- A Libri Vast. Volume
- A typical Liber Vast. (1656)
- A later Liber Vast. (1764)
- An early Liber Vast. (c1520)
- A Liber Assed. booklet
- A typical Liber Assed. (1694)
- A late Liber Assed. (1901)
- An early Liber Assed. (1530)
- 1643 Composition Book
- 1679 Composition Survey
- 1691 Composition Survey
- 1704 Composition Book
- Property Contract (1652)
- Liber Cancellarii (1578)
- Charge Book (1591)
DIOCESAN Episcopal Court Records 1598(1577)-1634 including wills
The box with the above title is held at the Manx National Heritage Library in Bay 4 Shelf 12 Level 5 under reference MS10216. It contains original documents organised into folders. I have assigned folio numbers to each double page within a folder for ease of reference, although no such numbers appear within the original archive. The different folders are summarised below, followed by links to high-resolution images of each of the folios in order. Folio number 000 is used only for an image of the folder itself. (The folder title's are written in pencil which can make them hard to read.) Folio numbers appended with a letter (eg 003a) are typically used when a small note or other insert appears between two folios.
All of the images here are provided by kind permission of Manx National Heritage.
This large bundle contains about 320 wills spread over 380 pages of Chapter Court records. It appears to have been formed by concatenating Court documents from 1598-1599 (folios 1-37), 1587-1588 (folios 38-114), 1577-1578 (folios 114-128), loose pages from 1594-1599 (folios 128-169) and 1607 (folios 169-187). The preambles to will abstracts are written in a mixture of Latin and English.
This bundle contains just a single page which is a note associated with the proving of the will of the wife of James Heyes waterbaliff.
This bundle contains 45 wills and testaments over 94 pages.
This bundle contains about 25 wills and testaments over 64 pages. It also includes some non-testamentary Court business, mostly relating to disputes over tithes.
This bundle contains about 50 wills and testaments over 136 pages. These are occasionally intermixed with other (non-testamentary) Court business.
This folder contains 56 pages nearly all of which correspond to causes (Libri Causarum). It contains just one will.
This folder contains 36 pages which are a mixture of non-testamentary Court business (Liber Causarum) and a few wills.
This folder contains 58 pages of wills intermixed with other Court business.