We are pleased to announce another release of updated material to the public CCED website. New material has been added for Exeter, Gloucester and Ely dioceses in the modern period, and a great many clerical personifications and career models have been updated as it becomes possible to merge records following advice from users and checking of existing linkages.
An exciting new development is that a researcher is now actively collecting modern data for Westminster Abbey. Daniel Rignall, an undergraduate research fellow on the project at King’s College London began work a week ago, and we hope by the end of the summer to have mounted this material.
The CCEd is very pleased to announce that we have recently been able to implement another substantial upload of new data to the CCEd website.
As promised in January, this is notable for seeing the completion of the linkage of records for the Diocese of London since 1760 to both place and person, and the publishing of the location links for the records for the diocese of Chester since the same date. This marks a major leap forward in our coverage for the north-west of England, covering as it does parishes in Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, Westmorland and west and north Yorkshire. Work is now underway on linking the Chester records to persons for the same period (it is not yet publicly available, but we are up to surnames beginning with F!)
Further south, linkage for modern records for the diocese of Gloucester is now completed with the linkage of records for surnames beginning R to Z, and a start has been made on Hereford for the same period. Linkage has been continuing for the diocese of St David’s.
For the earlier part of the database, new records have been linked from the diocese of Peterborough 1540-1640 and from the Patent Rolls 1540-1603. Both of these remain work in progress.
It is also worth noting that the London records include many relating to the church in the British empire and other overseas locations.