r, 106r, 111r, 113v, 118r, 125r) and an appointment (fo. 48v).

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 155 Act book, peculiar of Banbury, 1629–32

Extracted subscriptions (fo. 1v) and two libri cleri (fos 21r, 22r).

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 28 Court books, peculiar of Banbury, 1676–1723

Extracted annual libri cleri for 1676–1723.

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 156 Court books, peculiar of Banbury, 1724–35

Extracted annual libri cleri for 1724–35.

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. d. 14 Act book, Dorchester and Thame peculiars, 1581–91

Extracted libri cleri for Dorchester (fos 15r–v, 21r, 24r–v, 26r–v, 28r, 39v–40r, 43r–v, 45v–6v, 48v–9r, 51r–v, 53v–4r, 55v–6r) and for Thame (fo. 62r).

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 158 Court books, peculiar of Dorchester, 1625–1722

Extracted libri cleri for 1625–38 and annual libri cleri for 1662–1722.

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 159 Act book and visitation book, Dorchester peculiar

Extracted libri cleri 1740–1835.

MS Oxf. Dioc. Papers, c. 18 Act book, Thame peculiar, 1584–1640

Extracted libri cleri for 1584–90, 1605–22, 1636–40.

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 163 Act book, Thame peculiar, 1723–35

Extracted annual libri cleri for 1723–35.

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 195 Act book, Langford peculiar, 1720–74

Extracted annual libri cleri for 1720, 1721, 1723, 1724, 1727, 1729, 1730, 1732, 1733, 1739.

MS Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 162 Visitation book, Thame and Monks Risborough peculiars, 1676–1721

Extracted annual libri cleri for 1676–1721 and a licence to preach (p. 188).

Oxford, Queen's College Library

MS 252 Liber cleri, archidiaconal visitation of Oxford, 1585

Preston, Lancashire Record Office

DRCh/6 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1701
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond.
DRCh/8 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1712
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond.
DRCh/9 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1716
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond.
DRCh/10 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1725
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond.
DRCh/12 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1733
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond.
DRCh/14 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1741 and 1743
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond:
    • 1741: deaneries of Boroughbridge, Catterick and Richmond.
    • 1743: deaneries of Amounderness, Lonsdale, Kendal, Furness and Copeland.
DRCh/18 Exhibit book, episcopal visitation, 1749
  • Covers the archdeaconry of Richmond.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire Archives

P40/W/1/3/1 Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth, Act Book, 1629–41
P40/W/1/3/3 Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth, Acts and Formulae 1677–1786
P40/W/1/1/2 Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth, Court Book 1770-1825
P257/W/1/4 Peculiar of St Mary’s Shrewsbury St Mary’s Shrewsbury Peculiar Act Book 1709–32

Strood, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

Unless otherwise stated, all sources relate to the dean and chapter of Rochester.

DRc/Ac 2–4 Chapter books 1–3.

Details of appointments of minor canons and schoolmasters , and to livings in the gift of the dean and chapter, and also, in 3–4, some libri cleri for the cathedral.

DRc/Ac5 Chapter Minute Book 1706–21

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac6 Chapter Minute Book 1721–43

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac7 Chapter Minute Book 1744–65

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac8 Chapter Minute Book 1766–88

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac9 Chapter Minute Book 1788–1808

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac10 Chapter Minute Book 1808–27

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac11 Chapter Minute Book 1827–39

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings up to end of period covered by Database.

DRc/Aoh Appointment of schoolmasters

Extracted 4–6

DRc/Aom Appointment and Resignations of Minor Canons

Extracted 2–4

DRc/Arb 2 ‘The Red Book vol. 2.’

Installation of canons and appointment of minor canons 1660–79. Not yet completed.

DRc/Arb/3 Red Book: volume 3

Installations of deans and prebendaries extracted.

Taunton, Somerset Record Office

Unless otherwise stated, all sources relate to the diocese of Bath and Wells.

D/D/B.Reg/13 Register of William Knight 1541–7
D/D/B.Reg/14 Register of Gilbert Bourne 1554–9
D/D/B.Reg/15 Register of Gilbert Berkeley 1560–81
D/D/B.Reg/16 Register of Thomas Goodwin 1584–7
D/D/B.Reg/17 Register of Thomas Goodwin 1587–90
D/D/B.Reg/18 Register of John Still 1593–1603
D/D/B.Reg/19 Register of Arthur Lake 1617–20
D/D/B.Reg/31 Institutions 1584–1625

Extracted institutions for 1603–25.

D/D/B.Reg/19a Register of Walter Curle 1630–2
D/D/B.Reg/20 Register of William Piers 1632–69

Extracted entries for 1632–45.

Extracted fos 79v–135r, containing entries for 1660–9.

D/D/B.Reg/21 Register of Robert Creighton 1670–2
D/D/B.Reg/22 Register of Peter Mews 1673–84
D/D/B.Reg/23 Register of Thomas Ken 1684–91

Also contains records of approximately forty institutions sede vacante .

D/D/B.Reg/24 Register of Richard Kidder 1691–1703
D/D/B.Reg/25 Register of George Hooper 1703–27
D/D/B.Reg/26 Register of John Wynne 1727–43
D/D/B.Reg/27 Register of Edward Willes 1743–61
D/D/B.Reg/28 Institution book of Edward Willes 1761–74

Despite its title, this volume is clearly part of the main series of registers, containing ordinations as well as institutions and collations.

D/D/B.Reg/32 Register of Charles Moss 1774–1802
D/D/B.Reg/33 Register of Richard Beadon 1802–24
D/D/B.Reg/34 Register of G. H. Law 1824–37

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

D/D/Vc 53 Ordination book 1554–9
D/D/OL 4 Licence book 1572–3

Parts of this volume are too damaged to be consulted.

D/D/OL 5 Licence book 1576–7
D/D/OL 6 Licence book 1578–80

Parts of this volume are too damaged to be consulted.

D/D/OL 7 Licence book 1579–82
D/D/OL 8 Licence book 1583–4
D/D/OL 9 Licence book 1585–6
D/D/OL 10 Licence book 1587–8
D/D/OL 14 Licence book 1596–9
D/D/OL 19 Licence book 1608
D/D/Vc 57 Subscription book 1584
D/D/Vc 68 Subscription book 1603–5
D/D/Pg 3 Subscription book 1605–40

This subscription book relates to peculiar jurisdictions.

D/D/Vc 58 Subscription book 1627–38
D/D/BS/1 Subscription book 1661–2

This subscription book also contains some entries relating to the diocese of Exeter.

D/D/BS/2 Subscription book 1662–5
D/D/BS/3 Subscription book 1665–8
D/D/BS/4 Subscription book 1668–70
D/D/BS/5 Subscription book 1670–2
D/D/BS/6 Subscription book 1672–81

Only subscriptions on ordination have been extracted; subscriptions on institution and collation have not been extracted.

D/D/BS/7 Subscription book 1691–1703
D/D/BS/8 Subscription book 1704–21
D/D/BS/10 Subscription book 1743–59
BD/D/BS/11 Index of ordinands 1759–76

Essentially an ordination subscription book, but it also contains some subscriptions before licensing of curates, schoolmasters, preachers, etc.All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/12 Subscription book 1776–88

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/13 Subscription book 1789–1802

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/14 Subscription book 1802–14

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/15 Subscription book 1814–20

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/16 Subscription book 1821–7

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/17 Subscription book 1827–35

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.

BD/D/BS/18 Subscription book 1835–42

All records relating to licensings and ordinations have been extracted; subscriptions before institution and collation have not been extracted.Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835.

D/D/BS/39 Subscription book (curates and schoolmasters) 1660–9

Subscriptions of surgeons have not been extracted.

D/D/BS/40 Subscription book 1662–4

Apparently a chancellor’s subscription book.

D/D/BS/41 Subscription book 1664–72

Apparently a chancellor’s subscription book. Subscriptions of surgeons have not been extracted.

D/D/BS/42 Subscription book 1672–94

Apparently a chancellor’s subscription book. Subscriptions of surgeons have not been extracted.

D/D/BS/43 Subscription book 1685–1730
D/D/BS/44 Subscription book 1728–64

Chancellor’s subscription book. Subscriptions of proctors and surrogates have not been extracted, unless they are identified as clergymen.

D/D/BS/45 Subscription book 1728–64

Chancellor’s subscription book. Subscriptions relating to institutions and licensings have been extracted up to 1 Jan. 1776. Subscriptions of surrogates have not been extracted.

D/D/Bc1 Register of curates’ licences 1813–17
D/D/Bc2 Register of curates’ licences 1822–8
D/D/Bc3 Register of curates’ licences 1829–37

Omitted all records after 31 Dec. 1835 (fo. 293).

D/D/Bres Resignations 1734–1801

Extracted for the period to 1761.

D/D/Ca 30 Liber cleri 1561–2
D/D/Ca 48 Ex officio libellus, 1574

Contains a list of cathedral clergy.

D/D/Vc.73 Consignation book 1606
D/D/Vc.79 Consignation book 1620
D/D/Vc.40 Consignation book 1639

Includes the appointment of rural deans.

D/D/Vc.41 Consignation book 1662
D/D/Vc.43 Consignation book 1669
D/D/Vc.2 Visitation book 1698
D/D/Ca 18 Consistory court act book 1551–6

Extracted the names of rural deans (pp. 1, 446) and the names of clergymen deprived in 1554 (pp. 440–3).

Worcester, Worcestershire Record Office

b 716.093-BA.2648/9(ii) Episcopal register 1536–9

Extracted two institutions of 1545 and 1550 (pp. 40–2).

b 716.093–BA.2648/9b(iii) Episcopal register 1539–43

Extracted evidence from 1 January 1540.

b 716.093–BA.2648/9b(iv) Episcopal register 1544–63
b 716.093–BA.2648/10(i) Episcopal register 1571–1625

Includes sede vacante business 1576–7, 1583–4, 1610.

b 716.093–BA.2648/10(ii) Episcopal register 1625–46

Includes sede vacante business in 1641.

b 732.2–BA.2049 Ordination papers 1559–1657
732.4–BA.2337/1–23 Presentation deeds 1540–1603

Extracted nos 48, 51, 74, 89, 154, 303, 568, 571, 582, 585, 633, 641, 644, 666a, 667, 697, 720, 755, 767, 798, 823, 827, 831–2, 843, 869, 872, 886, 890, 894, 909, 915, 929, 956, 961, 967, 974, 1020, 1038, 1066, 1067, 1073, 1105–6, 1141, 1144, 1152, 1154, 1167, 1171, 1198, 1222, 1238, 1275, 1316.

732.4-BA.2337/2 Box 24 Presentation deeds 1649–62

Extracted nos 626, 632–3, 635.

b 732.6–BA.2511 Register of mandates 1544–1632

Extracted those relating to gaps in the episcopal registers (fos 4r–15r, 253r–4r).

b 744–BA.2729 Letters testimonial for schoolmasters

Extracted nos 1–7, 9–11, 13, for the years 1602–56

b 736–BA.2006 Bishops’ transcripts boxes 1–59, 62

Details of the parishes to follow.

802–BA.2764 Visitation book 1540

Extracted pp. 229–66, 269–372 of a larger volume.

Worcester Cathedral Library

A45 Chapter act book 1605–45
A 65 Register of installations and admissions 1589–1640
A116 Subscription book 1604–1884

Extracted for 1604–45.

D366 Cathedral miscellany 16–17th century

Extracted ordination details of clergy in 1584 (fo. 18r).

A14 Canon’s book 16¬–17th century

Extracted names of curates, 1613 (fos 107r–111r).

York, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research

Inst. AB 6 Institution act book 1660–8
  • Not yet extracted.
  • To be extracted pp. 302–425.
Inst. AB 7 Institution act book 1664–76
  • Not yet extracted.
Inst. AB 8 Institution act book 1676–83

Not yet extracted.

Inst. AB 9 Institution act book 1683–6, 1691–1705.

This volume does not contain any entries for the period of the vacancy of the see between 1686 and 1688 or for the episcopate of Archbishop Lamplugh 1688–91.

Inst. AB 10 Institution act book 1705–24
Inst. AB 10A Institution act book 1710–24, 1731–43, 1749–52, 1754–62.
Inst. AB 11 Institution act book 1724–33
Inst. AB 12 Institution act book 1733–44
Inst. AB 13 Institution act book 1744–55
Sub. Bk 2 Subscription Book of Archbishop Neile 1609–40

Includes subscriptions for Rochester diocese, 1609–10 (fos. 10r–12r).

Sub.Bk. 3 Subscription book 1660–3
Sub. Bk. 5 Subscription book 1663–73
  • Contains primarily schoolmasters and curates
Sub. Bk. 6 Subscription book 1662–9
Sub. Bk. 8 Subscription book 1673–82

Also contains a liber cleri for the archdeaconry of York in 1673.

Sub. Bk. 9 Subscription book 1679–1712
  • An ordination subscription book. Only the entries for the period from 8 December 1688 to 5 May 1691 (Lamplugh’s episcopate) have been extracted.
Sub. Bk. 12 Subscription book 1682–93
Sub. Bk. 13 Subscription book 1689–1713

This subscription book contains three sections:

  • The first pagination, pp. 1–40, contains subscriptions on appointment from 25 January 1688 to 26 March 1691.
  • The second pagination, pp. 1–330, contains subscriptions on appointment from 4 August 1691 to 28 June 1711.
  • From the back, ff. 204–200, contain subscriptions on ordination for the period from 3 October 1697 to 12 November 1710.
Only the subscriptions on appointment have been extracted.

Sub. Bk. 14 Subscription book 1692–1703

This volume contains primarily subscriptions of schoolmasters and curates prior to licensing.This volume has not yet been extracted.

Sub. Bk. 15 Subscription book 1703–21

This volume contains primarily subscriptions of schoolmasters and curates prior to licensing.

Sub. Bk. 18 Subscription book 1722–57

This volume contains primarily subscriptions of curates, preachers and schoolmasters prior to licensing.

V.1662–3/Exh.Bk. Exhibit book for Archbishop Frewen’s metropolitical visitation 1662–3
V.1667/Exh.Bk. Exhibit book for Archbishop Sterne’s primary visitation 1667
ER.V/Exh.Bk.1 Exhibit book for the visitation of the archdeaconry of the East Riding, 1663
Lic/C Curates’ licences 1726–1819
D/C.Nom.Sm. Schoolmasters’ nominations within the peculiar jurisdiction of the dean and chapter of York, 1663–1815.

Not yet extracted.

BW2 Bishop Wilton peculiar visitation papers 1727–59.

Includes visitation calls for the peculiar jurisdiction of Bishop Wilton from 1727 to 1759.

Not yet extracted.

SC2 South Cave peculiar visitation papers.

Visitation calls for the peculiar jurisdiction of South Cave from 1740 to 1759 are to be extracted.

Not yet extracted.

Sel 3 Selby peculiar visitation papers.

Visitation calls for the peculiar jurisdiction of Selby from 1718 to 1759 are to be extracted.

Not yet extracted.

Printed sources

Archdeaconry of Stafford Visitations of the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1829-41, ed. D. Robinson (1980)

Clerical names extracted for the period up to 31 Dec. 1835.

British Magazine, 1832–6

Extracted ordinations for the diocese of Rochester 1832–5.

Canterbury Licences Canterbury Licences (General) 1568–1646, ed. A. J. Willis (1972)

Calendar extracted from Canterbury Cathedral Archives, DCb/L/R/1–17.

Canterbury Sede Vacante Kent Records. Calendar of Institutions by the Chapter of Canterbury sede vacante, ed. C. E. Woodruff and I. J. Churchill (1924)
H.M.C., Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, Volume II, (1914), pp. 253–429.

Extracted appointments for 1540–1640s.