Prebendaries: Introduction

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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 1, St. Paul's, London. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1968.

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The origin and development of the prebendal system at St. Paul's, which seems to have been fully established with the thirty prebends before c. 1100, is examined by Miss M. Gibbs, Early Charters of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London (Camden 3rd ser. lviii, 1939) pp. xxi-xxviii, and by C. N. L. Brooke, 'The composition of the chapter of St. Paul's, 1086-1163', Camb. Hist. Jnl. x (1951) 111-32. Professor Brooke establishes the general reliability of two ancient prebendal catalogues, which provide the framework of the lists given below. (fn. 1) For the names of the prebends, see Mrs. Horn's note in Fasti 1300-1541 v (1963) 72.


  • 1. Cat. I=B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fos. 91r-96r; Cat. II=WD 2 fos. 110/117r-112/119r. See also above p. xiv.