Detecta for the Visitation of Archbishop John Piers

Borthwick Institute: V.1590–1/CB.2

f 22v (27 October)


henrie Robinson & wilfrid Ingland for behaving them selfes disorderlie in church in service time, in piping dauncing & playing Mr hudesley the vicar being then preaching
Simon Condall plaid the foole the same time in a fowles Coat./


  • Document Description

    Record title: Detecta for the Visitation of Archbishop John Piers
    Repository: Borthwick Institute
    Shelfmark: V.1590–1/CB.2
    Repository location: York

    John Piers (1522/3–94) was translated to the diocese of York from Salisbury on 19 February 1588/9 and held the see until his death in 1594. The see of Chester was formed in 1541 combining the archdeaconries of Chester and Richmond (North Riding). The archdeaconries retained their position in the church hierarchy, so visitations of the Richmond deaneries were generally recorded in the court books of the diocese of York (Claire Cross, 'Piers, John (1522/3–1594),' ODNB, accessed 27 December 2020; Colin Podmore, 'Dioceses and Episcopal Sees in England: A Background Report for the Dioceses Commission,' [London,] July 2008, 26).

    1590–1; English and Latin; paper; ii + 119 + ii; 205mm x 148mm (text area variable); modern pencil foliation; some words in display text; some repairs, especially outer leaves, overall good condition; modern binding, white and brown leather, gold lettered label on front cover: 'Visitation | Court | Book | 1590–1.'

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