Durham Cathedral archives: foundation documents and records of members
Introduction
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Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD/A
Title: Durham Cathedral archives: foundation documents and records of members
Dates of creation: 1541-2012
Extent: 6 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Dean and Chapter (later Chapter) of Durham Cathedral
Language: Records are written in Latin and English.

Contents

Records relating to the foundation of Durham cathedral by Henry VIII and to its statutes. With documents relating to membership of Chapter and the Cathedral Community, and records of episcopal visitation, in accordance with the statutes

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

Foundation, statutes and constitution
Reference: DCD/A/A
Extent: 1 metre
Records relating to the Henrician foundation, to the Marian statutes of the cathedral, and to subsequent revisions and reissues
The foundation and endowment charters and the Marian statutes are published, with translation and introduction, in A. Hamilton Thompson (ed), Statutes of the Cathedral Church of Durham (Surtees Society, number 143, 1929). The foundation and endowment charters were edited from copies in Durham Cathedral Library (MS C.IV.33). Other copies of these charters are registered in DCD/B/BA/1.

Foundation and endowment charters
Reference: DCD/A/AA
Dates of creation: 1541-1565
Extent: 1 metre The cathedral was founded by a charter of Henry VIII on 12 May 1541, and endowed (from the estates of the former monastery) by a charter of 16 May 1541. See under DCD/A/A for published edition and alternative copies.

DCD/A/AA1   12 May 1541
Language:   Latin
Foundation charter, viz grant by letters patent from Henry VIII:
  • Recites grant by Prior and Convent of BVM and St Cuthbert to king of the late monastery and all its manors etc, and purposes of current charter.
  • Creates cathedral church of dean and twelve prebendaries, called the Cathedral Church of Christ and BVM, and to be the seat of the bishops of Durham.
  • Appoints Hugh Whithed as dean; Edward Hyndmers, Roger Watson, Thomas Sparke, William Bennet, William Todde, Stephen Marley, Robert Dalton, John Towten, Nicholas Marley, Ralph Blakeston, Robert Bennet and William Watson as the twelve prebendaries (numbered in that order).
  • Dean and prebendaries to be the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ and BVM, and the Chapter of the Bishopric of Durham, with legal rights and a common seal.
  • Gives church, precincts and vessels etc of the monastery. Dean to appoint all inferior officers and ministers, reserving to crown the appointment of deans, prebendaries and all poor men.

First line decorated with standards, armorial bearings etc, and including a portrait of the king in majesty within the initial 'H' ('VIVAT REX' over).
With notes of exhibition and registration at royal visitation on 1 November 1547 (at foot), and of exhibition at diocesan visitation by Richard [Barnes] on 11 November 1577 (on dorse).
parchment, one membrane, damaged near end
Size: 48 x 87 cm
Seal: Great seal, dark [green?] wax, green and white cords, badly damaged and incomplete
See under DCD/A/A for published edition.
DCD/A/AA2   16 May 1541
Language:   Latin
Endowment charter, viz grant by letters patent from Henry VIII to dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Christ and BVM properties that previously belonged to the late monastery, including:
  • manors in County Durham
  • site, houses, fields and fisheries belonging to the cell of Finchale
  • site, houses, gardens and lands on Holy Island and Farne
  • rents, tithes and rights etc belonging to said manors and other lands within County Durham and Northumberland (townships detailed)
  • messuages etc within Durham city parishes
  • rectories and tithes within County Durham
  • pensions or annual rents from churches/vicarages at Middleham, Heighington, Staindrop, Whitworth and Gateshead St Edmund Hospital
  • rectories and tithes within Northumberland
  • site, houses and gardens at Durham College Oxford
  • tenement of Handborough, Oxfordshire
  • rectories of Frampton (Lincolnshire), Ruddington (Nottinghamshire), Fishlake, Bossall and Brantingham (Yorkshire), and annuities or pensions from Northallerton
  • advowsons etc in County Durham, Northumberland, York, Lincoln, Nottingham. and of chantries etc

Yearly rent of £218 to Crown (Court of Augmentations), in recompense for all tenths and first fruits etc, notwithstanding the 1534 act of Parliament [Act in Restraint of Annates]
Additional annual payments and pensions etc for bailiffs, curates, chaplains et al specified
Includes grant of revenues and profits from Michaelmas 1540
First line decorated with standards, armorial bearings etc, and including a portrait of the king in majesty within the initial 'H' ('VIVAT REX' over), but sitting obliquely (decoration different from that on Foundation charter)
Several lines marked in both margins with crosses, asterisks, pointing hands etc
With notes of exhibition and registration at royal visitation on 1 November 1547 (at foot), and of exhibition at diocesan visitations by Richard [Barnes] on 11 November 1577 and by Toby [Matthew] on 8 July 1595 (on dorse)
parchment, 4 membranes (the last shorter), badly creased and dirty but otherwise undamaged
Size: 57 x 93 cm
Seal: [Great] seal lacking, green cords survive.
See under DCD/A/A for published edition.
DCD/A/AA3   18 June 1548
Language:   Latin
Inspeximus from Edward VI, reciting and confirming Henry VIII's endowment charter of 16th May 1541 in full, as DCD/A/AA2
First line decorated with standards, armorial bearings etc, and including a portrait of the king in majesty within the initial 'E' ('VIVAT REX' over)
No annotations or endorsements noted
parchment, 3 membranes
Size: 54 x 91 cm
Seal: Seal (and seal attachment) cut away
DCD/A/AA4   22 February 1565
Language:   Latin
Inspeximus from Elizabeth I, reciting and confirming Henry VIII's foundation charter of 12th May 1541 in full, as DCD/A/AA1
First line decorated with standards, armorial bearings etc, and including a portrait of the queen in majesty within the initial 'E' ('ER' over)
No annotations or endorsements noted
parchment, 1 membrane, worn and fragile
Size: 54 x 91 cm
Seal: Seal (and seal attachment) cut away
The Marian statutes
Reference: DCD/A/AB
Dates of creation: 1555
Extent: 0.5 metre (volumes)
Copies of the statutes of Durham Cathedral, in both Latin and English translation
Whether Henrician statutes were ever drawn up for or delivered to Durham is uncertain (Philip and Mary's commission to produce statutes refers to draft statutes in the name of Henry VIII), but no copies survive, and they were certainly not confirmed. The first confirmed statutes were issued by Mary, and confirmed by the great seal on 20 March 1554/5. The Marian statutes were not revised until the late 19th century.
The statutes set out the procedures for the governance of the cathedral and meetings of the dean and chapter. They also establish the number of major canons (or 'prebendaries', initially 12), of minor canons (12), lay clerks (10), choir boys (10), masters (2) and scholars (18) of grammar, poor men ('bedesmen', 8), vergers ('subsacrists', 2), bellringers (2), porters (2, one acting as barber) and other positions (butler, under-butler, cook, under-cook), and the rules for their residence and payment etc.
See under DCD/A/A for published edition.
The commission for drawing up statutes is dated 19 January 1555, and survives among the medieval archives at reference DCD 4.5.Reg.6.
A 19th century translation with some other documents is held in the Durham University Library Additional Manuscripts collection, as DUL Add.MS 1544.
A copy of the statutes, apparently compiled in September 1583 by Dean Toby Matthew from a copy made from the original statutes by Richard Marshall, notary public, survives in Durham Cathedral Library at MS C.iv.33. This is the version edited for Surtees Society volume 143 (page xvi).
Additional copies of the statutes are held within Durham Cathedral Library's Additional Manuscripts collection as follows:

DCD/A/AB1   [1774 x 1777]
Language:  All the statutes and other material in this volume are in Latin, except for the final act of parliament.
Copy of statutes allegedly written out by S[amuel] Viner [principal surrogate in Durham diocese, 1780-1815], for Thomas Dampier, dean [1774-1777]. Includes inscription by Viner ("... Thomae Dampier ... Hoc Exemplar Statutorum ... votis faustissimis Dat Dicat Dedicat"), claiming to have collated the text with "authentico Decani Manuscripto" (perhaps a reference to MS C.iv.33 in Durham Cathedral Library, or to a copy of the statutes that no longer survives).
Volumes contains the following (other pages blank):
(unnumbered pages) index to chapter headings
p1-122. Text of the Marian statutes (with some passages underlined or marked, and cross-references to the corrections at p125-134; note that chapter 1 is titled 'Donatio', although left blank in the version edited within Surtees Society volume 143)
p123. Local statute for increasing stipends of ministers in the church (as Surtees Society 143, p183)
p125-134. Passages reformed and corrected ("loca reformata et correcta") 30 December 1556 (as Surtees Society 143, p183-191, though with some variation in wording to introduce or explain the changes), including cross-references back to the statutes at p1-122
p135-136. Page numbers not used, but there is no evidence (pace comment by [George Waddington] in DCD/A/AB6) of a page removed at this point.
p137. Interpretation of a clause in Chapter 16 by John Cosin, 20 July 1661 (with reference to "registrum Barwick" [DCD/B/BA14], folio 128)
p139-152. Subject index (with page references to text of statutes)
p155-157. Prayers to be said in the Grammar School, by the poor men, in the morning and in the evening (as Surtees Society 143, p178-181, though with 'Credo' and 'Pater Noster' abbreviated)
p158-163. Act of parliament (1 Mary) to empower the Queen to make statutes for cathedral churches (with copy of note of examination by Richard Broughton)

That this is Samuel Viner's original copy of the statutes (rather than one of the later copies of Viner's work) is suggested by comparison with the handwriting in his precedent book among the Durham Diocesan Records at DDR/EJ/CCG/2/2.
Size: 39 x 26 cm
DCD/A/AB2   undated [late 19th century]
Language:  Statutes and other texts in Latin, except for act of parliament
Chapter Clerk's copy
A copy of Samuel Viner's text, duplicating the contents of DCD/A/AB1 (with different pagination, and the subject index corrected to suit the new pagination). Neatly copied without annotations, and including exactly the same material. Marked “Chapter Clerk's copy” on cover.
That this is not Samuel Viner's original copy of the statutes but a later transcription of the same is clear not just from the handwriting, but also because it is written into an account book manufactured by “R Robinson & Co, wholesale stationers” of Newcastle upon Tyne. Tyne and Wear Archives holds partnership agreements for this firm dated 1880 and 1890 (reference DT.SC/231).
Size: 34 x 22 cm
DCD/A/AB3   undated [early 20th century]
Language:  Statutes and related texts in English. Transcript of Harley MS in Latin.
Chapter Clerk's copy (another)
Translation of the Marian statutes. Note that different chapter numbering is used from Samuel Viner's text or that published in Surtees Society volume 143 (the latter from Durham Cathedral Library MS C.iv.33): the introductory chapter is unnumbered and headed (confusingly) 'Foundation', and chapter 2 ('Of the dignity of a Bishop') is numbered as chapter '1', likewise to chapter '5' ('Of the qualities, election and admission of the Dean'). The Dean's oath is then given as a separate chapter ('6'), so that numbering from Chapter 7 onwards is the same as Surtees 143. A different translation is used from that in Surtees 143 (and the date has been wrongly interpreted as 'Anno Domini 1553 & 1554'). Part of the text is underlined and some marginal headings added.
This volume includes the following texts (all translated into English):
  • text of the statutes
  • prayers to be said in the Grammar School, by the Poor, in the morning and evening (as in Surtees 143 but translated, and subscribed by an additional name, William Armistead)
  • local statute and list of corrections dated 30 December 1556, ending with the note of collation with a book held by Cardinal [Pole] as in Surtees 143 (p.190)
  • note of the statute of 1 Mary authorising her to make statutes for the new cathedrals, and briefer notes of acts of Parliament restraining ecclesiastical persons from letting leases (1 Eliz c.19, 14 Eliz c.11, 18 Eliz c.11, 1 James c.3), and of 6 Anne c.21 (relating to statutes)

The remainder of the volume is a transcript of BL Harley MS 4623 vol 1, being an inventory of charters and other records relating to Coldingham held in the cathedral treasury (item 9 in the 1808 "Catalogue of the Harleian manuscripts in the British Museum"). This is transcribed in Latin, with marginal headings indicating the places covered by the Charters.
This volume (like DCD/A/AB2) is marked “Chapter Clerk's copy” on its cover. It includes a note on the power of altering cathedral statutes by JG Wilson [Chapter Clerk] dated 14 November 1906, pasted onto the flyleaf.
Size: 33 x 21 cm
DCD/A/AB4   [1735 x 1738]
Language:  Text of statutes and related items in Latin
Wadham Chandler's copy
Includes many marginal corrections and notes (all in the same hand). Chapter numbering is as in Surtees Society 143, although a marginal note states that "Cap.1" should be deleted before the first chapter, and at the second ("De dignitate Episcopi") states "C.1 in Originali."
The statutes are followed by prayers as in Surtees 143, but a marginal note adds William Ermysted to the list of subscribed names, and transcribes the attestation "from an attested copy of the statutes in Mr Spearmans hands," which finishes "per Thomas King Notar Pub et Decani et Capituli Dunelm' Registrar'." This is followed by the local statute for increase in stipends and the "reformata et correcta" as Surtees 143 (the latter annotated to say that it is Chapter 41 in King's copy), and an "index" (listing contents). The last 1/3 of the volume is blank.
From fragments pasted onto the flyleaf (except as stated) is the following information:
  • "W Chandler (No 3)" [Wadham Chandler, 12th stall, 1735-1738]
  • "To be bound marble calf plain without any gilding for Mr Chandler ipso presto" (note edges of paper and decoration on binding IS gilded)
  • "A H Cruickshank" [prebendary, 1910-???]
  • "Cyril Maine" (written onto flyleaf) [prebendary, 1934-???]
  • "A H Cruickshank from," above bookplate of John George Wilson [Chapter Clerk], with "October 1920" underneath (pasted inside front cover)
  • "James Raine Durham, the gift of H Donkin Esqr" (in ? Raine's handwriting, margin of page 1)

Size: 38 x 25 cm
DCD/A/AB5   [19th century]
Language:  Text of statutes and related items in Latin
First prebendary's copy
Copy of Samuel Viner's text as DCD/A/AB1, marked in front cover "The First Canonry", and later "(The 4th Canonry)." Includes also at start an extract of the 1541 foundation charter. A few marginal notes include cross-references (mainly to the "reformata et correcta").
At p75 is pasted in an extract from the Foundation charter (taken from Hutchinson [the page ref given is to first edition, as on ECCO]). At p77 is pasted an extract from an Order in Council dated 21 Sep 1841 (corrected from 31 July 1841), amending chapter 19 [in light of 1840 Cathedrals Act which begins the reduction in number of prebendaries].
Size: 33 x 21 cm
DCD/A/AB6   [mid 19th century]
Language:  Text of statutes and related items in Latin, followed by English translation
Copy of Samuel Viner's text as DCD/A/AB1, and with identical (or very similar) pagination. This is followed by a translation, using the same translation (and chapter numbering etc) as DCD/A/AB3.
At p135 is a note by 'GW' [? George Waddington, dean 1840-1869] dated December 1841, stating, "In the original this leaf has been torn out - the pages running from 134 to 137."
Size: 33 x 22 cm
Forms part of 1956 Church Commission Durham Cathedral Estates deposit, reference CCD 161134.
DCD/A/AB7   [late 19th century]
Sixth prebendary's copy
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. These are followed by extracts from Chapter Act books relating to residences of deans and canons, 1794-1879 (in a different hand), including proposed regulations for canons' residences drawn up by [Henry] Jenkins [3rd stall], showing in red ink the amendments made by Great Chapter 20 Nov 1873.
The flyleaf notes that the book belongs to John Davie Eade, canon of sixth stall [1869-1881], dated 17 April 1876.
The Chapter Acts relating to residence are also available in typescript, at DCD/A/AB20.
Size: 32 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB8   [late 19th century]
Eleventh prebendary's copy
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. Pencil annotations relate to alternative translations and other notes. At the end is a page of "Private memoranda," relating to readings and celebrating at services, rights to take over the house of a vacant prebendal house on the suppression of a canonry, and to bell ringing.
The flyleaf and front cover note that the book belongs to Thomas Saunders Evans, canon of eleventh stall 1862-1889. Front cover is loose and part has been torn away.
Size: 32 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB9   [late 19th/early 20th century]
Minor canon's copy
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. Noted inside front cover as a minor canon's copy, allotted to G.W.A[nson] Firth [minor canon 1887 to c.1902], then to Arnold D Culley.
Size: 33 x 21 cm
DCD/A/AB10   [early 20th century]
Minor canon's copy
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. Noted inside front cover as minor canon's copy number 3 - slip of paper refers to its return from Arthur R Dolphin [minor canon from 1901] in 1913, and he also identifies the accounts in back of volume.
At the back of the book are personal payment/expense accounts for Jan-July 1892, identified as belonging to Revd Anson and Mrs Firth.
Size: 31 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB11   [early 20th century]
Minor canon's copy
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. Noted inside front cover as minor canon's copy number 6, and then belonging apparently to 4th Canonry.
Size: 31 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB12   [early 20th century]
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3
Size: 33 x 21 cm
DCD/A/AB13   [early 20th century]
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. With a few annotations and many passages scored through (as if for revision).
Size: 31 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB14   [early 20th century]
Translation of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB3. With many corrections and crossings out (as if preparing revised text). A partial index is included, after the printed letter and answers (below).
Bound in with the volume is a printed edition of Dean George Waddington's letter dated March 1853 to the archbishop of Canterbury, with detailed answers on the constitution, minor canons, schools, lay vicars, services, fabric, impropriate rectories, visitor, relationship with bishop, library, city of Durham, other Chapter livings, spiritual expenditure, seminaries and training schools.
Size: 31 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB15   [20th century]
Language:  Text of statutes and related items in Latin
Unbound copy
Transcript of Samuel Viner's text of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB1. Followed by extracts from the commission to draw up statutes (as at DCD 4.5.Reg.6) and notes thereon, and a brief list of corrections. Various corrections and notes are made in the course of the text.
1 folder
DCD/A/AB16   1802-1804
Language:  Text of statutes, charters and related items in Latin
1st prebendary's copy
Transcript of Samuel Viner's text of statutes and related texts (excluding act of Parliament), as DCD/A/AB1, with the following changes:
  • a shorter list of “loca reformata et correcta” adds an additional commentary (in English) on the statute De Presentia Ministrorum, in connection with the requirement that the minor canons hold only a single ecclesiastical benefice alongside their Cathedral service, suggesting that the restriction does not extend to curacies (p130-131)
  • note of collation with a book held by Cardinal Pole (as Surtees 143 p.190), followed by a note on Richard Marshall (Cathedral Registrar), and notes about the revision of statutes on 30 December 1556 (p.134-136)
  • subject index subscribed with note that [the statutes] have been written by I L[ambert] at Durham, 1802 (p.156)
  • foundation and endowment charters, subscribed with note of writing by I Lambert at Durham, 1804 (p.157-198)

Flyleaf notes that this volume belonged to Charles Cooper [1st stall, 1779-1804], dated 21 February 1803, and is followed by a [partial] list of New Foundation cathedrals
Size: 24 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB17   [19th century]
Language:  Text of statutes and related items in Latin, with some English translation
Transcript of Samuel Viner's text of statutes and related texts as DCD/A/AB1 (excluding the local statute on stipends, subject index and act of Parliament), with translation of chapters 21-22 (on Receiver and Treasurer). The translation uses similar language to that in DCD/A/AB3, but with phrases differently ordered.
Includes note of collation with Cardinal Pole's book and account of 1556 statute revision, as in DCD/A/AB16. Loose at back, note (in English) on need for majority of Chapter to make decisions, excluding any who are absent.
Size: 21 x 17 cm
DCD/A/AB18   [mid 18th century]
Language:  Text of statutes, charters and related items in Latin
Sixth prebendary's copy
Copy of statutes, in Latin but numbered as DCD/A/AB3. Preceded by texts of Foundation and Endowment charters, and followed by prayers for Grammar School (but not the other prayers), loca corecta [sic] et reformata, local statute on stipends, and contents list.
At back are a few additional notes, a table of values [? for calculating fines on leases] and an incomplete mathematical (or ? astronomical) sketch.
Inscriptions on flyleaves recount transmission through holders of sixth stall, from Charles Weston (1768, inheriting it from Henry Bland) to Arthur Lillingston (1914).
Size: 34 x 21 cm
DCD/A/AB19   1761 x 1767
Language:  Text of statutes, charters and related items in Latin
11th prebendary's copy
Transcript of Samuel Viner's text of statutes and related texts, as DCD/A/AB1 (excluding act of Parliament), with addition of note re collation with Cardinal Pole's book and account of 1556 statute revision, as in DCD/A/AB16.
Inscriptions at start recount transmission through holders of eleventh stall, from Charles Weston (1792) to George Richards (1928). Noted that copy made from that belonging to 12th stall, temp. Thomas Burton [12th stall, 1761-1767].
Size: 33 x 21 cm
DCD/A/AB20   [1879]
Typescript of extracts from Chapter Act books relating to residences of deans and canons, 1794-1879, copied from DCD/A/AB7
1 folder
DCD/A/AB21   [mid/late 18th century]
Language:  Statutes and other texts in Latin
7th, later 10th prebendary's copy
Copy of statutes in Latin, numbered and with additional texts as DCD/A/AB4 (without the marginal notes), with a decorated title page and “Statuta Ecclesia Dunelmens'” on spine. With (loose) list of prebendaries of 10th stall including biographical notes, from Ralph Blakiston to Leslie Owen [1936-ca.1944]
Inscriptions for holders of 7th stall, from Newton Ogle [1768-1804] to Henry Douglas [1834-1859], followed by holders of 10th stall from Henry Baker Tristram [1873-1906] to Charles James Stranks [?1958-1973], noted by Tristram as a gift from [George] Bland, sub-dean
Size: 25 x 20 cm
DCD/A/AB22   
J.G. Wilson's copy
Translation of statutes and related texts as in DCD/A/AB3, with marginal notes. Statutes etc are followed (after p.100) by:
  • News cuttings relating to Cathedral Commission report on Durham Cathedral, ca.1880s
  • Letters and legal opinion concerning rights of Dean and Chapter as Guardians of the Spiritualities sede vacante, 1890
  • News cuttings reporting court judgments in various cases involving cathedrals, viz Bristol Cathedral 1895 (dispute with organist) and Hereford Cathedral 1897 (dispute with vicars choral)

With John George Wilson's bookplate, and news cutting listing bishops (with university, age, salary and politics) [1885] inside front cover
Size:
Revisions of the statutes
Reference: DCD/A/AC
Dates of creation: 1854-2000
Extent: 3 boxes

The cathedral's statutes and ordinances (later, constitution and statutes) were revised and reissued as follows:
14 September 1841minor revisions by Order in Council, under the Cathedrals Act 1840 (which suspended 6 canonries and abolished the corps lands belonging to the separate stalls), as at DDR/EA/BEP/4/7
1884following report by the Cathedral Commissioners
1937by Order in Council under the Cathedral Measures 1931 and 1934 (with amendment in 1958)
1966by Order in Council under the Cathedrals Measure 1963
1986, 1993 and 1997by Orders in Council under the Cathedrals Measure 1976 (minor revisions)
2000under the Cathedrals Measure 1999


DCD/A/AC/1/1-3   1853-1854
Items relating to the Cathedral Commissioners of 1852-1854, which reported on cathedral statutes but made no recommendations for changes at Durham:
/1. Answers from Dean and Chapter to question on visitations (including notes of records of visitations within Cathedral Library)
/2. Printed and bound copy of Dean Waddington's letter and Dean and Chapter's replies to Commission under 15 headings, with tables of impropriate rectories (where Chapter owns rectorial tithes), and of livings in patronage of Chapter. Spine title, “Durham Cathedral Constitution”. With inscriptions by Richardson Peele [Registrar] and George Bland [Archdeacon of Northumberland and 1st stall], and armorial bookplate of John Crawford Hodgson dated 1908
/3. Printed item, First report of Her Majesty's Commissioners, appointed November 10, A.D. 1852, to inquire into the state and condition of the cathedral and colleagiate churches in England and Wales (Command Paper, HMSO, 1854)

DCD/A/AC/1A/1-5   [1850s-1870s]
Miscellaneous items relating to other commissions or enquiries before 1884:
/1. Proposed new statutes for Canterbury Cathedral (printed), undated [post-1840 Cathedrals Act)
/2-3. Notes on visitation arrangements under [pre-1884] Durham statutes and at Lichfield
/4. Dean's replies to questions from Ecclesiastical Commissioners concerning cathedral officers, 1867
/5. Rough notes for proposed statute for Ely, 'agreed to by the Commission' [?1854]

DCD/A/AC/2/1-6   ca.1880 and 1884
Items relating to revised statutes of 1884, all printed except as noted:
/1-2. Reports from Cathedral Establishments Commission summarising recommendations for statute revision in relation to various cathedrals (from comments on the office of official of the officialty, these pre-date division of the diocese in 1882, but perhaps formed part of the process leading to 1884 statute revision)
/3. Manuscript notes, apparently a draft for above recommendations (for instance, identifical wording used in relation to making the summer chapter moveable)
/4. Revised statutes and ordinances of 1884
/5. Report from Cathedral Commission on Durham, including appendix of letters from bishop, dean and canons, 1884
/6. Newcastle Chapter Act 1884

DCD/A/AC/3/1-3   1922-[ca.1925]
Printed and typescript items relating to work of the Church Assembly Cathedrals Commission: see Church of England Record Centre catalogue, archival ref CA/COM/CC/1. The Commission's report led to the Cathedrals Measure 1931.
/1. Memorandum by bishop of Durham, with proposals for annexing the deanery and four canonries to university professorships, for increasing the annual payment to Durham School and other matters, [1922]
/2. Report of sub-commission IV (of the Cathedrals Commission), into bishop's scheme and other proposals for Durham Cathedral, 1925
/3. Replies from dean and chapter to questionnaire from the Cathedrals Commission, [1925x1930, dated partly from internal evidence]

DCD/A/AC/4   1930s
File of "papers relating to visit of Cathedral Commissioners," mainly re revision of statutes
/1. Letter from Cathedral Commissioners concerning wording for draft statutes
/2. Commissioners' report and revised statutes dated 1884 (as DCD/A/AC2), amended as basis for new draft statutes
/3-9. Successive drafts and revisions of statutes, some with annotations or further corrections. Includes letter from Bishop Henson to Dean, and memorandum of discussion between Dean and Commissioners, March 1935 - July 1936
/10-16. Copies of revised or draft statutes from other cathedrals (Manchester, Chester, St Paul's, Bristol and Wells
/17. Copy of Order in Council of 8 June 1937, including revised Constitution and Statutes
/18-24. Notes, correspondence and minutes relating to other matters, specifically annual meeting of deans and enquiry into weekday choral services, fabric funds, clergy pensions and vacation of cathedral offices, disposal of decanal and canonical residences, and residence requirements at Durham and elsewhere, 1934

3 folders
DCD/A/AC/5/1-3   8 June 1937 and 19 December 1958
Two copies of Order in Council of 8 June 1937 (containing Constitution and Statutes of 1937), amended in accordance with Order in Council of 19 December 1958
DCD/A/AC/6   February 1960 to December 1963
Correspondence and papers relating to drafting and passing of Cathedrals Measure 1963. This measure established a Cathedrals Commission of the Church Assembly, for the purpose of revising statutes, taking over the payment of certain stipends by Church Commissioners and other provisions relating to statutes, property and finance of cathedrals. Durham Cathedral's Chapter Clerk served on the Church Assembly's Revision Committees for the measure, and then on the Cathedrals Commission itself.
See file DCD/A/AC7 for the work of the Commission, and DCD/A/AC8 for the final revised statutes for Durham.
4 folders
DCD/A/AC/7   April 1963 to March 1966
Chapter Clerk's file of correspondence, notes and drafts in relation to statute revision for Durham. The Chapter Clerk (Admiral Laybourne) was a member of the Cathedrals Commission. The Durham statutes were the first to be revised under the Cathedrals Measure 1963, for which see file DCD/A/AC6.
Drafts were considered by Chapter and submitted to Sub-Commission no.2 of the Cathedrals Commission in 1963, before being put before the full Commission in 1964, and by them to the Church Assembly in 1965, before approval by Order in Council in 1966.
5 folders
DCD/A/AC/8/1-3   10 March 1966
Sealed and printed copies of Order in Council with new Constitution and Statutes
DCD/A/AC/9   June 1971 - August 1973
  • Proposal at Deans and Provosts conference with letter, relating to a standing commission for the revision of cathedral statutes, 1971
  • Letter from dean enclosing statute amendment schemes from York and Norwich, 1973

DCD/A/AC/10/1-2   5 November 1986
Signed and printed copy of Order in Council with amendments to Constitution (relating to number of Canon Professors and compulsory retirement of Honorary Canons)
DCD/A/AC/11   29 September 1993
No files seem to survive relating to this revision, and a copy of the relevant Order in Council is not held among the Durham Diocesan Records.
NONE (not held)
DCD/A/AC/12   1992-1997
Confidential file relating to potential charitable bequest, in connection with following statute revision (closed 30 years)
DCD/A/AC/13   December 1995 to December 1997
Papers relating to Order in Council of 17 December 1997 (as at DDR/EA/BEP/4/856), which amended the constitution and statutes to allow the appointment of Canon Theologians (not necessarily Anglican), who can be attached to research fellowships or academic posts within Durham or another university (Constitution section 5, and new statute XI)
DCD/A/AC/14/1-2   February-April 2000
Two copies of sealed instrument of the Transitional Council of Durham Cathedral (as Cathedrals Measure 1999, schedule 1), with new constitution and statutes for Durham Cathedral. Also consent of bishop of Durham and appointment of commencement date by archbishops of Canterbury and York
Other regulatory documents
Reference: DCD/A/AD
Dates of creation: ca.1880-1916
Extent: 1 folder
Miscellaneous documents relating to regulations and observance of statutes

DCD/A/AD1   [pre-1884]
Typescript of note from Dean proposing that a manual of the constitution be drawn up and that the statutes be edited and published, (undated but apparently pre-dates revised statutes of 1884)
DCD/A/AD2   [pre-1884]
Draft bye-laws for procedure in Chapter meetings, (undated, but reference to statute 39 suggests it pre-dates 1884 revision)
DCD/A/AD3   1894
Printed notes on rules relating to residence and service within the cathedral, drawn from statutes and previous Chapter decisions or practice, for the use of a Committee of Chapter
DCD/A/AD4   1916
Printed notice of regulations regarding preaching and service duties within the cathedral
Members of Chapter
Reference: DCD/A/B
Extent: 1 metre
Records of the dean and major canons (prebendaries), who together make up the chapter and are responsible for the governance of the cathedral
The names of deans and major canons, with brief biographical information, are recorded in P.Mussett, Lists of deans and major canons of Durham, 1541-1900 (The Prior's Kitchen, Durham, 1974)
Similar information (up to 1857) is recorded online at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=228 or in Joyce M. Horn, David M. Smith, Patrick Mussett, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 11 (Institute of Historical Research, 2004)

Collations
Reference: DCD/A/BA
Dates of creation: 1579-1962
Extent: 4 boxes
Records of collations of the deanery and canons' stalls to members of Chapter. See also Installation Books at DCD/C/A.
Parts previously listed as part of 'Loose Papers' class 11, other items from 'St Helens' deposit

DCD/A/BA/1   1579
Thomas Wilson, dean, 1580-81
/1. Copy of Royal letters patent of appointment, 1579

DCD/A/BA/2   1596
William James, dean, 1596-1606
/1. Copy of appointment of proxies with copy of Bishop's institution, 19 May 1596 and 3 June 1596
/2. Copy of Bishop's institution with copy of mandate, undated
/3. Draft chapter act recording installation, 5 June 1596

DCD/A/BA/3   1606
Adam Newton, dean, 1606-20
/1. Copy of royal letters of appointment and grant of dispensation from residence, 15 September 1606
/2. Schedule of institution, 17 September 1606
/3. Draft of schedule of institution
/4. Copy of institution, 17 September 1606
/5. Copy of Bishop's letter confirming institution, 17 September 1606
/6. Draft of Bishop's mandate, 1606
/7. Draft of appointment of proxies, 1606
/8. Oath taken by Canon Ewbank as proxy, 1606

DCD/A/BA/4   1620
Richard Hunt, dean, 1620-38
/1. Oath taken, 1620
/2. Copy of oath
/3. Dean's consent to confirmation of Bishop's appointment of William Philipson as bailiff of Stanhope, 16 October 1626

DCD/A/BA/5   1639
Walter Balcanquall, dean, 1639-45
/1. Royal mandate to D&C to pay all monies due to new dean, 6 April 1639

DCD/A/BA/6   
[John Barwick, dean, 1660-61]
/1. Paper book containing installation details for 1660-61

DCD/A/BA/7   1661
John Sudbury, dean, 1662-84
/1. Royal mandate to assign stall, 17 December 1661

DCD/A/BA/8   1691
Thomas Comber, dean, 1691-99
/1. Mandate for induction, 9 May 1691

DCD/A/BA/9   1692
John Montague, 11th stall, 1692-1700
/1. Mandate for induction, April 1692

DCD/A/BA/10   1692
Theophilus Pickering, 4th stall, 1692-1700
/1. Mandate for induction, 28 April 1692
/2. Appointment of proxy, May 1692

DCD/A/BA/11   1694
James Finney, 3rd stall, 1694-1727
/1. Appointment of proxy, 22 November 1694

DCD/A/BA/12   1695
Fitzherbert Adams, 10th stall, 1695-1711
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 June 1695

DCD/A/BA/13   1695
Henry Dobson, 6th stall, 1695-1718
/1. Mandate for induction, 8 January 1695

DCD/A/BA/14   1696
John Bowes, 5th stall, 1696-1712
/1. Mandate for induction, 23 March 1696

DCD/A/BA/15   1700
Theophilus Pickering, 11th stall, 1700-11
/1. Mandate for induction, 20 January 1700
/2. Appointment of proxy, 22 January 1700

DCD/A/BA/16   1700
John Montague, dean, 1700-28
/1. Draft letter congratulating and offering duty to Montague and re. contracts for sealing, January 1700
/2. Copy of letter from Montague to D&C re. installation, with reply, 22 January 1700
/3. Appointment of proxies, 22 January 1700

DCD/A/BA/17   1700
John Montague, dean, 1700-1728
/1. Drafts for induction mandate and proxy, January 1700
/2. Mandate for induction, 19 January 1700
/3. Appointment of proxy, 22 January 1700

DCD/A/BA/18   1700
Philip Falle, 4th stall, 1700-42
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 January 1700

DCD/A/BA/19   1704
Robert Offley, 8th stall, 1704-43
/1. Collation and installation, 22 July 1704
/2. Mandate for induction, 22 July 1704

DCD/A/BA/20   1710
William Hartwell, 9th stall, 1710-11
/1. Mandate for induction, 6 February 1710
/2. Copy act of of installation, 7 February 1710

DCD/A/BA/21
NUMBER NOT USED
DCD/A/BA/22   1711
Thomas Eden, 9th stall, 1711-15
/1. Mandate for induction, 25 July 1711

DCD/A/BA/23   1711
Fitzherbert Adams, 11th stall, 1711-19
/1. Mandate for induction, 3 April 1711
/2. Appointment of proxy, 3 April 1711

DCD/A/BA/24   1719
Sir John Dolben, 11th stall, 1719-56
/1. Mandate for induction, 17 July 1719
/2. Dean's consent to installation, 14 July 1719

DCD/A/BA/24A   1719
William Watts, 6th stall, 1719-1737
/1. Dean's consent to installation, 30 July 1719

DCD/A/BA/25   1721
Thomas Mangey, 5th stall, 1721-22
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 May 1721

DCD/A/BA/26   1722
Thomas Rundle, 1st stall, 1722
/1. Mandate for induction, 23 January 1722

DCD/A/BA/27   1722
Thomas Rundle, 12th stall, 1722-35
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 November 1722

DCD/A/BA/28   1724
Martin Benson, 2nd stall, 1724-52
/1. Mandate for induction, 25 January 1724
/2. Appointment of proxy, 25 January 1724

DCD/A/BA/29   1727
John Johnson, 9th stall, 1727-61
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 January 1727

DCD/A/BA/30   1727
Thomas Secker, 3rd stall, 1727-50
/1. Mandate for induction, 3 June 1727
/2. Appointment of proxies, 8 June 1727

DCD/A/BA/31   1728
Henry Bland, dean, 1728-46
/1. Mandate for induction, 12 March 1728

DCD/A/BA/32   1732
Thomas Sharp, 10th stall, 1732-58
/1. Mandate for induction, 18 October 1732
/2. Appointment of proxies, 19 October 1732
/3. Letter from Sharp to D&C registrar, 19 October 1732

DCD/A/BA/33   1735
Wadham Chandler, 12th stall, 1735-8
/1. Mandate for induction, 14 July 1735

DCD/A/BA/34   1737
Henry Bland, 6th stall, 1737-68
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 May 1737

DCD/A/BA/35   1738
Wadham Knatchbull, 12th stall, 1738-56
/1. Mandate for induction, 26 January 1738
/2. Letter from Knatchbull requesting Dean's consent to his installation, with Dean's consent 12 June 1738, 6 June 1738

DCD/A/BA/36   1742
James Gisborne, 4th stall, 1742-59
/1. Copy of Bishop's collation of Gisborne to 4th Stall, 22 May 1742
/2. Mandate for induction, 22 May 1742

DCD/A/BA/37   1742
James Leslie, 8th stall, 1743-55
/1. Mandate for induction, 6 June 1742

DCD/A/BA/38   1743
Robert Stillingfleet, 5th stall, 1743-59
/1. Mandate for induction, 27 June 1743

DCD/A/BA/39   1746
Spencer Cowper, dean, 1746-74
/1. Mandate for induction, 14 July 1746

DCD/A/BA/40   1750
Thomas Chapman, 3rd stall, 1751-60
/1. Mandate for induction, 12 December 1750

DCD/A/BA/41   1754
Joseph Spence, 7th stall, 1754-68
/1. Mandate for induction, 21 March 1754

DCD/A/BA/42   1755
William Warburton, 1st stall, 1755-79
/1. Appointment of proxies, 22 March 1755
/2. Copy of letter to Dean re. installation of Warburton's proxy, 11 April 1755

DCD/A/BA/43   1755
Jaques Sterne, 2nd stall, 1755-59
/1. Mandate for induction, 17 May 1755
/2. Appointment of proxy, 27 May 1755

DCD/A/BA/44   1755
Robert Lowth, 8th stall, 1755-77
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 October 1755

DCD/A/BA/45   1756
Wadham Knatchbull, 11th stall, 1757-60
/1. Mandate for induction, 25 December 1756

DCD/A/BA/46   1757
Samuel Dickens, 12th stall, 1757-61
/1. Mandate for induction, 3 January 1757

DCD/A/BA/47   1758
Henry Vane, 10th stall, 1758-94
/1. Mandate for induction, 25 March 1758

DCD/A/BA/48   1759
William Markham, 2nd stall, 1759-71
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 June 1759
/2. Letter from Dean to D&C re. promotion of Markham to 2nd stall, 8 July 1759

DCD/A/BA/49   1759
James Douglas, 5th stall, 1759
/1. Mandate for induction, 15 August 1759

DCD/A/BA/50   1759
James Douglas, 4th stall, 1759-80
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 October 1759

DCD/A/BA/51   1759
Samuel Terrick, 5th stall, 1759-61
/1. Mandate for induction, 4 December 1759

DCD/A/BA/52   1760
Thomas Burton, 3rd stall, 1760-61
/1. Mandate for induction, 18 August 1760

DCD/A/BA/53   1761
Samuel Dickens, 11th stall, 1761-91
/1. Mandate for induction, 16 March 1761
/2. Appointment of proxies, 17 March 1761

DCD/A/BA/54   1761
Thomas Burton, 12th stall, 1761-67
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 May 1761
/2. Appointment of proxies, 7 May 1761

DCD/A/BA/55   1761
Gideon Murray, 3rd stall, 1761-78
/1. Mandate for induction, 18 August 1761

DCD/A/BA/56   1761
John Moore, 5th stall, 1761-75
/1. Manfate for installation, 21 September 1761

DCD/A/BA/57   1762
Samuel Dickens, Archdeacon of Durham, 1762-91
/1. Mandate for induction, 2 January 1762

DCD/A/BA/58   1762
Charles Morgan, 9th stall, 1762-64
/1. Mandate for induction, 19 February 1762
/2. Appointment of proxies, 20 February 1762

DCD/A/BA/59   1762
John Sharp, Archdeacon of Northumberland, 162-91
/1. Mandate for induction, 21 April 1762

DCD/A/BA/60   1764
Charles Weston, 9th stall, 1764-68
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 August 1764

DCD/A/BA/61   1767
Edmund Law, 12th stall, 1767-69
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 August 1767

DCD/A/BA/62   1768
Charles Weston, 6th stall, 1768-92
/1. Mandate for intsallation, 1 August 1768

DCD/A/BA/63   1768
John Sharp, 9th stall, 1768-91
/1. Mandate for induction, 8 August 1768

DCD/A/BA/64   1768
Newton Ogle, 7th stall, 1768-1804
/1. Mandate for induction, 26 October 1768

DCD/A/BA/65   1769
John Ross, 12th stall, 1769-1778
/1. Mandate for induction, 8 March 1769

DCD/A/BA/66   1771
Thomas Dampier, 2nd stall, 1771-73
/1. Mandate for induction, 27 February 1771

DCD/A/BA/67   1773
Henry Egerton, 2nd stall, 1773-95
/1. Mandate for induction, 3 March 1773

DCD/A/BA/68   1774
Thomas Dampier, dean, 1774-77
/1. Mandate for induction, 21 April 1774

DCD/A/BA/69   1775
Thomas Fothergill, 5th stall, 1775-96
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 May 1775
/2. Appointment of proxies, 10 May 1775

DCD/A/BA/70   1777
Richard Kaye, 8th stall, 1777-84
/1. Mandate for induction, 23 June 1777

DCD/A/BA/71   1777
William Digby, dean, 1777-88
/1. Mandate for induction, 18 September 1777

DCD/A/BA/72   1778
Richard Fawcett, 3rd stall, 1778-82
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 July 1778

DCD/A/BA/73   1778
Thomas Dampier, 12th stall, 1778-1808/9
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 February 1778

DCD/A/BA/74   1779
Charles Cooper, 1st stall, 1779-1804
/1. Mandate for induction, 29 August 1779

DCD/A/BA/75   1780
Francis Henry Egerton, 4th stall, 1780-1829
/1. Mandate for induction, 13 November 1780

DCD/A/BA/76   1782
Henry Chaytor, 3rd stall, 1782-89
/1. Mandate for induction, 24 July 1782

DCD/A/BA/77   1784
Charles Poyntz, 8th stall, 1784-1809
/1. Mandate for induction, 12 January 1784

DCD/A/BA/78   1789
Phipps Weston, 3rd stall, 1789-94
/1. Mandate for induction, 16 July 1789

DCD/A/BA/79   1792
Reynold Gideon Bouyer, 9th stall, 1792-96
/1. Mandate for induction, 2 July 1792

DCD/A/BA/80   1792
Charles Weston, 11th stall, 1792-1801
/1. Mandate for induction, 4 June 1792

DCD/A/BA/81   1792
Thomas Burgess, 6th stall, 1792-1820
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 June 1792

DCD/A/BA/82   1794
Robert Price, 3rd stall, 1794-1804
/1. Mandate for induction, 28 April 1794

DCD/A/BA/83   1794
James Cornwallis, dean, 1794-1824
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 February 1794

DCD/A/BA/84   1794
Francis Haggitt, 10th stall, 1794-1825
/1. Mandate for induction, 23 June 1794

DCD/A/BA/85   1795
Henry Bathurst, 2nd stall, 1795-1805
/1. Mandate for induction, 6 April 1795
/2. Appointment of proxies, 6 April 1795

DCD/A/BA/86   1796
George Barrington, 9th stall, 1796-1801
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 September 1796

DCD/A/BA/87   
Reynold Gideon Bouyer, 5th stall, 1796-1804
/1. Mandate for induction, 21.9.1796

DCD/A/BA/88   1801
David Durell, 9th stall, 1801-09
/1. Mandate for induction, 4 December 1801

DCD/A/BA/89   1801
George Barrington, 11st stall, 1801-29
/1. Mandate for induction, 16 November 1801

DCD/A/BA/90   1804
Robert Price, 5th stall, 1804-1823
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 November 1804

DCD/A/BA/91   1804
Reynold Gideon Bouyer, 1st stall, 1804-26
/1. Mandate for induction, 5 November 1804

DCD/A/BA/92   1804
Robert Gray, 7th stall, 1804-34
/1. Mandate for induction, 17 January 1804

DCD/A/BA/93   1804
Richard Prosser, 3rd stall, 1804-39
/1. Mandate for induction, 13 November 1804

DCD/A/BA/94   1805
Thomas Zouch, 2nd stall, 1805-15
/1. Mandate for induction, 26 April 1805

DCD/A/BA/95   1808
Richard Prosser, archdeaconry of Durham
/1. Mandate for induction, 16 April 1808

DCD/A/BA/96   1809
Henry Phillpotts, 9th stall, 1809-15
/1. Mandate for induction, 24 July 1809

DCD/A/BA/97   1809
Anchitel Grey, 12th stall, 1809-20
/1. Mandate for induction, 25 January 1809

DCD/A/BA/98   1809
David Durell, 8th stall, 1809-52
/1. Mandate for induction, 21 July 1809

DCD/A/BA/99   1815
Henry Phillpotts, 2nd stall, 1815-20
/1. Mandate for induction, 30 December 1815

DCD/A/BA/100   1816
William Nicholas Darnell, 9th stall, 1816-20
/1. Mandate for induction, 12 January 1816

DCD/A/BA/101   1820
Thomas Burgess, 2nd stall, 1820-25
/1. Mandate for induction, 24 October 1820

DCD/A/BA/102   1820
John Bird Sumner, 9th stall, 1820-26
/1. Mandate for induction, 4 November 1820

DCD/A/BA/103   1820
William Nicholas Darnell, 6th stall, 1820-31
/1. Mandate for induction, 28 October 1820

DCD/A/BA/104   1820
John Savile Ogle, 12th stall, 1820-53
/1. Collation and institution, 15 November 1820
/2. Mandate for induction, 15 November 1820

DCD/A/BA/105
NUMBER NOT USED
DCD/A/BA/106   1823
THomas Gisborne, 5th stall, 1823-26
/1. Mandate for induction, 15 April 1823

DCD/A/BA/107   1824
Charles Henry Hall, dean, 1824-27
/1. Mandate for induction, 26 February 1824

DCD/A/BA/108   1825
John Banks Jenkinson, 2nd stall, 1825-27
/1. Admission and institution, 4 August 1825
/2. Mandate for induction, 4 August 1825

DCD/A/BA/109
NUMBER NOT USED
DCD/A/BA/110   1825
George Townsend, 10th stall, 1825-57
/1. Mandate for induction, 2 August 1825

DCD/A/BA/111   1826
Thomas Singleton, archdeaconry of Northumberland, 1826-1842
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 February 1826

DCD/A/BA/112   1826
John Bird Sumner, 5th stall, 1826-27
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 May 1826

DCD/A/BA/113   1826
Thomas Gisborne, 1st stall, 1826-46
/1. Mandate for induction, 6 May 1826

DCD/A/BA/114   1826
William Stephen Gilly, 9th stall, 1826-55
/1. Mandate for induction, 13 May 1826

DCD/A/BA/115   1827
John Banks Jenkinson, dean, 1827-40
/1. Mandate for induction, 30 June 1827

DCD/A/BA/116   1827
John Bird Sumner, 2nd stall, 1827-48
/1. Mandate for induction, 18 June 1827
/2. Appointment of proxy, 26 June 1827

DCD/A/BA/117   1827
Gerald Valerian Wellesley, 5th stall, 1827-48
/1. Mandate for induction, 18 July 1827

DCD/A/BA/118   1829
Thomas Gaisford, 4th stall, 1829
/1. Mandate for induction, 24 February 1829

DCD/A/BA/119   1831
Samuel Smith, 11th stall, 1831-41
/1. Mandate for induction, 14 October 1831

DCD/A/BA/120   1831
Charles Thorp, Archdeacon of Durham, 1831-62
/1. Declaration of conformity to COE, 6 December 1831
/2. Certificate by the bishop of Thorp's subscription and oath on his collation to the archdeaconry, 6 December 1831
/3. Mandate for induction, 6 December 1831

DCD/A/BA/121   1831
Henry Phillpotts, 6th stall, 1831-69
/1. Mandate for induction. Attached- appointment of proxies, 23 February 1831

DCD/A/BA/122   1839
Henry Jenkyns, 3rd stall, 1839-78
/1. Mandate for induction, 21 October 1839

DCD/A/BA/123   1840
George Waddington, dean, 1840-69
/1. Mandate for induction, 22 September 1840

DCD/A/BA/124   1844
George Bland, Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, 1844-53?
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 May 1844

DCD/A/BA/125   1863
Edward Prest, 4th stall (and archdeaconry of Durham), 1863-1882
/1. Mandate for induction, 12 January 1863
/2. Certificate of oaths and subscriptions, 12 January 1863

DCD/A/BA/126
NUMBER NOT USED
DCD/A/BA/127   1878
Adam Storey Farrar, 3rd stall, 1878-1905
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 May 1878
/2. Copy of oath (under cathedral statutes), [17 May 1878]
/3. Note of Dr Farrar's offices, [May 1878]

DCD/A/BA/128   1880
Henry William Watkins, 1st stall and archdeaconry of Northumberland, 1880-82
/1. Mandate for induction, 20 March 1880
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 20 March 1880
/3. Copy of declaration to be read in cathedral, [20 March 1880]

DCD/A/BA/129   1882
Henry William Watkins, 6th stall and archdeaconry of Auckland, 1882
/1-2. Mandates for induction to canonry and archdeaconry: mandate for induction into archdeaconry used as draft for Robert Long, [1882], as DCD/A/BA/132., 4 June 1882
/3-4. Certificates of subscriptions and oaths (to canonry and archdeaconry), 4 June 1882
/5. Copy of declaration to be read in cathedral (used as draft for declaration on installation to 4th stall and archdeaconry of Durham), [4 June 1882]

DCD/A/BA/130   1882
Henry William Watkins, 4th stall and archdeaconry of Durham, 1882-1922
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 November 1882
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 11 November 1882
/3. Copy of declaration to be read in cathedral, [11 Nov 1882]

DCD/A/BA/131   1882
George Hans Hamilton, 1st stall, 1882-1905
/1. Mandate for induction, 14 November 1882
/2. Copy of declaration to be read in cathedral, [14 Nov 1882]

DCD/A/BA/132   1882
Robert Long, archdeaconry of Auckland, 1882-1908
/1. Mandate for induction, 30 November 1882
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 30 November 1882

DCD/A/BA/133   1883
George Body, 6th stall, 1883-1911
/1. Mandate for induction, 6 April 1883
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 6 April 1883
/3. Copy of declaration to be read in cathedral, [6 Apr 1883]

DCD/A/BA/134   1889
Herbert Kynaston, 11th stall, 1889-1910
/1. Mandate for induction, 29 July 1889
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 29 July 1889

DCD/A/BA/135   1894
George William Kitchin, dean, 1894-1912
/1. Draft of admission and institution (based on institution of Dean Lake 1869), November 1894
/2-3. Two drafts of mandate for induction (one endorsed with date of engrossment), 15 November 1894
/4-5. Draft and sealed copy of certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 16 November 1894
/6. Copy of oath taken at installation, 17 November 1894
/7. Copy of declaration read in the cathedral (endorsed with note of reading and of order of services), 18 November 1894
/8. Draft for acceptance by bishop of William Lake's resignation of the deanery (based on resignation of see by Charles Baring in 1879), November 1894

DCD/A/BA/136   1905
Richard John Knowling, 3rd stall, 1905-1919
/1. Mandate for induction, 17 October 1905

DCD/A/BA/137   1906
George Nickson, 10th stall, 1906-1914
/1. Mandate for induction, 11 June 1906
/2. Copy of declaration to be read in cathedral (adapted from declaration of Herbert Kynaston on installation to 11th stall, 1889), June 1906

DCD/A/BA/138   1908
Edwin Price, archdeaconry of Auckland, 1908-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 1 February 1908

DCD/A/BA/139   1910
Alfred Hamilton Cruickshank, 11th stall, 1910-1927
/1. Letter from bishop's secretary (at Chapter Office) to Cruickshank re date of institution, 4 October 1910
/2. Printed forms for declarations and oaths
/3. Institution, 13 October 1910
/4. Appointment as professor of Greek and Classical Literature in the university of Durham, 13 October 1910
/5. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 13 October 1910
/6. Mandate for induction, 13 October 1910
/7. Envelope for above documents, 13 October 1910

DCD/A/BA/140   1911
Alfred Robert Tucker, 6th stall, 1911-1914
/1. Collation and institution, 28 July 1911
/2. Mandate for induction, 28 July 1911
/3. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 28 July 1911
/6. Typescript notes on installation of a canon (apparently drawn up for Alfred Cruickshank 1910 and annotated for Alred Tucker 1911)
/5. Envelope for above documents, 28 July 1911

DCD/A/BA/141   1914
Herbert Hensley Henson, deanery, 1913-1918
/1-2. Drafts of admission and institution, and of mandate for installlation, 2 January 1914
/3. Mandate for induction, 2 January 1914

DCD/A/BA/142   1914
Percy Augustus Derry, archdeaconry of Auckland, 1914-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 9 April 1914

DCD/A/BA/143   1914
Arthur Blackwell Goulburn Lillingston, 6th stall, 1914-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 25 August 1914

DCD/A/BA/144   1914
John Nathaniel Quirk, 10th stall, 1914-1922
/1. Mandate for induction (canonry not numbered in mandate, 10th stall identified from installation book DCD/C/A/5), 8 July 1914

DCD/A/BA/145   1918
James Edward Cowell Welldon, deanery, 1918-1933
/1. Presentation (by Crown), 17 June 1918
/2. Admission and institution, 25 July 1918
/3. Mandate for induction, 25 July 1918
/4. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 25 July 1918
/5. Envelope originally containing papers, 25 July 1918
/6. Printed order of service for institution and installation in cathedral, 25 July 1918

DCD/A/BA/146   1919
Dawson Walker, 3rd stall, 1919-1934
/1. Mandate for induction, 7 July 1919

DCD/A/BA/147   1922
John Nathaniel Quirk, 4th stall, 1922-1924
/1. Mandate for induction, 17 October 1922

DCD/A/BA/148   1922
Percy Augustus Derry, 10th stall, 1922-1929
/1. Mandate for induction, 8 December 1922

DCD/A/BA/149   1924
Samuel Kirshbaum Knight, 4th stall, 1924-1932
/1. Mandate for induction, 16 July 1924

DCD/A/BA/150   1927
George Chatterton Richards, 11th stall, 1927-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 9 July 1927
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 9 July 1927

DCD/A/BA/151   1929
Alfred Edward John Rawlinson, 10th stall and archdeaconry of Auckland, 1929-1936
/1. Mandate for induction to canonry, 14 January 1929
/2. Mandate for induction to archdeaconry, 14 January 1929

DCD/A/BA/152   1932
James Geoffrey Gordon, 4th stall, 1932-1939
/1. Mandate for induction, 15 October 1932

DCD/A/BA/153   1933
Cyril Argentine Alington, deanery, 1933-1951
/1. Admission and institution, 26 April 1933
/2. Mandate for induction, 26 April 1933

DCD/A/BA/154   1934
Oliver Chase Quick, 3rd stall, 1934-1940
/1. Mandate for induction, 10 July 1934

DCD/A/BA/154A   5 May 1936
Leslie Owen (Archdeacon of Auckland), mandate for induction to 10th stall
DCD/A/BA/154B   15 January 1939
Egbert de Grey Lucas, mandate for induction to archdeaconry of Durham and 4th stall
DCD/A/BA/155   1940
Arthur Michael Ramsey, 3rd stall, 1940-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 27 January 1940

DCD/A/BA/156   1943
Stanley Laurence Greenslade, 11th stall, 1943-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 14 July 1943
/2-3. Copies of appointment as Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in University of Durham with 11th canonry annexed, and of institution (endorsed with note that originals returned to Canon Greenslade), 14 July 1943

DCD/A/BA/157   1944
David Colin Dunlop, 10th stall and archdeaconry of Auckland, 1944-???
/1. Mandate for induction to canonry, 20 March 1944
/2. Mandate for induction to archdeaconry, 20 March 1944

DCD/A/BA/157A   1951
John Herbert Severn Wild, deanery, 1951-1973
/1. Manuscript and typescript orders for installation of dean, with covering letter relating to ceremony, 28 September 1951

DCD/A/BA/158   1953
John Oldcastle Cobham, 4th stall and archdeaconry of Durham, 1954-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 9 October 1953

DCD/A/BA/159   1954
Charles James Stranks, 6th stall, 1954-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 1 January 1954

DCD/A/BA/160   1958
Charles James Stranks, 10th stall and archdeaconry of Auckland, 1958-???
/1. Mandate for induction to archdeaconry, 28 June 1958
/2. Mandate for induction to canonry, 17 October 1958
/3. Envelope for papers, 17 October 1958

DCD/A/BA/161   1958
Henry Ernest William Turner, 3rd stall, 1958-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 17 October 1958
/2. Appointment as Van Mildert Professor of Divinity in University of Durham and to 3rd canonry annexed, 17 October 1958
/3. Envelope for papers, 17 October 1958

DCD/A/BA/162   1959
Christopher Francis Evans, 11th stall (and Lightfoot Professor of Divinity), 1959-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 9 January 1959

DCD/A/BA/163   1959
George Edward Brigstocke, 6th stall, 1959-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 8 July 1959
/2. Certificate of subscriptions and oaths, 8 July 1959
/3. Envelope for papers, 8 July 1959

DCD/A/BA/164   1962
Arthur Herbert Couratin, 6th stall, 1962-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 9 July 1962

DCD/A/BA/165   1962
Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson, 11th stall (and Lightfoot Professor of Divinity), 1962-???
/1. Mandate for induction, 8 October 1962

DCD/A/BA/166   ca.1894-1913
Bound volume of miscellaneous papers relating to the installation of deans (mainly copies of documents used as precedents)
DCD/A/BA/167   [19/20th centuries]
Extracts from statutes relating to installation of canons
Residence records
Reference: DCD/A/BB
Dates of creation: 1639-1910
Extent: ½ box
Dispensations and other documents in relation to residence of dean and prebendaries
Parts previously listed as part of 'Loose Papers' class 11
Five cathedral attendance registers for deans, prebendaries and minor canons, 1882-1933, are held by Durham Cathedral Library, references DCL Add.MS 5-9.
A residence account for Reynold Gideon Bouyer (9th stall), 1793-1796, is held by Northumberland Archives, reference ZAN M13/B17.

DCD/A/BB/1   1639
John Cosin, 10th Stall, 1624-60
/1. Letter from Richard Stewart to D&C reporting Royal dispensation of Cosin from residence, 12 May 1639

DCD/A/BB/2   1660
Thomas Triplett, 9th Stall, 1660-62
/1. Royal dispensation from residence, 23 November 1660
/2. Petition of D&C to the king regarding above, undated

DCD/A/BB/3   1670
Denis Granville, relating to his residences, 1670-88/89
/1. Royal dispensation of residence requirements, 29 October 1670
/2. Royal dispensation of residence requirements, 29 August 1676
/3. Notice of intended residences, 1688
/4. Appointment of proxies during his absence from England, 11 January 1689

DCD/A/BB/4   1670
William Sancroft, 9th Stall, 1662-74
/1. Royal dispensation of residence requirements, 11 November 1670

DCD/A/BB/5   1673
Relating to residence, 13/12/1673
/1. Order re. abatement of prebendaries' stipends and quotidians for failure to keep residence, 13 December 1673

DCD/A/BB/6   1676
Richard Knightly, 7th Stall 1676-95
/1. Royal dispensation for absence from Great Chapter, 13 November 1676

DCD/A/BB/7   1679
John Durell, 4th Stall, 1668-83
/1. Royal dispensation of residence requirements, 20 June 1679

DCD/A/BB/8   1698
Henry Bagshaw, 9th Stall, 1681-1710
/1. Letter from Bagshaw to D&C registrar re. his right to set his residence, 19 September 1698

DCD/A/BB/9   1728
John Montague, Dean, 1700-28
/1. Chapter's opinion about the late dean's residence, 7 May 1728

DCD/A/BB/10   1735
Wadham Chandler, 12th Stall, 1735-58
/1. Dean's consent to Chandler's concurrent residence, 23 July 1735
/2. Dean's consent to Canon Benson's concurrent residence with Chandler, 14 August 1735

DCD/A/BB/11   
Thomas Secker, 3rd Stall, 1727-50; John Sharp, 9th Stall, 1768-91
/1. Copy of letter from Sharp to Secker re. dispensation from residence and claim to monies. With: copy of Secker's reply; summarry of case., undated
/2. Original letter from Secker to Sharp (copy above). With: statement of Sharp's reply, 22 November 1735

DCD/A/BB/12   1748
Wadham Knatchbull, 12th Stall, 1738-56
/1. Dean's consent to keep concurrent residence with another residentiary, 30 November 1748
/2. Letter from Knatchbull to D&C registrar stating his intention to begin residence on 18th January, 10 December 1748

DCD/A/BB/13   1750
John Dolben, 11th Stall 1719-56; Robert Stillingfleet, 5th Stall, 1743-59
/1. Dean's consent for Dolben and Stillingfleet to keep concurrent residence, 16 June 1750

DCD/A/BB/14   1759
James Gisborne, 4th Stall, 1742-59
/1. Letter from Gisborne to D&C registrar re. dispensation from residence, 3 February 1759
/2. Letter from Gisborne to D&C registrar enclosing his despensation from residence, 17 February 1759

DCD/A/BB/15   1761
William Warburton, 1st Stall, 1755-79
/1. Letter from Warburton to Dickens re. dispensation and payments due, 26 March 1761
/2. Letter from Warburton re. payments claimed by him, 30 April 1761
/3. Copy of D&C opinion, 20 July 1761
/4. Letter from Warburton asking for details of a precedent for the non-payment of residence money, 25 July 1761
/5. Copy of letter from D&C asking Warburton to agree to his case being referred to the crown, 28 September 1761
/6. Copy of letter from D&C to Warburton sent with a draft of case, 17 October 1761
/7. Letter from Warburton to D&C registrar objecting to paragraph in above case, 26 October 1761
/8. Draft letter from Dean to Bishop re. presenting petition to King, 20 November 1761
/9. Letter from Masterman to D&C registrar re. case, 21 November 1761
/10. Letter from Masterman to D&C registrar re. case, 3 December 1761
/11. Copy of letter from D&C registrar to Masterman asking for a draft of petition, 19 December 1761
/12. Letter from Masterman to D&C registrar re. case, 24 December 1761
/13. Case stated by Mr Rudd, re dispensation, 1761
/14. Copy of letter from D&C registrar to Masterman re. approach to the crown, 2 January 1762
/15. Letter from Masterman to D&C registrar re. meeting with the Dean, 12 January 1762
/16. Draft letter from D&C registrar to Warburton re. difficulties in appealing to the crown, 20 November 1762
/17. Letter from Warburton to D&C registrar expressing dissatisfaction with D&C handling of his case, 23 November 1762
/18. Copy of letter from D&C to Warburton defending themselves against above, 18 January 1763
/19. Letter from Warburton to D&C registrar in reply to above. With:wrapper, 24 January 1763
/20. Canon Vane's defence against charges by Warburton in above letter, 12 February 1763
/21. Order by D&C to send copy of above defence to Warburton, 12 February 1763
/22. Draft letter from D&C registrar to Warburton asking whether he intends to proceed in demands for residence money, 28 September 1763
/23. Letter from Warburton to D&C registrar re, obtaining an opinion from the Attorney General. With: wrapper, 4 October 1763
/24. Copy of letter from D&C registrar to Warburton, 20 July 1765
/25. letter from Warburton to D&C registrar re. disposal of his residence money, 29 July 1765

DCD/A/BB/16   1783
Francis Henry Egerton, 4th stall, 1780-1829; Newton Ogle, 7th stall, 1768-1804
/1. Letter from Dean Digby consenting to concurrent residence, 28 August 1783
/2. Cover to above

DCD/A/BB/17   1802

/1. Letter from Peter Bowlby to John Bowlby re. Canon Durell's royal dispensation from residence, 28 September 1802
/2. Letter from S Bowlby to John Bowlby re. a dispensed canon's claim to residence money, 28 September 1802

DCD/A/BB/18   1821
Anchitel Grey, 12th Stall, 1809-20
/1. Claim for residence money, 17 November 1821

DCD/A/BB/19   1834
Robert Grey, 7th Stall, 1804-34
/1. Royal dispensation from residence, 5 September 1834

DCD/A/BB/20   1838
Richard Prosser, 3rd stall, 1804-1839
/1. Royal dispensation from residence, 14 June 1838

DCD/A/BB/21   1848
David Durell, 8th Stall, 1809-1852
/1. Royal dispensation from residence (damaged), 14 October 1848

DCD/A/BB/22   (undated)

/1. Case re. the Dean's residence money

DCD/A/BB/23   1905-1910
Annual or quarterly lists of residences and preaching duties
Other records
Reference: DCD/A/BC
Dates of creation: 1674-ca.1900
Extent: ½ box
Correspondence, notes and other documents of the dean and prebendaries, in relation to attendance at chapter, elections of officers, cathedral duties and other matters

DCD/A/BC/1   5 October 1674
Letter from John Durel [4th stall 1668-1683], asking to be excused Great Chapter
DCD/A/BC/2   [1675x1695]
Fragment of document mentioning Richard Knightly [6th stall 1675-1676, 7th stall 1676-1695]
DCD/A/BC/3   1685-1688
Notes, orders of Chapter and address to bishop concerning residence requirements for prebendaries
DCD/A/BC/4   22 November 1690
Bonds in relation to agreement between Dean Dennis Granville and prebendaries about payment of Dean's perditions, in relation to Chancery case
DCD/A/BC/5   November 1699
Letters about death of and mourning arrangements for Dean Thomas Comber
DCD/A/BC/6   14 October 1727
Letter from Dean John Montague concerning royal dispensation for absence from Great Chapter on account of ague and fever
DCD/A/BC/7   9 August 1738
Letter from Robert Offley [8th stall 1704-1743], concerning inability to travel to Durham due to old age
DCD/A/BC/8   January-November 1745
Correspondence between chapter, dean and bishop on the election of chapter officers in the dean's absence
DCD/A/BC/9   March-April 1755
Correspondence between chapter and dean on shortage of resident prebendaries to do duty in the church
DCD/A/BC/10   November 1763
Letter from clerk with dean's consent to re-election of officers
DCD/A/BC/11   [1791]
Notes of dates of deans' deaths and of attendances at chapter meetings
DCD/A/BC/12   [1796]
Notes on conventional arrangements for elections of officers
DCD/A/BC/13   1817-1823
Dean Cornwallis' consents to elections of officers in his absence, with his notes on statutes, and list of officers for 1813-1823
DCD/A/BC/14   11 November 1827
Copy sequestration by bishop of deanery profits, to secure late Dean Charles Hall's debts
DCD/A/BC/15   [1827 x 1840]
Notes on statutes concerning preaching duties by dean and prebendaries, apparently temp. Dean Jenkinson
DCD/A/BC/16   February 1883
Assignments by dean and chapter of College houses (from 4th to 11th stall, and from 6th to 4th stall)
DCD/A/BC/17   1894
Correspondence and drafts of documents in connection with resignation of Dean William Charles Lake, under the Deans and Canons Resignation Act 1872 [allowing a pension to be paid out of future deanery revenues]
DCD/A/BC/18   [1889 x 1910]
Inventory of furniture within deanery and canon's houses, draft and fair copies
DCD/A/BC/19   December 1979
Typescript anecdotes relating to previous deans and canons (including some minor or honorary canons), compiled by C.W. Gibby. Anecdotes relate to John Hall How, Thomas Saunders Evans, Henry Baker Tristram, Henry William Watkins, William Greenwell, J.E.C. Welldon, Cyril Argentine Alington and Herbert Hensley Henson
Other members of the cathedral
Reference: DCD/A/C
Extent: ¾ metre
Records of members of the cathedral community, excluding the Dean and members of Chapter

Minor canons
Reference: DCD/A/CA
Dates of creation: 1709-1945
Extent: 1 volume (boxed) and 1 folder All except DCD/A/CA/1-3,10 previously part of 'Loose Papers' class 11
See Brian Crosby, Minor canons and certain other clergy associated with Durham Cathedral, 1541-1812 (unpublished typescript, 2002), available in 5 The College Search Room, for list of minor canons with notes, relating specifically to their music.
For attendance registers held by Durham Cathedral Library, see under DCD/A/BB above.

DCD/A/CA/1   1893-1945
Volume of undertakings, including some correspondence and notices of vacancies with duties of minor canons
DCD/A/CA/2-3   18 February 1709
Resignations by John Teasdale and P.J. Robson
DCD/A/CA/4-9   1747-1819
Letters from deans in relation to appointments of minor canons
DCD/A/CA/10   [1854 x 1866]
Letter from minor canons requesting augmentation of salary, (undated, but signed by William Greenwell and J[ulius] Conran Lowe who became minor canons in 1854, and by Edward Sneyd who died 1866)
DCD/A/CA/11-12   1886-1887
Memorandum and letter from minor canons relating to suppression of a minor canonry (1886) and protesting about reduction of stipends (1887)
Lay clerks
Reference: DCD/A/CB
Dates of creation: 1893-1939
Extent: 1¾ boxes


DCD/A/CB/1   1894-1934
Volume (boxed) of undertakings by lay clerks (adult members of the cathedral choir), including some notices of vacancies and retiring provision, and lists of regulations
DCD/A/CB/2   1912-1932 (with gaps)
Agreements between newly appointed lay clerks and the Dean and Chapter
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/3   2 November 1938
Agreements between newly appointed lay clerks and the Dean and Chapter
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/4   1947-1964 (with gaps)
Agreements between newly appointed lay clerks and the Dean and Chapter
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/5   1893
Correspondence, papers and notes relating to absence, illness and non-residence of Lewis Campion (bass lay clerk)
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/6   1894
Notes and drafts of agreement for use on appointment of lay clerks
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/7   22 November 1894
Notes of appointments of lay clerks 1858-1887 and of Chapter minutes relating to salaries in 1867
1 folder (2f)
DCD/A/CB/8   1899
Notes and drafts for lay clerks' retiring provision (endowment assurance policy)
Original envelope for papers (destroyed) was annnotated, “Meeting to be held at Colonel Rowlandson's Office, Saturday Dec 2nd 1899 at 2:30pm”.
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/9   1900-1909
Letter from William Peacock, lay clerk, regarding contributions to life insurance premiums, with associated documents
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/10   May-June 1912
Letters from candidates applying for vacant position of bass lay clerk, with testimonials
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/11   June 1912
Letters from candidates applying for vacant position of tenor lay clerk, with testimonials
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/12   September-October 1913
Letters from candidates applying for vacant position of bass lay clerk, with testimonials, and letter with list of candidates and shortlist from precentor
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/13   1937
Notes and drafts of revised agreement for lay clerks
1 folder
DCD/A/CB/14   [July] 1939
Letters and notes in connection with dismissal of Joseph Lisle as lay clerk and payment of pension policy
Prevously kept loose within volume DCD/A/CB/1
Bedesmen
Reference: DCD/A/CC
Dates of creation: 1556-1956
Extent: 1 box
Appointments to the office of bedesman (by the Crown before 1937, thereafter by Chapter as per revised statutes).
Items 1-8 and 13-14 previously listed as part of 'Loose Papers' class 26

DCD/A/CC/1   13 July 1556
Declaration of validity of bill dating from December 1554, which appointed Thomas Sanderson as bedesman, but is believed counterfeit by the dean and chapter
DCD/A/CC/2   22 November 1660
Appointment as bedesmen of Thomas Savill, Robert King, Thomas Dickson, John White, Nicholas Blackett, Edward Charleton and Henry Mallon
DCD/A/CC/3   28 June 1664
Declaration by Crown requesting chapter not to admit anyone as a bedesman unless sufficiently deserving, to prevent future mistakes
DCD/A/CC/4   29 March 1665
Appointment as bedesman of Miles Sheppardson of Durham, labourer
DCD/A/CC/5   1 July 1668
Appointment as bedesman of Abraham Belse, incurably wounded in Dutch War
DCD/A/CC/6-7   1698
Petition for admission as 'almsman' from Benjamin Hessellwood, unable to earn his living due to loss of leg after service on board the Suffolk, with certificate from mayor and aldermen of Kingston upon Hull
DCD/A/CC/8   24 June 1755
Appointment as bedesman of Peter Bell, with 19/20th century note relating to lack of seal during George II's absence in Hanover
DCD/A/CC/9   28 January 1783
Appointment as bedesman of George Woodifield, endorsed with note of admission in 1786
DCD/A/CC/10   9 February 1784
Appointment as bedesman of Robert Johnson, endorsed with note of admission in 1794
DCD/A/CC/11   24 July 1787
Appointment as bedesman of Thomas Burdon, endorsed with note of admission in 1797
DCD/A/CC/12   24 June 1788
Appointment as bedesman of Andrew Mellross, endorsed with note of admission in 1797
DCD/A/CC/13   5 July 1830
Appointment as bedesman of John Gaisford
DCD/A/CC/13A   17 November 1832
Appointment as bedesman of George Jopling
DCD/A/CC/14   6 October 1888
Appointment as bedesman of William Proctor
DCD/A/CC/15   12 May 1921
Appointment as bedesman of William Robert Nicholas Palmer
DCD/A/CC/16   27 November 1922
Appointment as bedesman of William Almond
DCD/A/CC/17   7 August 1923
Appointment as bedesman of John William Delicate, with covering letter from Home Office
DCD/A/CC/18   22 October 1927
Appointment as bedesman of Thomas Craggs
DCD/A/CC/19   22 March 1929
Appointment as bedesman of Joseph Christopher Smith (signed on behalf of HM by Edward P[rince of Wales], [Douglas Hogg, 1st Lord] Hailsham [Chancellor], Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister]
DCD/A/CC/20   14 November 1930
Appointment as bedesman of Thomas Oliver
DCD/A/CC/21   7 November 1932
Appointment as bedesman of Thomas Clark
DCD/A/CC/22   18 March 1933
Appointment as bedesman of William Vasey
DCD/A/CC/23   1 July 1933
Appointment as bedesman of Edward Wharrier
DCD/A/CC/24   23 July 1936
Appointment as bedesman of Stephen Spirit
DCD/A/CC/25   15 April 1937
Appointment as bedesman of William Tilley
DCD/A/CC/26   1937-1941
Annotated lists of applications for bedesmen and printed note of duties
1 folder
DCD/A/CC/27-84   November 1922 - February 1956
Petitions to Dean and Chapter from applicants for bedesmen's offices, with age, address and usually brief biographical notes on applicants. A few applications are noted as for Canon Farrar's bequest. Arranged in date order
6 folders
DCD/A/CC/85   1896-1905
Drafts for petitions to Dean and Chapter from applicants for bedesmen's offices as above, with two applications for assistance from charity for poor widows, and several items re-used as drafts for later petitions
1 folder
DCD/A/CC/86   [ca.1901]
Printed notices of duties attached to the office of bedesman, temp. Dean Kitchin [1894-1912], with note of previous neglect of duties (undated but with Queen corrected to King)
Honorary canons
Reference: DCD/A/CD
Dates of creation: 1844-1972
Extent: 1¼ boxes


DCD/A/CD/1-15   1844-1848 (temp. Maltby)
Induction mandates for honorary canons
1 folder
Previously listed as part of 'Loose Papers' class 11
DCD/A/CD/16   [1868-]
Notes on installation procedures for honorary canons, in the form of questions and answers
DCD/A/CD/17-32   1870-1878 (temp. Baring)
Induction mandates for honorary canons, most with notices of subscriptions and oaths ('reading in'), and some with texts of declarations of assent
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/33-79   1879-1889 (temp. Lightfoot)
Induction mandates for honorary canons, most with notices of subscriptions/oaths and texts of declarations of assent ('reading in')
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/80-112   1891-1900 (temp. Westcott)
Induction mandates for honorary canons, most with notices of subscriptions/oaths and texts of declarations of assent ('reading in')
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/113-146   1901-1919 (temp. Moule)
Induction mandates for honorary canons, with notices of subscriptions/oaths and texts of declarations of assent ('reading in') until 1904, and two letters from new canons
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/147-173   1921-1938 (temp. Henson)
Induction mandates for honorary canons, with one notice of subscription to statutory declarations
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/174-180   1939-1952 (temp. Williams and sede vacante)
Induction mandates for honorary canons
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/181-191   1953-1956 (temp. Michael Ramsey)
Induction mandates for honorary canons
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/192-207   1956-1962 (temp. Harland)
Induction mandates for honorary canons
1 folder
DCD/A/CD/208-212   November-December 1972 (sede vacante)
Induction mandates for honorary canons
1 folder
Cathedral Community
Reference: DCD/A/CE
Dates of creation: 2000-2012
Extent: ¼ box

The Cathedral Community was established under the Constitution and Statutes of 2000 (ref DCD/A/AC/14), and consists of all those who worship regularly in the cathedral alongside Chapter employees, Cathedral volunteers and College residents.

DCD/A/CE/1-9   October 2000 to March 2012 (none for 2001-2003, 2005, 2009-2011)
Leaflets and agenda for the six-monthly Community Gatherings, most including brief reports from the Cathedral departments (under the title, News and Notices)
1 folder
DCD/A/CE/10-15   2006
Six issues of Durham Cathedral News and Notes, with details of services and other events, distributed within the cathedral
DCD/A/CE/16-21   2007
Six issues of Durham Cathedral News and Notes, with details of services and other events, distributed within the cathedral
DCD/A/CE/22-25   2008
Four issues of Durham Cathedral News and Notes, with details of services and other events, distributed within the cathedral
DCD/A/CE/26-29   2009
Four issues of Durham Cathedral News and Notes, with details of services and other events, distributed within the cathedral
DCD/A/CE/30-31   2010
Two issues of News and Notes, with details of services and other events, distributed within the cathedral
DCD/A/CE/32   Lent 2011
Single issue of News and Notes, with details of services and other events, distributed within the cathedral
Episcopal visitation
Reference: DCD/A/D
Extent: ½ metre According to the Marian (and subsequent) statutes, the bishop of Durham has the right to visit the cathedral when invited, or (once in three years only) of his own will, to correct faults and inquire into the ordering of the cathedral and chapter. He is also, as Visitor, the final arbiter on the statutes in cases of doubt, although the Marian statutes do not allow him (or anyone else, other than the sovereign) to create new statutes.
Some visitation documents were copied into the main series of seal registers, as noted in the DCD/B/BA catalogue entry, specifically for 1662 and 1725.
Similar Visitorial material among the Durham Diocesan Records is noted at DDR/BP/DIO/2.

Records of episcopal visitations
Reference: DCD/A/DA
Dates of creation: 1662-1898
Extent: 1 box
Records of the visitations by the bishop of Durham to the cathedral (or similar)

DCD/A/DA/1-3   19 July 1662
Articles of inquiry for Bishop John Cosin's visitation, with draft/copy version of same, plus monitions and injunctions
DCD/A/DA/4   17 July 1665
Articles of inquiry for Bishop John Cosin's second visitation
DCD/A/DA/5-9   1686-1689
Records associated with visitations by Bishop Nathaniel Crew, viz:
/5. Montion and citation to dean and chapter, for visitation held by request of prebendaries John Morton and William Graham [concerning seniority], 16 July 1686
/6. Commission to John Mountagu to inquire into above, 24 July 1686
/7. Petition by Dean Denis Granville for visitation [concerning distribution of alms and prebendary John Morton], [1687]
/8. Order of procession and notes for [visitation, concerning distribution of alms and preservation of woods], 1688/9
/9. Visitation acts, for all visitations above (including causes of visitations as noted under /5, /7 and /8)

DCD/A/DA/10   1790-1791
Printed visitation charge of 1783 and directions to clergy of 1789, by Shute [Barrington] as Bishop of Salisbury, with covering letter (printed) from same as Bishop of Durham, addressed to [all] Durham clergy, 26 September 1791
Published items catalogued within library catalogue
DCD/A/DA/11-17   [October] 1893 - June 1894
Documents from the visitation by Bishop Westcott in October 1893 (see also volume at DCD/A/DA/27):
/11-12. Proposed answers by dean and chapter to articles of inquiry (with some corrections)
/13-14. Two copies of visitation address by bishop (includes notes of previous visitations since 16th century), 18 October 1893
/15-16. Two drafts of answers by dean and chapter to questions raised at the visitation (both with corrections, /15 including also additional comments directed against the dean's answers and notes for the bishop's response)
/17. Bishop's response, delivered St Barnabas' day [11 June] in Durham Cathedral, 1894

DCD/A/DA/18-26   1898
Documents form the visitation by Bishop Westcott in 1898 (see also volume at DCD/A/DA/27):
/18. Printed articles of inquiry, September 1898
/19-22. Notes for replies by dean and chapter to some of above articles
/23. Note of subjects taught, school hours and holidays at Choristers' School (in connection with above), October 1898
/24-25. Draft replies by dean and chapter to articles
/26. Drafts for replies to issues raised by bishop at his visitations in 1893 and 1898

DCD/A/DA/27   1893-1900
Volume with copies of documents in connection with above visitations of 1893-1894 and 1898 (including reply of Dean and Chapter 1899, and copy minutes concerning protest by Chapter about Registrar's title 1900)
Appeals to the Visitor
Reference: DCD/A/DB
Dates of creation: 1745-1929
Extent: 1 box
Records of disputes and other cases that were referred to the bishop, in his role as Visitor under the statutes

DCD/A/DB/1   28 November 1754
Letter from Bishop Richard Trevor responding to dispute between the dean and five of the prebendaries in relation to arrangements for election of a Treasurer for remainder of year
DCD/A/DB/2   13 April 1821
Act of Bishop Shute Barrington in complaint by two prebendaries (Thomas Burgess and Anchitel Grey) against dean and chapter in relation to decision by Chapter on 20 July 1817 [increase of residence payments] and other matters (unspecified)
DCD/A/DB/3   1883-1884
Copy letters with notes and drafts for minor canons' reply, in case submitted to Bishop Joseph Barber Lightfoot by dean and chapter concerning dispute with minor canons over attendance at cathedral services
DCD/A/DB/4   1879
Dispute between dean and major canons in relation to a veto and casting vote claimed by the dean, and his alleged right to control divine service within the cathedral. Papers relating to statement of case and legal opinion on behalf of canons, but with apparently no reference to the bishop's Visitorial jurisdiction
DCD/A/DB/5   October 1888
Copy of protest by minor canons against impositions on Walter Smith Dorrien regarding attendance at cathedral services and residence in Durham, with newspaper cutting from Evening Chronicle (no evidence of reference to Visitor)
DCD/A/DB/6   February-May 1896
Letters, notes from Chapter meeting and copy legal opinions regarding petition by Mr W.H. Grice to Bishop Brooke Foss Westcott, following his dismissal as a lay clerk by dean and chapter [following absence for ill health]
DCD/A/DB/7   March 1897
Copy of protest made by three major canons regarding Chapter's exercise of patronage to Ellingham and method of voting within Chapter, with copy of bishop's reply (declining jurisdiction as Visitor)
DCD/A/DB/8   1898-1899
Dispute between dean and major canons (with previous precentor, Revd Vincent Cooper), in relation to appointment of precentor (concerning also dean's claim to a veto as 1879 case). Papers relating to agreement for reference of dispute to arbitrators (following reference to bishop as Visitor), statements of case made by dean and canons, and award (in favour of canons). Includes extract from dean and chapter minutes reporting Bishop Edward Chandler's interpretation of the statute on election of officers, 1745. With letter of 1929 referencing copies of documents
DCD/A/DB/9   September 1900 to February 1901
Petition to bishop by Revd Lewis G. Hunt, appointed as minor canon but unwilling to accept (subsequent) conditions, with extensive correspondence, letter from dean distancing himself from the chapter decision with his proposals to the bishop for a resolution, response to Chapter by Hunt's solicitors, the bishop's judgement and a copy of an article from Truth, but without Chapter's response to the petition
DCD/A/DB/10   April - June 1907
Petition by minor canons relating to reduction in stipend, increase in duties and 'undertaking' being required by dean and chapter. With observations from dean and chapter in reply, notes from Revd A.R. Dolphin in response, and decision of bishop (declining Visitorial jurisdiction, with additional comments). Includes extensive notes and drafts, especially in relation to dean and chapter's reply to petition
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