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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 7, Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester Dioceses. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1992.

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BISHOP OF WESTMINSTER

Thomas Thirlby D.D., D.Cn. & C.L. 1540-1550.

Called bp.-elect from 9 July 1540 (L. & P. XV no. 860). (fn. 1) Pres. by king 17 Dec. (ibid. XVI no. 503(33)). Cons. 19 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 260v- 261; Guildhall MS. 9531/12 f. 261). Surrendered bpc. to king 30 March 1550 and trans. to Norwich 1 Apr. (P.R.O., E 322/261; ibid., C 54/464 m. 8 (nos. 11, 12); Reg. III f. 129; C.P.R. 1549-50 p. 172).

Footnotes

  • 1. Richard Sampson, bp. of Chichester, had been the king's first choice, but fell under suspicion and was imprisoned in the Tower by 7 June 1540 (L. & P. XV nos. 737, 758; P.R.O., E 315/24 f. 35r- v).