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'Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 1: Lincoln diocese (1962), pp. 1-3. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32590 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lincoln 1300-1541

BISHOPS

M. John Dalderby D.Th. 1299-1320.

Lic. el. 25 Nov. 1299 (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 481). El. 15 Jan. 1300 (Schalby p. 212; P.R.O. c 84/13/42). Royal assent 7 March (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 491). Temps. 18 March (ibid. p. 492). Cons. 12 June (R.S.A.). On 24 Apr. 1319, pope reserved See since bp. old and infirm (CPL. 11 189). D. 12 Jan. 1320 (Schalby p. 214).

[M.Henry Mansfield D.Th. 1320.

Lic. el. 22 Jan. 1320 (CPR. 1317-1321 p. 413). Mansfield, dn. of Line., el. but refused to accept (Schalby p. 215).]

[M. Anthony Bek D.Th. 1320.

After Mansfield's withdrawal, chapt. el. Anthony Bek 3 Feb. 1320 (Schalby pp. 214-15). Royal assent 20 Feb. (CPR. 1317-1321 p. 417). But primate refused to conf. because of papal reservn. (Lamb., Reg. Reynolds f. 220).]

Henry Burghersh 1320-1340.

Though he had conf. el. of Bek, Edw. II was canvassing Burghersh as bp. in the Curia (Foedera, Record ed. II i 414-15, 418). Burghersh prov. 27 May 1320 (CPL. II 198). Cons. 20 July (R.S.A.). Temps. 5 Aug. (CPR. 1317-1321 p. 494). Schalby says that Burghersh was persecuted by king Edw. (Schalby p. 215) who kept the temps. in his hands for three years (see CCR. 1327-1330 p. 33). (fn. 1) D. of Burghersh Dec. 1340 (Murimuth p. 120).

M. Thomas Bek D.Cn.L. 1341-1347.

Lic. el. 4 Jan. 1341 (CPR. 1340-1343 p. 72). El. n.d. (Murimuth p. 121). Royal assent 1 March (CPR. 1340-1343 p. 142). Rumour of papal reservn. obliged Bek to go to Curia. He was there when Ben. XII died Apr. 1342-it was the next pope Clem. VI who conf. the el. 26 June 1342 and cons. him 7 July (Murimuth pp. 120-1; CPL. 11 52; R.S.A.). (fn. 2) Temps. 17 Sept. (CPR. 1340-1343 p. 513). D. 2 Feb. 1347 (Emden, Reg. Ox. 1 154).

John Gynewell 1347-1362.

Lic. el. 19 Feb. 1347 (CPR. 1345-1348 p. 251). Gynewell prov. 23 March (CPL. 111 217). Temps. 2 June (CPR. 1345-1348 p. 298). Cons. 23 Sept. (R.S.A.). D. 5 Aug. 1362 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 227).

John Buckingham 1363-1398.

Lic. el. 20 Aug. 1362 (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 242). El. by 4 Oct. (P.R.O. c 84/29/1). Royal assent 20 Oct. (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 249). Pope delayed conf. because of doubts about his suitability (CPL. IV 1, 34-5). Prov. 5 Apr. 1363 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 228b). Temps. 23 June (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 355). Cons. 25 June (R.S.A.). Trans. 27 Feb. 1398 to Coventry and Lichfield (CPL. v 507) since John of Gaunt wanted Lincoln for Henry Beaufort. Buckingham refused trans. and retired to Christ Church priory Cant. (Walsingham 11 228). D. 10 March 1399 (Lamb. MS. 20 f. 171b).

M. Henry Beaufort 1398-1404.

Prov. 27 Feb. 1398 (CPL. v 507). Cons. 14 July (R.S.A.). Temps. 19 July (CPR. 1396-1399 p. 383). Trans. 19 Nov. 1404 to Winchester.

M. Philip Repington O.Can. S.A., D.Th. 1404-1419.

Prov. 19 Nov. 1404 (CPL. VI 6). Temps. 28 March 1405 (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 2). Cons. 29 March (R.S.A.). Enthroned 9 Apr. (A.C. A2/29 f. 17b). Probably did not accept title of card. conferred on him by pope Gregory XII who was not recognized in England (Eubel 1 31). No evidence for the assertion that he was out of the dioc. after 1408. (fn. 1) Res. by proxy 1 Oct. 1419, res. accepted 21 Nov. (Reg. XIV f. 103). (fn. 2)

M. Richard Fleming D.Th. 1425-1431.

Prov. 20 Nov. 1419 (Reg. Chichele 1 63-4). Cons. 28 Apr. 1420 (R.S.A.). Temps. 23 May (CPR. 1416-1422 p. 278). Profession of obedience to abp. of Cant. by proxy 24 May, in person 1 Dec. (Reg. Chichele 1 64, 74). Trans. 14 Feb. 1424 to York (CPL. VII 345-6). Henry VI's council objected and the See was vacant until 1425 (Reg. Chichele 1 xcii-xciv).

M. Richard Fleming D.Th. (again) 1425-1431.

After negotiations between Council and papal court Fleming re-trans. to Linc. 25 July 1425 (Reg. Chichele 1 89). Temps. 3 Aug. 1426 (CPR. 1422-1429 p. 351). D. 25 Jan. 1431 (Emden, Reg. Ox. 11 698).

[M. John Mackworth B.Cn. L. 1431.

Lic. el. 5 Feb. 1431 (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 102). On 5 May 1431 John Mackworth appears as 'bishop-elect' (A.C. A2/32 f. 57).]

M. William Gray D.C.L. 1431-1436.

Trans. 30 Apr. 1431 from London (Eubel 11 177). Temps. 4 Aug. (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 142). D. Feb. 1436 (Emden, Reg. Ox. 11 808).

M. William Alnwick O.S.B., D.C.L. 1436-1449.

Lic. el. 1 March 1436 (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 511). Royal assent to postulation of Alnwick 23 May (ibid. p. 506). Trans. 19 Sept. (Reg. Chichele 1 122). (fn. 3) Temps. 16 Feb. 1437 (CPR. 1436-1441 p. 38). Enthroned Maundy Thursday, 28 March 1437 (A.C. A2/32 f. 121b). D. 5 Dec. 1449 (Lamb., Reg. Stafford f. 179).

M. Marmaduke Lumley 1450.

Petition for lic. el. 10 Dec. 1449 (P.R.O. c 84/47/14). Trans. 28 Jan. 1450 from Carlisle (Eubel 11 177). El. 21 Feb. (A.C. A2/34 f. 11). Temps. 14 March (CPR. 1446- 1452 p. 322). D. by 5 Dec. 1450 (ibid. p. 407).

[M. William Gray D.Th. 1450-1452.

Prov. 23 Dec. 1450 (CPL. x 698). Res., since Chedworth had been elected, 5 May 1452 (ibid. p. 600).]

M. John Chedworth D.Th. 1452-1471.

Petition for lic. el. 6 Nov. 1450 (P.R.O. c 84/47/21) granted 5 Dec. (CPR. 1446- 1452 p. 407). Royal assent to el. of Chedworth 11 Feb. 1451 (ibid. p. 410). Prov. 5 May 1452 (CPL. x 600). Temps. 2 June (CPR. 1446-1452 p. 565). Cons. 18 June (R.S.A.). Enthroned 23 Sept. (A.C. A2/35 ff. 4-5b). D. 23 Nov. 1471 (Emden, Reg. Ox. 1 402).

M. Thomas Rotherham D.Th. 1471-1480.

Petition for lic. el. 24 Nov. 1471 (P.R.O. c 84/30/41), granted 7 Dec. (CPR. 1467- 1477 p. 295). Trans. c. 8 Jan. 1472 from Rochester (P.R.O. Papal Bulls 37.8). Temps. 10 March (CPR. 1467-1477 p. 332). Enthroned 7 July (Reg. XXII ff. 184, 184b). Trans. 7 July 1480 to York.

M. John Russell D.C.L. 1480-1494.

Trans. 7 July 1480 from Rochester (Eubel 11 177). Temps. 9 Sept. (CPR. 1476- 1485 p. 209). D. 30 Dec. 1494 (A.C. A3/1 f. 99).

M. William Smith B.C.L. 1495-1514.

El. 18 May 1495 (A.C. A3/1 f. 102). Trans. 6 Nov. from Lichfield (Eubel 11 177). Temps. 6 Feb. 1496 (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 55). D. 2 Jan. 1514 (A.C. A3/3 f. 56).

M. Thomas Wolsey M.A. 1514.

Prov. 6 Feb. 1514 (P.R.O. Papal Bulls 26. 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12). Temps. 4 March (Foedera XIII 304). Cons. 26 March (R.S.A.). Enthroned by proxy 6 Apr. (A.C. A3/3 f. 61b). Trans. 15 Sept. 1514 to York.

M. William Atwater D.Th. 1514-1521.

Prov. 15 Sept. 1514 (Eubel 111 225). Temps. 6 Nov. (Foedera XIII 468). Cons. 12 Nov. (R.S.A.). Enthroned by proxy 8 Dec. (A.C. A3/3 f. 71), in person 5 Sept. 1517 (ibid. f. 115). D. 4 Feb. 1521 (Emden, Reg. Ox. 173).

M. John Longland D.Th. 1521-1547.

Prov. 20 March 1521 (Eubel 111 225). Cons. 5 May (R.S.A.). Temps. 26 June (Foedera XIII 747). D. 7 May 1547 (Emden, Reg. Ox. 11 1161).

Footnotes

1 See A. Deeley 'Papal provisions and royal rights of patronage in the 14th cent.' Eng. Hist. Rev. XLIII p. 510.
2 '1341. Hoc anno papa Benedictus nihil fecit notabile; sed electos Eboracensem et Lincolniensem tenuit in curia languentes et nullatenus expeditos' (Murimuth p. 121).
1 See M. Archer 'Philip Repington, bishop of Lincoln and his Cathedral Chapter'. University of Birmingham Historical Journal IV 81 seq.
2 Res. made to Card. Branda by bp's proctor. Repington did not therefore know the exact date on which it was accepted and continued to administer the dioc. till he had news. Pope later ratified his acts (CPL. VII 213; Reg. Chichele 1 63).
3 At the request of Henry VI whose confessor he was (Foedera X 645).


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