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Ely Consistory Court: Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6605

Scope and Contents

Nearly every parish in the diocese is represented in the records. There are citations, depositions and interrogations, also letters from incumbents or churchwardens to the Registrar of the Court commending persons cited to his interest or begging to be excused attendance on behalf of themselves or others. There are forms of confessions or penance, accounts and inventories. The dates of the papers lie between 1579 and 1674, though the majority belong to the years 1589-1596. Also included are two papers from the Consistory Court of the Salisbury Diocese and a set of a few private letters to an apothecary of Nottingham.


  • Creation: 1501-1800 (Circa)

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials



The papers are arranged geographically by the names of the parishes in alphabetical order.

Other Finding Aids

Full list available in descriptions box in Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of these items were in the possesion of Zachary Grey. Bought by the Library from W.J. Butland, Plymouth, 9 July 1928.

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Repository Details

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