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Somerset Record Office

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 1761–1811

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).

The British Library, London

Add. MS 33973 Subscription book 1571–83

The National Archives, Kew

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, E331 Bath & Wells/1–3 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1603–16, 1621–9

Printed sources

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.

Canterbury Sede Vacante Kent Records. Calendar of Institutions by the Chapter of Canterbury sede vacante, ed. C. E. Woodruff and I. J. Churchill (1924), pp. 7, 12, 33. 88.