Bishops of Ely

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'Bishops of Ely', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 7: Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester dioceses (1992), pp. 7-10. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35230 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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BISHOPS OF ELY

Thomas Goodrich D.D. 1534-1554.

El. 17 March 1534; royal assent 3 Apr.; abp's conf. 13 Apr.; cons. 19 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 82v-87v; G/1/7 f. 88). Temps. 21 Apr. (L. & P. VII no. 587 (28)). Enthr. by proxy 2 May (G/1/7 f. 88). D. 10 May 1554 (m.i., Bentham, Ely I 191n.).

Thomas Thirlby D.D., D.Cn. & C.L. 1554-1559.

Congé d'élire 10 July 1554 (C.P.R. 1554-5 p. 6). El. of Thirlby, bp. of Norwich, 30 July (G/1/8 f. 23r-v). Royal assent 17 Aug.; temps. 15 Sept. (C.P.R. 1554-5 p. 6). Enthr. by proxy 24 Sept. (G/1/8 ff. 23v-24). Papal provision 21 June 1555 (Hierarchia Catholica III 192). Depriv. for refusing to take oath of Supremacy, by 18 July 1559 (Wriothesley's Chronicle, ed. W.D. Hamilton (Camden Soc., 1875-7) II 145; C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 80).

Richard Cox D.D. 1559-1581.

Congé d'élire 18 July 1559 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 80). Cox, dean of Oxford, el. 28 July (Reg. Parker I 55). Royal assent 18 Dec. (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 450). Abp's conf. 20 Dec.; cons. 21 Dec. (Reg. Parker I 53-6). Temps. 23 March 1560 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 453). D. 22 July 1581 (m.i., Ely cath.) (Bentham, Ely II 241n.).

See vacant 18 years (Bentham, Ely app. pp. 39-40).

Martin Heton D.D. 1600-1609.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Heton, dean of Winchester, 16 Dec. 1599 (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1598-1601 p. 358). El. 28 Dec. (G/1/7 ff. 207-9). Royal assent 15 Jan. 1600; issued 23 Jan. (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1598-1601 p. 382; Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III f. 33v). Abp's conf. 1 Feb.; cons. 3 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III ff. 32v-38). D. 14 July 1609 (Bentham, Ely I 197).

Lancelot Andrewes D.D. 1609-1619.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Andrewes, bp. of Chichester, 20 Aug. 1609; issued 9 Sept. (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1603-10 p. 537; G/1/7 f. 210v). El. 22 Sept. (G/1/7 ff. 210-213v). Royal assent 30 Sept.; abp's conf. 6 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 84v-91). Temps. 7 Nov. (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1603-10 p. 557). Enthr. by proxy 12 Dec. (G/1/7 f. 214r-v). Trans. to Winchester 1619.

Nicholas Felton D.D. 1619-1626.

Congé d'élire 28 July 1618 (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1611-18 p. 559); issued 26 Feb. 1619 (G/1/7 f. 217v). Felton, bp. of Bristol, el. 2 March (ibid. ff. 217-219v). Royal assent 6 March; abp's conf. 11 March (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I ff. 138-44). Temps. 24 March (P.R.O., C 66/2210). Enthr. by proxy 31 March (G/1/7 ff. 219v-221v; EDC 2/11/2). D. 5 Oct. 1626 (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II f. 296v).

John Buckeridge D.D. 1628-1631.

Congé d'élire 31 March 1628 (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1628-9 p. 47); issued 8 Apr. (G/1/7 f, 223v). Buckeridge, bp. of Ely, el. 17 Apr. (ibid. ff. 223-7). Royal assent 26 June; abp's conf. 15 July (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II ff. 135v-140). Temps. 17 July (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1628-9 p. 216). D. 23 May 1631 (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III ff. 118, 148v).

Francis White D.D. 1631-1638.

Congé d'élire 6 Nov. 1631 (P.R.O., C 66/2585; G/1/7 f. 230v). White, bp. of Norwich, el. 15 Nov. (ibid. ff. 230-3). Royal assent 29 Nov.; abp's conf. 8 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III ff. 24v-28v). Temps. 23 Feb. (P.R.O., C 66/2585). D. 25 Feb. 1638 (Lamb., Reg. Laud I f. 306v).

Matthew Wren D.D. 1638-1667.

Warrant for congé d'élire 17 March 1638 (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1637-8 p. 311); issued 20 March (EDC 2/10/1). Wren, bp. of Norwich, el. 4 Apr.; royal assent 21 Apr.; abp's conf. 24 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Laud II ff. 30-34v). After the ordinance of 9 Oct. 1646 abolishing archbishops and bishops (Acts and Ordinances, 1640- 56 I 99), he continued in imprisonment in the Tower until released 15 March 1660 (Bentham, Ely 1201). D. 24 Apr. 1667 (Obit. R. Smyth p. 74).

Benjamin Lany D.D. 1667-1675.

Congé d'élire 17 May 1667; letter missive for Lany, bp. of Lincoln, 18 May (EDC 2/1/2 p. 56; Cal.S.P.Dom. Addenda 1660-85 p. 185). El. 24 May (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 57-67). Royal assent 8 June; abp's conf. 12 June (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 6v-13). Enthr. by proxy 14 June (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 70-2). Temps. 5 July (P.R.O., C 66/3089). D. 24 Jan. 1675 (m.i., Ely cath.) (Bentham, Ely I 202n.).

Peter Gunning D.D. 1675-1684.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Gunning, bp. of Chichester, 4 Feb. 1675 (EDC 2/1/2 p. 108). El. 13 Feb. (ibid. pp. 109-12). Royal assent 24 Feb.; abp's conf. 4 March (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 124-130v). Enthr. 11 March (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 116-18). Temps. s.d. (P.R.O., C 66/3170; Add. MS. 2953 f. 107). D. 6 July 1684 (m.i., Ely cath.) (Bentham, Ely I 204).

Francis Turner D.D. 1684-1690.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Turner, bp. of Rochester, 30 July 1684 (EDC 2/1/2 p. 166). El. 15 Aug. (ibid. pp. 167-71). Royal assent 19 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft f. 92). Warrant for temps. 20 Aug. (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1684-5 p. 124). Abp's conf. 23 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 91-7). Enthr. 28 Aug. (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 172-7). Depriv. 1 Feb. 1690 as a non-Juror (fn. 1) (cf. EDC 2/11/2; Cal.S.P.Dom. 1690-1 p. 342).

Simon Patrick D.D. 1691-1707.

Warrant 22 Apr. 1691 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Patrick, bp. of Chichester (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1690-1 p. 342); issued 22 May (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 192-3; EDC 2/11/2). El. 10 June (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 194-9). Royal assent 19 June; abp's conf. 2 July (Lamb., Reg. Tillotson ff. 10v-17). Warrant 6 July for temps. (Cal.S.P.Dom. 1690-1 p. 436). D. 31 May 1707 (G/1/11 p. 34).

John Moore D.D. 1707-1714.

Warrant 3 June 1707 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Moore, bp. of Norwich (P.R.O., SP 44/151 p. 144); issued 5 June (EDC 2/1/2 p. 265). El. 18 June (ibid. pp. 266-70). Royal assent 2 July; abp's conf. 31 July (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II ff. 17-24v). Warrant for temps. 3 Aug. (P.R.O., SP 44/151 pp. 150- 1). D. 31 July 1714 (G/1/11 p. 97).

William Fleetwood D.D. 1714-1723.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Fleetwood, bp. of St. Asaph, 18 Nov. 1714 (EDC 2/1/2 p. 305). El. 25 Nov. (ibid. pp. 306-9). Royal assent 10 Dec.; abp's conf. 18 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II ff. 129v-138). Warrant for temps. 19 Dec. (P.R.O., SP 44/151 p. 237). Enthr. 30 Aug. 1715 (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 310-14). D. 4 Aug. 1723 (G/1/11 p. 212).

Thomas Green D.D. 1723-1738.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Green, bp. of Norwich, pubd. 2 Sept. 1723 (Lond. Gaz. no. 6195); issued 5 Sept. (EDC 2/1/2 p. 358). El. 12 Sept. (ibid. pp. 359-63). Royal assent 17 Sept.; abp's conf. 24 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Wake I ff. 169-79). Temps. 4 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/1). Enthr. 26 Oct. (6/1/11 p. 214) or 23 Nov. (EDC 2/1/2 pp. 364-6). D. 18 May 1738 (6/1/12 p. 30; Gent. Mag. 1738, viii 277).

Robert Butts D.D. 1738-1748.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Butts, bp. of Norwich, pubd. 30 May 1738 (Lond. Gaz. no. 7705); congé issued s.d. (P.R.O., C 209/7; EDC 2/10/1). El. 10 June; royal assent 21 June; abp's conf. 27 June (Lamb., Reg. Potter ff. 42-51). Enthr. by proxy 4 July (6/1/12 p. 33). Temps. 8 July (P.R.O., C 209/7). D. 26 Jan. 1748 (6/1/12 p. 124; Gent. Mag. 1748, xviii 43).

Thomas Gooch D.D. 1748-1754.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Gooch, bp. of Norwich, pubd. 2 Feb. 1748 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8715); congé issued 4 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/11). El. 19 Feb.; royal assent 4 March; abp's conf. 11 March (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 39-48). Temps. 30 March (P.R.O., C 209/11). Succeeded to baronetcy 1751; d. 14 Feb. 1754 (6/1/12 p. 242; Gent. Mag. 1745, xxiv 95).

Matthias Mawson D.D. 1754-1770.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Mawson, bp. of Chichester, pubd. 18 Feb. 1754 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9347); congé issued 20 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/13). El. 1 March; royal assent 9 March; abp's conf. 15 March (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 179-97). Temps. 11 Apr. (P.R.O., C 209/13). Bp's appointment 3 May of proxies for enthr. (EDC 2/11/2). D. 23 Nov. 1770 (6/1/13 p. 414; Gent. Mag. 1770, xl 591).

Edmund Keene D.D. 1771-1781.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Keene, bp. of Chester, pubd. 25 Dec. 1770 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11103); issued 3 Jan. 1771 (P.R.O., C 209/19; EDC 2/1/5 pp. 4- 5). El. 9 Jan.; royal assent 16 Jan.; abp's conf. 22 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 94-103v; EDC 2/1/5 pp. 6-12). Temps. 5 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/19). Enthr. by proxy 4 March (EDC 2/1/5 pp. 12-17). D. 6 July 1781 (Gent. Mag. 1781, li 343- 4).

James Yorke D.D. 1781-1808.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Yorke, bp. of Gloucester, pubd. 21 July 1781 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12208); issued 27 July (P.R.O., C 209/19; EDC 2/1/5 f. 88r-v). El. 3 Aug.; royal assent 20 Aug.; abp's conf. 3 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Comwallis ff. 316-324v; EDC 2/1/5 ff. 89-94v). Enthr. by proxy 10 Sept. (EDC 2/1/5 ff. 94-8). Temps. 3 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/19). D. 26 Aug. 1808 (G/1/15 p. 460; Gent. Mag. 1808, lxxviii (2) 856).

Thomas Dampier D.D. 1808-1812.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Dampier, bp. of Rochester, pubd. 13 Sept. 1808 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16181); issued 17 Sept. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816; EDC 2/1/6 pp. 33-4). El. 6 Oct. (EDC 2/1/6 pp. 35-44; EDC 2/1/3). Royal assent 14 Oct.; abp's conf. 22 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 138-48). Temps. 14 Dec. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Enthr. by proxy 17 Dec. (EDC 2/1/6 pp. 47-53). D. 13 May 1812 (Gent. Mag. 1812, lxxxii (1) 501).

Bowyer Edward Sparke D.D. 1812-1836.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Sparke, bp. of Chester, pubd. 23 May 1812 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16605); issued 27 May (P.R.O., IND 1/16816; EDC 2/1/6 pp. 77-8). El. 4 June (EDC 2/1/6 pp. 79-88; EDC 2/1/3). Royal assent 13 June; abp's conf. 19 June (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 197-205). Temps. 6 July (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Enthr. by proxy 12 Aug. (EDC 2/1/6 pp. 92-8). D. 4 Apr. 1836 (G/1/17 f. 12; Gent. Mag. 1836, new ser. v 657).

Joseph Allen D.D. 1836-1845.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Allen, bp. of Bristol, pubd. 15 June 1836 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19392); issued 18 June (P.R.O., IND 1/16816; EDC 2/1/6 pp. 346-7). El. 23 June (EDC 2/1/6 pp. 347-55; EDC 2/1/3). Royal assent 27 June; abp's conf. 17 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 222-37). Temps. 19 Aug. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). Enthr. by proxy 24 Aug. (EDC 2/1/6 pp. 356-63). D. 20 March 1845 (G/1/17 f. 61; Gent. Mag. 1845, new ser. xxiii 540).

Thomas Turton D.D. 1845-1864.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Turton, dean of Westminster, pubd. 29 March 1845 (Lond. Gaz. nos. 20458, 20459); congé issued 3 Apr. (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). El. 8 Apr. (G/1/17 f. 61). Royal assent 15 Apr.; abp's conf. 3 May; cons. 4 May (Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 488-504). Temps. 16 May (P.R.O., IND 1/16816). D. 7 Jan. 1864 (G/1/18 f. 100v; Gent. Mag. 1864, 3rd ser. xvi 387).

Footnotes

1. In accordance with Stat. 1 Will. & Mary c. 8 s. 7, by which the holders of any benefice who had not sworn allegiance to William and Mary were suspended 1 Aug. 1689, and depriv. 1 Feb. 1690.


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