Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 11, Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 2004.
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ARCHDEACONS OF MAN
At some point the archdcnry was annexed to the island rectory of Andreas (or Kirk Andreas). The actual date this took place has not been located but would appear to be the case by 1544 (see Gilbert Latham entry, below). An undated document written in the 18th century indicates that there had been a suggestion to transfer the archdcnry to the benefice of Malew, but that this had been rejected on financial grounds (MNH, MS. B.H. 4612C: 'Reasons why KK. Andreas cannot be mad a vicaridge and KK. Malew the archdcnry as was proposed').
Occ. as archdcn. 1534 (MNH, MS. 510C p. 29). (fn. 1)
In 1541 it may be assumed that the then (unnamed) archden. was absent from the island, since it is recorded that the archden. (and the parsons of [Kirk] Bride and Ballaugh) ought to stay 'in this land and spend their livings there' (MNH, MS. 510C p. 29; ibid., MS. 1358B).
Did homage to Henry, earl of Derby, 13 July 1577 (MNH, Liber Placitorum 1570–9, unfoliated; ibid., MS. 510C p. 46). Occ. as archdcn. 1577 and 16 July 1582 (ibid., MS. 151A p. 22; Liber Scaccarii 1582 p. 15; MS. 510C p. 54).
Phillipps said to have been appointed to archdcnry in 1587 (biographical memoir of Phillipps prefacing The Book of Common Prayer in Manx Gaelic, ed. A.W. Moore and J. Rhys (Manx Soc., xxxii, 1893) p. ix), though no documentary confirmation has so far been found. Curwyn, vicar of Burton, Westmld., nominated to archdcnry by Sir Edward Stanley (on the authority of William [Stanley, 6th] earl of Derby): series of letters between 12 Aug. 1594 and 20 Oct. 1595 from the earl of Derby, Alice, countess of Derby, his sister-inlaw, and Bishop John Mericke about the disputed archdcnry (MNH, Liber Cancellarii 1595 pp. 40–6; ibid., MS. 510C pp. 71–3). Phillipps found to have been displaced without due course of law and restored. Bp. of Sodor and Man 1605, but held archdcnry in commendam to d. (Athenae Oxon. II 883; BI, Inst. AB. 6 p. 49). D. 7 Aug. 1633 at Bishopscourt and buried St. German's cath., Peel (biographical memoir p. xxi).
Pres. by William [Stanley, 6th] earl of Derby; instit. by abp. 9 Jan. 1634 (BI, Inst. AB. 6 p. 49). Occ. 15 June 1635 (ibid. p. 114). Possibly the John Broxop who d. by 25 Dec. 1643 (burial, Ormskirk, Lancs.) (J. Croston, Hist. Lancs. (Manchester, 1888–93) V 256).
Occ. as archdcn. Oct. 1663, 1665, 17 Feb. 1669 (MNH, MS. 10206, archidiaconal wills 1663, 1665, 1668). Certificate of induction of 'Archdeacon Fletcher' as rector of Andreas 3 June 1665 (ibid., MS. 10206, archidiaconal wills, 1665 – presumably he had been instit. to the rectory earlier but not formally inducted).
Occ. as archden. 3 Apr. 1679 (BI, Conv. Bk. 3 f. 2), n.d. 1680 (MNH, MS. 10206, archidiaconal wills 1680) and 6 Apr. 1685 (MNH, MS. MD. 335, bishops' installation file 1683–98). Still alive, as curate of Friston, Suss., to 1687 (East Sussex R.O., PR Friston, ex inf. R.O. staff).
Occ. as archden. 11 June 1690 (MNH, MS. 10206, archidiaconal wills, 1690) and 4 Aug. 1693 (ibid., Liber Causarum 1659–1704, unfoliated). Archdenry vac. by d. of last archden. (unnamed) by 2 May 1695, when John Christian and Samuel Wattleworth apptd. to act as vicars-general (ibid., MS. 799C p. 5; cf. MS. MD. 355, John Woods file), although also said to d. 12 Apr.; buried Bury, Lancs., 15 Apr. (Reg. of Parish Church of Bury, ed. A. Sparke (Lancs. Parish Reg. Soc., 1905) p. 131).
Letter of pres. to archdcnry and rectory of Andreas by William George Richard [Stanley, 9th] earl of Derby, 7 June 1700 (MNH, MS. 799C f. 18r). Marsden subscribed to Articles 10 June (ibid., Liber Causarum 1659–1704, unfoliated). Occ. 11 Apr. 1701 (ibid., MS. 799C f. 22r).
Inducted 18 Oct. 1719 (Keble, Life of Bp. Wilson I 417, cf. 425). Suspended by bp. on doctrinal and other matters; appealed to abp. of York, 1721–2 (BI, Bp. C&P XV/6, cf. XV/4; Keble, Life of Bp. Wilson I 425–33, cf. 454–63). Occ. in York Convocation 18 May 1722– 20 Jan. 1727 (BI, Conv. Bk. 6 ff. 30v, 49). Res. 25 May 1727 (Keble, Life of Bp. Wilson II 664–5).
Instit. 6 Oct. 1727 (Keble, Life of Bp. Wilson II 665). Occ. regularly as archdcn. (BI, Conv. Bk. 6 f. 53; MNH, MS. 10216, Archidiaconal wills 1719/24, 1728/24; ibid., MS. 9309 (GT)). D. 11 May 1760 (Gent. Mag. 1760, xxx 249).
Pres. to archdcnry and rectory of Andreas by James [Murray, 2nd] duke of Atholl 17 June 1760 (MNH, Atholl Papers X/10/29); letter of thanks to duke for his appointment 29 July (ibid., X/10/36). D. 14 Sept. 1787 (m.i., Andreas old graveyard) (S. Feltham and E. Wright, Monumental Inscr. ... in the Isle of Man, ed. W. Harrison (Manx Soc., xiv, 1868) p. 28); buried 18 Sept. (MNH, PR Andreas).
Pres. to archdcnry and rectory of Andreas by Charlotte [Murray], dowager duchess of Atholl and Baroness Strange 22 Sept. 1787 (MNH, MS. MD.355). Instit. and inducted 5 Nov. (ibid., Atholl Papers 136/(2nd folder) /15–16). Bp. of St. Davids 1801. (fn. 2)
Occ. as archdcn. 17 June 1801 (MNH, MS. 10216, Archidiaconal wills 1801). In York Convocation between 17 Nov. 1802 and 15 June 1831 (BI, Conv. Bk. 8 pp. 80, 159). Occ. regularly as archdcn. and rector of St. Mary, Ballaugh, from 28 Feb. 1803 (MNH, MS. MD. 335, files of Robert James Hoar, Henry Maddrell, Thomas Harrison and Thomas Stephen). Letter from him to duke of Atholl, asking for the rectory of Andreas 26 Apr. 1813 (ibid., Atholl papers 107/32); subscribed to Articles on appointment as rector 16 Apr. 1814 (ibid., MS. 9309 (GT), subscription book 1804–27, unpaginated). D. 29 March 1832 (The Manx Sun, 3 Apr. p. 3; The Manks Advertiser, 3 Apr. p. 3).
Pres. by king to rectory of Andreas pubd. 14 Apr. 1832 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18927). Coll. by bp. to archdcnry and rectory of Andreas 22 May, with note that afterwards Philpot was appointed as archdcn. by the Crown and was sworn in by the Lt. Governor (MNH, MS. 9309 (GT), subscription book 1828–64, unpaginated). Res. 25 June 1839 (ibid; and MS. MD.335).
Pres. by queen pubd. 11 June 1839 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19741). Instit. to archdcnry and rectory of Andreas and subscribed to Articles 19 Sept. (MNH, MS. 9309 (GT), subscription book 1828–64, unpaginated; ibid., MS. MD.335). D. 8 Feb. 1844 (Gent. Mag. 1844, new ser. xxi 550).