Prebendaries
Biggleswade

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Joyce M. Horn & David M. Smith

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'Prebendaries: Biggleswade', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 9: Lincoln diocese (1999), pp. 40-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35171 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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PREBENDARIES OF BIGGLESWADE

Preb. valued 3 Sept. 1535 at £42 7s 4d (Valor IV 198).

Robert King D.D. 1536-1542. Bp. of Rheon. (fn. 1)

Coll. 28 Nov. 1536 (Reg. XXVII f. 12). Instal. 2 Dec. (CA 1536-47 p. 2). 1st bp. of Oxford 1542.

John Man M.A. 1542-1554.

Pres. by king 31 Aug. 1542 (L. & P. XVII no. 881 (9)). Instal. by proxy 7 Oct. (CA 1536-47 p. 69). Leased out preb. 14 Dec. 1547 for 31 years at £50 p.a. (CA 1547-59 pp. 7-8). Depriv. c. March 1554 (fn. 1) (cf. Reg. XXVIII f. 102).

Giles Forster 1554-?

Pres. by Anthony Forster, esq., of Newark, Notts., to whom Bp. Longland gr. next pres. 1 May 1546; instit. n.d. 1554 (Reg. XXVII f. 112; CA 1536-47 p. 132). Compounded for first-fruits 5 May (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 143v). Instal. by proxy 9 June (CA 1547-59 p. 108). Occ. 11 Sept. 1559 (CA 1547-59 p. 108).

John Man M.A. (again) ?-1569.

Apparently restored; occ. Sept. 1560 (Bj/3/6 f. 88v). D. 18 March 1569 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. I 367; Reg. Parker II 845; A/3/7 f. 65).

William Malim M.A. 1569-1594.

Instal. by proxy 3 Apr. 1569 (fn. 1) (A/3/7 f. 65). D. by 26 July 1594 (burial, Allhallows the Less, London) (London Guildhall Libr., PR Allhallows the Less).

John Ireton B.D. 1594-1606.

Coll. 5 Aug. 1594 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 1). Instal. in person s.d. (A/3/7 f. 119v). D. 28 June 1606 (m.i., Kegworth, Leics.) (Nichols, Hist. Leics. III ii 857).

James Damon B.A. 1606-?

Coll. 2 July 1606 (Reg. XXX f. 287). Instal. by proxy 13 Aug. (A/3/9 f. 45v). Occ. as preb. 26 Aug. 1611 (Add. Reg. 3 f. 7).

Thomas Smith M.A. 1613-1618.

Coll. 26 May 1613 (P.R.O., E 331/Lincoln 4). Instal. by proxy 19 June (A/3/9 f. 92v). D. 20 June × 23 Oct. 1618 (Add. Reg. 3 f. 85v; A/3/9 f. 135v).

Christopher Sutton D.D. 1618-1629.

Instal. by proxy 23 Oct. 1618 (A/3/9 f. 135v). D. May or June 1629 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 984 f. 131/84; A/3/9 f. 169).

Lambert Osbaldeston M.A. 1629-1639.

Instal. by proxy 9 July 1629 (A/3/9 f. 169). Depriv. 14 x 21 Feb. 1639 (ibid. f. 201v; Hist. Collections II 803-17; Cal. S.P. Dom 1637-8 pp. 37, 339; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1638-9 pp. 218, 491).

Jeremiah Stephens B.D. 1639-1641.

Pres. by king; instit. 3 July 1639 by abp. during suspension of Bp. Williams (P.R.O., E 331/Cant. 254). Instal. by proxy 10 July (A/3/9 f. 201 v). Displaced 1641 on Osbaldeston's restoration.

Lambert Osbaldeston M.A. (again) 1641-1659.

Pardoned by king 28 May 1641 (P.R.O., C 66/2894; cf. Hist. Collections IV 81- 2) IV 81-2; Lords' Journals IV 140; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1640-1 p. 429), and restored to preb. D. by 7 Oct. 1659 (burial, Westminster Abbey) (Reg. of St. Peter, Westminster, ed. J.L. Chester (London, 1876) p. 151).

Richard Ball D.D. 1660-1684.

Pres. by king sede vacante 13 Aug. 1660 (P.R.O., C 66/2919; Dj/25/3/2). Instit. 4 Sept. by official of Canterbury, the abpc. being also vac. (Lamb., Reg. Juxon & Sheldon f. 50; Dij/62/2/6). Instal. by proxy 12 Sept. (A/3/9 f. 209). D. 6 Apr. 1684 (m.i., Temple Church, London) (Survey of Cath, II 148; A/3/11 f. 103v).

John Skelton M.A. 1684-1704.

Coll. 25 Apr. 1684 (Reg. XXXIV f. 78). Instal. in person 3 May (A/3/11 f. 103v). D. 3 Apr. 1704 (m.i., St. John's hospital chap., Northampton) (Survey of Cath. II 126; A/3/12 p. 23).

Francis Bragg D.D. 1704-1728.

Bp's mand. for instal. 19 Apr. (Dj/26/3/39). Instal. in person 21 Apr. 1704 (A/3/12 p. 23). D. 26 June 1728 (m.i., Hitchin, Herts.) (R. Clutterbuck, Hist. and Ant. of Hertford (London, 1815-27) III 38; Reg. XXXVIII p. 190).

William Musgrave M.A. 1728-1773.

Coll. 12 July 1728 (Reg. XXXVIII p. 190). Instal. in person 26 Oct. (Bij/3/1). D. 19 Aug. 1773 (Cambs. R.O., PR Knapwell; Reg. XXXIX p. 208; Dj/28/1/38; cf. A/3/15 p. 124) or 24 Aug. (Gent. Mag. 1773, xliii 414).

Robert Richardson D.D. 1773-1781.

Coll. 10 Aug. 1773 (Reg. XXXIX p. 208). Instal. in person 13 Aug. (A/3/15 p. 124). D. 27 Sept. 1781 (Gent. Mag. 1781, li 490).

Phipps Weston B.D. 1781-1790.

Coll. 18 Dec. 1781 (Reg. XXXIX p. 371). Instal. in person 5 Jan. 1782 (A/3/15 p. 226). Res. by 21 May 1790 (Reg. XXXIX p. 514).

James Williamson B.D. 1790-1810.

Coll. 21 May 1790 (Reg. XXXIX p. 514). Instal. in person 12 June (A/3/16 p. 5). D. 14 May 1810 (Gent. Mag. 1810, lxxx (1) 668; Reg. XL p. 153).

John Pretyman D.D. 1810-1814. Archdcn. of Lincoln and Precentor.

Coll. 16 July 1810 (Reg. XL p. 153). Instal. in person 20 July (A/3/16 p. 269). Res. dated 2 Apr. 1814; accepted 11 Apr. (Reg. XL p. 196; Res. 240/48).

George Thomas Pretyman LL.B. 1814-1859.

Coll. 11 Apr. 1814 (Reg. XL p. 196). Instal. in person 23 Apr. (A/3/17 p. 27). D. 23 June 1859 (Annual Reg. 1859 (2) 469; Reg. XLI p. 142).

Footnotes

1. Formerly abbot of Oseney (L. & P. XVII no. 881 (3); created titular bp. of Rheon, 7 Jan. 1527 (Hierarchia Catholica III 285; L. & P. XIV ii no. 538), and acted as suffragan to the bp. of Lincoln (Reg. XXVI ff. 25, 27, 57B; D.M. Smith, 'Suffragan bishops in the medieval diocese of Lincoln', Lincs. Hist. & Archaeol., vii (1982) 17-27, at p. 27).
1. See note to Matthew Parker, under Deans of Lincoln.
1. Possibly pres. by Robert Manners, clerk, John Watson of the City of London, gentleman, or their assigns, to whom Bp. Watson gr. next pres. 12 Feb. 1559 (CA 1547-59 p. 163). William Malim was not in orders and styles himself 'gentleman' in his will (P.R.O., PROB 11/84, PCC 60 Dixy). At his burial he is described as 'schoolemaster'.