Bishops

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 8, Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough Dioceses. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1996.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.

'Bishops', in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 8, Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough Dioceses, (London, 1996) pp. 115-118. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/fasti-ecclesiae/1541-1847/vol8/pp115-118 [accessed 20 April 2024]

BISHOPS OF PETERBOROUGH

John Chambers or Borough (fn. 1) B.D. 1541-1556.

Apptd. by king in foundation charter 4 Sept. 1541 (L. & P. XVI no. 1226 (6-8)). Cons. 23 Oct. at Peterborough, by commission from the abp., by bps. of Lincoln, Ely and Norwich (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 269v-270v; Inst. AB 1, facing f. 1). D. by 5 March 1556 (burial, Peterborough cath.) (Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J.G. Nichols (Camden Soc., xlii, 1847) pp. 101-2; Survey of Cath. II 504).

David Pole D.Cn.L. 1557-1559.

Congé d'élire 16 Dec. 1556 (C.P.R. 1555-7 p. 246). Custody of temps, gr. to Pole, as bp.-elect, by king and queen 24 Dec. (ibid.). Papal provision 24 March 1557; cons. 15 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Pole ff. 7v, 10). Temps. 28 Jan. 1558 (C.P.R. 1557-8 p. 10). Depriv. by 30 June 1559 (Cant., Reg. U2 f. 90v; C.P.R. 1560-3 p. 147).

Edmund Scambler B.D 1561-1585.

Congé d'élire 11 Nov. 1560 (Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 71). El. 21 Dec. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1547-80 p. 164). Royal assent 4 Feb. 1561; abp's conf. 15 Feb.; cons. 16 Feb. (Reg. Parker I 107-9). Trans. to Norwich 1585.

Richard Howland D.D. 1585-1600.

Congé d'élire 16 Jan. 1585 (P.R.O., C 66/1265). El. 22 Jan.; royal assent 2 Feb.; abp's conf. 6 Feb.; cons. 7 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift I ff. 35v-41). Temps. 16 March (P.R.O., C 66/1265). D. 23 June 1600 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III f. 208).

Thomas Dove M.A. 1601-1630.

Letter missive for Dove, dean of Norwich, n.d. (P.R.O., C 66/1565; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1601-3 p. 22). El. 31 March 1601; royal assent 20 Apr.; abp's conf. 24 Apr.; cons. 26 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift III ff. 38-44). Temps. 27 May (P.R.O., C 66/1565). D. 30 Aug. 1630 (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III f. 148v; Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 82).

William Peirs D.D. 1630-1632.

Congé d'élire 7 Sept. 1630 (P.R.O., C 66/2556; PDC.CE/1). Peirs, dean of Peterborough, el. 17 Sept.; royal assent 30 Sept.; abp's conf. 19 Oct.; cons. 24 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III ff. 18-24). Temps. 30 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/2556). Enthr. 14 Oct. (Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 83). Trans. to Bath and Wells 1632.

Augustine Lindsell D.D. 1633-1634.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Lindsell, dean of Lichfield, 14 Dec. 1632 (P.R.O., C 66/2604). El. 22 Dec.; royal assent 11 Jan. 1633; abp's conf. 6 Feb.; cons. 10 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Abbot III ff. 74v-84). Temps. 20 Feb. (P.R.O., C 66/2604). Enthr. by proxy 25 Feb. (Gunton, Hist, Peterburgh p. 83), Trans. to Hereford 1634.

Francis Dee D.D. 1634-1638.

Warrant 6 Jan. 1634 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Dee, dean of Chichester (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1633-4 p. 397); issued 2 Apr. (P.R.O., C 66/2651). El. 9 Apr.; royal assent 21 Apr.; abp's conf. 10 May; cons. 18 May (Lamb., Reg. Laud I ff. 34-40). Enthr. by proxy 28 May (Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 83). Temps. 7 June (P.R.O., C 66/2651). D. 8 Oct. 1638 (P.C.L., Reg. 1615- 1756 p. 148).

John Towers D.D. 1639-1649.

Warrant 29 Oct. 1638 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Towers, dean of Peterborough (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1638-9 p. 79). El. 1 Nov. 1638; royal assent 7 Dec.; abp's conf. 7 Jan. 1639; cons. 13 Jan. (Lamb., Reg. Laud II f. 47v-53v). Warrant 19 Jan. for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1638-9 p. 335). Enthr. 8 March (Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 83). D. 10 Jan. 1649 (P.C.L., Reg. 1615-1756 p. 153; C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 12 f. 4).

Benjamin Lany D.D. 1660-1663.

Warrant 7 Nov. (sic) 1660 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Lany, dean of Rochester (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1660-1 p. 354); issued 9 Nov. (PDC.CE/2). El. 20 Oct. 1660; royal assent 6 Nov.; abp's conf. 17 Nov.; cons. 2 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Juxon & Sheldon ff. 228-235v). Enthr. 21 Dec. (Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 85). Trans. to Lincoln 1663.

Joseph Henshaw D.D. 1663-1679.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Henshaw, dean of Chichester, issued 9 Apr. 1663 (P.R.O., C 66/3049; PDC.CE/3). El. 15 Apr.; royal assent 30 Apr.; abp's conf. 5 May; cons. 10 May (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 f. 45; Lamb., Reg. Juxon & Sheldon ff. 318v-327). Enthr, 28 May (Gunton, Hist. Peterburgh p. 85). Temps. 30 May (P.R.O., C 66/3035). D. 19 March 1679 (Inst. AB 4 f. 171v).

William Lloyd D.D. 1679-1685.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Lloyd, bp. of Llandaff, issued 27 March 1679 (P.R.O., C 66/3215). El. 10 Apr.; royal assent 24 Apr.; abp's conf. 17 May (Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 23v-30). Temps. 29 May (P.R.O., C 66/3215). Enthr. 12 July (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 f. 134v). Trans. to Norwich 1685.

Thomas White D.D. 1685-1690.

Congé d'élire 26 Aug. 1685 (PDC.CE/24). El. 3 Sept; royal assent 8 Oct.; abp's conf. 19 Oct.; cons. 25 Oct. (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 ff. 170-173v; Lamb., Reg. Sancroft ff. 129-135v). Temps. 28 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/3262). Enthr. by proxy 9 Nov. (Inst. AB 8, facing f. 1). Depriv. 1 Feb. 1690 as a nonJuror (fn. 2) (cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 342).

Richard Cumberland D.D. 1691-1718.

Warrant 22 Apr. 1691 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Cumberland (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 342). El. 29 May; royal assent 19 June; abp's conf. 2 July; cons. 5 July (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 ff. 208v-212; Lamb., Reg. Tillotson ff. 25-34). Warrant 31 July for temps. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 466). Enthr. 12 Sept. (m.i., Peterborough cath.) (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 14 f. 212). D. 8 Oct. 1718 (P.C.L., Peterborough MS. 54, list at beginning; C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 31 p. 154) or 9 Oct. (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1718, iii 36).

White Kennett D.D. 1718-1728.

Warrant 11 Oct. 1718 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Kennett, dean of Peterborough (P.R.O., SP 44/150 p. 501); issued 20 Oct. (PDC.ML/893 pp. 340- 1; PDC.CE/12). El. 25 Oct.; royal assent 31 Oct.; abp's conf. 8 Nov.; cons. 9 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Wake I ff. 51v-58). Warrant 10 Nov. for temps. (P.R.O., SP 44/150 pp. 504-5). Enthr. by proxy 11 Dec. (Inst. AB 9 f. 1) or 12 Dec. (PDC.ML/893 p. 354). D. 19 Dec. 1728 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1728, xiii 63; Hearne's Collections X 80).

Robert Clavering D.D. 1729-1747.

Warrant 28 Jan. 1729 for congé d'élire and letter missive for Clavering, bp. of Llandaff (P.R.O., SP 44/150 p. 749); issued 31 Jan. (ibid., C 209/5; PDC.CE/25); pubd. 8 Feb. (Lond. Gaz. no. 6750). El. 3 Feb.; royal assent 19 Feb.; abp's conf. 27 Feb. (PDC.ML/863 pp. 37-42; Lamb., Reg. Wake II ff. 30v-38v). Enthr. by proxy 10 March (Inst. AB 9 f. 34v; D. & C. Reg. 1724-67 p. 43). Temps. 14 Apr. (P.R.O., C 209/5; PDC.CE/13). D. 20 July 1747 (m.i., Peterborough cath.) (C.U.L., Peterborough MS. 31 p. 152) or 21 July (Gent. Mag. 1747, xvii 343).

John Thomas D.D. 1747-1757.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Thomas, preb. of St. Paul's, pubd. 25 Aug. 1747 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8669); issued 8 Sept. (P.R.O., C 209/11; PDC.CE/14). El. 12 Sept.; royal assent 26 Sept.; abp's conf. 3 Oct.; cons. 4 Oct. (P.C.L., Peterborough MS. 54 ff. 99v-100; PDC.ML/863 pp. 303-11; Lamb., Reg. Potter ff. 210v-220). Temps. 19 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/11). Enthr. by proxy 24 Oct. (Inst. AB 9 f. 84; PDC.ML/863 p. 311). Trans. to Salisbury 1757.

Richard Terrick D.D. 1757-1764.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Terrick, preb. of St. Paul's, pubd. 21 June 1757 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9697); issued s.d. (P.R.O., C 209/14; PDC.CE/15). El. 23 June; royal assent 29 June; abp's conf. 2 July; cons. 3 July (PDC.ML/863 pp. 477-81; Lamb., Reg. Button ff. 33-43). Temps. 16 July (P.R.O., C 209/14). Enthr. by proxy 16 July (PDC.ML/863 p. 483). Trans. to London 1764.

Robert Lamb LL.D. 1764-1769.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Lamb., dean of Peterborough, pubd. 12 June 1764 (Lond. Gaz. no. 10425); issued 14 June (P.R.O., C 209/18; PDC.CE/16). El. 18 June; royal assent 30 June; abp's conf. 6 July; cons. 8 July (PDC.ML/863 pp. 600-5; Lamb., Reg. Seeker ff. 216-27). Enthr. by proxy 14 July (PDC.ML/863 p. 607). Temps. 18 July (P.R.O., C 209/18). D. 3 Nov. 1769 (Gent. Mag. 1769, xxxix 558).

John Hinchliffe D.D. 1769-1794.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Hinchliffe issued 27 Nov. 1769 (P.R.O., C 209/19; PDC.CE/17); pubd. 9 Dec. (Lond. Gaz. no. 10998). El. 1 Dec.; royal assent 8 Dec.; abp's conf. 16 Dec.; cons. 17 Dec. (PDC.ML/864 pp. 58-62; Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis ff. 84-94). Enthr. by proxy 23 Dec. (PDC.ML/864 p. 64). Temps. 6 Jan. 1770 (P.R.O., C 209/19). D. 11 Jan. 1794 (P.C.L., Reg. 1783-1812; Gent. Mag. 1794, lxiv (1) 93).

Spencer Madan D.D. 1794-1813.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Madan, bp. of Bristol, pubd. 6 Feb. 1794 (Lond. Gaz. no. 13621); issued s.d. (P.R.O., Index 16816; PDC.CE/18). El. 10 Feb.; royal assent 20 Feb.; abp's conf. 7 March (PDC.ML/864 pp. 282-5; Lamb., Reg. Moore ff. 293v-303). Temps. 17 March (P.R.O., Index 16816; PDC.CE/10). Enthr. by proxy 21 March (Inst. AB 10 p. 148; PDC.ML/864 pp. 286-7). D. 8 Nov. 1813 (Gent. Mag. 1813, lxxxiii (2) 508-9).

John Parsons D.D. 1813-1819.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Parsons, dean of Bristol, pubd. 16 Nov. 1813 (Lond. Gaz. no. 16807); issued 23 Nov. (P.R.O., Index 16816; PDC.CE/19). El. 29 Nov.; royal assent 6 Dec.; abp's conf. 11 Dec.; cons. 12 Dec. (PDC.ML/864 pp. 449-58; Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 223v-232v). Temps. 1 Jan. 1814 (P.R.O., Index 16816). Enthr. by proxy 17 Feb. (PDC.ML/864 pp. 460-1). D. 12 March 1819 (Gent. Mag. 1819, lxxxix (1) 481).

Herbert Marsh D.D. 1819-1839.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Marsh, bp. of Llandaff, pubd. 22 March 1819 (Lond. Gaz. no. 17462); issued 1 Apr. (P.R.O., Index 16816; PDC.CE/20). El. 8 Apr.; royal assent 26 Apr.; abp's conf. 28 Apr. (PDC.ML/864 pp. 612-19; Lamb., Reg. Sutton I ff. 288-295v). D. 1 May 1839 (Gent. Mag. 1839, 3rd ser. xii (2) 86-8).

George Davys D.D. 1839-1864.

Congé d'élire and letter missive for Davys, dean of Chester, pubd. 7 May 1839 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19732); issued 11 May (P.R.O., Index 16816; PDC.CE/21). El. 20 May; royal assent 28 May; abp's conf. 14 June; cons. 16 June (PDC.ML/866 pp. 72-81; Lamb., Reg. Howley pp. 304-20). Temps. 28 June (P.R.O., Index 16816). Enthr. 31 Aug. (PDC.ML/866 pp. 80-1). D. 18 Apr. 1864 (Gent. Mag. 1864, 3rd ser. xvi (1) 669, 796-7).

Footnotes

  • 1. Formerly abbot of Peterborough (L. & P. XV no. 1032, p. 549).
  • 2. In accordance with Stat. 1 Will. & Mary c. 8 s. 7, by which the holders of any benefice who had not sworn allegiance to William and Mary were suspended 1 Aug. 1689, and depriv. 1 Feb. 1690.