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Joyce M. Horn

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'Manuscript sources', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough dioceses (1996), pp. 7-8. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Bristol Record Office

Act Books of the Bishops of Bristol:

Ep./A/1/1 1762-82
Ep./A/1/2 1782-1810
Ep./A/1/3 1810-36
Ep./A/1/4 1836-67

Diocese of Bristol & Gloucester, Registers of Institutions:

Ep./A/1/4 1836-67
Ep./A/1/5 1868-88
Ep./A/1/6 1889-1913

Institution Books of the Bishops of Bristol:

Ep./A/5/1/1 1714-38
Ep./A/5/1/2 1739-61
Ep./A/5/1/3 1762-75
Ep./A/10/1/1 Subscription book, 1619-73 (lists of dignitaries pp. 81-97)
Ep./A/42 Documents relating to Bristol cathedral, 1683-1957

Dean and Chapter Records:

DC/A/1/1-5 Letters of institution and collation and mandates for installation of deans, prebendaries and archdeacons
DC/A/2/1-14 Congés d'élire, mandates and proxies for enthronement of various bishops
DC/A/2/2 Appointment of bishop's proxies, 1685
DC/A/6/6 Historical memoirs of the City of Bristol, n.d., 17th cent.
DC/A/7 Chapter business
DC/A/8 Chapter minutes (from 1663)
DC/A/8/1 1663-1751
DC/A/8/2 1751-1801
DC/A/8/3 1801-8
DC/A/8/4 1818-31
DC/A/8/5 1831-41
DC/A/8/6 1841-57
DC/A/8/7 1858-79
DC/A/9/1/1-11 Chapter computa, 1550-1800
DC/A/9/2/1 Book of particulars, 1699-1745
DC/A/10 Cathedral registers, 1670-1812
DC/A/10/1 1670-1753
DC/A/10/2 1753-1812
PR Deposited parish registers of the City of Bristol

Gloucestershire Record Office

PR Deposited parish registers of Gloucestershire
Registers of the bishops of Gloucester and Bristol

Lambeth Palace Library

Registers of the archbishops of Canterbury

Public Record Office

C 66 Patent rolls
C 209 Bishops' patent rolls
E 315/494 Augmentations Office, Miscellaneous
E 331 Bristol Exchequer, first-fruits and tenths, bishops' certificates of institutions to benefices in Bristol diocese
E 334 Exchequer, first-fruits and tenths, composition books
IND 1/16816 Index to bishops' patent rolls, 24 Geo. III - 38 Vic.
PROB 11 Prerogative court of Canterbury, registers of wills
SP State papers

Somerset Record Office

PR Deposited parish registers of Somerset
D/D/B Ep. Registers of the bishops of Bath and Wells