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'Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 9: Lincoln diocese (1999), pp. 1-5. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35150 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lincoln Diocese 1541-1857

BISHOPS OF LINCOLN

Bishopric valued 3 Sept. 1535 at £1,962 17s 5d (Valor IV 7).

John Longland D.D. 1521-1547.

Provision by pope 20 March 1521 (Hierarchia Catholica III 225). Cons. 5 May; enthr. by proxy 12 May, in person 13 Sept. 1522 (CA 1520-46 pp. 16-17, 30-1). Temps. 26 June (L. & P. III i no. 1368). D. 7 May 1547 (m.i., Eton College chap., Bucks.) (Survey of Cath. II 62-3).

Henry Holbeche or Rands (fn. 1) D.D. 1547-1551.

Congé d' élire 1 Aug. 1547 (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 319; C.P.R. 1547-8 p. 17). El. of Holbeche, bp. of Rochester, 9 Aug.; royal assent 17 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 319, 317v). Temps. 19 Aug. (C.P.R. 1547-8 p. 18). Abp's conf. 20 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 316v-320v). Enthr. in person 20 March 1548 (CA 1547-59 p. 9). D. 2 x 7 Aug. 1551 (P.R.O., PROB 11/34, PCC 28 Bucke; Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 121v).

John Taylor D.D. 1552-1554.

Pres. by king (no el.) 13 May 1552; temps. s.d.; royal signification to abp. 21 June (C.P.R. 1550-3 pp. 226, 227). Cons. 26 June (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 335v). Enthr. in person 7 July (CA 1547-59 p. 72). Imprisoned in Tower 5 Oct. 1553 (Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London, ed. J.G. Nichols (Camden Soc., 1852) p. 85. Received royal pardon 5 Jan. 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 425), but depriv. 20 March by bps. of Winchester, London, Chichester and Durham by virtue of queen's commission, because of the nullity of his cons. and defect of his title (Canterbury cath. libr., Reg. N. f. 38).

John White M.A. 1554-1556.

Congé d' élire 19 March 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 6). Cons. by bps. of Winchester, London and Durham 1 Apr. (Canterbury cath. libr., Reg. N f. 38; Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J.G. Nichols (Camden Soc., xlii, 1847) p. 58). Enthr. by proxy 28 Apr. (CA 1547-59 pp. 103-4). Temps. 2 May (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 9). Enthr. in person 12-13 Oct. (CA 1547-59 p. 112). Trans. to Winchester 1556.

Thomas Watson D.D. 1557-1559.

Congé d' élire 7 Dec. 1556; custody of temps. 24 Dec. (C.P.R. 1555-7 p. 377). Chapter appointed 7 Jan. 1557 for el. of bp. (CA 1547-59 pp. 138-9). Provision by pope 24/25 March (Lamb., Reg. Pole ff. 8v-9). Cons. 15 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Pole f. 10). Enthr. by proxy 10 Oct.; in person 15-16 Oct. (CA 1547-59 pp. 143- 4). Plenary restitution of temps. 9 Dec. (C.P.R. 1557-8 p. 10). Imprisoned in the Tower 3 Apr. 1559 (Wriothesley's Chronicle, ed. W.D. Hamilton (Camden new ser., xi, xx, 1875-7) II 144; Acts of the Privy Council 1558-70 pp. 78, 93-4). Depriv. n.d. July (J. Stow, Annales (1631) p. 640; Reg. Parker I 81, 173; C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 449).

Nicholas Bullingham LL.D. 1560-1571.

Congé d' élire 25 Nov. 1559 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 449). El. 17 Sept. (sic) (Reg. Parker I 81). Royal assent 12 Jan. 1560 (ibid. p. 80; C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 408). Abp's conf. 18 Jan.; cons. 21 Jan. (Reg. Parker I 80-1). Enthr. by proxy 28 Feb. (A/3/7 f. 3). Trans. to Worcester 1571.

Thomas Cooper D.D. 1571-1584.

Congé d' élire 15 Jan. 1571 (C.P.R. 1569-72 no. 1975). El. 3 Feb. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547-80 p. 407). Royal assent 19 Feb.; abp's conf. 23 Feb.; cons. 24 Feb. (Reg. Parker I 149-52). Temps. 1 March (C.P.R. 1569-72 nos. 2020-1). Enthr. by proxy 11 March; in person 28 June (A/3/7 f. 69). Trans. to Winchester 1584.

William Wickham B.D. 1584-1595.

Royal letter missive, nominating Wickham, dean of Lincoln, as bp., 24 Oct. 1584 (Dj/2/1/1). El. 5 Nov. (A/3/7 f. 97v) or 20 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift I f. 20v). Royal assent 22 Nov.; abp's conf. 5 Dec.; cons. 6 Dec. (ibid. ff. 19v-24v). Enthr. in person 24 Dec. (A/3/7 f. 98). Temps. 4 Feb. 1585 (P.R.O., C 66/1265). Trans. to Winchester 1595.

William Chaderton D.D. 1595-1608.

Chaderton, bp. of Chester, el. 5 Apr. 1595 (A/3/7 f. 122). Royal assent 19 Apr.; abp's conf. 24 May (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift ff. 51-55v). Enthr. by proxy 6 June; in person 23 July 1596 (A/3/7 ff. 122v-123, 124). D. 10 Apr. 1608 (A/3/9 f. 56).

William Barlow D.D. 1608-1613.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Barlow, bp. of Rochester, 4 May 1608 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 426). El. 21 May (A/3/9 f. 58). Royal assent 9 June; abp's conf. 27 June (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 70-77v). Enthr. by proxy 21 July; in person 1 Sept. 1609 (A/3/9 ff. 62r-v, 70). D. 7 Sept. 1613 (Add. Reg. 3 f. 74v).

Richard Neale D.D. 1614-1617.

Congé d' élire 17 Dec. 1613 (P.R.O., C 66/1984). El. of Neale, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, 17 Jan. 1614 (A/3/9 f. 97). Royal assent 5 Feb.; abp's conf. 18 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I ff. 34-39v). Enthr. by proxy 14 March; in person 9 Aug. (A/3/9 ff. 98. 102). Trans. to Durham 1617.

George Monteigne D.D. 1617-1621.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Monteigne, dean of Westminster, 10 Oct. 1617 (P.R.O., C 66/2155). El. 21 Oct.; royal assent 13 Nov.; abp's conf. 13 Dec.; cons. 14 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I ff. 98-106). Temps. 9 Jan. (P.R.O., C 66/2155). Enthr. by proxy 24 Jan.; in person 23 Sept. (A/3/9 ff. 130v, 135). Trans. to London 1621.

John Williams D.D. 1621-1641.

Congé d' élire n.d. 1621 (P.R.O., C 66/2266). El. 3 Aug. (A/3/9 f. 146v). Royal assent 7 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/2266). Abp's conf. 10 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II ff. 57-63). Abp's commission to 5 bps. for his cons. s.d.; cons. 11 Nov. (ibid. f. 62; Add. Reg. 3 f. 74v). Temps. 20 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/2266). Enthr. by proxy 4 May 1622; in person 22 Sept. 1628 (A/3/9 ff. 149v, 168). Suspended 24 July 1637 and imprisoned in the Tower (Lamb., Reg. Laud II ff. 1-22v; Hist. Collections II 449). Released 16 Nov. 1640 (Lords' Journals IV 92). Trans. to York 1641.

Thomas Winniffe D.D. 1642-1654.

El. of Winniffe, dean of St. Paul's, 5 Jan. 1642; royal assent 21 Jan.; abp's conf. 5 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Laud II ff. 77v-85v). Cons. 6 Feb. (P.R.O., E 331/Cant. 272) or 7 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Laud II f. 84). D. 19 Sept. 1654 (m.i., Lambourne, Essex) (Survey of Cath. II 69-70).

Robert Sanderson D.D. 1660-1663.

Letter missive for Sanderson 3 Oct. 1660 (Cal. S.P. Dom. Addenda 1660-85 p. 15). El. 13 Oct. 1660 (A/3/9 f. 212). Royal assent 18 Oct.; abp's conf. 24 Oct.; cons. 28 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Juxon and Sheldon ff. 196-202v, 208-9; Reg. XXXII f. 1). Mand. instal. of archdcn. of Canterbury 31 Oct. (Dj/2/1/3). Sanderson appointed proxies for enthr. 10 Nov. (Dj/2/1/4). Enthr. by proxy 17 Nov. (A/3/9 f. 214v). D. 29 Jan. 1663 (A/3/9 f. 232).

Benjamin Lany D.D. 1663-1667.

Warrant 4 Feb. 1663 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Lany, bp. of Peterborough (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663-4 p. 39); issued 20 Feb. (P.R.O., C 66/3049; Dj/2/1/6). El. 10 March (A/3/9 f. 234r-v). Royal assent 15 March; abp's conf. 2 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Juxon and Sheldon ff. 311-18). Warrant 6 Apr. for temps; (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663-4 p. 100); issued 27 Apr. (P.R.O., C 66/3049). Enthr. by proxy 5 May (A/3/9 f. 235v). Trans. to Ely 1667.

William Fuller D.C.L. 1667-1675.

Warrant 27 Aug. 1667 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Fuller, bp. of Limerick (P.R.O., C 66/3092); issued 4 and 5 Sept. (Dj/2/2/1-2). El. 17 Sept. (A/3/9 f. 258). Royal assent 23 Sept.; abp's conf. 26 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 25-32v). Enthr. by proxy 30 Sept.; in person 2 Sept. 1668 (A/3/9 ff. 258, 262). Temps. 3 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/3092). D. 23 Apr. 1675 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 71).

Thomas Barlow D.D. 1675-1691.

Warrant 23 Apr. 1675 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Barlow, provost of the Queen's College and Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1675-6 p. 76); issued 1 May (P.R.O., C 66/3170; Dj/2/3/3). El. 14 May (A/3/11 ff. 33-6). Royal assent 7 June; abp's conf. 17 June; cons. 27 June (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 137v-147). Enthr. by proxy 22 July (A/3/11 f. 40). Temps. 5 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/3170). D. 8 Oct. 1691 (m.i., Buckden, Hunts.) (Survey of Cath. II 72). (fn. 1)

Thomas Tenison D.D. 1692-1695.

Warrant 27 Oct. 1691 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Tenison (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 554); issued 24 Nov. (Dj/2/4/1-2). El. 11 Dec. (A/3/11 ff. 141- 50). Royal assent 24 Dec.; abp's conf. 8 Jan. 1692; cons. 10 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Tillotson ff. 84v-95v). Mand. instal. of archdcn. of Canterbury 14 Jan. (Dj/2/4/3). Enthr. in person 4 June (A/3/11 ff. 151v-153). Trans. to Canterbury 1695.

James Gardiner D.D. 1695-1705.

Warrant 18 Jan. 1695 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Gardiner, subdean of Lincoln (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1694-5 pp. 381, 385); issued 25 Jan. (Dj/3/1). El. 8 Feb. (A/3/11 ff. 169v-171v, 175-178v). Royal assent 1 March; abp's conf. 7 March; cons. 10 March (Lamb., Reg. Tenison ff. 11-19). Warrant 11 March for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1694-5 p. 401). Enthr. in person 20 Apr. (A/3/11 ff. 179v-180v). D. 1 March 1705 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 73; A/3/12 p. 36).

William Wake D.D. 1705-1716.

Congé d' élire 16 July 1705 (P.R.O., SP 44/150 p. 249); issued, with letter missive for Wake, 18 Aug. (A/3/12 p. 59). El. 4 Sept. (ibid. pp. 51-68). Royal assent 16 Oct.; abp's conf. 20 Oct.; cons. 21 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Tenison I ff. 91v- 101v). Temps. 22 Oct. (P.R.O., SP 44/150 p. 259). Enthr. by proxy 16 Jan. 1607; in person 18 May (A/3/12 pp. 73-5; A/3/13 p. 1). Trans. to Canterbury 1716.

Edmund Gibson D.D. 1716-1723.

Warrant 18 Jan. 1716 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Gibson (P.R.O., SP 44/151 p. 292; ibid., C 66/3513). El. 1 Feb. (A/3/13 pp. 86-7). Royal assent 7 Feb.; abp's conf. 11 Feb.; cons. 12 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Wake I ff. 11v-22). Warrant 14 Feb. for temps. (P.R.O., SP 44/151 p. 295). Enthr. by proxy 7 March; in person 19 June 1718 (Bj/3/1). Trans. to London 1723.

Richard Reynolds LL.D. 1723-1744.

Warrant 16 May 1723 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Reynolds, bp. of Bangor (P.R.O., SP 44/150 p. 584); issued 21 May (ibid., C 209/1; Dj/4/1/1); pubd. 1 June (Lond. Gaz. no. 6168). El. 29 May (Dj/4/1/11). Royal assent 4 June (Lamb., Reg. Wake I f. 134) or 5 June (P.R.O., C 209/1). Temps. 7 June (P.R.O., C 209/1). Abp's conf. 10 June (Reg. Wake I ff. 132v-141). Enthr. by proxy 8 Aug.; in person 4 July 1724 (A/3/13 p. 156; Bij/3/1). D. 15 Jan. 1744 (Dj/4/2/7).

John Thomas D.D. 1744-1761.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Thomas, bp.-elect of St. Asaph, pubd. 21 Jan. 1744 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8294); issued 25 Jan. (P.R.O., C 209/9; Dj/4/2/1-2). El. 3 Feb. (Dj/4/2/5). Royal assent 16 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/9). Abp's conf. 30 March; cons. 1 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Potter ff. 158-170v). Temps. 9 Apr. (P.R.O., C 209/9). Enthr. by proxy 18 Apr. (A/3/14 f. 67v; Dj/4/2/4, endorsed). Trans. to Salisbury 1761.

John Green D.D. 1761-1779.

Warrant 26 Nov. 1761 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Green, dean of Lincoln (Cal. Home Office Papers 1760-5 no. 423); both pubd. 28 Nov. (Lond. Gaz. no. 10160); issued 3 Dec. (Dj/4/3/2-3). El. 9 Dec. (Dj/4/3/5). Royal assent 19 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Abp's conf. 24 Dec.; cons. 28 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Secker ff. 143v-155). Temps. 22 Jan. 1762 (P.R.O., C 209/18). D. 25 Apr. 1779 (Gent. Mag. 1779, xlix 215).

Thomas Thurlow D.D. 1779-1787.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Thurlow pubd. 10 May 1779 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11977); congé issued 10 May (Dj/5/1/2) and letter missive 11 May (Dj/5/1/1). El. 18 May (Dj/5/1/5). Royal assent 26 May (P.R.O., C 209/19). Abp's conf. 29 May; cons. 30 May (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 258-269v). Temps. 12 June (P.R.O., C 209/19). Enthr. by proxy 9 June (Dj/5/1/3). Trans. to Durham 1787.

George Pretyman D.D. 1787-1820.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Pretyman pubd. 20 Feb. 1787 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12832); both issued s.d. (Dj/5/2/1-2). El. 26 Feb. (Dj/5/2/4; A/3/15 pp. 306- 7). Royal assent 7 March; abp's conf. 10 March; cons. 11 March (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 78v-91). Temps. 19 March (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Enthr. by proxy 23 March (Dj/5/2/3; A/3/15 p. 308). Royal lic. 3 Nov. 1803 to use surname Tomline (in accordance with the will of Marmaduke Tomline of Riby Grove, Lincs., who left Pretyman his estates) (Lond. Gaz. nos. 15638, 15644; Gent. Mag. 1828, xcviii (1) 201-4). Trans. to Winchester 1820.

Hon. George Pelham D.D. 1820-1827.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Pelham, bp. of Exeter, pubd. 18 Aug. 1820 (Lond. Gaz. no. 17625); issued 29 Aug. (Dj/5/3/1-2). El. 12 Sept. (A/3/17 p. 109; Dj/5/3/6). Royal assent 3 Oct. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Abp's conf. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 320-9). Temps. 6 Nov. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Enthr. by proxy 24 Oct. (A/3/17 p. 112; Dj/5/3/3). D. 7 Feb. 1827 (Gent. Mag. 1827, xcvii (1) 269).

John Kaye D.D. 1827-1853.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Kaye, bp. of Bristol. pubd. 15 Feb. 1827 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18336); issued 17 Feb. (Dj/6/1/3). El. 23 Feb. (A/3/17 p. 193; Dj/6/1/5). Royal assent 24 Feb. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Abp's conf. 1 March (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 417-424v). Temps. 14 March (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Enthr. in person 20 Apr. (A/3/17 p. 194). D. 19 Feb. 1853 (Gent. Mag. 1853, new ser. xxxix 428).

John Jackson M.A. 1853-1868.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Jackson pubd. 11 March 1853 (Lond. Gaz. no. 21420); issued 18 March (P.R.O., IND 1/16816; Dj/6/2/1,3). El. 24 March (A/3/17 p. 533; Dj/6/2/4). Royal assent 15 Apr. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Abp's conf. 3 May; cons. 5 May (Lamb., Reg. Sumner pp. 106-25). Enthr. in person 21 June (A/3/17 p. 537). Trans. to London 1868.

Footnotes

1. Henry Rands was born at Holbeach, Lincs., and took this name on becoming a Benedictine monk at Crowland abbey. Unlike most ex-monks, he continued to be generally known by his monastic name. His will was proved by his wife Joan: he was thus the first married bishop of Lincoln and probably one of the first bishops in the country to take advantage of the act 2 & 3 Edw. VI c. 21 allowing priests to marry and retain their benefices (Statutes of the Realm IV 67).
1. Brown Willis says of him that he was never 'in all his Life at Lincoln; so that he was commonly called the Bishop of Buckden, where he mostly lived' (Survey of Cath. II 71).


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