Durham Cathedral Archive: Chapter acts and documents
Introduction
Background information on Chapter
Contents

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD/B
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Chapter acts and documents
Dates of creation: 1541-2003
Extent: 19 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral
Language: Records are written in Latin and English.

Background information on Chapter

The chapter consists of the major canons or prebendaries. Under the Marian statutes, the chapter was to meet fortnightly, with General Chapters held on 20th November and 20th July, holding the annual audit of accounts and election of officers (vice-dean, treasurer and receiver) at the November General Chapter. The dean's consent was required for all leases, appointments and other formal documents issued by chapter ( in causis gravioribus, Marian statutes, chapter 7). In addition to the cathedral's own business, the chapter confirmed a number of episcopal appointments and leases.
From 1937, the Honorary Canons are included in an enlarged or 'General' Chapter (the previous twice-yearly meetings being thereafter called 'Great Chapters'), which meets annually and additionally for election of bishops or other matters as specified in the revised statutes. The constitution and statutes of 2000 make the dean chairman of the chapter, and add the chapter clerk and two lay persons to the membership, as well as adjusting the rules for meetings of chapter and making provision for an additional Council to oversee the work of chapter. See DCD/A/AC for revisions to the statutes.

Contents

Records relating to all the formal business of the Chapter, including meetings, documents issued under seal, confirmations of episcopal patents, and records relating to the election of bishops and to the Dean and Chapter's spiritual and temporal patronage

Accession details

Parts in the care of Durham University since [1950s], with other items transferred by Chapter Clerk as noted within list.

Conditions of access

Records older than 30 years are open for consultation. More recent records may require prior written permission from the Chapter Clerk.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Reprographics Officer at Durham Cathedral Library (library@durhamcathedral.co.uk). The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Accruals

Occasional accruals likely for specific series

Catalogue

Chapter Acts and Meetings
Reference: DCD/B/A
Dates of creation: 1578-2003
Extent: 2.5 metres
Formal acts, orders and other decisions made in the meetings of the dean and chapter

Act and minute books
Reference: DCD/B/AA
Dates of creation: 1578-2003 (with gaps in 16th and 17th centuries)
Extent: 1.5 metres
These volumes record the minutes (or “acts”) of Chapter meetings. They are indexed comprehensively from 1890, and intermittently before that (as noted within list).
Several classes of “loose papers” within this section were listed in the 1960s and given “LP” references. The lists of these documents have been incorporated within the current catalogue.
Selective transcripts from the act books for 1578 to 1867 were made by William Greenwell and held at Durham Cathedral Library, ref DCL Add.MS 375. These include an index at Add.Ms 375/4 (most of the original act books are unindexed at this period), a photocopy of which is held with the search room copy of this catalogue. See under DCD/B/AE for other extracts from the act books.

DCD/B/AA/1   2 December 1578-22 July 1583
Short list of Acts in back of volume; no Act Books for 1584-1618
DCD/B/AA/2   2 November 1619-4 October 1638
Short list of accounts at back of volume; list of Acts loose in volume
DCD/B/AA/3   4 May 1639-29 April 1662
No Acts entered between 2 December 1643 and 5 November 1660. Bound in towards back of volume:
  • petition by Tobias Readhead to the King about Newton Bewley with Order to Dean and Chapter dated 7 August 1661 and note of Chapter meeting 20 March 1662
  • Royal dispensation from residence for Daniel Brevint 7 April 1665
  • protestation of Guy Carleton 12th prebendary concerning appointment of Dean and Chapter Register 4 November 1671

Not available for consultation May to October 2018
DCD/B/AA/4   November 1660-September 1688
Loose in the volume: list of selected acts with page numbers (1660 to 1678 only, formerly listed as LP14/1), and royal commendation of Thomas Dockwray, November 1666
DCD/B/AA/5   20 November 1690-9 November 1729
Loose in the volume: list of selected acts with page/folio numbers (formerly listed as LP14/2-3)
DCD/B/AA/6   20 November 1725-18 July 1741
Indexed at front of volume. Entries up to 9 November 1729 are duplicates to those of the same date in DCD/B/AA/5. Loose in volume:
  • assessment for paving below the allergate
  • estimate for repairing Revd. Dr. Johnson's Prebendal House
  • Dean's consent for sealing of leases listed and at fines mentioned, 19 September 1734

DCD/B/AA/7   20 November 1729-10 January 1778
Entries up to 18 July 1741 are duplicates to those of the same date in DCD/B/AA/6. Loose in volume:
  • account for book binding (?), 17 November 1691 (in pocket in front of volume)
  • account for printing 1,000 sets of Hebrew characters, 23 July 1818
  • very selective list of acts for 1750 to 1785 (4f, formerly listed as LP14)

DCD/B/AA/8   20 July 1741-11 June 1774
Indexed at front of volume. Entries throughout this volume are duplicates to those of the same dates in DCD/B/AA/7. Loose in volume, proposals and recommendations, 20 July 1772. In pocket at back of volume:
  • account for wood
  • memo concerning bonds for payment, 28 September 1772
  • letter concerning the fisheries in Norham parish, 31 May 1773
  • note from Mr. Weston to Mr. Bowlby, 3 October 1772
  • list of eight vacancies in the King's School
  • account for rent of a farm at Billingham
  • account of the wreck from Through Hole Rock 1771
  • accounts 1726-1739

DCD/B/AA/9   17 June 1774-14 December 1799
Loose in volume (first two items at front, rest at back):
  • partial index to acts (3f)
  • list of selected acts with folio numbers (4f, part formerly numbered LP14/4-5)
  • letter, 27 May 1774, from Newcastle town clerk concerning the repair of Lizzey Moody's Key
  • letter, 22 January 1770, to Revd. Branfoot concerning school rent
  • 1772, list of leases and licences to seal
  • account, January 1771, stone for the use of Shincliffe Bridge
  • letter, 27 October 1770 advising there were no presentments
  • diagram of Salt Office
  • allocation of property/fines payable
  • diagram of Mrs. Carr's dam and the new dam

DCD/B/AA/10   10 January 1778-28 September 1796
Entries throughout this volume are duplicates of those for the same dates in DCD/B/AA/9; loose inside volume, 27 November 1877, fragment of note concerning St. Thomas's Church
DCD/B/AA/11   4 January 1800-19 December 1818
Loose in the volume: list of selected acts with folio numbers (4f, formerly numbered LP14/6-7)
DCD/B/AA/12   2 January 1819-30 January 1829
Indexed at front of volume, also partial index at back of volume, followed by list of officers, i.e. treasurers, receivers
DCD/B/AA/13   31 January 1829-27 October 1838
Indexed at front of volume
DCD/B/AA/14   3 November 1838-18 December 1847
DCD/B/AA/15   27 December 1847-2 October 1856
DCD/B/AA/16   4 October 1856-16 February 1867
Loose in volume: two sheets manuscript notes on some of the entries in the volume, note about the death of Canon Greenwell, 1918; bound in front of volume, copy of The Durham University Act, 1864
DCD/B/AA/17   23 February 1867-15 July 1876
DCD/B/AA/18   20 July 1876-26 September 1890
Indexed in front of volume (to 20 November 1882 only, subsequent meetings not indexed)
Loose inside volume:
  • receipt, 22 June 1936, for tithe rent charges with Haverton-Hill-on-Tees
  • notice, 28 March 1969, of change of address for Brigadier R. H. Walker
  • note, 16 February 1928, thanks for help with electricity and mole draining
  • note, 31 January 1978, arranging a meeting
  • note with telephone numbers for residential accomodation
  • note about Guardianship of Spiritualities from 28 December 1899 onwards

DCD/B/AA/19   4 October 1890-5 November 1898
Indexed in front of volume; loose inside volume: note, 1871, concerning fees for preaching on Good Friday and Ash Wednesday, also note, 17 February 1900, concerning an effigy of the Bishop
DCD/B/AA/20   19 November 1898-7 October 1905
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/21   21 October 1905-18 December 1915
Indexed in front of volume; loose inside volume, several indicators for entries concerning Tristram Glass
DCD/B/AA/22   22 January 1916-19 January 1929
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/23   2 February 1929-31 December 1938
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/24   21 January 1939-14 June 1947
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/25   28 June 1947-12 December 1953
Indexed in front of volume; loose inside volume, manuscript notes concerning entries
DCD/B/AA/26   2 January 1954-29 December 1958
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/27   17 January 1959-19 December 1964
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/28   13 January 1965-20 December 1969
Indexed in front of volume
DCD/B/AA/29   20 November 1905-24 November 1962
Indexed in front of volume. Minutes of Great and General Chapters (see DCD/B/LP12 for explanation).
DCD/B/AA/30   June 1963 - November 1989
Minutes of Great and General Chapters. General Chapters include a report from the Dean.
DCD/B/AA/31   1970-1974
With index
DCD/B/AA/32   1975-1978
With index. Includes Treasurer's Sub-Committee minutes from November 1976.
DCD/B/AA/33   1979-1981
Includes Treasurer's Sub-Committee minutes. See DCD/B/AA/36 for index
DCD/B/AA/34   1982-1984
Includes Treasurer's Sub-Committee minutes. See DCD/B/AA/36 for index
DCD/B/AA/35   January 1985 - April 1987
Includes Treasurer's Sub-Committee (from May 1985, Treasurer's Committee) minutes. See DCD/B/AA/36 for index
DCD/B/AA/36   1979-1987
Index to minute books DCD/B/AA/33-35
DCD/B/AA/37   May 1987 - December 1990
Includes Treasurer's Committee. Also, from October 1990, Dean's Staff Committee reports (chiefly from Precentor, Steward and Organist). Indexed in DCD/B/AA/38
Closed to 2021 (policy of Chapter as owner of records)
DCD/B/AA/38   May 1987 - December 1990
Index to minute book DCD/B/AA/37
Closed to 2021 (policy of Chapter as owner of records)
DCD/B/AA/39   1991-1994
Includes Treasurer's Committee and Dean's Staff Committee reports (chiefly from Precentor, Steward and Organist). Indexed in DCD/B/AA/40
Closed to 2025 (policy of Chapter as owner of records)
DCD/B/AA/40   1991-1994
Index to minute book DCD/B/AA/39
Closed to 2025 (policy of Chapter as owner of records)
DCD/B/AA/41   1995-1998
Includes Treasurer's Committee and Dean's Staff Committee reports (chiefly from Precentor, Steward and Organist). Index still with Chapter Clerk.
Closed to 2029 (policy of Chapter as owner of records)
DCD/B/AA/42   1999-2003
Includes Treasurer's Committee and Dean's Staff Committee reports (chiefly from Precentor/Succentor, Steward and Organist). Index still with Chapter Clerk.
Closed to 2034 (policy of Chapter as owner of records)
Confirmations of episcopal acts
Reference: DCD/B/AB
Dates of creation: 1626-1767
Extent: 2 volumes and 1 folder
Any episcopal patent which granted an office for the life of the office holder, or any lease which granted rights beyond the tenure of the bishop concerned, had to be confirmed by Chapter. These records of confirmations are therefore a useful source for the episcopal appointments themselves.

DCD/B/AB/1   1626-1640
Marked “Liber Patentium (No.2)” [sic]. Personal names index at front.

DCD/B/AB/2   1660-1671
Marked “Liber Patentium (No.1)” (title lettering decorated on front of binding, with metal clasps). Mostly blank
DCD/B/AB/3   1626-1767
Appointments of officials by bishops of Durham, with confirmations by dean and chapter and/or related documents
1 folder
DCD/B/AB/3/1-2   23 October 1626
Letter from [bishop's officers?] to John Heath of Whitburn, asking him to undertake the role of Water Bailiff of Sunderland during a vacancy in the office, following the death of John Rand
DCD/B/AB/3/3-5   April 1719
Consents from Dean Montague to appointment of Mr Dormer Parkurst as Chancellor
DCD/B/AB/3/6   24 July and 26 November 1728
Bishop's appointment of Thomas Crosfield as Clerk of Halmote Courts within Allerton and Allertonshire, with confirmation by dean and chapter
DCD/B/AB/3/7-10   25-29 June 1730
Bishop's appointment of William Yonge of Durham as Clerk of Peace in County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge, with request to dean for consent and dean's consent
DCD/B/AB/3/11-13   29 December 1732 - 21 November 1733
Bishop's appointments of Charles Whitaker of [Westminster] as Clerk of Halmote Courts within Howden and Howdenshire, and as Clerk of Great Receipt and Under Clerk of bishop's Exchequer of Durham, with confirmations by dean and chapter
DCD/B/AB/3/14-15   25 February and 29 July 1735
Bishop's appointment of Tobias Johnson of Doddington in Gloucestershire as Bailiff of Bishop Auckland, with confirmation by dean and chapter
DCD/B/AB/3/16   28 June 1738
Dean's consent to confirmation of appointment of William Lee as Register of Chancery at Durham
DCD/B/AB/3/17   16 July and 25 September 1739
Bishop's appointment of Richard Chandler as Clerk of Itinerant (and other) Justices in County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge
DCD/B/AB/3/18   5 April and 24 June 1740
Bishop's appointment of David Parry of Westminster as Apparitor General (within bishopric of Durham, county of Northumberland and jurisdictions of Allertonshire and Crayke), with confirmation by dean and chapter
DCD/B/AB/3/19   24 April 1742
Bishop's appointment of Christopher Johnson of Durham as coroner and collector of Darlington ward
DCD/B/AB/3/20-21   16 November and 7 December 1743
Bishop's appointment of Wadham Wyndham of Westminster as Clerk of Halmote Courts within bishopric and county of DUrham and Bedlington and Bedlingtonshire, with confirmation by dean and chapter
DCD/B/AB/3/22-26   7-10 September 1745
Bishop's appointments of Samuel Davies of Westminster as Bailiff of Bishop Middleham, Stockton and Stanhope in Weardale, with letter from bishop about confirmation by chapter, also about role within Langley Song School for Samuel Davis
DCD/B/AB/3/27   29 June and 28 September 1747
Bishop's appointment of John Athorpe of Howden as Clerk of Halmote Courts in Howden and Howdenshire, with confirmation by dean and chapter
DCD/B/AB/3/28-33   June-September 1748
Bishop's appointments of Christopher Johnson of Durham as Keeper of house of Darlington and bailiff of Coatham Mundeville ('Cotham Mundeval'), with lease of Birtley Woods in Newton Cap (Auckland St Andrew) to same, and of William Minton of Westminster as Bailiff of Stanhope in Weredale. All with notes of confirmation
DCD/B/AB/3/34-37   July-September 1748
Bishop's lease of coal in Eighton Moor to Ralph William Gray of Backworth, Northumberland. Also appointments of Thomas Watson of Westminster as bailiff of Stockton borough and Keeper of mansion house of Stockton, and of John Gill of Westminster as bailiff of Bishop Middleham. All with notes of confirmation
DCD/B/AB/3/38   November 1748
Bishop's appointment of Wadham Windham as Constable of Durham Castle, with note of confirmation
DCD/B/AB/3/39   5 April 1750
Bishop's appointment of William Peverele of Durham as Coroner of Chester Ward
DCD/B/AB/3/40-41   5 May 1761
Dean's consent to confirmation of Fletcher Norton and his son William as High Steward of Allertonshire
DCD/B/AB/3/42-43   14 April 1767
Dean's consent to confirmation of Mr Halhead as Steward of Halmote Courts
Chapter minutes and orders
Reference: DCD/B/AC
Dates of creation: 1693-1709
Extent: 4 volumes
Volumes summarising the decisions of Chapter meetings, including lists of lease renewals

DCD/B/AC/1   1693-1698
DCD/B/AC/2   1698-1705
DCD/B/AC/3   1705-1707
DCD/B/AC/4   1707-1709
Farm Committee
Reference: DCD/B/AD
Dates of creation: 1886-1909
Extent: 2 volumes and 1 box
Reports of the Chapter's land agent to the Farm Committee, and committee minutes, relating to rents, repairs and other matters relating to the cathedral's estate. Loose reports and minutes (DCD/B/AD/4-10) originally parcelled together

DCD/B/AD/1   30 December 1886-19 June 1896
Marked “Vol.I”. Ends part way final set of minutes, noting “Continued in Vol.II” (which does not survive).
1 volume
DCD/B/AD/2
Volume 2 appears not to survive, or else has not been deposited. Some of the material expected within it is duplicated within DCD/B/AD/8-10.
NONE (NOT HELD)
DCD/B/AD/3   20 July 1907-16 January 1909
Marked “Vol.III”. Most of volume left blank.
1 volume
DCD/B/AD/4   December 1891 - August 1892
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson)
1 folder
DCD/B/AD/5   September 1892 - December 1893
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson), with unsigned minutes in same hand
1 folder
DCD/B/AD/6   1894
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson), with unsigned minutes in same hand
1 folder
DCD/B/AD/7   1895
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson), with unsigned minutes in same hand
1 folder
DCD/B/AD/8   1896
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson), with unsigned minutes in same hand
1 folder
DCD/B/AD/9   1897
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson), with unsigned minutes mostly in same hand
1 folder
DCD/B/AD/10   1898
Signed reports to the Farm Committee by agent (Rowlandson), with unsigned minutes mostly in same hand
1 folder
Extracts from minutes (bound)
Reference: DCD/B/AE
Dates of creation: 1906-1920
Extent: 2 volumes
/1. [July] 1906 - November 1911
/2. [November] 1911 - August 1920 (last 1/6 of book blank)

These two volumes appear to be part of a larger set from which earlier volume(s) no longer survive, as the first begins in the middle of a minute and states “Continued from old book”. For other transcripts of Chapter minutes, see:

General Chapter attendance
Reference: DCD/B/LP12
Dates of creation: 1680-1828
Extent: 1 box
Records of attendance at General (or 'Great') Chapter (July and November each year), chiefly by the major canons. Some include details of elections, swearings, residences, sealings etc
The Marian statutes require two General Chapters (generalia capitula), to be held on 20th July and 20th November each year, at which the dean and all prebendaries are required to be present. These are normally referred to as 'Great Chapters' from the 19th or 20th century, and from 1907 are held on 20th November and the Saturday preceding Ven Bede's day (27th May: see minute book at DCD/B/AA/29). They are formally called 'Great Chapter' after the revision of the statutes in 1937 (see DCD/A/AC/5), at which time the term 'General Chapter' comes to mean the whole body of dean and canons, including Honorary Canons (meeting for the election of bishops and usually annually in May).
See also the minutes of both kinds of 'General' Chapter for 1905-1962 at DCD/B/AA/29.

DCD/B/LP12/1   20 November 1680
DCD/B/LP12/2-3   20 November 1686
DCD/B/LP12/4-25   20 July 1688 - 20 July 1699
DCD/B/LP12/26-51   20 November 1699 - 20 July 1712
DCD/B/LP12/52-55   20 November 1712 - 20 July 1714
DCD/B/LP12/56-76   20 November 1721 - 20 July 1731
DCD/B/LP12/77-100   20 November 1731 - 20 July 1743
DCD/B/LP12/101-126   20 November 1743 - 20 July 1756
DCD/B/LP12/127-150   20 November 1756 - 20 July 1768
DCD/B/LP12/151-158   20 November 1768 - 20 July 1773
DCD/B/LP12/159-174   20 November 1775 - 20 July 1784
DCD/B/LP12/175-198   20 November 1784 - 20 July 1796
DCD/B/LP12/199-200   20 November 1797, 20 July 1798
DCD/B/LP12/201-224   20 November 1798 - 20 July 1810
DCD/B/LP12/225-238   20 November 1810 - 20 July 1817
DCD/B/LP12/239-252   20 November 1819 - 20 July 1826
DCD/B/LP12/253-254   20 November 1827, 20 July 1828
Chapter memoranda
Reference: DCD/B/LP13
Dates of creation: 1684-1944
Extent: 1 folder
Draft orders and notes for meetings etc

DCD/B/LP13/1-20   November 1684 - February 1689 (plus two undated items of similar date)

DCD/B/LP13/21   November 1797 - March 1799
Extracts from minutes of particular meetings on a range of businessm, entered into notebook with print captioned, A brig under-way on front cover (published bg John Fairburn, London)
DCD/B/LP13/22   undated [19th century]
Note of Chapter order relating to expenses of building school at Wallsend and payment of a fine
DCD/B/LP13/23-24   November 1896
Notes from meeting of Chapter committee relating to compilation of new anthem book, condition of music books and supplies of Hymns Ancient and Modern, bibles and prayer books
DCD/B/LP13/25   undated [late 19th/early 20th century]
Rough draft of bye-laws for procedure in Chapter meetings, relating to chairing of meetings, order of business, motions and amendments, quorums, committees and special meetings
DCD/B/LP13/26-   October-December 1944
Notes for a proposed central feeding system, based on refurbishment of the Deanery (Great) Kitchen and surrounding spaces to create a new kitchen, scullery and dining area (proposal would require abandoning or modifying the Pilgrim Trust scheme for archive storage and new school of Palaeography and Advanced Historical Research). With report by Cyril Murray of the Department of Education, Sunderland Borough Council, including details of equipment required and plans of Great Kitchen buildings (showing layout as existing and as proposed).
Chapter acts (loose)
Reference: DCD/B/LP14-15
Dates of creation: 1621-1830 and 1848
Extent: 2 box
Copies of orders and acts of Chapter. See also bound extracts at DCD/B/AE. The distinction between the two series LP14 and LP15 is largely arbitrary, and dates to the listing of these documents in the 1960s. They are listed as a single series here, but retaining their original reference numbers.

DCD/B/LP14/1-7
Reference NOT USED (documents formerly listed here are now kept and listed with act books)
DCD/B/LP14/8   1621-1729
Collection of extracts originally bound in parchment covers (now loose). Includes emblem of John Hogg of Lincoln's Inn on front pastedown, and noted as received by Dean from Major Jefferson Hogg. Includes (very incomplete) extracts of acts and orders (except as stated), for the following dates (with substantial gaps):
  • 1621-1671 and 1696-1725
  • 1661-[1727]
  • notes for audit (Dean's perditions account and dividend), 1688-1689
  • 1690-1710
  • 1690-1728
  • 1695-1700
  • 1711-1720
  • 1717-[1724]

DCD/B/LP14/9   26 March 1622
Dean's declarations as agreed with Chapter, in connection with distributions of fines and corps lands and other financial arrangements, appointments of “the greater offices” and “the great affaires of the church” to have consent of Chapter
DCD/B/LP14/9A-B   22 August 1661
Copy act of Chapter relating to land at West Hebburn currently occupied by Henry Rawling, “under coulor [sic] of a pretended purchase dureing those late disturbances” (alleging Rawling to have “signed a petition for the horrid murder of our dread soveraigne”), with letter of Charles II requesting that profits of a portion of land be assigned to augment the salaries of the two schoolmasters, minor canons, organist and rest of choir
DCD/B/LP14/10   6 April 1665 and 27 March 1667
Orders relating to tithes in Durham St Oswald parish
DCD/B/LP14/11   17 December 1673
Order relating to use of deductions for non-residence over previous three years
DCD/B/LP15/1,4   15 May 1673 and 21 November 1687
Minutes relating to stable at north end of 10th prebendary's garden
DCD/B/LP15/2-3   18-26 July 1687
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP14/11A   22 December 1688
Letter from W[illiam] Grah[am], [1st prebendary] to [Chapter Clerk] about withholding salary from [? Henry] Smyth, minor canon (no reason stated, but see Crosby list cited at DCD/A/CA catalogue entry, p.31 for reference to suspension and drunkenness), gift to Mrs Milner and children, and date of next Chapter meeting
DCD/B/LP14/12-22   19 November 1689 - 9 December 1690
Notes on various Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP15/5   6-9 February 1690
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP14/23-26   20 November 1690 - 5 May 1694
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP14/27-28   26 November 1692 - 2 February 1695
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP14/29-39   2 February 1695 - 9 September 1696
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders. The following items are written on the back of letters sent to Miles Stapleton:
/29-31 (from Gilbert Gerard), 16 January 1672
/34-36 (from Gilbert Gerard), 14 November 1671
/37-39, 31 October 1668

DCD/B/LP14/40   1719-1720
Orders associated with annual audits
DCD/B/LP14/41-42   20 November 1693 - 27 May 1727
Extracts of Chapter orders relating to repairs of churches
DCD/B/LP14/42A   4 May 1754
Chapter minute relating to appointment of Mr Meuse (“the best choir man in the kingdom”) as a minor canon, and note of appointment of Knatchbull as proctor to York Convocation
DCD/B/LP15/6   3 December 1757
Draft minute concerning repairs to Holy Island chancel and leaseholders' liability
DCD/B/LP15/7-23   18 August 1781 - 27 September 1783
Extracts of Chapter Minutes
DCD/B/LP15/24-34   13 June 1787 - 19 July 1788
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/35-74   20 July 1788 - 14 January 1792
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/75-111   21 January 1792 - 21 July 1794
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/112-150   26 July 1794 - 23 July 1796
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/151-178   23 July 1796 - 29 September 1797
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/179-206   30 September 1797 - 10 November 1798
Extracts of Chapter Minutes
/206 is a note about successors to a lease
DCD/B/LP15/207-235   17 November 1798 - 2 August 1800
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/236-259   9 August 1800 - 21 November 1801
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/260-294   28 November 1801 - 25 August 1804
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP15/295-306   1 September 1804 - 4 May 1805
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP14/43-46   20 November 1807 and 21 November 1808
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP15/307-317   17 June 1809 - 7 October 1809
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP14/47-49   2 September 1809 - 20 November 1809
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP15/318-335   11 May 1811 - 16 November 1811
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP14/50-58   20 November 1811 - 20 November 1819
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP15/336-337   20 July 1822
Extracts of Chapter minutes
DCD/B/LP14/59   20 November 1823
Extracts of Chapter acts and orders
DCD/B/LP15/338-339   20 November 1830
Extracts of Chapter minutes
With three enclosures (see LP16/215-217)
DCD/B/LP14/60   23 December 1848
Act for pulling down portion of house belonging to 5th Canonry [within Dormitory building] and appropriating remainder to Chapter purposes, originally sealed by both Chapter and Ecclesiastical Commissioners. See also minute book DCD/B/AA/15 under same date. Seals fragmentary/missing, parchment damaged and dirty, and ink very faded.
Documents issued by Chapter
Reference: DCD/B/B
Dates of creation: 1541-1988
Extent: 15 metres
Records of the sealing and registration of documents issued under the dean and chapter's seal

Main series of seal registers
Reference: DCD/B/BA/1-138
Dates of creation: 1541-1914
Mainly copies of documents issued under the chapter's common seal. The most common documents included in this series are leases of chapter properties. Licences to alienate (allowing chapter tenants to assign their leaseholds) and confirmations of episcopal patents are also common in the registers.
The post-Dissolution Registers (sometimes known as Lease Registers) among the Durham Cathedral Archive form an almost unbroken series covering the period 1541-1870: there is a gap during the Commonwealth, and there is a volume missing between Registers 132 and 133, and another between 134 and 135. The Registers contain a variety of material, but their general function is that of seal registers - that is, they seem to be meant to contain copies of all documents issued under the Chapter's common seal. Some of them also contain copies of a few items not issued by the Chapter (for instance, Registers 1, 25, 51, 52), or not normally issued under seal (for instance records of the installation of bishops, deans and canons, of a royal visit in Register 11, and of episcopal visitations in Registers 11, 18 and 26). For a more detailed impression of the documents registered for 1541-1583, other than leases and confirmations, see the detailed catalogue of Registers 1-4.
By far the commonest documents in the Registers are leases of Chapter estates; these take up the majority of the space in all the Registers up to those of John Banks Jenkinson, dean 1827-1840. Just before Jenkinson's time, in the mid 1820s, the experiment was tried of merely calendaring leases in the Registers, but in Register 99 (1828-1829) leases are again copied out in full; soon after this time they become less common in the Registers, and Register 107 (1834-1835) has no leases at all in it. After Register 107 leases are almost completely absent from the Registers, although a couple can be found in Register 115. Plans associated with leases begin to appear in Register 101. The ending of the registration of leases in the 1830s may have been unintentional: there seems to have been no decision by Chapter on the point, and the Registers continue in the 1830s and later to have blank leaves in large enough numbers to accommodate the texts of numerous leases. It was the practice to seal leases, and to copy them into the Registers, at and immediately after the two General Chapters each year, and it may be that the Chapter Registrar intended merely to postpone and not to abandon registration. The ending of registration does not mean that the texts of leases are lost, since counterpart leases were preserved; these counterpart leases were later transferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and returned to Durham by their successors the Church Commissioners (as the Church Commission Durham Cathedral Estates deposit). The ending of registration does, however, make the later registers of Jenkinson and his successors very inconvenient volumes since a Register of 200 or 300 folios may turn out on examination to have 90% of the folios blank.
The other very common documents in the registers are licences to alienate and confirmations of episcopal patents and leases. Chapter tenants were not allowed to sub-let their leaseholds, strictly speaking, but they were allowed, on the grant of a licence under the Chapter seal, to assign the whole of their leases to sub-tenants, and in the 18th century this became a very common practice. By the Statute 1 Eliz. c. 19, as interpreted and extended by the lawyers, an episcopal patent granting an office for the life of the officer was valid only if confirmed by the Chapter of the see, and by the Common Law any episcopal lease (except leases for 21 years or 3 lives granted at, or less than a year before, the expiry of a preceding lease; these were allowed by 32 Henry VIII c. 28) needed confirmation by the Chapter if its validity was to extend beyond the end of the grantor's tenure of the see. 1 Eliz. c. 19 prohibited episcopal leases for terms longer than 21 years or 3 lives except to the Crown, so that after the first year of Elizabeth's reign the only leases whose confirmation ought to appear in the Chapter Registers are leases to the Crown for terms other than 21 years or 3 lives (and these were prohibited by the Statute 1 James I c. 3) and concurrent leases.
The first 52 registers were referenced using letters, A-Z and AA-ZZ, until numbers were adopted in the 19th century. These letters are noted in the following entries, but should not now be used when referencing the volumes.
A calendar of registers 1-4 (1541-1583), excluding the leases, is included within this catalogue. A manuscript calendar of registers 1-16 (to 6 October 1670, including leases) is available in the search room at 5 The College.

DCD/B/BA/1   1541-1555
Dean and Chapter seal register. Labelled “1541-156?”. Includes foundation and endowment charters issued by Henry VIII as DCD/A/AA. Indexes:
  • of lessees;
  • of persons named in confirmations;
  • of business matters, under heads of, eg, Arbitrations, Advowsons, Inductions, Patents of Appointment

261ff.
Previously referenced A
ff. 1r-3r   12 May 1541
Henry VIII's letters patent re-founding the late monastery of St. Mary and St Cuthbert as a secular cathedral dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin (as DCD/A/AA1)
ff. 3v-12r   16 May 1541
Henry VIII's letters patent endowing the cathedral (as DCD/A/AA2)
f. 12r-v   16 January 1542
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 12v-13r   16 January 1542
Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 13r-v   20 November 1541
Thomas Thomson's resignation of the vicarage of Berwick.
f. 13v   20 November 1541
Presentation of Robert Selby to the vicarage of Berwick.
ff. 13v-14r   23 November 1541
Mandate of Robert Hyndmer, LL.D, Bp. Tunstall's vicar-general, for Robert Selby's induction as vicar of Berwick.
f. 14r   17 July 1541
Collation of William Watson to St. Helen's chapel [in the College, Durham] together with the chapels of SS. Bartholomew, Leonard and Mary Magdalene [in the city of Durham].
f. 14v   24 March 1542
Mandate of William Cliff, LL. Treasurer of York and Abp. Lee's vicar-general, to the official or keeper of Allerton and Allertonshire for Ds. John Dyneley's induction to the perpetual chantry of the B.V.M. in the church of Sigston.
f. 15r   31 March 1542
Similar mandate from the Dean & Chapter's official to Ds. Lancelot Thornton and Ds. Edward Dixson, Chaplains.
f. 16r-v   8 September 1542
Royal presentation of John Crawforth to the [first] prebendal stall, v.p.m. Master Edward Hyndmers.
f. 23r-v   20 July 1544
Mandate of Robert Hyndmer, LL.D., Bp. Tunstall's vicar-general, for John Benson's induction to the vicarage of Bishop Middleham, v.p.m. Ds. Thomas Clifton.
f. 28v   30 June 1545
Letters certifying to Dr. Rokesby, Abp. Holgate's chancellor, that the D. & C. granted to Christopher and John Todd of Co. Durham, yeomen, the next presentation to that prebend in the church of Hemingburgh which was then held by Robert Strey.
f. 46r-v   16 November 1545
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 46v   16 November 1545
Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
ff. 82v-83r   26 April 1547
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Charles Brandon, esquire, Henry Warcop and Henry Wethereld of the next presentation to the vicarage of Leake.
f. 83r   13 August 1547
Letters acknowledging receipt of a mandate of John Rokeby, LL.D., Abp. Holgate's chancellor, for Ds. Lancelot Thornton's induction to the vicarage of Northallerton and asking Rokeby himself to induct Thornton or have him inducted.
f. 83r-v   13 August 1547
Bond of Lancelot Thornton, vicar of Northallerton, to pay an annual pension of £16 [part of Henry VIII's endowment] to the D. & C.
f. 88r   20 October 1547
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 88r-v   20 October 1547
Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 89r-v   22 November 1547
Grant for life to George Baytes, notary public, of the office of registrar to D. & C.
ff. 89v-90r   29 November 1547
Grant for life to Christopher Chaytor, notary public, of the office of bailiff of Elvet and Shincliffe.
f. 90r-v   29 November 1547
Grant to Gerard Salvin, Christopher Chaytor and George Bates of the next presentation to the rectory of Edmondbyers (cf. Reg. 2 f. 46r-v).
f. 95r-v   17 January 1548
Grant to William Todd and John Sped of the next presentation to the chapel of Whitworth.
f. 98r   18 April 1548
Presentation of Nicholas Marley, B.D. [prebendary of the 9th stall], to the vicarage of Pittington, v.p.m. Robert Forest.
f. 109r   22 October 1548
Grant to Thomas Chepman of the office of bailiff of Billingham.
f. 111r   8 July 1548
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Ralph Dalton and John Hyndmer of the next presentation to the rectory of Houghton-le-Spring.
f. 111r-v   8 July 1548
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Cuthbert Layton, esquire, and John Tunstall, clerk, of the next presentation to the archdeaconry of Durham.
ff. 111v-112r   8 July 1548
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Henry Duckett and Lancelot Pickering of the next presentation to the archdeaconry of Northumberland.
f. 112r-v   July 1548
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Henry Duckett and Lancelot Pickering of the next presentation to the rectory of Whitburn.
f. 129v   26 June 1549
Nomination of Nicholas Richardson to the scholarship at Christ's College, Cambridge, founded by Thomas Pattenson, D.D. [rector of Bishopwearmouth].
f. 131r-v   1 October 1549
Grant of an annuity of £10 to Henry, earl of Westmorland.
f. 142v   6 May 1550
Presentation of Lancelot Thwaites, LL.B., to the vicarage of Aycliffe, v.p.m. Cuthbert Marshall, D.D.
f. 148 r-v   29 July 1550
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Gerard Salvin senior, esquire, and Gerard Salvin junior of the next presentation to the rectory of Ryton.
ff. 151v-152r   July 1550
Grant to Christopher and Thomas Whitehead of the next presentation to the vicarage of Bedlington (cf. Reg. 2 f.45v).
ff. 156v-157r   26 August 1550
Appointment of Reginald Beasley, LL.B., as official of Howdenshire.
f. 170v   13 January 1551
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Ralph and George Pratt of the next presentation to the rectory of Washington.
f. 189r-v   13 January 1551
Grant for life to Richard Hutchinson, esquire, and John Crosby of the office of auditor to the D. & C.
f. 189v   13 January 1551
Grant to Richard Hutchinson, esquire, of an annuity of £3. 6. 8.
f. 189v   13 January 1551
Grant to Thomas Punchon of the office of bailiff of South Shields.
f. 189v-190r   13 January 1551
Grant (to take effect on the death of Robert Bell) to Roger Claxton, gentleman, of the office of keeper of Hayning Wood.
f. 191v   24 March 1551
Collation and institution of John Byndley as chaplain or curate of the parish church of Muggleswick.
f. 218r-v   8 August 1551
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Sir Thomas Henage, Sir Francis Ascough, Thomas Wilson, clerk, Richard Gregson, merchant, and Thomas Jolliffe, literate, of the next presentation to the rectory of Wold Newton, Lincs.
f. 225v   1 December 1551
Letters testimonial of the Sub-Dean & Chapter: William Edwin is farmer of the tithes of their chapelry of Blacktoft, Yorks. E.R., and is their proctor to sue for recovery of the tithes of the manor of Metham.
f. 232v   2 October 1553
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
ff. 232v-233r   2 October 1553
Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
Between ff. 232 & 233   20 November 1551
Edward VI's mandate to the D. & C. to install Dean Horn.
ff. 240v-241r   28 September 1554
Appointment of William Empson, clerk, Philip Preston, vicar of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R., and Laurence Coken, vicar of Welton, Yorks. E. R., to exercise the D. & C.'s jurisdiction in Howdenshire and Hemingburgh.
ff. 243v-244r   4 November 1554
Letters of proxy of the Sub-Dean & Chapter to Dean Watson and [ space for one name ].
f. 249r-v   31 March 1554
Confirmation to Thomas Whitehead, gentleman, of an annuity of £6. 13. 4. (cf. next entry)
ff. 249v-250r   31 March 1555
Confirmation to Christopher Morland, gentleman, of an annuity of £6. 13. 4. (cf. next entry)
ff. 250r-251v   1 March 1555
Arbitration of Stephen Gardiner, bp. of Winchester, in a dispute between the D. & C. and Thomas Whitehead and Christopher Morland concerning an annuity.
See also
DCD/Misc.Ch. 207: Original

DCD/B/BA/1A   [late 16th century]
Repertory (calendar with indexes) to Dean and Chapter registers for 1541 to 1575, i.e. from first register up to f.344 of second register as originally bound, or f.102v of DCD/B/BA/3. Marked 'Swift' on front cover [Robert Swift, spiritual chancellor 1561-1578], with inscription on title page of John Shawe, clerk 1660-1665 under [Diocesan?] Registrar and Deputy Registrar, along with penmanship practice and Latin epigram (Cato, Distichs, 3.6). Also numbered '6' and 'IV' on cover.
Main part of book (f.1-90) is a list of the contents of the registers arranged in columns (place names, document descriptions, terms and rents for leases etc). With index at back of places, preceded by lists of indexed places forming part of bishop's and cathedral estates respectively.
DCD/B/BA/2   1555-1568
Dean and Chapter seal register
242ff.
Previously referenced B
f. 1r-v   27 October 1555
Grant for life to Richard Marshall of the office of registrar to the D. & C.
ff. 1v-2r   26 November 1555
Appointment of Dean Watson and Cuthbert Scott, D.D., as proctors to Cardinal Pole's synod for reconciliation with Rome.
ff. 4v-5r   22 March 1556
Bp. Tunstall's citation to his visitation of the cathedral on 13 April 1556.
f. 5r   12 April 1556
Certificate that all who ought to be present at the visitation have been cited.
ff. 5v-6r   7 February 1556
Grant of Philip and Mary to Bp. Tunstall and his successors of the right to collate prebendaries.
ff. 6v-7r   27 April 1556
Appointment of Gerard Salvin and Michael Wansforth, gentlemen, as the D. & C.'s attornies.
f. 7r   27 April 1556
Appointment of John Taylefare and Richard Marshall [registrar to the D. & C.] as the D. & C.'s attornies.
f. 7v   18 May 1556
Grant to Robert Bewick of the office of porter.
f. 15r-v   16 July 1556
Presentation of George King to the vicarage of Edlingham, v.p.r. Ds. John Tutinge [alias Towten], B.D.
f. 16r   1 September 1556
Nomination of Florentius Stevenson to the scholarship at Christ's College, Cambridge, founded by Thomas Pattenson, D.D. [rector of Bishopwearmouth].
f. 16r-v   6 October 1556
Grant to Gilbert Swinburn of the offices of bailiff of Muggleswick and forester of the park of Muggleswick.
f. 16v   31 October 1553
Collation of Thomas Elleson to the chapel of St. Hilda [South Shields].
f. 23v   12 October 1556
Bp. Tunstall's mandate to install Anthony Salvin, B.D., as prebendary of the twelfth stall.
f. 25r   30 October 1556
Appointment by the Sub-Dean and Chapter of Anthony Salvin as their proctor to appear before Cardinal Pole and others in the matter of the cathedral foundation and statutes.
ff. 25v-26r   25 November 1556
Appointment of William Tankerd and Gerard Salvin, esquire, as the D. & C.'s attornies.
f. 28v   3 June 1557
Mandate of Robert Hyndmer, LL.D., Bp. Tunstall's chancellor, to the D. & C. or their official to induct Thomas Bolton, alias Clarke, priest, to the perpetual vicarage of Bywell St. Peter. v.p.m. Richard Swalwell, priest.
f. 34v   29 June 1557
Collation of Robert Richardson to the chapel of Whitworth, v.p.m. William Herryson.
f. 35r-v   20 July 1557
Grant to William Duckett of the office of cook to the D. & C., the grant to take effect on the death of Robert Thomson.
f. 35v   20 July 1557
Grant to Nicholas Turpin of the office of butler to the D. & C., the grant to take effect on the death of Cuthbert Selby.
f. 45v   8 December 1557
Bp. Tunstall's mandate to induct William Watson, priest, to the vicarage of Bedlington, to which he has been presented by Christopher and Thomas Whitehead (cf. Reg. 1 ff. 151v-152r).
f. 46r   9 December 1557
Mandate of the D. & C.'s official to Ds. Stephen Hallydow and [ space for one name ], curate of Bedlington, to induct William Watson to the perpetual vicarage of Bedlington, v.p.m. Robert Davell, LL.D.
f. 46r-v   17 December 1557
Bp. Tunstall's mandate to induct John Foster, priest, to the rectory of Edmondbyers, to which he has been presented by Christopher Chaytor (cf. Reg. 1 f. 90r-v).
f. 46v   18 December 1557
Mandate of the D. & C. to Ds. Thomas Heslop and Ds. Nicholas Brunhope to induct John Foster to the rectory of Edmondbyers.
ff. 46v-47r   30 November 1557
Appointment of Robert Dalton, B.D., and Robert Benett, prebendaries [of the seventh and eleventh stalls], as the D. & C.'s proctors to discuss with Bp. Tunstall the election of cathedral officers and the interpretation of the statutes.
ff. 47v-48r   18 January 1558
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 48r-v   10 January 1558
Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 53v   7 July 1558
Nomination of Robert Garret to the scholarship at Christ's College, Cambridge, founded by Thomas Pattenson, D.D. [rector of Bishopwearmouth].
f. 56v   8 January 1557
Grant to Reginald Beasley, LL.B., and Thomas Standeven, notary public, of the office of registrar of the D. & C.'s jurisdiction in Howden, Howdenshire and Hemingburgh.
f. 57r   2 August 1558
Mandate of John Dakyn, LL.D., Abp. Heath's chancellor, to the keeper of the jurisdiction of Allerton and Allertonshire to induct Roger Rawe to the parish church of Rounton, Yorks. N.R., to which he has been presented by John Haw, gentleman, patron for this turn only as a result of a grant of Prior Whitehead and the Convent of Durham.
f. 57r   5 August 1558
Mandate to Lancelot Thornton and Edmund Smithson to induct Roger Rawe to the parish church of Rounton.
f. 58v   23 February 1545
Grant by Richard Morrison, esquire, to John Combes of the next presentation to the vicarage of Otterington Parva [N. Otterington, Yorks. N.R.].
f. 59r   29 November 1545
Grant by John Combes, gentleman, to Thomas Barton, esquire, John Wind, Roland Stevenson and Robert Wind of the next presentation to the vicarage of Otterington Pava [N. Otterington, Yorks. N.R.].
ff. 59r-v   19 September 1558
Bp. Tunstall's mandate to induct Ds. William Melmerby, priest, to the perpetual vicarage of Kirk Merrington, v.p.m. Christopher Barnes, Melmerby having been presented by William Hartburn and George Smith, patrons for this turn only as a result of a grant of Prior Whitehead and the Convent of Durham.
f. 59v   20 September 1558
Mandate to Richard Hartburn, LL.B., and Robert Melmerby, priest, to induct William Melmerby to the vicarage of Kirk Merrington.
ff. 69v-70r   25 January 1559
Bp. Tunstall's citation, reciting citations of Abp. Heath and of Elizabeth I, to the D. & C. to be represented at Convocation.
f. 72r   27 January 1559
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 72r-v   27 January 1559
Incomplete, but probably Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 74r-v   4 February 1559
D. & C.'s acquittance for the sum of £8 received from the executors of Lancelot Thornby, late vicar of Northallerton.
f. 77r   8 April 1559
Presentation of John Tuting [alias Towten], B.D., to the vicarage of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 77v   8 April 1559
Appointment of Robert Dalton, B.D., prebendary [of the 7th stall], as proctor in the matter of the D. & C.'s interest in the rectory and vicarage of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 79r   10 May 1559
Appointment of John Watson and Godfrey Swain, gentlemen, as the D. & C.'s attornies to defend their interest in the rectory of Brantingham before the Justices of Common Pleas.
f. 80r   23 May 1559
Confirmation of Bp. Tunstall's grant to Robert Tempest, esquire, of the next presentation to Greatham Hospital, it being a condition that Tempest present John Belby.
f. 99v   6 June 1559
Grant to Thomas Oliver and John Oxenhird of the office of porter.
f. 101r-v   14 September 1559
Grant to George Smith of the office of verger or sub-sacrist.
f. 101v   14 September 1559
Grant to Richard Johnson of the office of verger or sub-sacrist.
f. 102r   14 September 1559
Grant to Henry Cunningham and Richard Taylor of the offices of butler and victualler.
f. 102r   14 September 1559
Grant to Thomas and Oswin Chapman of the office of bailiff of Billingham.
f. 102r-v   14 September 1559
Grant to John Brown of the office of barber and keeper of the cloister door.
f. 106r   14 September 1559
Grant to John Smith of the office of bell-ringer.
f. 106r   14 September 1559
Grant to Robert Wark of the office of bell-ringer.
f. 110r   14 September 1559
Grant to John Hyndmers of the office of cook to the minor canons and ministers.
ff. 113v-114v   10 March 1560
Confirmation to Thomas Knighton (deputed by Richard Marshall under the terms of his own appointment as registrar 27 October 1555) of his present position as registrar, and grant to him of the permanent office after the death of Marshall.
f. 116r-v   8 March 1560
Appointment by the Subdean and Chapter of Dean Horn as their attorney to defend their rights in the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
ff. 116v-117r   6 March 1560
Appointment by the Subdean and Chapter of Dean Horn and Richard Chamer as their proctors to defend their rights in the rectory of Brantingham.
f. 119v   29 November 1559
Admission by the royal commissioners of John Hennesley to the eleventh prebend, vacant by the deprivation of Anthony Salvin.
f. 120r   29 November 1559
Mandate from the royal commissioners to induct John Hennesley to the eleventh prebend.
f. 120r   2 March 1560
John Hennesley's appointment of Christopher Herrison as his proctor for his installation as eleventh prebendary.
f. 120v   28 May 1560
Presentation (addressed, sede vacante , to Roger Watson, D.D., John Crawfurth, B.D., and William Garnet, LL.B., keepers of the spiritualities appointed by the Chapter of York) of George Cliffe, B.D., to the perpetual vicarage of Billingham, v.p.d. Robert Dalton.
ff. 120v-121r   26 May 1560
Certificate of the D. & C., as collectors for the diocese of Durham, that they have collected or tried to collect an ecclesiastical tenth from the incumbents etc. of the diocese. With schedules of the livings which have paid, the livings which have not paid, and the exempt hospitals.
f. 121v   25 May 1560
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante to the D. & C. to induct Robert Crawfurth to the rectory of Kimblesworth, v.p.m. John Smythe, Crawfurth having been presented by Robert Dalton, B.D., patron for one turn only as a result of a grant by Dean Whitehead and the Chapter.
f. 121v   26 May 1560
D. & C.'s mandate for the induction of Robert Crawfurth to the rectory of Kimblesworth.
f. 122r   29 May 1560
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante to the D. & C. to induct George Cliffe to the vicarage of Billingham.
f. 122r   19 June 1560
D. & C.'s mandate to Ds. Robert Crawfurth, curate of Billingham, to induct George Cliffe to the vicarage of Billingham.
f. 122v   26 September 1560
Presentation of John Kellett, priest, to the vicarage of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 122v   17 July 1560
Adam Shepherd's appointment of William Shepherd as his proctor for his installation as eighth prebendary.
f. 124r   18 July 1560
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the installation of Adam Shepherd, B.D., as eighth prebendary.
f. 124r   3 August 1560
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the installation of Master Thomas Sampson to the [seventh] prebend, v.p.d. Robert Dalton.
f. 124r   4 September 1560
Presentation of Roger Watson, D.D., to the perpetual vicarage of Pittington, v.p.d. Nicholas Marley.
f. 128v   25 November 1560
Elizabeth I's letter's recommendatory for the election of William [ sic; recte James] Pilkington, D.D., as bp. of Durham.
f. 128v   26 December 1560
Elizabeth I's congé d'élire for the election of the bp.
f. 130v   October 1560
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the induction of Roger Watson, D.D., to the vicarage of Pittington.
f. 131r   2 November 1560
D. & C.'s mandate for the induction of Roger Watson to the vicarage of Pittington.
f. 131r-v
Commission to William Todd, D.D., George Cliffe, B.D., [ space for name of another prebendary ] William Garnett, LL.B, [ space for another name ] to visit the churches within the D. & C.'s jurisdiction in Durham, Northumberland and Allertonshire. (The Northumberland churches are not listed. The Durham ones are Hesledon, Dalton, Merrington, Heighington, Aycliffe, Billingham, Pittington and Elvet, and the Allertonshire ones are Allerton, Sigston and Rounton.)
f. 131v   10 December 1560
Appointment of [ space for names ] as the D. & C.'s attornies to enter and take possession of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
ff. 131v-132r
Certificate of the Subdean and Chapter that they have elected James Pilkington, D.D., as bp.
f. 132r   1 January 1561
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the installation of Master Adam Halydaye as eleventh prebendary.
f. 132v   28 January 1561
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the installation of William Stephenson, B.D., as ninth prebendary.
f. 133r-v   8 January 1561
Certificate of the D. & C., as collectors for the diocese of Durham, that they have collected or tried to collect an ecclesiastical tenth from the incumbents of the diocese. With schedules of the livings which have paid, the livings which have refused to pay, those which are in arrears, those in Northumberland which are vacant, and of the exempt hospitals.
f. 133v   26 [January] 1561
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the induction of Edward Baites to the perpetual vicarage of Dalton, v.p.m. Anthony Fawell, Baites having been presented by Roger Marley, B.D., patron for this turn only as a result of a grant of Dean Whitehead and the Chapter.
f. 134r   27 January 1561
Mandate of the D. & C. to Robert Foster, priest, and Thomas Wright, vicar of Seaham, for the induction of Edward Baites to the perpetual vicarage of Dalton.
f. 134r   1 March 1561
Mandate of the keepers of the spiritualities sede vacante for the installation of Ralph Skinner, D.D., as dean.
ff. 134v-135r   11 March 1561
Certificate of the D. & C., as collectors for the diocese of Durham, that they have collected or tried to collect an ecclesiastical tenth from the incumbents of the diocese. With schedules of the total due, the livings which have paid, the livings which have failed or refused to pay, and of vacant livings.
f. 135v   31 January 1561
Prebendary John Rudd's dispensation from residence for two years.
f. 135v   11 March 1561
Appointment of Richard Chambre, Godfrey Swain, John Jackson, William Ball, - Duffield and Richard Johnson as the D. & C.'s attornies in the matter of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
ff. 135v-136r   20 March 1561
Appointment by James Pilkington, B.D., bp.-elect, of Leonard Pilkington, B.D., rector of Middleton, and William Birch, M.A., rector of Gateshead, as his proctors for his installation as bp.
f. 136r-v   22 March 1561
Mandate of John Stokes, B.D., archdeacon of York, for the installation of James Pilkington, B.D., as bp.
ff. 136v-137r   11 April 1561
Certificate that bp. Pilkington has been installed by proxy.
f. 138r   24 May 1561
Commission to Prebendary George Cliffe to act for the D. & C. as sub-collector of an ecclesiastical tenth in the diocese.
f. 138v   24 May 1561
Commission to Prebendary William Stephenson to visit the Chapter's churches in Northumberland, viz. Berwick, Norham, Branxton, Ellingham, Edlingham, Bedlington, Bywell St. Peter and Meldon.
f. 138v   24 May 1561
Commission to Prebendary Adam Halydaye to act for the D. & C. as sub-collector of an ecclesiastical tenth in the diocese.
f. 139v   2 June 1561
Appointment of - Fisher, - Pools, Thomas Holmes and - Griffiths as the D. & C.'s attornies.
f. 140r   24 September 1561
Resignation of William Todd, D.D., from the perpetual vicarage of Northallerton.
f. 140r-v   24 September 1561
William Todd's appointment of John Stapleton and Thomas Metcalf, gentlemen, Ds. Robert Tipring and Ds. Thomas Acrigge, vicars of York Minster, as his proctors to notify his resignation of the vicarage of Northallerton to the abp. of York.
f. 140v   24 September 1561
Presentation to the Abp. of York of Mark Metcalf as vicar of Northallerton, v.p.r. William Todd.
f. 140v   [1] October 1561
Bp. Pilkington's collation of John Pilkington, D.D., to the second prebend, v.p.m. Roger Watson, D.D.
f. 141r   24 September 1561
Bond of Mark Metcalf, vicar of Northallerton, to pay an annual pension of £16 [part of Henry VIII's endowment] to the D. & C.
f. 141r   1 October 1561
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of John Pilkington, D.D., the bp.'s brother, as prebendary of the second stall.
f. 141r   c. 1561
Memorandum of John Pilkington's installation to the second stall on 8 October 1561.
f. 141r   26 [September ?] 1561
Abp. Young's mandate for the induction of Mark Metcalf to the perpetual vicarage of Northallerton.
f. 142v   19 October 1561
Bp. Pilkington's citation to his visitation of the cathedral on 29 October 1561.
f. 143v   28 October 1561
Certificate that all who ought to be present at the visitation have been cited.
f. 144r   10 January 1562
Prebendary William Stephenson's dispensation from residence because of his appointment as preacher of Berwick.
f. 144r   c. December 1561
Prebendary Thomas Sparke's declaration of residence to begin 14 December 1561.
f. 146r   20 January 1562
Certificate of the D. & C., as collectors for the diocese of Durham, that the annexed schedule contains the names of all the benefices whose incumbents have refused to pay their share of an ecclesiastical tenth.
f. 146v   20 January 1562
Grant to William Fleetwood of the Middle Temple, gentleman, Bp. Pilkington's escheater for Co. Durham, of an annuity of £6. 13. 4.
f. 147r   12 February 1562
Presentation of Roland Clarke to the rectory of Dinsdale, v.p.m. George Reyde.
f. 161v   29 March 1562
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Robert Swift, B.C.L., B.Cn.L., the bp.'s official principal, as prebendary of the first stall, v.p.m. John Crawfurth, D.D.
f. 161v   c. April 1562
Memorandum of Robert Swift's installation to the first stall on 8 [April] 1562.
f. 175r   [before July 1562]
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of William Birch, M.A., as prebendary of the seventh stall, v.p.r. Thomas Sampson, D.D.
f. 175r   c. July 1562
Memorandum of William Birch's installation to the seventh stall on 4 July 1562.
f. 176r   c. August 1562
Prebendary William Bennett's declaration of residence to begin 21 August 1562
f. 176r   7 September 1562
Presentation to Abp. Young of Anthony Greene, M.A., to the perpetual vicarage of Bossall, Yorks, N.R., v.p.m. - Marshall.
f. 176r-v   [before September 1562]
Bond of Anthony Greene, vicar of Bossall, to pay all dues customarily paid by the vicar of Bossall.
f. 176v   26 August 1562
Presentation of Thomas Pentland to the perpetual vicarage of Elvet, v.p.d. Hugh Hutchinson, M.A.
f. 179v   c. November 1562
Prebendary Thomas Sparke's declaration of residence to begin 31 October 1562.
f. 180r-v   16 November 1562
Grant to Prebendary William Stephenson, Christopher Chaytor, gentleman, and Christopher Mayer of the next presentation to the rectory of Kimblesworth.
f. 180v   16 November 1562
Presentation of Francis Trollope to the perpetual vicarage of Dalton, v.p.r. Edward Baites.
f. 180v   10 November 1562
Mandate of George Cliffe, B.D., offical to the D. & C., to Richard Marshall, notary public, for the induction of Thomas Pentland to the vicarage of Elvet.
f. 182r   5 December 1562
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Francis Trollope to the perpetual vicarage of Dalton.
f. 183r   [Nov 1561 x Nov 1562]
Royal summons to Bp. Pilkington to attend a Parliament to begin at Westminster 11 January 1563 and to order the D. & C. and the diocesan clergy to send respectively one and two proctors.
Date illegible except anno regni 4, which ends 16 November 1562
f. 183v   23 December 1562
Appointment by the Subdean and Chapter of John Pilkington, B.D., and Adam Halyday, D.D., prebendaries of Durham, as their proctors to the Parliament.
f. 183v   8 January 1563
Subdean and Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 186r   23 [month uncertain] 1563
Grant to Thomas Eddrington of the office of apparitor to the D. & C.'s jurisdiction in Howden, Howdenshire and Hemingburgh.
f. 186v   c. November 1563
Prebendary Thomas Sparke's declaration of residence to begin 29 October 1563.
f. 190r   c. February 1564
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 20 February 1564
f. 190r-v   21 February 1564
Bp. Pilkington's collation of Thomas Lever, B.D., to the eighth stall, v.p.m. Adam Shepherd.
f. 190v   21 February 1564
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Thomas Lever, B.D., in the eighth stall.
f. 190v   c. February 1564
Memorandum of the installation, by proxy, of Thomas Lever, in the eighth stall on 21 February 1564
f. 192r   c. July 1564
Prebendary John Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 30 June 1564
f. 192r   18 July 1564
Presentation of Robert Foster to the vicarage of Dalton, v.p.r. Francis Trollope.
f. 192v   c. August 1564
Prebendary William Bennett's declaration of residence to begin 28 July 1564
f. 204r   25 September 1564
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Robert Foster to the vicarage of Dalton.
f. 204r   29 September 1564
Mandate of the D. & C. to Thomas Wright, vicar of Seaham, for the induction of Robert Foster to the vicarage of Dalton.
f. 204v   c. December 1564
Prebendary Thomas Sparke's declaration of residence to begin 8 December 1564
f. 207v   c. March 1565
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 23 March 1565
ff. 207v-208r   29 March 1565
Appointment of Prebendaries William Stephenson and Adam Halyday as the D. & C's attornies in the matter of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 208r   10 April 1565
Presentation to Abp. Young of Christopher Harrison to the perpetual vicarage of Bossall, Yorks. N.R., v.p.d. Anthony Greene.
f. 208v   17 April 1565
Appointment of John Jackson, John Pyne, and [ space for one other name ] as the D. & C.'s attornies in the matter of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 208v   24 May 1565
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of John Blackhall (collated by the bp., the D. & C. having failed to present) to the perpetual vicarage of Berwick.
f. 208v   30 [May] 1565
Mandate of the D. & C. to the chaplain of Berwick to induct John Blackhall to the perpetual vicarage of Berwick.
f. 209r   8 June 1565
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Laurence Pilkington (collated by the bp., the D. & C. having failed to present) to the perpetual vicarage of Norham, v.p.m. Robert Selby.
f. 209r   c. July 1565
Memorandum that on 15 June 1565 the D. & C. issued a similar mandate, for the induction of Laurence Pilkington to the perpetual vicarage of Norham, to the curate of Norham, and that on 7 July Richard Leye, curate of Norham, performed the induction.
f. 209v   c. July 1565
Prebendary William Bennett's declaration of residence to begin 20 July 1565.
f. 211v   c. September 1565
Memorandum that on 19 September 1565 letters of attorney were issued corresponding verbatim with those on f. 208v.
f. 214v   6 December 1565
Acquittance for the sum of £71. 3. 4, due from Charles earl of Westmorland as executor of the will of his father, Henry earl of Westmorland, and consisting of arrears of rent of Staindrop and other property.
f. 214v   24 November 1565
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Master John Magbrey to the perpetual vicarage of Billingham, v.p.d. George Cliffe.
f. 214v   29 January 1566
Mandate of William [surname illegible], D.D., the D. & C.'s official, to Robert Crawfurth, curate of Billingham, for the induction of Master John Magbrey to the perpetual vicarage of Billingham.
f. 215r   c. March 1566
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 4 March 1566.
f. 215r   12 March 1566
Collation of Richard Rays to the chapelry of Wallsend, v.p.r. George Winter.
f. 215r-v   12 March 1566
Collation of Thomas Benson to the chapelry of Muggleswick, v.p.m. John Byndleys.
f. 215v   26 March 1566
Appointment of Thomas Lever, master of Sherburn Hospital, and Master George Cliffe, rector of Elwick, as the D. & C.'s attornies to defend their interests in Elvet Hall and other, specified, property.
f. 215v   26 March 1566
Memorandum of the issue of similar letters of attorney, bearing the same date, to:
Master William Birch, rector of Stanhope, and Master William Stephenson, vicar of Gainford, to defend interests in their prebendal corps lands.
Master John Pilkington, archdeacon of Durham, and Master Robert Swift, rector of Sedgefield, to defend interests in their prebendal corps lands.
James Birkeby and Thomas Sandes, to defend Dean Whittingham's interests in Bearpark and other property.

f. 216r-v   21 May 1566
Exemplification of letters patent of Edward VI, dated 14 June 1551, exemplifying a decision in the Court of Augmentations that the chapel of Egglestone is a chapel of ease in the parish of Middleton-in-Teesdale and that the chaplain of Egglestone is appointed and may be removed by William Bell as rector of Middleton.
f. 219r   10 September 1566
Presentation of Thomas Clerke to the perpetual vicarage of Berwick, v.p.d. John Blackhall.
f. 223r   17 December 1566
Indenture whereby John Smith, of the parish of St. Mary-le-Bow, in return for £5 a year, undertakes for the rest of his life to maintain the cathedral clock, keep the doors of the vaults, maintain the windows and inform the Treasurer of leaks in the cathedral roof.
f. 224r   11 March 1567
Presentation of James Browne to the perpetual vicarage of Bywell St. Peter, v.p.m. Thomas Bolton.
f. 227r   3 June 1567
Grant to Thomas Calverley, Bp. Pilkington's [secular] chancellor, of an annuity of £6. 13. 4.
f. 228r   c. June 1567
Prebendary William Bennett's declaration of residence to begin 11 June 1567
f. 229v   c. September 1567
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 5 September 1567.
f. 229v   c. August 1567
Prebendary Thomas Sparke's declaration of residence to begin 8 August 1567.
f. 231r-v   26 August 1567
Grant to William Fleetwood, of the Middle Temple, Bp. Pilkington's escheator for the County and Bishopric of Durham, of an annuity of £6. 13. 4.
f. 231v   1567
Appointment of [ space left for name ] as the D. & C.'s attorney to take possession of a piece of land near Framwellgate Bridge, sold to the D. & C. by Henry Farrallers, blacksmith.
f. 231v   1 August 1567
Bp. Pilkington's collation of Leonard Pilkington, D.D., the bp.'s brother, to the seventh prebendal stall, v.p.d. William Birch.
ff. 231v-232r   1 August 1567
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Leonard Pilkington, D.D., in the seventh stall.
f. 232r   c. September 1567
Memorandum that on 6 September 1567 Leonard Pilkington, D.D., in the person of his proxy George Winter, clerk, was installed as seventh prebendary.
f. 232r   9 September 1567
Grant to William Betson, M.A., advocate of the York consistory court, of the office of registrar to the D. & C.'s spiritual jurisdiction in Howden, Howdenshire and Hemingburgh.
ff. 232v-233r   26 September 1567
Certificate that all who ought to be present at a visitation of the cathedral to be held by Bp. Pilkington on 1 October 1567 have been cited.
f. 234v   14 October 1567
Bp. Pilkington's collation of Ralph Lever, M.A., to the fifth prebendal stall, v.p.d. William Todd, D.D.
f. 234v   14 October 1567
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Ralph Lever, M.A., in the fifth prebendal stall.
f. 234v   c. November 1567
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 7 November 1567.
f. 235r-v   25 November 1567
Appointment of Prebendary William Bennett, John Taylefare, Thomas Jackson and Richard Johnson as the D. & C.'s attornies in a matter of arrears of rent.
f. 236r   18 December 1567
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Thomas Clerke to the perpetual vicarage of Berwick, v.p.d. John Blackhall.
f. 236r-v   18 December 1567
Mandate of William Bennett, William Harding and Thomas Pentland, the D. & C.'s officials, to Clement Alanson, clerk for the induction of Thomas Clerk to the perpetual vicarage of Berwick.
236v   23 December 1567
Appointment of Ralph Lever, rector of Washington, Thomas Sandes and James Birkeby as the D. & C.'s attornies to defend their interest in the manor and park of Muggleswick.
f. 236v   9 November 1567
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Richard Longworth, D.D., as prebendary of the eighth stall, v.p.d. Thomas [Lever].
f. 237r   1568
Incomplete memorandum that on 3 January 1568 Robert Swift produced in chapter a mandate of Bp. Pilkington.
f. 239r-v   9 September 1567
Appointment of Leonard Pilkington, rector of Whitburn, James Birkeby and Thomas Sandes as the D. & C.'s attornies to defend their interest in the manor of Finchale.
f. 239v   28 April 1568
Appointment of Prebendary William Stephenson as the D. & C.'s attorney to defend their interest in the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
ff. 239v-240r   11 May 1568
Presentation of Thomas Wilkinson to the perpetual vicarage of Bywell St. Peter, v.p.r. James Brown.
f. 240v   c. July 1568
Prebendary John Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 9 July 1568.
DCD/B/BA/3   1568-1579
Dean and Chapter seal register
199ff. (ink foliation continues from register 2 of which this originally formed part, pencil foliation used within following list)
Previously referenced C
f. 1r   14 August 1568
Bp. Pilkington's admission and institution of Thomas Wilkinson to the perpetual vicarage of Bywell St. Peter.
f. 1r   14 August 1568
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Thomas Wilkinson to the perpetual vicarage of Bywell St. Peter.
f. 1r-v   15 August 1568
Mandate of William Bennett [prebendary of the fourth stall], William Harding and Thomas Pentland, officials to the Dean and Chapter, to Thomas Browne, vicar of Bywell St. Andrew, for the induction of Thomas Wilkinson to the perpetual vicarage of Bywell St. Peter.
f. 2r   26 October 1568
Collation of Thomas Blakeston to the chapelry of St. Hilds, South Shields.
f. 2v   c. November 1568
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 5 November 1568
f. 2v   c. November 1568
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 2 November 1568. [Cancelled]
f. 2v   c. November 1568
Prebendary Robert Swift's declaration of residence to begin 26 November 1568
ff. 2v-3r   20 November 1568
Appointment [cancelled] of Prebendary Robert Swift, receiver, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney in all matters of rent and arrears.
f. 3r   11 Eliz [1569]
Appointment of Prebendary Robert Swift, receiver, John Talefarre, Richard Johnson and Thomas Sandes as the Dean and Chapter's attornies in all matters of rent and arrears.
f. 4v   29 March 1569
Presentation of Thomas Clerke to the perpetual vicarage of Norham, v.p.r. Laurence Pilkington.
f. 5r   22 April 1569
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Thomas Clerke to the perpetual vicarage of Norham.
f. 5r-v   29 April 1569
Mandate of William Harding, official to the Dean and Chapter to Thomas Clerke, vicar of Berwick, and Richard Leye, curate of Norham for the induction of Thomas Clerke to the perpetual vicarage of Norham.
f. 5v   May 1569
Appointment of Prebendary Ralph Lever as the Dean and Chapter's attorney in the matter of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 7r-v   21 June 1569
Commission to Prebendary William Stephenson, B.D., to carry out a visitation of the churches in the Dean and Chapter's jurisdiction, viz. in Co. Durham, Dinsdale Aycliffe, Heighington, Kirk Merrington, Billingham, Monk Hesledon, Pittington, Dalton le Dale, Edmondbyers, Kimblesworth, Elvet, Jarrow and the chapelries of Whitworth, Witton Gilbert, Croxdale, St. Margaret [Durham], Muggleswick, Wallsend, and St. Hilda [South Shields]; in Northumberland, Berwick, Holy Island, Norham, Branxton, Ellingham, Edlingham, Bedlington, Meldon and Bywell St. Peter; in Yorkshire Northallerton, Brompton, Sigston and Rounton in Allertonshire, and the churches of Howden and Howdenshire, Fishlake, Brantingham and Bossall.
f. 7v   c. July 1569
Prebendary Adam Halyday's declaration of residence to begin 8 July 1569
ff. 11v-12r   17 May 1569
Grant (made in accordance with a decree of the Council of the North) of an annuity of £6 for a term of 14 years to Christopher Athey, gentleman, to the use of Margaret his wife and of Jane, Margery, Elizabeth, Constance and Anne, children of John Hooton, esquire, deceased.
f. 13v   c. May 1570
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 12 May 1570.
f. 13v   c. June 1570
Prebendary Robert Swift's declaration of residence to begin 2 June 1570.
f. 13v   c. June 1570
Prebendary Ralph Lever's declaration of residence to begin 23 June 1570.
f. 18v   c. October 1570
Memorandum that Dean Whittingham began his residence 13 October 1570.
f. 21r-v   1570
Re-appointment (reciting an appointment dated 14 September 1559) as verger or subsacrist of George Smith, to be succeeded at his death by John Hakins.
f. 21v   6 February 1571
Presentation of Thomas Benson to the rectory of Edmondbyers, v.p.m. John Foster.
f. 22r   6 February 1571
Collation of Laurence Pilkington to the chapelry of Witton Gilbert, v.p.d. John Browne.
f. 22r   6 February 1571
Collation of Francis Brackenbury to the chapelry of Croxdale, v.p.m. Nicholas Burnhope.
f. 22r-v   9 March 1571
Abp. Grindal's citation, reciting a citation of Elizabeth I, to the Keeper of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire to be represented at Convocation.
ff. 22v-23r   21 March 1571
Bp. Pilkington's citation, reciting citations of Abp. Grindal and Elizabeth I, to William Whittingham, B.D., dean of Durham, to be represented at Convocation.
f. 23r-v   27 March 1571
Dean Whittingham's certificate that he has cited Chapter to be represented at Convocation.
f. 24v   27 March 1571
Dean's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
ff. 24v-25v   27 March 1571
Certificate of the Dean and Chapter, as keepers of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire, that they have cited the clergy in their jurisdiction to be represented at Convocation.
ff. 25v-26r   27 March 1571
Appointment by the Dean and Chapter, as keepers of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire, of proctors to Convocation.
f. 26r   27 March 1571
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 28r   16 April 1571
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Thomas Benson to the rectory of Edmondbyers, v.p.m. John Foster.
f. 28r   18 April 1571
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, to William Birch, rector of Stanhope, for the induction of Thomas Benson to the rectory of Edmondbyers.
f. 28r-v   21 April 1571
Abp. Grindal's inhibition of the Dean and Chapter's jurisdiction in Allerton and Allertonshire in view of his forthcoming visitation of his diocese.
ff. 28v-29r   16 May 1571
Certificate of Prebendary William Stephenson, keeper of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire, that he has issued citations to all in his jurisdiction to be present at Abp. Grindal's forthcoming visitation.
f. 29r   c. June 1571
Memorandum that on 12 June 1571 the Dean and Chapter, in chapter, declared void all letters of attorney issued by them for the recovery of prebendal corps lands, but excepted from this voidance the letters issued to Prebendary William Stephenson for the recovery of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 30v   10 July 1571
Appointment of William Moreton of Berwick as the Dean and Chapter's attorney to demand of William Williams, the farmer of certain of the Dean and Chapter's fishing rights on the Tweed, five barrels of salmon.
f. 32v   October 1570
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 1 October 1571.
f. 33v   30 October 1571
Presentation of Thomas Blakeston to the rectory of Dinsdale, v.p.m. Roland Clarke.
ff. 33v-34r   6 November 1571
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Thomas Blakeston to the rectory of Dinsdale.
f. 34r   9 November 1571
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, to the rector of Middleton St. George and Robert Place for the induction of Thomas Blakeston to the rectory of Dinsdale.
f. 34v   22 January 1572
Appointment of Prebendaries Robert Swift and William Stephenson, [ space for one name ] and Richard Johnson as the Dean and Chapter's attornies in matters concerning their real property.
ff. 34v-35r   26 July 1571
Elizabeth I's mandate for the removal of Thomas Duckett from his place as an almsman of the cathedral, since he does not reside and has adequate other income, and for his replacement by Robert Tenant, who has lost a hand in the queen's service.
f. 35v   22 January 1572
Grant to Edward Asshaw, gentleman, of the office of keeper of Hett Wood.
ff. 35v-36r   22 January 1572
Appointment of Robert Man and Richard Johnson as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to represent them before the Council of the North.
f. 36r-v   c. January 1572
A neater copy of the above letters of attorney.
f. 38r   17 March 1571
Abp. Grindal's mandate to the keeper of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire for the induction of John Lindsey, B.D., to the rectory of Kirby Sigston, Yorks. N.R.
f. 38r   17 March 1571
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, keeper of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire, to Alexander Abee, vicar of Osmotherley, Yorks. N.R., for the induction of John Lindsey to the rectory of Kirby Sigston.
f. 38r   c. August 1572
Prebendary William Benett's declaration of residence to begin 1 August 1572.
f. 38r   9 August 1572
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Peter Shawe, M.A., to the sixth prebendal stall, v.p.d. Stephen Marley.
f. 38r   12 August 1572
Certificate of Peter Shawe's installation in the sixth stall.
f. 41r   14 October 1572
Appointment of Prebendary Adam Halyday and [ space for probably two other names ] as the Dean and Chapter's attornies in the matter of the manor of Houghall.
f. 41r   25 February 1558
Philip and Mary's grant of an almsman's place to James Barnes.
f. 41r   c. October 1572
Memorandum that on 14 October 1572 James Barnes produced the above grant and asked Richard Marshall, registrar to the Dean and Chapter, to copy it into the register.
f. 41r-v   14 October 1572
Recital of Bp. Pilkington's mandate (dated 2 September 1572) for the installation of John Fox, M.A., D.D., as prebendary of the third stall, v.p.m. Thomas Sparke, and memorandum that Fox was installed by proxy
ff. 43v-44r   20 November 1572
Presentation to Abp. Grindal of William Alrede to the vicarage of Ruddington, Notts., v.p.m. Edward Baites.
f. 45r   5 February 1572
Appointment of Prebendary Ralph Lever, treasurer of the cathedral as the Dean and Chapter's attorney for the issue of all leases, patents, presentations, collations etc. to the persons concerned, and for the receipts from such persons of all counterparts, bonds etc.
f. 47r   21 April 1572
Bp. Pilkington's citation, reciting citations of Abp. Grindal and Elizabeth I, to the Dean and Chapter to be represented at Convocation.
f. 47v   29 April 1572
Dean Whittingham's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
ff. 47v-48r   29 April 1572
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 48r   19 April 1572
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Laurence Pilkington to the rectory of Kimblesworth, v.p.d. Robert Crawfurth.
f. 48r   28 April 1572
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, to William Lee, precentor of the cathedral, and Charles Moberley, curate of the chapel of St. Margaret, Durham for the induction of Laurence Pilkington to the rectory of Kimblesworth.
f. 48v   13 April 1572
Abp. Grindal's citation of the keeper of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire to be represented at Convocation.
f. 48v   May 1572
Certificate of the Dean and Chapter as keepers of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire that they have cited the clergy in their jurisdiction to be represented at Convocation.
f. 49r   3 May 1572
Appointment by the Dean and Chapter, as keepers of the spirituality of Allerton and Allertonshire, of proctors of Convocation.
f. 51v   10 June 1572
Collation of Thomas Hakins to the chapelry of Muggleswick, v.p.d. Thomas Benson.
ff. 51v-52r   c. 1572
Recital of Bp. Pilkington's mandate (dated 9 May 1572) for the installation of Francis Bonny, M.A., as prebendary of the eighth stall, v.p.r. Richard Longworth, D.D., and memorandum that Bonny was installed 13 May 1572.
f. 57r   3 February 1573
Appointment of Prebendary Leonard Pilkington, treasurer of the cathedral, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney for the issue of all leases, patents, presentations, collations etc. to the persons concerned, and for the receipt from such persons of all counterparts, bonds, etc.
f. 57r   25 February 1573
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Thomas Davison to the rectory of Meldon, v.p.m. Edward Fenwick.
f. 57r-v   26 February 1573
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, to Bertram Barkeley, rector of Whalton, and David Taylor, vicar of Bolam, for the induction of Thomas Davison to the rectory of Meldon.
f. 62r   5 June 1573
Presentation to Abp. Grindal of John Smith, curate of Aylestre [? Alcester], diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, to the vicarage of Ruddington, Notts., v.p.r. William Aldred.
f. 62r   c. June 1573
Memorandum that 30 May 1573, at the petition of William Aldred, late incumbent, the vicarage of Ruddington was declared vacant by Dr. Gibson, Abp. Grindal's vicar-general.
f. 62r-v   4 April 1573
Appointment of Prebendary Francis Bonny as the Dean and Chapter's attorney in the matter of the tithes of Walworth.
f. 63v   5 August 1573
Presentation to Abp. Grindal of Thomas Casson, deacon, to the vicarage of Fishlake, Yorks. W.R., v.p.m. Henry Johnson.
ff. 63v-64r   18 August 1573
Appointment of Richard Johnson as the Dean and Chapter's attorney to take possession of their property in Coatsay Moor, parish of Heighington, and to deliver a lease of the property to Francis Pilkington, gentleman.
f. 64r   c. August 1573
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence begun 31 July 1573.
f. 66r   18 August 1573
Presentation to Abp. Grindal of Robert Prentice to the vicarage of Brantingham Yorks. E.R. v.p.d. [space for name; perhaps John Kellett - see Reg. 2 f. 122v].
f. 66v   c. October 1573
Recital of Bp. Pilkington's mandate (date 10 October 1573) for the installation of Robert Bellamy, M.A., M.D., as prebendary of the third stall, v.p.r. John Fox, M.A., and memorandum that Bellamy was installed 13 October 1573
f. 67r   13 October 1573
Presentation of Robert Baker to the perpetual vicarage of Norham, vacant owing to the acceptance by the last incumbent, Thomas Clerke, of another, incompatible, benefice.
f. 67v   21 October 1573
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Robert Baker to the perpetual vicarage of Norham.
f. 68r   21 October 1573
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, to Thomas Clerke, vicar of Berwick, for the induction of Robert Baker to the vicarage of Berwick [ recte Norham].
f. 69v   20 July 1567
Cancelled record of an assignment of corps lands to the dean and prebendaries.
f. 70r   20 June 1573
Elizabeth I's grant of an almsman's place to Thomas Jackson, whose former Marian grant of such a place had been in the dean's custody and had not been returned to Jackson at the time of the dean's deprivation.
f. 71r-v   19 January 1574
Appointment of Prebendary Robert Bellamy and [ space for two or three other names ] as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to take possession of the manor of Sacristanhough from Leonard Timperley, who has felled trees contrary to the terms of his lease.
f. 76r   20 March 1574
Elizabeth I's grant of an almsman's place to Gilbert Spence, in the room of Andrew Tuggell, who plans to go and fight in Ireland.
ff. 76v-77r   1574
Appointment of Prebendary Robert Bellamy, George Lightfole, Richard Johnson, Jasper Horseley and John Richardson as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to take possession of the manor of Sacristonhough from Leonard Timperley
f. 78v   c. August 1574
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence begun 2 August 1574.
f. 78v   August 1574
Prebendary Adam Halyday's declaration of residence to begin 23 August 1574.
f. 78v   September 1574
Memorandum that 24 September 1574 Lancelot Tristram declared to Richard Marshall, registrar to the Dean and Chapter, that Dean Whittingham had admitted him to an almsman's place in accordance with a royal grant, which is recited, dated 14 March 1563.
f. 79r-v   14 September 1574
Appointment of Prebendary John Pilkington, treasurer of the cathedral, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney for the issue of all leases, patents, presentations, collations etc. to the persons concerned, and for the receipt from such persons of all counterparts, bonds etc.
f. 81r   29 November 1574
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Bertram Cogerham to the perpetual vicarage of Branxton, v.p.m. Oliver Selby, Cogerham having been presented by John Selby of Berwick as the assign of the late Robert Benet, patron, with others also deceased, for this turn only as the result of a grant by Dean Whitehead and the Chapter.
f. 81v   2 December 1574
Mandate of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, for the induction of Bertram Cogerham to the perpetual vicarage of Branxton.
f. 82r   15 February 1575
Presentation of Charles Moberley to the perpetual vicarage of Elvet, v.p.m. Thomas Pentland.
f. 82v   15 February 1575
Presentation of Robert Greenwell to the perpetual vicarage of Bedlington v.p.m. William Watson.
f. 84r:   15 March 1575
Presentation to Abp. Grindal of Robert Prentice to the perpetual vicarage of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R.
f. 84r   20 March 1575
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Charles Moberley to the perpetual vicarage of Elvet.
f. 84v:   [25 x 31 March 1575]
Mandate of William Harding and Robert Murray, clerks, commissaries of Prebendary William Stephenson, official to the Dean and Chapter, to Michael Pattenson, clerk, for the induction of Charles Moberley to the perpetual vicarage of Elvet. (A marginal note reads "non emanavit".) Cf. f. 91v
f. 84v   15 March 1575
Appointment of Prebendary Robert Swift, treasurer of the cathedral, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney for the issue of all leases, patents, presentations, collations etc. to the persons concerned, and for the receipt from such persons of all counterparts, bonds etc.
f. 85v   24 May 1575
Presentation of Henry Duxfield to the rectory of Meldon, v.p.r. Thomas Davison.
f. 86r   17 May 1575
Grant to Richard Hudson, B.C.L., B.Cn. L., advocate of the court of York, of the office of registrar of the Dean and Chapter's jurisdiction in Howden, Howdenshire and Hemingburgh.
f. 91v   27 June 1575
Mandate to Master Robert Murray, vicar of Pittington, for the induction of Charles Moberley to the perpetual vicarage of Elvet.
f. 93v   c. August 1575
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence begun 7 August 1575.
ff. 95v-96r   11 October 1575
Presentation of Roger Cooksey to the perpetual vicarage of Branxton, v.p.r. Bertram Cogerham.
f. 96r   11 October 1575
Commission to Master William Harding, clerk, to carry out a visitation of the churches of Northallerton, Kirby Sigston and West Rounton in Allertonshire, of Aycliffe, Heighington, Kirk Merrington, Billingham, Monk Hesleden, Pittington, Darleton le Dale, Edmondbyers, Kimblesworth, Elvet and Monkwearmouth, together with the chapels of Whitworth, Witton Gilbert, Croxdale, St. Margaret [Durham] and Muggleswick, and the chapels of Wallsend and St. Hilda [South Shields] in the parish of Jarrow, and in Northumberland of Berwick, Holy Island, Norham, Branxton, Ellingham, Edlingham, Bedlington and Bywell St. Peter.
f. 96v   6 October 1575
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the induction of Henry Duxfield to the rectory of Meldon.p>
f. 96v   c. October 1575
Memorandum that in October 1575 a mandate under the Dean and Chapter's officiality seal was issued to William Duxfield, rector of Bothal, and Christopher Watson, curate of Morpeth, for the induction of Henry Duxfield to the rectory of Meldon.
ff. 102v-104r   6 December 1575
Appointment of Prebendary Francis Bonny, treasurer of the cathedral, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney for the issue of all leases, patents, presentations, collations etc. to the persons concerned, and for the receipt from such persons of all counterparts, bonds etc.
ff. 106v-107r   20 December 1575
Bp. Pilkington's mandate for the installation of Richard Fawcett, B.D., bp's chaplain, as prebendary of the ninth stall, v.p.m. William Stephenson.
f. 107r   10 January 1576
Record of Richard Fawcett's installation in the ninth stall.
ff. 113v-114r   4 February 1576
Dean Whittingham's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 114r   4 February 1576
Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
f. 114r-v   4 February 1576
Appointment by the Dean and Chapter as keepers of the spiritualities of Allerton and Allertonshire of proctors of Convocation.
f. 124r   20 March 1576
Collation by the Dean and Chapter, sede vacante , of John Greenwell, B.A., to the rectory of Edmondbyers, v.p.m. Thomas Benson.
f. 124r   21 March 1576
Mandate to James Murthwaite, chaplain of Muggleswick, for the induction of John Greenwell to the rectory of Edmondbyers.
ff. 124v-125r   30 March 1576
Schedule of institutions to benefices that have occured during the period 1 April 1575 - 1 April 1576; addressed to the Barons of the Exchequer in accordance with a royal writ dated 17 March 1576.
f. 125r   3 May 1576
Certificate of the Dean and Chapter, as collectors of an ecclesiastical tenth for the diocese sede vacante , that they have collected the tenth from as many incumbents as possible and that they have compiled schedules (not present in the Register) of those who have failed or refused to pay.
f. 125v   6 October 1575
Bp. Pilkington's admission and institution of Henry Duxfield, presented by the Dean and Chapter, to the rectory of Meldon, v.p.r. Thomas Davison.
f. 125v   12 October 1576
Mandate to William Duxfield, rector of Bothal, and Christophe Watson, curate of Morpeth, for the induction of Henry Duxfield to the rectory of Meldon.
f. 125v   13 June 1576
Appointment of Robert Cuthbert, rector of Simonburn, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney to recover from Master Henry Widdrington of Widdrington, esquire, and from Edward Widdrington of Swinburn, gentleman, the £200 which they owe to the Dean and Chapter.
ff. 125v-126r   15 June 1576
Appointment of Masters William Saye, Christopher Smith, George Harrison, John Lewes, John Jucent, Francis Clerke, Thomas Willett, Edward Bigges, Peter Johnson, Christopher Robinson [ space for two or three other names ], notaries public and proctors of the Court of Arches, as the Dean and Chapter's proctors to defend their rights as keepers of the spiritualities of the diocese sede vacante before Abp. Grindal of Canterbury and other, named, delegates of the queen in Chancery.
f. 126r-v   15 June 1576
Appointment by Prebendaries John Pilkington, George Cliffe and Ralph Lever, keepers of the spiritualities of the diocese sede vacante , of Prebendary Francis Bonny and Masters William Saye, Christopher Smith, George Harrison, John Lewes, John Jucent, Francis Clerke, Thomas Willett, Edward Bigges, Peter Johnson, Christopher Robinson [ space for two or three other names ], notaries public and proctors of the Court of Arches, as their proctors to defend their rights before Abp. Grindal of Canterbury and other, named, delegates of the queen in Chancery.
f. 127r   15 June 1576
Certificate that the Dean and Chapter, in accordance with the terms of a royal writ dated 17 March 1576, have sequestrated the vicarages of Simonburn and Newburn, and that in accordance with the terms of a further royal writ dated 27 April they have relaxed the sequestration insofar as it relates to the rectory of Simonburn and to Robert Cuthbert, rector of Simonburn.
ff. 128v-129r   20 July 1576
Commission by the Dean and Chapter, as keepers of the spiritualities of the diocese sede vacante , to William Duxfield rector of Bothal, Thomas Beinon, vicar of Embleton, and Richard Hancock, vicar of Ponteland, to administer the spiritualities within the archdeaconry of Northumberland.
f. 129r   c. August 1576
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 3 August 1576.
f. 129v   11 July 1576
Elizabeth I's mandate for the sequestration of certain benefices whose incumbents have refused to pay first-fruits.
f. 129v   c. July 1576
Schedule of benefices to be sequestrated in accordance with the above mandate. Listed are: the vicarage of Hartburn (Richard Stancliffe, incumbent); the vicarage of Chatton (Edward Cowston, incumbent).
f. 129v   25 September 1576
Appointment of Prebendaries Ralph Lever, Francis Bonny and Robert Swift as the Dean and Chapter's proctors to defend their rights as keepers of the spiritualities of the diocese sede vacante .
ff. 129v-130r   25 September 1576
Appointment of Henry earl of Huntingdon, President of the Council in the North, as arbitrator in the dispute between the Dean and Chapter of Durham and the Dean and Chapter of York over the administration of the spiritualties of the diocese utraque sede vacante .
f. 130r-v   26 September 1576
Appointment of Prebendaries Robert Swift, Ralph Lever, Adam Halyday and Francis Bonny and William Savell and Richard Johnson, as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to defend their property in Northumberland, Norhamshire and Islandshire.
f. 130v   3 October 1576
Certificate of the sequestration of the vicarage of Hartburn, in accordance with a writ of Elizabeth I dated 8 August 1576, and of the appointment of Richard Hancock, vicar of Ponteland, and William Greenwell as collectors and receivers of the income due to the vicarage and to its incumbent, Richard Stancliffe. The queen's writ also ordered the sequestration of the vicarage of Chatton, and the Dean and Chapter confess that they have so far failed to find suitable collectors and receivers for the income of this vicarage.
ff. 130v-131r   9 October 1576
Appointment of Henry earl of Huntingdon, President of the Council in the North, as arbitrator in the dispute between the Dean and Chapter of Durham and the Dean and Chapter of York over the administration of the spiritualities of the diocese utraque sede vacante .
f. 131r-v   9 October 1576
Appointment of Prebendaries Leonard Pilkington, John Pilkington, archdeacon of Durham, Robert Swift, Ralph Lever, Francis Bonny, archdeacon of Northumberland, and Adam Halyday as the Dean and Chapter's proctors to represent them before Henry earl of Huntingdon, arbitrator in the dispute between the Dean and Chapter of Durham and the Dean and Chapter of York over the administration of the spiritualities of the diocese utraque sede vacante .
f. 131v   November 1576
Memorandum of the delivery to Dean Whittingham on 7 November 1576 of the following writ:
Writ of supersedeas , 16 October 1576, in respect of a writ, dated 11 July 1576, for the sequestration of the vicarage of Chatton (Edward Colston, incumbent).
f. 131v   November 1576
Memorandum of the delivery to Dean Whittingham on 21 November 1576 of the following writ:
Writ of supersedeas , 8 November 1576, in respect of a writ, dated 11 July 1576, for the sequestration of the vicarage of Hartburn (Richard Stancliffe, incumbent).
f. 132r   16 October 1576
Commission issued by the Dean and Chapter of York (in accordance with an interim decision of Henry, earl of Huntingdon, arbitrator in the dispute between Durham and York about sede vacante jurisdiction) to Masters John Gibson, LL.D., precentor of York, Ralph Tunstall, M.A., canon of York and prebendary of Knaresborough, Robert Swift and Ralph Lever, prebendaries of Durham, Richard Hudson, B.C.L., B.Cn.L., advocate of the York consistory court, and Thomas Handley, clerk, to exercise spiritual jurisdiction in the diocese of Durham.
f. 132r-v   n.d [c. 1576]
Opinion of counsel (John Griffiths, William Clarke and Thomas Creake) on the dispute between Durham and York about sede vacante jurisdiction, with "Answers to arguments made from York."
ff. 132v-133r   31 December 1576
Appointment of Prebendaries Robert Swift, Francis Bonny and Adam Halyday, and Richard Johnson and John Stout, yeomen, as the Dean and Chapter's attornies for the collection of arrears of rent.
ff. 133r-134v   [before January 1577]
Certificate of the Dean and Chapter, sede vacante , that through their deputies Henry Smythe and Gregory Butler, gentlemen, they have collected from as many incumbents in the diocese as possible the initial payment, due 2 October 1576, of a clerical subsidy granted to the queen. With schedules of livings which have not paid, livings vacant, exemptions, and livings which have paid.
f. 137r   29 March 1577
Appointment of Prebendaries Robert Swift, Ralph Lever and Francis Bonny as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to represent them in the dispute with the Dean and Chapter of York over the administration of the spiritualities of the diocese utraque sede vacante .
f. 137v   31 March 1577
Incomplete memorandum about one William Appleton. This entry must have recorded delivery to Durham of the congé d'élire and letters missive.
f. 137v   27 March 1577
Elizabeth I's congé d'élire for the election of a successor to Bp. Pilkington.
f. 137v   20 March 1577
Elizabeth I's letters missive for the election as bp. of Durham of Richard Barnes, bp. of Carlisle.
ff. 137v-138r   5 April 1577
Instrument of election of Richard Barnes as bp. of Durham, and request for his assent to the election.
f. 138v   5 April 1577
Appointment of Prebendaries Leonard Pilkington and Ralph Lever as the Dean and Chapter's proctors to exhibit the instrument of his election as bp. of Durham to Richard Barnes and to obtain his assent.
ff. 138v-139r   6 April 1577
Letters certifying to the queen the election of Richard Barnes as bp. of Durham.
f. 139r   9 April 1577
Richard Barnes' assent to his election.
ff. 139r-140r   19 May 1577
Record of the installation of Richard Barnes as bp. of Durham.
f. 140r   c. August 1577
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 2 August 1577.
ff. 140v-141r   15 (?) June 1577
Order of the Privy Council and of the Council in the North in the dispute between the Dean and Chapter and some of their tenants in the Co. Palatine:
the tenants in question hold not by tenant right but by lease, but since they may be required to do 15 days of military service each year
on the death of a tenant his eldest or other son or brother shall have a lease of the property for a fine of not more than 3 years' purchase
if a tenant dies leaving a widow she shall have a lease without payment of a fine, and if she remarries her husband shall have a lease for a fine of 2 years' purchase
leases shall be forfeit only for treason, rebellion, wilful murder or felony. Future leases of Dean and Chapter lands are to follow a model ordered by the Councils.

f. 141r-v   c. June 1577
Model lease as mentioned above. The Councils' order seems to envisage Dean and Chapter tenants being able to choose whether to lease for lives or for years, but the model is for 21 years.
f. 141v   20 August 1577
Appointment of Dean Whittingham and Prebendary Leonard Pilkington as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to defend their rights against Abp. Sandes.
ff. 142r-143r   3 April 1577
Arbitration of Henry earl of Huntingdon in the dispute between the Dean and Chapter of York and the Dean and Chapter of Durham concerning spiritual jurisdiction in the diocese of Durham utraque sede vacante : the Dean and Chapter of Durham shall nominate two suitable persons (graduates in law, or prebendaries of Durham), of whom the Dean and Chapter of York shall appoint one to be vicar general and official principal for the diocese of Durham.
f. 143r   1577
Dean and Chapter's undertaking to accept the above arbitration.
f. 143r   1577
Memorandum of an endorsement on the above undertaking.
f. 143v   13 July 1577
Declaration that the decision of the earl of Huntingdon in the dispute between the Dean and Chapter of Durham and the Dean and Chapter of York governs only the particular circumstances under which it was made, and that it creates no precedent for the acceptance by the Dean and Chapter of Durham for the authority of the Dean and Chapter of York.
f. 143v   12 August 1574
Abp. Grindal's admission and institution of David Jac to the rectory of West Rounton, Yorks. N.R., to which he has been presented by the queen.
f. 143v   17 July 1577
Abp. Sandes' mandate to the keeper of the spiritualities of Allerton and Allertonshire for the induction of David Jac to the rectory of West Rounton.
ff. 143v-144r   18 July 1577
Abp. Sandes' relaxation of his sequestration of the rectory of West Rounton.
f. 144r   22 July 1577
Mandate of William Harding, the Dean and Chapter's deputy official for Allerton and Allertonshire, to John Lindsey, rector of Kirby Sigston, Yorks. N.R., for the induction of David Jac, B.A., to the rectory of West Rounton.
f. 144v   27 July 1577
Petition to Abp. Sandes asking him to respect the Dean and Chapter's exemption from his jurisdiction.
f. 144v   23 July 1577
Petition to Bp. Barnes to do nothing prejudicial to the Dean and Chapter's rights, liberties and privileges.
f. 145v   6 June 1577
Elizabeth I's commission to Sir George Bowes, Thomas Laton and George Frovell, esquires, to receive on her behalf such assurances as the Dean and Chapter are willing to give of their approval and confirmation of Bp. Barnes' lease, dated 31 May 1577, to the queen for 100 years of specified fisheries in the Tweed. The Dean and Chapter's confirmation of the lease, dated 7 August 1577, is registered on the same folio.
f. 147r-v   27 August 1577
Mandate of Dean Whittingham, exercising the Dean and Chapter's archidiaconal jurisdiction in their appropriated churches, to William Thomson and Robert Curry, clerks, for the induction of William Harding (presented by John Watson, yeoman, of Elvet, patron for this turn only as a result of a grant by Prior Whitehead and the Convent) to the vicarage of Heighington, v.p.m. William Whitehead.
f. 147v   30 March 1567 (sic) [1577]
Declaration by [and in the hand of] prebendary Robert Swift that the Dean and Chapter's grant to him, as Bp. Pilkington's vicar-general, of accommodation in the north-west corner of the Galilee for the use of the consistory court will not prejudice the Dean and Chapter's rights.
f. 148r-v   17 August 1577
Decree of the Privy Council and the Council of the North intended to end conflict between the Dean and Chapter and some of their tenants. The main points are:
The Dean and Chapter's tenants do not hold by tenant right.
They are liable to border service.
On the death of a tenant his eldest or other son, or a son's heir, shall have the tenat at 3 years' fine.
The widow of a tenant shall keep his tenement during her widowhood, and if she re-marries her husband shall have the tenement at 3 years' fine.
There shall be no forfeitures except for treason, rebellion, murder or felony.
The form of leases is to be as specified by the Councils.

(Sealed by the Dean and Chapter in ratification 21 August 1577.)
ff. 148v-149r   c. August 1577
The model 21 year lease as mentioned in the above decree.
f. 149r   26 June 1577
Elizabeth's mandate to the Dean and Chapter to inform the Treasury of the names of all who received any clerical dignity or benefice in the diocese in the period 1 April 1576 to 1 June 1577.
f. 149r-v   27 August 1577
Certificate to the Treasury that no one received any clerical dignity or benefice in the diocese in the period 1 April 1576 to 1 June 1577.
ff. 149v-150r   2 September 1577
Appointment of Dean Whittingham, Prebendary Leonard Pilkington and several named notaries and proctors of the Court of Arches as the Dean and Chapter's proctors to defend their rights and privileges before the queen or any judges secular or ecclesiastical.
f. 150r-v   3 September 1577
Record of the reading, in the chapter house, of an appeal by the Dean and Chapter's proctors against the action of Abp. Sandes in violating, by attempting a visitation, the church of Durham's ancient privilege of immunity from the jurisdiction of the abps. of York. With the notarial certificates of Christopher Chaytor, Richard Marshall and Cuthbert Nicholl.
ff. 152r   23 September 1577
Bp. Barnes' citation to his visitation of the cathedral, to begin 21 October.
f. 152r   8 October 1577
Bp. Barnes' mandate to Dean Whittingham and, in the dean's absence, the sub-dean, Robert Swift, to cite all the canons and officers of the cathedral to the bp.'s visitation.
f. 152r-v   1577
Certificate of Robert Swift, sub-dean, to Bp. Barnes that he has cited all the canons and officers of the cathedral to the bp.'s visitation.
ff. 152v-153v   19 September 1577
Notarial instrument recording the reading at the house of Thomas Wheler, notary, in the parish of St. Gregory, city of London, by Master Francis Clerke, notary, a general proctor of the Court of Arches and proctor of the dean, major and minor canons and lay clerks of Durham, of an appeal to the Queen in Chancery against Abp. Sandes' attempt to violate Durham's ancient privilege of immunity from the jurisdiction of the abps. of York by commissioning Bp. Barnes to conduct a metropolitical visitation of the diocese on his behalf. With the notarial certificate of Thomas Wheler.
f. 153v   c. November 1577
Dean Whittingham's declaration of residence to begin 12 November 1577.
ff. 153v-154v   14 October 1577
Mandate of Elizabeth I to the beneficed and unbeneficed clergy of the kingdom ordering that the dean, major and minor canons and lay clerks of Durham be treated as absolved from any sentance of excommunication until the third day for legal business after the quindene of Easter 1578. Recited is a commission, dated 23 September 1577 to Bp. Aylmer of London, Bp. Piers of Rochester, Sir Christopher Wray, chief justice of Queen's Bench, Sir James Dyer, chief justice of Common Bench, Thomas Wilson and Valentine Dale, Masters of Requests, Gilbert Gerrard, attorney general, David Lewis, president of the Court of Admiralty, and William Drury, LL.D., to deal with the Durham complaint of an attempted visitation of the diocese of Bp. Barnes on behalf of Abp. Sandes. The commissioners are o
f. 154v   c. December 1577
Prebendary John Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 3 December 1577.
f. 154v   c. December 1577
Prebendary Robert Swifts' declaration of residence to begin 25 December 1577.
f. 154v   3 January 1578
Appointment of Prebendaries Robert Swift and John Pilkington, Richard Johnson and John Stout, yeomen, of Durham City, as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to act in matters of arrears of rent.
f. 175r   8 March 1578
Commission to Henry Dethicke of the Dean and Chapter's jurisdiction in Allertonshire and Howdenshire.
f. 175r-v   11 March 1578
Re-definition (the physical state of the text makes it difficult to be sure what was the purpose of this document) of powers of attorney granted by the Dean and Chapter on 2 September 1577 to Dean Whittingham, Prebendary Leonard Pilkington, William Saye, Christopher Symthe, George Harrison, John Lewes, John Jucent, Francis Clerke, Thomas Willett, Edward Bink, Peter Johnson, Christopher Robinson, William Babum and Gilbert Spence.
f. 175v   29 March 1578
Bp. Barnes' citation to his visitation of the cathedral to begin 10 April.
f. 176r   5 April 1578
A document largely illegible, but probably Dean Whittingham's certificate to Bp. Barnes that he has cited all the canons and officers of the cathedral to the bp.'s visitation.
f. 176v   7 April 1578
Presentation of Robert Copperthwaite, B.A., to the perpetual vicarage of Ellingham, v.p.m. Cuthbert Watson.
f. 177r   31 March 1578
Elizabeth I's mandate to Sir George Bowes, John Heath, gentleman, and Christopher Chaytor, gentleman, to receive on her behalf the Dean and Chapter's confirmation of Bp. Barnes' lease to the queen of the manors of Gateshead and Whickham for 79 years.
f. 182v   14 June 1578
Collation of Christopher Yveyne to the chapelry of St. Mary Magdalen, Durham, v.p.m. William Watson.
ff. 185r-187v   n.d. [1578]
Arguments and evidences for the Dean and Chapter's immunity from archiepiscopal visitation.
f. 191r   n.d. [1578]
Two largely illegible documents, which may be declarations of residence.
f. 191v   12 September 1578
Dean and Chapter's deposition (only partly legible) about trade in fish, coal and timber between the Tyne and the inhabitants of Co. Durham.
f. 193r   30 September 1578
Citation (only partly legible) by the queen's ecclesiastical commissioners of the Dean and Chapter to an archiepiscopal visitation.
f. 193v   7 October 1578
Memorandum of the appointment of William Dune to act as deputy to Robert Warke, one of the cathedral bell-ringers.
f. 194r   October 1578
Certificate that the Dean and Chapter have cited all members and officers of their foundation to the forthcoming visitation.
f. 194r   [before 1578]
Memorandum of Laurence Thomson's swearing to the faithful performance of his [illegible] office. The 1579-80 Treasurer's Book Lists him as a bell-ringer.
f. 194r   [before 1578]
Memorandum of William Whitfield's swearing to the faithful performance of his [illegible] office. The 1579-80 Treasurer's Book lists him as a cook.
f. 194v   1578
List (only partly legible) of the members and officers of the foundation (persumably intended as an appendix to the certificate of citation registered on f. 194r).
f. 194v   c. November 1578
Prebendary George Cliffe's declaration of residence to begin 21 November 1478.
f. 195r   13 November 1578
Largely illegible document issued by Bp. Barnes.
f. 195r   13 November 1578
Bp. Barnes' mandate for the installation of Hugh Broughton, M.A., as prebendary of the 10th stall, v.p.m. John Rudd, B.D.
f. 195r   c. November 1578
Only partly legible, but apparently the record of Hugh Broughton's installation in the 10th stall.
f. 195r   c. 1578
The foot of the folio is damaged but seems to record, inter alia, the admission of Robert Brymley as an almsman of the cathedral.
f. 195v   c. 1578
Only partly legible, but apparently a royal grant of an almsman's place to Robert Brymley.
f. 195v   c. 1578
Appointment (only partly legible) of Prebendaries Robert Swift and John and Leonard Pilkington, Richard Johnson, John Stout and Richard Marshall as the Dean and Chapter's attornies to act in matters of arrears of rent.
f. 196r   [before March 1579]
Largely illegible, but probably an appointment of proctors to defend the Dean and Chapter's rights and privileges against Bp. Barnes and Abp. Sandes.
f. 196r   16 June 1579
Appointment of prebendaries Robert Swift and [ one other name illegible ] as attornies to represent the sub-dean and chapter against Prebendary Robert Bellamy. Bellamy was challenging the customary interpretation of the statutes concerning the leasing of prebendaries' corps lands.
f. 196v   c. 1579
An illegible entry.p>
f. 196v   c. 1579
Only partly legible, but apparently letters of attorney issued by the sub-dean and chapter.
f. 197r   [before November 1579]
Bp. Barnes' mandate for the installation of Henry Nawnton as prebendary of the 4th stall, v.p.r. [William Benett].
f. 197r   3 November 1579
Memorandum of Henry Nawnton's installation in the 4th stall.
f. 197r   c. November 1579
Memorandum of the chapter's decision to present William Duxfield to the perpetual vicarage of Ellingham.
f. 197r   1 November 1579
Presentation of William Duxfield to the perpetual vicarage of Ellingham.
f. 197v   18 November 1579
Largely illegible document issued by Bp. Barnes.
f. 197v   18 November 1579
Bp. Barnes' mandate to the sub-dean and chapter for the induction of William Duxfield to the vicarage of Ellingham.
f. 197v   19 November 1579
Sub-dean and chapter's mandate to - Benion (or Beinon), vicar of Embleton, for the induction of William Duxfield to the vicarage of Ellingham.
ff. 197v-199r   28 November 1579
Arbitration by Bp. Barnes, who recites a petition, dated 20 November 1579, from Prebendaries Bellamy, Nawnton, Lever, Cliffe, Halyday and Broughton asking him as Visitor to confirm or deny the validity of the chapter's recent election of officers in the absence of a dean. Barnes rules that the election was valid.
DCD/B/BA/4   1580-1583
Dean and Chapter seal register. A schedule of leases on f.58r-v is a useful substitute for an index.
62ff.
Previously referenced D
f. 1v   18 February 1580
Record of the installation of Thomas Wilson, D.C.L., D.Cn.L., in the person of his proxy Prebendary Adam Halyday, as dean.
f. 1v   c. March 1580
Prebendary Ralph Lever's declaration of residence to begin 6 March 1580.
f. 2r   5 February 1580
Bp. Barnes' mandate to the sub-dean & chapter for the installation of Thomas Wilson as dean. (Recited is Elizabeth I's nomination of Wilson and mandate to Barnes for his institution, dated 4 February 1580).
ff. 2v-3r   14 January 1580
Dean Wilson's appointment of Prebendary Adam Halyday as his proxy for his installation as dean.
f. 3r-v   4 May 1580
Dean Wilson's appointment of Prebendary Robert Bellamy as his proctor to undertake the burdens incumbent on the dean, Wilson himself being unable to reside because of his duties as a principal secretary of state.
ff. 3v-4r   26 May 1580
Elizabeth I's mandate to the Dean and Chapter to furnish a certificate of all the timber felled on their lands since the beginning of William Whittingham's time as dean, and to ensure in future that their tenants cut timber only in reasonable quantities and only for such accustomed purposes as housebote and firebote.
f. 10r   n.d. [c. 1580]
Certificate to the queen that since the beginning of William Whittingham's period as dean trees have been felled for repairs only as allowed by warrant of chapter, very few trees have been given away, no trees have been felled for sale, and the only trees felled for firewood have been those which were fit for no other purpose.
f. 10r   4 October 1580
Presentation of Stephen Hudspeth to the perpetual vicarage of Branxton, v.p.m. Roger Cookson. This man's name is given as Coxesey in Bp. Barnes' Register (Durham Diocesan Registry Books I, 3, f. 9v).
f. 12r-v   10 August 1580
Record of Chapter's acceptance on 6 September 1580 of Dean Wilson's appointment (recited) of Robert Bellamy, sub-dean, as his proctor to undertake the burdens incumbent on the dean, Wilson himself being unable to reside because of his duties as a principal secretary of state.
f. 12v   20 July 1580
Appointment of Richard Johnson, yeoman, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney to enter their manor of Witton Gilbert and deliver possession of it to Henry Dethicke, LL.B.
f. 13r   9 September 1580
Bond by which Walter Jobson, gentleman, of Hull, is bound to the Dean and Chapter in the sum of £1,000 to release his interest in the rectory of Brantingham Yorks. E.R. and to procure that Giles Edwyne, farmer of the chapel of Blacktoft [in the parish of Brantingham], shall continue to enjoy his lease of Blacktoft until it expires.
f. 14v   15 September 1580
Royal grant of an almsman's place in the cathedral to Richard Smith.
f. 15r   16 September 1580
Royal grant of an almsman's place in the cathedral to John Harbart.
f. 15r   n.d. [c. 1580]
Incomplete text of royal grant of an almsman's place in the cathedral to John Dawson.
f. 17r   22 September 1580
Bp. Barnes' mandate to Robert Bellamy, sub-dean, to cite the members and officers of the Chapter to a visitation of the cathedral beginning 5 October.
f. 17r   4 October 1580
Robert Bellamy's certificate to Bp. Barnes that he has cited the members and officers of Chapter to the visitation.
f. 20r   24 September 1580
Royal appointment of Christopher Bacon, Edmund Robert and Anthony Cole to receive from the Dean and Chapter recognizances concerning their lease to the Queen for fifty years of the rectory of Brantingham, Yorks. E.R., with the chapelries of Ellerker and Blacktoft.
f. 21r   19 October 1580
Bp. Barnes' mandate for the induction of Stephen Hudspeth to the perpetual vicarate of Branxton.
f. 21v:   20 October 1580
Mandate of Henry Bethicke, M.A., LL.B., official to the Dean and Chapter, to James Foster, curate of Holy Island, and John Graye, vicar of Stillington, for the induction of Stephen Hudspeth to the perpetual vicarage of Branxton.
f. 21v   16 August 1580
Record of Chapter's decision 29 October 1580 to register Dean Wilson's royal dispensation (recited) from residence.
f. 21v   23 October 1580
Record of Chapter's receipt at the above meeting of letters from the Privy Council (registered on f. 22r below).
f. 21v   c. October 1580
Record of the sub-dean's showing to the Chapter at the same meeting a copy of a complaint made to the Privy Council by Prebendary Ralph Lever against Dean Wilson. The sub-dean asked those present (Henry Nawnton, Leonard Pilkington, Francis Bonny, Adam Halyday and George Cliffe) whether any of them knew anything of the complaint, which Lever had apparently made in the name of all the prebendaries, and they all denied any knowledge.
f. 22r   23 October 1580
Letters of the Privy Council requiring the Dean and Chapter either to compensate George Frenville, gentleman, for the two leases which he agreed to surrender to them or to send Prebendaries Nawnton and Swift to the Council by 20 November to show why they should not be required to provide such compensation. On f. 22v is registered a lease, dated 3 November 1580, of property in West Merrington granted to George Freville.
f. 22r   3 November 1580
Appointment of Henry Duxfield, rector of Meldon, as the Dean and Chapter's attorney to enter upon their property in Ellingham and deliver possession of it to William Duxfield, vicar of Ellingham.
ff. 22v-23r   8 November 1580
Record of the installation of Ralph Tunstall as prebendary of the tenth stall, 9 November 1580; and Bp. Barnes' mandate for the installation.
f. 23r   16 August 1580
Dean Wilson's royal dispensation from residue.
f. 23v   3 November 1580
Dean Wilson's appointment of Robert Bellamy, sub-dean, as his proctor to undertake the burdens incumbent on the dean, Wilson himself being unable to reside because of his duties as a principal secretary of state. (The original was sealed, ad maiorem fidem , with the seal of the official of the Court of Arches as well as with Wilson's own seal.)
f. 25r   April 1581
Dean Wilson's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
Dated 23 Eliz. (Registered among leases dated April 1581.)
f. 25r-v   April 1581
Sub-dean and Chapter's appointment of proctors to Convocation.
Dated 23 Eliz. (Registered among leases dated April 1581.)
f. 26v   24 April 1581
Grant for life to Thomas Darling of the office of porter and barber.
f. 33r   24 April 1581
Appointment of Robert Bellamy, sub-dean, Ralph Tunstall, treasurer, and Adam Halyday, receiver, as the Dean and Chapter's attornies for the issue of all leases, patents, presentations, collations etc. to the persons concerned, and for the receipt from such persons of all counterparts, bonds etc.
f. 48r   24 April 1581
Grant for life to Simon Comyn of the office of registrar to the Dean and Chapter.
f. 58r   May 1581
Schedule of leases etc. sealed in Chapter 24, 28, 29 April and 12 May 1581.
f. 58v   [c. 1580]
Similar schedule of leases etc. sealed in 1580.
f. 59r   May 1581
Donation (A marginal note records that this donation was not issued.) of the chapel of St. Hilda, South Shields, to Edward Ambrio, B.A.
f. 59r   c. June 1581
Prebendary Adam Halyday's declaration of residence to begin 9 June 1581.
f. 59r   c. June 1581
Sub-dean Robert Bellamy's declaration of residence to begin 1 July 1581.
f. 59v   c. September 1581
Prebendary Ralph Lever's declaration of residence to begin 2 September 1581.
f. 59v   c. December 1581
Prebendary John Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 1 December 1581.
f. 59v   c. December 1581
Prebendary George Cliffe's declaration of residence to begin 22 December 1581.
f. 59v   c. July 1581
Prebendary Leonard Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 13 January 1582.
f. 59v   14 November 1581
Admission of Richard Wardhaugh to an almsman's place.
f. 60r   22 October 1581
Richard Wardhaugh's royal grant of an almsman's place.
f. 60r   c. February 1582
Prebendary Adam Halyday's declaration of residence to begin 2 February 1582.
f. 60r   c. June 1582
Prebendary Robert Bellamy's declaration of residence to begin 8 June 1582.
f. 60r   c. June 1582
Prebendary Ralph Tunstall's declaration of residence to begin 29 June 1582.
f. 60v   5 June 1582
Admission Marked "vacat" in margin of John Harbart as butler, prebendary Ralph Tunstall objecting.
f. 60v   c. July 1582
Sub-dean Henry Nawnton's declaration of residence to begin 21 July 1582.
f. 60v   c. August 1582
Prebendary Ralph Lever's declaration of residence to begin 11 August 1582.
f. 60v   c. November 1582
Prebendary Adam Halyday's declaration of residence to begin 5 November 1582.
f. 61r   c. November 1582
Prebendary Robert Swift's declaration of residence to begin 26 November 1582.
f. 61r   c. December 1582
Prebendary George Cliffe's declaration of residence to begin 17 December 1582.
f. 61r   12 November 1582
Record of a meeting of Chapter at which John Harbart resigned as butler and William Dobson was admitted in his place. Marked "vacat" in margin.
f. 61v   c. January 1583
Prebendary John Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 11 January 1583.
f. 61v   c. February 1583
Prebendary Leonard Pilkington's declaration of residence to begin 1 February 1583.
ff. 61v-62r   1582 [1583 probably]
Appointment of Prebendaries Leonard Pilkington [ space for one or two other names ], Richard Johnson, yeoman [ space for one other name ] as the Dean and Chapter's attornies in matters of arrears of rent.
f. 62v   12 February 1583
Memorandum that Ralph Tunstall, sub-dean, ordered the registrar to record that on 12 February 1583 William Jackson exhibited his royal grant of an almsman's place and was given licence by the sub-dean to leave Durham for a month [before being admitted to his place].
f. 62v   12 March 1583
William Jackson's admission as an almsman by Ralph Lever, senior residentiary.
f. 62v   6 January 1583
Royal grant of an almsman's place to William Jackson.
DCD/B/BA/5   1583-1596
Dean and Chapter seal register. Two copies of an index of names of lessees and appointees to offices. The sections for names beginning A, B and C are missing from both copies.
469ff.
Previously referenced E
DCD/B/BA/6   1596-1606
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names covering A - T (two copies one at each end of book) and W (one copy, at f.338v).
338ff.
Previously referenced F
DCD/B/BA/7   1606-1612
Dean and Chapter seal register. An index of personal names written on folios much smaller than the register and covering both this register and DCD/B/BA/8, a continuation of it, up to f.507; and a similar index written on folios the same size as this register and covering this register only.
265ff.
Previously referenced G
DCD/B/BA/8   1612-1618
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes as in DCD/B/BA/7, and two copies (one at each end of the volume) of an index of personal names in this volume.
262ff.
Previously referenced H
DCD/B/BA/9   1616-1625 and [1631]
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names
338ff.
Previously referenced I
DCD/B/BA/10   1625-1631
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names
913ff.
Previously referenced J
DCD/B/BA/11   1631-1634
Dean and Chapter seal register. Includes bishop's instructions and names of cathedral members for visitation by Bishop Morton, 1633 (f.189-190). John Cosin's account of Charles I's visit to the Cathedral, 1 June 1633 (f.223-224). Index of personal names (in two parts, A-W at front of volume, and W-Y in a later hand at the back) covering this register and Reg. 12.
300ff.
Previously referenced K
DCD/B/BA/12   1635-1638
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index see under Reg. 11.
252ff.
Previously referenced L
DCD/B/BA/13   1639-1643
Dean and Chapter seal register
177ff.
Previously referenced M
DCD/B/BA/14   1660-1661
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names (in two copies, one at each end of volume).
142ff.
Previously referenced N
DCD/B/BA/15   1661-1666
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names, with a very few subject or place names.
312ff.
Previously referenced O
DCD/B/BA/16   1665-1672
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names (in two copies, one at each end of volume).
339ff.
Previously referenced P
DCD/B/BA/17   1672-1678
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names.
346ff.
Previously referenced Q
DCD/B/BA/18   [1662] and 1678-1690
Dean and Chapter seal register. Includes Bishop Cosin's visitation injunctions of 1662 (f.1-2), and names of members of cathedral for visitations of Bishop Crewe in 1685 (f.138) and 1687 (f.187). Also answers by Dean and Chapter to bills of complaint by Ralph Carr and Ralph Richardson in 1686 (f.121-122). Index of personal names with one or two subject entries. A-W at front of volume, W-Y at back.
211ff.
Previously referenced R
DCD/B/BA/19   1691-1694
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names covering this and Reg. 20. A-W at front of volume, W-Y at back.
280ff.
Previously referenced S
DCD/B/BA/20   1694-1699
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexed in Reg. 19.
288ff.
Previously referenced T
DCD/B/BA/21   1700-1705
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of personal names with one or two subject entries. A-R at front of volume, R-Y at back.
272ff.
Previously referenced U
DCD/B/BA/22   1706-1712
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each
  • confirmations
  • presentations
  • patents, visitations etc

340ff.
Previously referenced V
DCD/B/BA/23   1712-1715
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each
  • confirmations
  • presentations
  • convocation documents
  • answers to a bill of complaint

305ff.
Previously referenced W
DCD/B/BA/24   1715-1720
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each; A-E at front of volume, E-W at back
  • confirmations
  • presentations
  • patents

328ff.
Previously referenced X
DCD/B/BA/25   1720-1724
Dean and Chapter seal register. Includes enclosure award for Billingham Townfields, 25 April 1716 (f.309-312). Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each; A-S at front of volume, S-W at back
  • confirmations
  • licences to alienate
  • presentations
  • patents

347ff.
Previously referenced Y
DCD/B/BA/26   1724-1727
Dean and Chapter seal register. Includes documents from visitation by Bishop William Talbot in 1725 (f.97-114). Index of townships, listing lessees in each, but having as its last two sections Visitation and Yorkshire.
496ff.
Previously referenced Z
DCD/B/BA/27   1728-1731
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each, but having ssections for confirmations and for tithes and rectories
  • patents, presentations, institutions, inductions, etc

428ff.
Previously referenced AA
DCD/B/BA/28   1731-1733
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each
  • licences to alienate
  • confirmations, presentations etc

290ff.
Previously referenced BB
DCD/B/BA/29   1734-1736
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
  • townships, etc. listing lessees in each
  • donations, nominations, presentations etc
  • confirmations
  • licences to alienate

283ff.
Previously referenced CC
DCD/B/BA/30   1737-1739
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate;
confirmations;
nominations and presentations

314ff.
Previously referenced DD
DCD/B/BA/31   1739-1741
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate;
confirmations, patents, presentations and proxies

271ff.
Previously referenced EE
DCD/B/BA/32   1741-1744
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate;
confirmations, presentations etc

280ff.
Previously referenced FF
DCD/B/BA/33   1744-1747
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
confirmations, presentations etc;
licences to alienate

278ff.
Previously referenced GG
DCD/B/BA/34   1746-1748
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
patents and confirmations;
proxies;
licences to alienate

282ff.
Previously referenced HH
DCD/B/BA/35   1748-1750
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
patents and confirmations;
tithes and rectories;
presentations and nominations;
licences to alienate

281ff.
Previously referenced II
DCD/B/BA/36   1750-1752
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
confirmations;
acts sede vacante

278ff.
Previously referenced JJ
DCD/B/BA/37   1752-1754
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
patents and confirmations;
presentations.

335ff.
Previously referenced KK
DCD/B/BA/38   1754-1755
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes;
licences to alienate;
patents;
nominations and presentations

327ff.
Previously referenced LL
DCD/B/BA/39   1755-1756
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate

338ff.
Previously referenced MM
DCD/B/BA/40   1756-1758
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
patents and confirmations;
tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate

270ff.
Previously referenced NN
DCD/B/BA/41   1758-1759
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
patents and confirmations;
licences to alienate;
list of contents.

320ff.
Previously referenced OO
DCD/B/BA/42   1760-1761
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
patents and confirmations;
presentations and nominations;
transfers.

326ff.
Previously referenced PP
DCD/B/BA/43   1761-1762
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
patents, presentations, nominations and confirmations;
transfers;
licences to alienate.

325ff.
Previously referenced QQ
DCD/B/BA/44   1762-1764
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
confirmations;
licences to alienate.

400ff.
Previously referenced RR
DCD/B/BA/45   1764-1765
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
confirmations, presentations and nominations;
consents to divisions of commons;
licences to alienate.

324ff.
Previously referenced SS
DCD/B/BA/46   1765-1766
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
grants, patents, confirmations etc.

325ff.
Previously referenced TT
DCD/B/BA/47   1766-1767
Dean and Chapter seal register. At start, petition by D&C to Parliament for leave to bring in bill to enable D&C to purchase ground from curate of South Shields St Hilda, for holding markets and fairs, with consent to bill in relation thereto, December 1766
Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, having a section for tithes and rectories;
consents to acts of Parliament;
presentations;
confirmations;
licences to alienate.

322ff.
Previously referenced UU
DCD/B/BA/48   1768
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
presentations and nominations;
patents and confirmations;
licences to alienate.

286ff. (and about 40ff. blank)
Previously referenced VV
DCD/B/BA/49   1768-1770
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
presentations and nominations;
patents and confirmations;
licences to alienate.

313ff.
Previously referenced WW
DCD/B/BA/50   1770-1772
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
presentations, nominations, confirmations, consents and petitions;
licences to alienate.

321ff.
Previously referenced XX
DCD/B/BA/51   [1770] and 1772-1773
Dean and Chapter seal register. Includes enclosure award for Crossgate Moor, 5 May 1770 (f.1-69), as DCD/E/CA/1, viz:
facing f.1r: commissioners' affidavits
f.1r-3v: reciting provisions of act (with marginal headings)
f.3v-15r: recites claims to rights of common made in respect of burgages (with details of freeholders/leaseholders, tenants/occupiers, locations and bounds), made at first and second meetings (held at house of Clement Wilkinson in Crossgate on 8 May 1769, and at house of Thomas Sheffield in Milburngate on 5 June 1769), with names and locations included in marginal headings (possibly for Dean and Chapter leasehold properties only)
f.15r: recites withdrawals of claims, made at second meeting
f.15r-16v: recites objections to claims, made at first, second or third meetings (third held at house of William Brown on Framwelgate Bridge, 3 July 1769), all withdrawn before reference to (or before being heard by) arbitrators
f.16v-18r: recites summary list of claimants and tenures
f.18r-v: recites survey and plan, detailing acreages reserved for highways etc
f.18v-23r: appointments of highways and private roads, for a common stone quarry, spring or watering place and “two acres of the most barren part” to ancient bakehouse in lieu of the right to furze or whinns
f.23r-62v: allotments, with names and rents given in marginal headings
f.62v-64r: appointments of foot paths and provisions relating to ditches and drains
f.64r-69r: recites arrangements relating to buying out of intercommon rights, with details of fields subject to intercommoning and payments in discharge of the rights
f.69r: dating and sealing clause, list of witnesses

Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes;
deputations, patents and presentations;
licences to alienate.

323ff.
Previously referenced YY
DCD/B/BA/52   1773-1774
Dean and Chapter seal register. Includes enclosure award for Elvet Moor, 17 May 1773 (f.6-135), as DCD/E/CA/2, viz:
f.1r-v: commissioners' affidavits, 24 June 1771
f.1v-6r: arbitrators' determinations of disputed claims, 9 October 1772
f.6r-10r: reciting provisions of act
f.10r-39r: recites claims to rights of common made in respect of dwelling houses (with details of freeholders or leaseholders, and of locations, bounds and occupiers of houses), made at first and second meetings (held at the house of Robert Pringle of Old Elvet, innkeeper, on 29 July 1771, and of Matthew Corner of New Elvet, innkeeper, on 26 August 1771); annotated with pencil numbers in margin
f.39r-43r: recites claims made by freemen etc (not in respect of property), made at second meeting (with details of claimants and the basis of their claim, typically by apprenticeship, patrimony or marriage)
f.43r-45r: recites withdrawals of claims, made at third meeting (held at house of Nicholas Clark of Elvet, innkeeper, on 18 November 1771)
f.45r-48r: recites objections to claims, made at third meeting but withdrawn before reference to arbitrators
f.48r-49r: recites further objections made at third meeting, also withdrawn, plus claimants debarred from any share of the Moor because they refused to allow their disputed claims to be referred to arbitrators
f.49r-50r: recites further disputed claims made at third meeting, one settled without reference to arbitrators by an agreement for absolute purchase
f.50r-51r: recites further objections and withdrawals made at third meeting, in relation to claims made by the Earl of Strathmore
f.51r-52r: recites disputed claims persisted in, and decisions of arbitrators as f.1v-6r above
f.52r-53r: recites objections to claims by freemen (as f.39r-43r above), who choose trial “in a feigned action” at assizes instead of by arbitrators, but on failing to prosecute at assizes or court of pleas are debarred from any share of the Moor (all but two of the claimants), or in two cases are admitted by objectors as freemen and entitled to or share of the Moor
f.53r-54v: recites list of remaining (accepted) claimants and the basis of their entitlements
f.54v: recites survey and plan, detailing acreages reserved for roads or plantations etc, and acreage remaining for division
f.54v (foot)-55v: allotments of plantations (Windmill Hill and Bucks Hill) and springs or wells (Bucks Hill Well and Pipe Well) plus ground for lead pipe to Castle and College of Durham, to Dean and Chapter
f.55v-58r: appointments of highways and private roads
f.58r-126v: allotments, with pencil numbers in margin (also noted on original award at DCD/E/CA/2 and corresponding to numbers on the enclosure plan), also circled pencil numbers alongside (perhaps corresponding to D&C estate records)
f.126v-130v: provisions relating to roads and foot paths, drains and rights of way
f.130v-134v: recites arrangements relating to buying out the rights of owners and occupiers to intercommon their cattle over winter, with details of fields subject to intercommoning rights
f.134v-135r: reference to plan with dating, sealing and witness clauses

Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate.

266ff. (and a number blank)
Previously referenced ZZ
DCD/B/BA/53   1774-1775
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
patents;
presentations and nominations;
licences to alienate.

324ff.
DCD/B/BA/54   1774-1776
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with a section for tithes and rectories;
presentations;
nominations;
consents to division of commons;
licences to alienate.

342ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/55   1777-1778
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
presentations and nominations;
deputations and patents;
confirmations;
deeds and articles;
licences to alienate.

368ff.
DCD/B/BA/56   1778-1780
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
patents and confirmations;
nominations and presentations;
licences to alienate.

368ff.
DCD/B/BA/56A   1780-1782
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
patents and confirmations;
licences to alienate.

374ff.
DCD/B/BA/57   1782-1783
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
patents and confirmations;
nominations;
presentations;
licences to alienate.

374ff.
DCD/B/BA/58   1783-1785
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate;
nominations, patents and confirmations;
presentations.

374ff.
DCD/B/BA/59   1785-1787
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate;
presentations, nominations, patents and confirmations;
deputations.

379ff.
DCD/B/BA/60   1787-1788
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
presentations, nominations, patents and confirmations;
deputations.

373ff.
DCD/B/BA/61   1788
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate.

70ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/62   1788-1789
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
presentations, nominations, patents and confirmations;
deputations.

344ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/63   1789-1791
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate ;
presentations, nominations, patents and confirmations;
deputations.

383ff.
DCD/B/BA/64   1791-1792
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
presentations and patents;
deputations.

373ff.
DCD/B/BA/65   1792-1793
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
patents, presentations, episcopal leases and confirmations;
deputations.

280ff.
DCD/B/BA/66   1793-1794
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
presentations and confirmations;
deputations.

278ff.
DCD/B/BA/67   1794-1795
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
presentations, patents and confirmations;
concurrent leases.

270ff.
DCD/B/BA/68   1795-1796
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
presentations and confirmations.

337ff.
DCD/B/BA/69   1796-1798
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
patents, nominations and confirmations.

313ff.
DCD/B/BA/70   1797-1798
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
licences to alienate;
answers to bills of complaint;
patents and confirmations;
nominations and appointments.

321ff.
DCD/B/BA/71   1798-1799
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for concurrent leases and fisheries;
licences to alienate;
patents and confirmations;
presentations;
bonds, consents, declarations of trusts and nominations.

317ff. (of which 16 blank)
DCD/B/BA/72   1799-1801
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
concurrent leases;
presentations, nominations, confirmations and consents;
licences to alienate.

314ff. (and some blank)
DCD/B/BA/73   1801-1802
Dean and Chapter seal register. Index of townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes.
225ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/74   1801-1803
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for licences, patents, presentations and tithes;
consents.

296ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/75   1803-1804
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
rectories;
tithes.

453ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/76   1803-1804
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
presentations;
patents;
nominations;
deputations;
licences to alienate;
consents;
tithes;
confirmations.

161ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/77   1805
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for;
licences to alienate;
deputations;
patents;
presentations and nominations;
tithes and rectories.

210ff. (and a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/78   1805-1807
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for and rectories;
consents;
patents and confirmations;
deputations;
fisheries;
presentations and nominations;
tithes;
licences to alienate.

274ff.
DCD/B/BA/79   1807-1808
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
tithes;
licences to alienate;
presentations, nominations and deputations.

547ff.
DCD/B/BA/80
[NOT USED]
This number was assigned in error in the 19th century to the Register now numbered 56A. There is no Register 80.
DCD/B/BA/81   1808-1810
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes and rectories;
presentations, nominations, consents, deeds of reference and confirmations;
licences to alienate.

272ff.
DCD/B/BA/82   1810-1811
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
presentations, nominations, deputations, confirmations and letters of attorney;
licences to alienate.

341ff.
DCD/B/BA/83   1811-1812
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes and rectories;
nominations, patents, presentations and confirmations;
licences to alienate.

554ff.
DCD/B/BA/84   1812-1814
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
deputations, declarations of trusts, confirmations and presentations;
licences to alienate.

554ff.
DCD/B/BA/85   1814-1815
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
deputations and patents;
confirmations and concurrent leases;
presentations and nominations.

271ff.
DCD/B/BA/86   1815-1816
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
licences to alienate;
surrenders of patents;
patents;
presentations;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
consents.

279ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/87   1816-1817
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate.

277ff.
DCD/B/BA/88   1817-1818
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
loyal addresses;
presentations;
confirmations;
tithes;
licences to alienate.

277ff.
DCD/B/BA/89   1818-1819
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
licences to alienate;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
tithes and rectories;
petitions to Parliament.

280ff.
DCD/B/BA/90   1819
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
patents;
presentations;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
loyal addresses.

277ff.
DCD/B/BA/91   1820-1821
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
documents concerning ordinary residence;
confirmations of patents;
deputations;
presentations;
nominations;
surrenders;
licences to alienate.

325ff. (with some blank)
DCD/B/BA/92   1821-1822
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
presentations;
nominations;
deputations;
patents;
licences to alienate.

326ff. (with some blank)
DCD/B/BA/93   1822-1823
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
tithes;
declarations of trusts;
confirmation of a lease by the vicar of Branxton;
patents;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
nominations;
deputations;
licences to alienate.

319ff. (with some blank)
DCD/B/BA/94   1823-1824
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
licences to alienate.

324ff. (with some blank)
DCD/B/BA/95   1824-1825
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each;
patents;
surrenders of patents;
deputations;
conveyances;
confirmation of a lease by rector of Wearmouth;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
tithes;
licences to alienate.

319ff. (with some blank)
DCD/B/BA/96   1825-1826
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
consents;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
patents;
presentations;
commissions;
licences to alienate.

319ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/97   1826-1827
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
deputations;
nominations;
consents;
loyal addresses;
deeds of endowment;
petitions;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
confirmation of a lease by vicar of Bedlington;
licences to alienate.

369ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/98   1827-1828
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each with section for tithes;
nominations;
presentations;
deputations;
surrenders;
licences to alienate.

314ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/99   1828-1829
Dean and Chapter seal register. Indexes of:
townships, etc. listing lessees in each, with section for tithes;
patents;
confirmations of concurrent leases;
consents;
confirmation of leases by perpetual curate of Holy Island;
licences to alienate.

324ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/100   1829-1830
Dean and Chapter seal register
308ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/101   1830-1832
Dean and Chapter seal register
320ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/102   1820-1825
Labelled "Register of Colliery Leases"
177ff.
DCD/B/BA/103   1827-1835
Dean and Chapter seal register. Labelled "Register of Colliery Leases Vol. 2"
157ff. (with some blank)
DCD/B/BA/104   1831-1832
Dean and Chapter seal register
377ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/105   1832-1833
Dean and Chapter seal register
292ff. (with a number blank)
DCD/B/BA/106   1833-1834
Dean and Chapter seal register
292ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/107   1834-1835
Dean and Chapter seal register
254ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/108   1835-1836
Dean and Chapter seal register
286ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/109   1836-1837
Dean and Chapter seal register
283ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/110   1837-1838
Dean and Chapter seal register
293ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/111   1838-1839
Dean and Chapter seal register
295ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/112   1839-1840
Dean and Chapter seal register
276ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/113   1840-1841
Dean and Chapter seal register
286ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/114   1841-1842
Dean and Chapter seal register
285ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/115   1842-1843
Dean and Chapter seal register
286ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/116   1843-1844
Dean and Chapter seal register
285ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/117   1844-1845
Dean and Chapter seal register
296ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/118   1845-1846
Dean and Chapter seal register
284ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/119   1846-1847
Dean and Chapter seal register
273ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/120   1847-1848
Dean and Chapter seal register
398ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/121   1848-1849
Dean and Chapter seal register.
446ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/122   1849-1850
Dean and Chapter seal register
499ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/123   1850-1851
Dean and Chapter seal register
482ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/124   1851-1852
Dean and Chapter seal register
467ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/125   1852-1853
Dean and Chapter seal register
554ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/126   1853-1854
Dean and Chapter seal register
508ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/127   1854-1855
Dean and Chapter seal register
700ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/128   1855-1856
Dean and Chapter seal register
401ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/129   1856-1857
Dean and Chapter seal register
430ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/130   1857-1858
Dean and Chapter seal register
414ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/131   1858-1859
Dean and Chapter seal register
409ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/132A   1859-1860
Dean and Chapter seal register
792ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/132B   1860-1862
Dean and Chapter seal register
DCD/B/BA/132C   1862-1863
Dean and Chapter seal register
DCD/B/BA/133   1863-1864
Dean and Chapter seal register
328ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/134   1864-1865
Dean and Chapter seal register
416ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/135A   1866-1867
Dean and Chapter seal register
564ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/135B   1865-1866
Dean and Chapter seal register
DCD/B/BA/136   1867-1868
Dean and Chapter seal register
324ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/137   1868-1869
Dean and Chapter seal register
314ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/138A   1869-1870
Dean and Chapter seal register
298ff. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/138B   1870-1898
Dean and Chapter seal register
rebound as two volumes, 138B(I) and 138B(II)
DCD/B/BA/138C   1898-1908
Dean and Chapter seal register
DCD/B/BA/138D   1908-1914
Dean and Chapter seal register
Enfranchisement registers
Reference: DCD/B/BA/139-141
Dates of creation: 1853-1871
Extent: 0.5 metre
These registers record sales of reversions of Chapter leasehold estates, made under 14 & 15 Vict c.104 and subsequent acts.
See also DCD/F/DA (Enfranchisement registers, 1805-1809)

DCD/B/BA/139A   1853-1859
Dean and Chapter register of enfranchisements. Card index by person and place available within search room
rebound in two volumes, 139A(I) and 139A(II)
DCD/B/BA/139B   1859-1861
Dean and Chapter register of enfranchisements. Index of names of purchasers
515pp. (with many blank)
DCD/B/BA/140A   1862-1867
Dean and Chapter register of enfranchisements. Index of names of purchasers
912pp.
DCD/B/BA/140B   1867-1871
Dean and Chapter register of enfranchisements. Card index by person and place available within search room
rebound in two volumes, 140B(I) and 140B(II)
DCD/B/BA/141   1859-1871
Dean and Chapter register of enfranchisements. Index of names of purchasers
582pp. (with many blank)
Seal notes and notebooks
Reference: DCD/B/BB
Dates of creation: 1701-1988
Extent: 0.5 metre
Record sealings with the Dean and Chapter seal in date order, with details of leases and other documents. From 1805, sealing fees are noted for many documents and/or (from ca.1813) entries for leases are followed by marks in three columns (headed 'L', 'C', 'E' - perhaps relating to engrossing of or fees for the lease, counterpart and enrolled/registered copy?). 18th and 20th (but not 19th) century seal notes list Dean and Chapter members present at (or consenting to) each sealing. Original envelopes and file covers for 20th century seal notes destroyed.
For a booklet of seal notes 1701-1710, see DCD/B/LP16/77-104.

DCD/B/BB/1   November 1701 - February 1720
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 volume (single gathering in parchment covers recycled from contemporary lease, filed within modern binding)
DCD/B/BB/2   November 1805 - February 1816
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/3   November 1815 - January 1824
Dean and Chapter seal notes. Flyleaf includes copy affidavit by John Griffith of Durham requesting reimbursement from Commissioners of Stamps for a stamped sheet (intended for use as a surrender) which has become useless.
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/4   July 1824 - September 1838
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/5   November 1838 - September 1853
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/6   June 1842 - October 1892
Dean and Chapter seal notes. Numbers (rather than place names or descriptions) are specified against leases. These appear to be property rather than contract numbers (cf contract books at DCD/F/BA), but their correlation with other property records is unknown.
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/7   October 1853 - February 1889
Dean and Chapter seal notes. Follows on from volume DCD/B/BB/5. Enrolment register/page references are included for many of the conveyances and surrenders
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/8   August 1905 - December 1906
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/9   January-November 1907
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/10   1908
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/11   1909
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/12   1910
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/13   1911
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/14   1912
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/15   January 1913 - March 1920
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/16   May 1920 - December 1936
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/17   1937-1957
Dean and Chapter seal notes
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/18   December 1957 - April 1961
Dean and Chapter seal notes. With undated note about arrangements for recording sealings following completion of the current seal book [successor to DCD/B/BB/7 above].
Original file cover (file no.310) stated, “From 22 April 1961 seal notes bound in Chapter Clerk's office”.
1 folder
DCD/B/BB/19   May 1889 - April 1961
Dean and Chapter seal notes. Continuation from DCD/B/BB/7
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/20   April 1961 - November 1970
Dean and Chapter seal notes, each witnessed by the Dean or Sub-Dean and two canons
1 volume
DCD/B/BB/21   1971-1988
Dean and Chapter seal notes, each witnessed by the Dean or Sub-Dean and two canons
1 volume
Miscellaneous grants etc
Reference: DCD/B/BC
Dates of creation: 1567 and 1818
Extent: two items only (boxed)
Miscellaneous documents issued by the dean and chapter, not otherwise classifiable

DCD/B/BC/1   30 March 1567 (date of original)
Copy [16/17th century] of licence to Robert Swift (1st prebendary and vicar general to bishop of Durham) to use Galilee Chapel for holding consistory courts and storing diocesan archives etc
DCD/B/BC/2   17 January 1818
Sealed address expressing the Dean and Chapter's condolences to “his Serene Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg” [i.e. the future Leopold I of Belgium], following the death of his first wife, Princess Charlotte (granddaughter of George III), on 6 November 1817. Engrossed on parchment, borders decorated with red and black lines. Endorsed, “Transmitted by the Dean, the Lord Bishop of Lichfield [James Cornwallis]. Presented by [??] the Duke of Sardinia”
For the text of twin addresses issued on the same day, viz this one and a similar to Charlotte's father, the Prince Regent (later George IV), see register DCD/B/BA/88 at f.84v-85r.
Seal matrices
Reference: DCD/B/BD
Dates of creation: 1541 to 20th century
Extent: 1 box
Matrices and casts of the seal belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral

DCD/B/BD/1-2   [1541]
Seal matrix for Dean and Chapter, showing Christ enthroned on a rainbow (obverse) and coronation of BVM (reverse). Discussed and illustrated (alongside modern impressions as DCD/B/BD/3-4) by Marian Campbell in David Brown (ed), Durham Cathedral: history, fabric and culture (2015), p238. Assumed to date from foundation of new cathedral.
copper alloy, gilt
DCD/B/BD/3-4   [mid/late 20th century]
Modern impressions of the 1541 Dean and Chapter seal, as DCD/B/BD/1-2 above.
DCD/B/BD/5-6   [20th century]
Dies for seal embossing machine, showing Christ enthroned on rainbow, with legend, “Sig[illum] dec[ani] et cap[ituli] eccl[esie] cath[edralis] Christi et B[eate] M[arie] V[irginis] Dunelm[ensis]”. Used until rededication of Cathedral to include St Cuthbert in September 2005.
Lists of documents
Reference: DCD/B/LP16
Dates of creation: 1618-1827
Extent: 3 boxes
Lists of leases, instruments and other orders agreed by Chapter, noted as having the Dean's consent or as ready for the seal. From 1728, most lists of leases include a note of the years elapsed (since previous renewal) and of the last and present renewal fines. For Dean's consents to individual orders of Chapter, see following series DCD/B/LP17.

DCD/B/LP16/1   5 October 1618-7 October 1618
DCD/B/LP16/2   29 August 1623
DCD/B/LP16/3-6   1662
Needs repair
DCD/B/LP16/7-23   20 November 1680 - 15 November 1681
DCD/B/LP16/24-32   23 November 1685 - 15 July 1686
DCD/B/LP16/33-50   13 August 1687 - 23 July 1691
DCD/B/LP16/51-54   2 June 1694 - 22 July 1697
DCD/B/LP16/55-76   18 July 1699 - 1710
DCD/B/LP16/77-104   1701-1710
Booklet of seal notes (with lists of Chapter members present at each sealing, as in series DCD/B/BB), bound in parchment covers from recycled lease
DCD/B/LP16/105-113   15 January 1712 - 3 September 1713
DCD/B/LP16/114   10 January 1717
DCD/B/LP16/115-130   23 March 1717 - 15 July 1719
DCD/B/LP16/131-152   8 August 1719 - 23 August 1723
DCD/B/LP16/153-175   15 January 1724 - 2 December 1727
DCD/B/LP16/176-189   13 July 1728 - 28 September 1730
DCD/B/LP16/190-214   1720-1730
Sewn gathering of seal notes, including renewal fines from November 1725 (with lists of Capter members present at each sealing, as in series DCD/B/BB)
DCD/B/LP16/215-217   1725-1727
Notes and lists of leases etc “entered” or “omitted” (? from lease registers)
DCD/B/LP16/218-237   19 July 1731 - 23 June 1738
DCD/B/LP16/238-255   16 June 1739 - 20 August 1742
DCD/B/LP16/256-275   16 April 1743 - 30 December 1745
DCD/B/LP16/276-295   21 February 1746 - 24 January 1749
DCD/B/LP16/296-315   18 February 1749 - 21 February 1751
DCD/B/LP16/316-335   2 April 1751 - 16 July 1753
DCD/B/LP16/336-354   19 February 1754 - 15 July 1757
DCD/B/LP16/355-374   4 January 1758 - 13 July 1761
DCD/B/LP16/375-400   6 May 1762 - 16 February 1775
DCD/B/LP16/401-423   1 July 1777 - 17 August 1781
DCD/B/LP16/424-446   30 March 1782 - 16 December 1786
DCD/B/LP16/447-470   24 January 1787 - 25 July 1791
DCD/B/LP16/471-490   25 January 1792 - 26 December 1793
DCD/B/LP16/491-513   13 July 1795 - 21 July 1800
DCD/B/LP16/514-541   12 February 1801 - 22 December 1805
DCD/B/LP16/542-566   6 February 1806 - July 1811
DCD/B/LP16/567-594   7 August 1811 - 3 November 1813
DCD/B/LP16/595-620   28 January 1814 - 2 December 1816
DCD/B/LP16/621-648   12 April 1817 - 20 July 1819
With note from Dean concerning “ill natured insertion ... very incorrect” in The Gentleman's Magazine for June 1818 re choristers and school, at LP16/635
DCD/B/LP16/649-672   21 January 1820 - 4 July 1822
DCD/B/LP16/673-699   9 July 1822 - 21 September 1827
Dean's consents
Reference: DCD/B/LP17
Dates of creation: 1708-1823
Extent: 0.5 box
Individual consents of Dean to Chapter orders, relating mainly to individual orders and frequently with comments on the matter in question. See also preceding series DCD/B/LP16, which includes some similar letters of consent within the lists of documents ready for sealing.

DCD/B/LP17/1   (undated)
Part of cover for Mr Dean's consents to sealings etc.
DCD/B/LP17/2   23 June 1708
The Dean's consent to the confirmation of the reversion of the registrar's patent given by the Bishop to Mr Trotter
DCD/B/LP17/3   14 January 1718
The Dean's consent to the renewal of the Corporation of Berwick's lease and of Mr Shepherd's lease
DCD/B/LP17/4   25 March 1721
Dean Montague's consent to confirmation of the Bishop's patent to Mr Baty. Also re Canon Morton's attempt to discipline the choir
DCD/B/LP17/5   5 March 1723
The Dean's consent for Ralph Eden to succeed Mr Forster as curate of Durham. St. Margaret's and for decaying wood in Muggleswick to be cut down. Also proposal of Mr Pigot for a minor canon's place
DCD/B/LP17/6   22 July 1727
Letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar enclosing consents
DCD/B/LP17/7   8 January 1728
The Dean's consent to Mr Hopper's commencing a suit about a bakehouse, and to the Chapter's taking action to recover Ralph Eden's arrears
DCD/B/LP17/8-9   14 July 1732
Dean's consent to sealing the remainder of the contract note and advancing some of the purchase price of land to be bought towards the augmentation of the livings of Holy Island and Tweedmouth; and his wish that the livings of Dalton & Bywell St. Peter be given to members of the choir
DCD/B/LP17/10   7 March 1738
The Dean's consent for proceedings against Mr Hinton and partners for the recovery of rights
DCD/B/LP17/11   8 June 1738
Letter from William Lee to the Dean requesting his consent to confirmation of a patent
DCD/B/LP17/12   10 June 1738
Letter from William Lee to Canon Mangey re the Dean's consent to the confirmation of his patent
DCD/B/LP17/13   10 February 1741
The Dean's consent to Dean and Chapter decision re the younger Mountier
DCD/B/LP17/14   12 February 1741
The Dean's consent to alteration of or repairs to the audit-room steps
DCD/B/LP17/15-16   24 February 1743
The Dean's consent to the use of Dean and Chapter name in a suit against tenants at South Shields, to the grant of deals to Canon Gisborne for repairs to his prebendal house, and to Mr Dennis' admission as a minor canon
DCD/B/LP17/17   2 November 1744
The Dean's consent to the beginning of the audit
DCD/B/LP17/18   17 August 1745
The Dean's consent to the grant of wood to Canon Dolben, for a salary of 2 to Nicholas Todd, and for leave to Mr Pendleton to sue in the name of the Dean and Chapter Also re the transcribing of documents in the muniment room
DCD/B/LP17/19   29 October 1745
The Dean's consent to the beginning of the audit
DCD/B/LP17/20   31 January 1746
The Dean's consent to the filling of two choristers' places, and a gift of twenty guineas for the relief of poor victuallers
DCD/B/LP17/21   17 August 1746
The Dean's consent to the prosecution by Dean and Chapter of Mr Moor
DCD/B/LP17/22   13 March 1747
The Dean's consent to the use of Dean and Chapter name in a suit by Mr Eden against Mary Burdon, and his recommendation of Mr. Addison for the living of Dinsdale
DCD/B/LP17/23   17 March 1748
The Dean's consent to the felling of three tons of timber for church repairs, and to the sealing of Mr Mascall's lease of a tenement at Moorsley
DCD/B/LP17/24   11 March 1749
Dean Cowper's consent for making an agreement with the Corporation of Newcastle over a wreck
DCD/B/LP17/25   17 July 1749
The Dean's recommendation of and consent to the grant of £100 towards the building of a vicarage at Berwick
DCD/B/LP17/25a   30 July 1749
Dean's consent to admission of Mr Hammond as a lay clerk ('singing man')
DCD/B/LP17/26   4 April 1750
The Dean's consent for putting Thomas Bromwell and Robert How into the charity school through Mrs Carr's legacy
DCD/B/LP17/27   3 January 1751
The Dean's consent to the erasure of Francis Greenwell's name from a lease, leaving William White's name alone
DCD/B/LP17/28   15 January 1751
The Dean's consent to the sealing of Mrs Jane Stokeld's lease
DCD/B/LP17/29-30   26 July 1754, 20 July 1754
The Dean's consent to the discharge of J.Ridley as deputy verger (after his “cruel treatment” of Walter Pearson, now deceased), to the grant of timber to Canon Stillingfleet, & to the employment of Mr Hutton in proceedings re Muggleswick lead mines
Enclosed: Copy of letter asking for Dean's consent in these matters
DCD/B/LP17/31-32   31 December 1754, 14 December 1754
The Dean's consent to the division of the profits of the second stall's lands and tithes in the same way as in the previous year. 31 Dec. 1754. Enclosed: Draft letter to the Dean requesting his consent
DCD/B/LP17/33   31 May 1755
Copy of letter to the Dean requesting his consent to the cutting of wood for repairs for Muggleswick tenants, also naming candidates for vacant livings
DCD/B/LP17/34   25 February 1758
Letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter auditor re Canon Sterne's motion in the Court of King's Bench, and consenting to the remission of £2:15:0d. to Mr Swainton
DCD/B/LP17/35-36   26 May 1758, 20 May 1758
The Dean's consent to the felling of trees, and to Thomas Clavering having access to books and registers for his suit with the Bishop.
Enclosed: Copy of letter requesting the Dean's consent to the felling of trees
DCD/B/LP17/37   28 July 1758
The Dean's consent to a lease of Jarrow Colliery, and to the sub- dean succeeding Canon Sharp as official
DCD/B/LP17/38   6 January 1759
The Dean's consent to a subscription of 25 towards making the River Wear navigable
DCD/B/LP17/39   27 July 1759
Letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter auditor re orders in chapter requiring more consideration prior to his consent to chapter orders
DCD/B/LP17/40   8 February 1763
The Dean's consent to the allowance to Mrs Davison of £5 towards the repair of her mill
DCD/B/LP17/41   1 June 1763
The Dean's consent to the building of a pew in the chancel of Merrington church
DCD/B/LP17/42   2 July 1763
The Dean's consent to an action being brought against Thomas Tiplady for mining under the main street of Ferryhill
DCD/B/LP17/43   8 March 1764
The Dean's consent to the giving of twenty guineas towards rebuilding the parsonage house at Mitford
DCD/B/LP17/44   19 February 1773
Draft letter to the Dean requesting his consent to chapter orders
DCD/B/LP17/45   6 March 1773
Copy of letter to the Dean about Hollingside Wood
DCD/B/LP17/46   30 March 1773
The Dean's consent to the sale of wood in Hollingside, and a grant to Mr Hays of the tithes of Elvet Moor
DCD/B/LP17/47   20 February 1778
Cover of Dean's consent to a sealing
DCD/B/LP17/48-49   24 February 1778
Letter from the Dean enclosing consent to sealing a lease to A.Bowlby
With: Cover
DCD/B/LP17/50   12 July 1787
Note from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar enclosing consents to sealing
Needs repair
DCD/B/LP17/51   18 February 1789
Letter from the Dean to J.Gibbons re his consent about a toll, and to proposed alterations to the College
DCD/B/LP17/52   22 February 1793
Letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar re his consent to a subscription to the Newcastle fund for increasing Queen Anne's Bounty
DCD/B/LP17/53   8 July 1800
Letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar re a consent to sealing
DCD/B/LP17/54   14 July 1800
The Dean's consent to a sealing of leases and instruments
DCD/B/LP17/55   6 August 1800
The Dean's consent to the sealing of leases
DCD/B/LP17/56   13 July 1803
Cover of letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar enclosing consents
DCD/B/LP17/57   6 February 1806
The Dean's consent to chapter resolutions re the Library, and the grant of £10 to Mr Clark
DCD/B/LP17/58   21 July 1806
Cover of the Dean's consent to a sealing
DCD/B/LP17/59   14 July 1810
The Dean's consent to the confirmation of a lease of ground in Melkridge and Henshaw granted by Nathaniel John Hollingsworth, vicar of Haltwhistle
DCD/B/LP17/60   15 February 1811
The Dean's consent to the contribution of £100 to the clergy orphan school, and the sale of £800 gaol debentures
DCD/B/LP17/61-63   20 February 1811, 21 February 1811
The Dean's consent to the dismissal from the choir of one [Thomas] Clamp, for cutting down trees in the plantations at Shincliffe.
With: Covering letter
DCD/B/LP17/64   8 November 1811
The Dean's consent to an order of books for the Library
DCD/B/LP17/65   12 January 1813
Letter from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar stating that his consent to two donations agreed in Chapter has been sent
DCD/B/LP17/66   16 August 1813
The Dean's note to Dean and Chapter registrar enclosing consents
Needs repair
DCD/B/LP17/67   August 1813
The Dean's consent to the sealing of Thomas Pallister's appointment as game-keeper of Merrington manor
DCD/B/LP17/68   12 February 1814
The Dean's consent to orders of Chapter
DCD/B/LP17/69   16 February 1814
The Dean's consent to the subscription of £300 to the Stanhope road
DCD/B/LP17/70-71   19 February 1814
The Dean's consent to a donation of £21 to Verger Smith's widow Elizabeth towards payment of his debts. .
With: Account of Verger Smith's debts
DCD/B/LP17/72   15 November 1816
The Dean's note to Dean and Chapter registrar re consents
DCD/B/LP17/73   2 December 1816
Cover enclosing the Dean's consents
Needs repair
DCD/B/LP17/74   6 January 1818
The Dean's consent to addresses and to a presentation to the vicarage of Brantingham
DCD/B/LP17/75   24 July 1818
The Dean's consent to appointment of a lay clerk, and to leases of clay and coalmines
DCD/B/LP17/76
NOT USED - now DCD/B/LP16/641a
DCD/B/LP17/77
NOT USED - now DCD/B/LP16/644a
DCD/B/LP17/78   17 March 1819
The Dean's consent to to the sealing of a petition to Parliament against a River Wear bill
DCD/B/LP17/79   9 February 1820
The Dean's consent to a donation of £50 for tracts for distribution in the neighbourhood of Durham
DCD/B/LP17/80-81
NOT USED - now DCD/B/LP16/663a-b
DCD/B/LP17/82   10 January 1822
The Dean's consent to a presentation to the vicarage of Merrington and to the appointment of a game-keeper of the manor of Billingham
DCD/B/LP17/83   9 October 1822
The Dean's consent to confirmations of concurrent leases
DCD/B/LP17/84   17 November 1823
Note from the Dean to Dean and Chapter registrar sent with consents
Other records of Chapter
Reference: DCD/B/C
Dates of creation: 1589-1939
Extent: 1.5 metres
Miscellaneous records and decisions connected with the formal business of the dean and chapter

Congés d'Elire
Reference: DCD/B/CA
Dates of creation: 1589-1939
Extent: 4 boxes
Formal licences and requests by royal letters patent to elect bishops of Durham. The congés do not specify the bishop to be elected, but this is noted within the list following for convenience.

DCD/B/CA/1   2 June 1589
Language:   Latin
Licence to elect for Bishop Matthew Hutton
Seal: Great seal repaired with small area missing
DCD/B/CA/2   4 July 1628
Language:   Latin
Licence to elect for Bishop John Howson
Seal: Great seal broken with part missing
DCD/B/CA/3   5 June 1632
Language:   Latin
Licence to elect for Bishop Thomas Morton
Seal: Fragments only of great seal
DCD/B/CA/4   10 October 1660
Language:   Latin
Licence to elect for Bishop John Cosin
Seal: Great seal repaired but complete
DCD/B/CA/5   21 August 1674
Language:   Latin
Licence to elect for Bishop Nathaniel Crew
Seal: Great seal broken and incomplete
DCD/B/CA/6   26 October 1730
Language:   Latin
Licence to elect for Bishop Edward Chandler
Seal: Great seal complete
DCD/B/CA/7   27 August 1750
Licence to elect for Bishop Joseph Butler
Seal: Great seal fragmented and incomplete
DCD/B/CA/8   31 October 1752
Licence to elect for Bishop Richard Trevor
Seal: Great seal dirty and broken
DCD/B/CA/9   24 June 1771
Licence to elect for Bishop John Egerton
Seal: Great seal worn but almost complete
outsize (unboxed)
DCD/B/CA/10   7 January 1787
Licence to elect for Bishop Thomas Thurlow
Seal: Great seal broken and incomplete
DCD/B/CA/11   14 June 1791
Licence to elect for Bishop Shute Barrington
Seal: Great seal broken and very incomplete
DCD/B/CA/12   5 April 1826
Licence to elect for Bishop William Van Mildert
Seal: Great seal dirty, broken and fragmented
DCD/B/CA/13   7 March 1836
Licence to elect for Bishop Edward Maltby
Seal: Great seal fragmentary
DCD/B/CA/14   21 October 1856
Licence to elect for Bishop Charles Thomas Longley
Seal: Great seal complete
DCD/B/CA/15   18 July 1860
Licence to elect for Bishop Henry Montague Villiers
Seal: Great seal complete
DCD/B/CA/16   26 September 1861
Licence to elect for Bishop Charles Baring
Seal: Great seal complete
DCD/B/CA/17   1 February 1939
Licence to elect for Bishop Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams
Seal: Applied (paper) seal
Elections of bishops
Reference: DCD/B/CB
Dates of creation: 1606-1939
Extent: 1 box
Various documents relating to the elections of bishops of Durham (following the issuing of Congés d'elire), typically including letters recommendatory from the crown (which originally accompanied the Congés d'elire, and which state the name of the person to elect as bishop), acts of Chapter in connection with the citation of prebendaries and the election, and mandates from York and/or proxies from the new bishops relating to their subsequent installation and enthronement.
Many of these documents were originally arranged in the 1960s as part of a series relating to mixed appointments, and referenced 'Loose Papers 11'. Others were previously stored with the Congés d'elire in DCD/B/CA.

DCD/B/CB/1   1606
Documents associated with the election of Bishop William James
DCD/B/CB/2   1617
Documents associated with the election of Bishop Richard Neile
DCD/B/CB/3   2 July 1628
Letters Recommendatory for election of Bishop John Howson. Erroneously references the previous bishop's translation to Winchester: George Mountain was translated to York the preceding day, but his predecessor (Richard Neile) had been translated to WInchester earlier the same year.
DCD/B/CB/4   [1632]
[Registrar's] account of fees in connection with the election and installation of Bishop Thomas Morton. With substantial [rodent] damage
DCD/B/CB/5   21 August 1674
Letters Recommendatory for election of Bishop Nathaniel Crewe
For other documents relating to his election and enthronement, see Misc.Ch. 6896a, Misc.Ch. 6896b, Misc.Ch. 6897c and Misc.Ch. 6897d.
DCD/B/CB/6   1721
Documents associated with the election of Bishop William Talbot. With letters from William Lee [York Registrar?], concerning rights of archbishop of York in connection with confirmation and consecration of bishops of Durham, and an apparent mistake in the Congé d'elire or other document
DCD/B/CB/7   1730
Documents associated with the election of Bishop Edward Chandler. With notes on receipt of bishop at cathedral
DCD/B/CB/8   1750
Proxy, letter and note in connection with the election of Bishop Joseph Butler. Note concerns receipt of bishop at Farewell Hall (Durham) and at cathedral
DCD/B/CB/9   1752
Documents associated with the election of Bishop Richard Trevor, including notes of receipt of bishop at Farewell Hall and Market Place in Durham, and at cathedral
DCD/B/CB/10   [undated, mid 18th - early 19th century]
Notes on order of installing a bishop
DCD/B/CB/11   1771
Documents associated with the election of Bishop John Egerton. With notes on form for election and account of procedures from death of Richard Trevor to election of new bishop.
DCD/B/CB/12   1787
Documents associated with the election of Bishop Thomas Thurlow, including notes of ceremony for receipt of bishop at Farewell Hall in Durham and at cathedral. Additional folders include drafts for formal documents (mainly re-worked from elections of earlier bishops), and correspondence of John Bowlby (Registrar)
3 folders
DCD/B/CB/13   14 June 1791
Letters Recommendatory for election of Bishop Shute Barrington
DCD/B/CB/14   14 April 1826
Acts of Chapter in connection with the election of Bishop William Van Mildert
DCD/B/CB/15   28 June and 14 July 1836
Mandate (from York) for induction, installation and enthronement of Bishop Edward Maltby, and appointment of proxies by latter for same
DCD/B/CB/16   26 September 1861
Letters Recommendatory for election of Bishop Charles Baring
DCD/B/CB/17   1 February 1939
Letters Recommendatory for election of Bishop Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams
Spiritual patronage
Reference: DCD/B/CC
Dates of creation: 1642-1919
Extent: 1 box
Presentations of rectors, vicars and perpetual curates to chapter livings, and associated documents. This class includes documents on incumbents of chapter livings generally, including several testimonials and letters from parishioners, letters relating to augmentations, recommendations for apppointments to curacies, and resignations. See also DCD/B/CE for another series of records relating to chapter livings

DCD/B/CC/1-2   14 September 1642
Resignation by John Durie (Jury) of Edmundbyers rectory
DCD/B/CC/3-4   25 April 1649
Collation of Eglingham vicarage to John Shaw
DCD/B/CC/5-6   13 March 1674
Resignation by William Mitford of Berwick upon Tweed vicarage
DCD/B/CC/7   undated [1690s]
Petition from Richard Newhouse for preferment, to help pay debts incurred while studying at Cambridge University
DCD/B/CC/8-10   20 August 1697
Petition from Edmundbyers parishioners in support of Christopher Smith, minister, and certificate in support of Smith from Ann, Richard, Alice and John Whitfield denying that they accuse him of adultery
DCD/B/CC/11-17   November 1699 - April 1700
Appointment of Harris of Howden to Blacktoft curacy following death of Ferryman, with two letters recommending his appointment, a letter recommending Elcock of the Free School, Hull, to Brantingham vicarage, petition for Harris from inhabitants of Blacktoft chapelry and draft letter to Mr R [vicar of Brantingham?] requiring him to appoint a curate at B[lacktoft] (naming Harris)
DCD/B/CC/18-35   November 1700-July 1701, March 1706, December 1707, August-September 1708
Letters and petition from Patrick Robertson, vicar of Berwick upon Tweed, requesting an augmentation, with account of his work, and in connection with renewal of lease of rectory [tithes] to Berwick town corporation (1700-1701); their refusal to continue the augmentation (letter from town clerk with reasons), and the vicar's thanks to the dean and chapter for granting an augmentation themselves (1706-1707); letters from vicar for next lease renewal, with further information on tithes (1708)
DCD/B/CC/36-37   1704
Petition from Muggleswick parishioners in support of their minister (i.e. [? perpetual] curate), Mr Smith
DCD/B/CC/38-44   December 1706 - January 1707, June 1708, March 1711
Letters from John Fawcett, [perpetual curate] of South Shields, complaining that Mr Roberts, [perpetual curate] of Jarrow, is marrying and christening residents of South Shields, Harton and Westoe (and retaining the fees), with Roberts' 'vindication' in response
DCD/B/CC/45-48   July-August 1707
Letters concerning presentation to Howden, and disputed right to present (between dean and chapter of Durham, supported by archbishop of York, and the Crown)
DCD/B/CC/49   June-July 1711
Collation of Robert Forster to Whitworth, endorsed with certificate of reading in
DCD/B/CC/50-51   10 September 1718
Petition from inhabitants of Deighton (in Northallerton parish) requesting a resident curate
DCD/B/CC/52-53   25 November 1718
Resignation by Thomas Dockwray of Wallsend
DCD/B/CC/54-55   19 September 1719
Dean's consent to presentation of [William] Forster to Crossgate [Durham St Margaret]
DCD/B/CC/56-57   21 November 1720
Resignation by Thomas Drake of Witton Gilbert
DCD/B/CC/58-59   [December 1720]
Resignation by Thomas Knaggs of Merrington (date from CCEd, person ID 98512)
DCD/B/CC/60-61   25 February 1723
Resignation by William Forster of Durham St Margaret
DCD/B/CC/62   1726
Request from vicar of Norham [Thomas Drake, CCEd person ID 136254] for assistance after rebuilding vicarage, with reference to remoteness of parish and poverty of its families
DCD/B/CC/63-64   August 1730
Dean's consent to Chapter's presentation of Mr Stockdale to Branxton
DCD/B/CC/65-66   11 May 1742
Resignation by John Branfoot of Croxdale
DCD/B/CC/67-73   June 1745 - January 1746
Correspondence with dean concerning presentations to Chapter livings, specifically Merrington (to Mr Lamb or Mr Whitaker), Brantingham (to Mr Lamb), Whitworth (to Mr Shepherd, Mr Davison or Dr Eden) and augmentations
DCD/B/CC/74   24 March 1747
Letter to dean concerning his proposal for Dinsdale vacancy
DCD/B/CC/75-76   31 October 1747
Resignation by Robert Lambe of [South Shields] St Hilda
DCD/B/CC/77-79   December 1747
Letters from Thomas Thorp (Thorpe) and Dean Cowper concerning former's presentation to Berwick upon Tweed
DCD/B/CC/80-133   1749-1753
Letters from Dean and Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty (QAB), and reports of Chapter meetings, in relation to proposals by QAB for augmentation of curacy of Durham St Margaret by them and assignment of tithes to curate by Dean and Chapter, with latter's objections and subsequent proposal for a pension from Durham St Oswald instead
DCD/B/CC/134-145   March 1754 - August 1755
Correspondence between Chapter and Dean, with copies of Chapter acts, relating to appointments to South Shields St Hilda (to Dennis), Whitworth (to Dongworth), Aycliffe (to Gregory) and Brantingham (to Bowman)
DCD/B/CC/146-149   September-November 1760
Resignation by Richard Dongworth of Whitworth, and case for legal opinion regarding form of nomination (viz, whether their curacies are donatives or perpetual curacies), following refusal of bishop to licence Thomas Randall to Whitworth
DCD/B/CC/150-153   July 1761
Dean's recommendations for appointments to Billingham (Thomas Hayes), Croxdale (Jonathan Branfoot), Dalton (Drake) and a minor canonry (Deason), also for continuing Mr Randal as schoolmaster, granting wood to repair Muggleswick chapel and build school at Edmondbyers, and receipt of legacy by rector of Bishopwearmouth
DCD/B/CC/154-158   June 1762
Dean's consents for appointment to Kyloe and Lowick (to Thomas Noble)
DCD/B/CC/159-160   21 January 1773
Dean's letter proposing appointments to Witton Gilbert (Douglass), Aycliffe (Drake), Dalton (to Hornsby), and accepting a concurrent residence by two of the prebendaries
DCD/B/CC/161-162   17 July 1774
Draft regulations for a new system to grant preferments in order to prevent disagreements, by grouping preferments into 14 lots and assigning these to the dean and prebendaries. See also DCD/B/CC/173-184.
DCD/B/CC/163-168   January 1775
Letters from new dean (Thomas Dampier) re methods for appointing to Dean and Chapter livings, with recommendations for Northallerton (Benjamin Walker), Kyloe and Lowick (Goodwill) and office of Registrar (to G. Wood)
DCD/B/CC/169-170   10 May 1785
Letter from Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty giving reasons for not augmenting Kimblesworth rectory, which has been annexed to Witton Gilbert
DCD/B/CC/171-172   15 July 1788
Dean's (William Digby's) consent to presentation of Henry Cotes to Bedlington
DCD/B/CC/173-184   November 1788 and November 1795
Proposed regulations for granting of preferments on rotational pattern, drawn up by dean (John Hinchcliffe), with arguments against from Thomas Dampier, junior, list of votes from chapter, and proposed resolution for 1795 chapter. See also DCD/B/CC/161-162.
DCD/B/CC/185-187   23 July 1803
Letters from dean concerning presentations and specifically appointments to Ellingham (Charles Perigal) and Edlingham (James Manisty)
DCD/B/CC/188-189   7 April 1804
Dean's consent to appointment of Joshua Stopford to Kyloe and Lowick
DCD/B/CC/190-191   5 July 1806
Dean's consent to appointment to vacant living (not specified), and of Dickens as Commissioner for Howden[shire]
DCD/B/CC/192-193   26 November 1811
Dean's consent to appointment to Dinsdale (name not specified)
DCD/B/CC/194-195   5 February 1812
Dean's consent to appointments of Carr and Frye (parishes not specified), also on his next period of residence
DCD/B/CC/196-197   14 September 1815
Dean's consent to appointment to Pittington (Ebdon)
DCD/B/CC/198-202   [December] 1816
Correspondence and notes from Chapter concerning augmentation of Berwick upon Tweed by Queen Anne's Bounty and by Chapter (borrowing from the Wood Fund)
DCD/B/CC/203-204   13 November 1820
Dean's consent to appointment to Durham St Margaret (Darnell)
DCD/B/CC/205   6 February 1823
Letter from dean (James Cornwallis) to subdean [?Thomas Gisborne], concerning appointment to Wolviston and [Gisborne's] appointment to chapter
DCD/B/CC/206   undated [late 18th/early 19th century]
Draft letters concerning work by [incumbent] of Berwick upon Tweed within Lowick chapelry, following augmentation of Berwick and appointment of curate to Lowick
DCD/B/CC/207   undated [19th century]
Plan of proposed new parsonage house at Dalton le Dale
DCD/B/CC/208   1882-1884
File of papers relating to patronage of dean and chapter on division of diocese, with Ecclesiastical Commissioners' scheme of 27 July 1882, notes and legal opinion on interpretation of Cathedrals Act 1840 re exercise of patronage of 19 March 1883, and printed copy of Newcastle Chapter Bill of 10 July 1884
DCD/B/CC/209   1907-1908
Letters from bishop of Newcastle and members of the provisional chapter of Newcastle Cathedral concerning presentations to dean and chapter livings within Northumberland, and possible formation of a statutory chapter for Newcastle (with reference to Chapter minute of 11 December 1897)
DCD/B/CC/210   1919
Petition from clergy of Newcastle diocese, concerning alleged bias against Northumberland clergy in exercise of patronage by dean and chapter, with covering letter from bishop of Newcastle, notes, letters from other dioceses and copy of reply from dean
DCD/B/CC/211   9 January 1747
Dean's consent to presentation to Berwick (Thorpe)
DCD/B/CC/212   1765-1826
List of presentations and nominations to Chapter livings in date order, showing name, parish and date.
Found within contracts (lease renewals) day book at DCD/F/BB/2.
Secular appointments
Reference: DCD/B/CD
Dates of creation: 1690-1813 (and undated)
Extent: 1 folder
Non-clerical appointments and patronage by the dean and chapter, including records relating to the appointment and behaviour of various stewards, bailiffs, vergers and other secular posts
Originally arranged in the 1960s as part of a series relating to mixed appointments, and referenced 'Loose Papers 11' (except 1690 and 1723 items)

DCD/B/CD/1-2   22 November 1690
Appointment of John Proud of city of Durham, gent, as keeper of park of Bearpark, with articles of agreement relating to cutting tops of trees and cutting down of trees (see DCD/B/CD/23 for surrender)
DCD/B/CD/3-4   1692
Draft of resignation by John Jefferson, esq, Sergeant at Law and a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas at Dublin, of office of steward of manors and manorial courts, at request of dean and chapter
DCD/B/CD/5-16   1719
Informations and charges against Jacob Redshaw (Readshaw), clerk of works, compiled as part of a commission to examine accusations of fraudulently charging private works to the dean and chapter's accounts. Apparently Readshaw continued in employment, see DCD/B/CD/21-22.
DCD/B/CD/17   undated [1676 x 1722]
Note from John Morton [prebendary 1676-1722] ordering deduction from salary of Humphrey Stephenson, virger, for “misbehaviour in his place”
DCD/B/CD/18   7 October 1723
Surrender by John Proud of office of Bearpark (as DCD/B/CD/1-2)
DCD/B/CD/19-20   27 September 1729
Appointment of John Hodgshon of South Shields as bailiff of town of South Sheeles (South Shields)
DCD/B/CD/21-22   30 July 1744
Letter from dean recommending his steward Hogg as successor to Readshaw [clerk of works, as DCD/B/CD/5-16] who has died
DCD/B/CD/23-24   1 November 1755
Appointment of George Carr of Framwellgate, yeoman, as gamekeeper of manors
DCD/B/CD/25-26   11 December 1758
Dean's letter to subdean appointing Richard Pickering as verger
DCD/B/CD/27-31   December 1776 - July 1777
Letters concerning death of Hogg (clerk of works) and proposed appointment of Thomas Gibbon as successor
DCD/B/CD/32   10 April 1799
Letter from dean consenting to appointment of Shields as bailiff at South Shields (wrapper only)
DCD/B/CD/33-34   21 December 1813
Letter from dean consenting to appointment of George Salt as verger, noting that he must “exercise the duties himself
DCD/B/CD/35-36   undated [17th century]
Notes on duties of Deputy Receiver, with request for increase in salary
DCD/B/CD/37   undated [? later 18th century]
Letter of resignation (office not specified) from John Delaval, “no longer your humble servant”
Enquiry into benefice incomes
Reference: DCD/B/CE
Dates of creation: January-February 1881 (and some 1882-1883)
Extent: 0.5 box
Enquiry in the form of printed questionnaires completed by incumbents, relating to the income of benefices within the Dean and Chapter's patronage. Although akin to visitation records, these post-date the abolition of the Dean and Chapter's Officialty jurisdiction within its Northumberland parishes, and so are listed within this section. See also DCD/B/CC for correspondence and other documents relating to presentations of incumbents to the same livings.
Questions relate to population and proportions involved in mining, size of churches, conditions of parsonages, sources of income (from land, tithes, grants, offertories, pew rents etc) and outgoings. The responses frequently include letters, and were filed in a single alphabetical sequence (with some benefices arranged according to their church dedications rather than location, notably for Durham and South Shields churches), which has been preserved within this list. Dates given within the list are the dates of the incumbents' responses.

DCD/B/CE/1   [1881]
List of parishes for which returns have not been received, with annotations
DCD/B/CE/2-4   December 1882
Return of income from Ancroft (Northumberland), with list of tithe commutations and a reserved rent, and explanatory letter (fragmentary)
DCD/B/CE/5-6   December 1882
Return of income from Aycliffe (Durham), with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/7   January 1881
Return of income from Bedlington (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/8   January 1881
Return of income from Berwick on Tweed, including note about payment from War Office for depot of 5th Fusiliers
DCD/B/CE/9   7 March 1881
Return of income from Bearpark (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/10   11 February 1881
Return of income from Billingham (Durham), noting “depressed times for agriculture”
DCD/B/CE/11-12   9-10 February 1881
Return of income from Blacktoft (Howdenshire, within Yorkshire), with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/13   26 January 1881
Return of income from Bossall (Yorkshire)
DCD/B/CE/14   13 January 1881
Return of income from Brantingham cum Ellerker (Howdenshire, within Yorkshire)
DCD/B/CE/15   15 December 1882
Return of income from Branxton (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/16-17   4-5 January 1881
Return of income from Brompton (Allertonshire, within Yorkshire), with covering letter (written from Isle of Wight)
DCD/B/CE/18-19   11 January 1881
Return of income from Bywell St Peter (Northumberland), annotated with reference to exchange with Durham St Mary-le-Bow in 1884, with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/20   8 January 1881
Return of income from Cambois (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/21   8 January 1881
Return of income from Choppington (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/22-23   8 December 1882
Return of income from Cornhill (Northumberland), with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/24   15 December 1882
Return of income from Croxdale (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/25   10 January 1881
Return of income from Durham St Cuthbert
DCD/B/CE/26   9 July 1881
Return of income from Dalton-le-Dale (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/27-28   5 January 1881
Return of income from Dinsdale (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/29-30   6 December 1882
Return of income from Duddo (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/31   3 January 1881
Return of income from East Rainton (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/32-34   31 May and 5 June 1881
Return of income from Edlingham (Northumberland), with covering letter, and additional letter relating to level of church rates
DCD/B/CE/35-38   6 January 1881 and September 1902
Return of income from Ellingham (Northumberland), with covering letter, and copy of letter relating to sale of glebe in 1902
DCD/B/CE/39   22 February 1881
Return of income from Ferryhill (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/40-41   11 May 1881
Return of income from Fishlake (Yorkshire), noting effects of floods and agricultural depression, with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/42   1 February 1881
Return of income from Flaxton (Yorkshire)
DCD/B/CE/43   4 January 1881
Return of income from Harton (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/44   18 January 1881
Return of income from Haverton Hill (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/45   5 December 1882
Return of income from Heighington (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/46   3 January 1881
Return of income from South Shields St Hilda (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/47   11 January 1881
Return of income from Holy Island (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/48   4 January 1881
Return of income from South Shields Holy Trinity (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/49-50   6 January 1881
Return of income from Kyloe (Northumberland), with covering letter discussing payment to Branxton and tithes of Sheraton
DCD/B/CE/51-52   7 January 1881
Return of income from Lowick (Northumberland), with separate list of tithe commutations
DCD/B/CE/53   10 January 1881
Return of income from Durham St Margaret
DCD/B/CE/54   31 May 1881
Return of income from South Shields St Mark (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/55   3 January 1881
Return of income from Berwick upon Tweed St Mary (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/56-57   5 December 1882
Return of income from South Shields St Mary (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/58   15 January 1881
Return of income from Meldon (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/59   31 January 1881
Return of income from Merrington (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/60   31 January 1881
Return of income from Monk Hesleden
DCD/B/CE/61-62   2 February 1881
Return of income from Muggleswick (Durham), with covering letter detailing glebe lands
DCD/B/CE/63   10 January 1881
Return of income from Norham (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/64   27 January 1881
Return of income from Northallerton (Allertonshire within Yorkshire)
DCD/B/CE/65   2 February 1881
Return of income from Durham St Oswald
DCD/B/CE/66-67   12 & 26 December 1882
Return of income from Pittington, with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/68-69   18 January [1881]
Blank form for return of income from Sandhutton (Thirsk, Yorkshire), with covering letter from vicar referencing the other Sandhutton (as DCD/B/CE/70).
DCD/B/CE/70   31 January 1881
Return of income from Sandhutton (York, Yorkshire)
DCD/B/CE/71-72   10 February 1881
Return of income from Scremerston (Northumberland), with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/73   22 December 1882
Return of income from Shadforth (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/74   5 January 1881
Return of income from Sherburn (Durham), including sketch plan for glebe property and table of tithe rentcharges
DCD/B/CE/75   15 December 1882
Return of income from Shincliffe (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/76   5 March 1881
Return of income from South Shields St Simon (Durham), noting that patronage does not belong to dean and chapter
DCD/B/CE/77-78   15 January 1881
Return of income from Southwick (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/79   1 January 1881
Return of income from Spennymoor (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/80   10 January 1881
Return of income from Spittal (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/81   22 February [1881]
Return of income from South Shields St Stephen (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/82-85   22 June 1882
Return of income from Sykehouse (Yorkshire), with plan of vicarage lands and rental 1880-1885, showing reduced rents due to “bad seasons and unprincipled tenants combined with the general agricultural depression”, and with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/86-87   3 January 1881
Return of income from Tudhoe (Durham), with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/88   9 February 1881
Return of income from Tweedmouth (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/89   25 January 1881
Return of income from Wallsend (Northumberland)
DCD/B/CE/90-92   4 January 1881
Return of income from Westoe St Thomas (Durham), with (faded) copy of covering letter from Dean and Chapter Office
DCD/B/CE/93-95   24 February 1883
Return of income from Whittonstall (Northumberland), with covering letter and summary of income and rents
DCD/B/CE/96-97   28 February 1882
Return of income from Whitworth (Durham), with covering letter
DCD/B/CE/98   7 March 1881
Return of income from Witton Gilbert (Durham)
DCD/B/CE/99   5 January 1881
Return of income from Wolviston (Durham)
York Convocation
Reference: DCD/B/LP19
Dates of creation: 1640-1900
Extent: 0.5 box
Appointments of proctors for the dean and chapter, with copies of protestations exhibited at Convocation on their behalf and related documents
The Durham Diocesan Records include similar documents from 1760s to 1919, as supplied to the bishops' registrars, listed online under DDR/DA/NAT/1.

DCD/B/LP19/1-4   9 April 1640
Appointment of Joseph Naylor as proctor to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/5-6   March 1679
Royal mandate and archbishop's citation for Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/7   [1664 x 1683]
Letter from Archbishop of York [Richard Sterne] about Convocation proceedings over a grant to the king
DCD/B/LP19/8-9   November-December 1689
Acts of Convocation on protestations by Durham proxies
DCD/B/LP19/10-11   14 February 1696
Acts of Convocation on protestations by/on behalf of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/12   14 January 1701
Bishop's citation for Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/12A   5 August 1702
Dean's appointment of William Graham, John Morton and James Finney as proctors to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/12B   13 October 1713
Bishop's appointment or John Bowes and Leonard Shafto as proctors to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/13-14   11 March 1715
Appointment of Thomas Eden as proctor to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/15-17A   April 1722
Archbishop's citations and mandate to Bishop and to guardians of Allertonshire jurisdictions, and bishop's citation to Dean and Chapter, for appointing proctors and issuing summons to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/18-19   24 January 1735
Acts of Convocation on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/20-22   November-December 1741
Appontment of James Baker as Dean's proctor, with acts of Convocation on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/23   [1728 x 1746]
Text and notes for protestations to Convocation by proctors of Dean, Bishop, Chapter, Archdeacon and clergy of Durham
DCD/B/LP19/24-25   11 November 1747
Acts of Convocation on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/26-31   April-June 1754
Letters, notes and acts in relation to appointment of Wadham Knatchbull as proctor to Convocation, and to protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/32-34   October-November 1757
Bishop's citation and acts of Convocation on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/35-40   April-July 1768
Bishop's citation, appointment of Thomas Hayes as substitute proctor to Convocation in place of Charles Weston and acts on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/41-42   30 November 1774
Acts of Convocation on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/43-44   1 November 1780
Acts of Convocation on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/45-48   April 1784
Letters and bishop's citation re appointment of proctors
DCD/B/LP19/49-51   June-September 1796
Letter about appointment of proctor to Convocation, with acts on protestations by proctors of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/52-54   1807
Copies of bishop's citation, appointments of proctors to Convocation and protestation
DCD/B/LP19/55-59   1812
Copies of bishop's citation, appointments of proctors to Convocation and protestation
DCD/B/LP19/60   undated [18th century]
Forms for exhibition of proxies to Convocation on behalf of Bishop, Chapter and Clergy of Archdeaconry of Durham
DCD/B/LP19/61-62   [1794 x 1814]
Protestations by George Barrington as proctor to Convocation on behalf of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/63-70   1818
Dean's letter, bishop's citation, dean and chapter's appointments of proctors and return to bishop, and protestations to Convocation by proctor (William Nicholas Darnell)
DCD/B/LP19/71   1868
Dean's appointment of Thomas Saunders Evans as proctor to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/72   1869
Appointment of John Cundill as substitute proctor to Convocation for Chapter by Thomas Saunders Evans
DCD/B/LP19/73   1886
Chapter's appointment of Thomas Saunders Evans as proctor to Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/74-75   [1865 x 1889]
Protestations by proctor to Convocation on behalf of Dean and Chapter
DCD/B/LP19/76-86   June-July 1889
Bishop's citation, letters and draft appointment, return and protestation for proctor to Convocation of Dean and Chapter (Henry Baker Tristram)
DCD/B/LP19/87-88   15 July 1895
Bishop's citation to Dean and Chapter for York Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/89-91   3 October 1900
Bishop's citation to Dean and Chapter for York Convocation
DCD/B/LP19/92-93   [ca.1879]
Fair copy with drafts and notes of case for representation of Officialty clergy by proctors in York Convocation. Noted as being lent to the dean 1879, and refers to meeting of 'Committee of Privileges' including J[ames] Thwaytes (not in 1878 Crockford's) and The Honourable F[rancis Richard] Grey (proctor for Lindisfarne from 1874). For proctors for clergy of dean and chapter officialty parishes, see also DDR/DA/NAT/1/18 within the Durham Diocesan Records
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