Bishops of Ely

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'Bishops of Ely', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 4: Monastic cathedrals (southern province) (1963), pp. 13-16. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32712 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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BISHOPS OF ELY

[John de Langeton 1298.]

[John Salmon O.S.B. 1298.]

Ralph de Walpole 1299-1302.

Lic. el. gr. 24 Apr. 1298 (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 345). Salmon el. by majority of chapt. but k. gr. assent 19 July for el. of Langeton, by minority of chapt. (ibid. p. 357). Appeal by both parties to curia, pope trans. Walpole from Norwich and prov. Salmon to bpc. of Norwich, 5 June 1299 (CPL. 1 582). Temps. 10 Oct. (CPR. 1292-1301 p. 441). D. 10 March 1302 (Wharton 1640).

Robert de Orford O.S.B. 1302-1310.

El. 14 Apr. 1302 (Brit. Mus., Harley MS. 258 f. 87b). Royal assent 6 May (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 36). Abp. refused assent, bp. el. appealed at curia (Reg. Winchelsey 1636, 644). Papal assent 22 Oct. (Reg. Sede Vacante p. 312). Cons. at Rome by bp. of Albano 28 Oct. (CPL. 1604). Temps. 4 Feb. 1303 (CPR. 1301-1307 p. 111). D. 21 Jan. 1310 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 113).

John de Ketene O.S.B. 1310-1316.

Lic. el. gr. 10 Feb. 1310 (CPR. 1307-1313 p. 208). El. 26 Feb.-2 March (Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 41612 ff. 49-50). Assent of Ketene to el. 11 March (ibid. f. 52). Royal assent 21 March (CPR. 1307-1313 p. 215). Assent of abp. 10 July (Reg. Winchelsey 11 1115-16). Temps. 18 July (CPR. 1307-1313 p. 268). Cons. and profession to Canterbury 6 Sept. at Canterbury (Cant., Reg. A f. 299/247). D. 14 May 1316 (Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 41612 f. 37b).

John de Hothom 1316-1337.

Lic. el. gr. 1 June 1316 (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 465). El. 11-14 June (Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 41612 f. 37b). El. notified to Hothom 14 June (ibid). Petition to k. for conf. 14 June (ibid. f. 38). Royal assent 20 June (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 479). Assent of abp. 17 July (Lamb., Reg. Reynolds f. 117). Temps. 20 July (CPR. 1313-1317 p. 517). Cons. and profession to Canterbury at Canterbury 3 Oct. (Cant., Reg. A f. 299/247). D. 14 Jan. 1337 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 123).

[John de Crauden O.S.B. 1337.]

M. Simon de Montacute M.A. 1337-1345.

Lic. el. gr. 3 March 1337 (CPR. 1334-1338 p. 386). El. 12 March, of Crauden (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 124). El. set aside by trans. of Montacute from Worcester 14 March (CPL. 11 540). Temps. 11 June (CPR. 1334-1338 p. 462). Profession to Canterbury 31 July (Cant., Reg. A f. 299/247). D. 20 June 1345 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 128).

[Alan de Walsingham O.S.B. 1345.]

M. Thomas de Lisle or de Insula O.P., D.Th. 1345-1361.

Lic. el. sought 22 June 1345 (P.R.O., C 84/24/42). Gr. 28 June (CPR. 1343-1345 p. 486). Walsingham el. 7 July (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 128b). Set aside by prov. of Lisle 15 July (CPL. 111 198). Cons. at Avignon 24 July (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 128b). Temps. 10 Sept. (CPR. 1343-1345 p. 548). Profession to Canterbury 9 Sept. (Cant., Reg. A f. 299/247). Enthroned 27 Nov. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 132b). D. 23 June 1361 (ibid. f. 142).

[M. Reginald Bryan Lic.C.L. 1361.

Trans. from Worcester proposed 1361 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 236). D. 10 Dec. before complete (ibid. f. 240b).]

[John Buckingham 1362.]

Simon Langham O.S.B. 1362-1366.

Lic. el. sought n.d. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 142). El. of Buckingham, bp. of Lincoln, n.d. (ibid. f. 142b). Set aside by prov. of Langham, 10 Jan. 1362 (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 236). Temps. 19 March (CPR. 1361-1364 p. 184). Cons. 20 March at St. Paul's, London by bp. of Winchester (Winchester, Reg. Edington 11 f. 58b). Enthroned March (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 142b). (fn. 1) Trans. to Canterbury 24 July 1366.

M. John Barnet senior B.C.L. 1366-1373.

Trans. from Bath and Wells 15 Dec. 1366 (Reg. Langham pp. 261-2). Temps. 28 Apr. 1367 (CPR. 1364-1367 p. 387). Profession to Canterbury and spir. 2 May (Reg. Langham p. 262). Enthroned 15 Aug. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 143b). D. 7 June 1373 (Lamb., Reg. Wittlesey f. 139).

[Henry de Wakefield 1373.]

[John Woodrowe 1373.]

M. Thomas Arundell B.A. 1373-1388.

Lic. el. sought 10 June 1373 (P.R.O., C 84/30/50). Gr. 12 June (CPR. 1370-1374 p. 296). K. recommended John Woodrowe (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 143b). Chapt. el. Wakefield (ibid.). Royal assent sought 28 June (P.R.O., C 84/50/51). Gr. 1 July (CPR. 1370-1374 p. 319). Set aside by prov. of Arundell 13 Aug. (Reg. Arundell f. 1). Spir. 16 March 1374 (Lamb., Reg. Wittlesey f. 139b). Cons. 9 Apr. at Otford, profession to Canterbury s.d. (ibid.). Temps. 5 May (CPR. 1370-1374 p. 435). Enthroned 20 Apr. 1376 (Reg. Arundell f. 14b). Trans. to York 3 Apr. 1388.

John de Fordham 1388-1425.

Trans. from Durham 3 Apr. 1388 (Reg. Fordham f. 3). Profession to Canterbury at Barnwell, Cambs., 27 Sept. (ibid. f. 1). Temps. 27 Sept. (CPR. 1385-1389 p. 510). Enthroned 24 Oct. 1389 (Reg. Fordham f. 9b). D. 19 Nov. 1425 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 144).

[Peter de Ely O.S.B. 1425.]

[M. William Alnwyk O.S.B., D.C.L. 1425.]

M. Philip Morgan D.Cn. & C.L. 1426-1435.

Lic. el. sought 25 Nov. 1425 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 144b). Gr. 3 Dec. (CPR. 1422-1429 p. 321). K. requested chapt. to el. Alnwyk, but el. Ely, 5 Jan. 1426 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 144b). Morgan trans. from Worcester 27 Feb. (Reg. Chichele 1 91). Temps. 22 Apr. (CPR. 1422-1429 p. 335). Profession to Canterbury 26 Apr. (Reg. Chichele 1 91-2). Enthroned 23 Feb. 1427 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 144b). D. 25 Oct. 1435 (ibid.).

[M. Robert Fitzhugh D.Th. 1435.]

[M. Thomas Rodburn Lic.Th. 1436.]

[M. Thomas Bourgchier D.Th. 1436.]

Louis de Luxemburg Card. pr. of SS. Quattuor Coronati, abp. of Rouen. 1437-1443.

Lic. el. sought 26 Oct. 1435 (Liber B f. 46). Gr. 30 Oct. (CPR. 1429-1436 p. 491). Fitzhugh el. but d. before trans. from London complete (Wharton 1 668). Rodburn recommended by k., but chapt. refused to el. (ibid. p. 669). Trans. of Bourgchier from Worcester proposed by pope, 27 Aug. 1436 (Reg. Chichele 1 p. xciv). K. refused assent and recommended Luxemburg to pope (Official Correspondence of Thomas Bekynton (R.S. 56) 14). Prov. 22 June 1437 (CPL. viii 626). Temps. 3 Apr. 1438 (CPR. 1436- 1441 p. 154). Right to be styled perpetual administrator of bpc. conf., 4 Oct. (ibid. p. 245). Spir. 18 Aug./16 Nov. (CPL. viii 254; Wharton 1 668). Gr. of full privileges as bp. by Parliament 26 Nov. 1439 (CPR. 1436-1441 p. 426). D. 18 Sept. 1443 (Wharton 1 671).

M. Thomas Bourgchier D.Th. (again) 1443-1454.

Lic. el. gr. 14 Oct. 1443 (CPR. 1441-1446 p. 225). Trans. from Worcester 20 Dec. (P.R.O., Papal Bulls 37 (17) ). Temps. 27 Feb. 1444 (CPR. 1441-1446 p. 251). Profession to Canterbury 28 Feb. (Lamb., Reg. Stafford f. 13). Enthroned 27 March 1447 (Reg. Bourgchier f. 12). Trans. to Canterbury 21 June 1454.

M. William Gray D.Th. 1454-1478.

Prov. 21 June 1454 (Reg. Gray f. 1). Temps. 6 Sept. (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 204). Profession to Canterbury s.d. (Reg. Bourgchier p. 12). Cons. 8 Sept. at Mortlake (Reg. Gray f. 1). Enthroned 20 March 1457 (Wharton 1 672). D. 4 Aug. 1478 (ibid. p. 673).

M. John Morton D.C.L. 1478-1486.

Mand. to chapt. from k. to el. Morton 8 Aug. 1478 (Wharton 1673). Prov. 24 Dec. (P.R.O., Papal Bulls 37 (32) ). Temps. 4 Jan. 1479 (CPR. 1476-1485 p. 131). Cons. 31 Jan. at Lambeth by abp. (Brit. Mus., Harley MS. 3721 f. 64). Enthroned 29 Aug. 1480 (ibid.). Trans. to Canterbury 6 Oct. 1486.

M. John Alcock D.C.L. 1486-1500.

Trans. from Worcester 6 Oct. 1486 (Reg. Alcock f. 1). Temps. 7 Dec. (CPR. 1485-1494 p. 143). Profession to Canterbury through bp. of Rochester s.d. (Reg. Alcock f. 1b). Enthroned 17 Dec. (ibid. f. 2b). D. 1 Oct. 1500 (Wharton 1675).

M. Richard Redmayn O.Prem. 1501-1505.

Trans. from Exeter 26 May 1501 (PCC Blamyr f. 13b). Temps. 26 Sept. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 253). D. 24/25 Aug. 1505 (Lamb., Reg. Warham 11 ff. 124-124b).

M. James Stanley D.Cn.L. 1506-1515.

Prov. 18 July 1506 (Eubel 111 191). Temps. 5 Nov. (CPR. 1494-1509 p. 540). D. 22 March 1515 (Eubel 111 191).

M. Nicholas West D.C.L. 1515-1533.

Custody of temps. gr. 18 May 1515 (L. & P. 11 i No. 472). Plenary restitution 6 Sept. (ibid. No. 882). Prov. 27 Nov. (Eubel 111 191). Lic. alibi cons. 7 Dec. (Cant., Reg. T f. 128). Cons. at Lambeth 7 Oct. (sic) (R.S.A.). Enthroned 21 Feb. 1516 (Reg. West f. 6). D. 28 Apr. 1533 (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 83b).

[M. Nicholas Hawkins D.C.L. 1533.]

M. Thomas Goodrich D.Th. 1534-1554.

Hawkins nominated as bp. 17 June 1533 (L. & P. vi No. 661), but occ. as archdcn. of Ely 20 Dec. (ibid. No. 1546). D. by 28 Jan. 1534 (ibid. vii No. 115 (2)). Lic. el. gr. 6 March (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer f. 83). El. of Goodrich 17 March (ibid. f. 82b). El. notified to bp. el. 20 March (ibid. f. 85). Royal assent 3 Apr. (ibid. f. 82b). Assent of abp. s.d. (ibid. f. 85). Cons. 19 Apr. by abp. at Croydon (ibid. f. 87b). Custody of temps. gr. 2 Apr. (L. & P. vii No. 587 (18) ). Plenary restitution 20 Apr. (ibid. No. 587 (28)). D. 10 May 1554 (Eubel 111 191).

Footnotes

1 Langham was said to have been enthroned 'In festo decollacionis S. Johannis Baptiste, anno 1361 finiente'. The festival is on 29 August, but on this date in 1361 Langham had not been elected. March is suggested as the enthronement is described as taking place at the end of the year.


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