Some parish church collections include papers of clergy, or you may find that some of the parish records either mention, or were compiled by, incumbents.
To see a list of the parish records belonging to a particular church, go to our online catalogue. Follow the link ‘Ecclesiastical Parish Records – find a Church of England parish collection’ from the catalogue homepage.
Incumbents are very rarely listed in parish registers. A signed entry in the register or in a bishop’s or archdeacon’s transcript indicates only who the officiating minister was; he may not necessarily have been the incumbent.
These survive, 1814-1922; see list DN/PCS. They are arranged by parish and include information such as:
The NRO holds the personal papers for a minority of clergymen only.
To find out if we hold papers for a particular priest, search the online catalogue for the clergyman’s name.