Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 1, St. Paul's, London. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1968.
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ARCHDEACONS OF LONDON
Called 'urbis Londoniae archidiaconus' by Osbern (Memorials of St. Dunstan, ed. W. Stubbs (Rolls ser. lxiii) p. 155), and 'Lundoniae civitatis archidiaconus' by Eadmer (ibid. p. 241). Became monk at Christ Church, Canterbury, [1070 × 89] (Osbern, ibid. p. 155 f.; Eadmer, ibid. pp. 241 ff.). (fn. 1) D. before 1096 (Eadmer, ibid. p. 244). (fn. 2)
Always called archdcn., but never with territ. title. First occ. 3 June 1102 (Gibbs no. 178), and c. 1102 (Acta SS., Oct., 111 754). Last occ. 1114/15 (Hale pp. 127-8). Presum. archdcn. of London, because: (1) has precedence of other archdcns. in each of eight occs. with them (for the order of precedence at St. Paul's, see references cited below p. 22 nn. 5, 7), and (2) occ. presiding over a chapter, prob. of archdcnry. of London, n.d. (WD 4 fos. 21/25v-22/26v, pd. in Rep. p. 62a, discussed by Newcourt 1 355).]
William de Belmeis I (of Beaumais) (fn. 3) Preb[s. ?unident.,] Reculversland
Prob. appd. before Jan. 1127 by his father, Richard de Belmeis I, bp. of London (1108-27). First occ. 1132/3 (WD 4 fo. 53/57r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 67b), but may occ. earlier, before Apr. 1138 (Gibbs no. 218), (fn. 4) and [1115 × c. 1138] (WD 4 fo. 29/33r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 64a). (fn. 5) Last occ. after Sept. 1152 (Cart. Clerkenwell no. 162). Often occ. without territ. title or surname, but occ. with territ. title 1150/1 (B.M. Harley MS. 6956 fo. 84v, from missing Liber F fo. 35), and said by John of Salisbury to be of Belmeis family (Historia Pontificalis, ed. M. M. Chibnall (1956) p. 46). Brother of Walter de Belmeis, preb. of Newington, who was son of Richard de Belmeis I, bp. of London (1108-27) (see below, pp. 65-6). Possibly commem. 5 June (Obit, I fo. 12v: 'Obitus Willelmi Episcopi de Belemeins', which is difficult to identify with any other person; perhaps for 'Episcopi' we should read 'filii Episcopi', or even 'Archidiaconi').
First occ., as Hugh the archdcn., before c. 1154 (A/39/1367), (fn. 6) and also c. 1154 (J.S. Epp. 1 no. 113). (fn. 7) Last certain occ., called Hugh 'de Mateni', as archdcn. of London, 13 March 1157 (cart. of Holy Trinity, Aldgate: Glasgow, Univ. Libr., Hunterian MS. U. 2. 6. fos. 171v-172r), but may occ. later, called Hugh de Marin' the archdcn., [1155×59] (Reg. Antiq. Linc. 11 no. 322). Became dean before May 1162, perhaps before Aug. 1158.
Nicholas (fn. 8) Preb. Oxgate
First certain occ. before 4 May 1162 (A/28/273, cal. in Rep. pp. 31b-32a), (fn. 9) and also [1160×4 May 1162] (Gibbs no. 192). (fn. 10) But possibly occ. before Aug. 1158 (Materials for Becket 111 26, discussed by Brooke, G.F. p. 271). (fn. 11) Last occ. c. 29 Sept. 1189 (Great Roll of the Pipe for 1 Ric. I, ed. J. Hunter (Record Comm., 1844) p. 11). Commem. 3 Nov. (Obit. I fo. 15r). Son of Nicholas Crocemannus, preb. of Oxgate (see below pp. 67-8).
M. Peter de Waltham (fn. 12) Preb. Ealdstreet
Not appd. before c. Jan. 1190, when still clk. or can. (several charters of Richard Fitz Neal, bp. of London, including, e.g., Gibbs nos. 73, 157, and Hist. MSS. Comm., Rep. Var. Coll. VII 28 bis). First occ. before Dec. 1192 (Cart. Colec. 1 88; Cart. Colne no. 104; Hist. MSS. Comm., Rep. Var. Coll. VII 29). (fn. 13) Occ. c. 1192 (D.S.R. I). Last occ. between March 1194 and March 1195, possibly [Jan. × March] 1195 (B.M., Add. Ch. 28336). (fn. 14) Called only Peter the archdcn. and Peter archdcn. of London in nearly all occs. in office, and has been identified with Peter of Blois (Newcourt 1 58, and cf. H. G. Richardson, E.H.R. lvii (1942) 130-3; but Robinson, Somerset Historical Essays pp. 133-4, and Gibbs p. 97 n. 2, do not accept this identification). But occ. once with full name and title (Oxford, New College, Reg. Secundum fo. 7v) and as son of John de Waltham (cf. Brooke, in Camb. Hist. Jnl. xii (1956) 188, citing 'Miracula B.V.M.': Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS. 95 bk. iii c. 17).
M. Alard de Burnham (fn. 15) Prebs. Caddington Major, Totenhall [, ?Holbourn]
Not appd. before 21 Apr. 1196, after which date still occ. as can. (A/30/440, cal. in Rep. p. 33a). (fn. 16) First occ. before 30 Dec. 1196 (Westminster, D & C., Muniment bk. XI 'Domesday' fo. 341v, pd. by Richardson, William of Ely pp. 79-80, date discussed by H. G. Richardson, E.H.R. lvii (1942) 132; cf. Gibbs no. 103; cf. also A/25/643, cal. in Rep. p. 27b (fn. 17) ). Last occ. 1199/1200 (Oxford, Bodl. Libr., MS. Rawlinson B. 461 fos. 59r-60r, from lost cart. of Lesnes). Became dean between June 1199 and May 1201. Not given surname in occs. as archdcn. of London, but identity with dean certain (Obit. III fo. 96r, on day of dean Alard's commem., 8 Sept., mentions rent from houses 'Alardi quondam archidiaconi Lond.').
First occ. c. Jan. 1202 (letter in an Erfurt MS., cited by R. W. Southern, E.H.R. liii (1938) 415), and perhaps earlier, c. 1201 (letter cited ibid. p. 413), and [c. June 1200 × c. June 1202] (Gerald of Wales, De Invectionibus, ed. W. S. Davies, Y Cymmrodor xxx (1920) 101) (all these occs. are discussed by Greenway, Succession pp. 91-2). D. as archdcn. before 20 May 1212 (Rot. Litt. Claus. 1 117b), perhaps between Jan. and March 1212 (A/26/10, cal. in Rep. p. 30a). (fn. 18)
M. Walter (fn. 19) Preb. Hoxton
First certain occ. c. 19 Apr. 1213 (Innocent III, Cal. Letters no. 918), but perhaps occ. 14 June [?1212] (Mon. Ang. VI(2) 625). (fn. 20) Last occ.  (Acta Stephani Langton, ed. K. Major (Canterbury and York Soc. 1) no. 9).
First occ. [Dec. 1213 × Apr. 1214] (charter roll of Holy Trinity, Aldgate: B.M., Cotton Roll xiii. 18 no. 10). (fn. 21) Last certain occ. 1215/16 (A/39/1369), but may occ. later, [1214 × Sept. 1216] (Gibbs no. 145).
First certain occ. 1217/18 (A/29/331), and 1 Feb. 1218 (A/39/1385), but may occ. earlier, [c. 1216 × 1219] (Gibbs no. 194). (fn. 22) Last certain occ. 1 March 1223 (A/29/344), and Dec. 1222 × Dec. 1223 (Rot. H. de Welles, ed. W. P. W. Phillimore (Canterbury and York Soc. i) II 9). Perhaps res. and occ. as can. [May 1225 X June 1229] (A/30/406), (fn. 23) but possibly this may be William de Sancte Marie Ecclesia III, preb. of Caddington Minor. Occ. with full name and title several times (e.g. Gibbs nos. 81, 118-19, 122).
Presum. not appd. until after 13 May 1225, when still called can. (cart. of Hospitallers: B.M., Cotton MS. Nero E. vi so. 169r). First occ. as archdcn. 1225/6 (reg. J. Stokesley: Guildhall Libr., MS. 9531/11 fo. 152v). Became dean between Nov. 1229 and June 1231.
M. William de Rising (fn. 24) Prebs. unident., Rugmere
Previously precentor. Occ. with full name and title after Nov. 1229 (Westminster, D. & C., Muniment bk. XI, 'Domesday' fos, 99v. 476v). (fn. 25) Also occ. as W. or William, archdcn. of London, after Nov. 1229 (A/29/366), (fn. 26) 5 March 1234 (Hale p. 14), and between Oct. 1233 and Oct. 1234 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 96v, from missing Liber F fo. 114). Commem. 9 July (Obits. II fo. 108v, IV pp. 68, 85), 8 July (Obit. III fo. 95v).
Previously precentor, in which office last occ. 2 Apr. 1234. First occ. as archdcn. between June 1235 and June 1236 (reg. J. Stokesley: Guildhall Libr., MS. 9531/11 fo. 54v). Last occ. 1 June 1261 (A/29/367). Apparently occ. 1 Oct. 1261 (A/37/1123), but prob. 2 Oct. 1260 intended (see above p. 7 n. 3). Became dean between June 1261 and Jan. 1262.
First occ. 15 Jan. 1263 (Cal. Liberate Rolls v (1961) 118), and perhaps before July 1262 (C.P.R. 1258-66 p. 239). (fn. 27) Last occ. 17 Aug. 1268 (C.P.R. 1266-72 p. 254). Became dean by Oct. 1268. (fn. 28)
Presum. not appd. until after 17 July 1271, when still called can. (A/39/1347-8). First occ. as archdcn. c. 24 June 1272 (WD 19 fo. 16a). Last occ. Apr. 1275 (A/74/ 1934). Prob. d. before Oct. 1276 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 129v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'K'). (fn. 29)
Presum. not appd. until after 17 Apr. 1280, when coll. archdcn. of Salop (dioc. Hereford) (Reg. T. de Cantilupo, ed. R. G. Griffiths and W. W. Capes (Canterbury and York Soc. ii) p. 63). First occ. as archdcn. of London 28 Sept. 1281, when appd. to rule schools of St. Paul's (Statutes pp. 188-9). Last occ. July 1282 (A/22/1615). Bp. of Hereford, el. Dec. 1282, cons. March 1283.
First occ. 17 May 1285 (WD 19 fo. 4a), and [Oct. 1283 × Aug. 1285] (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 146v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'P'). (fn. 30) Last occ. 1 June 1290 (A/19/424).
First occ. 28 Sept. 1294 (C.P.R. 1292-1301 p. 92). Last occ. 28 May 1299 (WD 16 fo. 171/174r). Became treas. before Sept. 1302, and had been succeeded as archdcn. of London by 12 Apr. 1301 (Reg. Winchelsey 1 407).