Priors of Coventry

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'Priors of Coventry', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 10: Coventry and Lichfield diocese (1964), pp. 4-5. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32257 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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PRIORS OF COVENTRY

Henry de Leycester (fn. 1) O.S.B. 1294-1342.

Lic. el. sought 12 Jan. 1294 (P.R.O., C 84/11/37). Petition to k. for conf. of el. 27 Jan. (P.R.O., C 84/11/38). Royal assent 4 Feb. (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 61). Temps. 11 Feb. (ibid. p. 62). D. 1342 (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) ff. 38b-39).

William Irreys O.S.B. 1342-1349.

El. 1342, n.d. (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) ff. 38b-39). Royal assent 24 Apr. (CPR. 1340-1343 p. 390). Assent of bp. s.d. (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) f. 39). Temps. 4 May (CPR. 1340-1343 p. 431). D. before 10 Aug. 1349 (CPR. 1348-1350 p. 357).

William de Dunstable O.S.B. 1349-1361.

Royal assent to el. 10 Aug. 1349 (CPR. 1348-1350 p. 357). Assent of bp. 26 Aug. (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) f. 49). Mand. to install s.d. (ibid.). Temps. 1 Sept. (CPR. 1348-1350 p. 373). Res. before 13 July 1361 (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 42).

William de Greneburgh O.S.B. 1361-1390.

Royal assent to el. 13 July 1361 (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 42). Assent of bp. 23 July (Reg. IV (Stretton) f. 8b). Temps. 27 July (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 47). D. before 12 Sept. 1390 (P.R.O., C 84/34/42).

James de Horton O.S.B. 1390-1396.

Lic. el. sought 12 Sept. 1390 (P.R.O., C 84/34/42). Petition for royal assent to el. 23 Sept. (P.R.O., C 84/34/44). Royal assent 27 Sept. (CPR. 1388-1392 p. 303). Assent of bp. 30 Sept. (Reg. VI (Scrope) f. 7). Temps. 7 Oct. (CPR. 1388-1392 p. 305). D. before 21 June 1396 (P.R.O., C 84/36/32).

Roger de Coton O.S.B. 1396-1399.

Lic. el. sought 21 June 1396 (P.R.O., C 84/36/32). Petition for royal assent 7 July (P.R.O., C 84/36/33). Royal assent 9 July (CPR. 1396-1399 pp. 11-12). Assent of bp. 4 Aug. (Reg. VI (Scrope) f. 11). Temps. 17 Aug. (CPR. 1396-1399 p. 20). Res. before 16 Apr. 1399 (P.R.O., C 84/37/40).

Richard Crosby O.S.B. 1399-1437.

Lic. el. sought 16 Apr. 1399 (P.R.O., C 84/37/40). Gr. 23 Apr. (CPR. 1396-1399 p. 544). Petition for royal assent 1 May (P.R.O., C 84/37/40). Gr. 4 May (CPR. 1396-1399 p. 577). Assent of bp. 10 May (Reg. VII (Burghill) f. 6). D. before 5 Apr. 1437 (P.R.O., C 84/45/17).

Richard Nottingham O.S.B. 1437-1453.

Lic. el. sought 5 Apr. 1437 (P.R.O., C 84/45/17). Gr. 9 Apr. (CPR. 1436-1441 p. 18). Petition for royal assent 23 Apr. (P.R.O., C 84/45/20). Gr. 28 Apr. (CPR. 1436-1441 p. 44). Assent of bp. 11 May (Reg. IX (Heyworth) f. 35b). Temps. 17 May (CPR. 1436-1441 p. 56). D. before 7 March 1453 (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 45).

John Shotteswell O.S.B. 1453-1461.

Lic. el. gr. 7 March 1453 (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 45). Royal assent 15 March (ibid.). Temps. 21 March (ibid. p. 49). D. 30 Oct. 1461 (P.R.O., C 84/48/33).

Thomas Deram O.S.B. 1461-1481.

Lic. el. sought 30 Oct. 1461 (P.R.O., C 84/48/32). Gr. 5 Nov. (CPR. 1461-1467 p. 90). Royal assent sought 11 Nov. (P.R.O., C 84/48/33). Assent of bp. 21 Nov. (Reg. XII (Hals) f. 126b). D. 14 Apr. 1481 (P.R.O., C 84/51/56).

Richard Coventry O.S.B. 1481-1501.

Lic. el. sought 16 Apr. 1481 (P.R.O., C 84/51/56). Gr. 19 Apr. (CPR. 1476-1485 p. 278). Assent of bp. notified to k. 14 May (P.R.O., C 84/51/58). Temps. 4 June (CPR. 1476-1485 p. 257). D. before 6 Feb. 1501 (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 227).

William Pollesworth O.S.B. 1501-1516.

Lic. el. gr. 6 Feb. 1501 (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 227). Royal assent 19 Feb. (ibid.). Assent of bp. 27 Feb. (Reg. xiii (Arundel) f. 205b). Temps. 26 March (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 228). D. before 14 Oct. 1516 (L. & P. 11 i No. 2489 (2)).

John Impingham O.S.B. 1516-1517.

Lic. el. sought 14 Oct. 1516 (L. & P. 11 i No. 2489 (2)). Gr. 26/29 Oct. (ibid.). Petition for royal assent 5 Nov. (ibid. No. 2574). Gr. 10 Nov. (ibid.). Temps. 7/10 Feb. 1517 (ibid. ii No. 2899 (1)). D. before 16 June (ibid. No. 3400 (2)).

John Webbe O.S.B. 1517-1527.

Lic. el. sought 16 June 1517 (L & P. 11 ii No. 3400). Gr. 21/25 June (ibid.). Royal assent 4/11 July (ibid. No. 3464). Temps. 24/28 July (ibid. No. 3529). Res. before 2 July 1527 (ibid. IV ii No. 3292).

Thomas Wyford O.S.B. 1527-1538.

Lic. el. sought 2 July 1527 (L. & P. IV ii No. 3292). Gr. 22 July (ibid. No. 3292 (2)). Royal assent 27 Aug. (ibid. No. 3389). Temps. 11 Oct. (ibid. No. 3487). Res. before 2 March 1538 (ibid. xiii i No. 646 (5)).

Thomas Carnswell O.S.B. 1538-1539.

Royal assent to el. 2/4 March 1538 (L. & P. xiii i No. 646 (5)). Temps. 21 March (ibid. No. 646 (54)). Prior at time of surrender of priory 15 Jan. 1539 (Brit. Mus., Egerton MS. 2603 f. 26).

Footnotes

1 A prior Henry de Irreys is said to have been el. in 1322 (VCH. Warwicks. 11 58), but there is no reference to any prior by this name. 'Henry' prior occ. 1321 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Cleopatra D. ix f. 75), and 1322 (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) f. 5). 'Henry called Houwhel' occ. 25 Apr. 1324 (CPL. 11 237). In 1342 it was stated (Reg. 11 (Northburgh) f. 38b) that an el. was held at Coventry because the priorate was vac. by the d. of Henry de Leycester the former prior.


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