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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5, Chichester. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1996.

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The subdeans were vicars, not canons, but they are listed here for the sake of completeness and in conformity with the arrangement of 2 Fasti VII.


Subdeanery consisted in the vicarage of the altar of St Peter the Great in the cathedral (cf. Acts of the Dean and Chapter... of Chichester 1472-1544 (White Act Book), ed. W. D. Peckham (Suss. Rec. Soc. lii [1952]) no. 13, of 1477).

The vicar of St Peter appears in two chs. of the later 13th century, not called subdean: 1272 × 79 and 1272 × 94 (Chart. Chichester nos. 450, 257); cf. ibid. no. 361.

In 1291 the church of St Peter the Great appears among the city churches, valued at £5 'non excedit'. Subdean collected Peter's pence from city churches (Chart. Chichester no. 957).

For the subdeanery estates in 1535 see Valuation 1535 p. 174.


? Elias

Occ. as subdean, presum. of Chichester, undated, early 13th century (Chart. Chichester no. 347). Identified by Peckham with Helyas, who occ. as chapl. 1207 x 27 (ibid. no. 358, and index).

M. William of Appledram (fn. 1) preb. unident., list 41

Occ. as subdean of Chichester once only, on ordination as pr., Sept. 1283 (Reg. Pecham I 205). Presum. to be identified with the individual who occ. as canon (preb. unident., list 41) several times between 9 June 1300 and 23 Sept. 1307 (2 Fasti VII 55).

Next identified subdean is John Rivet, who occ. 21 Sept. 1306 (2 Fasti VII 6).


  • 1. In Box and Stockbridge hundred, W. Suss.; PN Suss. I 65.