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'Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough dioceses (1996), pp. 75-80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35321 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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BISHOPS OF OXFORD

Robert King D.D. 1542-1557. Bishop of Rheon. (fn. 1)

Apptd. bp. of Oxford, with see at Oseney, in foundation charter, 1 Sept. 1542 (L. & P. XVII no. 881 (3)). Surrendered see to king 20 May 1545 (ibid. XX i no. 775); gr. right, 9 June, to exercise his jurisdiction with see at Oxford (ibid. no. 1081 (25)). Fresh gr. of bpc. 26 Jan. 1546; effected 4 Nov. (ibid. XXI ii no. 476 (9)). D. 4 Dec. 1557 (m.i., Christ Church cath.)(Wood's Colleges and Halls I 466; C.P.R. 1557-8 p. 389).

[Thomas Goldwell B.D. 1558.]

Goldwell, bp. of St. Asaph, nominated by queen as bp.; custody of temps. gr. 9 Nov. 1558 (C.P.R. 1557-8 p. 389). Queen Mary d. 17 Nov. and trans. not completed.

See vacant 1557-67.

Hugh Coren D.C.L. 1567-1568.

Congé d' élire 1 Sept. 1567 (C.P.R. 1566-9 no. 761). Coren, abp. of Dublin, el. 27 Sept.; royal assent 8 Oct.; abp's conf. 14 Oct. (Reg. Parker I 124-7). Temps. 3 Dec. (C.P.R. 1566-9 nos. 1630-2). D. by 22 Dec. 1568 (Reg. Parker III 991).

See vacant 1568-89.

John Underhill D.D. 1589-1592.

Congé d' élire 1 Dec. 1589 (P.R.O., C 66/1337). El. 8 Dec.; royal assent 13 Dec.; abp's conf. s.d.; cons. 14 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift I ff. 66v-70v). Temps. 23 Oct. 1590 (P.R.O., C 66/1337). D. 1 May 1592 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 982 f. 184; Lamb., Reg. Whitgift II f. 188).

See vacant 1592-1603.

John Bridges D.D. 1604-1618.

Congé d' élire 21 Dec. 1603 (P.R.O., C 66/1630). El. 4 Jan. 1604; royal assent 24 Jan.; abp's conf. 10 Feb.; cons. 12 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III ff. 79-84v). Temps. 16 March (P.R.O., C 66/1630). D. 26 March 1618 (m.i., Marsh Baldon, Oxf.) (Wood and Rawlinson's Parochial Collections, ed. F.N. Davis (Oxford Record Soc., ii, iv, xi, 1920-9) p. 15).

John Howson D.D. 16191-1628.

Congé d' élire 4 Aug. 1618 (P.R.O., C 66/2189; cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. 1611-18 p. 559). El. 12 Sept.; royal assent 15 Oct.; abp's conf. 7 May 1619; cons. 9 May (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II ff. 7v-15v). Enthr. by proxy 22 May (D. & C. i.b. 1 ff. 142v-144v). Temps. 28 May (P.R.O., C 66/2211). Trans. to Durham 1628.

Richard Corbett D.D. 1628-1632.

Warrant 12 Aug. 1628 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Corbett, dean of Christ Church, Oxford (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 254); issued 18 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/2493). El. 24 Sept.; royal assent 2 Oct.; abp's conf. 17 Oct.; cons. 19 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II ff. 157-63). Temps. 27 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/2493). Trans. to Norwich 1632.

John Bancroft D.D. 1632-1641.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Bancroft issued 8 May 1632 (P.R.O., C 66/2602). El. 12 May; royal assent 28 May; abp's conf. 6 June; cons. 10 June (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III ff. 40-7). Temps. 6 June (P.R.O., C 66/2602). D. 12 Feb. 1641 (PR Cuddesdon).

Robert Skinner D.D. 1641-1663.

Congé d' élire and letter missive for Skinner, bp. of Bristol, issued 11 Nov. 1641; royal assent to el. 29 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/2898). Abp's conf. 16 Dec. (P.R.O., E 331 Cant/272). Temps. 28 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/2898). Trans. to Worcester 1663.

William Paule D.D. 1663-1665.

Warrant 16 June 1663 for congé d' élire and letter missive for Paule, dean of Lichfield (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663-4 p. 171); issued 7 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/3035). El. 14 Nov. (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 115). Royal assent 1 Dec.; abp's conf. 15 Dec.; cons. 20 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Juxon & Sheldon ff. 368v-376v; cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663-4 pp. 345, 351). Temps. 29 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/3035). Enthr. by proxy 7 Jan. 1664 (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 122-5). D. 24 May 1665 (m.i., Brightwell Baldwin, Oxf.) (Wood and Rawlinson's Parochial Collections, ed. F.N. Davis (Oxford Record Soc., ii, iv, xi, 1920-9) p. 56).

Walter Blandford D.D. 1665-1671.

Congé d' élire issued 4 Nov. 1665 (P.R.O., C 66/3079). El. 7 Nov. (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 135-42; Wood's Life and Times II 50). Royal assent 18 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/3079). Lic. alibi cons. 23 Nov. (Canterbury Cath. Libr., Reg. 27 f. 257v). Cons. 3 Dec. (Wood's Life and Times III 66). Enthr. 14 Dec. (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 142-7). Temps. 25 Apr. 1666 (P.R.O., C 66/3088). Trans. to Worcester 1671.

Nathaniel Crew D.C.L. 1671-1674.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Crew, dean of Chichester, 13 June 1671 (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 168; P.R.O., C 66/3125). El. 16 June; royal assent 21 June; abp's conf. 27 June; cons. 2 July (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 84-91). Enthr. by proxy 5 July (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 173-4). Temps. 19 July (P.R.O., C 66/3125). Trans. to Durham 1674.

Henry Compton D.D. 1674-1675.

Warrant 24 Aug. 1674 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Compton, canon of Christ Church, Oxford (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1673-5 p. 341); both issued 31 Oct. (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 193; P.R.O., C 66/3164). El. 10 Nov. (ibid. pp. 188-93). Royal assent 26 Nov.; abp's conf. 2 Dec.; cons. 6 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 116v-123v). Temps. 17 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/3164). Enthr. by proxy s.d. (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 194-6). Trans. to London 1675.

John Fell D.D. 3676-1686.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Fell, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 23 Dec. 1675 (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 211-12). El. 8 Jan. 1676 (ibid. pp. 205-12). Royal assent 22 Jan.; warrant for temps. 28 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 170v-171; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1675-6 pp. 514, 532). Abp's conf. 5 Feb.; cons. 6 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon ff. 169v-177). D. 10 July 1686 (m.i., Christ Church cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 436; Wood's Life and Times III 191-2).

Samuel Parker D.D. 1686-1688.

Warrant 21 Aug. 1686 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Parker, archdcn. of Canterbury (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1686-7 no. 908); issued 10 Sept. (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 258). El. 18 Sept. (ibid. pp. 258-68). Warrant 23 Sept. for royal assent (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1686-7 no. 1008); issued 30 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 150v- 151). Abp's conf. 12 Oct.; cons. 17 Oct. (ibid. ff. 149v-156v). Warrant 18 Oct. for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1686-7 no. 1073). Enthr. by proxy 4 Nov. D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 268-70; Wood's Life and Times III 199). D. 20 March 1688 (Wood's Life and Times III 261).

Timothy Hall D.D. 1688-1690.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Hall, rector of Allhallows Staining, London, issued 3 Aug. 1688 (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 290). El. 18 Aug. (ibid. pp. 290- 8), but the University of Oxford refused to grant him a doctorate (N. Luttrell, Brief Relation of State Affairs (Oxford, 1857) 1 457). Royal assent 1 Sept.; abp's conf. 27 Sept.; cons. 7 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 178v-184v). Not enthr. (cf. Wood's Life and Times III 303). Took the oaths of allegiance to William and Mary at the last minute, 17 Jan. 1690 (fn. 1) (N. Luttrell, Brief Relation II 6). D. 10 Apr. 1690 (ibid. II 29).

John Hough D.D. 1690-1699.

Warrant 14 Apr. 1690 for congé d'élire (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1689-90 p. 552); congé and letter missive for Hough, canon of Worcester and prebendary of Lichfield, issued 21 Apr. (D. & C. i.b.4 f. 11r-v). El. 29 Apr. (ibid. ff. 11-15v). Warrant 1 May for royal assent (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 2). Conf. by dean and chapter of Canterbury, sede vacante; cons. 11 May by bps. of London, Llandaff, St. Asaph, Winchester, Salisbury and Worcester (MS. Oxf. Dioc. Papers d. 106 f. 123v). Warrant 13 May for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 10). Enthr. 12 June (D. & C. i.b.4 ff. 15v-17v). Trans. to Coventry and Lichfield 1699.

William Talbot D.D. 1699-1715.

Warrant 15 Aug. 1699 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Talbot, dean of Worcester (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1699-1700 p. 248); issued 17 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/3413; D. & C. i.b.4 f. 46r-v). El. 28 Aug. (ibid. ff. 46-51). Warrant 31 Aug. for lic. to hold deanery of Worcester in commendam (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1699-1700 p. 253). Royal assent 2 Sept.; abp's conf. 23 Sept.; cons. 25 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Tenison I ff. 38-44). Temps. 26 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/3413). Enthr. by proxy 15 Nov. (D. & C. i.b.4 f. 52). Trans. to Salisbury 1715.

John Potter D.D. 1715-1737.

Warrant 24 Apr. 1715 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Potter, canon of Christ Church, Oxford (P.R.O., SP 44/151 pp. 252-3); issued 3 May (D. & C. i.b.5 f. 20r-v). El. 9 May (ibid. ff. 20v-25). Royal assent 12 May; abp's conf. 14 May; cons. 15 May (Lamb., Reg. Tenison II ff. 167-77). Enthr. by proxy 7 June (D. & C. i.b.5 ff. 25-8). Warrant 19 May for temps. (P.R.O., SP 44/151 pp. 271-2). Trans. to Canterbury 1737.

Thomas Seeker D.C.L. 1737-1758.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Seeker, bp. of Bristol, issued 4 Apr. 1737 (P.R.O., C 209/7; D. & C. i.b.5 p. 149); pubd. 23 Apr. (Lond. Gaz. no. 7604). El. 13 Apr. (D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 151-6). Royal assent 2 May; abp's conf. 14 May (Lamb., Reg. Potter ff. 14v-23v). Enthr. 4 June (D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 158-60). Temps. 6 June (P.R.O., C 209/7). Trans. to Canterbury 1758.

John Hume D.D. 1758-1766.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Hume, bp. of Bristol, pubd. 29 Apr. 1758 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9786); issued 1 May (P.R.O., C 209/14; D. & C. i.b.6 p. 37). El. 9 May (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 38-43). Royal assent 23 May; abp's conf. 3 June (Lamb., Reg. Seeker ff. 13-22). Temps. 24 June (P.R.O., C 209/14). Enthr. 26 June (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 46-8). Trans. to Salisbury 1766.

Robert Lowth D.D. 1766-1777.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Lowth, bp. of St. Davids, issued 16 Sept. 1766 (P.R.O., C 209/18; D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 135-6); pubd. s.d. (Lond. Gaz. no. 10659). Royal assent 11 Oct.; abp's conf. 16 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Seeker ff. 244v-253). Enthr. by proxy 23 Oct. (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 144-7). Temps. 28 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Trans. to London 1777.

John Butler D.C.L. 1777-1788.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Butler, archdeacon of Surrey and canon of Winchester, pubd. 3 May 1777 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11766); issued 7 May (P.R.O., C 209/19; D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 347-8). El. 12 May (D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 348-59). Royal assent 17 May; abp's conf. 24 May; cons. 25 May (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 239-49). Enthr. by proxy 30 May (D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 359-65). Temps. 31 May (P.R.O., C 209/19). Trans. to Hereford 1788.

Edward Smallwell D.D. 1788-1799.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Smallwell, bp. of St. Davids, pubd. 11 March 1788 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12971); issued 15 March (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 538-9). El. 22 March (D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 540-9). Royal assent 11 Apr.; abp's conf. 15 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 149v-160). Enthr. by proxy 21 Apr. (D.& C. i.b.7 pp. 551-7). Temps. 25 Apr. (P.R.O., IND 16816). D. 25 June (D. & C. ix.b.l) or 26 June 1799 (Gent. Mag. 1799, lxix (1) 536).

John Randolph D.D. 1799-1807.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Randolph, canon of Christ Church, Oxford, issued 17 July 1799 (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.8 f. 1r-v); pubd. 13 Aug. (Lond. Gaz. no. 15167). El. 5 Aug. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. lv-5v). Royal assent 17 Aug.; abp's conf. 31 Aug.; cons. 1 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 334-343v). Enthr. by proxy 7 Oct. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 6-8). Temps. 24 Oct. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Trans. to Bangor 1807.

Charles Moss D.D. 1807-1811.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Moss, prebendary of St. Paul's and Salisbury, issued 13 Jan. 1807 (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.8 f. 53v); pubd. s.d. (Lond. Gaz. no. 15991). El. 19 Jan. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 54-7). Royal assent 26 Jan.; abp's conf. 31 Jan.; cons. 1 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 42v-51v). Temps. 5 Feb. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. by proxy 13 Feb. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 58-60). D. 16 Dec. 1811 (Gent. Mag. 1811, lxxxi (2) 598).

William Jackson D.D. 1812-1815.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Jackson, canon of Christ Church, Oxford, pubd. 31 Dec. 1811 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16556); issued 14 Jan. 1812 (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 103v-104). El. 27 Jan. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 104-9). Royal assent 4 Feb.; abp's conf. 22 Feb.; cons. 23 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 187v- 196v). Temps. 4 Apr. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. by proxy 9 Apr. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 110v-113v). D. 2 Dec. 1815 (Gent. Mag. 1815, lxxxv (2) 571-632).

Hon. Edward Legge D.C.L. 1816-1827.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Legge, dean of Windsor, pubd. 30 Dec. 1815 (Lond. Gaz. no. 17095); issued 1 Feb. 1816 (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 150v-151). El. 12 Feb. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 151-155v). Royal assent 12 March; abp's conf. 23 March; cons. 24 March (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 269v- 278v). Enthr. by proxy 6 Apr. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 159-161v). Temps. 9 May (P.R.O., IND 16816). D. 27 Jan. 1827 (Gent. Mag. 1827, xcvii (1) 270).

Charles Lloyd D.D. 1827-1829.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Lloyd, canon of Christ Church, Oxford, pubd. 14 Feb. 1827 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18336); issued 17 Feb. (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.9 ff. 70v-71). El. 21 Feb. (MS. Oxf. Dioc. Papers b. 21, inside front cover; D. & C. i.b.9 ff. 71-74v). Royal assent 22 Feb.; abp's conf. 1 March; cons. 4 March (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 425-32). Temps. 14 March (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. by proxy 16 March (D. & C. i.b.9 ff. 75-77v). D. 31 May 1829 (Gent. Mag. 1829, xcix (1) 560-3).

Hon. Richard Bagot D.D. 1829-1845.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Bagot, dean of Canterbury, pubd. 13 July 1829 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18593); issued 28 July (P.R.O., IND 16816; D. & C. i.b.9 ff. 98v-99). El. 30 July (D. & C. i.b.9 ff. 99-102). Royal assent 3 Aug.; abp's conf. 22 Aug.; cons. 23 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 42-55). Temps. 24 Sept. (P.R.O., IND 16816), Enthr. by proxy 3 Oct. (D. & C. i.b.9 ff. 103-105v). Trans. to Bath and Wells 1845.

Samuel Wilberforce D.D. 1845-1868.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Wilberforce, dean of Westminster, issued 12 Nov. 1845 (D. & C. i.b.10 f. 78r-v); pubd. s.d. (Lond. Gaz. no. 20533). El. 17 Nov. (D. & C. i.b.10 ff. 77v-82v). Royal assent 18 Nov.; abp's conf. 22 Nov.; cons. 30 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 533-49). Enthr. in person 13 Dec. (D. & C. i.b.10 ff. 83v-85). Temps. 22 Dec. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Trans. to Winchester 1869.

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 had acted as suffragan to the bp. of Lincoln (Lines. Archives, EP. Reg. XXVI ff. 25, 27, 57B).
1. In accordance with Stat. 1 Will. & Mary c. 8 s. 7, by which the holders of any benefice who did not swear allegiance to William and Mary were suspended 1 Aug. 1689, and depriv. 1 Feb. 1690.