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'Bishops of Worcester', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 4: Monastic cathedrals (southern province) (1963), pp. 55-58. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32732 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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BISHOPS OF WORCESTER

Godfrey Giffard 1268-1302.

El. c. July 1268 (Ann. Wig. p. 458), but appears to have already been nominated as bp. since gr. custody of temps. 13 June (CPR. 1266-1272 p. 238). Cons. 23 Sept. at Canterbury by abp. Boniface (R.S.A.). Profession to Canterbury s.d. (Ann. Lond. p. 78). D. 26 Jan. 1302 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 1).

John de St Germain O.S.B. 1302.

Lic. el. gr. 20 Feb. 1302 (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 17). El. 25 March (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 1). K. notified of el. 29 March (ibid.). Royal assent 8 Apr. (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 26). Assent of abp. delayed because rumoured that bp. el. unwilling to accept appointment, and because of abp's doubts about conduct of el. 'per viam compromissi' (Reg. Winchelsey 11 631-4). Appeal to papal curia by abp. (ibid. p. 634) and by bp. el. (Ann. Wig. p. 555). Bp. el. res. 17/27 Oct. (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 32; Ann. Wig. p. 554).

William de Gainsborough O.F.M. 1302-1307.

Prov. 22 Oct. 1302 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 32). Cons. 28 Oct. by bp. of Albano in Rome (R.S.A.). Profession to Canterbury s.d. (Cant., Reg. A ff. 283/239). Temps. 4 Feb. 1303 (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 110). Spir. 7 Feb. (Reg. Winchelsey 1 447). Enthronement 9 June (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 52-4). D. 17 Sept. 1307 at Beauvais (Chronicon de Lanercost 1201-1346 (Bannatyne Club, 1839) p. 211; Reg. Sede Vacante p. 103). (fn. 1)

Walter Reynolds 1307-1313.

Lic. el. sought 14 Oct. 1307 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 103). Gr. 17 Oct. (CPR. 1307- 1313 p. 8). Papal mand. 5 Oct. that bpc. reserved, royal mand. 30 Oct. that chapt. to el. without delay (CCR. 1307-1313 p. 4). Reynolds el. 13 Nov. (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 107-8). Prov. 12 Feb. 1308 (CPL. 11 34). Custody of temps. gr. 20 Jan. (CPR. 1307-1313 p. 44). Plenary restitution 5 Apr. (ibid. p. 63). Cons. at Canterbury by abp. 13 Oct. (Cant., Reg. A f. 283/239). Enthroned 21 Sept. 1310 (Liber Albus, ed. J. M. Wilson (Worcs. Hist. Soc., 1919) p. 32). Trans. to Canterbury 1 Oct. 1313.

Walter Maidstone 1313-1317.

Prov. 1 Oct. 1313 (CPL. 11 115). Cons. 7 Oct. at Avignon (ibid.). Profession to Canterbury n.d. (Cant., Reg. A f. 283/239). Temps. 17 Feb. 1314 (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 84). D. 28 March /7 Apr. 1317 (CPL. 11 140; Reg. Sede Vacante p. 177).

M. Thomas de Cobham D.Th., D.Cn.L. 1317-1327.

Lic. el. sought 10 Apr. 1317 (P.R.O., C 84/19/10). Gr. 19 Apr. (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 179), but prov. 31 March (CPL. 11 140). Cons. 22 May at Avignon (R.S.A.). Enthroned 28 Oct. (Ann. Lond. p. 287). Profession to Canterbury 15 Nov. (Cant., Reg. A ff. 283/239-283b/239b). Temps. 20 Nov. (CPR. 1317-1321 p. 52). D. 26/27 Aug. 1327 (ibid. p. 337; Wharton 1 533).

[Wulstan de Bransford O.S.B. 1327.]

M. Adam de Orleton D.Cn.L. 1327-1333.

Lic. el. gr. 31 Aug. 1327 (CPR. 1327-1330 p. 159). Royal assent to el. of Bransford 8 Sept. (ibid. p. 165). Assent of abp. 3 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Reynolds f. 206b). Temps. 8 Oct. (CPR. 1327-1330 p. 179). Preparations for cons. 16 Oct. (ibid. p. 182). El. set aside by trans. of Orleton from Hereford 28 Sept. (Reg. Orleton 11 f. 1). Royal prohibn. to Orleton 12 and 26 Dec., but temps. gr. 2 March 1328 (CPR. 1327-1330 p. 245). Enthroned 19 June (Reg. Orleton 11 f. 6b). Trans. to Winchester 1 Dec. 1333.

M. Simon de Montacute M.A. 1333-1337.

Prov. 11 Dec. 1333 (CPL. 11 405). Temps. 15 March 1334 (CPR. 1330-1334 p. 526). Cons. 8 May at Thame by bp. of Lincoln (Reg. Montacute f. 6b). Profession to Canterbury s.d. (ibid. f. 11). Trans. to Ely 14 March 1337.

Thomas de Hemenhale O.S.B. 1337-1338.

Prov. 14 March 1337 (CPL. 11 541). Cons. 30 March (ibid. p. 542). Profession to Canterbury 6 July (Cant., Reg. A f. 283b/239b). Temps. 25 July (CPR. 1334-1338 p. 473). Enthroned after 5 Aug. when bp. wrote to archdcn. of Canterbury about enthronement (Reg. Hemenhale f. 10). D. before 24 Dec. 1338 (P.R.O., C 84/24/8).

Wulstan de Bransford O.S.B. (again) 1338-1349.

Lic. el. sought 24 Dec. 1338 (P.R.O., C 84/24/8). Gr. 28 Dec. (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 172). Royal assent 12 Jan. 1339 (ibid. p. 175). Assent of abp. 17 Feb. (Reg. Bransford 1 f. 1). Temps. s.d. (CPR. 1338-1340 p. 203). Cons. at Canterbury by abp. 21 March (Reg. Bransford 1 f. 3). Profession to Canterbury 20 March (Cant., Reg. A f. 283b/239b). Enthroned 28 March (Reg. Bransford 1 f. 3). D. 6 Aug. 1349 (Wharton 1 533).

[M. John de Evesham O.S.B., B.Th. 1349.]

M. John de Thoresby 1349-1352.

Lic. el. gr. 15 Aug. 1349 (CPR. 1348-1350 p. 355). Royal assent to el. of Evesham 25 Aug. (ibid. p. 362). El. set aside by prov. of Thoresby 4 Sept. (CPL. 111 311). Temps. 10 Jan. 1350 (CPR. 1348-1350 p. 442). Spir. 11 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 8). Enthroned 12 Sept. 1351 (Reg. Thoresby f. 26). Trans. to York 17 Oct. 1352.

M. Reginald Bryan Lic.C.L. 1352-1361.

Trans. from St Davids 22 Oct. 1352 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 63). Temps. 31 March 1353 (CPR. 1350-1354 p. 420). Profession to Canterbury 7 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 66b). Spir. s.d. (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 202). Trans. to Ely 1361, but d. 10 Dec. before trans. complete (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 240b).

M. John Barnet senior B.C.L. 1362-1363.

Lic. el. gr. 14 Dec. 1361 (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 143). Lic. revoked because bpc. reserved to pope when Bryan trans. (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 203). Barnet prov. 10 Jan. 1362 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 240). Spir. 4 March (ibid. f. 240b). Temps. 19 March (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 175). Cons. 20 March at St Paul's, London by bp. of Winchester (Winchester, Reg. Edington 11 f. 58b). Profession to Canterbury n.d. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 240). Enthroned 18 Sept. (Reg. Barnet f. 11b). Trans. to Bath and Wells 25 Nov. 1363.

M. William Wittlesey B.Cn. & C.L. 1364-1368.

Trans. from Rochester 6 March 1364 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 297). Enthroned 11 May (Reg. Wittlesey f. 9). Temps. 28 June (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 511). Trans. to Canterbury 11 Oct. 1368.

M. William de Lynn or Lulimere D.Cn. & C.L. 1368-1373.

Trans. from Chichester 11 Oct. 1368 (Lamb., Reg. Wittlesey f. 132). Spir. 31 May 1369 (ibid. f. 132b). Temps. 4 June (CPR. 1367-1370 p. 251). D. 18 Nov. 1373 (Lamb., Reg. Wittlesey f. 139).

[Walter de Legh O.S.B. 1373-1375.]

Henry de Wakefield 1375-1395.

Lic. el. sought 20 Nov. 1373 (P.R.O., C 84/31/2). Gr. 28 Nov. (CPR. 1370-1374 p. 369). Legh el. 7 Dec. (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 289-92). Royal assent sought 9 Dec., gr. 24 Dec. (ibid. pp. 292-3). El. set aside by prov. of Wakefield 12 Sept. 1375 (Reg. Wakefield ff. 1-1b). Profession to Canterbury 3 Oct. (Wharton 1 535). Temps. 14 Oct. (CPR. 1374-1377 p. 174). Cons. at Hatfield by bp. of Ely 28 Oct. (Ely, Reg. Arundell f. 10b). Enthroned 31 March 1376 (Reg. Wakefield f. 3b). D. 11 March 1395 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 353).

[M. John Green O.S.B., D.Th. 1395.]

Robert Tideman de Winchcombe O.Cist. 1395-1401.

Lic. el. sought 12 March 1395 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 353). Gr. 3 Apr. (CPR. 1391- 1396 p. 560). Royal assent to el. of Green 4 May 1395 (ibid. p. 565). El. set aside by prov. of Robert Tideman de Winchcombe, trans. from Llandaff 15 June (Eubel 1 529). Custody of temps. gr. 21 July (CPR. 1391-1396 p. 616). D. 13 June 1401 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 371).

M. Richard Clifford 1401-1407.

Lic. el. sought 15 June 1401 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 372). Gr. 20 June (CPR. 1399- 1401 p. 505). El. 27 June (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 372-3). Prov. 19 Aug. (Reg. Clifford f. 1). Temps. 21 Sept. (CPR. 1399-1401 p. 547). Cons. 9 Oct. at St Paul's, London by abp. (Reg. Clifford f. 1). Enthroned 4 Feb. 1403 (ibid. f. 43b). Trans. to London 22 June 1407.

M. Thomas Peverel O.Carm., B.Th. 1407-1419.

Trans. from Llandaff 4 July 1407 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 40). Temps. 20 Nov. (CPR. 1405-1408 p. 377). Profession to Canterbury s.d. at Gloucester (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 ff. 39b-40). D. 1/2 March 1419 (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 390-1, 405-7).

M. Philip Morgan D.Cn. & C.L. 1419-1426.

Lic. el. sought 9 March 1419 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 391). Gr. 25 March (ibid.). El. 24 Apr. (ibid. pp. 405-7). Prov. 19 June (Reg. Chichele 1 55). Profession to Canterbury and spir. 9 Sept., by proxy as Morgan in France in k's service (ibid. pp. 55-7). Temps. 18 Oct. (CPR. 1416-1422 p. 246), fealty respited until 2 Feb. 1420 (ibid.). Cons. 3 Dec. at Rouen (Reg. Morgan, unnumbered folio, between pts. i and ii). Trans. to Ely 27 Feb. 1426.

M. Thomas Polton B.Cn. & C.L. 1426-1433.

Trans. from Chichester 27 Feb. 1426 (Reg. Chichele 1 94). Temps 23 Apr./6 May (CPR. 1422-1429 p. 336; Reg. Polton f. 1 (at Leicester)). Profession to Canterbury and spir. 26 Apr. (Reg. Chichele 1 94). D. 23 Aug. 1433 (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 408, 413).

[M. Thomas Brouns D.Cn. & C.L. 1433.]

M. Thomas Bourgchier D.Th. 1435-1443.

Lic. el. sought 3 Sept. 1433 (P.R.O., C 84/44/4). Prov. of Brouns c. 24 Sept. (CPL. ix 213-14). K. refused to assent el. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Cleopatra E. iii ff. 67, 68). Lic. el. gr. 16 Nov. (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 326). El. of Bourgchier according to k's wish 9 Dec., but not accepted by pope because Bourgchier under age and dispensation insufficient (Reg. Sede Vacante pp. 431-4). Bourgchier prov. 9 March 1435 (Reg. Chichele 1 118-9). Temps. 15 Apr. (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 458). Spir. 24 Apr. (Reg. Chichele 1 119-20). Cons. at Blackfriars, London, by bp. of Winchester (Reg. Bourgchier f. 1). Trans. to Ely 20 Dec. 1443.

M. John Carpenter D.Th. 1443-1476.

Prov. 20 Dec. 1443 (P.R.O., Papal Bulls 37 (34)), 26 Feb. 1444 (Reg. Carpenter 1 f. 1). Temps. 27 Feb. (CPR. 1441-1446 p. 253). Profession to Canterbury 28 Feb. (Wharton 1 538). Cons. 22 March in Eton College chap. by bp. of Salisbury (Reg. Carpenter 1 f. 2b). Enthroned 24 Dec. (ibid.). D. before 15 July 1476 (CPL. xiii ii 522).

M. John Alcock D.C.L. 1476-1486.

Trans. from Rochester 15 July 1476 (CPL. xiii ii 522). Temps 25 Sept. (CPR. 1467-1477 p. 598). Trans. to Ely 6 Oct. 1486.

M. Robert Morton Lic.C.L. 1486-1497.

Prov. 16 Oct. 1486 (Reg. Morton, title page). Temps. 10 Jan. 1487 (CPR. 1485- 1494 p. 168). Lic. alibi cons. 24 Jan. (Cant., Reg. S f. 345). Cons. 28 Jan. (R.S.A.). Enthroned by proxy 22 July (Reg. Morton f. 19b). D. before 5 May 1497 (Reg. J. de Gigliis f. 1b).

M. John de Gigliis D.Cn. & C.L. 1497-1498.

Lic. el. sought 5 May 1497 (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 227). Custody of temps. gr. 18 July (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 111). Lic. el. gr. 27 July (ibid. p. 113). Prov. 30 Aug. (Reg. J. de Gigliis f. 2). Cons. 10 Sept. at Rome (R.S.A.). Plenary restitution of temps. 5 Dec. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 139). Enthroned by proxy 12 Apr. 1498 (Reg. J. de Gigliis f. 3b). D. 25 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Morton 1 f. 167).

Silvester de Gigliis 1498-1521.

Prov. 24 Dec. 1498 (Reg. S. de Gigliis f. 1b). Custody of temps. gr. 1 Dec. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 154). Cons. n.d. at Rome (R.S.A.). Plenary restitution of temps. 17 March 1499 (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 172). Enthroned 6 Apr. (Reg. S. de Gigliis f. 3). D. 16 Apr. 1521 (Ledger 11 f. 124).

Julius de Medici Card. pr. of S. Laurentius in Damaso. 1521-1522.

Appointed as perpetual administrator of bpc., 7 June 1521 (Lamb., Reg. Warham 11 f. 294b). Conf. by abp. of York s.d. (Reg. Medici f. 5). Res. 26 Sept. 1522 (Reg. Ghinucchi f. 10).

Jerome de Ghinucchi 1522-1535.

Prov. 26 Sept. 1522 (Reg. Ghinucchi f. 10). Temps. 20 Feb. 1523 (L. & P. 111 ii No. 2844). Cons. 1523 (R.S.A.). Enthroned by proxy 2 March (Reg. Ghinucchi f. 11b). Depriv. 21 March 1535 (Lords' Journals xi 78).

M. Hugh Latimer B.Th. 1535-1539.

Lic. el. gr. 9 Aug. 1535 (L. & P. ix No. 236 (4)). Royal assent 11 Aug. (ibid. No. 236 (12)). Cons. 23 Sept. at Westminster by abp. (ibid. No. 729 (7)). Temps. 4 Oct. (ibid.). Enthroned 20 Aug. 1536 (Wharton 1 539). Res. 1 July 1539 (ibid.).

M. John Bell D.C.L. 1539-1543.

Lic. el. gr. 7 July 1539 (L. & P. xiv i No. 1354 (30)). Conf. of el. sought by prior 16 July (ibid. ii No. 113 (2)). Royal assent 1 Aug. 1539 (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 225). Temps. 4 Aug. (L. & P. xiv ii No. 113 (13)). Assent of abp. 11 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 224b). Cons. 17 Aug. (R.S.A.). Res. 17 Nov. 1543 (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 285b).

Footnotes

1 There is no evidence for the prov. of Peter of Savoy to the bpc. in 1302 as stated in Le NeveHardy.