For an up-to-date account of the current content of the database, see Content of the Database.
Updates to the data in CCED as of April 2014
Canterbury Diocese: Linkage for records from after 1750 to both person and place has been completed save for a few records relating to schools and curates.
Domestic chaplains: More records have been made available for the period after 1750, above all all those in the Canterbury records.
Dispensations: The presence of dispensations in the modern Canterbury records has enabled us to confirm more cases where one individual has generated two or more personifications in CCEd, and so to merge these
London Diocese: Some date has been linked to person and location for the period 1660-1760. Linkage is complete for location for the period after 1760, including for the first time proprietary chapels and other ‘oddities’; person linkage is virtually complete from the diocesan records for the period 1760-1835 for individuals with surnames A-F, and only a minority of records remain unlinked for the remainder of the alphabet,
West Indies, America, India, Australia, South America, Europe, MIddle East: Linkage has begun to location for these records, mostly to be found in the records of the diocese of London. For the moment this is largely confined to the period after 1760.
Royal chapels: material contained in the records of the diocese of London after 1760 has been linked and made available.
Updates to the data in CCED as of October 2013:
Canterbury Diocese: The majority of records from after 1750 have been linked to both person and place.
Domestic chaplains: A large number of records relating to domestic chaplaincies (both lay and episcopal) have been made available for all periods, and those after 1750 linked to the named individuals with which they are associated.
Dispensations: The presence of a large number of dispensations in the modern Canterbury records has enabled us to confirm cases where one individual has generated two or more personifications in CCEd, and so to merge these.
Exeter: Data for the period 1660-1760 has been linked to location, and some of this to people. Some data for the period 1760 to 1835 has been linked to people and place.
Gloucester: Almost all the data has now been linked to place, and to persons with surnames beginning A-O.
London: Some date has been linked to location for the period 1660-1760.
Wales: Following on from the publication of our Welsh location structure, linkage to both person and place is now proceeding for St David’s, St Asaph and Bangor dioceses. Data for the period 1660-1760 for Bangor has all been linked to location, and the same process is now underway in St David’s.
York: Linkage for persons and places for the period 1720-1800 is virtually complete.
National: a large number of records recording clerical career moves from central archives have recently been entered into the Database. Thus we have now added all the records from the Dispensation Rolls for 1595-1635 (all that survive for the period 1540-1660) and a number of crown presentations from the Patent Rolls for 1558-1620; those that remain for this period are currently being recovered.
Royal Chaplains:As with domestic chaplains, progress is now being made on this important category of appointments. Many for 1603-1646 are now entered, along with those from the latter end of the period covered by the Database,