Archdeacons
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'Archdeacons: Bedford', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 9: Lincoln diocese (1999), pp. 12-14. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35153 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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ARCHDEACONS OF BEDFORD

Archdeaconry valued 3 Sept. 1535 at £57 2s 3d (Valor IV 28).

John Chamber D.M. 1525-1549.

Coll. 11 Jan. 1525 (Reg. XXVII f. 3v). Instal. by proxy 15 Jan. (CA 1520-36 p. 58). D. by 2 July 1549 (burial St. Margaret, Westminster) and probably by 1 July (Memorials of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, ed. A.M. Burke (London, 1914) p. 388; CA 1547-59 p. 35; P.D. 1549/4).

Gilbert Bourne B.D. 1549-1554.

Pres. 1 July 1549 by William Robyns, citizen of London and merchant of the Calais staple, patron hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made 1 July 1538 by Bp. Longland to him and John Frankishe, notary public; conf. by dean and chapter 21 March 1547 (CA 1536-47 p. 137; P.D. 1547/26; P.D. 1549/4). Instal. by proxy 7 July (CA 1547-59 p. 35). Bp. of Bath and Wells 1554.

John Pope B.Cn. & C.L. 1554-1558.

Pres. by queen 22 Apr. 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 387). Instit. n.d. 1 Mary (Reg. XXVIII f. 28v). Instal. in person 24 Aug. (CA 1547-59 p. 109). D. 11 Nov. 1558 (m.i., Lincoln cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 125; Reg. XXVIII f. 146).

Michael Dunning D.C.L. 1558-1559.

Coll. by proxy 15 Nov. 1558 (Reg. XXVIII f. 146). Instal. by proxy 20 Nov. (CA 1547-59 p. 157). D. 1 x 14 Feb. 1559 (P.R.O., PROB 11/42A, PCC 38 Welles; Reg. XXVIII f. 149; CA 1547-59 pp. 162-3).

Richard Barber B.C.L. 1559-1560.

Pres. by Richard Taylor, clerk, patron hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made by Bp. Taylor 13 Aug. 1553 to Richard Taylor of the Close of Lincoln, William Rustat of Lincoln, literate, or their assigns; instit. 14 March 1559 (Reg. XXVIII f. 126v; CA 1547-59 p. 97). Instal. in person s.d. (CA 1547-59 p. 165). Archdcn. of Leicester 1560.

William Todd M.A. 1560-1574.

Instit. 24 Dec. 1560 (Reg. XIX f. 113). D. by 3 March 1574 (L.C.C. Probate & Admon Act Book ii f. 165v; Reg. XXIX f. 2v; A/3/7 f. 76).

John Robinson D.D. 1574-1598.

Instal. 31 May 1574 (A/3/7 f. 75v). D. 14 Feb. x 7 March 1598 (P.R.O., PROB 11/91, PCC 45 Lewyn; A/3/7 ff. 126v, 127; cf. P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1).

Roger Parker B.D. 1598-1599.

Coll. 14 March 1598 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1). Instal. by proxy 26 March (A/3/7 f. 127). Res. 6 Dec. 1599 (Res. 1599/7).

George Eland B.D. 1600-1631.

Coll. 4 Feb. 1600 (Reg. XXX f. 120v). Instal. by proxy 22 March (A/3/9 f. 11). D. by 23 Sept. 1631 (burial, Washingborough) (PR Washingborough).

John Hacket D.D. 1631-1661.

Coll. 4 Oct. 1631 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 8). Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield 1661.

Francis Wilford D.D. 1662-1667.

Pres. by king 5 Apr. 1662 (P.R.O., C 66/3028; PD 1662/122). Instit. 9 Apr. (Reg. XXXII ff. 16v-17). Instal. by proxy 20 May; in person 24 May 1663 (Dj/25/4 ff. 2v-3, 4v-5). D. 16 July 1667 (Diary of Samuel Newton, ed. J.E. Foster (Cambridge Antiquarian Soc., xxiii, 1890) p. 21; P.R.O., C 66/3089).

Theophilus Dillingham D.D. 1667-1678.

Pres. by king sede vacante 12 Aug. 1667 (P.R.O., C 66/3089). Instit. by abp. 13 Aug. (Dij/62/2/10) or 14 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon f. 288v; P.R.O., E 331/Cant. 339). Instal. in person 2 Sept. (Dj/25/4 f. 14v). D. 22 Nov. 1678 (m.i., St. Edward, Cambridge) (Survey of Cath. II 125; Reg. XXXIV f. 33).

John Skelton M.A. 1679-1704.

Coll. 15 Feb. (Reg. XXXIV f. 33). Instal. by proxy 22 March; in person 15 Oct. (A/3/11 ff. 61v, 64). D. 3 Apr. 1704 (m.i., St. John's hospital chap., Northampton) (Survey of Cath. II 126; A/3/12 pp. 23, 25).

Thomas Frank M.A. 1704-1731.

Bp's mand. for instal. 12 Apr. 1704 (Dj/26/3/38). Instal. in person 29 Apr. (A/3/12 p. 25). D. 2 March 1731 (Gent. Mag. 1731, i. 124).

John Dudley M.A. 1731-1745.

Coll. 22 May 1731 (Reg. XXXVIII p. 243). Instal. in person 11 June (Bij/3/1). D. by 27 Feb. 1745 (burial, Winwick, Northants.) (Northants. R.O., PR Winwick; Reg. XXXVIII p. 454).

John Taylor D.D. 1745-1756.

Coll. 15 March 1745 (Reg. XXXVIII p. 454). Instal. in person 13 Apr. (A/3/13 p. 375). Archdcn. of Leicester 1756.

Charles Jenner D.D. 1756-1757.

Coll. 16 July 1756 (Reg. XXXVIII p. 544). Instal. in person 23 July (Dj/27/3/48, endorsed). Archdcn. of Huntingdon 1757.

Richard Grey D.D. 1757-1771.

Coll. 28 Apr. 1757 (Reg. XXXVIII p. 549). Instal. in person 20 May (A/3/14 f. 115). D. 28 Feb. 1771 (m.i., Hinton, Northants.) (Baker, Hist. Northants. I 637; Reg. XXXIX p. 150).

Hadley Cox M.A. 1771-1782.

Coll. 20 March 1771 (Reg. XXXIX p. 150). Instal. in person 20 Apr. (A/3/15 p. 97). D. by 4 Apr. 1782 (burial, Flitton, Beds.) (Beds. R.O., PR Flitton; P.R.O., PROB 11/1089, PCC 1782 169; Reg. XXXIX p. 378).

William Stafford Done D.D. 1782-1783.

Coll. 18 May 1782 (Reg. XXXIX p. 378). Instal. in person 8 June (A/3/15 p. 235). D. 1 June 1783 (Gent. Mag. 1783, liii (1) 541; Reg. XXXIX p. 398).

Richard Shepherd B.D. 1783-1809.

Coll. 19 June 1783 (Reg. XXXIX p. 398). Instal. in person 26 July (A/3/15 p. 249). D. 3 Jan. 1809 (Gent. Mag. 1809, lxxix (1) 91-2; Dj/28/2/33).

Samuel Vince M.A. 1809-1821.

Coll. 12 Jan. 1809 (Reg. XL p. 140). Instal. in person 25 March (A/3/16 p. 249). D. by 4 Dec. 1821 (burial, St. Lawrence in Thanet, Kent) (Canterbury Cath. Archives, PR St. Lawrence in Thanet; Reg. XL p. 320).

Henry Kaye Bonney M.A. 1821-1845.

Coll. 10 Dec. 1821 (Reg. XL p. 320). Instal. in person 2 Feb. 1822 (A/3/17 p. 125). Archdcnry transferred from Lincoln to Ely diocese by Order in Council 19 Apr. 1837 in accordance with Stat. 6 & 7 Will. IV c. 77 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19499). Bonney became archdcn. of Lincoln 1845.

Footnotes

1. Cf. gr. of next pres. made by Bp. Longland 1 July 1538 to Williams Robyns, citizen of London and merchant of the Calais staple, John Frankische, notary public, or their assigns (CA 1536-47 p. 137).