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'Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 3: Canterbury, Rochester and Winchester dioceses (1974), pp. 50-54. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34603 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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BISHOPS OF ROCHESTER

Nicholas Heath D.D. 1540-1544.

Congé d' élire to prior and convent of Rochester 25 March 1540 (L. & P. XV no. 436 (83)). Heath el. 26 March (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 257v). Royal assent 31 March (ibid. f. 259; L. & P. xv no. 436 (91)). Lic. alibi cons. 2 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 260). Abp's conf. 3 Apr. (ibid. ff. 255-9). Cons. 4 Apr. (ibid. f. 259; DRc/R7 f. 199). Temps. 14 Apr. (L. & P. xv no. 611 (15)). Enthr. by proxy 16 Apr. 1542 (sic) (DRc/R7 ff. 211v-213). Trans. to Worcester 1544.

Henry Holbeche or Rands (fn. 1) 1544-1547.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Holbeche, dean of Worcester and suffragan bp. of Bristol, 23 Apr. 1544 (L. & P. XIX i no. 444 (3)). Congé d' élire issued 26 Apr. (DRc/R8 f. 13). El. 3 May (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 295; DRc/R8 ff. 13-15). Royal assent 26 May (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 294). Abp's conf. 9 and 13 June (ibid. ff. 293-9). Warrant for temps. 27 June (L. & P. XIX i no. 812 (105)). Trans. to Lincoln 1547.

Nicholas Ridley D.D. 1547-1550.

Congé d' élire 31 Aug. 1547 (C.P.R. 1547-8 p. 18; Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 323v). El. 4 Sept.; royal assent 14 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 323, 321; C.P.R. 1547-8 p. 19). Abp's conf. and cons. 25 (fn. 2) Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 321-7). Temps. 27 Sept. (C.P.R. 1547-8 p. 19). Trans. to London 1550.

John Poynet D.D. 1550-1551.

Pres. by king 27 June 1550 (no el.) (fn. 3) (C.P.R. 1549-51 p. 173). Cons. 29 June (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 330v-332). Trans. to Winchester 1551.

John Scory D.D. 1551-1552.

Pres. by king 26 Apr. 1551 (no el.) (fn. 3) (C.P.R. 1550-3 p. 35; Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 333v). Oath taken before king 17 June (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547-80 p. 33). Cons. 30 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 333-4). Trans. to Chichester 1552. (fn. 4)

Maurice Griffith B.D. 1554-1558.

Congé d' élire 19 March 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 6). Royal assent to el. 24 March (ibid. p. 263). Cons. by bps. of Winchester, London and Durham 1 Apr. (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. N f. 38). Temps. 18 Apr. (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 8). D. 20 Nov. 1558 (Diary of Henry Machyn p. 178).

Edmund Allen B.D. 1559.

Congé d' élire 27 July 1559 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 80). Allen el., but d. before cons. by 27 Aug. (burial, St. Thomas the Apostle, London) (Diary of Henry Machyn p. 208; Parish Reg. of St. Thomas the Apostle, London, ed. J. L. Chester (London, 1881) p. 85 & n.).

Edmund Gest B.D. 1560-1571.

Congé d' élire 22 Jan. 1560 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 447; Reg. Parker 1 87; DRc/R8 f. 86). El. 29 Jan.; royal assent 21 March (DRc/R8 ff. 86-8; Reg. Parker 1 87, 86; C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 450). Abp's conf. 23 March (Reg. Parker 1 85-8). Cons. 24 March (ibid. p. 88). Enthr. 23 Apr. (DRc/R8 f. 83). Temps. 3 May (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 452). Trans. to Salisbury 1571.

Edmund Freake D.D. 1572-1575.

Congé d' élire 11 Feb. 1572 (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 379). Freake, dean of Salisbury, el. (fn. 1) Royal assent 28 Feb. (ibid.). Abp's conf. 3 March; cons. 9 March (Reg. Parker 1 162-3, 329). Temps. 10 Apr. (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 378). Enthr. by proxy 22 Apr. (DRc/R8 f. 120v). Trans. to Norwich 1575.

John Piers D.D. 1576-1577.

Congé d' élire 6 Apr. 1576 (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 14r-v; P.R.O., C 66/1146; DRc/R8 f. 141r-v). El. 10 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 13v; DRc/R8 ff. 141-144v). Royal assent 12 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 11r-v; P.R.O., C 66/1146). Abp's conf. 14 Apr.; cons. 15 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Grindal ff. 10v-17v). Temps. 11 May (P.R.O., C 66/1146). Trans. to Salisbury 1577.

John Young D.D. 1578-1605.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Young 29 Jan. 1578 (DRc/Abe 3/1, 2). El. 18 Feb. (DRc/Abe 3/8; Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 44). Royal assent 11 March (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 42v). Abp's conf. 15 March; cons. 16 March (ibid. ff. 41v-48v). Enthr. 1 Apr. (DRc/R8 f. 156). D. 10 Apr. 1605 (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 235; Reg. Roff. p. 811).

William Barlow D.D. 1605-1608.

Congé d' élire 14 May 1605 (P.R.O., C 66/1675). Barlow, dean of Chester, el. 23 May (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 31v). Royal assent 5 June (ibid. f. 29v; P.R.O., C 66/1675). Abp's conf. 27 June; cons. 30 June (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 28v-37). Temps. 18 July (P.R.O., C 66/1675). Enthr. by proxy 25 July (DRc/R8 ff. 196v-197v). Trans. to Lincoln 1608.

Richard Neale D.D. 1608-1610.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Neale, dean of Westminster, 28 June 1608 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 pp. 442, 443) or 29 June (P.R.O., C 66/1764). El. 2 July (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 81). Royal assent 10 July; issued 13 July (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 447; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 79). Abp's conf. 8 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 77v-84v). Cons. 9 Oct. (ibid. ff. 83v-84; W. Camden, Annals, in A Complete Hist. of England (London, 1706) 11 643). Temps. 10 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/1763). Trans. to Coventry and Lichfield 1610.

John Buckeridge D.D. 1611-1628.

Congé d' élire 22 Dec. 1610 (P.R.O., C 66/1892). El. 29 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot 1 f. 18v). Royal assent 3 June 1611 (ibid. f. 15; P.R.O., C 66/1904). Abp's conf. 8 June; cons. 9 June (Lamb., Reg. Abbot 1 ff. 14-21; W. Camden, Annals, in A Complete Hist. of England (London, 1706) 11 643). Temps. 20 June (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1611-18 p. 47) or 27 June (P.R.O., C 66/1940). Trans. to Ely 1628.

Walter Curle D.D. 1628-1629.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Curle, dean of Lichfield, 14 July 1628 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 211); letter missive issued 15 July (DRc/Abe 4). El. 22 July (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II f. 155). Royal assent 28 July; issued 2 Aug. or 5 Aug. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 235; P.R.O., C 66/2491; Lamb., Reg. Abbot II f. 153). Abp's conf. 5 Sept.; cons. 7 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II ff. 152-7). Temps. 25 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/2491). Enthr. by proxy 27 Sept. (DRc/R8 f. 206). Trans. to Bath and Wells 1629.

John Bowle D.D. 1630-1637.

Congé d' élire 20 Nov. 1629 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1629-31 p. 101). Congé d' élire issued 8 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/2531). Bowle, dean of Salisbury, el. 14 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III f. 15). Royal assent 8 Jan. 1630 (ibid. f. 13; P.R.O., C 66/2531). Abp's conf. 6 Feb.; cons. 7 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III ff. 12-17v). Temps. 15 Feb. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1629-31 p. 188) or 17 Feb. (P.R.O., C 66/2531). Enthr. by proxy n.d. (DRc/R8 f. 260). D. 9 Oct. 1637 (Lamb., Reg. Laud I f. 305).

John Warner D.D. 1638-1666.

Congé d' élire 3 Nov. 1637 (P.R.O., C 66/2751). Warner, dean of Lichfield, el. 13 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Laud I f. 69). Royal assent 4 Dec. (ibid. f. 68r-v; P.R.O., C 66/ 2751). Abp's conf. 11 Jan. 1638; cons. 14 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Laud I ff. 67-73v). Temps. 20 Jan. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1637-8 p. 173) or 30 Jan. (P.R.O., C 66/2751). Enthr. 29 Jan. (DRc/Elb 3 f. 225v; DRc/Abe 5). D. 21 Oct. 1666 (DRc/R9 f. 98v) or 22 Oct. (Obit. R. Smyth p. 73).

John Dolben D.D. 1666-1683.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Dolben, dean of Westminster, 31 Oct. 1666 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1666-7 p. 228); these issued 8 Nov. (DRc/Arb 2 f. 92). El. 13 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon f. 4; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1666-7 p. 257; DRc/R9 f. 98v). Royal assent 17 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon f. 2). Abp's conf. 22 Nov. (ibid. ff. 1-6v). Lic. alibi cons. s.d. (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. 27 f. 183v). Temps. s.d. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1666-7 p. 280). Cons. 25 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon f. 6). Enthr. by proxy 3 Jan. 1667 (DRc/Arb 2 f. 36). Trans. to York 1683.

Francis Turner D.D. 1683-1684.

Warrant 31 Aug. 1683 for congé d' élire and letters missive naming Turner, dean of Windsor; letters missive issued 7 Sept. (Cal. S.P. Dom. July-Sept. 1683 pp. 344, 378). El. 15 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft f. 71v; DRc/Ac 2/6 ff. 79v-81v). Warrant 18 Sept. for royal assent (Cal. S.P. Dom. July-Sept. 1683 p. 406); royal assent issued 27 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft f. 69). Abp's conf. 10 Nov.; cons. 11 Nov. (ibid. ff. 67v-75v). Warrant 18 Nov. for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1683-4 p. 97). Trans. to Ely 1684.

Thomas Sprat D.D. 1684-1713.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Sprat, dean of Westminster, 27 Sept. 1684 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1684-5 p. 156); these issued 29 Sept. (DRc/Abe 8/1). El. 7 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft f. 100; DRc/Ac 3 ff. 52-5). Warrant 11 Oct. for royal assent (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1684-5 p. 171); royal assent issued 22 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft f. 98). Abp's conf. 30 Oct.; cons. 2 Nov. (ibid. ff. 97-103). Warrant 3 Nov. for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1684-5 p. 194). Enthr. by proxy 27 Nov. (DRc/Ac 3 ff. 61v-62; DRc/Abe 8/4). D. 20 May 1713 (m.i., Westminster abbey) (Hist. and Ant. Westminster II 173, 234).

Francis Atterbury D.D. 1713-1723.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Atterbury, dean of Westminster, issued 17 June 1713 (DRc/Arb 2 f. 145r-v). El. 23 June (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II f. 94) or 24 June (DRc/Abe 9; DRc/Arb 2 ff. 146-152v). Lic. alibi cons. 29 June (Cant. cath. libr., AC 1711-26 f. 23v). Royal assent 1 July (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II ff. 92v-93). Abp's conf. 4 July; cons. 5 July (ibid. ff. 91v-99). Enthr. by proxy 14 Oct. (DRb/Am I ff. 103-6) or 15 Oct. (DRc/Arb 2 ff. 152v-158). Committed to Tower for high treason 24 Aug. 1722; depriv. by May 1723 (Stat. 9 Geo. I c. 17; Hist. Reg. Chron. 1722, vii 40; ibid. 1723, viii 27).

Samuel Bradford D.D. 1723-1731.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Bradford, bp. of Carlisle, pubd. 1 June 1723 (Lond. Gaz. no. 6168), these issued 4 June (P.R.O., C 209/1; DRc/Arb 2 f. 183r-v). El. 22 June (Lamb., Reg. Wake I f. 145v) or 24 June (DRc/Arb 2 ff. 183v-192; DRb/Am 3 ff. 77-84). Royal assent 9 July (Lamb., Reg. Wake I f. 143; P.R.O., C 209/ 1). Abp's conf. 19 July (Lamb., Reg. Wake I ff. 141-50). Temps. 6 Aug. (P.R.O., C 209/1). Enthr. by proxy 7 Aug. (DRc/Arb 2 ff. 192-9; DRb/Am 3 ff. 84v-90). D. 17 May 1731 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1731, xvi 24).

Joseph Wilcox D.D. 1731-1756.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Wilcox, bp. of Gloucester, pubd. 21 June 1731 (Lond. Gaz. no. 6997); these issued 30 June (DRc/Arb 2 f. 233; DRc/Abe 10; P.R.O., C 209/4). El. 7 July (Lamb., Reg. Wake II f. 65v; DRc/Arb 2 ff. 233v-238). Royal assent 9 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Wake II f. 63v; P.R.O., C 209/4). Abp's conf. 20 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Wake II ff. 62-69v). Temps. 15 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/4). Enthr. by proxy 9 Sept. (DRc/Arb 2 ff. 238v-242). D. 28 Feb. 1756 (Gent. Mag. 1756, xxvi 150).

Zachary Pearce D.D. 1756-1774.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Pearce, bp. of Bangor, 29 Apr. 1756 (P.R.O., C 209/14; DRc/Arb 3 p. 1). El. 7 May (Lamb., Reg. Herring f. 229; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 4-10). Royal assent 24 May (Lamb., Reg. Herring f. 225r-v; P.R.O., C 209/14). Abp's conf. 4 June (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 223v-234). Enthr. by proxy 8 July (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 13-19). Temps. 22 July (P.R.O., C 209/14). D. 29 June 1774 (Gent. Mag. 1774, xliv 333).

John Thomas D.C.L. 1774-1793.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Thomas, dean of Westminster, pubd. 1 Oct. 1774 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11496); these issued 4 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/19; DRc/Arb 3 p. 68). El. 26 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis f. 166; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 69-78). Royal assent 7 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis f. 163r-v; P.R.O., C 209/19). Lic. alibi cons. s.d. (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. 44 f. 80). Abp's conf. 11 Nov.; cons. 13 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 161v-171). Temps. 29 Nov. (P.R.O., C 209/19). Enthr. by proxy 1 Dec. (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 83-92). D. 22 Aug. 1793 (Gent. Mag. 1793, lxiii (2) 863).

Samuel Horsley D.C.L. 1793-1802.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Horsley, bp. of St. Davids, pubd. 27 Sept. 1793 (Lond. Gaz. no. 13576); these issued 6 Nov. (P.R.O., Index 16816; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 148-9). El. 18 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Moore f. 278; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 149-59). Royal assent 29 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 274v-275; P.R.O., Index 16816). Abp's conf. 7 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 272v-282v). Enthr. by proxy 17 Dec. (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 159-69). Temps. 23 Dec. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Trans. to St. Asaph 1802.

Thomas Dampier D.D. 1802-1808.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Dampier, dean of Rochester, issued 2 Aug. 1802 (P.R.O., Index 16816; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 196-7); these pubd. 3 Aug. (Lond. Gaz. no. 15502). El. 7 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Moore f. 411; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 197-207). Lic. alibi cons. 14 Aug. (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. 47 pp. 313-14). Royal assent s.d. (P.R.O., Index 16816) or 16 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 407v-408). Abp's conf. 21 Aug.; cons. 22 Aug. (ibid. ff. 405v-416v). Enthr. by proxy 16 Sept. (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 207-17). Temps. 8 Oct. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Trans. to Ely 1808.

Walker King D.D. 1809-1827.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming King pubd. 3 Dec. 1808 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16205); these issued 20 Jan. 1809 (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 248-9; DRc/Abe 15) or 24 Jan. (P.R.O., Index 16816). El. 28 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I f. 152v; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 249-60). Royal assent 30 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I f. 150; P.R.O., Index 16816). Lic. alibi cons. s.d. (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. 56 pp. 74-5). Abp's conf. 11 Feb.; cons. 12 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 148-57). Enthr. by proxy 20 Feb. (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 260-72). Temps. 25 Feb. (P.R.O., Index 16816). D. 22 Feb. 1827 (Gent. Mag. 1827, xcvii (1) 269-70).

Hon. Hugh Percy D.D. 1827.

Congé d' élire and letters missive naming Percy pubd. 28 June 1827 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18374); these issued 30 June (P.R.O., Index 16816; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 321-2; DRc/Abe 16). El. 5 July (Lamb., Reg. Sutton 1 f. 442v; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 322-32). Lic. alibi cons. 9 July (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. 49 pp. 308-9). Royal assent 12 July (Lamb., Reg. Sutton 1 f. 440v; P.R.O., Index 16816). Abp's conf. 14 July; cons. 15 July (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 439-46). Temps. 2 Aug. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Enthr. by proxy 7 Aug. (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 332-41). Trans. to Carlisle in Nov.

George Murray D.D. 1827-1860.

Congé d'élire and letters missive naming Murray, bp. of Sodor and Man, pubd. 13 Nov. 1827 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18414); these issued 19 Nov. (P.R.O., Index 16816; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 348-9; DRc/Abe 17). El. 24 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I f. 455v; DRc/Arb 3 pp. 349-56). Royal assent 30 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I f. 453v; P.R.O., Index 16816). Abp's conf. 6 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 452v-458). Enthr. by proxy 28 Dec. (DRc/Arb 3 pp. 357-63). Temps. 5 Jan. 1828 (P.R.O., Index 16816). D. 16 Feb. 1860 (Gent. Mag. 1860, cxlvi (1) 304).

Footnotes

1 Henry Rands was born at Holbeach, Lincs., and took this name on becoming a Benedictine monk at Crowland abbey. His son used the surname Rands (Brit. Mus., Harl. MS. 1422 f. 3).
2 Sunday 5 Sept. in Reg. Cranmer in error. 25 Sept. was a Sunday.
3 In accordance with Stat. 1 Edw. VI c. 2 (Burn, Eccles. Law I 202).
4 The Duke of Northumberland wrote to Cecil, 28 Oct. 1552, recommending John Knox for the bpc. 'He would be a whetstone to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and a confounder of the AnaBaptists lately sprung up in Kent' (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547-80 p. 46). In fact, Rochester was vac. for two years (Cant. cath. libr., Reg. N f. 38v).
1 Date left blank in Reg. Parker 1 f. 145v, and process not entered in DRc/R8.


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