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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 4, York Diocese. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1975.

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The following abbreviations are used for works in print which are cited in the text three or more times.

This is not an exhaustive list of works consulted.

Annual Reg. The Annual Register.
Autobiographies of Thomas Comber The Autobiographies and Letters of Thomas Comber, sometime precentor of York and dean of Durham, ed. C. E. Whiting. 2 vols. Surtees Society, clvi, clvii, 1946-7.
C.P.R. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office. 15 vols., 1547-72. London, 1924-66.
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers preserved in the Public Record Office, Domestic series. 94 vols., 1547-1704. London, 1856-1964.
Complete Baronetage Complete Baronetage, comp. G. E. Cokayne. 6 vols. Exeter, 1900-9.
Cotton, Fasti Eccles. Hibern. H. Cotton, Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae. 6 vols. Dublin, 1851- 1878.
Eboracum F. Drake, Eboracum: or the history and antiquities of the city of York . . . together with the history of the cathedral church and the lives of the archbishops of that see, etc. London, 1736.
Gent, Hist. Hull T. Gent, Annales Regioduni Hullini, or, The History of the Royal and Beautiful Town of Kingston upon Hull. London, 1735.
Gent. Mag. The Gentleman's Magazine.
Halifax Monumental Inscriptions E. W. Crossley, Monumental Inscriptions in Halifax Parish Church. Leeds, 1909.
Hist. Reg. Chron. The Historical Register . . . Chronological Diary, 1717-39.
Hunter, South Yorkshire J. Hunter, South Yorkshire: the History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, in the Diocese and County of York. 2 vols. London, 1828-31.
L. & P. Letters and Papers of the Reign of Henry VIII, ed. J. S. Brewer. 23 vols. in 38. London, 1862-1932.
Le Neve J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae. London, 1716.
Le Neve-Hardy J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, corrected by T. D. Hardy. 3 vols. Oxford, 1854.
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette.
Lond. Mag. The London Magazine and Monthly Chronologer.
Memorials of Ripon Memorials of the Church of SS. Peter and Wilfrid, Ripon, ed. J. T. Fowler. 3 vols. Surtees Society, lxxiv, lxxvii, lxxxi, 1882, 1886, 1888.
Rymer, Foedera Foedera, conventiones, literae et cujuscunque generis acta publica inter reges Angliae et alios imperatores . . ., ed. T. Rymer. 10 vols. The Hague, 1735-45.
Shaw, Knights of England W. A. Shaw, The Knights of England: a Complete Record of all the orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland and Ireland. 4 vols. London, 1906.
Survey of Cath. Survey of . . . Cathedrals, comp. B. Willis. 3 vols. in 2. London, 1742.
Whitaker, Richmondshire T. D. Whitaker, History of Richmondshire in the North Riding of the County of York. 2 vols. London, 1823.
Wood, Athenae Oxon. Athenae Oxonienses, comp. Anthony À Wood, ed. P. Bliss. 4 vols. London, 1813-20.
Y.A.J. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal.


Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, University of York

Registers of the archbishops of York:
Reg. 18 Henry Bowet 1, 1407-23
Reg. 23 Thomas Rotherham, 1480-1500
Reg. 25 Thomas Savage, 1501-7
Reg. 26 Christopher Bainbridge, 1508-14 and sede vacante 1514
Reg. 28 Edward Lee, 1531-44
Reg. 29 Robert Holgate, 1545-54, and Nicholas Heath, 1555-9
Reg. 30 Thomas Young, 1561-8, sede vacante 1568-70, and Edmund Grindal, 1570-6
Reg. 31 Sede vacante 1576, Edwin Sandys, 1577-88, John Piers, 1589-94, Matthew Hutton, 1595-1606, and Tobias Matthew, 1606-28
Reg. 33 Accepted Frewen, 1660-4, Richard Sterne, 1664-83, John Dolben, 1683-1686, and John Sharp, 1691-1714
Reg. 34 Sir William Dawes, 1714-24
Reg. 35 Lancelot Blackburn, 1724-43
Reg. 36 Thomas Herring, 1743-7, Matthew Hutton, 1747-57, and John Gilbert, 1757-61
Reg. 38 William Markham, 1777-1807
Reg. 40A Edward Venables Vernon (Harcourt) 11, 1808-47
Reg. 40B Edward Venables Vernon (Harcourt) 111, 1808-47
Abp. 1 Appointments of archbishops, 1606-1747
Adm. 1541-1857 Admission papers (fn. 1)
Bp. C & P xix Bishopthorpe papers relating to the dean and chapter of York, 18th century
Cav. Bk. 1 Caveat book, 1521-1646
Chanc. AB Chancery court act books
Chanc. prob. records Chancery court probate records
Cons. AB Consistory court act books
CP G Cause papers, 16th century
CP H Cause papers, 17th century
DY 5-7 Appointments of deans of York, 1664-1802
Exch. AB Exchequer court act books
Fac. Bk. 1 Faculty book 1737-68

HC AB High Commission court act books

Inst. AB 1-27 Institution act books, (fn. 2) 1545-1899

Prob. Reg. Exchequer and Prerogative court probate registers

PRT Parish register transcripts

Res. 1541-1896 Resignation papers (fn. 3)

Sub. Bk. 10-39 Subscription books, 1663-1833

V 1571-2/CB Court book for Grindal's visitation of 1571-2

V 1841/P Papers for Harcourt's visitation of 1841


D/C AB 4 Court book, 1554-60

D/C AB 14 Court book, 1676-80

D/C Misc. Miscellaneous chapter papers

D/C Prec. Bk. Precedent book

D/C Prob. records Dean and chapter court probate records

D/C Prob. Reg. 5 Dean and chapter court probate register, 1557-1638

Reg. 5A Sede vacante register, 1299-1555

Weighton prebendal peculiar court probate records


PR parish register

Minster Library, York

A1(2) Appointments and enthronements of archbishops, 1660-1847

AC Chapter act books, 1427-1873 [H2(3)-H11(1)]

Chapter Files, 1570-1822 [D1]

Chapter Minutes, 1697 [H8/1]

D/C Lease Reg. 1508-43 Lease register [Wa]

D/C Lease Reg. 1543-87 Lease register [Wb]

D/C Prob. Reg. 3 Probate register, 1543-58

Torre, MS. York minster

British Library (formerly British Museum)

Harley MS. 6971 ff. 148-56 Matthew Hutton's transcript of chapter act book 1543- 1572, now missing

Humberside County Record Office, Beverley

Deposited parish registers

Lambeth Palace Library

Registers of the archbishops of Canterbury

Lincolnshire Archives Office, The Castle, Lincoln

Lincoln consistory court wills

Lincoln episcopal registers

Parish register transcripts

North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton

Deposited parish registers

Public Record Office

C 66 Patent rolls

C 209 Bishops' patent rolls

Index 16816 Index to bishops' patent rolls, 24 Geo. III-38 Vic.

E 331 York Archbishops' certificates

Prob. 6, 11, 12 Prerogative court of Canterbury, registers of wills and administration act books

S.C. Special collections

S.P. State papers


  • 1. These files are arranged by the annunciation year rather than by the year beginning 1 January.
  • 2. The contemporary foliation of certain early seventeenth-century institution act books is erratic and on some occasions lapses into pagination. The original numbering has been retained.
  • 3. These files are arranged by the annunciation year rather than by the year beginning 1 January.