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Canons: Sixth prebend

Pages 59-61

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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CANONS OF THE 6TH PREBEND, NORWICH

John Salisbury (fn. 1) 1538-1539. Suffragan bp. of Thetford.

Apptd. by king in foundation charter 2 May 1538 (L. & P. XIII i no. 1115 (4)). Dean 1539.

Elizeus Ferreys (fn. 2)D.D. ?-1548.

Occ. 2 Nov. 1547 (C.P.R. 1547-8 p. 58). D. by 20 Aug. 1548 (Reg./11/17 f. 137).

Henry King ?-1554.

Depriv. of a preb. (fn. 3) 29 March 1554, and succeeded by Thomas Pecocke (P.R.O., E 331 Norwich/1; C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 384).

Thomas Pecocke M.A. 1554-1557.

Pres. by queen to a preb. 10 Apr. 1554, in succession to Henry King (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 384). Instit. 23 Apr. (Reg./12/18 pt. ii f. 46; P.R.O., E 331 Norwich/1). Res. by 10 Jan. 1557 (C.P.R. 1555-7 p. 503), apparently on exch. with Thomas Ellys for 7th preb. of Ely (cf. Ely, G/1/8 f. 32v).

Thomas Ellys (fn. 4) 1557-1561.

Pres. by queen 10 Jan. 1557, apparently on exch. (C.P.R. 1555-7 p. 503). Instit. by proxy 12 March in succession to Thomas Pecocke (Reg./12/18 pt. ii f. 165v). D. by 27 June 1561 and succeeded by Nicholas Wendon (C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 123).

Nicholas Wendon M.A. 1561-1570.

Pres. by queen 27 June 1561 in succession to Thomas Ellys (C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 123; cf. Corresp. Matt. Parker p. 142). Instit. 4 July (Reg./13/19 f. 52). Reported 18 July 1567 to be at Louvain and not in orders (Strype, Parker III 159). (fn. 5) Said to be in chapter 5 Apr. 1570 (DCN 24/1 f. 23v).

Robert Johnson B.D. 1570-1575.

Instal. as a preb. (fn. 6) 7 July 1570 (DCN 24/1 f. 25). Res. by 25 Apr. 1575 (fn. 7) and succeeded by Griffin Toy (C.P.R. 1572-5 no. 3203).

Griffin Toy M.A. 1575-1577.

Pres. by queen 25 Apr. 1575 in succession to Robert Johnson (C.P.R. 1575-8 no. 3203). Occ. in chapter by proxy 1 Feb. 1576 (DCN 24/1 f. 41v). Instit. 17 Sept. (Reg./14/20 pt. ii f. 7). Res. the 6th preb. by 25 Oct. 1577 (C.P.R. 1575-8 no. 1442).

William Whitaker M.A. 1577-1595.

Pres. by queen 25 Oct. 1577 (C.P.R. 1575-8 no. 1442). Instal. by proxy 23 Feb. 1578 (DCN 24/1 f. 53v). D. 4 Dec. 1595 (W. Whitaker, Opera Theologica (Geneva, 1610) 1702; DCN 1/24 f. 117v).

Thomas Puckering D.D. 1595-1616.

Instal. 12 Dec. 1595 (DCN 1/24 f. 117v) and 24 Sept. 1596 (ibid. f. 118v). Res. by 15 June 1616 (P.R.O., C 66/2125).

John Spendlove M.A. 1616-1666.

Pres. by king 15 June 1616 (P.R.O., C 66/2125). Instal. 24 June (DCN 24/2 f. 12). Occ. in chapter 5 June 1666 (DCN 24/3 f. 70). D. 8 July (m.i., Norwich cath.) (Blomefield, Hist. Norfolk III 670).

John Rhodes B.D. 1666-1667.

Pres. by king 14 July 1666 (DCN 24/3, unnumbered folio at back). Instal. 5 Sept. (DCN 24/3 f. 70v). D. 26 Sept. 1667 (m.i., Norwich cath.) (Blomefield, Hist. Norfolk III 670; Diary of Samuel Newton p. 22; DCN 24/3 f. 76).

Hezekiah Burton B.D. 1667-1681.

Pres. by king 3 Oct. 1667 (DCN 24/3, unnumbered folio at back). Instal. 24 Oct. (ibid. f. 76). D. by 6 Sept. 1681 (ibid. f. 168; cf. Surrey R.O., PR Barnes, for burial 14 Sept.).

Richard Kidder M.A. 1681-1691.

Instal. 16 Sept. 1681 (DCN 24/3 f. 168). Bp. of Bath and Wells 1691.

Charles Trimnel D.D. 1691-1708.

Instal. 4 Dec. 1691 (DCN 24/4 ff. 2v-3). Bp. of Norwich 1708.

Benjamin Beck M.A. 1708-1729.

Instal. 27 March 1708 (DCN 24/4 f. 143). D. 2 March 1729 (m.i., North Repps, Norf.) (E. Farrer, Church Heraldry of Norfolk (Norwich, 1887-93) II 437; DCN 24/4 f. 276).

Samuel Salter D.D. 1729-1756.

Pres. by king by 5 March 1729 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1729, xiv 17). Instal. 13 March (DCN 24/4 ff. 276-277v). D. 27 Aug. / 16 Sept. 1756 (P.R.O., PROB 11/825, PCC 261 Glazier; Reg./22/30A f. 189).

Horace Hammond D.D. 1756-1786.

Pres. by king; instal. 28 Oct. 1756 (Gent. Mag. 1756, xxvi 596; DCN 24/5 f. 73r-v). D. 11 Oct. 1786 (Gent. Mag. 1786, lvi (2) 910).

John Pretyman M.A. 1786-1817.

Pres. by king and mandate for instal. 3 Nov. 1786 (DCN 32/6). Instal. 16 Nov. (DCN 24/5 ff. 235v-236v) or 19 Nov. (DCN 32/6 endorsement). D. June 1817 (Gent. Mag. 1817, lxxxvii (1) 643).

Charles Nourse Wodehouse M.A. 1817-1860.

Pres. by king 4 July 1817 (DCN 32/11). Instal. 9 July (DCN 24/6 ff. 130v- 131v). Res. by 24 March 1860 (Reg./27/34 f. 189v).

Footnotes

  • 1. Formerly prior of Horsham St. Faith, Norf. (Valor Ecclesiasticus (1810-34) III 365), with Titchfield abbey, Hants, in commendam (Faculty Office Reg. 1534-49 p. 114).
  • 2. Formerly abbot of Wymondham, Norf. (Faculty Office Reg. 1534-49, p. 152; L. & P. XIII i no. 178).
  • 3. The identification of this with the 6th preb. depends on the succession to Nicholas Wendon and the seeming impossibility of fitting these four prebendaries into any other prebend. Le Neve-Hardy gives them in the 4th prebend, but the succession in that prebend is explicit from Edmund Drake at the foundation to Thomas Smyth in 1567.
  • 4. Formerly prior of Augustinian priory of Little Leighs, Essex (L. & P. X no. 1015 (33)).
  • 5. See entry under Archdeacons of Suffolk and note.
  • 6. No number or predecessor is given, but Johnson's successor, Griffin Toy, is explicitly said to res. the 6th preb. in 1577.
  • 7. He was referred to by Abp. Parker 15 Nov. 1573 as 'cocking abroad, with his four several prebends (as they say) in new-erected churches, both against statute and his oath' (Corresp. Matt. Parker p. 450).