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Prosopography of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517-1603

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SN: 3789
Title: Prosopography of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517-1603
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3789-1
Depositor: Bailey, S., University of Oxford. Bodleian Library. Oxford University Archives
Principal investigator(s): McConica, J.K., University of Oxford. All Souls College
Sponsor(s): University of Oxford
Other acknowledgements: Oxford University Computing Services were responsible for the technical management of the project.


The citation for this study is:

McConica, J.K. (1998). Prosopography of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517-1603. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3789,

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Subject Categories

Education history - History
Elites and leadership - Social stratification and groupings
Higher and further - Education
Social history - History


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The purpose of the project was to make accessible for historical analysis the paper-based biographical files, compiled under the direction of Dr James McConica, on members of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, from 1517 to 1603. These paper-based files are now in Corpus Christi College Archives. It was not intended to eliminate the need to consult the paper-based files but rather to facilitate access to the different categories of material contained in them.
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The dataset consists of a series of indexes to paper-based biographical files on members of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, from 1517 to 1603. The indexes are arranged by various categories of biographical information.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1517 - 1603
Dates of fieldwork: The data for the biographical files were compiled under the direction of Dr James McConica in the 1970s and the indexes were computerised 1982 to 1983
Country: England
Geography: Oxford
Spatial units: Counties
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Members of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517 to 1603
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Data sources include:
Liber admisionum recording admissions to the places of discipuli and scholares (probationer fellows), most choristers, chaplains and servants, Corpus Christi College Archives
Libri magni treasurers' accounts, Corpus Christi College Archives;
Fellows' bonds, Corpus Christi College Archives
Visus a set of accounts for the period 1537 to 1542, Corpus Christi College Archives
Registers of congregation, Corpus Christi College Archives
Printed sources in particular ecclesiastical records
Registered wills of the prerogative court of Canterbury, Public Record Office
Local testamentary records
Registers of the inns of court
Heraldic materials printed by the Harleian Society
Registers of archbishops Warham, Pole, Parker, Whitgift, Bancroft, Abbott and Laud, Lambeth Palace Library
Registers of bishops Bonner, Ridley, Thirlby and Grindal, Guildhall Library
Card index of ordinations, Guildhall Library
Episcopal registers, Lambeth Palace
Unpublished files of the History of Parliament Trust
State papers
Other manuscripts in the College of Arms; British Library Royal and Harleian collections; Oxford University Archives; Bodleian Library; the county record offices at Bristol, Durham, Chelmsford, Exeter, Kingston, Lincoln, Maidstone, Preston and Lancaster, Taunton and Winchester; City Library; diocesan archives at Gloucester, York, Ely, Winchester, Lincoln, Exeter, Salisbury and Canterbury
For further details please see the documentation.

Completeness of transcription
The data are not a transcription but represent an analysis of the original information according to predetermined categories.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 30 April 1998
Copyright: Copyright Corpus Christi College (Oxford)
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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By principal investigator(s):
McConica, J.K. (1986) 'The Collegiate Society' IN J.K. McConica (ed.) History of the University of Oxford, 3, The Collegiate University Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  • McConica, J.K. (1986) 'A note on the collective biography of Corpus Christi College' IN J.K. McConica (ed.) History of the University of Oxford, 3, The Collegiate University Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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