Subjects: Appeals to York

It was possible to appeal against a sentence passed by the Consistory Court of Chester. Shortly after the foundation of the diocese of Chester in 1541, the see was added to the province of York and thereafter appeals lay to York in the first instance.

Joyce M Horn, David M Smith and Patrick Mussett, ‘CHESTER: Introduction’, in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 11, Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses (London, 2004), pp. 33-34. British History Online [accessed 26 November 2022].

Grant of inhibition from York

EDC 5/1580/5 – a copy of an inhibition indicates that, following an appeal against a sentence, the judge was prohibited from enforcing the sentence until the matter could be considered by a higher court in York.