Bishops of Carlisle

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'Bishops of Carlisle', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man dioceses (2004), pp. 9-14. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35834 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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BISHOPS OF CARLISLE

Robert Aldridge D.D. 1537–1556.

Called bp.-elect by 2 July 1537; congé d'élire (no name) 9 July; royal assent to el. of Aldridge 7 Aug.; temps. 24 Aug. (L. & P. XII ii nos. 201, 411 (30), 617 (3, 9). Cons. 19 Aug. (Hierarchia Catholica III 153). D. 5 March 1556 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 980 f. 197/184).

Owen Oglethorpe D.D. 1557–1559.

Congé d'élire (no name) 21 July 1556 (C.P.R. 1557–8 p. 246). Custody of temps, as bp.-elect 27 Oct. (C.P.R. 1555–7 p. 376). Papal provision 24 March 1557 (Hierarchia Catholica III 153). Consent of abp. of Canterbury 14 Aug. to his cons. within Canterbury province (Lamb., Reg. Pole f. 10). Cons. 15 Aug. by abp. of York and others (Hierarchia Catholica III 153). Temps. 28 Jan. 1558 (C.P.R. 1557–8 p. 10). Depriv. 1559; d. by 3 Jan. 1560 (burial, London, St. Dunstan in the West, 3 Jan. 1560) (C.P.R. 1558–60 p. 447; Diary of Henry Machyn p. 20).

[Bernard Gilpin B.D. 1560.

Refused the bpc. on the d. of Owen Oglethorpe, despite the pressure of Edwin Sandys (G. Carleton, Life of Bernard Gilpin (London, 1629) pp. 22–4); J. Strype, Life of Edmund Grindal (Oxford, 1821) p. 126).]

John Best B.D. 1561–1570.

Congé d'élire (no name) 27 March 1560 (C.P.R. 1558–60 p. 447). Abp. of York's citation against opposers 27 Feb. 1561; conf. n.d. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1561/ 1). Cons. 2 March (Wood, Athenae Oxon. II 807). Compounded for first-fruits 19 March (P.R.O., E 334/7 f. 110v). Temps. 18 Apr. (C.P.R. 1560–3 p. 147). D. 22 May 1570 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. II 807; C.P.R. 1569–72 nos. 1064– 5).

Richard Barnes D.D. 1570–1577.

Royal letter missive 27 May 1570, nominating Barnes, suffragan bp. of Nottingham (D. & C. 1/1 f. 91); congé d'élire 14 June (ibid.; C.P.R. 1569–72 no. 1064). El. 25 June (D. & C. 1/1 ff. 91 v–92; BI, Reg. 30 f. 92). Royal assent 13 July (C.P.R. 1569–72 no. 1065; BI, Reg. 30 ff. 86v–87; Bps. Conf. 1570/1). Temps. 26 July (C.P.R. 1569–72 nos. 1066–8). Abp's conf. 7 Aug. (BI, Reg. 30 ff. 86– 93v; Bps. Conf. 1570/1). Abp's mand. to enthr. 9 Aug. (BI, Reg. 30 f. 92v). Trans. to Durham 1577.

John May D.D. 1577–1598.

Royal letter missive 25 May 1577, nominating May, archdcn. of the East Riding (D. & C. 1/1 f. 138); congé d'élire 28 May (C.P.R. 1575–8 no. 2384; D. & C. 1/1 f. 138). El. 12 June (BI, Bps. Conf. 1577/2; D. & C. 1/1 f. 139). Royal assent 9 Aug. (C.P.R. 1575–8 no. 2385; BI, Reg. 31 ff. 42v–43; Bps. Conf. 1577/2). Lic. gr. by abp. of Canterbury 20 Sept. for abp. of York to confirm el. in Canterbury province (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 156v). Abp. of York's conf. 28 Sept. (BI, Reg. 31 ff. 41v–44; Bps. Conf. 1577/2). Cons. 29 Sept. (BI, Reg. 31 f. 41r–v). Temps. 8 Oct. (C.P.R. 1575–8 nos. 2386–8). Abp's. mand. to enthr. 21 Dec. (BI, Reg. 31, f. 44). D. 15 May 1598; buried Dalston, Cumb., 16 May (Parish Reg. of Dalston, 1570–1678, ed. J. Wilson (Dalston, 1893) p. 151).

Henry Robinson D.D. 1598–1616.

Royal letter missive 11 May 1598, nominating Robinson, provost of Queen's College, Oxford; congé d'élire 15 May (D. & C. 1/1 f. 139). El. 27 May (ibid. ff. 139v–140). Royal assent 8 July; abp's conf. 22 July (BI, Bps. Conf. 1598/1). Cons. 23 July (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III f. 6). D. 19 June 1616 (m.i., Carlisle cath.) (Survey of Cath. 1299; Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 983 f. 287/164).

Robert Snowden D.D. 1616–1621.

Royal letter missive 25 Aug. 1616, nominating Snowden (D. & C. 1/4 p. 553); congé d'élire 26 Aug. (ibid. p. 552; P.R.O., C. 66/2119). El. 12 Sept. (D. & C. 1/4 pp. 554–6; BI, Bps. Conf. 1616/2). Royal assent 10 Oct. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1616/2; P.R.O., C. 66/2119). Cons. 26 Nov. (York Minster Archives, MS. Add. 18 p. 117). Temps. 20 Dec. (P.R.O., C 66/2119). D. by 30 May 1621 (BI, Inst. AB. 4 f. 286v; BI, Inst. AB. 5 p. 48). Allegedly buried Carlisle cath., no m.i. (Survey of Cath. I 299).

Richard Milborne D.D. 1621–1624.

Royal letter missive 12 July 1621, nominating Milborne, bp. of St. Davids (D. & C. 1/5 p. 808); congé d'élire 14 July (ibid p. 807; P.R.O., C 66/2265). El. 24 July (D. & C. 1/5 pp. 809–11; BI, Bps. Conf. 1621/1). Royal assent 11 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/2265). Abp's conf. 26 Sept. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1621/1). Temps. 3 Oct. (P.R.O., C. 66/2265). Enthr. 16 Feb. 1622 (D. & C. 1/5 p. 755). D. by 23 June 1624 (P.R.O., C 66/2342).

Richard Senhouse D.D. 1624–1626.

Congé d'élire 23 June 1624 (P.R.O., C 66/2342). E1. 8 July of Senhouse, dean of Gloucester (D. & C. 1/5 pp. 848–52; BI, Reg. 31 f. 235). Royal assent 20 July (P.R.O., C 66/2342) or 21 July (BI, Reg. 31 f. 234v). Abp's conf. 18 Sept. (ibid. ff. 231v–235). Cons. 26 Sept. (BI, Reg. 31 f. 236v). Temps. 19 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/2342). D. by 7 May 1626 (burial, Dalston, Cumb.) (Parish Reg. of Dalston, Cumb. ed. J. Wilson (Dalston, 1893–5) I 175).

Francis White D.D. 1626–1629.

Congé d'élire 12 Sept. 1626 (D. & C. 1/5 pp. 647–8). El. 24 Sept. of White, dean of Carlisle (ibid. pp. 648–51; BI, Reg. 31 f. 280r–v). Warrant for royal assent 19 Oct. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1625–6 p. 576); issued 3 Nov. (Reg. 31 f. 276). Abp's conf. 2 Dec. (BI, Reg. 31 ff. 275–281v). Cons. 3 Dec. (ibid. f. 282). Enthr. 26 June 1627 (D. & C. 1/5 p. 657). Trans. to Norwich 1629.

Barnabas Potter D.D. 1629–1642.

Royal letter missive 7 Feb. 1629, nominating Potter, provost of Queen's College, Oxford; congé d'élire 14 Feb. (D. & C. 1/6 pp. 608, 609). El. 26 Feb. (ibid. pp. 610–12). Royal assent 12 March (P.R.O., C 66/2492). Lic. gr. by abp. of Canterbury 13 March for abp. of York to conf. el. in Canterbury province (Lamb., Reg. Abbot II f. 239r–v). Cons. 15 March (DRC. 1/3 p. 271). Temps. 23 March (P.R.O., C 66/2492). Enthr. 9 Apr. (D. & C. 1/6 p. 619). D. by 6 Jan. 1642 (burial, London, St. Paul Covent Garden) (Wood, Athenae Oxon. III 22).

James Usher D.D. 1642–1656. Abp. of Armagh.

King's letters patent 16 Feb. 1642 for him to hold see of Carlisle in commendam with that of Armagh (DRC. 1/3 pp. 309–10). D. 21 March 1656; buried Westminster Abbey 5 Apr. (m.i. prepared for Westminster Abbey, but never erected) (Survey of Cath. I 301; Wood, Athenae Oxon. IV 799; Reg. of St. Peter, Westminster ed. J.L. Chester (London, 1876) p. 149 – '17 Apr.').

Richard Sterne D.D. 1660–1664.

Congé d'élire and royal letter missive 9 Oct. 1660 (D. & C. 1/8; p. 412). El. 15 Nov. (ibid. pp. 413–14; Bl, Reg. 33 ff. 17v–18; BI, Bps. Conf. 1660/1). Royal assent 28 Nov. (BI, Reg. 33 f. 17v). Abp's conf. 1 Dec. (ibid. ff. 17–21). Cons. 2 Dec. (ibid. f. 21r–v). Trans. to York 1664.

Edward Rainbow D.D. 1664–1684.

Warrant n.d. Apr. 1664 for congé d'éelire and letter missive nominating Rainbow, dean of Peterborough (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1663–4 p. 575); issued 6 June (P.R.O., C 66/3055; D. & C. 1/8 p. 441). El. 16 June (D. & C. 1/8 pp. 442–5). Royal assent 4 July (P.R.O., C 66/3055; BI, Bps. Conf. 1664/1). Commission to conf. 6 July (BI. Bps. Conf. 1664/1). Cons. 10 July (DRC. 1/4 p. 277). Temps. 1 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/3055). D. 26 March 1684 (m. i., Dalston. Cumb.) (Survey of Cath. I 301).

Thomas Smith D.D. 1684–1702.

Warrant 14 Apr. 1684 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Smith, dean of Carlisle (Cal S.P. Dom. 1683–4 p. 381); issued 21 Apr. (P.R.O., C 66/3241; D. & C. 1/9 f. 64r–v). Warrant 12 May for royal assent to el. (Cal S.P. Dom. 1684–5 p. 13); issued 30 May (BI, Bps. Conf. 1684/1). Cons. 29 June (DRC. 1/5 p. [ii]). Warrant 23 June for temps. (Cal S.P. Dom. 1684–5 p. 77). D. 12 Apr. 1702 (m.i., Carlisle cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 302).

William Nicolson M.A. 1702–1718.

Warrant 5 May 1702 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Nicolson, archden. of Carlisle (Cal S.P. Dom. 1702–3 p. 358); issued 8 May (ibid. p. 359; D. & C. 1/9 f. 143). El. 13 May (D. & C. 1/9 f. 143v, DRC. 1/6 p. [xxiv]). Warrant 21 May for royal assent (Cal S.P. Dom. 1702–3 p. 358). Conf. 3 June (DRC. 1/6 p. [xxiv]). Cons. 14 June (ibid). Warrant 15 June for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1702– 3 p. 358). Enthr. 14 July (D. & C. 1/9 ff. 149v–150, DRC. 1/6 p. [xxiv]). Trans. to Derry 1718.

Samuel Bradford D.D. 1718–1723.

Warrant 28 Apr. 1718 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Bradford (Lond. Gaz. no. 5637); issued 30 Apr. (D. & C. 1/10 pp. 233–4). El. 8 May (ibid. p. 235; BI, Reg. 34 f. 102v). Royal assent 19 May (BI, Bps. Conf. 1718/1; Reg. 34 f. 100). Conf. 30 May by commissaries of abp. of York; letters issued 31 May (Lamb., Reg. Wake I ff. 258–266v; BI, Bps. Conf. 1718/1; Reg. 34 f. 100). Cons. 1 June (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1718, iii 20; BI, Bps. Conf. 1718/1; Reg. 34 f. 104r–v). Enthr. 4 Nov. (D. & C. 1/10 pp. 243–5). Trans. to Rochester 1723.

John Waugh D.D. 1723–1734.

Warrant 1 June 1723 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Waugh, dean of Gloucester (Lond. Gaz. no. 6168); issued 8 Aug. (P.R.O., C 209/1; D. & C. 1/10 p. 292). El. 23 Aug. (D. & C. 1/10 p. 293). Royal assent 13 Sept. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1723/1; ibid., Reg. 34 f. 193; P.R.O., C 209/1). Conf. 28 Sept. by commissaries of abps. of Canterbury and York (Lamb., Reg. Wake III ff. 7v–17; BI, Bps. Conf. 1723/1; Reg. 34 ff. 192–8). Cons. 13 Oct. (Reg. 34 ff. 198v–199). Temps. 7 Nov. (P.R.O., C 209/1). Enthr. 3 Dec. (D. & C. 1/10 p. 301). D. 29 Oct. 1734 (Gent. Mag. 1734, iv 573).

George Fleming LL.D. 1735–1747.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Fleming, dean of Carlisle, pubd. 25 Nov. 1734 (Lond. Gaz. no. 7353); issued 30 Nov. (D. & C. 1/10 p. 405; P.R.O., C 209/ 7). El. 9 Dec. (D. & C. 1/10 pp. 406–7). Royal assent 11 Jan. 1735 (P.R.O., C 209/7). Abp. of York's conf. 18 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Wake II ff. 190v–199v). Cons. 19 Jan. (ibid. f. 199; DRC. 1/7; p. [iii]). Enthr. 18 March (D. & C. 1/10 pp. 412– 15). Became Sir George Fleming, Bart. 1736. D. 2 July 1747 (Gent. Mag. 1747, xvii 343).

Richard Osbaldeston D.D. 1747–1762.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Osbaldeston, dean of York, issued 10 Aug. 1747 (D. & C. 1/10 p. 504; P.R.O., C 209/11); pubd. 15 Aug. (Lond. Gaz. no. 8666). El. 13 Aug. (D. & C. 1/10 p. 505; BI, Reg. 36 f. 81v). Royal assent 28 Aug. (P.R.O., C 209/11; BI, Reg. 36 ff. 81v–82). Conf. 3 Oct. by commissaries of abps. of Canterbury and York (Lamb., Reg. Potter ff. 221–232v; BI, Reg. 36 ff. 79v–86). Mand. to enthr. 15 Oct. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1747/1; DRC. 1/7; p. 137). Temps. 19 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/11). Enthr. 28 Oct. (D. & C. 1/10 pp. 512–13). Trans. to London 1762.

Charles Lyttelton D.C.L. 1762–1768.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Lyttelton, dean of Exeter, pubd. 20 Feb. 1762 (Lond. Gaz. no. 10184); issued 24 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/18; D. & C. 1/11 p. 84). El. 1 March (D. & C. 1/11 p. 85). Royal assent 15 March (P.R.O., C 209/18). Abp's conf. 20 March; cons. 21 March (DRC. 1/7 p. 312; BI, Inst. AB. 14 pp. 164–5; Lamb., Reg. Secker ff. 179v–190). Mand. to enthr. 25 March (BI, Inst. AB. 14 p. 167; D. & C. 1/11 p. 90). Temps. 1 Apr. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Enthr. 6 Apr. (D. & C. 1/11 pp. 92–3). D. 22 Dec. 1768 (Gent. Mag. 1768, xxxviii 591).

Edmund Law D.D. 1769–1787.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Law pubd. 28 Jan. 1769 (Lond. Gaz. no. 10906); issued 30 Jan. (P.R.O., C 209/18; D. & C., 1/11 p. 170). El. 6 Feb. (D. & C. 1/11 p. 171). Royal assent 17 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Abp. of York's conf. 22 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 53–64). Cons. 24 Feb.; mand. to enthr. 25 Feb. (ibid. f. 64; BI, Inst. AB. 15 pp. 26–7). Enthr. 9 March (D. & C. 1/11 p. 330). Temps. 11 March (P.R.O., C 209/18). D. 14 Aug. 1787 (Gent. Mag. 1787, lvii (2) 744–5).

John Douglas D.D. 1787–1791.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Douglas, canon resid. of St. Paul's, London, pubd. 29 Sept. 1787 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12924); issued 8 Oct. (P.R.O., IND 16816) or 10 Oct. (D. & C. 1/11 p. 323). El. 18 Oct. (ibid). Royal assent 29 Oct. (P.R.O., IND 16816) or 2 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Moore f. 96). Abp. of York's conf. 17 Nov. (ibid. ff. 94–104). Cons. 18 Nov. (ibid. f. 104; BI, Inst. AB. 16 pp. 102–3; DRC. 1/8 p. 151). Temps. 24 Nov. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. 3 Dec. (D. & C. 1/11 pp. 330, 332–3). Trans. to Salisbury 1791.

Edward Venables Vernon D.C.L. 1791–1807.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Vernon pubd. 20 Aug. 1791 (Lond. Gaz. no. 13335); issued 2 Sept. (D. & C. 1/11 p. 346). El. 28 Sept. (ibid. p. 347). Royal assent 22 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 230v–231; P.R.O., IND 16816). Abp. of York's conf. 4 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 229–39). Cons. 6 Nov.; mand. to enthr. 7 Nov. (BI, Inst. AB. 116 pp. 223–4; DRC. 1/8 p. 183). Temps. 23 Nov. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. 5 Dec. (D. & C. 1/11 pp. 352, 354–5). Trans. to York 1807.

Samuel Goodenough D.C.L. 1808–1827.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Goodenough, dean of Rochester, pubd. 26 Jan. 1808 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16112); issued s.d. (D. & C. 1/12 p. 100). El. 2 Feb. (ibid. pp. 100–1). Royal assent 15 Feb. (ibid. f. 98; P.R.O., IND 16816). Abp. of York's conf. 12 March; cons. 13 March (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 95v–107v; DRC. 1/8 p. 247; BI, Inst. AB. 17 p. 277). Mand. to enthr. 14 March (BI, Inst. AB. 17 pp. 227–8). Enthr. 24 March (D. & C. 1/12 pp. 107, 109–10). Temps. 28 March (P.R.O., IND 16816). D. 12 Aug. 1827 (Gent. Mag. 1827, xcvii (2) 366–7).

Hon. Hugh Percy D.D. 1827–1856.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Percy, bp. of Rochester, pubd. 17 Sept. 1827 (Lond Gaz. no. 18397); issued 3 Oct. (D. & C. 1/12 f. (sic) 205). El. 8 Oct. (ibid. f. 205v). Royal assent 1 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I f. 447v; P.R.O., IND 16816). Abp. of York's conf. 10 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 446–452v; DRC. 1/10 p. 79). Abp's mand. to enthr. 16 Nov.; enthr. 24 Nov. (D. & C. 1/12 f. 210r– v, 212r–v). Temps. 28 Nov. (P.R.O., IND 16816). D. 5 Feb. 1856 (DRC. 1/10 p. 77; The Times, 8 Feb.).

Hon. Henry Montagu Villiers D.D. 1856–1860.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Villiers pubd. 25 Feb. 1856 (Lond. Gaz. no. 21853); issued 3 March (D. & C. 1/14 p. 26). El. 12 March (Lamb., Reg. Sumner p. 220). Royal assent 4 Apr. (ibid. p. 213; P.R.O., IND 16816). Abp. of York's conf. 10 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Sumner pp. 210–29). Cons. 13 Apr. (ibid. p. 227; DRC. 1/10 p. 79). Temps. 22 May (P.R.O., IND 16816). Abp's mand. to enthr. 24 May; enthr. 27 May (D. & C. 1/14 pp. 33–4, 37–8). Trans. to Durham 1860.