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Lichfield Record Office

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
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

The records of several other peculiars are being uploaded along with material from earlier periods.

Shropshire Archives, Shrewsbury

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

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

PRO, E331 Coventry&Lichfield/2–12, 15–17 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1563–1619, 1633–45.
PRO, LR9/124 Petition from a curate, 1626–7

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

MS 97, fos 29–33 Archbishop Parker’s survey of Coventry archdeaconry, 1562

Other records

Coseley parish, baptismal register Single record for 1830 sent in by Mrs D. Turley

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.

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. 17, 19, 124, 138.