Statutes (not included by Baldock & Lisieux)
Visitation by Bishop Gibson, 1724

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'Statutes (not included by Baldock & Lisieux): Visitation by Bishop Gibson, 1724', Registrum Statutorum et Consuetudinum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Sancti Pauli Londiniensis (1873), pp. 286-316. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49152 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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XX. VISITATION OF S. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL BY BISHOP GIBSON IN 1724. (fn. 2)

Visitatio Primaria Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini Domini Edmundi (fn. 3) permissione Divina London Episcopi, in et per totam Diæcesin London, tenta Anno Domini 1724.

Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, Dilectis Nobis in Christo Henrico Godolphin, (fn. 4) S. T. P., Decano Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, et ejusdem Ecclesiæ Capitulo, vestrove locum tenenti sive Presidenti ejusdem Capituli, vel Majori Canonico Residentiario ibidem, Salutem in Domino. Cum nobis pro Officio Episcopali quo fungimur incumbat statum Diœcesis populique nobis commissi noscere, ut si quæ sint prava corrigantur et reformantur, quod absque Visitationis remedio congrue fieri non possit, hinc est quod tam vos quam Capitulum Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis London ac totam Diœcesin nostram, juxta juris exigentiam et Sanctorum patrum Decreta, Dei auxilio et favore, propediem actualiter visitare intendimus. Vos tenore presentium peremptorie citamus et monemus, et per vos aut vestrum unum ad quem attinet Capitulum predictum, omnesque et singulos Canonicos, tam Præbendatos quam Minores, et alios quoscunque Dignitates, Officia, seu promotiones, aut Beneficia quæcunque in dicta Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali obtinentes, necnon Vicarios Chorales et Capellanos perpetuos ejusdem Ecclesiæ, aliosque ministros ejusdem, omnes et singulos citari et moneri volumus et mandamus, quod die Martis 12° die Maii proximo sequente post datum presentium, mane, hora qua Capitulum in dicta Ecclesia celebrari consuevit, cum continuatione et prorogatione dierum extune sequentium (si oporteat fiendum) usque ad finalem expeditionem Visitationis nostræ hujusmodi inclusive, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London predictæ, coram nobis aut nostro Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali, sive Commissario seu vicegerentibus quibuscunque compareant, et eorum quilibet compareat, Visitationem nostram predictam in ea parte juxta juris exigentiam ipsiusque Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis morem in omnibus humiliter subituros et agnituros, statumque ejusdem Ecclesiæ ac titulos Dignitatum, Prebendarum, promotionum, et Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, necnon Literas Ordinum suorum respective exhibituros et ostensuros, et veras copias ibidem dimissuros: et si plurales sint vel fuerint Dispensationes quas habuerint, sub pœna juris similiter exhibituros et ostensuros ac ea audituros et recepturos quod justum fuerit in hac parte, quodque natura et qualitas hujusmodi Visitationis negotii de se exigerit et requirerit.

Inhibentes etiam, tam vobis et Canonicis Ecclesiæ nostræ predicatæ per presentes, quam etiam vestro Commissario, Registrario, et actorum Scribæ, ac aliis ministris predictis quibuscumque, ne vos aut ipsi quicunque in prejudicium Visitationis nostræ hujusmodi interim attemptetis quovismodo seu attemptent, faciatve aut faciant ab aliis quovismodo attemptari; procurationes autem nostras nobis pro eadem Visitatione nostra de jure seu consuetudine in hac parte debitas ibidem promptas habeatis et paratas, de die vero receptionis præsentium; ac de omni eo quod feceritis in premissis, seu fieri duxeritis, nobis, aut Vicario nostro in spiritualibus Generali, sive Commissario, aut Vicegerenti quibuscunque dictis die et loco debite certificetis per literas vestras patentes harum tenorem habentes, una cum nominibus et cognominibus citatorum et monitorum Dignitatumque et Prebendarum, promotionum, beneficiorum, et officiorum eorundem in Schedulis certificatoriis annexandum, authentice sigillatum, inserendum, ac particulariter declarandum. Datum in Ædibus nostris apud Westmonasterium, sub sigillo nostro Episcopali, nostræque translationis anno primo.

W. Skelton, Registrarius.

Executum fuit hujusmodi Mandatum per me Gualterum Grace, Generalem Apparitorem Reverendi Patris antedicti, 15° die mensis Aprilis Anno Domini 1724.

Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, Dilecto nobis in Christo venerabili viro Humfredo Henchman, LL.D. in Civitate London et Suburbiis ejusdem necnon infra Decanatum Middlesexiæ et Barking Commissario legitime constituto, ejusve Surrogato cuicunque, Salutem et Gratiam. Cum nos Diœcesin et jurisdictionem nostras London, Clerumque et populum infra eandem respective districtum, degentem, et commorantem, propediem (annuente Deo) visitare intendimus, vobis igitur conjunctim et divisim (tenore presentium) inhibemus, ac per vos seu vestrum actorem omnibus et singulis aliis personis infra jurisdictionem vestram quomodocunque exercentibus, cum omni celeritate accomodata sic inhiberi volumus et mandamus: Quatenus nec vos, nec vestrum aliquis, a vicesimo die mensis Aprilis proximi, usque ad vicesimum diem mensis Julii proximi exinde futuri, pendente Visitatione hujusmodi, Ecclesias aut alia loca Ecclesiastica, clericumve aut populum infra dictam jurisdictionem vestram visitare, aut quæ sunt jurisdictionis Ecclesiæ quovismodo exercere, seu quicquam aliud in prejudicium Visitationis hujusmodi presumat sive prestet vestrum alter sive aliquis sub pœna contemptus. Et quid in premissis feceritis nobis nostrove Vicario in spiritualibus Generali, sive Commissario cuicunque (cum ad id congrue fueritis requisiti) debite et authentice certificetis, prout decet. Datum sub sigillo nostro Episcopali quo in hac parte utimur 28° die mensis Martii, A.D. 1724, nostræque translationis anno primo.

W. Skelton, Registrarius.

Similis Inhibitio emanavit tam Commissario in partibus Essexiæ et Hertfordiæ, quam Archidiaconis London, Middlesexiæ, Essexiæ, Colcestriæ, et Sancti Albani.

Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, Universis et singulis Clericis et Literatis quibuscunque in et per totam Diæcesin nostram London ubilibet constitutis, et presertim Gualtero Grace, Apparatori Commissario Generali, ejusve Deputato cuicunque, Salutem. Vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus ac firmiter injungendo mandamus, quatenus citetis seu citari faciatis peremptorie omnes et singulos Rectores, Vicarios, Capellanos publicos et privatos, Curatos, et Concionatores, Clericos et ministros quoscunque, necne Guardianos sive Œconomos, et Inquisitores, clericos parochiales, et aquabajulos Ecclesiarum quarumcunque infra Civitatem London Diæcesis Nostræ London quoscunque, insuper Ludi-magistros, Medicos, Chirurges, et Obstetrices, infra Civitatem predictam respective degentes et commorantes, omnesque alios tam clericos quam laicos, decimarum vel fructum alicujus Ecclesiæ Impropriatores infra jurisdictionem predictam firmarios et occupatores quorum nomina et cognomina infra scribuntur vel presentibus sunt annexata, quod compareant, et eorum quilibet compareat, coram Nobis nostrove Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali, sive Commissario, ejusve Surrogato per nos in absentia nostra ad id specialiter deputatato quocunque, in loco Consistoriali in Ecclesia Cathedrali Divi Pauli London, die Mercurii, videlicet, 20° die mensis Maii proximi, inter horas nonam et duodecimam ante meridiem ejusdem diei, Visitationem nostram Episcopalem tune et ibidem subituros, et procurationes nobis ratione Visitationis nostræ debitas et antehac solvi consuetas, quatenus respective consueverunt, solvere, ulteriusque facturos et recepturos quod natura et qualitas negotii Visitationis nostræ hujusmodi de se exigat et requirat; et quicquid in premissis feceritis Nobis vel Vicario nostro in Spiritualibus Generali, ejusve Surrogato, aut alii Judici in hac parte competenti cuicunque certificetis, una cum presentibus. Datum 20° die mensis Aprilis, anno 1724, nostræque translationis anno primo.

W. Skelton, Registrarius.

Reverendo in Christo patri ac Domino Domino Edmundo, permissione Divina London Episcopo, Vestrove Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali, sive Commissario, aut vices-gerentibus quibuscunque, vester humilis et devotus Gulielmus Thompson, Literatus, unus Mandatarius (fn. 5) infrascriptus omnimodis reverentiam et obedientiam debitas et condignas. Cum honore Literas vestras monitoriales et citatorias retroscriptas nuper cum ea qua decuit reverentia humiliter recepi exequendas, cujus vigore pariter et authoritate venerabilem virum Henricum Godolphin, S. T. P. Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London Decanum, et omnes et singulos Canonicos et Prebendarios, tam Majores quam Minores, et quoscunque Dignitates, Administrationes, Officia, seu Beneficia quæcunque in eadem Ecclesia obtinentes, necnon Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, et alios Ministros ejusdem Ecclesiæ, omnes et singulos in stallis eorum in Choro Ecclesiæ Cathedralis predictæ citationum literis sive schedulis in ipsis stallis juxta Statuta et laudabiles Consuetudines Ecclesiæ predictæ publice affixis, et ibidem dimissis, effectumque mandati vestri in se continentibus, primo die mensis Aprilis ultimi elapsi peremptorie citavi quod compareant et eorum quilibet compareat coram vestra paternitate Reverenda, aut vestro in Spiritualibus Vicario in Generali, sive Commissario vestro quocunque, die, horis, et loco in vestro reverendo mandato predicto specificatis, una cum continuatione et prorogatione dierum et horarum, ad requirendos, facturos, recepturos, et audituros quoad tenor et effectus mandati hujusmodi de se exigat et requirat. Et sic ego, Mandatarius antedictus, vestrum reverendum mandatum debite et humiliter sum executus: nomina vero, et cognomina, omnium et singulorum, sic, ut premittur, citatorum, in Schedula presentibus annexata specifice describuntur. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum Commissarii Generalis Decani et Capituli predicti presentibus apponi procuravi, et nos, Commissarius antedictus, ad speciale rogatum dictum certificandum, sigillum nostrum hujusmodi presentibus apponi fecimus. Datum septimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini 1724.

Decanus.

Henricus Godolphin, S. T. P. Decanus Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London.

Archidiaconi.

Gulielmus Stanley, (fn. 6) S. T. P. Archidiaconus London.

Thomas Gooch, (fn. 7) S. T. P. Archidiaconus Essexiæ.

Rogerus Altham, S. T. P. Archidiaconus Middlesexiæ.

Johannes King, (fn. 8) S. T. P. Archidiaconus Colchester.

Dignitarii.

Franciscus Astry, S. T. P. Thesaurarius.

Thomas Dibben, A. M. Præcentor.

Edvardus Jones, A. M. Cancellarius.

Jacobus Williams, S. T. P. Penitentiarius.

Canonici Majores.

Henricus Godolphin, (fn. 9) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Sneating.

Gulielmus Stanley, (fn. 10) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Caddington Major.

Johannes Younger, (fn. 11) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbenæ de Ealdland.

Franciscus Hare, (fn. 12) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Portpool.

Henricus Halsted, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Ealdstreet.

Joshua Hotchkis, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Caddington Minor.

Georgius Walls, S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Bromesbury.

Rogerus Altham, (fn. 13) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Wenlocksbarne.

Jacobus Barker, Clericus, Prebendarius Præbændæ de Rugmere.

Thomas Cook, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Consumpta per Mare.

Johannes Millington, S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Newington.

Samuelus Edgeley, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Holborn.

Johannes Peeling, S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Tottenhall.

Gulielmus Hawkins, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Neasdon.

Jacobus Williams, S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ Sancti Pancratii.

Joshua Burton, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Wilsden.

Gulielmus Hall, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Chiswick.

Michael Stanhope, (fn. 14) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Oxgate.

Thomas Sherlock, (fn. 15) S. T. P. Præbendarius Præbendæ de Wildland.

Ptolemeus James, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Islington.

Georgius Bell, Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Harleston.

Georgius Carter, S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Brownswood.

Henricus Lamb, LL.D., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Finsbury alias Holywell.

Lancellotus Smith, S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Mora.

Franciscus Astry, (fn. 16) S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Hoxton.

Robertus Thomlinson, S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Chamberlain Wood.

Edmundus Chishull, S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Mapesbury.

Henricus Bridges, (fn. 17) S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Reculverland.

Edvardus Oliver, (fn. 18) S. T. P., Præbendarius Præbendæ de Cantlers, alias Kentish Town.

Samuell Baker, (fn. 19) Clericus, Præbendarius Præbendæ de Twyford.

Lector SacrÆ TheologlÆ.

Dr. Edvardus Gee. (fn. 20)

Lector EpistolÆ.

Georgius Charlton, Clericus.

Lector Evangelii.

Edvardus Dechair, Clericus.

Canonici Minores.

1. Johannes Gostling, (fn. 21) Clericus, Sub-Decanus.

2. Henricus Gostling, Clericus, Senior Cardinalis.

3. Gulielmus Washburne, (fn. 22) Clericus, Junior Cardinalis.

4. Gulielmus Reyner, (fn. 23) Clericus.

5.

6. Sampson Estwick, Clericus.

7. Thomas Baker, Clericus.

8. Samuell Bentham, Clericus.

9. Edvardus Dechair, Clericus.

10. Georgius Charlton, Clericus.

11. Johannes Husband, Clericus.

12. Henricus Jackson, Clericus.

Magister Choristarum.

Carolus King.

Sacrista.

Henricus Gostling, Clericus.

Succentor.

Sampson Eastwick, Clericus.

Vicarii Chorales.

Dr. Gulielmus Turner.
Thomas Edwards.
Johannes Freeman.
Franciscus Hughes.
Samuelus Wheely.
Mauritius Green.

Virgiferi.

Ricardus Marples.
Radulphus Piggott.
Georgius Skeet.
Jacobus Luckett.

Pulsatores Campanarum.

David Lewis.
Thomas Wren.

Die Martis, scilicet, 12° die mensis Maii, Anno Domini 1724, Regni Regis Georgii, Dei gratia Magnæ Britanniæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ, Fidei Defensoris &c. decimo, ac Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini Edmundi Gibson, London Episcopi Translationis Anno Secundo, in presentia mei Gulielmi Skelton, Notarii Publici, Registrarii Principalis.

Negotium Visitationis Generalis et Ordinariæ Reverendi Patris Domini Edmundi, London Episcopi, quoad Decanum et Capitulum, Canonicos Residentiarios, Archidiaconos, Præbendatos Majores, Canonicos Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Idem Reverendus Pater Ecclesiam suam Cathedralem Sancti Pauli London, tam in capite, quam in membris, visitare proponens et intendens ad domum Cathedralem (fn. 24) dictæ Ecclesiæ, accepit uti venerabiles viri Gulielmus Stanley, S.T.P., Archidiaconus London, Johannes Younger, S.T.P., et Franciscus Hare, S.T.P., Majores Canonici et Residentiarii, aliique Præbendarii, et Majores et Minores Canonici, ac Vicarii Chorales et Virgiferarii dictæ Ecclesiæ eidem Reverendo Patri obviam venerunt et humiliter respective salutarunt; tunc dictus Reverendus Pater ascendit ad Cameram in dicta Domo Capitulari ubi induit se habitu Episcopali. Quo facto, dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Residentiarii antedicti, Canonici, tam Majores quam Minores, cæterique ejusdem Ecclesiæ Ministri et Officiarii, eundem dominum a dicto Domo Capitulari ad magnum ostium occidentale dictæ Ecclesiæ et abinde per medium Chori ad eandem spectantis usque ad Sedem Episcopalem in medio dicti Chori situatam conduxerunt et concomitabantur, et deinde sese ad sua solita sedilia respective contulerunt. Preces Matutinæ cum Hymno Te Deum Laudamus sequente (fn. 25) sunt; quibus finitis, prefatus Dominus Episcopus ad Domum Capitularem predictam revertens, Residentiariis, Canonicis, cæterisque ministris et officiariis antedictis concomitantibus, eandem Domum Capitularem intravit, et ad quendam locum in dicta Domo Capitulari eminentiorem appositum conductus, se ipsum in medio ejusdem locavit; sederuntque ei, a dextris Decani, venerabilis vir Gulielmus Stanley S.T.P. Archidiaconus London, necnon venerabiles viri Johannes Younger S.T.P., et Franciscus Hare S.T.P. Residentiarii predicti, et a sinistris, venerabilis vir Humfredus Henchman, Legum Doctor, ejusdem Reverendi Patris Vicariusin Spiritualibus Generalis, et Officialis Principalis, circumstabantque eis reverendus vir Johannes King S.T.P. Archidiaconus Colcestriæ, Canonici Majores et Minores, aliique Ministri et Officiarii prius comparere mentionati. Tum Gulielmus Thompson, Literatus, unus Mandatarius ad infrascripta assignatus, reverenter tradidit eidem Reverendo Patri Literas Citatorias Decani et Capituli Ecclesiæ Cathedralis predictæ Mandatum Inhibitorium et Monitoriale ejusdem Reverendi Patris dictis Decano et Capitulo directum in sese continentes, una cum certificatorio ejusdem Decani in scriptis redacto et dictis ceteris citatoriis indorsato, sigilloque eorundem Decani et Capituli Commissarii sigillato, una cum Schedula quadam ejusdem annexa, in se complectente non modo nomen et cognomen dicti Decani, verum etiam omnium et singulorum aliorum Officiorum et Ministrorum ejusdem Ecclesiæ, aliorumque omnium et singulorum quorumcunque dignitates, officia, et promotiones quascunque habentium et occupantium in eadem Ecclesia; super cujus certificatorii veritate dictus Gulielmus Thompson fecit fidem: quibus quidem certificatorio et schedula sic inductis, factaque publica precognizatione omnium et singulorum in dicta schedula nominatorum, citatorum, et comparendorum dictis die, horis, et loco, juxta tenorem dicti certificatorii, eorum aliquot hic prius descripti personaliter comparuerunt, et eorum aliquot, ut prefertur, descripti, absentes fuerunt. Deinde, laicis exclusis, dictus reverendus vir Johannes Younger S.T.P., Procurator reverendi viri Henrici Godolphin S.T.P. dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Decani, Procuratorium speciale sub manu et sigillo dicti Decani exhibuit, quo per dictum Dominum Episcopum accepto, idem reverendus vir Johannes Younger, loco et vice dicti Henrici Godolphin, necnon Residentiarii et Archidiaconi predicti, cæterique dignitates in dicta Ecclesia habentes, ac alii Canonici Majores, Minores Officiarii, et Ministri presentes, debitam et canonicam obedientiam dicto Reverendo Patri Domino Edmundo London Episcopo, tanquam pastori, Episcopo, et Ordinario suo et dictæ Ecclesiæ, verbo agnoverunt, juxta antiquum morem, usum, et consuetudinem ejusdem; quibus sic factis idem Reverendus Pater, omnibus ibidem presentibus, causam Visitationis suæ breviter enarravit et declaravit, posteaque monuit Canonicos Residentiarios virtute obedientiæ suæ Canonicæ quatenus ipsi exhibeant Librum Statutorum dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, vel authenticam ejusdem copiam sibi, dicto Reverendo Patri, in, vel eitra diem Martis decimum sextum, scilicet, die Junii proximi futuri, ut ex ejus perlectione et inspectione in dictis Statutis melius instruatur; necnon Dominus Episcopus monuit dictos Residentiarios quatenus exhibuerint omnes Regulas et Ordinationes authenticas erga dispositionem Chori et aliarum partium dictæ Ecclesiæ quæ per Dominum Episcopum London pro tempore existenti fuerint confirmatæ in eundem diem. Deinde dictus Dominus Episcopus monuit et jussit Canonicos Minores quatenus ipsi, vel eorum Magister sive Custos, ipsorum nomine, exhibeant Librum Statutorum suorum ei, dicto Domino Episcopo, in dictum decimum sextum diem mensis Junii proximi; necnon monuit omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoseunque, dignitates, officia, aut promotiones quascunque in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, quatenus exhibuerint titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, Literasque Ordinum suorum eidem Reverendo Patri in cundem diem; et ulterius monuit omnes et singulos, dignitates, promotiones, aut officia in dicta Ecclesia Cathedrali habentes et obtinentes, personaliter, vel per procuratores suos, tunc et ibidem comparentes, ad comparendum iterum coram eo in loco predicto die Martis, 16° die mensis Junii proximi, inter horas nonam et duodecimam antemeridianas ejusdem diei, sub pœna contemptus et juris. Quibus sic peractis, idem Reverendus Pater pronunciavit omnes et singulos absentes contumaces, reservando eorum pœnas usque in dictum 16m diem mensis Junii, prout ex Schedula per eum lecta apparet. Et insuper, dictus Reverendus Pater continuavit et prorogavit diem et negotium Visitationis dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London usque ad et in diem predictum inter horas 9 et 12 antemeridianas ejusdem diei, ut in Schedula prorogationis hujusmodi tum per eum lecta plenius liquet et apparet; et ulterius continuavit certificatorium jam (ut supra) introductum in statu quo nunc est, usque ad et in eundem diem.

Ita testor, Gulielmus Skelton,
Notarius Publicus.

In Dei Nomine, Amen. Nos Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, rite et legitime procedentes, omnes et singulos Canonicos, Prebendarios, ac cæteros Ministros Ecclesiæ Nostræ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, quorum nomina hic inferius subscribuntur et annotantur alias, ad hos diem, horas, et locum, Visitationem Nostram Ordinariam et Episcopalem debite subituros et agnituros, facturosque ulterius et recepturos, quod justicia, mos, et consuetudo laudabilis in ea parte antiquitus observata et usitata exigunt et requirunt, legitime et peremptorie citatos et monitos, publiceque præcognizatos ac sufficienter expectatos, et nullo modo comparentes, pronunciamus contumaces; reservamusque eorum omnium et singulorum contumacium pœnas usque ad et in diem Martis 16m diem mensis Junii, Anno Domino 1724.

Edmundus London.

Archidiaconi.

Thomas Gooch, S. T. P. Archidiaconus Essexiæ.

Rogerus Altham, S. T. P. Archidiaconus Middlesexiæ.

Dignitarii et Canonici Majores.

Thomas Dibben, Clericus, A.M., Præcentor.

Henricus Halstead, Clericus, Prebendarius de Ealdstreet.

Georgius Walls, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Broomesbury.

Joshua Hotchkes, Clericus, Prebendarius de Caddington Minor.

Rogerus Altham, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Wenlock Barn.

Jacobus Barker, Clericus, Prebendarius de Rugmere.

Samuell Edgley, Clericus, Prebendarius de Holborn.

Joshua Burton, Clericus, Prebendarius de Wilsden.

Willielmus Hall, Clericus, Prebendarius de Chiswick.

Michael Stanhope, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Oxgate.

Thomas Sherlock, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Wildland.

Georgius Bell, Clericus, Prebendarius de Harlstone.

Georgius Carter, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Brownswood.

Lancellottus Smith, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Mora.

Robertus Tomlinson, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Chamberlain Wood.

Edmundus Chishull, S. T. P., Prebendarius de Mapesbury.

Dr. Edwardus Gee, Lector Sacræ Theologiæ.

David Lewis, Pulsator Campanarum.

Lecta fuit hæc Schedula per dictum Reverendum patrem Dominum Edmundum, London Episcopum, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, die Martis 12° die mensis Maii, Anno Domini 1724, in presentia mei.

W. Skelton,
Notarii Publici, Registrarii.

In Dei Nomine, Amen. Nos Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, in actum Visitationis Nostræ Ordinariæ et Episcopalis hujus Ecclesiæ Nostræ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London jam dudum inchoatæ et celebratæ rite et legitime procedentes, hujusmodi Visitationis Nostræ Ordinariæ et Episcopalis jam exercitæ et inchoatæ negotium, omniaque et singula exinde sequentia, ex certis causis animum nostrum in hac parte specialiter moventibus, usque ad et in diem Martis 16m diem mensis Junii, Anno Domini 1724, prorogamus et continuamus per presentes. Edmundus London.

Lecta fuit hæc Schedula per dictum Reverendum patrem Dominum Edmundum, London Episcopum, in Domo Capitulari die Martis 12° die mensis Maii, Anno Domini 1724, in presentia mei. W. Skelton,
Notarii Publici, Registrarii.

Die Martis, scilicet, 16° die mensis Junii, Anno Domini 1724, coram Reverendo in Christo Patre ac Domino Domino Edmundo, permissione Divina London Episcopo, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Generalis et Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum et Capitulum, Canonicos Residentiarios, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios Majores, Canonicos Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores, Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi negotium Visitationis dicti Reverendi Patris usque in diem, horas, et locum; moniti fuerunt Canonici et Residentiarii ad exhibendam copiam authenticam Statutorum Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London Reverendo Patri Domino Edmundo, London Episcopo, in vel ante hunc diem; necnon, ad exhibendum omnes Regulas et Ordinationes authenticas erga dispossessionem (fn. 26) Chori et aliarum partium dictæ Ecclesiæ, [quæ] per Dominum Episcopum London pro tempore existenti fuerint Confirmatæ; in eundem diem moniti etiam fuere Canonici Minores, et precipue eorum Custos, ad exhibendum Librum Statutorum suorum dicto Reverendo Patri; in eundem diem necnon moniti sunt omnes et singuli Canonici et alii Officiarii et Ministri quicunque, dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, quatenus exhibeant titulos dignitatum, Præbendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, et Literas Ordinum eidem Reverendo Patri in hunc diem; necnon, quatenus compareant istis die, horis, et loco, personaliter vel per eorum procuratores, sub pœna contemptus et juris, ad consulendum super variis negotiis statum dictæ Ecclesiæ concernentibus, pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli absentes 12° die mensis Maii ultimi hoc in loco contumaces; reservata eorum pœna in hunc diem; et continatum est certificatorium alias per Gulielmum Thompson introductum in statu quo nunc est usque in hunc diem. Quibus die, horis, et loco facta publica precognizatione tam Decani, Archidiaconorum, Præbendariorum, Canonicorum Majorum et Minorum, quam omnium aliorum Vicariorum Choralium et Choristarum, Virgiferariorum, et Campanarum Pulsatorum, aliquot comparuere personaliter et aliquot per eorum procuratores, ac alii pronunciati sunt contumaces in non comparando, prout ex Schedulis in Registro remanentibus plenius liquet et apparet. Deinde nonnulli tunc presentes exhibuerunt Domino Episcopo titulos dignitatum, Prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, Literasque Ordinum ut in Schedula precognizatorum describitur. Deinde Dominus Episcopus interrogavit venerabilem virum Henricum Godolphin, S.T.P. Decanum dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis, et Præbendarios sive Canonicos Majores tunc presentes, an habuerunt Librum originalem Statutorum et Consuetudinum dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis ad exhibendum et ostendendum ei, juxta monitionem alias eis datam et assignationem tunc lectam ? Deinde dictus venerabilis vir Henricus Godolphin, Decanus dictæ Ecclesiæ tam nomine suo proprio, quam nomine suo et Capituli, fecit et exhibuit quendam protestationem in scriptis digestam sub tenore verborum sequentium, videlicet:

In Dei Nomine Amen. Coram vobis Reverendo Patri Domino Edmundo, London Episcopo; Ego, Henricus Godolphin, S.T.P. Decanus Ecclesiæ Sancti Pauli London dico, allego, et in his scriptis protesto, Quod per aliqua dicta seu dicenda, allegata seu alleganda, aut proposita seu proponenda per me nomine meo proprio, aut per me nomine meo et Capituli Ecclesiæ Cathedralis predictæ, in presenti aut in futurum, non intendo Visitationi vestræ aliquibus quæ officio meo decanatus Ecclesiæ predictæ, seu ipsius Ecclesiæ Capitulo, aut nostrorum Decani et Capituli jurisdictioni jurive eorundem, aut Ordinationibus, Statutis, aut Consuetudinibus ejusdem Ecclesiæ (quatenus jure Divino et hujus Regni Magnæ Britanniæ legibus statutis et ordinationibus non adversantur) in aliquo derogarent seu derogare possint, quovismodo subire, vel eidem obedire, seu parere, nisi quatenus de jure ad hoc astringar et astringamur. Immo, Ego, Decanus antedictus, nomine meo proprio, et nomine meo et Capituli prædicti, intendo, ac quilibet eorum intendit, hujusmodi juri, ordinationibus, statutis, et consuetudinibus modo predicto perpetuo firmiter inherere, et ab eisdem non recedere.

Henricus Godolphin, Decanus, et protestatus est in omnibus et per omnia, prout in dicta Schedula quam in manus dicti Reverendi Patris tradidit, et sub prædicta protestatione exhibuit Librum Statutorum dictæ Ecclesiæ posteaque Dominus Episcopus interrogavit Canonicos Minores tunc præsentes, an habuerunt Librum Originalem Statutorum suorum ad exhibendum ei, juxta monitionem alias datam et assignationem tunc lectam ? Deinde Edvardus Dechair, Clericus, tradidit et exhibuit eidem Domino Episcopo ex parte Minorum Canonicorum Librum Statutorum dictorum Canonicorum Minorum; quo facto, Dominus monuit omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, Prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, Literasque Ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem eidem Reverendo Patri in diem Martis 28m diem mensis Julii proximi, inter horas 9m et 12m antemeridianas ejusdem diei; et continuavit et prorogavit hanc suam Visitationem usque ad et in dictum 28m diem mensis Julii, et reservavit poenas omnium et singulorum non comparentium, et pro contumacibus pronunciatorum; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti usque ad et in eundem diem.

In Dei Nomine Amen. Nos Edmundus, permissione divina London Episcopus, rite et legitime procedentes, omnes et singulos Canonicos, Prebendarios, ac cæteros Ministros Ecclesiæ Nostræ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, quorum nomina hic inferius subscribuntur et annotantur alias, ad hos diem, horas, et locum Visitationem Nostram Ordinariam et Episcopalem debite subituros et agnituros, facturosque ulterius et recepturos, quod justitia, mos, et consuetudo laudabilis in ea parte antiquitus observata et usitata exigunt et requirunt, legitime et peremptorie citatos et monitos publiceque præcognizatos ac sufficienter expectatos, et nullo modo comparentes, pronunciamus contumaces, reservamusque eorum omnium et singulorum contumacium pœnas usque ad et in diem Martis 28m diem mensis Julii, Anno Domini 1724.

Henricus Halstead, Clericus, Prebendarius de Ealdstreet.

Joshua Hotchkis, Clericus, Prebendarius de Caddington Minor.

Jacobus Barker, Clericus, Prebendarius de Rugmere.

Gulielmus Hawkins, Clericus, Prebendarius de Neasden.

Gulielmus Hall, Clericus, Prebendarius de Chiswick.

Dr. Edwardus Gee, Sacræ Theologiæ Professor.

Johannes Gosling, Clericus, Sub-Decanus.

Henricus Gosling, Senior Cardinalis et Sacrista.

Thomas Barker, Clericus, Canonicus Minor.

Radulphus Piggott, Virgifer.

David Lewis et Thomas Wren, Pulsatores Campanarum.

Lecta fuit hæc Schedula per dictum Reverendum Patrem Dominum Edmundum, London Episcopum, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London die Martis 16° die mensis Junii, Anno Domini 1724 in presentia mei.

Willielmus Skelton,
Notarius Publicus, Registrarius.

In Dei Nomine, Amen. Nos Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, in actum Visitationis Nostræ Ordinariæ et Episcopalis hujus Ecclesiæ Nostræ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London jamdudum inchoatæ et celebratæ rite et legitime procedentes, hujusmodi Visitationis nostræ Ordinariæ et Episcopalis jam exercitæ et inchoatæ negotium, omniaque et singula exinde sequentia, ex certis causis animum nostrum in hac parte specialiter moventibus, usque ad et in diem Martis, scilicet, 18° diem mensis Julii, Anno Domini 1724, prorogamus et continuamus per presentes.

Edmundus London.

Lecta fuit hæc Schedula per dictum Reverendum Patrem Dominum Edmundum, London Episcopum, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, die Martis 16° die mensis Junii, Anno Domini 1724 in presentia mei.

Gulielmi Skelton,
Notarii Publici, Registrarii.

Die Martis, scilicet, 28° die meusis Julii, Anno Domini 1724, coram venerabili viro Gulielmo Strahan, LL.D. Surrogato ac necnon Commissario legitime constituto, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios, sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi negotium Visitationis dicti Reverendi Patris usque in hos diem, horas, et locum; moniti fuerunt omnes et singuli Officiarii et Ministri quicunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, Prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, Literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem eidem Reverendo Patri in hunc diem; necnon quatenus compareant istis die, horis, et loco, personaliter, vel per eorum procuratores, sub pœna juris et contemptus; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli absentes 16° die mensis Junii ultimi hoc in loco contumaces, reservata eorum pœna in hunc diem; et continuatum est certificatorium alias per Mandatarium introductum in statu quo nunc est in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta prius publice preconizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et locum citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, perlecta fuit Commissio a Domino Episcopo, per me, Gulielmum Skelton, Registrarium; ac deinde venerabilis vir Gulielmus Strahan LL.D., unus Commissariorum in dicta commissione nominatorum, executionem ejusdem in se accepit, ac ejus vigore hujusmodi Visitationis negotium prorogavit usque ad et in diem Martis, scilicet, 8m diem mensis Septembris proximi, inter horas nonam et duodecimam antemeridianas ejusdem diei, prout per schedulam tunc et ibidem publice productam plenius liquet et apparet.

Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, dilecto nobis in Christo Humfredo Henchman, LL.D. Vicario Nostro in Spiritualibus Generali in et per totam Civitatem et Diœcesin nostras London, Salutem in Domino. Cum nos Ecclesiam Nostram Cathedralem Divi Pauli London atque Decanum et Capitulum ejusdem, eorumque et ejusdem Ecclesiæ Ministros, juxta juris exigentiam atque ex suscepta pastoralis Nostri Officii cura nuper visitare ceperimus, (Deo annuente) propediem ulterius actualiter visitare intenderimus et proposuerimus, intendimusque et proponimus, ac proinde per literas nostras citatorias et monitoriales sufficienter in ea parte citaverimus et peremptorie monuerimus, seu sic citari et peremptorie moneri facerimus, dictum Decanum Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London et Capitulum ejusdem, omnesque et singulos Canonicos, tam Prebendarios quam Minores, et alios quoscunque dignitates, administrationes, officia, personatus, seu promotiones aut beneficia quorumcunque in dicta Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali Divi Pauh London obtinentes, necnon Vicarios Chorales et Capellanos perpetuos in eadem Ecclesia officiantes et celebrantes, aliosque Ministros ejusdem omnes et singulos, quod die Martis 18° die mensis Julii instantis, inter horas nonam et 12 ante meridiem dici, in Domo Capitulari ejusdem Ecclesiæ Nostræ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, cum continuatione et prorogatione dierum, si oportet fieri, usque ad finalem expeditionem Visitationis nostræ hujusmodi inclusive, coram nobis, aut alio in hac parte Commissario seu vicegerente, compareant, et eorum quilibet compareat, Visitationem nostram edictam, juxta juris exigentiam ipsiusque Ecclesiæ Nostræ Cathedralis morem, in omnibus subituros: statum quoque ejusdem Ecclesiæ, ac titulos dignitatum, Præbendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum suorum ecclesiasticorum, necnon Literas ordinum suorum respective exhibituros et ostensuros, ac veras inde copias, si petentur, ibidem dimissuros, et si plurales fuerint dispensationes quas habuerint, aut eorum aliquis habuerit, sub pœna juris similiter exhibituros et ostensuros, ac audituros et recepturos quæ ex parte nostra eis fuerint et ministranda et exequenda, ulteriusque facturos et recepturos prout in dictis citatione et monitione nostris continetur, quodque justum fuerit in hac parte, quodque natura et qualitas hujusmodi negotium Visitationis de se exigerit et requisiverit. Cumque durante hac Visitatione nostra fieri possit ut nos, seu negotiis seu adversa valetudine impediti, Visitationi predictæ quandoque prout vellemus interesse non possimus, nos tamen cupientes dictum Visitationis nostræ negotium tempore congruo debite expediri, ad comparendum pro nobis ac loco et vice nostris in dicta Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, quoties et quandocunque nobis sic contigerit abesse, absentiamque nostram tunc et ibidem supplendam cum potestate continuandi et prorogandi Visitationem nostram predictam, ac omnia et singula exequendi et faciendi ac si ipsi personaliter interessemus, tibi, de cujus circumspectionis industria, scientia, et in rebus gerendis dexteritate plurimum confidimus, vices nostras committimus, ac plenam in Domino tenore presentium concedimus potestatem, teque Commissarium nostrum Specialem nominamus et constituimus. In cujus rei testimonium Sigillum Nostrum Episcopale presentibus apponi fecimus. Datum in Palatio nostro apud Fulham, 25° die mensis Julii, anno Domini 1724, nostræque translationis secundo.

Edmundus London.

Edmundus, permissione Divina London Episcopus, dilectis nobis in Christo venerabilibus viris Gulielmo Strahan, Johanni Andrews, et Edvardo Kinaston, Legum respective Doctoribus, Surrogatis venerabilis et egregii viri Humphredi Henchman LL.D., Vicarii nostri in Spiritualibus Generalis legitime constituti, conjunctim et divisim, salutem. Cum nos Ecclesiam nostram Cathedralem Divi Pauli London atque Decanum et Capitulum ejusdem, eorumque et ejusdem Ecclesiæ Ministros juxta juris exigentiam atque ex suscepta pastoralis nostri Officii cura nuper visitare ceperimus, ac (Deo annuente) propediem ulterius actualiter visitare intenderimus et proposuerimus, intendimusque et proponimus, ac proinde per literas nostras citatorias et monitoriales sufficienter in ea parte citaverimus et peremptorie monuerimus, seu sic citari et peremptorie moneri fecerimus, dictum Decanum Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London et Capitulum ejusdem, omnesque et singulos Canonicos tam Prebendarios quam Minores, et alios quoscunque dignitates, administrationes, officia, personatus, seu promotiones aut beneficia quæcunque in dicta Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali Divi Pauli London obtinentes, necnon Vicarios Chorales et Capellanos perpetuos in eadem officiantes et celebrantes, aliosque Ministros ejusdem omnes et singulos, quod die Martis 28° die mensis Julii instantis, inter horas nonam et duodecimam ante meridiem ejusdem diei, in Domo Capitulari ejusdem Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, cum contiunatione et prorogatione dierum, si oporteat fieri, usque ad finalem expeditionem Visitationis nostræ hujusmodi inclusive, coram nobis [aut] nostrorum in hac parte Commissario seu vicegerente comparerent et eorum quilibet compareret Visitationem nostram predictam, juxta juris exigentiam ipsiusque Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis morem in omnibus subdituros, statum quoque ejusdem Ecclesiæ ac titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum suorum ecclesiasticorum, necnon Literas ordinum suorum respective exhibituros et ostensuros, ac veras inde copias, si petentur, ibidem dimissuros, et si plurales fuerint dispensationes quas habuerint aut eorum aliquis habuerit, sub pœna juris similiter exhibituros, ostensuros, ac ea audituros et recepturos quæ ex parte nostra eis fuerint ministranda et exequenda, ulteriusque facturos et recepturos prout in dictis citatione et monitione nostris continetur, quodque justum fuerit in hac parte, quodque natura et qualitas hujusmodi negotii Visitationis de se exigerit et requisiverit. Cumque dicto 28° die mensis Julii nos commode interesse dictæ Visitationi non possimus, et Vicarius noster in spiritualibus Generalis adversa valitudine impeditus sit quo minus ipse interesse poterit ad comparendum pro nobis, ac loco et vice nostris, in dicto Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ nostræ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London dicto die, [ad] absentiamque nostram tune et ibidem supplendam, et ad prorogandam Visitationem nostram predictam usque ad et in diem Martis, scilicet, 8m diem Septembris proximi, vobis, de quorum circumspectionis industria, scientia, et in rebus gerendis dexteritate plurimum confidimus, vices nostras conjunctim et divisim committimus, ac plenam in Domino tenore presentium concedimus potestatem, vosque Commissarios nostros Speciales in hac parte nominamus et constituimus. In cujus rei testimonium Sigillum Nostrum Episcopale presentibus apponi fecimus. Datum in Palatio nostro apud Fulham, 25° die mensis Julii, anno Domini 1724, nostræque translationis secundo.

Die Martis, sciliect, die mensis Septembris anno Domini 1724, coram Reverendo in Christo Patre Domino Domino Edmundo, permissione Divina London Episcopo, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton Notario publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi negotium Visitationis dicti Reverendi Patris usque in hos diem, horas, et locum; moniti fuerunt omnes et singuli qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, Prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, Literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem eidem Reverendo Patri in hunc diem, necnon quatenus compareant istis die, horis, et loco, personaliter, vel per eorum procuratores, sub pœna juris et contemptus; pronunciati fuere omnes et singuli absentes 16° die mensis Junii ultimi hoc in loco contumaces; reservata eorum pœna in hunc diem. Et continuatum est certificatorium alias per Mandatarium introductum in statu quo nunc usquc in hunc diem.

Quibus die, horis, et loco, facta publica preconizatione, pro Decano, Archidiaconis, Dignitariis, Prebendariis, sive Canonicis Majoribus et Canonicis Minoribus, Vicariis Choralibus, Virgiferis, et Campanarum Pulsatoribus, nonnulli eorum comparuere personaliter, alii per Dominum Episcopum excusati fuere, cæteri vero pronunciati fuere contumaces in non comparendo in hos diem, horas, et locum, prout in Schedula tunc lecta plenius liquet et apparet. Deinde Dominus Episcopus primo et ante omnia retradidit venerabili viro Henrico Godolphin, S.T.P. dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Decano librum originalem Statutorum alias predicto Decano exhi- bitum, et in manus Domini Episcopi pro ejus inspectione relictum, quem dictus Decanus a manibus Domini Episcopi humiliter recepit; quo recepto, Dominus Episcopus ministravit articulos in scriptis deductos dictis Decano, Dignitariis, et Prebendariis, sive Canonicis Majoribus, et juramento oneravit Rogerum Altham, S.T.P., Archidiaconum Middlesexiæ, Franciscum Hare, S.T.P., unum Residentiariorum, Thomam Cook, Clericum, Prebendarium prebendæ de Consumpta per mare, et Samuelem Edgley, Clericum, Prebendarium prebendæ de Holborn, de fideliter respondendo eisdem articulis, cujus juramenti tenor infrascribitur; et monuit eos ad respondendum eisdem, in vel ante diem Martis, scilicet, 22m diem mensis Decembris proximi. Quo facto, Dominus Episcopus retradidit magistro Johanni Gosling, Sub-Decano, librum Statutorum Canonicorum Minorum, et tunc ministravit Articulos in scriptis redactos dictis Canonicis Minoribus, Vicariis Choralibus, cæterisque ejusdem Ecclesiæ Officiariis et Ministris, dictoque Johanni Gosling ob indispositionem excusato, oneravit juramento predicto Sampson Estwick et Samuelem Bentham duos e Canonicis Minoribus, necnon Dominum W. Turner, Vicarium Choralem, et Ricardum Marples, Virgiferorum dictæ Ecclesiæ, de fideliter respondendo eisdem articulis, quibus monuit eos ad respondendum in vel ante 22m diem mensis Decembris predicti, et Dominus monuit omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, Prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, Literasque ordinum quatenus exhibeant eosdem eidem Reverendo Patri in diem predictum inter horas 9m et 12m antemeridianas ejusdem diei; et continuavit et prorogavit hanc suam Visitationem, usque ad et in eundem diem, et reservavit pœnas omnium et singulorum non comparentium, et pro contumacibus pronunciatorum; necnon continuavit certificatorium Mandatarii alias introducti in dictum diem Martis 22m diem mensis Decembris proximi.

Tenor Jurament.

You shall swear that you will faithful and true presentment make of all such persons and things belonging to this Church as you know to be presentable according to Articles now delivered to you, and the Ecclesiastical laws of this realm.

So help you God.

Articles to be enquired of at ye Primary Visitation of ye Right Reverend Father in God Edmond, Lord Bishop of London, begun and holden in ye Chapter House of ye Cathedral Church of St Paul's, London, on ye 12th day of May 1724.

1. Is Morning and Evening Prayer read daily in the Quire according to ye Order prescribed in ye Booke of Common Prayer and Administration of ye Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonys of ye Church of England? Doth the Morning Prayer begin at nine of ye clock on ye Lord's day, and at 10 every other day of ye weeke? Doth ye Evening Prayer begin at three in ye afternoon every day in ye year? Is ye Morning Prayer read also by one of ye Petty Canons in ye Chapell appointed and fitted for that purpose, at six of ye clock from ye Annunciation of ye Blessed Virgin to ye Feast of St. Michaell ye Arch Angell, and from thence to ye Annunciation at seven o'clock; and is ye Evening Prayer there read also at six of ye clock all ye year? Is ye bell for prayers tolled just a quarter of an hour before ye prayer begins whether in ye Quire or Chapell?

2. How many Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and Choristers ought by Statute to be maintained for Divine Service in this Church; and is ye statutable number of each kept up and maintained?

3. Do all ye Petty Canons and Vicars Choral every day attend at Morning and Evening Prayer in ye Quire; do they come in their surplices, and if they have any degree in either of ye Universities, with ye hood belonging to ye said degree; do they come at ye beginning and stay there all ye while, and not go out before ye whole service is ended, unless ye Dean or one of ye Prebendary Residentiarys there present give them leave upon some particular and extraordinary occasion? Do they all behave themselves reverently as becometh ye House of God? Have any of ye Petty Canons Benefices, Curacies, Lectures, or other duties to attend besides ye duty of this Church; if any, what are they?

4. Do ye Cardinals every day at Morning and Evening Prayer note and write down ye names of all ye Petty Canons and Vicars Choral that are absent, or come late, or go out before ye service is ended? Are all these punished for every such absence according to ye Injunction in that behalf? Is ye money collected by such punishments or perditions faithfully divided at ye end of every quarter of ye year amongst those who have most constantly attended ye service, as is required also in ye said Injunction?

5. Who teacheth ye Choristers to sing? Do they constantly come to the Morning and Evening Prayer in their surplices? Is due care taken that their surplices be always kept whole and clean? Do they never talk, nor play, nor run about ye Church in time of Divine Service? Doth one of ye Cardinals instruct them every weeke in ye Church Catechism, according to ye Statutes of ye Church?

6. Is ye duty of preaching duly performed in this Church according to ye course assigned in ye Injunctions and Orders relating thereto? Do ye Dignatarys and Prebendarys usually preach their own turns in their several persons, unless they have some just and canonical cause of excuse; and which of ye present Dignatarys or Prebendarys has been deficient in this part of his duty? When they have had such just and canonicall excuse from preaching themselves, has notice been given by them to ye Dean or President of ye Chapter three weeks before ye day of preaching of ye person who is deputed to preach? Are ye statuteable mulcts for neglecting to preach and for neglecting to give such notice duly inflicted and disposed of?

7. Do all ye Dignitarys, Prebendarys, and Petty Canons, when they preach in the Cathedral, wear their surplices and hoods according to their respective degrees; and do they before their Sermons use a prayer according to ye direction of ye 55 Canon, and pray for ye King and ye Royal Family by name?

8. Is ye Sacrament of ye Lord's Supper administered every Lord's Day and every Holy day when there is a sufficient number to communicate with him that administreth? How oft is it received by such of ye members of this Church as are in Holy Orders? Do ye Vicars Choral and all ye Inferior Officers that are of ye foundation and not in Holy Orders receive it every month, or at least four times in ye year according to ye 24 Canon?

9. Is ye Residence duly kept in this Church by ye members of it according to ye Statutes thereof? What are ye Statutes for ye keeping of ye residence; and when and by whome are they made? Are there any other Statutes, Ordinances, or Rules in ye custody of ye Dean and Chapter which relate to ye constitution of this Church and are now in force, besides those that have been already exhibited?

10. Are ye records and muniments belonging to ye Dean and Chapter deposited in a convenient place and preserved from dust and wet, and kept in good order and method.

11. Are ye leases which are lett by ye Dean and Chapter duly registered at length; and are terriers of ye severall estates given in from time to time by ye tennants and examined by ye Dean and Chapter and annexed to ye leases, and registered together with them? Do ye Dean and Chapter keep a booke of entrys of their proceedings in relation to leases and other affairs, for ye direction of their successors?

12. Have ye severall Dignitarys and Prebendarys of this Church Terriers of ye estates belonging to their respective Dignities and Prebends? Do they take care that Terriers be annexed to their leases when they renew them? Do ye said Dignitarys and Prebendarys cause ye leases which they let from time to time of ye estates belonging to their respective Dignities and Prebends, together with ye Terriers annexed, to be entered at length in ye Registry of ye Bishop or Dean and Chapter?

13. Do ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and other Officers of ye Church enjoy all ye due sallaryes, perquisits, and priviledges which anciently belonged to their places? Are there terriers taken of all ye estates of ye Petty Canons; are such terriers after examination annexed to ye leases when renewed? Are ye leases and terriers annexed duly registered? Do they keepe a booke of entrys of their proceedings in relation to leases and other affairs for ye direction of their successors?

14. Have all ye Petty Canons houses to dwell in as they had formerly? If any have not, what is ye cause of it? Do they that have houses dwell in them, or who else dwell in any of them? Are they all kept in good repair? Who is bound to repair them? Is any allowance made by ye Dean and Chapter to such of ye Petty Canons as have no houses towards their hiring of convenient houses or lodgings?

15. Did any of ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, or any of ye Inferior Officers of ye Church come into their places by giving or promising anything directly or indirectly for them? Do any of them frequent alehouses, tavourns, or playhouses, or are commonly reported to be guilty of any notorious crime, as profane swearing, cursing, perjury, whoredom, drunkeness, or ye like?

16. Are any of ye Petty Canons, or Vicars Choral, or any of ye inferior members of this Church turbulent, contentious, or unquiet among their brethren?

17. How many Virgers are there? Are they chosen every year? Doth each of them execute ye office in his own person? Are they diligent in their duty? And do they wait upon ye Lord Bishop, Dean, Dignitarys, and Prebendarys of ye Church whensoever they come to their stalls and back again? Do they open ye Quire and Chapell doors as soon as ye bell begins to ring for prayers, and shut them again when ye prayers are ended? Do they keep ye seats and pavement in ye Quire and Chapell and side Isles clean and free from dust and dirt? Do they take care that none walk or make a noise in ye side Isles, nor behave themselves irreverently in ye Quire, during ye time of Divine service? Do any of them demand money of those that come to prayers for opening ye pews, or do they refuse to open them except money be given them for it?

18. How many Bellringers are there? Doth each of them execute ye office in his own person? Do they ring ye bell every day exactly one quarter of an hour before Morning and Evening Prayer begin in ye Quire and Chapell? Do they open ye Church doors every morning before ye bell tolls to prayers, and shut them again after prayers is ended?

19. Is there a General Chapter of all ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and other officers of ye Church called every Sunday? (fn. 27) Do ye Cardinals there give notice to ye Dean, or one deputed by him, how often any of ye Petty Canons or Vicars Choral were absent, or came late to prayers, or went out before they were ended without special leave, or did not perform ye duty there required of them, and what other faults were committed by any of ye said Officers of yc Church upon any day of that week?

20. Do ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, Choristers, and all other Inferior Officers of this Church pay due respect and obedience to ye Dean and Chapter in all matters relating to their several offices?

21. Do you know any other things besides these which are mentioned under ye severall heads of ye foregoing Articles that are meet to be enquired into and detected relating to ye orders, government, and discipline of this Church?

22. Do you know anything in ye order, discipline, or constitution of this Church that needs new Injunctions or Statutes, or explanations of ye same and meaning of ye present Injunctions and Statutes now in force?

Articles exhibited to ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and all other Officers and Ministers of ye Cathedral Church of St Paul, at ye primary Visitation of ye Right Reverend Father in God, Edmund, by Divine permission Lord Bishop of London, begun and holden in ye Chapter House of ye Cathedral Church of St Paul aforesaid on ye 12th day of May 1724.

1. Is Morning and Evening Prayer read daily in ye Quire according to ye Order of ye Booke of Common Prayer and Administration of ye Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of ye Church of England? Doth ye Morning Prayer begin at nine o'clock on ye Lord's Day and at ten every other day of ye weeke? Doth ye Evening Prayer begin at three in ye afternoon every day in ye year? Is ye Morning Prayer read also by one of ye Petty Canons in ye Chapell appointed and fitted for that purpose at six of ye clock from ye Annunciation of ye Blessed Virgin to ye feast of St. Michael ye Arch Angell, and from thence to ye Annunciation at 7 of ye clock; and is ye Evening Prayer read there also at six of ye clock all ye year. Is ye bell for prayers tolled just a quarter of an hour before prayers begin, whether in ye Quire or Chapell?

2. How many Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and Choristers ought by Statute to be maintained for Divine Service in this Church, and is ye statutable number of each kept up and maintained?

3. Do all ye Petty Canons and Vicars Choral every day attend at Morning and Evening Prayer in ye Quire; do they come in their surplices, and if they have taken any degree in either of ye Universities, with their hoods belonging to ye said degree? Do they come at ye beginning and stay there all ye while, and not go out before ye whole service is ended, unless ye Dean or one of ye Prebendarys Residentiary there present give them leave upon some particular or extraordinary occasion? Do they all behave themselves reverently as becometh ye House of God; have any of ye Petty Canons Benefices, Curacies, or other dutys to attend besides ye duty of this Church; if any, what are they?

4. Do ye Cardinals every day both at Morning and Evening Prayer note and write down ye names of all ye Petty Canons and Vicars Choral that are absent, or come late, or go out before ye service is ended; are all those punished according to ye Injunction in that behalf, for every such offence; is ye money collected by such punishment or perditions faithfully divided at ye end of every quarter of ye year among those that have most constantly attended ye service as is required also in ye said Injunction?

5. Who teacheth ye Choristers to sing; do they constantly come to ye Morning and Evening Prayers in their surplices; is due care taken that their surplices be always whole and clean; do they never talk, nor play, nor run about ye Church in time of Divine Service? Doth one of ye Cardinals instruct them every week in ye Church Catechism, according to ye Statutes of this Church?

6. Is ye duty of preaching duly performed in this Church according to ye courses assigned in ye Injunctions and Orders relating thereto? Do ye Dignatarys and Prebendarys usually preach their own turnes in their severall persons, unless they have some just and canonicall excuse? and which of ye said Dignatarys or Prebendarys have been deficient in this part of his duty?

7. Do all ye Dignatarys, Prebendarys, and Petty Canons, when they preach in ye Cathedral, wear their surplices and hoods according to their respective degrees? And do they before their sermons use a prayer according to ye direction of ye 55 Canon, and pray for ye King and Royall Family by name?

8. Is ye Sacrament of ye Lord's Supper administered every Lord's Day and every holy day when there is a sufficient number to communicate with him that administreth it? How oft is it received by such of ye Members of ye Church as are in Holy Orders? Do ye Vicars Choral and all ye inferior officers that are of ye foundation and not in Holy Orders receive it every month, or at least four times in ye year according to ye 24th Canon?

9. Do ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and other officers of ye Church enjoy all their dues, sallerys, perquisites, and privileges which anciently belonged to their places? Are there terrars taken of all ye estates of ye Petty Canons; are such terrars after examination annexed to ye leases when renew'd; are ye leases and terrars duly registered; do they keep a booke of entrys of their proceedings in relation to leases and other affairs, for ye direction of their successors?

10. Have all ye Petty Canons houses to dwell in as they had formerly; if any have not, what is ye cause of it? Do they that have houses dwell in them, or who else dwells in any of them; are they all kept in good repair; who is bound to repair them; is any allowance made by ye Dean and Chapter to such of ye Petty Canons as have no houses towards ye hiring of convenient houses or lodgings?

11. Did any of ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, or any of the Inferiour Officers of ye Church come into their places by giving or promising anything directly or indirectly for them? Do any of them frequent alehouses, tavourns, or playhouses, or are commonly reported to be guilty of any notorious crime, as profane swearing, cursing, perjury, whoredom, drunkenness, or ye like?

12. Are any of ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, or any of ye inferior members of this Church turbulent, contentious, or unquiet among their Brethren?

13. How many Virgers are there; are they chosen every year; do each of them execute their office in their own person; are they diligent in their duty, and do they waite upon ye Lorde Bishop, Dean, and Dignitarys, and Prebendarys of ye Church whensoever they come to their Stalls and back again? Do they open ye Quire and Chapel doors as soon as ye bell begins to ring for prayers, and shut them againe when prayers are ended? Do they keep ye seats and pavement in ye Quire and Chapell and side Isles clean, and free from dust and dirt? Do they take care that none walk, or make a noise in the Side Isles, nor behave themselves irreverently in ye Quire during ye time of Divine Service? Do any of them demand money of those that come to prayers for opening ye pews, or do they refuse to open them except money be given them for it?

14. How many Bellringers are there; doth each of them execute his office in his own person; do they ring ye bell every day exactly one quarter of an hour before Morning and Evening Prayer begin in ye Quire and Chapel; do they open ye Church doors every morning before ye bell tolls to prayers, and shut them againe after prayers are ended?

15. Is there a Generall Chapter of all ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and ye other officers of ye Church called every Saturday? Do ye Cardinals there give notice to ye Dean or one deputed by him how often any of ye Petty Canons or Vicars Choral were absent or came late to prayers, or went out before they were ended without speciall leave, or did not performe ye duty there required of them, and what other faults were committed by any of ye said officers of ye Church upon any day of that weeke?

16. Do ye Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, Choristers, and all other inferior officers of this Church, pay due respect and obedience to ye Dean and Chapter in all matters relating to their severall offices?

17. Do you know any other things, besides those which are mentioned under ye severall heads of ye foregoing articles, that are meet to be enquired into and detected, relating to ye Orders, Government, and Discipline of this Church?

18. Do you know anything in ye order, discipline, and constitution of this Church that needs new Injunctions or Statutes, or explanations of ye same, and meaning of ye present Injunctions and Statutes now in force?

Die Martis, scilicet 22° die mensis Decembris, Anno Domini 1724, coram venerabili et egregio viro Humphredo Henchman, LL.D. Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali, et Commissario legitime constituto, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum; moniti sunt Rogerus Altham, S.T.P. Archidiaconus Middlesexiæ, Franciscus Hare, S.T.P. unus Residentiariorum, Thomas Cooke et Samuell Edgley, duo Canonicorum Majorum ad respondendum Articulis per dictum Dominum Episcopum octavo die mensis Septembris ultimo præteriti ministratis; moniti etiam fuere Sampson Estwick et Samuelus Bentham, duo e Canonicis Minoribus, necnon Doctor Gulielmus Turner, Vicarius Choralis, et Ricardus Marples, Virgifer, ad respondendum Articulis iis die predicto ministratis in hunc diem; moniti etiam sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, qui non exibuerunt titulos dignitatum, præbendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, et literas ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem eidem Domino Episcopo in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta prius publice preconizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et locum citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, perlecta fuit Commissio a Domino Episcopo per me, Gulielmum Skelton, Registrarium suprascriptum; ac deinde venerabilis et egregius vir Humphredus Henchman, LL.D. Commissarius in dicta Commissione constitutus, executionem ejusdem in se accepit, ac jus vigore in negotio Visitationis hujusmodi procedendum fore decrevit. Tunc comparuere personaliter venerabiles viri Rogerus Altham, S.T.P. Archidiaconus Middlesexiæ, Franciscus Hare S.T.P. unus Residentiariorum, Thomas Cook, unus Canonicorum Majorum, et Samuell Bentham, unus Canonicorum Minorum, et juxta assignationem respective exhibuere responsa sua in scriptis facta, Articulis alias eis per Dominum Episcopum antedictum nuper ministratis, manibusque suis respective agnoverunt; quo facto, Commissarius antedictus continuavit judicialem monitionem alias in Samuelum Edgley, Sampsonem Estwick, Doctorem Turner et Ricardum Marples ad respondendum Articulis factis in diem Veneris, scilicet, 12m diem mensis Februarii proximi, et monuit omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, præbendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in diem predictum, inter horas 9 et 12 antemeridianas; et continuavit et prorogavit hujusmodi Visitationem usque ad et in eundem diem, pœnasque reservavit omnium et singulorum nondum comparentium et pro contumacibus pronuntiatorum, prout in Schedula tum lecta plenius liquet; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti in dictum diem Veneris 12m diem mensis Februarii proximi, monuitque omnes et singulos tunc presentes ad comparendum coram eo seu Domino Episcopo London isto die, locoque et horis supra mentionatis.

Die Veneris, scilicet, 12° die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini 1724, coram venerabili et egregio viro Humfredo Henchman, LL.D. Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali et Commissario legitime constituto, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archdiaconos, Prebendarios, sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum continentis judiciales monitiones alias in Samuelum Edgley, Sampson Estwick, Doctorem Turner et Ricardum Marples ad respondendum Articulis factas; et moniti sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, præbendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta prius publica præcognizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et locum citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, comparuit personaliter David Lewis, unus Campanarum Pulsatorum, et deinde, (responsis Samuelis Edgley, Sampson Estwick, Doctoris Turner et Ricardi Marples alias introductis,) Dominus Commissarius continuavit judicialem monitionem alias factam in omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, ad exhibendum eosdem in diem [Sabbati], scilicet, 5m diem mensis Junii proximi, inter horas 9 et 12 antemeridianas, et continuavit et prorogavit hujusmodi Visitationem usque ad et in eundem diem, pœnasque reservavit omnium et singulorum nondum comparentium et pro contumacibus pronunciatorum, prout in Schedula tunc lecta plenius liquet; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti in dictum diem Sabbati, 5m scilicet diem mensis Junii proximi, monuitque omnes et singulos tunc presentes ad comparendum coram eo, seu Domino Episcopo London, isto die, loco, et horis supra mentionatis.

Die Saturni, scilicet 5° die mensis Junii, Anno Domini 1725, coram venerabili et egregio viro Humphredo Henchman, LL.D. Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali et Commissario legitime constituto, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferos, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum, et moniti sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta prius publice præcognizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et locum citatis, aliis monitis et continuatis, aliquot eorum comparuerunt, ac deinde Dominus Commissarius continuavit judicialem monitionem alias factam in omnes et singulos Officiarios et ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, beneficiorum ecelesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, ad exhibendum eosdem in diem Martis, scilicet, 10m diem mensis Augusti proximi, inter horas nonam et 12m antemeridianas, et continuavit et prorogavit hujusmodi Visitationem, usque ad et in cundem diem; pœnasque reservavit omnium et singulorum nondum comparentium et pro contumacibus pronunciatorum, prout in Schedula tunc lecta plenius liquet; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti in dictum diem Martis, scilicet, 10m diem Augusti mensis [in] omnes et singulos tunc presentes ad comparendum coram eo, seu Domino Episcopo London, isto die, locoque, et horis supra mentionatis.

Die Martis, scilicet, die mensis Augusti, Anno Domini 1724, coram venerabili et egregi oviro Humphredo Henchman, LL.D. Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali, ac in Domo Capitulari, ac presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini permissione Divina Edmundi, London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferos, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum, et moniti sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta prius publice precognizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et locum citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, aliquot eorum comparuerunt, ac deinde Dominus Commissarius continuavit judicialem monitionem alias factam in omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, ad exhibendum eosdem in diem Sabbati, scilicet, 14m diem mensis Augusti instantis, inter horas 9 et 12 antemeridianas; et continuavit et prorogavit Visitationem hujusmodi usque ad et in eundem diem, pœnasque reservavit omnium et singulorum nondum comparentium et pro contumacibus pronunciatorum, prout in Schedula tunc lecta plenius liquet; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti in dictum diem Sabbati proximi, monuitque omnes et singulos tunc presentes ad comparendum coram eo, seu Domino Episcopo London isto die, locoque, et horis supra mentionatis.

Die Saturni, scilicet, decimo quarto die mensis Augusti, Anno Domini 1724, coram Reverendo in Christo Patre ac Domino, Domino Edmundo, permissione Divina London Episcopo, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Divi Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferos, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum; moniti sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli, qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta publica precognizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et loco citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, aliquot eorum comparuerunt personaliter, alii [per] Dominum Episcopum excusati fuere, cæteri vero pronunciati fuere contumaces in non comparendo in hos diem horas et locum, prout in Schedula tunc lecta plenius liquet et apparet. Deinde Dominus Episcopus dedit Decano, Archidiaconis, Dignitariis, et Prebendariis, sive Canonicis Majoribus, cæterisque dictæ Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Officiariis et Ministris quasdam Injunctiones, sive Ordinationes, in scriptis conceptas, quibus, ex jussu dicti Reverendi Patris, per me, Registrarium antedictum, palam et publice perlectis, Dominus Episcopus tradidit Reverendo Viro Johanni Younger S.T.P., Seniori Residentiario tunc presenti, copiam dictarum Injunctionum, easdemque in posterum in dicta Ecclesia Cathedrali observandas fore mandavit, et continuavit judicialem monitionem alias factam in omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, ad exhibendum eosdem in diem Veneris, scilicet, 26 die mensis Novembris proximi, inter horas 9 et 12 antemeridianas; et continuavit et prorogavit Visitationem hujusmodi in eundem diem, pœnasque reservavit omnium et singulorum nondum comparentium; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti in dictum diem, locumque, et horas supra mentionatas.

Injunctions given by Edmund, Lord Bishop of London, in his primary visitation of the cathedral church of Saint Paul, begun on the 12th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1724.

1. Whereas there hath grown an evil custom of great numbers of persons walking and talking in ye body of ye Cathedral Church during ye time of Divine Service in ye Quire, and more especially on ye Lord's Day, to ye great disturbance of ye said service, and ye profanation of ye house of God and ye offence of many serious and good Christians: We do enjoin and require that ye Dean and Residentiarys give strict charge to ye several officers belonging to ye Church ye they use their utmost dilligence to prevent ye same for ye future, and that they, ye said Dean and Residentiaryes, if need be, cause ye Canons and other laws which have been made against such offenders to be put in execution, particularly ye 18th Canon, whereby it is provided, That none other man, woman, or child, of what calling soever, shall disturbe ye Service or Sermon by walking, or talking, or any other way; and ye statute made in ye first year of King William and Queen Mary, chap. 18th, whereby it is enacted, that if any person or persons shall willingly and of purpose malitiously and contemptuously come into any Cathedral or Parish Church, and disquiet or disturbe ye same, such person or persons, upon proof thereof before any Justice of ye peace, by two or more sufficient witnesses, shall find two or more securities to be bound by recognizance in ye penal sum of 50li; and in default of such securityes shall be committed to prison, there to remain till ye next generall or quarter sessions, and upon conviction of ye said offence, at ye said generall or quarter sessions, shall suffer ye pain and penalty of 20li to ye use of ye King and Queens Majestys, their heirs and successors. And we also enjoyn and require yt ye officers of ye Church do, on ye day on which such offence shall be committed, signify ye names and places of abode of such persons as they shall observe to behave themselves disorderly and contrary to ye tenor of ye said laws to ye Dean, or in his absence to ye Senior Residentiary, in order to their being prosecuted and punished according to law. And to ye end that persons piously and religiously disposed may not be discouraged from attending Divine Service in ye Quire by ye Virgers refusing to open ye seats untill money be given them, We do expressly forbid ye same, and enjoyn ye Dean and Residentiarys to take especiall care yt no such thing be practised by ye Virgers, and to punish every one who by their own observations, or upon ye complaints of others, shall be found guilty of it, by inflicting a mulct of 10s. at ye least for every such offence; and if any of them be found frequently offending, to be turned out of his place for persisting in so unwarrantable a practice.

2. And whereas it is appointed by an Injunction of Dr. Henry Compton, (fn. 28) Bishop of London, our predecessor in this See, yt ye publicke Prayers in ye Quire shall begin every day at 10 of ye clocke in ye morning, and three in ye afternoon, except on ye Lord's Day, on which it is ordered by ye said Injunction yt they begin at nine of ye clocke in ye morning, which times have been found by experience to be inconvenient: We do enjoyne and require that from henceforth ye public Prayers in ye morning do begin at a quarter of an hour before 10, and in ye evening a quarter after three, both on ye Lord's day, and on all other days.

3. Whereas also divers wholesom Orders and Injunctions were made by our said predecessor, one particularly, for obliging ye Dignatarys and Prebendarys punctually to discharge their severall turns of preaching, and in case they cannot, by reason of sickness or other just impediment, performe that duty in their own persons, to oblige them to give three weeks' notice to ye Dean and President of ye Chapter of ye person substituted by them; and another, for obliging ye Minor Canons and Vicars Choral to due attendance on ye service of ye Church; and another, yt one of ye Cardinals do weekly instruct ye Choristers in ye Church Catechism; all which are inforced by mulets and penalties to be inflicted on ye offenders, as by ye said Injunctions doth more fully appear: now We do enjoyne and require ye said Dignatarys, Prebendarys, Cardinals, Minor Canons, and Vicars Chorall strictly to observe ye said Injunctions as they are respectively concerned in them, and ye said mulcts and penalties to be duly inflicted in case of neglect: with this variation as to ye Minor Canons and Vicars who are absent without leave, or come late, yt ye penalty thereof, instead of two pence (as is appointed by ye said Injunctions (fn. 29) ) shall henceforth be four pence, toties quoties; and as to ye Cardinals neglecting ye duty of catechising, that ye penalty for every such neglect be two shillings and sixpence, toties quoties; and with regard to ye duty of preaching, We further enjoyn that neither ye Dean nor ye President of ye Chapter admit any excuse from preaching in person, but such only as shall be canonical and reasonable, nor allow of any person but such as they shall know to be of good character and ability to supply the turns of those who shall offer a canonicall excuse from preaching in person. And yt ye orders relating to ye attendance of ye members of ye Quire and Catechism of ye Choristers may obtain their full effect, We further enjoyne and require yt one of ye Cardinals do, on ye first day of every month, bring to ye Dean or Residentiary who is in residence a list of ye names of those members who are to aftend ye service of ye Church for that month, and that on ye last day of every month (unless it shall happen to be Sunday, and in such case on ye day before) a Chapter shall be held at which all ye said members, together with ye Choristers and Virgers, shall appear, and ye rolles of absence shall be given in, and ye mulct incurred by any of them shall then be directed to be stopped [out of] ye payments due for that month and applyed according to the Injunction heretofore given by our said predecessor; and also, at ye said Chapters, inquiry shall be particularly made whether ye Choristers have been regularly catechized by one of ye Cardinals, and no excuse shall be admitted for ye omission of that duty, unless it shall appear yt in every weeke of such omission leave hath been given by ye Dean or Residentiary then in residence for this duty being performed by some other of ye Minor Canons, and yt it hath been performed accordingly.

And whereas ye Dignitaries, Prebendarys, and other Members of ye said Cathedral are sworn at their respective admission to ye observance of ye Statutes of ye same, therefore, to ye end they may have free recourse to ye said Statutes, in order to ye knowledge of their duty and conscientious discharge thereof, We do enjoin and require that ye Booke or Bookes of Statutes, as also ye Injunctions formerly made, and now in force, to be kept in ye Chapter House safely locked up under ye custody of ye Chapter Cleark; and that these our Injunctions be safely entered in ye booke in which ye Injunctions of our predecessors have been usually entered, and that ye Originals now delivered under our Episcopall Seal be deposited and preserved in ye Archives of ye said Church; and also, that all and every Member who is sworn to ye observation of ye Statutes, as aforesaid, be permitted freely to consult and peruse ye said Booke or Bookes of Statutes and Injunctions, and to take copyes thereof, if they please, so far as they are respectively concerned, but that ye booke or books be not lent out to any person, or carryed from ye Chapter House to any other place, without express leave of ye Dean, or, in his absence, of ye Residentiary in Residence.

An injunction given by Edmund Lord Bishop of London in his primary visitation of the cathedral church of Saint Paul begun in yE 12th day of May in ye year of our Lord 1724.

Whereas ye Dignitarys and Prebendarys of this Cathedral Church do enjoy separate estates as annexed to their severall Dignities and Prebends, which estates they are enabled to demise by lease, from time to time, for one and twenty years or three lives, without ye confirmation or privity of ye Bishop or Dean or Chapter or any other person or persons whatsoever, but have no public office in which to enter and register such leases, and ye terriers hereto annexed, together with ye Buttings and Boundings of severall lands and estates: and ye Counterparts of such Leases remaining privately in their own hands, and, upon their deaths, being ofttimes mislaid or lost, neither ye Bishop, who is patron of all ye said Dignities and Prebends, (ye Deanery excepted), nor ye persons who succeed them, have any knowledge of ye true situation and extent of such estates, nor of ye covenants contained in ye leases made thereof by their predecessors: and whereas ye Leasee, through ye benefit of such privacy, may not only sometimes be able to obtain covenants disadvantageous to ye Church, but may also with more security neglect such covenants as are in favor of ye Church, and have greater opportunitys to convert ye estates of ye Church which happened to be intermixed with or adjoining to their own private property, and it is to be feared some of ye estates belonging to Dignities and Prebends have, chiefly by this omission, been totally lost: therefore, for ye preventing and removing these great mischiefs, and to do what in us lyes towards preserving ye patrimony of ye Church for ye time to come, we do hereby strictly enjoyn and require that all and every of ye said Dignitarys and Prebendaries do cause to be entered at length ye present Lease or Leases thereof, together with ye Terriers, and Abuttings and Boundings, in a Booke to be provided by our Registrar for that purpose, within three months after ye publication of this our Injunction, upon pain of contempt and of forfeiting their allowance of bread money, and all other payments whatsoever which are usually made by ye Dean and Residentiarys, for so long time as ye said Leases shall remain unregistered contrary to ye tenor of this our Injunction. And we do hereby order that ye bread money and such other payments which shall be due at Michaelmas next be suspended till after ye expiration of ye said three months. And we do farther enjoyn and require that all Leases which shall hereafter be granted of ye separate estates aforesaid by any of ye Dignitarys and Prebendarys, together with Terrars annexed, and ye Buttings and Boundings of ye estate, be by them entered in like manner within three months after ye ensealing thereof, upon pain of contempt and of forfeiting ye usuall allowance of bread money, and other payments, as is before mentioned in ye last article; for which entries no more shall be demanded than six shillings and eight pence for every Lease. And to ye end it may appear from time to time whether any new Lease hath been granted, and yet not duly registered, as aforesaid, Wee do further enjoyne and require that ye Dean and Residentiarys do not pay, or cause to be paid, to any Dignitary or Prebendary enjoying such separate estates in Lease, any bread money, or other money usually paid by them, except ye said Dignitary or Prebendary do make an express declaration under his hand that ye Lease which is last entered in ye Register of ye Bishop is ye Lease in being, and hath not been renewed by him.

Die Veneris, scilicet, 26° die mensis Novembris, Anno Domini 1725, coram venerabili et egregio viro Humphredo Henchman, LL.D. Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali et Commissario legitime constituto, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum; moniti sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem.

Quibus die et loco, facta prius publice præcognizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et locum citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, aliquot eorum comparuerunt; et deinde Dominus Commissarius continuavit judicialem monitionem alias factam in omnes et singulos Officiarios et Ministros quoscunque qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, ad exhibendum eosdem in diem Mercurii, scilicet, 22m diem mensis Decembris proximi, inter horas 9 et 12 antemeridianas; et continuavit et prorogavit Visitationem hujusmodi usque ad et in eundem diem, pœnasque reservavit omnium et singulorum nondum comparentium et pro contumacibus pronunciatorum, prout in Schedula tunc lecta plenius liquet; necnon continuavit certificatorium mandati alias introducti in dictum 22m diem mensis Decembris proximi, monuitque omnes et singulos tunc presentes ad comparendum coram eo, seu Domino Episcopo London, isto die locoque ct horis supra mentionatis.

Die Mercurii, scilicet, 22 die mensis Decembris, Anno Domini 1725, coram venerabili et egregio viro Humphredo Henchman, LL.D. Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, Vicario in Spiritualibus Generali et Commissario legitime constituto, in Domo Capitulari Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London, presente Gulielmo Skelton, Notario Publico, Registrario.

Negotium Visitationis Ordinariæ Reverendi in Christo Patris ac Domini, Domini Edmundi, permissione Divina London Episcopi, quoad Decanum, Archidiaconos, Prebendarios sive Canonicos, tam Majores quam Minores, Vicarios Chorales, Choristas, Virgiferarios, et Campanarum Pulsatores Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sancti Pauli London.

Continuatum est hujusmodi Visitationis negotium in hos diem et locum; moniti sunt omnes et singuli Prebendarii, sive Canonici Majores, et alii quicunque dignitates, officia, seu promotiones in dicta Ecclesia habentes et occupantes, qui non exhibuerunt titulos dignitatum, prebendarum, promotionum, et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, literasque ordinum, quatenus exhibeant eosdem in hunc diem; pronunciati fuerunt omnes et singuli qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, reservata eorum pœna; et continuatum est certificatorium mandati alias introducti in hunc diem. Quibus die et loco, facta prius publice precognizatione pro omnibus et singulis in genere ad comparendum in hos diem et lo cum citatis, alias monitis et continuatis, nonnulli eorum comparuere personaliter, alii per procuratores, alii vel vero abfuerunt; ac deinde dictus Dominus Commissarius authoritate ei commissa dissolvit hujusmodi Visitationem, prout patet in Instrumento Relaxationis per me, Gulie lmum Skelton, Registrarium suprascriptum tunc et ibidem publice prelecto, et in Registrarium dicti Domini Episcopi modo remanente; sed pronunciavit omnes et singulos qui nondum vel personaliter vel per procuratores comparuerunt, contumaces, et reservavit eorum pœnas ad libitum Domini Episcopi. In quorum omnium et singulorum fidem et testimonium, Ego, Gulielmus Skelton, Registrarius antedictus, nomen meum presentibus subscripsi.

W. Skelton,
Notarius Publicus, Registrarius.

Footnotes

1 H. London; that is Henry Compton, translated from the Bishopric of Oxford to that of London 18 December, 1675, died at Fulham 7 July, 1713, aged 81. He was the founder of the existing Cathedral Library.
2 Printed from a transcript made in the present century, preserved in the Archive Room of the Cathedral. The transcript is full of inaccuracies and has required very careful editing: the literal and verbal corrections necessary were very numerous. The original copy cannot now be discovered: it is not preserved amongst the archives of the Church, nor in the Bishop of London's Registry, nor at Fulham Palace.
3 Edmund Gibson was translated from Lincoln to London in 1723: died 4 August, 1748.
4 Henry Godolphin, elected Dean 14 July, 1707; resigned the deanery in 1726.
5 Mandatarius, Procurator. Ducange.
6 He was also Dean of S. Asaph; Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1693; died 9 Oct. 1731.
7 Sir Thomas Gooch, bart. Master of Caius College, Cambridge, in 1716: he became successively Bishop of Bristol, Norwich, and Ely.
8 Master of the Charter House.
9 Then Dean of S. Paul's.
10 Then Archdeacon of London.
11 Installed Dean of Salisbury 18 September, 1705, died 27 February, 1727–8.
12 Francis Hare, elected Dean 26 Oct. 1726, and held the Deanery until his death, 26 April, 1740. He was successively Bishop of S. Asaph and Chichester.
13 Archdeacon of Middlesex.
14 One Michael Stanhope was Canon of Windsor 21 May, 1730.
15 Thomas Sherlock was successively Dean of Chichester, Bishop of Bangor, Salisbury, and London.
16 Treasurer of the Cathedral, collated 30 September, 1715, died 30 October, 1766.
17 Omitted by Le Neve, who, however, names one Henry Bridges as Archdeacon of Rochester 1720– 1728.
18 Omitted in Le Neve's list.
19 Le Neve prints this name as Baber.
20 One Edmund Gee, S.T.P. was Dean of Peterborough in 1721, Dean of Lincoln 1722.
21 John Gostling, Prebendary of Leicester S. Margaret in the Cathedral of Lincoln 1689, and also Minor Canon in Canterbury and S. Paul's.
22 William Washburne, became Sub-dean 20 Dec. 1733.
23 William Reyner, became Sub-dean 29 October, 1737.
24 Sic, but probably we should read Capitularem.
25 The word cantatæ or recitatæ appears to have been omitted.
26 Sic, probably for dispositionem.
27 The ancient Statutes of the Cathedral provide that such a Chapter shall be held sexta feria vel Sabbato. See supra, Statutes, Pars I. cap. 47, p. 19. For the word Sunday in the text we must therefore read Saturday. Compare the parallel passage, infra, p. 306, where Saturday (and not Sunday) is rightly named as the day for holding the Chapter.
28 Bishop Compton's Injunctions are printed in the present volume, see supra, pp. 281–286.
29 See Bishop Compton's Injunctions, supra, p. 282.