Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5, Chichester. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1996.
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LIST 3 SUBDEANS
The subdeans were vicars, not canons, but they are listed here for the sake of completeness and in conformity with the arrangement of 2 Fasti VII.
Subdeanery consisted in the vicarage of the altar of St Peter the Great in the cathedral (cf. Acts of the Dean and Chapter... of Chichester 1472-1544 (White Act Book), ed. W. D. Peckham (Suss. Rec. Soc. lii ) no. 13, of 1477).
The vicar of St Peter appears in two chs. of the later 13th century, not called subdean: 1272 × 79 and 1272 × 94 (Chart. Chichester nos. 450, 257); cf. ibid. no. 361.
In 1291 the church of St Peter the Great appears among the city churches, valued at £5 'non excedit'. Subdean collected Peter's pence from city churches (Chart. Chichester no. 957).
For the subdeanery estates in 1535 see Valuation 1535 p. 174.
Occ. as subdean, presum. of Chichester, undated, early 13th century (Chart. Chichester no. 347). Identified by Peckham with Helyas, who occ. as chapl. 1207 x 27 (ibid. no. 358, and index).
M. William of Appledram (fn. 1) preb. unident., list 41
Occ. as subdean of Chichester once only, on ordination as pr., Sept. 1283 (Reg. Pecham I 205). Presum. to be identified with the individual who occ. as canon (preb. unident., list 41) several times between 9 June 1300 and 23 Sept. 1307 (2 Fasti VII 55).
Next identified subdean is John Rivet, who occ. 21 Sept. 1306 (2 Fasti VII 6).