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'Deans', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 9: Lincoln diocese (1999), pp. 6-9. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35151 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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DEANS OF LINCOLN

Deanery valued 3 Sept. 1535 at £180 16s 8d (Valor IV 17).

John Taylor D.D. 1539-1552.

El. 27 March 1539; instit. by proxy by bp's commissary 29 March (Reg. XXVII f. 71r-v). Instal. by proxy 29 March (CA 1536-47 p. 20). Bp. of Lincoln 1552.

Matthew Parker D.D. 1552-1554.

Pres. by king 9 June 1552 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547-53 no. 639). El. 30 July; instal. by proxy 3 Aug.; in person 6 Oct. (CA 1547-59 pp. 73, 74, 78). Last occ. in chapter 7 Feb. 1554; depriv. by 1 May as married (ibid. pp. 102, 106). (fn. 1)

Francis Mallet D.D. 1554-1570.

Pres. by queen 19 Apr. 1554; el. 23 May (CA 1547-59 p. 106). Instal. by proxy 29 May; in person 7 Sept. 1555 (ibid. pp. 107, 121). D. 16 Dec. 1570 (A/3/7 f. 68v).

John Whitgift D.D. 1571-1577.

Compounded for first-fruits 27 July 1571 (P.R.O., E 334/8 f. 258v). Instal. by proxy 2 Aug. 1571 (A/3/7 f. 69v). Bp. of Worcester 1577.

William Wickham B.D. 1577-1584.

El. 30 May 1577 (A/3/8 f. 58v). Instal. in person 13 July (A/3/7 f. 82v). Bp. of Lincoln 1584.

Ralph Griffin M.A. 1584-1593.

Pres. by queen 5 Nov. 1584 (P.R.O., C 66/1241). El. 17 Dec. 1584 (A/3/7 f. 97v). Instit. 2 Jan. 1585 (Reg. XIX ff. 146v-147). Instal. by proxy 7 Apr.; in person 8 May (ibid. f. 98). D. by 10 Dec. 1593 (ibid. f. 118).

John Reynolds D.D. 1593-1598.

El. 10 Dec. 1593 (A/3/7 f. 118r-v). Instit. 28 March 1594 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1). Instal. by proxy 1 Sept. 1598 (ibid. f. 127v). Exch. by 8 Nov. with William Cole for presidency of Corpus Christi College Oxford (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1598-1601 p. 118).

William Cole D.D. 1598-1600.

Pres. by queen on exch. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1598-1601 p. 118). El. 28 Oct. 1598 (A/3/9 f. 2). Instit. 20 Dec. (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1). Instal. in person 2 June 1599 (A/3/9 ff. 3v-4). D. 31 Aug. x 14 Sept. 1600 (P.R.O., PROB 11/97, PCC 30 Woodhall; Wilts. R.O., Salisbury Diocesan Records, D1/2/19 f. 6v; A/3/9 f. 12v).

Lawrence Staunton D.D. 1601-1613.

El. 8 May 1601 (fn. 1) (A/3/9 ff. 12, 14). Instit. 20 May (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1). Instal. 6 June (A/3/9 f. 14v). D. 17 Sept. 1613 (m.i., Uffington, Lincs.) (Survey of Cath. II 79-80).

Roger Parker D.D. 1613-1629. Precentor of Lincoln.

El. 29 Nov. 1613 (A/3/9 f. 95v). Instit. by abp. sede vacante 4 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I ff. 309v-310). Instal. 13 Dec. (A/3/9 f. 95v). D. 29 Aug. 1629 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 80).

Anthony Topham D.D. 1629-1655.

Warrant 1 Sept. 1629 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1629-31 p. 47). El. arranged for 11 Sept. (A/3/9 f. 169). Instit. s.d. (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 7). D. 22 Oct. 1655 (m.i., Clayworth, Notts.) (Survey of Cath. II 80; P.R.O., C 66/2919).

Michael Honywood D.D. 1660-1681.

Pres. by king 29 Sept. 1660 (P.R.O., C 66/2919; Dj/25/1/3/4). Instal. in person 12 Oct. (A/3/9 f. 211v). D. 7 Sept. 1681 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Monson's Church Notes p. 245; A/3/11 ff. 77v-78).

Daniel Brevint D.D. 1681-1695.

Warrant 4 Nov. 1681 for pres. by king, with recommendation that he be admitted as a canon resid. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1680-1 p. 550); issued 30 Nov. (ibid. p. 595; A/3/11 f. 78r-v). El. 16 Dec. (A/3/11 ff. 79v-83). Instit. 3 Jan. 1682 (Reg. XXXIV f. 64v). Instal. in person 7 Jan. (A/3/11 ff. 84-7). D. 5 May 1695 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 81).

Samuel Fuller D.D. 1695-1700.

Warrant 25 Nov. 1695 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1695 p. 112). El. 6 Dec. (A/3/11 ff. 187-91). Instit. 21 Dec. (Reg. XXXV f. 27v). Instal. in person 15 Jan. 1696 (A/3/11 f. 191Ar-v). D. 4 March 1700 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 81; A/3/11 ff. 221v-222).

Abraham Campion D.D. 1700-1701.

Warrant 14 March 1700 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1699-1700 p. 401); issued 18 March (A/3/11 ff. 222v-223). El. 3 Apr. (ibid. ff. 223v-229v). Instit. 17 Apr. (Reg. XXXV f. 63v). Instal. in person 20 Apr. (A/3/11 f. 230r-v). D. 21 Nov. 1701 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 82; A/3/11 f. 242v).

Richard Willis D.D. 1701-1721.

Warrant 27 Nov. 1701 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1700-2 p. 456); issued 29 Nov. (A/3/11 f. 243r-v). El. 10 Dec. (ibid. ff. 244-255v). Instit. 26 Dec. (Reg. XXXV f. 82v). Instal. by proxy 17 Jan. 1702; in person 11 Apr. (A/3/11 ff. 251v- 252v, 253r-v). Bp. of Gloucester 1715 but held deanery in commendam until trans. to Salisbury 1721 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1721, vi 38).

Robert Cannon D.D. 1721-1722.

Warrant 21 Nov. 1721 for pres. by king (P.R.O., SP 44/150 pp. 560-1); pres. issued s.d. (Dj/11/1/1). El. 2 Dec. (A/3/13 pp. 125-6). El. conf. by bp's commissary 9 Dec. (Reg. XXXVII pp. 134-41); instit. s.d. (ibid. p. 141). Pres. by king pubd. 21 Dec. (Lond. Gaz. no. 6014). Instal. by proxy 23 Dec. (A/3/13 p. 126; Bij/3/1). D. 28 March 1722 (m.i., Westminster Abbey) (Survey of Cath. II 82).

Edward Gee D.D. 1722-1730.

Warrant 30 March 1722 for pres. by king (P.R.O., SP 44/151 pp. 389-91); pres. issued 5 Apr. (Dj/11/2/1). El. 14 Apr. 1722 (A/3/13 pp. 131-2). Instit. 21 May (Reg. XXXVII p. 160). Instal. in person 30 May (A/3/13 p. 141). D. 1 March 1730 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1730, xv 23; A/3/13 p. 210).

Edward Willes D.D. 1730-1743.

Warrant 6 Apr. 1730 for pres. by king (P.R.O., SP 44/154 pp. 14-15); pres. pubd. 7 Apr. (Lond. Gaz. no. 6871); pres. issued 8 Apr. (Dj/11/3). El. 17 Apr. (A/3/13 p. 210). Instit. 13 May (Reg. XXXVIII p. 224). Instal. in person 16 May (A/3/13 p. 210; Bij/3/1). Cons. bp. of St. Davids 2 Jan. 1743 but held deanery in commendam until trans. to Bath and Wells in Dec.

Thomas Cheyney D.D. 1744-1748.

Pres. by king pubd. 3 March 1744 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8306); issued 6 March (A/3/13 p. 362) or 8 March (P.R.O., C 66/3614). El. 13 March (A/3/13 pp. 362- 4). Instal. in person 29 March (ibid. p. 365). Res. 22 March 1748 (A/3/13 p. 396), on becoming dean of Winchester.

William George D.D. 1748-1756.

Pres. by king issued 24 March 1748 (Dj/12/2/1); pubd. 29 March (Lond. Gaz. no. 8731). El. 31 March (A/3/13 p. 398). El. conf. by bp. 16 Apr.; instal. in person s.d. (ibid. pp. 399-400; Dj/12/2/3). D. 22 Sept. 1756 (Gent. Mag. 1756, xxvi 451).

John Green D.D. 1756-1761.

Pres. by king pubd. 2 Oct. 1756 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9622); issued 5 Oct. (Dj/12/3/1). El. 16 Oct. (A/3/14 f. 109r-v). El. conf. by bp. 2 Nov. (ibid. ff. 109v- 110). Instal. in person s.d. (ibid. f. 110r-v; Dj/12/3/2). Bp. of Lincoln 1761.

Hon. James Yorke M.A. 1762-1781.

Warrant 8 Jan. 1762 for pres. by king; issued 15 Jan. (Cal. Home Office Papers 1760-5 nos. 744, 743); pubd. 23 Jan. (Lond. Gaz. no. 10176). El. s.d. (A/3/15 pp. 2-4). El. conf. by bp. 11 Feb. (Reg. XXXIX page before p. 1). Instal. in person 13 Feb. (A/3/15 p. 4). Bp. of St. Davids 1774, but royal lic. 9 June to hold deanery in commendam (Cal. Home Office Papers 1773-5 no. 826). Trans. to Gloucester 1779; trans. to Ely 1781 and res. deanery by 3 Sept. (A/3/15 p. 224).

Richard Cust D.D. 1782-1783.

Pres. by king pubd. 22 Dec. 1781 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12253); issued 24 Dec. (A/3/15 pp. 226-30). El. 19 March (ibid.). El. conf. by bp. 6 Apr. (Reg. XXXIX p. 376). Instal. in person s.d. (A/3/15 pp. 226-30). D. 16 Oct. 1783 (ibid. p. 256).

Richard Kaye D.C.L. 1783-1809.

Pres. by king issued 10 Nov. 1783 (A/3/15 p. 256); pubd. 11 Nov. (Lond. Gaz. no. 12491). El. 19 Nov. (A/3/15 pp. 257-8). Instal. in person 13 Dec. (ibid. p. 259). Became 6th baronet 1789 (Complete Baronetage II 157-8). D. 25 Dec. 1809 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Monson's Church Notes p. 245).

George Gordon D.D. 1810-1845.

Pres. by king pubd. 9 Jan. 1810 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16331); issued 31 Jan. (A/3/16 p. 259). El. 15 Feb. (ibid. pp. 260-1). Bp's commission, 20 Feb., for conf. of el. (Reg. XL p. 148). Instal. in person 17 March (A/3/16 pp. 262-5). D. 2 Aug. 1845 (Gent. Mag. 1847, new ser. xxiv 317-18; (fn. 1) A/3/16 p. 259).

John Giffard Ward M.A. 1845-1860.

Pres. by queen pubd. 9 Oct. 1845 (Lond. Gaz. no. 20516). Instit. 1 Nov. 1845 (Reg. XL p. 509). Instal. in person s.d. (A/3/17 pp. 433-4). D. 28 Feb. 1860 (Gent. Mag. 1860, 3rd ser. viii 415; Reg. XLI p. 49).

Footnotes

1. In accordance with 1 Mary, Stat. 2, c.2 and Mary's injunctions, sent to the bishops for enforcement in March 1554, by which married priests were to be deprived 'with all celerity and speed' (Statutes of the Realm IV 202; Documents Illustrative of English Church History, comp. H. Gee and W.H. Hardy (London. 1896) p. 380).
1. Pres. by queen 26 Sept. 1600 for John Parry apparently ineffective (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1598-1601 p. 470).
1. The 'Dean was distinguished all his life by a zealous and careful preservation of things as they were' (Gent. Mag. 1847, new ser. xxiv. 317-18).


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