Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Cause Papers

The Cause Papers Database is an online 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. They are the most extensive records of their kind in the United Kingdom. They are a very valuable resource for family and local historians and scholars interested in social, ecclesiastical, economic and legal history.
You can browse the contents of the database or use the basic and advanced search functions to search by keyword or look for information about people or places involved in the cases.