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'Bishops of London', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 5: St Paul's, London (1963), pp. 1-4. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32378 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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St Paul's, London 1300-1541

BISHOPS

M. Richard de Gravesend 1280-1303.

Lic. el. 18 Feb. 1280 (CPR. 1272-1281 p. 363). El. n.d. (Ann. Mon. iv 284). Royal assent 9 May (CPR. 1272-1281 p. 369). Abp's conf. 17 May (Registrum epistolarum J. Peckham (R.S. 77) 1 392 sqq.); temps. s.d. (CPR. 1272-1281 p. 370). Profession of obedience to Canterbury n.d. (Cant., Cartae Antiquae C 115/160; Cant., Reg. A f. 216b/244b). Cons. 11 Aug.; enthroned 1 Oct. (Ann. Mon. iv 284). D. 9 Dec. 1303 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 131).

M. Ralph de Baldock 1304-1313.

Lic. el. 13 Jan. 1304 (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 206). El. 24 Feb. (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 132). Royal assent 22 March (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 216). Abp's conf. 10 May (Cant., Reg. Q f. 30b; Reg. Winchelsey 1 481). Temps. 1 June (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 227). Profession of obedience n.d. (Cant., Reg. A f. 217/245). Cons. planned for 9 Aug. (Reg. Winchelsey 1 481), but appeal made to pope against el., and cons. postponed (ibid. pp. 480-2; Murimuth p. 4). Safe-conduct for Baldock to go to ct. of Rome 30 July (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 244); left for Rome 8 Sept. (Cant., Reg. Q f. 30b). Appeal withdrawn by 30 March 1305 (Reg. Winchelsey 11 671). Papal conf. of el. and cons. by 1 Feb. 1306 (CPL. 11 8; Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 10b). Second profession of obedience 29 March (Cant., Reg. A f. 217/245). Enthroned 17 July (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 148). D. 24 July 1313 (ibid. pp. 230, 274).

M. Gilbert de Segrave 1313-1316.

Lic. el. 2 Aug. 1313 (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 7). El. 17 Aug. (Cant., Reg. Q f. 64; Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 274). Royal assent 22 Aug. (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 12). Conf. by chapt. of Christ Church, Canterbury, sede vacante, 17 Sept. (Cant., Reg. Q f. 64b). Temps. 28 Sept. (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 17). Profession of obedience and cons. 25 Nov. (Cant., Reg. A f. 217/245; Cant., Reg. Q f. 99). Enthroned 24 March 1314 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 275). D. 18 Dec. 1316 (ibid. p. 280).

M. Richard de Newport D.Cn.L. 1317-1318.

Lic. el. 30 Dec. 1316 (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 603). El. 27 Jan. 1317 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 280). Royal assent 11 Feb. (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 615). Abp's conf. 26 March (Lamb., Reg. Reynolds f. 90b). Temps. 31 March (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 633). Profession of obedience and cons. 15 May (Cant., Reg. A f. 217/245). D. 24 Aug. 1318 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 283).

M. Stephen de Gravesend 1318-1338.

El. 11 Sept. 1318 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 283). Royal assent 24 Sept. (CPR. 1317- 1321 p. 211-'Stephen Segrave'). Abp's conf. 3 Nov. (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 284; Reg. Baldock p. 195). Temps. 6 Nov. (CPR. 1317-1321 p. 225). Profession of obedience and cons. 14 Jan. 1319 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 284; Cant., Reg. A f. 217/245-'15 Jan.'). Enthroned 30 Sept. (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 287). D. 8 Apr. 1338 (ibid. p. 367).

M. Richard Bentworth D.C.L. 1338-1339.

Lic. el. 13 Apr. 1338 (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 47). El. 4 May (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 367). Royal assent 6 May (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 57). Abp's conf. 'circa festum Ascensionis' (i.e. 21 May) (Murimuth p. 87). Temps. 24 May (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 86). Lic. alibi cons. 6 June (Cant., Reg. L f. 72/46). Profession of obedience and cons. 12 July (Cant., Reg. A f. 217b/245b; Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 367); enthroned s.d. (Murimuth p. 87n). D. 8 Dec. 1339 (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 369).

M. Ralph de Stratford D.Cn. & C.L. 1340-1354.

Lic. el. 25 Jan. 1340 (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 411). El. 26 Jan. (Chron. of Ed. I and II 1 369). Royal assent 29 Jan. (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 412). Temps. 13 Feb. (ibid. p. 429). Profession of obedience and cons. 12 March (Cant., Reg. A f. 217b/245b). D. 17 Apr. 1354 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 81b).

M. Michael de Northburgh senior D.C.L. 1354-1361.

Lic. el. 21 Apr. 1354 (CPR. 1354-1358 p. 30). But prov. 7 May (CPL. 111 516; Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 82). Temps. 23 June (CPR. 1354-1358 p. 76). Spir. 3 July (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 82). Cons. 12 July (R.S.A. p. 77). Profession of obedience 2 Dec. 1355 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 109b). D. 9 Sept. 1361 (ibid. f. 237).

M. Simon of Sudbury D.C.L. 1361-1375.

Lic. el. 21 Sept. 1361 (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 74). But prov. 22 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 237). Spir. 30 Nov. (ibid. f. 237b). Cons. 20 March 1362 (R.S.A. p. 78). Profession of obedience 18 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 237b). Temps. 15 May (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 192). Trans. to Canterbury 1375. (fn. 1)

M. William de Courtenay D.C.L. 1375-1381.

Trans. by prov. from Hereford 12 Sept. 1375 (Lamb., Reg. Sudbury ff. 21b-22). Temps. 2 Dec. (CPR. 1374-1377 p. 203). Spir. 3 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Sudbury f. 22). Trans. to Canterbury 1381.

M. Robert de Braybroke B.C.L. 1381-1404.

Prov. 9 Sept. 1381 (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay f. 8b). Temps. 27 Dec. (CPR. 1381- 1385 p. 64). Cons. 5 Jan. 1382 (Reg. Braybroke f. 1). Profession of obedience and spir. 6 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay ff. 3-3b). D. 28 Aug. 1404 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 30b).

[Thomas Langley 1404.]

Roger Walden 1404-1406.

Lic. el. 10 Sept. 1404 (CPR. 1401-1405 p. 422). Langley el. n.d. 1404 (missing Liber AB f. 48, referred to in Dean Lisieux's inventory, WD 11 ff. 135, 135b; Royal Letters, Henry IV, ed. F. C. Hingeston (R.S. 18) 1415-16). But prov. to Walden 10 Dec. (Reg. Walden f. 1; CPL. vi 6; Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 31b). Royal lic. to accept prov. 24 June 1405 (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 22). Profession of obedience and spir. 29 June (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 31b). Instal. at St Paul's 30 June (Reg. Walden f. 1). Temps. 28 July (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 31). D. by 11 Jan. 1406 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 ff. 141, 148b; D. Wilkins, Concilia (London, 1737) 111 282). (fn. 2)

Nicholas Bubwith 1406-1407.

Lic. el. 16 Jan. 1406 (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 119). El. in ignorance of papal reservn., but prov. 14 May (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 33; CPL. vi 82). Cons. and spir. 26 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 33b). Temps. 27 Sept. (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 225). Trans. to Salisbury 1407.

M. Richard Clifford 1407-1421.

Trans. from Worcester 22 June 1407 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 39b). Temps. 20 Oct. (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 370). Profession of obedience and spir. s.d. (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 39b). Oath to pope 15 Nov. (Episcopal Register of R. Rede, ed. C. Deedes (Sussex Record Soc., viii, xi) 11 294). D. 20 Aug. 1421 (Reg. Chichele 1 74).

[M. Thomas Polton B.Cn. & C.L. 1421.]

M. John Kempe D.C.L. 1421-1425.

Lic. el. 9 Nov. 1421 (CPR. 1416-1422 p. 403). Polton, bp. of Hereford, el. 22 Dec. (WD 13 ff. 79b/76b-82/79). El. set aside by trans. of Kempe from Chichester and trans. of Polton thither, 17 Nov. 1421 (CPL. vii 161, 214; Reg. Chichele 1 77). Kempe received spir. 22 May 1422 (Reg. Chichele 1 78). Temps. 20 June (CPR. 1416-1422 p. 439). Trans. to York 1425.

M. William Gray D.C.L. 1425-1431.

Prov. 20 July 1425 (Reg. Chichele 1 92). Lic. to accept prov. 14 Jan. 1426 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Cleopatra F. iv f. 22). Temps. 6 May (CPR. 1422-1429 p. 340). Cons. 26 May (Reg. Gray f. 1). Profession of obedience and spir. 27 May (Reg. Chichele 1 92). Trans. to Lincoln 1431.

M. Robert FitzHugh D.Th. 1431-1436.

Prov. 30 Apr. 1431 (CPL. viii 358). Temps. 4 Aug. (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 145). Spir. 6 Aug.; cons. 16 Sept. (Reg. FitzHugh f. 1). Enthroned 19 Jan. 1433 (WD 13 f. 142b/140b). El. bp. of Ely Dec. 1435 (Continuatio Historiae Eliensis in H. Wharton, Anglia Sacra (London, 1691) 1 669), but d. 15 Jan. 1436 (Reg. Chichele 1 115; WD 13 f. 159b/157b).

M. Robert Gilbert D.Th. 1436-1448.

El. 23 Feb. 1436 (WD 13 ff. 159b/157b-161b/159b). Lic. to go to Rome for papal conf. 9 March (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 507). Prov. 21 May (CPL. viii 613; Reg. Chichele 1 120). Temps. 15 Sept. (CPR. 1436-1441 p. 1). Cons. 28 Oct.; spir. 29 Oct. (Reg. Gilbert f. 1). D. by 27 July 1448 (Lamb., Reg. Stafford f. 30b). (fn. 1)

M. Thomas Kempe B.Th. 1448-1489.

Lic. el. 23 Aug. 1448 (CPR. 1446-1452 p. 172). But prov. at k's request to Kempe 21 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Stafford ff. 33b-34; see Official Correspondence of Thomas Bekynton (R.S. 56) 1 155-7). Lic. to accept prov. 4 Feb. 1450 (CPR. 1446-1452 p. 307). Temps. 6 Feb. (ibid. p. 308). Cons. 8 Feb. (Reg. T. Kempe pt. i f. 1). D. 28 March 1489 (Weever p. 151).

M. Richard Hill B.Cn.L. 1489-1496.

Lic. el. 19 July 1489 (CPR. 1485-1494 p. 273). Prov. 21 Aug. (Eubel 11 180). Temps. 6 Nov. (CPR. 1485-1494 p. 294). Cons. 15 Nov. (Reg. Hill f. 1). D. 20 Feb. 1496 (Eubel 11 180; Emden, Reg. Ox. 11 934).

M. Thomas Savage D.C.L. 1496-1501.

Trans. from Rochester by prov. 3 Aug. 1496 (Reg. Savage f. 20). Abp's conf. 22 Oct. (ibid. f. 20b). Enthroned by proxy 27 Oct. (ibid. f. 19). Temps. 2 Dec. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 77). Trans. to York 1501.

M. William Warham D.C.L. 1501-1503.

Prov. 20 Oct. 1501 (Reg. Warham f. 37b). Cons. 25 Sept. 1502 (Reg. Deane in PCC Blamyr ff. 13b-14; R.S.A. p. 95). Temps. 1 Oct. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 299). Enthroned 5 Oct. (Reg. Warham f. 37b). Trans. to Canterbury 1503.

M. William Barons D.C.L. 1504-1505.

Prov. 2 Aug. 1504 (Reg. Barons f. 48). Temps. 13 Nov. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 387). Lic. alibi cons. 22 Nov. (Cant., Reg. T ff. 35b/445b-36/446). Cons. 26 Nov. (see R.S.A. p. 96). Enthroned by proxy n.d. (Reg. Barons f. 47b). D. 10 Oct. 1505 (ibid. f. 53).

M. Richard FitzJames D.Th. 1506-1522.

Trans. from Chichester by prov. 5 June 1506 (Eubel 111 227). Temps. 1 Aug. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 470). D. by 17 Jan. 1522 (Lamb., Reg. Warham 11 f. 295).

M. Cuthbert Tunstal D.Cn. & C.L. 1522-1530.

Temps. as bp.-elect 7 Feb. 1522 and 17 Feb. (L. & P. 111 ii Nos. 2032, 2057). Prov. at k's request 16 May; temps. 5 July (ibid. No. 2367). Further prov. 10 Sept.; temps. 7 Oct. (ibid. No. 2600; Reg. Tunstal ff. 1b-2). Lic. alibi cons. 13 Oct. (Cant., Reg. T f. 209). Cons. 19 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Warham 1 f. 24). Enthroned 22 Oct. (Reg. Tunstal f. 1 b). Trans. to Durham 1530.

M. John Stokesley D.Th. 1530-1539.

Prov. 28 March 1530 (Reg. Stokesley ff. 2, 5). Temps. 14 July (L. & P. iv iii No. 6517). Enthroned by proxy 19 July (fn. 1) (Reg. Stokesley f. 1). Lic. alibi cons. 26 Nov. (Cant., Reg. T f. 351). Cons. 27 Nov. (Reg. Stokesley f. 7). D. 8 Sept. 1539 (ibid. f. 43; Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 243).

M. Edmund Bonner D.C.L. 1539-1549.

Bonner thanked k. for promotion from Hereford 1 Oct. 1539 (L. & P. xiv ii No. 270). But lic. el. 13 Oct.; el. 20 Oct.; royal assent 7 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 241-247b). Abp's conf. 11 Nov. (Reg. Bonner f. 13). Temps. 18 Nov. (L. & P. xiv ii No. 619 (44)). Further royal assent 26 March 1540; lic. alibi cons. 2 Apr.; cons. 4 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 259b-260; Reg. Bonner f. 131). Enthroned 16 Apr. 1541 (Reg. Bonner f. 13). Depriv. 1 Oct. 1549, after inquiry by two royal commissions (ibid. ff. 220-241b; CPR. 1549-1551 p. 166). Bonner's appeal dismissed 7 Feb. 1550 (Acts of the Privy Council, 1547-1550, ed. J. R. Dasent (London, 1890) p. 385).

Footnotes

1 William de Lynne D.C.L. said to be trans. from Chichester to London c. 1363, but refused trans. (CPL. iv 41, 43, 44).
2 2 His will was dated 31 Dec. 1405; proved 20 Jan. 1406 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 228). His obit is variously given as 11 Jan. (Lambeth Palace MS. 20 f. 158b), 9 Jan. and 13 Jan. (A/49/12).
1 His date of d. is given as 22 June 1448 in Eubel 11 180 and Emden, Reg. Ox. 11 767, but his will is dated 14 July 1448 and proved 24 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Stafford f. 165).
1 Possibly an error for 18 July, as it is said to be a Monday (Reg. Stokesley f. 1), and as vacancy is said to end 17 July (Lamb., Reg. Warham 11 f. 311).


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