RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoVC 1D/4a
Extent56 ff.
TitleDean and Chapter register
DescriptionRegister of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury. Comprises:
Consecrations of bishops
Various commissions
Acts during vacancies of several sees
Institutions and collations

Includes list of contents and index to institutions and collations.
FindingAidsManuscript index by A.C. Ducarel shelved chronologically with index to Archbishops' Registers in Reading Room (LR/F/62/60a). This gives covering dates 1689-91.

The volume is noted in the 1812 Todd catalogue to the Library's holdings, page 267.

Used in Melanie Barber's 'Directory of Medical Licences Issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury', part 1: Vicar General Series Licences, 1576-1775.
PhysicalDescriptionShelved at the end of the sequence of Archbishops' Registers.
AdminHistoryDuring the vacancy of the see of Canterbury following the suspension of Archbishop Sancroft (27 August 1689-5 May 1691), the exercise of the archiepiscopal jurisdiction devolved on the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. This was rather different to a normal vacancy.

This sede vacante jurisdiction included the power to grant medical licences. The registers of both Whitgift and Bancroft include a few licences granted by the Dean and Chapter sede vacante following the deaths of those two Archbishops. This volume is a separate register for acts during the suspension of Archbishop Sancroft (1689-91). All the testimonials were kept together and the licences processed by the same legal officials at Doctors' Commons, even the licences issued in the name of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury sede vacante.
CustodialHistoryOrderNo uses obsolete Vicar General reference, although this erroneously expresses a diocesan jurisdiction whereas in fact this register reflects a broader jurisdiction. This register was kept with the Archbishops' Registers historically.
RelatedMaterialFurther uncatalogued material re Sancroft suspension in Acc 2009-40.

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NA2931Diocese of Canterbury; Cathedral Church of Christ
32Sancroft; William (1617-1693); Archbishop of Canterbury1617-1693
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