Bishops of Durham

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'Bishops of Durham', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man dioceses (2004), pp. 73-77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35852 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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BISHOPS OF DURHAM

Cuthbert Tunstall D.Cn. & C.L. 1530–1559.

Custody of temps. of bpc. of Durham gr. 4 Feb. 1530 (L. & P. IV iii no. 6198). Trans. by pope to Durham from London 21 Feb. (Hierarchia Catholica III 189 –'1538' in error). Plenary restitution of temps. 25 March (L. & P. IV iii no. 6286). Enthr. by proxy 22 Apr. (Reg. Tunstall & Pilkington p. 1). Committed to Tower 20 Dec. 1551 (Acts of the Privy Council 1550–2; pp. 448–9). Depriv. 14 Oct. under commission of 14 Sept. (Diary of Henry Machyn p. 26; C.P.R. 1553–4 p. 377). Act of parliament 7 Edw. VI c. 12, dissolving bpc. of Durham and vesting lands in Crown (Statutes of the Realm IV 160 & n.). Released from Tower 6 Aug. 1553 (Acts of the Privy Council 1552–4 p. 312); restored by 3 Sept.; conf. as bp., and bpc. of Durham re-established 18 Jan. 1554 (C.P.R. 1553–4 pp. 70, 377–8; Canterbury cath. libr., Reg. N f. 39; Statutes of the Cath. Church of Durham, ed. J.M. Falkner and A. H. Thompson (Surtees Soc., cxliii, 1929) pp. 193–231). Depriv. 28 Sept. 1559 (Diary of Henry Machyn p. 214; C.P.R. 1558–60 p. 340). D. 15 Nov. (m.i., Lambeth, Surr.) (A.C. Ducarel, Hist. and Ant. Lambeth (London, 1785–6), Addenda, comp. S. Denne (London, 1795) p. 40) or 18 Nov. (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 980 f. 291/272; O. Manning and W. Bray, Hist. and Ant. of Surrey (London, 1804–14) III 508; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547–80 p. 142); buried 19 Nov. (Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J.G. Nichols (Camden Soc., xlii, 1847) p. 218).

James Pilkington B.D. 1561–1576.

Royal letter missive, nominating Pilkington as bp., 25 Nov. 1560 (DCM. B/ BA/2 f. 128v). Congé d'élire 26 Dec. (ibid.; C.P.R. 1560–3 p. 120). Called bp.elect 20 Jan. 1561 (ibid. p. 187). Royal assent to el. 20 Feb. (ibid. p. 120). Abp's conf. 1 March (BI, Bps. Conf. 1561/2). Cons. 2 March (Wood, Athenae Oxon. II 785–6). Temps. 15 March (C.P.R. 1560–3 p. 120). Archdcn of York's mand. to enthr. 22 March; enthr. by proxy 11 Apr. (DCM, B/BA/2 ff. 136–137v). Will dated 4 Feb. 1572; codicil 21 Jan. 1576 (BI, Reg. 31 ff. 10–11). D. 23 Jan. 1576 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. II 785–6).

Richard Barnes D.D. 1577–1587.

Royal letter missive for Barnes, bp. of Carlisle, 20 March 1577 (DCM, B/BA/3 f. 137v). Letter from Barnes to Lord Burghley, 24 March, thanking him for procuring his trans, to Durham (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 24 no. 17). Congé d'élire 27 March (DCM, B/BA/3 f. 137v; C.P.R. 1575–8 no. 2522). El. 5 Apr. (DCM, B/BA/3 ff. 137v–138). Royal assent to el. 29 Apr. (C.P.R. 1575–8 no. 2523). Lic. from abp. of Canterbury to abp. of York 6 May to confirm el. in province of Canterbury (Lamb., Reg. Grindal f. 155). Abp's conf. by abp. of York's commissary 9 May (BI, Bps. Conf. 1577/1; ibid., Reg. 31 ff. 12v–21). Enthr. 19 May (DCM, B/BA/3 ff. 139–40). Temps. 29 May (C.P.R. 1575–8 nos. 2524–6). D. 24 Aug. 1587 (m.i., formerly Durham cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 247).

Matthew Hutton D.D. 1589–1595.

Royal letter missive for Hutton. dean of York, 31 May 1589; congé d'élire 2 June (DCM, B/BA/5 f. 206 (ibid.; P.R.O., C 66/1322). El. 9 June (DCM. B/BA/5 f. 207). Royal assent 7 July (BI. Inst. AB. 3 ff. 215v–216; P.R.O., C 66/1322). Abp's conf. 26 July (BI, Reg. 31 ff. 114v–118). Cons. 27 July (ibid., Bps. Conf. 1589/1). Enthr. by proxy 31 July (DCM, B/BA/5 ff. 208v–209). Temps. 10 Sept. (P.R.O., C. 66/1322). Trans. to York 1595.

Tobias Matthew D.D. 1595–1606.

Royal letter missive for Matthew, dean of Durham, 24 March 1595; congé d'élire 25 March (DCM, B/BA/5 f. 462v). El. 29 March (DCM/B/BA/5 f. 462r–v). Royal assent 7 Apr. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1595/1). Abp's conf. 12 Apr. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1595/ 1). Enthr. 22 Apr. (DCM. B/BA/5 f. 464r–v). Temps. 29 Apr. (P.R.O., C 66/1425). Trans. to York 1606.

William James D.D. 1606–1617.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for James, dean of Durham, 21 Aug. 1606 (DCM, B/BA/6 f. 333v; P.R.O., C 66/1716). El. 25 Aug. (DCM/B/BA/6 f. 333r–v). Royal assent 2 Sept.; lic. from abp. of Canterbury to abp. of York. 3 Sept. for cons, to take place in Canterbury province; citation of opposers 4 Sept. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1606/1). Cons. 7 Sept.; abp's mand. to enthr. s.d. (DCM/B/BA/6 ff. 336v–337; Survey of Cath. 1248). Temps. 16 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/1716). Enthr. 26 Sept. (DCM, B/BA/6 ff. 336v–337). D. 12 May 1617 (m.i., formerly Durham cath.) (Survey of Cath. 1248; Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 983 f. 297/168).

Richard Neale D.D. 1617–1627.

Royal letters missive for Neale, bp. of Lincoln, 18 May 1617; congé d'élire 26 May (DCM. B/BA/9 f. 525; P.R.O., C 66/2153). El. 6 June (DCM, B/BA/9 f. 519v). Royal assent 30 June; abp's conf. 30 July (Bl, Bps. Conf. 1617/1; P.R.O., C 66/2153). But lie. from abp. of Canterbury to abp. of York 3 Oct. 1617 to confirm el. in province of Canterbury (Lamb., Reg. Abbot I f. 204). Abp's conf. 9 Oct. (Lincs. Archives, Add. Reg. 3 f. 74v). Temps. 23 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/2153). Enthr. by proxy 18 Nov. (DCM, B/BA/8 ff. 507v–509). Trans, to Winchester 1627.

George Monteigne D.D. 1628.

Congé d'élire 9 Feb. 1628; letter missive for Monteigne, bp. of London, 15 Feb. (DCM, B/BA/10 p. 95; cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. 1627–8 p. 564). El. 3 March (DCM, B/BA/10 p. 96). Trans. to York in July.

John Howson D.D. 1628–1632.

Letter missive for Howson, bp. of Oxford, 2 July 1628; congé d'élire 4 July (DCM, B/BA/10 p. 363; ibid, T/LP/11; ibid., B/CA). El. 14 July (ibid., B/BA/10 pp. 363–4). Royal assent 15 Aug. (P.R.O., C 66/2492). Abp's mand. to enthr. 24 Sept. (DCM, B/BA/10 p. 436). Temps. 25 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/2492). Enthr. by proxy 16 Dec. (DCM, B/BA/10 pp. 433–4, 437). D. 6 Feb. 1632 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 984 f. 170/113).

Thomas Morton D.D. 1632–1659.

Letter missive for Morton, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, 4 June 1632; congé d'élire 5 June (DCM, B/BA/11 f. 93v; ibid., B/CA). El. 13 June (DCM, B/BA/11 ff. 93v–94v). Royal assent 29 June; abp's commission to conf. el. 30 June; conf. 2 July (BI, Reg., 32 ff. 37–43v; ibid., Bps. Conf. 1632/1; cf. Lamb., Reg. Abbot III f. 128r–v). Enthr. by proxy 23 July (DCM, B/BA/11 ff. 103r–v, 104v–105). D. 22 Sept. 1659 (m.i., Easton Mauduit, Northants) (Survey of Cath. I 250).

John Cosin D.D. 1660–1672.

Warrant 5 Oct. 1660 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Cosin, dean of Peterborough (Cal. S.P. Dom. Addenda 1660–85 p. 15). Congé issued 10 Oct. (DCM, B/CA; DCM, C/A/1 f. 7). El. 5 Nov. (BI, Reg. 33 f. 15). Royal assent. 15 Nov. (ibid. f. 13r–v). Abp's conf. 22 Nov. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1660/3). Cons. 2 Dec. (ibid., Reg. 33 ff. 12v–16v). Warrant 5 Dec. for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1660–1 p. 403). Enthr. 8 Dec. (DCM, C/A/1 ff. 16v–20v; ibid., T/LP/11, paper book, ff. 17–20v). D. 15 Jan. 1672 (m.i., Bishop Auckland) (Survey of Cath. I 251).

Nathaniel Crew D.C.L. 1674–1721.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Crew, bp. of Oxford, 21 Aug. 1674 (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/1 f. 51r–v; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1673–5 pp. 410, 342). El. 26 Aug. (DCM, Misc. Ch. 6896b; ibid., C/A/1 ff. 44v–49). Royal assent 24 Sept. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1674/1). Abp's mand. to enthr. 28 Oct. (DCM, Misc. Ch. 6896a; ibid., C/ A/1 f. 49v–53). Temps. 12 Nov.; enthr. by proxy by 20 Nov. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1673–5 pp. 410, 421). Succeeded as 3rd Baron Crew 1697. D. 18 Sept. 1721 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1721, vi 37).

William Talbot D.D. 1721–1730.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Talbot, bp., of Salisbury, pubd. 22 Sept. 1721 (Lond. Gaz. no. 5992); issued 30 Sept. (DCM. C/A/2 pp. 38–9). El. 12 Oct. (ibid. pp. 38–45). Royal assent 31 Oct.; abp's conf. 6 Nov. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1721/ 1; ibid., Reg. 34 ff. 146v–151; Lamb., Reg. Wake III ff. 1–7v). Enthr. 14 Dec. (DCM, C/A/2 pp. 45–50)., D. 10 Oct. 1730 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1730, xv 63).

Edward Chandler D.D. 1730–1750.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Chandler, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, pubd. 20 Oct. 1730 (Lond. Gaz. no. 6927); issued 26 Oct. (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/2 p. 74; ibid. T/LP/11; P.R.O., C 209/5). El. 5 Nov. (DCM, C/A/2 pp. 74–80). Royal assent 14 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Wake II f. 184v). Abp's conf. 21 Nov. (ibid. ff. 183–190v). Temps. 27 Nov. (P.R.O., C 209/5). Enthr. 9 Dec. (DCM, C/ A/2 pp. 80–5). D. 20 July 1750 (Gent. Mag. 1750, xx 332).

Joseph Butler D.C.L. 1750–1752.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Butler, bp. of Bristol, pubd. 11 Aug. 1750 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8978); issued 27 Aug. (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/2 pp. 103–4; P.R.O., C 209/13). El. 7 Sept. (Lamb., Reg. Herring f. 127v) or 17 Sept. (DCM, C/A/2 pp. 103–9). Royal assent 27 Sept. (BI, Reg. 36 ff. 137–8; P.R.O., C 209/ 13). Conf. 16 Oct. by commissaries of abps. of Canterbury and York (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 122–132v). Enthr. by proxy 9 Nov. (DCM, C/A/2 pp. 110–14). Temps. 30 Nov. (P.R.O., C 209/13). Enthr. in person 28 June 1751 (Six North Country Diaries pp. 187–8). D. 16 June 1752 (ibid. p. 191) or 17 June (Gent. Mag. 1752, xxii 289).

Richard Trevor D.C.L. 1752–1771.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Trevor, bp. of St. Davids, pubd. 24 Oct. 1752 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9209); issued 31 Oct. (DCM/B/CA; ibid., C/A/2 p. 116; ibid., T/LP/11; P.R.O., C 209/13). El. 9 Nov. (DCM, C/A/2 pp. 116–21). Royal assent 1 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Herring f. 157; P.R.O., C 209/13). Conf. 7 Dec. by commissaries of abps. of Canterbury and York (Lamb., Reg. Herring ff. 154v–163). Enthr. 29 Dec. (DCM, C/A/2 pp. 121–5). Temps. 5 Jan. 1753 (P.R.O., C 209/13). D. 9 June 1771 (Gent. Mag. 1777 (sic), xlvii 224–6, 625–7).

John Egerton D.C.L. 1771–1787.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Egerton, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, pubd. 19 June 1771 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11154); issued 24 June (DCM. B/CA; ibid., C/A/3 f. 34; ibid., T/LP/11; P.R.O., C 209/19). El. 8 July (DCM, C/A/3 ff. 34–7). Royal assent 15 July (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis f. 116r–v; P.R.O., C 209/19). Conf. by abp. of York's commissary 20 July (Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 113v–123; BI, Inst. AB. 15 pp. 92–3). Enthr. by proxy 2 Aug. (DCM, C/A/3 ff. 37v–40v). Temps. 15 Aug. (P.R.O., C 209/19). D. 18 Jan. 1787 (Gent. Mag. 1787, lvii (1) 93).

Thomas Thurlow D.D. 1787–1791.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Thurlow, bp. of Lincoln, pubd. 27 Jan. 1787 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12824); issued s.d. (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/3 f. 56; ibid., T/LP/ 11; P.R.O., IND 16816). El. 10 Feb. (DCM, C/A/3 ff. 56–60). Royal assent 14 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Moore f. 69; P.R.O., IND 16816). Conf. by abp. of York's commissary 19 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 67–78v; BI, Inst. AB. 16 pp. 83–4), Temps. 27 Feb. (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. 5 March (DCM, C/A/3 ff. 60–62v). D. 27 May 1791 (Gent. Mag. 1791, lxi (1) 494).

Hon. Shute Barrington D.C.L. 1791–1826.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Barrington, bp. of Salisbury, pubd. 10 June 1791 (Lond. Gaz. no. 13317); issued 14 June (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/3 ff. 65v–66; ibid., T/LP/11; P.R.O., IND 16816). El. 25 June (DCM, C/A/3 ff. 65v–72v). Royal assent 30 June (Lamb., Reg. Moore. ff. 212v–213; P.R.O., IND 16816). Conf. by abp. of York's commissary 7 July (Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 211–21; BI, Inst. AB. 16 pp. 207–8). Enthr. 11 July (DCM, C/A/3 ff. 72v–75). Temps. 13 July (P.R.O., IND 16816). D. 25 March 1826 (Gent. Mag. 1826, xcvi (1) 297).

William Van Mildert D.D. 1826–1836.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Van Mildert, bp. of Llandaff, pubd. 3 Apr. 1826 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18235); issued 5 Apr. (DCM, C/CA; C/A/4 f. 128r–v; P.R.O., IND 16816). El. 14 Apr. (DCM, C/A/4 ff. 128–133v). Royal assent 18 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I f. 402r–v; P.R.O., IND 16816). Conf. by abp. of York's commissary 24 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 400v–409v; BI, Inst. AB. 19 pp. 188–9). Temps. 4 May (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. by proxy 30 May (DCM, C/A/4 ff. 138v– 142). D. 21 Feb. 1836 (The Times, 29 Feb.).

Edward Maltby D.D. 1836–1856.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Maltby, bp. of Chichester, pubd. 3 March 1836 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19362); issued 7 March (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/4 f. 161r–v; P.R.O., IND 16816). El. 19 March (DCM, C/A/4 ff. 161–7). Royal assent 6 June (Lamb., Reg. Howley p. 195; P.R.O., IND 16816). Conf. by abp. of York's commissary 28 June (Lamb., Reg. Howley ff. 192–207; BI, Inst. AB. 20 pp. 221–2). Temps. 30 June (P.R.O., IND 16816). Enthr. by proxy 19 July (DCM, C/A/4 f. 167–p. 172). Res. dated 30 Sept. 1856; accepted by abp. 1 Oct. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1856/1; ibid., Inst. AB. 22 pp. 114–15; cf. Gent. Mag. 1856, 3rd ser. 1629–30).

Charles Thomas Longley D.D. 1856–1860.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Longley, bp. of Ripon, pubd. 13 Oct. 1856 (Lond. Gaz. no. 21931); issued 23 Oct. (DCM, B/CA; ibid., C/A/4 pp. 213–14). El. 1 Nov. (ibid., C/A/4 pp. 213–22). Royal assent 15 Nov.; abp. of York's conf. 21 Nov. (BI, Bps. Conf. 1856/1; ibid., Reg. 41B pp. 869–83). Enthr. 3 Dec. (DCM, C/A/4 pp. 222–7). Trans. to York 1860.