Armagh Diocesan Registry Archive

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) | DIO/4, T/729. T/848, T/1056, T/1066, T/1067, T/3123, MIC/2 |

The Armagh Diocesan Registry Archive comprises documents relating to the Church of Ireland primacy, province and Archdiocese of Armagh, 1240, 1291 and 1360-1977. They include: archbishops' registers, 1360-1543, 1678-1719, and 1878-1943; historical compilations, 1360-1774, which include rent rolls relating to church lands, inquisitions etc; correspondence etc., 1615-1957, relating to schools and education, mainly in the archdiocese of Armagh, including Armagh Royal School and the Erasmus Smith endowment; correspondence, legal papers, accounts etc., 1713-1934, relating to various charities such as Hugh Boyd's Charity, the Vaughan Charity and Jackson's Charity; visitation returns and papers, 1617-1973; and title deeds, leases, rentals, maps and surveys relating to church lands, 1606-1910. There is also a succession list of the Archbishops of Armagh, 1348-1939.


This early archive is the most important and largest single source of original material for mediaeval Ireland.

Physical characteristics

409 volumes and c.17,655 documents occupying c.400 PRONI boxes

Description or Catalogue

See PRONI reference DIO/4, T/729, T/848, T/1056, T/1066, T/1067, T/3123, MIC/2 for catalogues of the papers. The catalogues are available for consultation in PRONI's Public Search Room. See also for an introduction to the collection.


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Added by PRONI | Last updated on: 25 August 2018