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 CHESTER
Instal. 11 Nov. 1522 as archdcn. of Chester in Coventry and Lichfield dioc. (Lichfield R.O., D30/2/1/3 (Chapter Acts 1490–1523) f. 137). Surrendered archdcnry to king 20 May 1541 (ibid., D30/2/1/4 (Chapter Acts 1521–75) ff. 130v– 131); made bp. of Bath and Wells. Archdcnry annexed to the new dioc. of Chester (L. & P. XVI no. 1135(6)).]
Royal gr. 5 Aug. 1541 of archdcnry, to hold with the bpc. of Chester (L. & P. XVI no. 1135 (6)). Depriv. of both offices [n.d., probably 20 March 1554] because married (Canterbury cath. libr., Reg. N f. 38v).
Depriv. of archdcnry n.d. 1559 (Sanders, De Visibili Monarchia p. 688), although still occ. as a canon (and possibly as archdcn.) in treasurer's accounts for Michaelmas term (EDD. 3913/1/1 p. 332). Last occ. in Michaelmas term 1562 accounts; does not feature in the next extant accounts, Christmas term 1563 (EDD. 3913/1/2 pp. 29, 37). (fn. 1))
Occ. 3 July 1566 (P.R.O., E 331 CHESTER/1 (note that had paid first-fruits)). D. by 1 Dec. 1595 (EDA. 1/4 f. 24r–v). Caveat issued 2 Jan. 1596 re archdcnry lately held by Robert Rogers deceased, at instance of William Gerarde, alleged patron (EDA. 1/4 f. 190v) (fn. 2).
Coll. 16 Jan. 1619; instal. s.d. (EDA. 1/4 f. 68v; P.R.O., E 331 CHESTER/1). Coll. and instit. again 30 Nov. (P.R.O., E 331 CHESTER/1). D. 5 Feb. 1656 (m.i., Chester, St. Mary on the Hill) (Survey of Cath. I 341).
Pres. by king sede vacante 19 Oct. 1660 (P.R.O., C 66/2919). D. by 1 March 1667 (burial, Settrington, E.R. Yorks.) (Reg. of Settrington 1559–1812, ed. F. Collins (Yorks. Parish Reg. Soc., xxxviii, 1910) p. 125).
Allegedly pres. 12 Sept. 1727 by abp. of York, patron hac vice by reason of his option (Ormerod, Hist. Ches. I 116). D. as archdcn. 2 Feb. 1747 (m.i., Droxford, Hants) (Soc. of Genealogists, 'Hampshire Church Notes', comp. J.B. Whitmore vol. I; P.R.O., E 331 CHESTER/24).