Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 5, Bath and Wells Diocese. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1979.

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The following abbreviations are used for works in print which are cited in the text three or more times. This is not an exhaustive list of works consulted.

Acts of the Privy Council Acts of the Privy Council of England, ed. J. R. Dasent. 32 vols., 1542-1604. London, 1890-1907.
C.P.R. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office. 16 vols., 1547-75. London, 1924-73.
CA 1666-83 Wells Cathedral Chapter Act Book, 1666-83, ed. D. S. Bailey. Somerset Record Society, xlii, 1973.
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers preserved in the Public Record Office, Domestic series. 94 vols., 1547-1704. London, 1856-1964.
Cal. Wells Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells. 2 vols. Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1907-14.
Dyer J. Dyer, Reports of Cases in the Reigns of Hen. VIII, Edw. VI, Q. Mary and Q. Eliz., ed. and trans. J. Vaillant. 3 vols. London, 1794.
Gent. Mag. The Gentleman's Magazine.
Godwin F. Godwin, De Praesulibus Angliae Commentarius. London, 1616.
Hist. and Ant. Dorset J. Hutchins and others, History and Antiquities of Dorset. 4 vols. London, 1861-70.
Hist. and Ant. Westminster E. W. Brayley and J. P. Neale, The History and Antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster. 2 vols. London, 1818-23.
Hist. Collections Glouc. R. Bigland, Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections relating to the County of Gloucester. 2 vols. London, 1791-2.
Hist. Reg. Chron. The Historical Register . . . Chronological Diary, 1717-39.
Hist. Som. J. Collinson, The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset. 3 vols. Bath, 1791.
Hist. Taunton J. Toulmin, The History of Taunton in the County of Somerset, ed. J. Savage. Taunton, 1822.
L. & P. Letters and Papers of the Reign of Henry VIII, ed. J. S. Brewer. 23 vols. in 38. London, 1862-1932.
Laud's Autobiography The Autobiography of William Laud, collected from his Remains. Oxford, 1839.
Le Neve-Hardy J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, corrected by T. D. Hardy. 3 vols. Oxford, 1854.
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette.
Mem. St. Margaret's Westminster Memorials of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, ed. A. M. Burke. London, 1914.
New Hist. Gloucestershire S. Rudder, A New History of Gloucestershire. Cirencester, 1779.
Proc. Som. A. and N. H. Soc. Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Reg. Bath Abbey The Registers of the Abbey Church of SS. Peter and Paul, Bath, ed. A. J. Jewers. 2 vols. Harleian Society, xxvii, xxviii, 1900-1.
Reg. Bps. The Registers of Thomas Wolsey, bishop of Bath and Wells, 1518-23; John Clerke, bishop of Bath and Wells, 1523-41; William Knyght, bishop of Bath and Wells, 1541-7; and Gilbert Bourne, bishop of Bath and Wells, 1554-9, ed. H. C. Maxwell-Lyte. Somerset Record Society, lv, 1940.
Reg. Parker Registrum Matthei Parker diocesis Cantuariensis, A.D. 1559-75, ed. E. M. Thompson and W. H. Frere. 1 vol. in 3. Canterbury and York Society, xxxv, xxxvi, xxxix, 1928-33.
Reg. Wadham The Registers of Wadham College, Oxford, ed. R. B. Gardiner. 2 vols. London, 1889-95.
Sanders N. Sanders, De Visibili Monarchia. Louvain, 1571.
Som. Med. Wills, 1531-58 Somerset Medieval Wills, 1531-58, ed. F. W. Weaver. Somerset Record Society, xxi, 1905.
Som. Wills Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills . . . from the MS. collections of . . . Frederick Brown. 6 vols. Privately printed, 1887-90.
Valor Valor Ecclesiasticus temp. Henr. VIII. 6 vols. in 4. 1810-34.
Wells Cath. A. J. Jewers, Wells Cathedral: its Monumental Inscriptions and Heraldry. London, 1842.
Wells Cathedral Statutes Wells Cathedral: its Foundation, Constitutional History and Statutes, ed. H. E. Reynolds. Privately printed, [1880?].


Somerset Record Office

Registers of the bishops of Bath and Wells:

D/D/B Reg. 13 William Knight, 1541-7
D/D/B Reg. 14 Gilbert Bourne, 1554-9
D/D/B Reg. 15 Gilbert Berkeley, 1560-81
D/D/B Reg. 16 Thomas Godwyn, 1584-6
D/D/B Reg. 17 Thomas Godwyn, 1586-90
D/D/B Reg. 18 John Still, 1593-1603
D/D/B Reg. 19 Arthur Lake, 1616-20
D/D/B Reg. 20 William Peirs, 1632-69 (fn. 1)
D/D/B Reg. 21 Robert Creyghton, 1670-2
D/D/B Reg. 22 Peter Mews, 1672-84 (fn. 2)
D/D/B Reg. 23 Thomas Ken, 1684-91
D/D/B Reg. 24 Richard Kidder, 1691-1703
D/D/B Reg. 25 George Hooper, 1704-27
D/D/B Reg. 26 John Wynne, 1727-43
D/D/B Reg. 27 Edward Willes, 1743-61
D/D/B Reg. 28 Edward Willes, 1761-73
D/D/B Reg. 29 Sede vacante registers, 1464-5, 1495, 1503-4
D/D/B Reg. 30 Index volume, 1309-1727
D/D/B Reg. 31 Institutions and collations, 1585-1625
D/D/B Reg. 32 Charles Moss, 1774-1802
D/D/B Reg. 33 Richard Beadon, 1802-24
D/D/B Reg. 34 George Henry Law, 1824-37
D/D/B Reg. 35 George Henry Law, 1837-44
D/D/B Reg. 36 George Henry Law and Richard Bagot, 1844-52
D/D/B Reg. 37 Richard Bagot and Robert John Eden, 1852-9
D/D/B Reg. 38 Robert John Eden, 1859-64
D/D/B Reg. 39 Robert John Eden and Arthur Charles Hervey, 1865-75
D/D/B Reg. 40 Arthur Charles Hervey, 1875-86
D/D/B Reg. 41 Arthur Charles Hervey and George Wyndham Kennion, 1887-1901
D/D/B Reg. 42 George Wyndham Kennion, 1902-20
D/D/Bi Commissions to institute
D/D/Br Resignations
D/D/Ca Diocesan court act books
D/D/Vc Box 9 Consignation books
PR Deposited parish registers, class D/P
PRT Parish register transcripts, class D/P

Wells Cathedral Library

Chapter Act Books: (fn. 3)

CA 1571-99
CA 1591-1607 [1592-1607]
CA 1607-21
CA 1621-35 [1622-35]
CA 1635-44 [1635-43]
CA 1664-6
CA 1666-82 [1666-83]
CA 1683-1704
CA 1704-25 [1705-25]
CA 1725-44 [1726-43]
CA 1744-60
CA 1761-77
CA 1777-92
CA 1792-1817 [1793-1817]
CA 1817-32
CA 1832-40
CA 1841-55
CA 1855- [1856-75]

Royal letters patent of 1591 (known as Wells charter)

Ledger Books

Wells Cathedral Register

British Library

Lansdowne MSS. Biographical memoranda from various volumes of White Kennett's collection

Canterbury Cathedral Library

Registers of the dean and chapter of Canterbury

Lambeth Palace Library

Registers of the archbishops of Canterbury

Public Record Office

C 66 Patent rolls
C 209 Bishops' patent rolls
E 331 B & W Bishops' certificates for Bath and Wells diocese
E 334 Composition books
Index 16816 Index to bishops' patent rolls, 24 Geo. III-38 Vic.
PROB 6, 11, 12 Prerogative court of Canterbury, registers of wills and administration act books
SP State papers


  • 1. Paginated to p. 65, then foliated.
  • 2. Paginated to p. 24, then foliated.
  • 3. The dates on the labels of the volumes are cited. Where the contents cover different dates, these are given in square brackets.