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'Archbishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 4: York diocese (1975), pp. 1-5. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34535 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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York Diocese 1541-1857

ARCHBISHOPS OF YORK

Edward Lee D.D. 1531-1544.

Papal provision 20 Oct. 1531 (Reg. 28 f. 1; AC 1504-43 f. 168v; L. & P. v no. 883; P.R.O., S.C. 7/64/43). Temps. 3 Dec. (L. & P. v no. 627 (3)). Cons. 10 Dec. (Reg. 18 unnumbered folio at beginning of reg.). Enthr. by proxy 12 Dec. (AC 1504- 1543 f. 169); in person 1 Apr. 1534 (ibid. ff. 192-3). D. 13 Sept. 1544 (Reg. 5A f. 672; AC 1543-58 f. 11; L. & P. xix ii no. 239).

Robert Holgate D.D. 1545-1554.

Suggested as Lee's successor 16 Sept. 1544 (L. & P. xix ii no. 239). Letters missive for Holgate, bp. of Llandaff, 3 Jan. 1545 (AC 1543-58 f. 10v; D/C Prob. Reg. 3 f. 6); congé d'élire 5 Jan. (ibid.; L. & P. xx i no. 125 (4)). El. 10 Jan. (AC 1543-58 ff. 11-12). Royal assent 22 Jan. (L. & P. xx i no. 125 (20)). Conf. 26 Jan. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Westminster and Chichester (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 306-10). Warrant for temps. 30 Jan. (L. & P. xx i no. 125 (28)). Enthr. by proxy 19 March (AC 1543-58 ff. 14-15). Depriv. 16 March 1554 (Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols (Camden Soc., 1847) p. 58; Canterbury Cath. Libr., Reg. N f. 38v; Brit. Libr., Harley MS. 6971 f. 149v).

Nicholas Heath D.D. 1555-1559.

Congé d'élire 19 Feb. 1555 (C.P.R. 1554-5 p. 11). Chapter to discuss el. of an abp. 4 March (Brit. Libr., Harley MS. 6971 f. 150v). Temporary custody of temps. 26 March (C.P.R. 1554-5 p. 12). Papal provision of Heath, bp. of Worcester, 21 June (Reg. 29 f. 111r-v); papal dispensation 30 Oct. (ibid. f. 112r-v). Temps. 8 Jan. 1556 (C.P.R. 1555-7 p. 6). Enthr. by proxy 22 Jan. (Brit. Libr., Harley MS. 6971 f. 150v). Depriv. 5 July 1559 (Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols (Camden Soc., 1847) p. 203).

[William May D.C.L. 1560].

Congé d'élire 25 July 1560 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 449). El. 13 Aug. (Brit. Libr., Harley MS. 6971 f. 153v). However, May had d. 8 Aug. (W. Dugdale, Hist. of St. Paul's Cath., ed. H. Ellis (London, 1818) p. 46).

Thomas Young B.C.L. 1561-1568.

Young, bp. of St. David's, recommended by abp. Parker to Cecil (fn. 1) 16 Oct. 1560 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547-80 p. 161). El. 31 Jan. 1561 (Brit. Libr., Harley MS. 6971 f. 154). Royal assent 19 Feb. (Registrum Matthei Parker, ed. E. M. Thompson and W. H. Frere (Canterbury and York Soc., xxxv, xxxvi, xxxix, 1928-33) 1 110). Conf. 25 Feb. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, and Coventry and Lichfield (ibid. pp. 109-11). Temps. 4 March (C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 147). D. 26 June 1568 (Reg. 30 f. 41; Eboracum p. 454).

Edmund Grindal D.D. 1570-1576.

Congé d'élire 1 Apr. 1570 (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 118; Chapter File 1570). Grindal, bp. of London, el. 11 Apr. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 66v-68). Royal assent 15 May (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 118) or 16 May (Registrum Matthei Parker, ed. E. M. Thompson and W. H. Frere (Canterbury and York Soc., xxxv, xxxvi, xxxix, 1928-33) 1 138). Conf. 22 May by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Winchester and Rochester (ibid. pp. 136- 143). Temps. 6 June (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 118). Enthr. by proxy 9 June (AC 1565- 1634 ff. 71-4). Trans. to Canterbury 1576.

Edwin Sandys D.D. 1577-1588.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Sandys, bp. of London, 19 Jan. 1577 (P.R.O., C 66/1161). El. 25 Jan. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 151v-153). Royal assent 8 March (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 19). Conf. s.d. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Lincoln and Rochester (ibid. ff. 18v-23; Inst. AB 3 f. 106). Enthr. by proxy 13 March (AC 1565-1634 ff. 155-6). Temps. 16 March (P.R.O., C 66/1161). D. 10 July 1588 (m.i., Southwell minster, Notts.) (Eboracum p. 456; Reg. 31 f. 101; Inst. AB 3 f. 202).

John Piers D.D. 1589-1594.

Congé d'élire 18 Jan. 1589 (P.R.O., C 66/1323). Letters missive for Piers, bp. of Salisbury, 20 Jan. (Chapter File 1589). El. 1 Feb. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 248v-249v). Royal assent 15 Feb.; temps. s.d. (P.R.O., C 66/1323). Conf. 19 Feb. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Winchester, Hereford and Rochester (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 1 ff. 63-66v; Inst. AB 3 f. 214). Enthr. by proxy 27 Feb. (AC 1565-1634 f. 252r-v). D. 28 Sept. 1594 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum pp. 456-7).

Matthew Hutton D.D. 1595-1606.

Letters missive for Hutton, bp. of Durham, 3 Feb. 1595 (AC 1565-1634 f. 309); congé d'élire 6 Feb. (Chapter File 1595; AC 1565-1634 ff. 308v-309). El. 14 Feb. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 309v-311v). Royal assent 6 March (P.R.O., C 66/1427). Conf. 24 March by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, Winchester, Rochester and Exeter (Lamb., Reg Whitgift 11 ff. 45v-50v; Chapter File 1595; Inst. AB 3 f. 273). Enthr. by proxy 31 March (AC 1565-1634 f. 313r-v). Temps. 3 Apr. (P.R.O., C 66 /1427). D. 15 Jan. 1606 (Inst. AB 3 f. 376v) or 16 Jan. (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum p. 458).

Tobias Matthew D.D. 1606-1628.

Letters missive for Matthew, bp. of Durham, 8 July 1606 (AC 1565-1634 f. 410r-v); congé d'élire 11 July (Abp. 1; AC 1565-1634 f. 410). El. 26 July (AC 1565-1634 ff. 411-12). Royal assent 9 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/1715). Conf. 18 Aug. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, Bristol, Rochester and Chichester (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 44-51; Inst. AB 3 f. 382v). Temps. 21 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/1715). Enthr. by proxy 11 Sept. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 414-15). D. 29 March 1628 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum p. 459; Exch. AB 8 f. 2).

George Monteigne D.D. 1628.

Letters missive for Monteigne, bp. of Durham, 4 June 1628 (AC 1565-1634 ff. 653v-654); congé d'élire s.d. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 148) or 5 June (Chapter File 1628; AC 1565-1634 f. 653v). El. 16 June (AC 1565-1634 ff. 654v-655v). Royal assent 27 June (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 179). Conf. 1 July by bps. of Winchester, Norwich, Rochester and St. David's (Lamb., Reg. Abbot 11 ff. 125-30). Temps. 3 July (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 190) or 11 July (P.R.O., C 66/2491). Enthr. by proxy 24 Oct. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 659v-660v). D. 24 Oct. 1628 (Obituary of Richard Smyth, ed. H. Ellis (Camden Soc., 1849) p. 3).

Samuel Harsnet D.D. 1629-1631.

Letters missive for Harsnet, bp. of Norwich, 3 Nov. 1628; congé d'élire 6 Nov. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 368; AC 1565-1634 f. 666). El. 26 Nov. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 668-9). Royal assent 11 Dec. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 407) or 13 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/2491; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 11 f. 164v). Conf. 13 Jan. 1629 by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, Winchester, Ely and Lincoln (Lamb., Reg. Abbot 11 ff. 163v- 168v; Exch. AB 8 f. 77; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 449). Temps. 16 Jan. (P.R.O., C 66/2491). Enthr. by proxy 23 Apr. (AC 1565-1634 ff. 673-674v). D. 25 May 1631 (m.i., Chigwell, Essex) (Eboracum p. 461; Exch. AB 8 f. 2; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 111 f. 117).

Richard Neale D.D. 1632-1640.

Letters missive for Neale, bp. of Winchester, 21 Feb. 1632; congé d'élire 22 Feb. (AC 1565-1634 f. 714r-v). El. 29 Feb. (ibid. ff. 715v-717). Royal assent 3 March (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1631-3 p. 282) or 9 March (P.R.O., C 66/2583). Conf. 19 March by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, Ely, and Bath and Wells (Lamb., Reg. Abbot 111 ff. 34v-40; Chanc. AB 24 f. 221). Temps. 26 March (P.R.O., C 66/2583). D. 31 Oct. 1640 (Exch. AB 11 f. 338).

John Williams D.D. 1641-1650.

Williams, bp. of Lincoln, el. 15 Nov. 1641; royal assent 30 Nov.; conf. 4 Dec. by bps. of Durham, Winchester, Gloucester and Rochester (Lamb., Reg. Laud 11 ff. 59-64; Inst. AB 6 p. 294). Enthr. in person 27 June 1642 (Inst. AB 6 p. 294). D. 25 March 1650 (m.i., Llandegai, Caern.) (Eboracum p. 463; J. Hacket, Scrinia Reserata (London, 1692) pt. ii p. 228).

Accepted Frewen D.D. 1660-1664.

Congé d'élire 6 Sept. 1660 (A1(2) 1660). Frewen, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, el. 22 Sept. (AC 1660-1700 f. 14). Conf. 4 Oct. by abp. of Canterbury (Inst. AB 6 p. 302). Enthr. by proxy 11 Oct. (AC 1660-1700 f. 14r-v). Warrant for temps. 22 Oct. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1660-1 p. 319). D. 28 March 1664 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum p. 464 and facing plate).

Richard Sterne D.D. 1664-1683.

Letters missive for Sterne, bp. of Carlisle, 10 Apr. 1664 (Chapter File 1664; AC 1660-1700 f. 42r-v; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663-4 p. 551); congé d'élire 18 Apr. (A1(2) 1664; AC 1660-1700 f. 42). El. 28 Apr. (AC 1660-1700 ff. 43-4). Royal assent 14 May (P.R.O., C 66/3052). Mand. for enthr. issued 31 May by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, Durham, Winchester, Chester and Salisbury, following conf. (D/C Prec. Bk.). Temps. 3 June (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663-4 p. 605). Enthr. by proxy 10 June (AC 1660-1700 ff. 44v-45v). D. 18 June 1683 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum p. 465; Inst. AB 8 p. 158; Inst. AB 9 i p. i).

John Dolben D.D. 1683-1686.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Dolben, bp. of Rochester, 19 July 1683 (A1(2) 1683; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1683 p. 130; AC 1660-1700 f. 160v). El. 28 July (AC 1660-1700 ff. 161v-162v). Royal assent 9 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/3237). Conf. 16 Aug. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of London, Salisbury and Oxford (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 53-60). Temps. 22 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/3237). Enthr. by proxy 23 Aug. (AC 1660-1700 ff. 165v-167). D. 11 Apr. 1686 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum pp. 465-6; Inst. AB 9 i p. i; Lamb., Reg. Sancroft f. 263v).

Thomas Lamplugh D.D. 1688-1691.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Lamplugh, bp. of Exeter, 22 Nov. 1688 (Chapter File 1688). El. 28 Nov. (AC 1660-1700 ff. 212v-213). Royal assent 5 Dec.; conf. 8 Dec. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of St. Asaph, Ely, Rochester and Peterborough (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 171-177v). Enthr. by proxy 19 Dec. (AC 1660-1700 ff. 213v-214). Warrant for temps. 14 March 1689 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1689-90 p. 24). D. 5 May 1691 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum p. 467; Inst. AB 9 i pp. i, 70).

John Sharp D.D. 1691-1714.

Congé d'élire 11 May 1691; letters missive for Sharp, dean of Canterbury, 12 May (A1(2) 1691; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 370). El. 19 May (AC 1660-1700 f. 220r-v). Royal assent 18 June; conf. 2 July by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Salisbury, Worcester and Bristol (Lamb., Reg. Tillotson ff. 43-52). Cons. 5 July (Inst. AB 9 i p. 70). Enthr. by proxy 16 July (AC 1660-1700 ff. 221v-222). D. 2 Feb. 1714 (m.i., York minster) (Eboracum pp. 467-8; Reg. 34 f. 1; Inst. AB 9 i p. i; Inst. AB 10 i p. 149).

Sir William Dawes, Bart. D.D. 1714-1724.

Congé d'é lire and letters missive for Dawes, bp. of Chester, 20 Feb. 1714 (A1(2) 1714; AC 1701-28 f. 50r-v). El. 26 Feb. (AC 1701-28 ff. 51-52v). Royal assent 2 March (P.R.O., C 66/3494). Conf. 9 March by bps. of Durham, Winchester, Coventry and Lichfield, Lincoln, Exeter, Norwich and Hereford (Lamb., Reg. Tenison 11 ff. 99v-110v; Reg. 34 f. 1; Inst. AB 10 ii p. 1). Enthr. by proxy 24 March (AC 1701-28 ff. 53v-55). D. 30 Apr. 1724 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1724, ix 24).

Lancelot Blackburn D.D. 1724-1743.

Blackburn, bp. of Exeter, 'had the honour to kiss his Majesty's hand for the archbishopric of York' 2 May 1724 (Lond. Gaz. no. 6262). Congé d'élire and letters missive 29 Oct. (A1(2) 1724; AC 1701-28 f. 119r-v). El. 11 Nov. (AC 1701-28 ff. 119v-120v). Royal assent 23 Nov.; conf. 28 Nov. by bps. of London, Durham, Winchester, Chester and Salisbury (Lamb., Reg. Wake 1 ff. 267-77; Reg. 35 ff. 1-8v; Inst. AB 11 p. 1). Temps. 5 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/3557). Enthr. by proxy 10 Dec. (AC 1701-28 f. 121r-v). D. 22 March 1743 (AC 1728-47 f. 177v) or 23 March (Gent. Mag. 1743, xiii 163).

Thomas Herring D.D. 1743-1747.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Herring, bp. of Bangor, pubd. 9 Apr. 1743 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8212); issued 11 Apr. (A1(2) 1743; AC 1728-47 f. 179v; P.R.O., C 209/9). El. 15 Apr. (AC 1728-47 ff. 180-1). Royal assent 18 Apr. (P.R.O., C 209/9). Conf. 21 Apr. by bps. of Durham, Rochester, Exeter, Gloucester and Chichester (Lamb., Reg. Potter ff. 114v-127; Reg. 36 ff. 1-9v). Enthr. by proxy 28 Apr. (AC 1728-47 ff. 182-183v). Temps. 30 Apr. (P.R.O., C 209/9). Trans. to Canterbury 1747.

Matthew Hutton D.D. 1747-1757.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Hutton, bp. of Bangor, issued 26 Nov. 1747 (P.R.O., C 209/11; A1(2) 1747; AC 1747-56 ff. 12v-13v); pubd. 28 Nov. (Lond. Gaz. no. 8696). El. 30 Nov. (AC 1747-56 ff. 15-17). Royal assent 5 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/11). Conf. 10 Dec. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Rochester, Coventry and Lichfield, Bristol and Chichester (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 17v-29v; Reg. 36 ff. 128v-135). Temps. 19 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/11). Enthr. by proxy 29 Dec. (AC 1747-56 ff. 19-21v). Trans. to Canterbury 1757.

John Gilbert D.D. 1757-1761.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Gilbert, bp. of Salisbury, pubd. 30 Apr. 1757 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9683); issued 2 May (P.R.O., C 209/14; A1(2) 1757). El. 13 May (AC 1756-71 ff. 8v-9v; Reg. 36 f. 173). Royal assent 17 May (P.R.O., C 209/14). Conf. 24 May by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Oxford, Peterborough, Coventry and Lichfield, Chester and Chichester (Lamb., Reg. Hutton ff. 12v-23v; Reg. 36 f. 173; Inst. AB 14 p. 38). Enthr. by proxy 28 May (AC 1756-71 ff. 11v-13). Temps. 2 June (P.R.O., C 209/14). D. 9 Aug. 1761 (Gent. Mag. 1761, xxxi 382; Inst. AB 14 p. 143).

Hon. Robert Hay Drummond (fn. 1) D.D. 1761-1776.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Drummond, bp. of Salisbury, pubd. 19 Sept. 1761 (Lond. Gaz. no. 10140); issued 26 Sept. (P.R.O., C 209/18; A1(2) 1761). El. 5 Oct. (AC 1756-71 ff. 43v-44v). Royal assent 17 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Conf. 23 Oct. by abp. of Canterbury and bps. of Hereford, Chester, Rochester and Bristol (Lamb., Reg. Secker ff. 97v-110; Inst. AB 14 p. 144). Temps. 31 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Enthr. by proxy 11 Nov. (AC 1756-71 ff. 47-8). D. 10 Dec. 1776 (Gent. Mag. 1776, xlvi 579; Inst. AB 15 p. 225).

William Markham D.C.L. 1777-1807.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Markham, bp. of Chester, pubd. 21 Dec. 1776 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11729); issued 28 Dec. (A1(2) 1776). El. 8 Jan. 1777 (ibid.). Royal assent 15 Jan. (P.R.O., C 209/19). Conf. 20 Jan. by bps. of London, Ely, Norwich and Lincoln (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 205-16; Inst. AB 15 p. 225). Enthr. by proxy 28 Jan. (A1(2) 1776). Temps. 29 Jan. (P.R.O., C 209/19). D. 3 Nov. 1807 (Gent. Mag. 1807, lxxvii (2) 1082-3; Inst. AB 17 p. 271; AC 1784-1807 p. 365).

Edward Venables Vernon D.C.L. 1808-1847.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Vernon, bp. of Carlisle, pubd. 1 Dec. 1807 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16092); issued s.d. (A1(2) 1807). El. 9 Dec. (AC 1807-30 pp. 10-14). Royal assent 19 Dec. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Conf. 19 Jan. 1808 by bps. of Bath and Wells, Bangor, Chester, Exeter and Salisbury (Lamb., Reg. Sutton 1 ff. 80v-95v; Inst. AB 17 p. 272). Enthr. by proxy 21 Jan. (AC 1807-30 pp. 21-24). Temps. 2 Feb. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Added surname Harcourt to his name from 15 Jan. 1831 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18769). D. 5 Nov. 1847 (The Times, 8 Nov.; Inst. AB 21 p. 166; AC 1842-73 p. 223).

Thomas Musgrave D.D. 1847-1860.

Congé d'élire and letters missive for Musgrave, bp. of Hereford, pubd. 17 Nov. 1847 (Lond. Gaz. no. 20795); issued 22 Nov. (A1(2) 1847). El. 1 Dec. (AC 1842-73 pp. 237-41; Inst. AB 21 p. 167). Royal assent 4 Dec. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Conf. 10 Dec. by bps. of Winchester, Exeter, Salisbury, Chichester and Ely (Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 607-27; Inst. AB 21 p. 167). Temps. 5 Jan. 1848 (P.R.O., Index 16816). Enthr. 13 Jan. (AC 1842-73 pp. 247-50). D. 4 May 1860 (The Times, 5 May; Inst. AB 22 p. 238; AC 1842-73 p. 473).

Footnotes

1 Queen's principal secretary of state.
1 His surname is variously given as Drummond or Hay Drummond. Originally Robert Hay (son of George [Hay], earl of Kinnoul), he took the surname Drummond in 1739 as heir of entail of his greatgrandfather, William Drummond, earl of Strathallan (Complete Peerage, comp. G. E. Cokayne and others (London, 1910-59) vii 324).


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