Canons
First prebend

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'Canons: First prebend', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough dioceses (1996), pp. 124-126. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35342 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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CANONS OF PETERBOROUGH

CANONS OF THE 1ST PREBEND, PETERBOROUGH

Matthew Whittal D.D. 1541-1545.

Apptd. by king in foundation charter 4 Sept. 1541 (L. & P. XVI no. 1226 (6)). (fn. 1) D. by 13 Nov. 1545 (ibid. XX ii no. 910 (49)).

Thomas Houghton 1545-1550.

Pres. by king 13 Nov. 1545 (L. & P. XX ii no. 910 (49)). D. by 6 Jan. 1550 (burial, High Ongar, Essex)(Essex R.O., PR High Ongar; C.P.R. 1549-51 p. 110).

Richard Petre B.A. 1550-1565.

Pres. by king 14 Jan. 1550 (C.P.R. 1549-51 p. 110). Res. 5 Oct. 1565 (Inst. AB 1 f. 107). (fn. 1)

Anthony Burton B.D. 1565-1576.

Coll. 6 Oct. 1565 (Inst. AB 1 f. 107). D. by 30 March 1576 (Inst. AB 2 f. 14).

James Ellis LL.D. 1576-1582.

Pres. by Henry Jones D.C.L., patron hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made by Bp. Scambler to him and Thomas Yale LL.D.; instit. 30 March 1576 (Inst. AB 2 f. 14). Canon of the 4th preb. 1582. (fn. 1)

Robert Rhodes B.D. 1582-1590.

Occ. as canon of the 1st preb. by 29 Sept. 1582 (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 50, accounts of 1582-3). D. 3 Feb. x 18 March 1590 (P.R.O., PROB 11/75, PCC 21 Drury).

William Bayly B.D. 1590-1595.

Succeeded Robert Rhodes (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 12 f. 5). Occ. 28 Oct. 1590 (ibid. f. 5v). Res. 27 March 1595 (Inst. AB 3 f. 53v).

William Smith B.D. 1595-1602.

Coll. 27 March 1595 (Inst. AB 3 f. 54). Res. by 29 Oct. 1602 (Inst. AB 4 f. 8).

Tobias Bland B.D. 1602-1605.

Coll. 29 Oct. 1602 (Inst. AB 4 f. 8). D. by 4 Apr. 1605 (burial, St. Sepulchre, Cambridge) (Cambs. R.O., PR St. Sepulchre; Inst. AB 4 f. 12v).

John Bridgeman M.A. 1605-1616.

Coll. 13 Apr. 1605 (Inst. AB 4 f. 12v). Res. by 15 June 1616 (ibid. f. 47v), on becoming preb. of Lichfield.

John Williams B.D. 1616-1621.

Pres. by William Heliar, archdcn. of Barnstaple, and Thomas Bridgeman, mercer of Exeter, patrons hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made by Bp. Dove; instit. 15 June 1616 (Inst. AB 4 f. 47v). Bp. of Lincoln 1621.

Thomas Swift B.D. 1621-1646.

Pres. by king 12 Nov. 1621 (P.R.O., C 66/2262). Instit. 9 Jan. 1622 (Inst. AB 4 f. 62). D. by 12 Nov. 1646 (Kennett, Reg. p. 238).

Simon Gunton M.A. 1646-1676.

Coll. 12 Nov. 1646 (Kennett, Reg. p. 238) and instal. s.d. (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 12 f. 5), but did not gain possession. Occ. as preb. 7 June 1660 (Kennett, Reg. p. 177). D. by 17 May 1676 (burial, Fiskerton, Lincs.) (Lincs. Archives, PR Fiskerton; Inst. AB 4 f. 168).

John Workman M.A. 1676-1685.

Coll. 19 May 1676 (Inst. AB 4 f. 168). Instal. 20 May (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 f. 121). D. 24 June 1685 (m.i., Peterborough cath.) (Survey of Cath. II 517).

John Patrick M.A. 1685-1695.

Coll. 30 June 1685; instal. 2 July (P.C.L., Peterborough MS. 54, list at beginning) or 11 July (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 f. 169). D. 19 Dec. 1695 (m.i., Charterhouse chap., London) (Survey of Cath. II 517; Inst. AB 8 f. 29v).

John Evans M.A. 1696-1718.

Coll. 3 Jan. 1696 (Inst. AB 8 f. 29v). Instal. 23 Jan. (PDC.ML/893 p. 42). D. 22 Nov. 1718 (m.i., Uffington, Lincs.) (Survey of Cath. II 517; Inst. AB 9 f. 3).

George Carter D.D. 1719-1727.

Pres. by abp., patron hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made by Bp. Kennett; instit. 25 Feb. 1719 (Inst. AB 9 f. 3). Instal. 3 Apr. (PDC.ML/893 p. 357). D. 30 Sept. 1727 (Boyer, Political State xxxiv 310).

John Gibson D.D. 1727-1730.

Coll. 18 Oct. 1727 (Inst. AB 9 f. 31v). Instal. s.d. (P.C.L., Peterborough MS. 54, list at beginning) or 28 Oct. (PDC.ML/863 p. 32). D. 5 Sept. 1730 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1730, xv 57; Inst. AB 9 f. 39).

Thomas Robinson M.A. 1730-1761.

Coll. 12 Sept. 1730 (Inst. AB 9 f. 39). Instal. 16 Sept. (PDC.ML/863 p. 76). D. 6 Dec. 1761 (Gent. Mag. 1761, xxxi 603; Inst. AB 9 f. 114).

Peter Stephen Goddard D.D. 1761-1781.

Coll. 29 Dec. 1761 (Inst. AB 9 f. 114). Instal. 1 Jan. 1762 (P.C.L., Peterborough MS. 54, list at beginning). D. 25 Oct. 1781 (Gent. Mag. 1781, li 541; Inst. AB 10 p. 91).

Thomas Winstanley M.A. 1781-1789.

Coll. 1 Nov. 1781 (Inst. AB 10 p. 91). Instal. 3 Nov. (PDC.ML/864 p. 252). D. 3 Feb. 1789 (Gent. Mag. 1789, lix (1) 184; Inst. AB 10 p. 125).

Benjamin Barnard M.A. 1789-1815.

Coll. 13 Feb. 1789 (Inst. AB 10 p. 125). Instal. 21 Feb. (PDC.ML/864 p. 274). D. 17 Sept. 1815 (Gent. Mag. 1815, lxxxv (2) 378; Inst. AB 10 p. 247).

Joseph Parsons M.A. 1815-1829.

Coll. 27 Sept. 1815 (Inst. AB 10 p. 247). Instal. 30 Sept. (PDC.ML/864 p. 530). D. 1 Feb. 1829 (Gent. Mag. 1829, new ser. xxii (1) 186; Inst. AB 10 p. 303).

John James M.A. 1829-1868.

Coll. 9 Feb. 1829 (Inst. AB 10 p. 303). Instal. 11 Feb. (PDC.ML/865 p. 273). D. 15 Dec. 1868 (The Times, 18 Dec.; Inst. AB 12 f. 58).

Footnotes

1. Roger Bird, formerly a monk of Peterborough (L. & P. XV no. 1032, p. 549), is given as canon of the 1st preb., 4 Sept. 1541 in Foundation of Peterborough Cath. p. 41, but did not secure possession.
1. The list of prebendaries in C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 12 f. 5 comments, 'never at the church'.
1. Ellis does not figure in the list of canons of the 1st preb. in C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 12 f. 5.