Baxter’s admission to deacon’s status

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/158
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iv.120
  • Dates of Creation
      23 December 1638
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      f 400, 94 x 220mm

Scope and Content

Original certificate of Baxter’s deacon’s orders. ‘Tenore putium Mas Johannes punden dia wigorn Epis Notu’ f 400r: ‘Willielmus Warmestry Registraius.’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iv.120, Thomas p.5

Custodial History

Black’s comments relate to part of the manuscript which no longer survives: 'Johannis [Thornborrow] Wigorniensis Episcopi, literae notificantes scilicet Richardum Baxterum ad ordinem diaconatus admisisse. [23rd Dec 1638] Original on parchment: with the Bishop’s signature & his seal in red wax, but broken.' See art. 124.


  • For John Thornborough (1551?-1641), Bishop of Worcester, see Corr 1 and ODNB.
  • William Warmestry, the diocesan registrar, is the father of Thomas Warmestry, see ODNB and DWL/RB/1/83