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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...

Church of England, Diocese of York

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...

Church of England, Diocese of York

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...

Church of England, Diocese of York

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...

Church of England, Diocese of York

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