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'Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 10: Coventry and Lichfield diocese (1964), pp. 1-3. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32256 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Coventry and Lichfield 1300-1541

BISHOPS OF COVENTRY AND LICHFIELD

Walter de Langeton 1296-1321.

Lic. el. sought by chapt. at Lichfield 7 Jan. 1296 (P.R.O., C 84/12/26). Gr. 12 Jan. (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 182). El. 19 Feb. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Cleopatra D. ix f. 74b). Royal assent 25 Apr. (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 182). Assent of abp. 11 June (Reg. Winchelsey 1 112-13). Spir. s.d. (ibid. pp. 111-12). Temps. 16 June (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 193). Cons. 22/23 Dec. at Cambrai, France (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Cleopatra D. ix f. 74b; Cant., Reg. A f. 287/241). D. 9 Nov. (fn. 1) 1321 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 33b; Cotton MS. Cleopatra D. ix f. 74b).

[M. Robert de Baldock D.C.L. 1321.]

[Henry de Leycester O.S.B. Prior of Coventry. 1321.]

M. Roger de Northburgh 1321-1358.

Lic. el. gr. 22 Nov. 1321 (CPR. 1321-1324 p. 33). Petition 30 Nov. from k. to pope for prov. of Baldock (Foedera 11 ii 29). Dispute n.d. between the chapt. at Lichfield and priory at Coventry about el. procedure and precedence of two chapts., appeal to curia by Lichfield chapt. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Cleopatra D. ix f. 75). Priory at Coventry el. Henry their prior, n.d. (ibid.). Northburgh prov. 14 Dec. (CPL. 11 218). Letter from pope to k. 19 Jan. 1322 informing him about prov. (ibid. p. 447). Temps. 12 Apr. (CPR. 1321-1324 p. 96). Cons. at Halesowen abbey, Worcs., by bp. of Worcester 27 June (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 34). Profession to Canterbury 31 Aug. (Cant., Reg. A f. 287/241). D. 22 Nov. 1358 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 220b).

Robert de Stretton (fn. 2) 1358-1385.

Lic. el. gr. 30 Nov. 1358 (CPR. 1358-1361 p. 122). El. n.d. at request of Black Prince (Wharton 1 44). Royal assent 21 Jan. 1359 (CPR. 1358-1361 p. 142). Stretton summoned to Avignon by pope for examination, found inefficient, but at request of k. pope issued new letters ordering examination by abp. Islip and bp. of Rochester (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 163). Again found inefficient but third examination by bp. of London, n.d. (Wharton 1 44). Stretton prov. 22 Apr. 1360 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 163). Temps. 19 Sept. (CPR. 1358-1361 pp. 459-60). Conf. by abp. 20 Sept., mand. to restore spir. s.d. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 222). Cons. 27 Sept. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 34). Spir. 5 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 164b). Profession to Canterbury 5 Feb. 1361 (ibid. f. 168). D. 28 March 1385 (P.R.O., C 84/33/34).

M. Walter Skirlaw D.Cn.L. 1385-1386.

Lic. el. sought by chapt. at Lichfield 7 Apr. 1385 (P.R.O., C 84/33/33), sought s.d. by priory at Coventry (P.R.O., C 84/33/34). El. date fixed 30 Apr. for 26 May (A.C. 1 f. 4b). Prov. 28 June (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay f. 320). Custody of temps. gr. 27 Oct. (CPR. 1385-1389 p. 37). Plenary restitution of temps. 6 Jan. 1386 (ibid. p. 96). Profession to Canterbury 7 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay f. 320). Spir. s.d. (ibid. f. 320b). Cons. by abp. at Westminster 14 Jan. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 33b). Conf. by pope 15 Jan. (A.C. 1 f. 11). Trans. to Bath and Wells 18 Aug.

M. Richard le Scrope D.Cn. & C.L. 1386-1398.

Prov. 18 Aug. 1386 (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay f. 321). Cons. 19 Aug. at Genoa (R.S.A.). Spir. 12 Oct. (Reg. VI (Scrope) f. 1b). Prov. received at Lichfield 19 Oct. (A.C. 1 f. 12b). Temps. 15 Nov. (CPR. 1385-1389 p. 242). Profession to Canterbury 27 March 1387 (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay f. 321). Enthroned 29 June (A.C. 1 f. 12b). Trans. to York 27 Feb. 1398.

[John de Buckingham 1398.]

John de Burghill O.P. 1398-1414.

Trans. of Buckingham from Lincoln proposed 27 Feb. 1398 (CPL. v 507). Refused to accept bpc. and retired to Christ Church Cathedral priory Canterbury (Brit. Mus., Arundel MS. 68 f. 19b). Burghill trans. from Llandaff 2 July (A.C. 1 ff. 52-52b). Bull of trans. received in Lichfield 6 Sept. (ibid.). Profession to Canterbury 8 Sept. (ibid. f. 52b). Spir. and enthronement s.d. (ibid.). Temps. 16 Sept. (CPR. 1396-1399 p. 413). D. before 10 June 1414 (Reg. Chichele 111 291).

M. John Catryk Lic. Cn.L. 1414-1419.

Lic. el. gr. 20 June 1414 (CPR. 1413-1416 p. 201). Custody of temps. gr. 13 Oct. (ibid. p. 242). Trans. from St Davids 1 Feb. 1415 (Reg. Chichele 1 21). Plenary restitution of temps. 15 May (CPR. 1413-1416 p. 324). Profession to Canterbury 21 June (Reg. Chichele 1 22). Spir. s.d. (ibid.). Trans. to Exeter 20 Nov. 1419.

William Heyworth O.S.B. 1419-1447.

Prov. 20 Nov. 1419 (Reg. Chichele 1 79). Temps. 15 Apr. 1420 (CPR. 1416-1422 p. 276). Cons. 28 July (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 34b). Profession to Canterbury 28 Nov. (Reg. Chichele 1 73-4). Spir. s.d. (ibid.). D. 27 March 1447 (P.R.O., C 84/46/48), but spir. of bpc. sede vacante, committed to custodians 24 March (Lamb., Reg. Stafford f. 26).

William Booth 1447-1452.

Custody of temps. gr. 29 March 1447 (CPR. 1446-1452 p. 55). Lic. el. sought by chapt. at Lichfield 21 Apr. (P.R.O., C 84/46/48). Gr. 28 Apr. (CPR. 1446-1452 p. 53). Booth prov. 26 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Stafford f. 26b). Profession to Canterbury 2 May (ibid. f. 27). Mand. to deliver spir. s.d. (ibid.). Cons. 9 July at St Paul's, London, by bp. of London (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 34b). Trans. to York 21 July 1452.

M. Nicholas Close D.Th. 1452.

Custody of temps. gr. 15 Aug. 1452 (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 19). Trans. from Carlisle 30 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Kempe f. 214). Plenary restitution of temps. 6 Sept. (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 36). Profession to Canterbury 15 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Kempe ff. 214-214b). Spir. s.d. (ibid. f. 214b). D. 24 Nov. (P.R.O., C 84/47/36).

M. Reginald Boulers O.S.B., D.Th. 1452-1459.

Lic. el. sought by chapt. at Lichfield 9 Dec. 1452 (P.R.O., C 84/47/36), sought by priory at Coventry 11 Dec. (P.R.O., C 84/47/38). Gr. 17 Dec. (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 36). Trans. from Hereford 7 Feb. 1453 (Lamb., Reg. Kempe f. 215). Temps. 26 March (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 49). Profession to Canterbury 2 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Kempe f. 215). Spir. 4 Apr. (ibid. ff. 215-215b). D. 23 March/10 Apr. 1459 (PCC 16 Stokton).

M. John Hals D.Th. 1459-1490.

Lic. el. gr. 21 Apr. 1459 (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 485). Prov. 20 Sept. (Eubel 11 135). Temps. 31 Oct. (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 598). Lic. alibi cons. 11 Nov. (Cant., Reg. S f. 203b). Cons. 25 Nov. by abp. at Coventry (Reg. XII (Hals) f. 9). D. 3 Oct. 1490 (A.C. 111 f. 2b), but spir. of bpc. sede vacante, committed to custodians 30 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Morton 1 f. 55).

M. William Smythe B.Cn. & C.L. 1491-1495.

Lic. el. sought 6 Oct. 1490 (A.C. 111 ff. 2b-3). Gr. 25 Feb. 1491 (CPR. 1485-1494 p. 341). Custody of temps. gr. 30 March (ibid. p. 335). Prov. 1 Oct. 1492 (Lamb., Reg. Morton 1 ff. 15b-16). Lic. alibi cons. 30 Dec. (Cant., Reg. S ff. 377b-378). Plenary restitution of temps. 29 Jan. 1493 (CPR. 1485-1494 p. 409). Cons. 3 Feb./beginning Apr. (R. S. A.; Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 35). Enthronement 24 Feb. (A.C. 111 f. 7b). Trans. to Lincoln 6 Nov. 1495.

M. John Arundel B.Th. 1496-1502.

Custody of temps. gr. 14 June 1496 (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 63). Prov. 3 Aug. (Eubel 11 135). Cons. 6 Nov. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 35), but lic. alibi cons. 12 Nov. (Cant., Reg. S f. 409). Temps. 3 Dec. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 77). Trans. to Exeter 8 Apr. 1502 (fn. 1) .

M. Geoffrey Blythe senior D.Th. 1503-1530/1.

Custody of temps. gr. 10 Apr. 1503 (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 313). Blythe then called 'elect of Lichfield.' Lic. alibi cons. 28 Apr. (Cant., Reg. T f. 22b/432b). Prov. 5 May (Eubel 11 135). Cons. 17/27 Sept. (R.S.A.; Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 35b). Temps. 26 Sept. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 332). D. 28 Apr. 1530/1 March 1531 (PCC 14 Thower).

M. Roland Lee D.Cn.L. 1533-1543.

Lic. el. sought 24 Jan. 1532 (A.C. iv f. 93b). Custody of temps. gr. 18 Dec. 1533 (L. & P. VI No. 1595 (20)). Lic. el. gr. 23 Dec. (A.C. iv f. 108b). El. 9/10 Jan. 1534 (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 150, 153). Prorogued until 20 Jan. (ibid. f. 155). Royal assent 19 and 22 March (ibid. ff. 154-155b). Opposition to el. cited by abp. 26 March (ibid. f. 149b). Conf. by abp. 16 Apr. (ibid. f. 149). Cons. 19 Apr. at Croydon, Surr., by abp. (ibid. f. 156b). Enthronement 26 Apr. (Reg. XIV (Lee) f. 10). Temps. 6 May (L. & P. vii No. 761 (10)). D. 25 Jan. (fn. 2) 1543 (A.C. iv f. 25b).

Footnotes

1 Langeton d. 16 Nov. according to Le Neve-Hardy, but the abp's mand. to the custodians of the bpc., sede vacante, was issued 13 Nov. 1321 (Lamb., Reg. Reynolds f. 127), so it seems that 9 Nov. is the correct date of d.
2 Stretton was D.C.L. according to Le Neve-Hardy. But he was said to have been illiterate (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 168) and his profession to Canterbury was read for him (ibid.). His degree has been omitted here as there is no evidence for it. It has been suggested that he was suffering from defective sight at the time of his prov. to the bpc. and was not illiterate (1st and 2nd Reg. of Bishop R. de Stretton, ed. R. A. Wilson (William Salt Archacol. Soc., 1905-7) 1 ix n. 5).
1 This date for the trans. of Arundel to Exeter is given in the reg. of abp. Warham (Lamb., Reg. Warham 11 f. 205). The date 30 June 1502 is given elsewhere (Reg. xiii (Arundel) f. 200), but the Canterbury reg. is probably correct.
2 Lee is said to have d. 'In festo Sancti Pauli' (A.C. IV f. 25b). Since Jan. is given as the month of his d. in another source (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Vespasian E. xvi f. 35b), it appears that 25 Jan., the date of the Conversio of St Paul is intended, rather than the feast of the Commemoratio, 30 June.


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