Vicaria Leodiensis (1724)

Subtitled A History of the Church of Leedes in Yorkshire, the Vicaria has a wealth of biographical information on all who were associated with the Parish Church of St. Peter’s, Leeds, now Leeds Minster. Also included are the lives of many of the benefactors to the parish, and others related to the Church in Yorkshire.

Leeds Central Library has a number of copies of the 1724 edition, one of which deserves special mention, in that was dedicated in Thoresby’s handwriting to Ralph, his grandson, son of his daughter, Grace: “For my Dear & only Grandson Ralph Wood (son and heir of Mr. John Wood) from his Grandfather Ralph Thoresby.”

To view the book please visit the Local and Family History department on the 2nd Floor of the Central Library. Two forms of ID (one with your name and another with your address) and at least 24-hours notice will be required to view items from the Treasures or Collections. Please call 0113 378 6982 for further details and to book an appointment.