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Administration of York Province

The Church of England is divided into two provinces, Canterbury and York, each under an Archbishop who has personal authority and jurisdiction as the metropolitan bishop (ie the bishop over a group of sees or dioceses) and is styled ‘primate’ (or ...

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Archdeaconries

An archdeaconry is a legal division of a diocese for administrative purposes. It is further subdivided into smaller units called rural deaneries (for records of rural deaneries see YDA/9). The archdeaconry is headed by an archdeacon. The archdeaco...

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Archiepiscopal Courts

From medieval times to the mid nineteenth centuries the church courts had a wide jurisdiction, and heard cases including defamation, matrimony, tithe, probate, church rights and breach of faith by clergy. At first there was only one central York c...

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Archiepiscopal Visitation

Visitations of a diocese by a bishop for the purposes of correction, monitoring and inspection became a standard practice from the thirteenth century onwards, and at York the formal documents of visitation (citations, inhibitions etc) are recorded...

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Archiepiscopal records from Bishopthorpe Palace

These are records which have come from Bishopthorpe Palace, the residence of the Archbishop.In the medieval period the Archbishop had a number of houses, and his household was peripatetic. He had residences on his Yorkshire estates at Beverley, Ot...

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Bishops Suffragan

Suffragan bishops existed in the medieval and early modern period, when their roles were mainly concerned with assisting the diocesan bishop with administration. But since 1870 the church has appointed full-time assistant or suffragan bishops with...

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Diocesan Administration

The administration of the Church of England became more complex in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and a range of boards, committees, councils and funding bodies was developed to deal with the growth in parishes, church buildings, mi...

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Peculiar Jurisdictions

A peculiar was a unit of ecclesiastical jurisdiction which was outside the normal scheme of jurisdiction in the diocese. The normal jurisdiction was by the bishop, as ‘ordinary’ (ie exercising the regular jurisdiction attached to his office), but ...

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Probate

The records in this section represent the probate material that was passed to the District Probate Registry in York when probate became a civil matter in 1858. The transfer of material took place in 1886 – some years after the Diocesan courts ceas...

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Rural Deaneries

Archdeaconries are divided into smaller units called rural deaneries (more often called deaneries, or area deaneries, today, as many are not ‘rural’). Every parish in the diocese is within a deanery and looking after the deanery is the rural dean....

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York Diocesan Archive

  • YDA
  • fonds
  • 1225-[ongoing]

York Diocesan Archive comprises the records of the administration of the Diocese of York by the Archbishop of York and his officials, together with the records of administrative business in the Province of York undertaken by the Archbishop in his ...

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York Diocesan Registry

The records of York Diocesan Registry comprise the records of the York Diocesan Registrar, the chief legal officer of the Archbishop. These records are wide ranging in date, extent and content, comprising the day to day legal business of the dioce...

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