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D1/2/22 Episcopal registers 1641–74

This volume contains the records of some institutions for the period 1641–5 (ff. 1–5r), before beginning again in June 1660.

D1/2/23 Episcopal register 1674–88
D1/2/24 Episcopal register 1689–1712
D1/2/25 Episcopal registers 1712–29
D1/2/26 Episcopal registers 1728–57

Extracted fos. 3r–24r, 125v–118v, 24v–56Ar, 118r–114r, 90v–87v. The institutions and collations in Bishop Gilbert’s register, fos. 56Av–76r, have not been extracted.

D1/10/1 Register of institutions 1748–57

This volume appears to be a draft episcopal register, containing all the records relating to appointments which are to be found in Gilbert’s register (D1/2/2, fos. 56Ar–76), plus additionally a number of curates’ licences and resignations.

D1/17/1–4 Preaching licences 1668–88

Most of the items are original preaching licences for specific parishes and/or the diocese, but a few are licences for curates.

D1/22/2 Subscription book 1664–8

All clerics and schoolmasters have been extracted; medics have not been extracted.

D1/22/3 Subscription book 1665–80

Extracted fos. 21–175, containing subscriptions for 6 Feb 1665 to 19 Aug 1680, plus the loose page at the back containing subscriptions for 1677.

D1/22/4 Subscription book 1671–87

Extracted fos. 20v–146r and 273v–271r, containing subscriptions for 8 Nov. 1671 to 16 Nov. 1687. Some entries also record the granting of licences to clergymen. (NB: this volume is the personal subscription book of Bishop Seth Ward, and the first folios (f. 11r–20r) contain subscriptions for the diocese of Exeter.

D1/22/5 Subscription book 1680–9, 1699–1701, 1708–17, 1720–2
D1/22/6 Subscription book 1689–1704, 1707–8, 1711, 1715, 1718–20, 1723

Loose inside the front cover of this volume are the letters of orders of Thomas Dillon in 1719; this document has also been extracted.

D1/22/7 Subscription book 1696–1710

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents and dignitaries have been ignored. The volume has been much affected by water damage, and some entries are all but illegible.

D1/22/8 Subscription book 1710–1805

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents, dignitaries and ordinands have been ignored. The bulk of this subscription book, fos. 1–44, covers the period from 5 June 1710 to 5 Mar 1714. Then there is a gap until 21 May 1720, after which occasional subscriptions have been entered until 1805.

D1/22/9 Subscription book 1715–23, 1727

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents and dignitaries have been ignored. The bulk of this document, fos. 20r–117r, relates to the episcopate of Bishop Talbot. At the end there are a few stray subscriptions on institution and one schoolmaster from the periods of Bishops Willis and Hoadly.

D1/22/10 Subscription book 1721–3

The subscriptions only of curates and schoolmasters have been extracted from this volume; subscriptions of incumbents, dignitaries and ordinands have been ignored. In addition, letters testimonial inserted loosely at the beginning of the volume and a list of caveats listed at then end have been extracted.

D1/22/11 Subscription book 1723–48

The subscription book itself, 139 fos, covers the period 1723–34. But there are additional loose papers for the period, including two institutions. All relevant entries have been extracted.

D1/14/1/1a Ordination papers 1650–2, 1660–2, 1666–70

Most of the papers grouped under this shelfmark are ordination papers, but it is possible that some of them may be letters testimonial in support of a candidate presented to a living.

D1/14/1/4b Ordination papers 1685–8

Most of the papers grouped under this shelfmark are ordination papers, but it is possible that some of them may be letters testimonial in support of a candidate presented to a living.

D1/14/1/4c Ordination papers 1689–92

Most of the papers grouped under this shelfmark are ordination papers, but it is possible that some of them may be letters testimonial in support of a candidate presented to a living.

D1/48/1 Diocese book 1680

The diocese book compiled by Seth Ward following his visitation of the diocese of Salisbury in 1680 contains information about the parishes of the diocese, giving the name of the incumbent, whether a clergyman is licensed to preach (most are), whether he is a pluralist, the name of the curate (where one is employed), sometimes the date of licensing of the curate, and occasionally other miscellaneous information. All of this information has been extracted. There are also details about the state of the churches, which has not been extracted.

D1/51/1 Clergy books 1689–1714

Clergy call book extracted for 1698 and 1714 visitations only.

D1/57/3/2 Visitation papers 1671

A volume relating to the visitation of the cathedral in 1671.Extracted fos. 2v–3r, a liber cleri for the cathedral.

D1/20/1/1 Resignations

Extracted for the period 1625–1732.

D4/11/1 Peculiar of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury, clergy lists, 1717–24
D4/11/2 Peculiar of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury, clergy lists, 1727–31
D4/3/3 Peculiar of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury, clergy lists, 1732–88

This volume, described in the catalogue as an act book for 1663–84, also contains a liber cleri for the episcopal visitation of the cathedral in 1663.

D5/1/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, register of institutions, 1549–1846

Extracted fos. 59ff, covering the period from 1661 to 31 Dec. 1835.

D5/9/1 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, subscription book, 1599–1673

Extracted fos. 51v–, covering the period from 15 Sept 1660 to 1673. Medics have not been extracted.

D5/9/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, subscription book, 1674–1731

Medics have not been extracted.

D5/9/4 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, subscription book, 1662–1779, 1914

The following documents have been extracted:A single sheet containing subscriptions of schoolmasters, 1714.Two sheets containing subscriptions of schoolmasters, 1714, 1717.A single sheet containing subscriptions, 1706.A paper volume containing subscriptions for Aug 1662 to Aug 1673.A bound volume containing subscriptions from 15 Aug 1662 to 15 July 1706.Medics have not been extracted.

D5/29/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, visitation book, 1662–6

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of the peculiar of the dean of Salisbury in Aug/Sept 1662 (ff. 1–23), Mar 1662/3 (ff. 23–33), Sept 1663 (ff. 33–9), Mar–Apr 1664 (ff. 40–50), Apr 1665 (ff. 51–), June-July 1665 (f. 58–), and May 1666 (f. 68–). Some of these have been annotated as partial exhibit books.

D5/29/3 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, visitation book, 1668–9

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of the peculiar of the dean of Salisbury in 1668 and 1669, which have been annotated as partial exhibit books.Also extracted a loose paper, included in the volume, listing the value of all livings in the peculiar in 1668 along with the names of the incumbents.

D5/29/6 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, visitation book, 1678–80

Extracted the loose paper in this volume detailing the letters of orders of Paul Clement in 1662.

D5/5/1/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, ordination papers

A small collection of loose papers relating to the peculiar of the dean of Salisbury, including a subscription, licence, nomination, and testimonial. They may, as the catalogue states, be ordination papers.

D5/5/2 Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury, miscellaneous papers

A collection of miscellaneous papers, including nominations, subscriptions, resignations, testimonials, etc.Documents relating to the period 1660–1760 only have been extracted for this CDB.Testimonials which cannot be clearly dated or related to a specific place or event have not been extracted.

D7/1/1 Peculiar of the Prebend of Chute and Chisenbury, loose papers relating to the clergy of the peculiar, 1678–1844

A miscellaneous collection of papers including subscriptions and letters testimonial.

D23/2/1 Peculiar of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, visitation books, 1632, 1697–1706 and 1732, 1708–42

Extracted visitation books for 1697–1706 and 1732, containing libri cleri for the visitation of the peculiar of the dean and canons of Windsor in 1697, 1699, 1703, 1705, 1706 and 1732, and for 1708–42, containing libri cleri for the annual visitations.

D24/1/2 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, ordination papers

Extracted letters testimonial for 1703 and 1742. Despite the catalogue description, it is unlikley that either relates to an ordination.

D24/1/6 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, resignation papers, 1675–1834
D24/1/7 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, subscription book, 1676–1842

Extracted subscription book, which also contains some institutions.Extracted two loose papers, a subscription of 1673 and an institution of 1788.

D24/10/1 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, visitation book, 1670–81

Extracted annual libri cleri.

D25/1/1 Peculiar of the Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, miscellaneous papers relating to clergy appointments

Extracted loose papers – subscriptions, resignations, presentations – for the period to 1760.

D26/1/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, miscellaneous papers relating to clergy appointments

Extracted loose papers – subscriptions, collations, mandates to collate, institutions – for the period to 1760.

D26/3/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, subscription book, 4 June 1683 – 9 July 1821

Extracted subscription book and loose sheet with two subscriptions of 1717 and 1724.

D26/3/2 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, subscription book

A largely empty book containing only one subscription.

D26/11/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, visitation mandates

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of 1670, 1672, 1673, 1680, 1674, 1684, 1685, and 1686.

D26/12/5 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, churchwardens' presentments

Extracted clergy lists for 1722, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1728, and 1729.

D26/13/1 Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, visitation book, 1681–4

Extracted libri cleri for the visitations of 1681, 1682, 1683, and 1684.

D27/2/1 Peculiar of Gillingham, subscription book, 1735–62
D27/2/2 Peculiar of Gillingham, miscellaneous papers

Extracted loose papers, mainly subscriptions, nominations and licences, for the period before 1760.

D27/13/1 Peculiar of Gillingham, visitation book, 1734–1847

Extracted fos. 1–30, containing libri cleri for the annual visitations of 1734–60.

D27/14/1 Peculiar of Gillingham, visitation returns, 1718–1846

Extracted libri cleri for annual visitations in 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1733, and 1748.

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. 11, 16, 18–19, 33–6, 38, 46, 68, 70, 97, 104, 110, 115, 120, 130, 133, 143.