The Cause Papers Database
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. The original records are held in the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, and are the most extensive records of their type in the United Kingdom. They offer an extremely valuable resource for family and local historians and scholars interested in social, ecclesiastical, economic and legal history." There are extended search options available, but users can also simply browse the site. "The Cause Papers was developed by The Borthwick Institute for Archives at The University of York Library and Archives with technical development provided by The Humanities Research Institute at The University of Sheffield." More information about the (technical) details of the project can be found here. Digitisation of the York Cause Papers has been funded through a grant from JISC, the UK’s technology consortium for higher and further education.

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