Canons
First prebend

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'Canons: First prebend', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 3: Canterbury, Rochester and Winchester dioceses (1974), pp. 17-19. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34588 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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CANONS OF THE 1ST PREBEND, CANTERBURY

Richard Thornden or le Stede D.D. (fn. 1) 1541-1558.

Apptd. by king in foundation charter 8 Apr. 1541 (L. & P. XVI no. 779 (5)). Became suffragan bp. of Dover, 1545. D. by 13 March 1558 (Lamb., Reg. Pole f. 76v).

George Lilly M.A. 1558-1559.

Coll. 13 March 1558 (Lamb., Reg. Pole f. 76v). Appointed proctors for instal. 14 March (Reg. V1 f. 44v). D. by 23 July 1559 (Reg. Parker 1 46; C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 40).

Theodore Newton M.A. 1559-1569.

Pres. by queen sede vacante 20 Oct. 1559; royal mand. instal. 23 Oct. (C.P.R. 1558-60 pp. 40, 125; Reg. V1 f. 63v). D. by 13 Jan. 1569 (Reg. Parker II 844).

Thomas Lawse M.A. 1569-1589.

Coll. 13 Jan. 1569 (fn. 2) (Reg. Parker II 844). Instal. 15 Jan. (AC 1568-81 f. 2v). Res. by 27 Nov. 1589 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift II f. 313). (fn. 3)

William Redman D.D. 1589-1595.

Coll. 27 Nov. 1589 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift II f. 313). Mand. instal. s.d. (Reg. W f. 5). El. bp. of Norwich Dec. 1594. Present in chapter 1 Jan. 1595 (AC 1581-1607 f. 189v), but res. preb. by 4 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift II f. 324v).

Richard Bancroft D.D. 1595-1597.

Coll. 4 Jan. 1595 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift II f. 324v). Mand. instal. s.d. (Reg. W ff. 252v-253). Bp. of London 1597, and res. preb. 29 Apr. (Reg. X p. 30/f. 15v).

Richard Wood D.D. 1597-1609.

Coll. 29 Apr. 1597 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift II ff. 161, 344; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 404; Reg. X p. 30/f. 15v). D. by 15 Sept. 1609 (burial, Canterbury cath.) (Register Booke p. 113; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 292v).

Henry Airay D.D. 1609-1616.

Coll. 19 Sept. 1609 (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 292v; Reg. V4 f. 9). D. 10 Oct. 1616 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. II 178; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 1 f. 421r-v). (fn. 1)

John Warner D.D. 1616-1637/8.

Coll. 12 Oct. 1616 (Lamb., Reg. Abbot 1 f. 421r-v). Instal. 13 Oct. (AC 1608-28 f. 68). El. bp. of Rochester Nov. 1637; abp's conf. 11 Jan. 1638, and res. preb. by 20 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Laud 1 f. 322).

William Bray B.D. 1637/8-1643.

Pres. by king 13 Nov. 1637 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1637 p. 537). Instit. by abp. 20 Jan. 1638 (Lamb., Reg. Laud 1 f. 322). D. by 15 Dec. 1643 (Journals of House of Commons III 341; Reg. Z f. 206).

George Beaumont M.A.

Pres. by king Charles I n.d., (fn. 2) but never instit. or instal.; petitioned king Charles II June 1660 for a preb. in Westminster abbey, as that in Canterbury granted him by the late king had been re-granted to John Castilion (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1660-1 p. 86).

John Castilion B.D. 1660-1688.

Petitioned king June 1660 for this preb. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1660-1 p. 85). Pres. 9 July by king, patron hac vice by lapse (P.R.O., C 66/2918; Reg. Z f. 206). D. 21 Oct. 1688 (m.i., Canterbury cath.) (Mem. Inscr. Cant. p. 67; AC 1670-1710 f. 104). (fn. 3)

John Battely D.D. 1688-1708.

Subscribed to the Articles 10 Nov. 1688 (fn. 4) (Lamb., MS. 1088, subscription book 1684-95 f. 18v). Abp's mand. instal. s.d. (Reg. 29 f. 326r-v). Instal. 14 Nov. (AC 1670-1710 f. 104). D. 10 Oct. 1708 (m.i., Canterbury cath.) (Mem. Inscr. Cant. p. 119; Lamb., Reg. Tenison II f. 195v). (fn. 5)

Edward Tenison LL.B. 1709-1731.

Coll. 16 March 1709 (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II f. 195v). Instal. 19 March (AC 1670-1710 f. 234v). Bp. of Ossory 1731, and res. preb. by 17 June (Lamb., Reg. Wake II f. 261; Cotton, Fasti Eccles. Hibern. II 283).

William Geekie D.D. 1731-1767.

Coll. by abp. 17 June 1731 (Lamb., Reg. Wake II f. 261). Instal. 19 June (AC 1727-46 f. 54). D. 22 July 1767 (Gent. Mag. 1767, xxxvii 383; Lamb., Reg. Secker ff. 332v-333).

John Benson M.A. 1767-1804.

Coll. 25 July 1767 (Lamb., Reg. Secker ff. 332v-333). Instal. 29 July (AC 1761-75 p. 134). D. 27 (fn. 1) Aug. 1804 (m.i., Canterbury cath.) (Mem. Inscr. Cant. p. 220; Lamb., Reg. Moore f. 578).

Robert Moore M.A. 1804-1862.

Coll. 5 Sept. 1804 (Lamb., Reg. Moore f. 578). Instal. 8 Sept. (AC 1794-1824 p. 146). Res. by 29 July 1862, and successor apptd. (Lamb., Reg. Sumner p. 652).

Footnotes

1 Warden of the manors of Christ Church, Canterbury, at the dissolution of the priory, and formerly warden of Canterbury College, Oxford (Ant. Cant. pt. ii App. p. 52; Pantin, Cant. Coll. III 152).
2 The queen wrote, 17 Jan. 1569, asking abp. Parker to coll. Dr. Francis Newton, dean of Winchester, brother of Theodore Newton the former prebendary (Corresp. Matt. Parker pp. 340-1).
3 No evidence has been found for Stephen Lake, said by Le Neve-Hardy to have appeared to hold this stall in 1583.
1 Between Henry Airay and John Warner, Le Neve-Hardy gives in error Thomas Horsmanden, as coll. 13 Jan. 1618; Edward Wilde, 5 Feb. 1622; Robert Ewell, 26 Aug. 1624; and Richard Noke, 8 March 1633. These were all six-preachers of Canterbury cath. (P.R.O., E 331 Cant./117, 141, 156, 203).
2 Le Neve-Hardy gives the date of pres. as 18 Feb. 1646, but no source is cited and this pres. has not been found.
3 Le Neve-Hardy gives Arthur Kay in error as coll. 30 June 1670. He was a six-preacher of Canterbury cath. (P.R.O., E 331 Cant./345).
4 According to his brother Nicholas Battely, he was coll. 5 Nov. 1688 (Ant. Cant. pt. ii p. 124).
5 Le Neve-Hardy gives in error Timothy Wilson as coll. 1 Sept. 1690. He was a six-preacher of Canterbury cath. (P.R.O., E 331 Cant./398).
1 26 Aug., according to Gent. Mag. 1804, lxxiv (2) 886.