Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd)
"The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd), launched in 1999 and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, makes available and searchable the principal records of clerical careers from over 50 archives in England and Wales with the aim of providing coverage of as many clerical lives as possible from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century. The Database fills major gaps in our knowledge of one of the most important professions in early modern England and Wales. [...] CCEd is a collaboration between historians at King’s College London, the University of Kent and the University of Reading, and it is supported by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London." The content of the database is continuously updated. In "January 2009 the Database contains approximately 1,000,000 individual evidence records. Over 105,000 individual 'Career Narratives’ have been ‘created’, have data linked to them, and are available on the public version of the Database". The CCEd’s major features include: * Records relating to the major events of clerical careers – ordination, appointments as curates, rectors and lecturers * Information about parishes, chapelries and the many secular institutions and persons with chaplains * Information about patrons, many of them women * Information about schools and schoolteachers * Two search engines, one ‘Basic’ and the other ‘Advanced’, for investigating the records, as well as a Browse facility * A website, containing a host of useful aids, such as descriptions and maps for dioceses, lists of bishops and parishes, a glossary of terms, and an Online Journal containing essays and ‘notes and queries’"

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