Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: Volume 10, Coventry and Lichfield Diocese. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1964.
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PRECENTORS OF LICHFIELD
Probably coll. 1292 since John de Kernyk, the previous precentor, d. in Apr. (Bodl. Libr., MS. Ashmole 794 f. 71b). Waleton occ. 9 Oct. 1293 (Magnum Reg. Album f. 132). D. Aug. 1303 (Bodl. Libr., MS. Ashmole 794 f. 71b).
Colonna prov. after 18 Dec. 1311 (CPL. 11 95). Royal gr. to Kirkeby 29 Sept. 1332 (CPR. 1330-1334 p. 340). Gr. revoked 3 Feb. 1333 since k. stated that gr. had been made in error and ratif. estate of Colonna (ibid. p. 400). Colonna res. before March 1339 (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) f. 33b).
Royal gr. to Baddeby 17 March 1339 (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 214). Northburgh coll. 29 March (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) f. 33b). Mand. adm. Baddeby 18 May 1340 (ibid. f. 165b). Adm. 13 June (Bodl. Libr., MS. Ashmole 794 f. 81). Prohibns. issued 23 June against persons disturbing right of possession (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 479). Northburgh does not appear to have res. claims until 1341 when archdcn. of Chester. Gaetani prov. 15 July 1343 (CPL. 111 95). Did not obtain possession since petitioned the pope, 1 Jan. 1349, that Baddeby should be prov. to preb. in Lincoln vac. by d. of Francis Orsini (preb. of Farndon-cum-Balderton), that he, Gaetani, might enjoy possession of precentorship (CPP. 1 145). Petition gr. but Gaetani d. without obtaining possession July/Aug. 1350 (Eubel 1 16). Clavile then prov. 25 Jan. 1357 to the precentorship of either Chichester or Lichfield 'which Thomas de Baddeby has unlawfully held for many years' (CPP. 1 293). Clavile chose precentorship of Lichfield, conf. by pope 30 Apr. (ibid. p. 296). Baddeby remained in possession since exch. precentorship with William de Neuhagh for ch. of Solihull, Warwicks., 28 Feb. 1378 (Reg. IV (Stretton) f. 71b).
Adm. 27 May 1519 (A.C. 111 f. 123). D. 20 Nov. 1532 (A.C. IV f. 100). (fn. 1)