Record Series - 149     

Beverley Minster Fasti: Being Biographical Notes on the Provosts, Prebendaries, Officers and Vicars in the Church of Beverley prior to the Dissolution

edited by Richard T.W. McDermid (1993)

Beverley Minster Fasti - Record Series 149To a greater degree than perhaps any other comparable institution, the late medieval collegiate church at Beverley preserved within its constitution clear traces of its Anglo-Saxon origin. In his introduction the editor discusses the continuity of the Beverley tradition, and the subsequent developments which tend to obscure it. He also explores the nature of the clerical and other offices in the Minster and their various sources of income.

The biographical notices provide information on individual careers. Details are given of preferment at Beverley, employment and family connections and other preferments and dignities. Sources include early Beverley charters, the Registers of the Archbishops of York, the Beverley Chapter Act Book and Provost’s book, records of the churches of York, Ripon and Southwell, Registers of the Archdeacons of Richmond, the Taxio Nicholai, the Valor Ecclesiasticus and Yorkshire Chantry Surveys.

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