Periods > 17th century

Includes extensive official and private records of Parliament, and the urban history of London, Glasgow, Cardiff and other major cities.

Calendar of Cecil Papers

 15 volumes.

House of Lords, Journal

The official record of proceedings in the House (1509-1793, 1830-2). 15 volumes.

House of Commons, Journal

The official record of the House. Includes volumes 1-12 (1547-1699) & 85 (1830). 12 volumes.

House of Commons, Debates (Grey)

Debates (1667-94), collected by the Hon. Anchitell Grey, MP (10 vols). 10 volumes.

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic (William and Mary)

Eleven volumes, for the reigns of William and Mary and William singly from 1696. 10 volumes.

Quarter Sessions records

Records of the periodic courts of quarter sessions. 9 volumes.

Higher Clergy of the Church of England [Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1541-1857]

Records of bishops and higher clergy for the dioceses of England. 11 volumes.

Survey of London

Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 43 volumes.

State Papers of John Thurloe

Collections of Thurloe, Secretary of State 1652-8, ed. Thomas Birch (7 volumes). 7 volumes.

Cardiff Records

Calendars and transcripts of medieval and early modern records. 5 volumes.

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic (James I)

Calendars of documents held by The National Archives. 4 volumes.

Thomas Burton's Diary

The parliamentary diary of Thomas Burton, MP for Westmorland (1653-59). 4 volumes.

Statutes of the Realm

The full text of Statutes passed into law by the two Houses of Parliament. 3 volumes.

Glasgow, Records of the Burgh

Extracts from the Burgh records, 1573-1690. 3 volumes.

House of Commons, History and Proceedings of (Chandler)

Extensive verbatim accounts of Commons debates, 1660-1739, in 10 volumes. 3 volumes.

Parochial records

Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 3 volumes.

Port, trade, bridge and customs records

Records for London and Bristol (15th to 18th centuries.) 4 volumes.

Hearth Tax records

Seventeenth-century hearth tax sources for London. 3 volumes.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

Seven volumes from the Reports and Calendars series of the HMC. 6 volumes.

Charters and Documents of Glasgow

Transcripts of charters and documents, 1175-1649. 2 volumes.

The Commissions for building fifty new churchesThe minute books, 1711-27, a calendar

Records of the body charged with building new churches to provide for the rapidly growing population of London after the Great Fire. Amongst these 50 churches were several by Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Register of the Freemen of the City of York: Vol. 21559-1759

Publications of the Surtees Society, vol. 102. The register records admissions to the freedom of the city, arranged chronologically by regnal year. This second volume covers the period from the accession of Elizabeth I to the death of George II.

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660

The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.

Roger Whitley's Diary 1684-1697Bodleian Library, MS Eng Hist c 711

Diary of a Cheshire gentleman, Whig Member of Parliament for Chester in 1689-97 and landholder in Wales, covering a period in which he steered a difficult political course. Michael Stevens' transcription is published by permission of the Bodleian Library.

Office Holders in Modern Britain

Listings of holders of offices in central government (17th-19th centuries). 6 volumes.

Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), Volume 41587-1603

Covers the whole period from the beginning of 1587 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I.

Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 21358-1688

Part 2 continues the calendar of London wills from the reign of Edward III until that of James II.

Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, 1600-1601

Covers the period from November 1600 to July 1601.

London Consistory Court Depositions, 1586-1611: list and indexes

London Record Society, volume 32; here published with the kind support of the Society. Abstracted details of nearly 1,800 cases, relating to defamation, marriage, tithe and other disputes.

Registrum Statutorum et Consuetudinum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Sancti Pauli Londiniensis

The collected statutes, charters, privileges, customs and other documents relating to St Paul's cathedral in London, from the earliest years of the church until the nineteenth century. Much of the text is in Latin, some of which is given an English translation.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England 34 volumes.

The records of St. Bartholomew's priory & St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: volume 2

The post-Reformation history of the church and parish. Includes a detailed account of the fabric of the church, its monuments and memorials, and parochial records. Also contains a chronological account of the church and its rectors. Substantial appendices detail the nineteenth-century restoration of the church building.

Calendar of Border Papers: volume 21595-1603

The second of two volumes of border papers, bringing the coverage up until the accession of James VI of Scotland as king of England.

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640Database

Biographical database of medical practitioners in London in a key period in the history of medicine.

Feet of Fines of the Tudor period [Yorks]: part 41594-1603

Records of the transfer of land and property. From the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series, volume 8.

Analytical index to the series of records known as the Remembrancia1579-1664

An index, arranged by topic, to this series of London records. They contain correspondence between central government and officials of the City of London relating to the rights, privileges, customs, trade and religious life of the City.

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.

Records of residence

 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Oxfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 14 volumes.

Hasted, History of Kent

The second edition of Edward Hasted's history, published between 1797 and 1801. 12 volumes.

Victoria County History: Middlesex

The local history of the county, organised by parish. 12 volumes.

Victoria County History: Wiltshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 14 volumes.

Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3

Abstracts of inquisitions for 19-45 Elizabeth I (1577 to 1603).

Blomefield's History of Norfolk

'An Essay towards a Topographical History', (11 vols, 1805-) 11 volumes.

Victoria County History: Cambridgeshire

The local history of the county, including the Isle of Ely, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Essex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Gloucestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Somerset

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Sussex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Old and New London (Thornbury & Walford)

Surveys London and Westminster and their environs (6 volumes, 1878). 6 volumes.

Victoria County History: Lancashire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 6 volumes.

Victoria County History: Staffordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 6 volumes.

Victoria County History: Warwickshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 6 volumes.

Environs of London (Lysons)

Lysons' account of London within twelve miles of the city (4 volumes, 1796). 4 volumes.

Magna Britannia (Lysons)

A topographical account of the counties of Great Britain. (Vols 3-6, 1814-22). 4 volumes.

Records of Westmorland

Medieval and early modern records of the Baronies of Kendale and Appleby. 4 volumes.

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire

As amplified by John Throsby (1790). 3 volumes.

Topographical dictionaries (Lewis)

A series of dictionaries for England, Scotland and Wales (1846-9). 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Hampshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Northamptonshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Shropshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

History and Antiquities of Durham (Surtees)

Four volumes (1820). 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Bedfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Berkshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Cheshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Leicestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Surrey

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Worcestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714

This volume lists members of the University of Oxford from 1500 to 1714, along with brief biographical details such as ecclesiastical positions held and family relationships among the alumni.

Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-TyneIncluding the Borough of Gateshead

The 'Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne' by the Newcastle author and publisher Eneas Mackenzie. It contains historical and contemporary accounts of the religious, civic, educational and cultural buildings and institutions of the city in the early nineteenth century.

A New History of LondonIncluding Westminster and Southwark

Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.

The History and Antiquities of the County of Suffolk: volume 1

Describes the parishes in the three hundreds of Wangford, Mutford and Lothingland, in the north-east of the county.

A History of the County of Durham: Volume 3

Covers the cathedral city of Durham, including an account of the cathedral itself. Also covers Stockton ward in the south-east of the county (bordering North Yorkshire) including Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees.

A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3

Covers the northern and eastern parts of the county, including accounts of Baldock, Bishop's Stortford, Hitchin and Letchworth, as well as the county town of Hertford.

A History of the County of Rutland: Volume 2

Contains accounts of all the parishes of the four hundreds of Rutland, along with the soke of Oakham.