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Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone

DRb/Ar1/15 Episcopal registers 1540–75
DRb/Ar1/16 Episcopal registers 1576–1666

Includes 2 institutions from Chichester diocese (fo. 48r) and a register of orders for 1605 (fos 59r–62v).

DRb/Ar/1/17 Episcopal register 1637–79
DRb/Am/1 Muniment book 1683–1717
DRb/Ai/1 Bishops’ institutions and collections 1685–1712

Omitted records of presentation.

Uncatalogued act book Act book 1713–1824
DRa/Ai Induction mandates

Extracted for 1660–88. This collection also includes acts of resignations. In addition to those surviving for 1660–88, all those surviving for the periods 1550–1660 and 1688–1714 have been extracted, namely:2/6 Allington 17148/1 Bidborough 157011/1 Burham 155618/1 Cooling 155025/1 Dartford 157436/1 Halling 155537/1 High Halstow 158339/1 Higham 155744/1 Horton Kirby 1590/146/1 Kingsdown 155247/1 Lamberhurst 1563-449/1-2, 8 Leigh 1563, 1568, 171364/1-2 Offham 1569, 157267/1 Pembury 155569/1 Ridley 157071/1 Ryarsh 156376/1 Stoke 158478/1 Sutton-at-Hone 155380/9 Teston 171188/1 Woolwich 1561

DRB/Am 5 Muniment book 1754–73

Extracted the licensing of schoolmasters (fos 17r and 18v).

DRB/L a 1 List of Curates’ licences 1814–87
DRa/Vb.4 Visitation Book, 1562–5
DRb/Pa.21 Consistory court correction book 1591–3

Extracted one case (Edward Topsell).

DRb/Am/3 Muniment book 1716–24

Extracted the lists of cathedral clergy for 1716 (fos 6–7) and 1724 (fo. 96).

DRb/Am/2 Muniment book 1717–26

Extracted the lists of clergy summoned to elect convocation proctors in 1713 (fos 11v–13v) and 1721 (fos 106–8).

DRb/Vs/1 Visitation processes 1724–48
DRb/Am/4 Muniment book 1727–54

Extracted the lists of clergy summoned to elect convocation proctors in June 1734 and August 1747.

DRb/Vb/1 Visitation book 1738–48
DRb/VpM/2 Visitation processes 1738
DRb/VpR/2 Visitation processes 1738
DRb/VpM/3 Visitation processes 1743
DRb/VpM/4 Visitation processes 1748
DRb/VpR/3 Visitation processes 1748
DRb/VpR/4 Visitation processes 1748
DRB/Vb1 Visitation processes, Rochester and Malling deaneries, 1754–1800

Extracted liber cleri for 1754, 1757, 1760, 1767, 1776, 1780, 1796, 1800.

DRB/Vs1 Visitation processes, Dartford deanery, 1754–1830

Extracted liber cleri for 1754, 1757, 1760 and 1830.

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Strood

DRc/Ac 2–4 Chapter books 1–3.

Details of appointments of minor canons and schoolmasters, and to livings in the gift of the dean and chapter, and also, in 3–4, some libri cleri for the cathedral.

DRc/Ac5 Chapter Minute Book 1706–21

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac6 Chapter Minute Book 1721–43

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac7 Chapter Minute Book 1744–65

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac8 Chapter Minute Book 1766–88

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac9 Chapter Minute Book 1788–1808

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac10 Chapter Minute Book 1808–27

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings.

DRc/Ac11 Chapter Minute Book 1827–39

Extracted appointments to cathedral offices and chapter livings up to end of period covered by Database.

DRc/Aoh Appointment of schoolmasters

Extracted 4–6

DRc/Aom Appointment and Resignations of Minor Canons

Extracted 2–4

DRc/Arb 2 ‘The Red Book vol. 2.’

Installation of canons and appointment of minor canons 1660–79. Not yet completed.

DRc/Arb/3 Red Book:volume 3

Installations of deans and prebendaries extracted.

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

E179/50 Clerical subsidy records c.1572–c.1596

nos. 92–4, 97–8, 100–2, 105, 107–8, 110–16.

E179/51 Clerical subsidy records c.1594–1603

nos. 117–18, 120, 122–4, 126.

E331/ROCHESTER/19–25 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1605–44

For ROCHESTER/19, only one record extracted (1 October 1605).

E331/ROCHESTER/26–31 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1660–91
E331/ROCHESTER/59–61 Returns of institutions to the Office of First Fruits and Tenths 1824–35

Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, York

Sub. Bk 2 Subscription Book of Archbishop Neile 1609–40

Includes subscriptions for Rochester diocese, 1609–10 (fos. 10r–12r).

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

MS 97, fos 114r–115v Archbishop Parker’s survey of Rochester diocese, 1561–2

Printed sources

British Magazine, 1832–6

Extracted ordinations 1832–5.

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. 31, 39, 44, 47, 52, 60–1, 65, 70, 93, 101, 106, 118, 122, 124, 138.