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'Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough dioceses (1996), pp. 40-44. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35314 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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BISHOPS OF GLOUCESTER

John Wakeman (fn. 1) 1541-1549.

Apptd. by king in foundation charter 3 Sept. 1541 (L. & P. XVI no. 1226 (2)). Cons. 25 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 271r-v). D. by 6 Dec. 1549, when temps. taken by abp. (ibid. f. 105).

John Hooper (fn. 1) D.D. Bishop of Gloucester 1551-1552.

Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester 1552-1554.

Pres. by king (no el.) 3 July 1550 (C.P.R. 1549-51 p. 174). Compounded for first-fruits 1 March 1551 (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 70). Royal mand. 7 March to abp. for cons. (C.P.R. 1550-3 p. 33). Cons. 8 March (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 332- 3). Enthr. by proxy (GDR 2A f. 24/p. 47). See of Gloucester dissolved and amalgamated with Worcester; pres. by king of both to Hooper 20 May 1552 (C.P.R. 1550-3 p. 225). Temps. s.d. (ibid. p. 226). Commission of Queen Mary 15 March 1554 for his depriv. (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 175). Depriv. of bpc. of Worcester 19 March because Nicholas Heath had been wrongly depriv. before him and of Gloucester because married et alia mala merita (Diary of Francis Evans, ed. D. Robertson (Worcs. Hist. Soc., 1903) p. 144; Canterbury Cath. Libr., Reg. N f. 38v).

James Brooks D.D. 1554-1558.

Congé d'eélire 19 March 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 6). Cons. 1 Apr. by bishops of Winchester, London and Durham (Cant., Reg. N f. 38). Compounded for firstfruits 2 May (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 141). Temps. 8 May (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 9). Papal provision 4 July (Hierarchia Catholica III 220). D. by 2 Sept. 1558 (C.P.R. 1557-8 pp. 390, 446).

[John Bourchier (fn. 1) B.D. 1558.]

Granted custody of temps. 25 Oct. 1558 as bp. nominate (C.P.R. 1557-8 p. 390). The d. of Queen Mary, 17 Nov., put an end to his promotion.

Richard Cheyney B.D. 1562-1579.

Congé d'élire 27 Feb. 1562 (C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 364). Royal assent to el. (ibid. p. 403). Abp's conf. 18 Apr.; cons. 19 Apr. (Reg. Parker I 117-19). Royal lic. 29 Apr. to hold see of Bristol in commendam with Gloucester (ibid. III 952-6). Temps. of Gloucester 2 May (C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 403). D. 25 Apr. 1579 (Survey of Cath. I 772, 778-9; Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 981 f. 190/159).

John Bullingham D.D. 1581-1598. Bp. of Gloucester and Bristol.

Congé d'élire to dean and chapter of Gloucester (no mention of Bristol) 12 July 1581 (P.R.O., C 66/1206; C.P.R. 1580-2 no. 430). El. n.d. (Lamb., Reg. Grindal I f. 69). Royal assent 9 Aug. (C.P.R. 1580-2 no. 432). Abp's conf. 1 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Grindal I ff. 66-71v). Cons. 3 Sept. (ibid. f. 70v; GDR 27A f. 53v/p. 108). Temps. 5 Apr. 1582 (C.P.R. 1580-2 no. 1274). Res. bpc. of Bristol by 23 Oct. 1589 (P.R.O., C 66/1353). D. 20 May 1598 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III f. 205v).

Godfrey Goldsborough D.D. 1598-1604.

Congé d'élire 2 Aug. 1598 (P.R.O., C 66/1491). El. 8 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III f. 9v). Royal assent 4 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/1491). Abp's conf. 11 Nov.; cons. 12 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III ff. 6v-12v). Enthr. by proxy 20 Dec. (GDR 27A ff. 115-116v/pp. 235-8). D. 26 May 1604 (m.i., Gloucester cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 722).

Thomas Ravis D.D. 1605-1607.

Warrant 6 Oct. 1604 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Ravis, dean of Christ Church, Oxford (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-1 Op. 154); issued 27 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/1660; GDR 27A f, 140r-v/pp. 287-8). El. 17 Dec. 1604 (GDR 27A f. 140r-v/pp. 287-8). Royal assent 9 March 1605 (P.R.O., C 66/1660). Abp's conf. 15 March; cons. 17 March (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 23-28v). Temps. 29 March (P.R.O., C 66/1689). Trans. to London 1607.

Henry Parry D.D. 1607-1610.

Congé d'élire 9 June 1607 (P.R.O., C 66/1745; D & C 82). El. 12 June (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 61). Royal assent 29 June (P.R.O., C 66/1745). Abp's conf. 9 July; cons. 12 July (Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 57v-63v). Temps. 24 July (P.R.O., C 66/1745). Trans. to Worcester 1610.

Giles Tomson D.D. 1611-1612.

Congé d'élire 9 March 1611 (D & C 83). Tomson, dean of Windsor, el. 15 March (GDR 27A f. 164v/p. 338). Royal assent 3 June (P.R.O., C 66/1904, 1918). Abp's conf. 8 June; cons. 9 June (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I ff. 9v-14). Temps. 27 June (P.R.O., C 66/1900, 1918). Enthr. by proxy n.d. (on a Thursday) (GDR 27A f. 165/p. 339). D. 9 June 1612 (GDR 27A f. 171/p. 353) or 14 June (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I f. 171).

Miles Smith D.D. 1611-1624.

Congé d'élire and letter missive 10 July 1611 (P.R.O., C 66/1971; D & C 84). El. 15 July (GDR 27A f. 171/p. 353). Royal assent 12 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/1971). Abp's conf.; cons. 20 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot ff. 29-34). Temps. 2 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/1971). See vac. by his d., from 20 Oct. 1624 (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II f. 273v).

Godfrey Goodman D.D. 1624-1656.

Warrant 7 Nov. 1624 for letter missive for Goodman, dean of Rochester (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1623-5 p. 373); congé d'élire issued 15 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/2336). El. 26 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II f. 95). Royal assent 12 Feb. (P.R.O., C 66/2336). Abp's conf. 5 March; cons. 6 March (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II ff. 92- 97v). Temps. 21 March (P.R.O., C 66/2336). Enthr. by proxy 4 Apr. (D & C 1 ff. 41v-42). D. by 5 Feb. 1656 (burial, St. Margaret, Westminster) (Memorials of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, ed. A.M. Burke (London, 1914) p. 643- 'D. 19 Jan.' added in a later hand).

William Nicholson D.D. 1661-1672.

Letter missive 29 Nov. 1660 for Nicholson (Cal. S.P. Dom. Addenda 1660-85 p. 16). El. 26 Nov. (GDR 142A ff. 29-30v/pp. 63-6). Royal assent 20 Dec.; abp's conf. 24 Dec.; cons. 13 Jan. 1661 (Lamb., Reg. Juxon & Sheldon ff. 246v-252, 387v). Temps. 5 Feb. (GDR A1 1/1). D. 5 Feb. 1672; buried 8 Feb. (D & C 37 p. 18).

John Prichett D.D. 1672-1681.

Warrant 18 Sept. 1672 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Prichett (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1672 p. 631); congé issued 27 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/3135). El. 10 Oct. (D & C 1 ff, 117v-l 18v; GDR 142A p. 42/163). Royal assent 22 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/3138). Abp's conf. 31 Oct.; cons. 3 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 97- 102v). Enthr. by proxy n.d. (GDR 142A ff. 81-2/pp. 46-8/167-9). D. 1 Jan. 1681 (m.i., Harefield, Mdx.) (Survey of Cath. I 725-6).

Robert Frampton D.D. 1681-1690.

Warrant 1 Jan. 1681 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Frampton, dean of Gloucester (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1680-1 p. 125); issued 14 Jan. (P.R.O., C 66/3218; D & C 1 f. 136). El. 28 Jan. (D & C 1 ff. 136v-139). Royal assent 3 Feb.; abp's conf. 26 March; cons. 27 March (Lamb., Reg, Sancroft ff. 43v-50v). Temps. 21 Apr. (P.R.O., C 66/3220). Depriv. 1 Feb. 1690 as a non-Juror (fn. 1) (D & C 86; cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 342).

Edward Fowler D.D. 1691-1714.

Warrant 22 Apr. 1691 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Fowler (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 342); issued 22 May (D & C 85, 86; D & C 2 ff. 23v-24). El, 8 June (ibid. ff. 25-26v). Royal assent 19 June; abp's conf. 2 July; cons. 5 July (Lamb., Reg. Tillotson ff. 34-42v). Temps. 18 Aug. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 494). D. 26 Aug. 1714 (Boyer, Political State viii 185).

Richard Willis D.D. 1715-1721.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Willis, dean of Lincoln, 1 Dec. 1714 (D & C 87, 88). El. 10 Dec. (D & C 2 f. 74v). Royal assent 11 Jan. 1715; abp's conf. 15 Jan.; cons. 16 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II ff. 138v-147v). Enthr. by proxy 13 Apr. (D & C 1 f. 77v). Trans. to Salisbury 1721.

Joseph Wilcox D.D. 1721-1731.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Wilcox pubd. 21 Nov. 1721 (Lond. Gaz. no. 6009); issued 22 Nov. (D & C 89, 90). El. 25 Nov. (D & C 2 ff. 89-91). Royal assent 29 Nov.; abp's conf. 1 Dec.; cons. 3 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Wake I ff. 105- 114v). Enthr. by proxy 26 Jan. 1722 (D & C 2 f. 93). Trans. to Rochester 1731.

Elias Sydall D.D. 1731-1733.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Sydall, bp. of St. Davids, issued 3 Oct. 1731 (P.R.O., C 209/5; D & C 91, 92); pubd. 4 Oct. (Lond. Gaz. no. 7027). El. 7 Oct. (D & C 2 ff. 120v-123). Royal assent 18 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/5). Abp's conf. 3 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Wake II ff. 69v-77). Temps. 3 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/5). Enthr. by proxy 12 Nov. (D & C 2 f. 124). D. 22 Dec. 1733 (Gent. Mag. 1733, iii 663) or 24 Dec. (Canterbury Cath. Libr., Reg. N f. 39; m.i., St. James, Westminster, cited in E. Hasted, Hist. of Kent (Canterbury, 1778-99) IV 600).

Martin Benson D D. 1735-1752.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Benson pubd. 27 Dec. 1734 (Lond. Gaz. no. 7362); congé issued 28 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/7; D & C 93). El. 1 Jan. 1735 (D & C 2 ff. 133-135v). Royal assent 9 Jan. (P.R.O., C 209/7). Abp's conf. 18 Jan.; cons. 19 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Wake II ff. 144v-154v). Temps. 17 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/7). Enthr. by proxy 21 Feb. (D & C 2 f. 137). D. 30 Aug. 1752; buried Gloucester cath. 15 Sept. (Gent. Mag. 1752, xxii 442; D & C 38).

James Johnson D.D. 1752-1759.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Johnson, preb. of St. Paul's, pubd. 24 Oct. 1752 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9209); congé issued 31 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/13; D & C 94). El. 7 Nov. (D & C 3 pp. 60-3). Royal assent 1 Dec.; abp's conf. 9 Dec.; cons. 10 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 163v-171v). Enthr. 1 Jan. 1753 (D & C 3 pp. 65-6). Temps. 5 Jan. (P.R.O., C 209/13). Trans. to Worcester 1759.

William Warburton D.D. 1760-1779.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Warburton, dean of Bristol, issued 21 Dec. 1760 (P.R.O., C 209/14; D & C 95, 96); pubd. 22 Dec. (Lond. Gaz. no. 9958). El. 24 Dec. (D & C 3 pp. 108-12). Royal assent 14 Jan. 1760; abp's conf. 19 Jan.; cons. 20 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Seeker ff. 40v-49v). Enthr. by proxy 12 Feb. (D & C 3 p. 115). Temps. 16 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/14; GDR A1 1/2). D. 7 June 1779; buried 14 June (D & C 38).

Hon. James Yorke D.D. 1779-1781.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Yorke, bp. of St. Davids, pubd. 6 July 1779 (Lond. Gaz. no. 1 1993); congé issued 9 July (P.R.O., C 209/19; D & C 97). El. 13 July (D & C 4 pp. 48-53). Royal assent 23 July; abp's conf. 2 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 268v-178v). Enthr. by proxy 9 Aug. (D & C 4 p. 54). Temps. 6 Sept. (P.R.O., C 209/19). Trans. to Ely 1781.

Samuel Hallifax D.D. 1781-1789.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Hallifax pubd. 1 Sept. 1781 (Lond. Gaz. nos. 12220, 12222); congé issued 3 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/19; D & C 98). El. 8 Oct. (D & C 4 pp. 79-85). Royal assent 23 Oct.; abp's conf. 27 Oct.; cons. 28 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 334v-344). Temps. 14 Nov. (P.R.O., C 209/19). Trans. to St. Asaph 1789.

Richard Beadon D.D. 1789-1802.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Beadon issued 12 May 1789 (D & C 99, 100); pubd. 30 May (Lond. Gaz. no. 13100). El. 18 May (D & C 4 pp. 196- 200). Royal assent 27 May; abp's conf. 6 June; cons. 7 June (Lamb., Reg. Mooreff. 180v-191). Enthr. by proxy 13 June (D & C 4 p. 203). Temps. 26 June (P.R.O., Index 16816). Trans. to Bath and Wells 1802.

George Isaac Huntingford D.D. 1802-1815.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Huntingford issued 4 June 1802 (D & C 101, 102); pubd. 5 June (Lond. Gaz. no. 15485). El. 14 June (D & C 4 pp. 301- 15). Royal assent 22 June; abp's conf. 26 June; cons. 27 June (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 384v-395). Temps. 15 July (P.R.O., Index 16816). Enthr. by proxy 30 July (D & C 4 pp. 317-18). Trans. to Hereford 1815.

Hon. Henry Ryder D.D. 1815-1824.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Ryder pubd. 8 July 1815 (Lond. Gaz. no. 17037); congé issued 11 July (D & C 103); letter missive issued 12 July (D & C 104). El. 14 July (D & C 5 pp. 67-72). Royal assent 24 July; abp's conf. 28 July; cons. 30 July (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 261-269v). Enthr. 12 Aug. (D & C 5 pp. 73-4). Temps. 21 Aug. (P.R.O., Index 16816; GDR A14/3). Trans. to Coventry and Lichfield 1824.

Christopher Bethell D.D. 1824-1830.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Bethell, dean of Chichester, pubd. 11 March 1824 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18009); issued 19 March (D & C 105, 118). El. 24 March (D & C 5 pp. 197-201). Royal assent 6 Apr.; abp's conf. 10 Apr.; cons. 11 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 346v-354). Enthr. in person 17 Apr. (D & C 5 p. 203). Temps. 3 May (P.R.O., Index 16816). Trans. to Exeter 1830.

James Henry Monk D.D. 1830-1856.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Monk pubd. 11 June 1830 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18689); issued 14 June (D & C 107, 108). El. 22 June (D & C 5 pp. 297-303). Royal assent 23 June; abp's conf. 26 June, 29 June and 10 July; cons, 11 July (Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 78-92). Temps. 17 July (P.R.O., Index 16816; GDR A14/3, GDR All/3). Enthr. 12 Aug. (D & C 5 p. 308). Became 1st bp. of Gloucester and Bristol by Order in Council of 5 Oct. 1836 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19426). D. 6 June 1856 (The Times, 7 June 1856, p. 9).

Charles Baring M.A. 1856-1861. Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Baring, addressed to dean and chapter of Bristol, pubd. 9 July 1856 (Lond. Gaz. no. 21900); congé issued 17 July (P.R.O., Index 16816). El. by dean and chapter of Bristol 18 July; royal assent 30 July; abp's conf. 6 Aug.; cons. 10 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Sumner pp. 229-44; GDR 351 f. 185). Temps. 19 Sept. (P.R.O., Index 16816). Trans. to Durham 1861.

Footnotes

1. Formerly John Wakeman or Wiche, last abbot of Tewkesbury (Valor Ecclesiasticus (1810-34) II 471; L. & P. XVIII ii no. 231, p. 122; P.R.O., E 315/245 f. 159).
1. Formerly a Cistercian monk (Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London, ed. J.G. Nichols (Camden Soc., 1852) p. 63). He was burnt for heresy 9 Feb. 1555 (Acts and Monuments VI 652-9).
1. Formerly abbot of St. Mary, Leicester (L. & P. XIV i no. 1355, p. 598).
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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