Monday, July 5, 2010

Clergy of the Church of England database

The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd) makes available and searchable the principal records of clerical careers from over 50 archives in England and Wales with the aim of providing coverage of as many clerical lives as possible from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century.  The site can be found at http://www.theclergydatabase.org.uk/index.html

The CCEd’s major features include:
Records relating to the major events of clerical careers – ordination, appointments as curates, rectors and lecturers
Information about parishes, chapelries and the many secular institutions and persons with chaplains
Information about patrons, many of them women
Information about schools and schoolteachers

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