Canons of Christ Church
Fourth prebend

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'Canons of Christ Church: Fourth prebend', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough dioceses (1996), pp. 94-97. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35330 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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CANONS OF THE 4TH PREBEND, CHRIST CHURCH

Alexander Belsire M.A. 1546-1559.

Former canon of Oseney; apptd. by king in foundation charier of cath. at Oxford 26 Jan. and 4 Nov. 1546 (L. & P. XXI ii no. 476 (9)). Depriv. in 1559: last occ. in battels list 8 Sept. (Wood's Colleges and Halls I 543; C.C.A., x(1).c.6).

Thomas Kent M.A. ?-1561/2.

Occ. as canon 16 Dec. 1561 (D. & C. i.b. 1 f. 23v). D. by 5 Jan. 1562 (C.P.R. 1560-3 pp. 310, 320).

Herbert Westfaling B.D. 1562-1586.

Pres. by queen 24 Feb. 1562 (C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 310. Bp. of Hereford 1586.

Richard Eedes B.D. 1586-1604.

Pres. by queen 4 Apr. 1582 to next vac. preb. (C.P.R. 1580-2 no. 1238; D. & C. i.b. 1 ff. 87v-88). Instal. in this preb. 10 Feb. 1586 (D. & C. i.b. 1 f. 88). D. 19 Nov. 1604 (m.i., Worcester cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 656; D. & C.i.b. 1 f. 104).

John Perin D.D. 1604-1615.

Pres. by queen 31 Jan. 1600 to next vac. preb. (P.R.O., C 66/1532; D. & C. i.b. 1 f. 104r-v); pres. conf. by king 12 March 1603 (P.R.O., C 66/1622). Instal. in this preb. 24 Nov. 1604 (D. & C. i.b. 1 f. 104). D. by 11 May 1615 (ibid. f. 124).

Edmund Gwyn MA. 1615-1624.

Pres. by king 11 Sept. 1604 to next vac. preb. (P.R.O., C 66/1659; D. & C. i.b. 1 ff. 124-5). Instal. in this preb. 11 May 1615 (D. & C. i.b.1 f. 124). Last occ. in disbursement book for 4th term 1623-4, i.e. July-Sept. 1624 (C.C.A., xii.b.68).l.

John King M.A. 1624-1639.

Pres. by king 3 May 1616 (D. & C. i.b.1 f. 127r-v); further pres. 5 Apr. 1617 to next vac. preb. (P.R.O., C 66/2147). Occ. in disbursement book for 1st term 1624-5, i.e. Oct.-Dec. 1624 (C.C.A., xii.b.69). D. 2 Jan. 1639 (m.i., Christ Church cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 455; P.R.O., C 66/2796).

Robert Payne M.A. 1639-1648.

Pres. by king 17 Jan. 1639 (P.R.O., C 66/2796; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1638-9 p. 323). Ejected by parliamentary visitors 12 Apr. 1648 (Wood's Hist. and Ant. II ii 564); d. 16 May 1649 x 13 Nov. 1651 (P.R.O., PROB 11/219, PCC 220 Grey).

John Mills B.C.L. 1648.

Apptd. by parliamentary visitors 12 Apr. 1648 (Wood's Hist. and Ant. II ii 564). Exch. n.d. 1648 with Edward Pocock for the 6th preb.

Edward Pocock B.D. 1648-1651. Regius Professor of Hebrew.

By exch. Depriv. n.d. 1651 for refusing to subscribe to the Engagement (Wood's Hist. and Ant. II ii 629-30, 851).

Peter French B.D. 1651-1655.

Occ. 9 May 1651 (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 39). D. by 19 June 1655 (burial, St. Martin in the Fields, London) (Westminster Public Libr., PR St. Martin in the Fields).

John Poynter B. A. 1655-1660.

Apptd. by Oliver Cromwell n.d. 1655 (E. Calamy, Continuation of the Account (London, 1727) I 103). Depriv. by 27 July 1660 (Kennett, Reg. p. 213).

John Dolben M.A. 1660-1666.

Petitioned king June 1660 for 1st preb. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1660-1 p. 86). But pres. by king 9 July to this preb., vac. by d. of Robert Payne (P.R.O., C 66/2918). Instal. 27 July (Kennett, Reg. p. 213), although already occ. in chapter 23 July (D. & C. i.b.3 p. 101). Bp. of Rochester 1666.

George Croydon D.C.L. 1666-1678.

Warrant 27 Nov. 1666 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1666-7 p. 291); pres. issued 11 Dec. (D. & C. i.b.3 pp. 148-50). Instal. 14 Dec. (ibid.). D. 14 June 1678 (Wood's Life and Times II 408; D. & C. i.b.3 p. 225).

Thomas Lockey D.D. 1678-1679.

Pres. by king 6 July 1678 (P.R.O., C 66/3201; D. & C. i.b.3 p. 225). Instal. 11 July (Wood's Life and Times II 412). D. 29 June 1679 (ibid. pp. 454-5). (fn. 1)

John Hammond M.A. 1679-1723.

Warrant 29 June 1679 for pres. by king on d. of Thomas Lockey (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1679-80 p. 190); pres. issued 4 July (P.R.O., C 66/3215). Instal. 8 July (Wood's Life and Times II 456). D. 25 May 1723 (m.i., Christ Church cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 456; Portland MSS. VII 360; Lond. Gaz. no. 6168).

William Bradshaw M.A. 1723-1724.

Warrant 1 June 1723 for pres. by king (Lond. Gaz. no. 6168); pres. issued 11 July (P.R.O., C 66/3552). Instal. 20 July (D. & C. i.b.5 f. 52r-v). Dean of Christ Church and bp. of Bristol 1724.

Peter Foulkes D.D. 1724-1747.

Warrant 17 Nov. 1724 for pres. by king (P.R.O., SP 44/150 p. 660); pres. issued 19 Nov. (ibid., C 66/3557; D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 68-9). Instal. 25 Nov. (D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 69-70). D. 4 May 1747 (Gent Mag 1747, xvii 248; Lond, Gaz. no. 8646).

Paul Forester D.D. 1747-1761.

Pres. by king issued 3 June 1747 (D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 214-15); pres. pubd. 6 June (Lond. Gaz. no. 8646). Instal. 20 June (D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 215-16). D. 17 Sept. 1761 (Gent. Mag 1761, xxxi 430; Lond. Gaz. no. 10146).

Hon. Shute Barrington M.A. 1761-1768.

Pres. by king issued 30 Sept. 1761 (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 79-80); pres. pubd. 10 Oct. (Lond. Gaz. no. 10146). Instal. 3 Oct. (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 80-1). Res. by 28 Apr. 1768, on becoming preb. of St. Paul's (ibid. pp. 171-2; MS. Oxf. Dioc. Papers b.21 f. 77v).

Hon. Brownlow North M.A. 1768-1770.

Pres. by king 28 Apr. 1768 (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 171-2). Subscribed to Articles before instit. 29 Apr. 1768 (MS. Oxf. Dioc. Papers b.21 f. 77v). Instal. 5 May (D. & C. i.b.6 pp. 173-5). Res. by 27 Oct. 1770 (ibid. p. 203).

Benjamin Kennicott D.D. 1770-1783.

Pres. by king issued 27 Oct. 1770 (D. & C. i.b.6 p. 203); pres. pubd. s.d. (Lond. Gaz. no. 11086). Instal. 1 Nov. (ibid. pp. 204-5). D. 18 Aug. 1783 (Gent. Mag. 1783, lxxx (2) 718; Lond. Gaz. no. 12470).

Edward Seymour Conway M.A. 1783-1785.

Warrant 23 Aug. 1783 for pres. by king (P.R.O., SP 44/159 p. 125); pres. pubd. 30 Aug. (Lond. Gaz. no. 12470); pres. issued 6 Sept. (D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 474-5). Instal. 10 Sept. (ibid. pp. 475-7). D. by 25 Sept. 1785 (Gent. Mag. 1785, 1v (2) 747; Lond. Gaz. no. 12685).

Edward Venables Vernon B.C.L. 1785-1807.

Warrant 22 Sept. 1785 for pres. by king (P.R.O., SP 44/159 p. 174); pres. pubd. 27 Sept. (Lond. Gaz. no. 12685); pres. issued 7 Oct. (D. & C. i.b.7 pp. 502-3). Instal. 13 Oct. (ibid. pp. 503-5). Bp. of Carlisle 1791, but held this prebend in commendam until trans. to York 1807.

Edward Christopher Dowdeswell D.D. 1808-1849.

Pres. by king pubd. 19 Jan. 1808 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16109); pres. issued 20 Jan. (D. & C. i.b.8 f. 68r-v). Subscribed to Articles before instit. 10 Feb. (MS. Oxf. Dioc. Papers e.29 f. 77v). Instal. 13 Feb. (D. & C. i.b.8 ff. 68v-69). D. 1 Aug. 1849 (Gent. Mag. 1849, new ser. xxxii (2) 325; D. & C. i.b.10 f. 123r-v).

Charles Atmore Ogilvie D.D. 1849-1873. Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology.

Pres. by queen to professorship pubd. 23 Apr. 1842 (Lond. Gaz. no. 20094); royal letters patent 3 May granting him the 3rd vac. preb. after the Stat. 3 & 4 Vic. c. 113s. 5 (D. & C. i.b.10 ff. 121-122v). Instal. as canon 10 Aug. 1849 (D. & C. i.b.10 f. 123r-v). D. 17 Feb. 1873 (The Times, 19 Feb. 1873).

Footnotes

1. D. by 16 Feb. 1626 (P.R.O., PROB 11/148, PCC 29 Hele).
1. According to Wood, the fact of his death was concealed to give John Hammond 'time to ride to London to get the canonry' (Wood's Life and Times II 455).