I'm mainly interested in the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. I've read church publications such as Church Society and AnglicansOnline,as well as all kinds of history websites and blogs, but I cant' find much information regarding my question. I mean they kept track of the number of recusants so why wouldn't they count the number of non-conformist ministers, at least on a diocesan level?
Here is my working definition of "Puritan":
Anyone found guilty of not wearing the required vestments (surplice and tippet, or in a cathedral a cope) or of not using all the prayers, rites, and ceremonies in the Book of Common Prayer.