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Prebendaries: Biggleswade

Pages 40-42

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 9, Lincoln Diocese. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1999.

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PREBENDARIES OF BIGGLESWADE

Preb. valued 3 Sept. 1535 at £42 7s 4d (Valor IV 198).

Robert King D.D. 1536-1542. Bp. of Rheon. (fn. 1)

Coll. 28 Nov. 1536 (Reg. XXVII f. 12). Instal. 2 Dec. (CA 1536-47 p. 2). 1st bp. of Oxford 1542.

John Man M.A. 1542-1554.

Pres. by king 31 Aug. 1542 (L. & P. XVII no. 881 (9)). Instal. by proxy 7 Oct. (CA 1536-47 p. 69). Leased out preb. 14 Dec. 1547 for 31 years at £50 p.a. (CA 1547-59 pp. 7-8). Depriv. c. March 1554 (fn. 2) (cf. Reg. XXVIII f. 102).

Giles Forster 1554-?

Pres. by Anthony Forster, esq., of Newark, Notts., to whom Bp. Longland gr. next pres. 1 May 1546; instit. n.d. 1554 (Reg. XXVII f. 112; CA 1536-47 p. 132). Compounded for first-fruits 5 May (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 143v). Instal. by proxy 9 June (CA 1547-59 p. 108). Occ. 11 Sept. 1559 (CA 1547-59 p. 108).

John Man M.A. (again) ?-1569.

Apparently restored; occ. Sept. 1560 (Bj/3/6 f. 88v). D. 18 March 1569 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. I 367; Reg. Parker II 845; A/3/7 f. 65).

William Malim M.A. 1569-1594.

Instal. by proxy 3 Apr. 1569 (fn. 3) (A/3/7 f. 65). D. by 26 July 1594 (burial, Allhallows the Less, London) (London Guildhall Libr., PR Allhallows the Less).

John Ireton B.D. 1594-1606.

Coll. 5 Aug. 1594 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1). Instal. in person s.d. (A/3/7 f. 119v). D. 28 June 1606 (m.i., Kegworth, Leics.) (Nichols, Hist. Leics. III ii 857).

James Damon B.A. 1606-?

Coll. 2 July 1606 (Reg. XXX f. 287). Instal. by proxy 13 Aug. (A/3/9 f. 45v). Occ. as preb. 26 Aug. 1611 (Add. Reg. 3 f. 7).

Thomas Smith M.A. 1613-1618.

Coll. 26 May 1613 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 4). Instal. by proxy 19 June (A/3/9 f. 92v). D. 20 June × 23 Oct. 1618 (Add. Reg. 3 f. 85v; A/3/9 f. 135v).

Christopher Sutton D.D. 1618-1629.

Instal. by proxy 23 Oct. 1618 (A/3/9 f. 135v). D. May or June 1629 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 984 f. 131/84; A/3/9 f. 169).

Lambert Osbaldeston M.A. 1629-1639.

Instal. by proxy 9 July 1629 (A/3/9 f. 169). Depriv. 14 x 21 Feb. 1639 (ibid. f. 201v; Hist. Collections II 803-17; Cal. S.P. Dom 1637-8 pp. 37, 339; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1638-9 pp. 218, 491).

Jeremiah Stephens B.D. 1639-1641.

Pres. by king; instit. 3 July 1639 by abp. during suspension of Bp. Williams (P.R.O., E 331/Cant. 254). Instal. by proxy 10 July (A/3/9 f. 201 v). Displaced 1641 on Osbaldeston's restoration.

Lambert Osbaldeston M.A. (again) 1641-1659.

Pardoned by king 28 May 1641 (P.R.O., C 66/2894; cf. Hist. Collections IV 81- 2) IV 81-2; Lords' Journals IV 140; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1640-1 p. 429), and restored to preb. D. by 7 Oct. 1659 (burial, Westminster Abbey) (Reg. of St. Peter, Westminster, ed. J.L. Chester (London, 1876) p. 151).

Richard Ball D.D. 1660-1684.

Pres. by king sede vacante 13 Aug. 1660 (P.R.O., C 66/2919; Dj/25/3/2). Instit. 4 Sept. by official of Canterbury, the abpc. being also vac. (Lamb., Reg. Juxon & Sheldon f. 50; Dij/62/2/6). Instal. by proxy 12 Sept. (A/3/9 f. 209). D. 6 Apr. 1684 (m.i., Temple Church, London) (Survey of Cath, II 148; A/3/11 f. 103v).

John Skelton M.A. 1684-1704.

Coll. 25 Apr. 1684 (Reg. XXXIV f. 78). Instal. in person 3 May (A/3/11 f. 103v). D. 3 Apr. 1704 (m.i., St. John's hospital chap., Northampton) (Survey of Cath. II 126; A/3/12 p. 23).

Francis Bragg D.D. 1704-1728.

Bp's mand. for instal. 19 Apr. (Dj/26/3/39). Instal. in person 21 Apr. 1704 (A/3/12 p. 23). D. 26 June 1728 (m.i., Hitchin, Herts.) (R. Clutterbuck, Hist. and Ant. of Hertford (London, 1815-27) III 38; Reg. XXXVIII p. 190).

William Musgrave M.A. 1728-1773.

Coll. 12 July 1728 (Reg. XXXVIII p. 190). Instal. in person 26 Oct. (Bij/3/1). D. 19 Aug. 1773 (Cambs. R.O., PR Knapwell; Reg. XXXIX p. 208; Dj/28/1/38; cf. A/3/15 p. 124) or 24 Aug. (Gent. Mag. 1773, xliii 414).

Robert Richardson D.D. 1773-1781.

Coll. 10 Aug. 1773 (Reg. XXXIX p. 208). Instal. in person 13 Aug. (A/3/15 p. 124). D. 27 Sept. 1781 (Gent. Mag. 1781, li 490).

Phipps Weston B.D. 1781-1790.

Coll. 18 Dec. 1781 (Reg. XXXIX p. 371). Instal. in person 5 Jan. 1782 (A/3/15 p. 226). Res. by 21 May 1790 (Reg. XXXIX p. 514).

James Williamson B.D. 1790-1810.

Coll. 21 May 1790 (Reg. XXXIX p. 514). Instal. in person 12 June (A/3/16 p. 5). D. 14 May 1810 (Gent. Mag. 1810, lxxx (1) 668; Reg. XL p. 153).

John Pretyman D.D. 1810-1814. Archdcn. of Lincoln and Precentor.

Coll. 16 July 1810 (Reg. XL p. 153). Instal. in person 20 July (A/3/16 p. 269). Res. dated 2 Apr. 1814; accepted 11 Apr. (Reg. XL p. 196; Res. 240/48).

George Thomas Pretyman LL.B. 1814-1859.

Coll. 11 Apr. 1814 (Reg. XL p. 196). Instal. in person 23 Apr. (A/3/17 p. 27). D. 23 June 1859 (Annual Reg. 1859 (2) 469; Reg. XLI p. 142).

Footnotes

  • 1. Formerly abbot of Oseney (L. & P. XVII no. 881 (3); created titular bp. of Rheon, 7 Jan. 1527 (Hierarchia Catholica III 285; L. & P. XIV ii no. 538), and acted as suffragan to the bp. of Lincoln (Reg. XXVI ff. 25, 27, 57B; D.M. Smith, 'Suffragan bishops in the medieval diocese of Lincoln', Lincs. Hist. & Archaeol., vii (1982) 17-27, at p. 27).
  • 2. See note to Matthew Parker, under Deans of Lincoln.
  • 3. Possibly pres. by Robert Manners, clerk, John Watson of the City of London, gentleman, or their assigns, to whom Bp. Watson gr. next pres. 12 Feb. 1559 (CA 1547-59 p. 163). William Malim was not in orders and styles himself 'gentleman' in his will (P.R.O., PROB 11/84, PCC 60 Dixy). At his burial he is described as 'schoolemaster'.