Friday, 12 November 2010

Cause Papers

The Cause Papers database is a searchable catalogue of more than 14,000 cause papers relating to cases heard between 1300 and 1858 in the Church Courts of the diocese of York. These cover in the main Yorkshire but do extend beyond to other counties.

The Borthwick Institute holds the original records which are the most extensive of their kind in the UK. These can be extremely useful in your research.

http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/causepapers/index.jsp

An example case of Grace Allenson c. Charles Allenson, 1676 below by Joanne Bailey (the author) makes for interesting reading

Joanne Bailey, Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York

http://www.york.ac.uk/library/borthwick/projects-exhibitions/church-court-records/cause-papers/example-case/

 22 October 2008

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