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Bristol Record Office

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. 6–15, 17–60, 91–7, 200–199, 198–84, 183–130, 88–77, 72 [sic].

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

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office, Chippenham

D28/1/1 Diocese of Bristol, Clergy papers

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

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

MS 97 Archbishop Parker’s survey 1561–2

Extracted fos 133r-148r.

Lambeth Palace Library, London

CM 47/9 Institution deed, 1616

The National Archives, Kew

PRO, E179/6 Clerical subsidy returns 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 1596–1611

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

PRO, E179/307 Clerical subsidy returns 1628–35

Extracted nos 7–8.

PRO, E331 Bristol/1–5 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1587, 1614–45

Printed sources

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. 8, 19, 36, 48, 94, 97, 114, 121, 124, 140, 143.