Priors of Ely

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1963

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'Priors of Ely', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 4: Monastic cathedrals (southern province) (1963), pp. 16-17. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32713 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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PRIORS OF ELY

Robert de Orford O.S.B. 1299-1302.

El. after 18 June 1299 (Reg. Winchelsey 1688-91). Bp. of Ely 1302.

William de Clare O.S.B. 1303.

El. and d. 1303 (Sacrist Rolls of Ely, ed. F. R. Chapman (1907) 11 18).

John de Fresingfeld O.S.B. ?-1321.

Occ. 24 Dec. 1303 (Brit. Mus., Egerton MS. 3047 f. 177b). Res. 16 Feb. 1321. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 115b).

John de Crauden O.S.B. 1321-1341.

El. after 30 March 1321 (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 125b). D. 25 Sept. 1341 (Reg. Montacute f. 25).

Alan de Walsingham O.S.B. 1341-?

Nicholas de Copaunford O.S.B. 1341.

Lic. el. gr. 12 Oct. 1341 (Reg. Montacute f. 25b). Walsingham el. by majority of chapt. 25 Oct. (ibid.). Copaunford el. by minority of chapt. (Brit. Mus., Cotton MS. Titus A. i f. 126). El. of Walsingham conf. by bp. 19 Nov. (Reg. Montacute f. 25b). Instal. 20 Nov. (ibid.). Occ. 12 July 1363 (Brit. Mus., Egerton MS. 3047 f. 224).

William Hathfield O.S.B.

Mentioned as predecessor of John de Buketon, prior in 1366; 'Willelmus Hathfield nuper prior loci predicti, predecessor predicti nunc prioris' (Brit. Mus., Egerton MS. 3047 f. 218b).

John de Buketon O.S.B. ?-1396/7.

Occ. March 1366 (Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 41612 f. 105). D. Michaelmas 1396/7: 'Expensis factis circa sepulturam fratris Johannis Buketon nuper prioris' (Treasurer's Roll No. 10).

William Walpole O.S.B. ?-1401.

Occ. 29 Sept. 1397 (Reg. Fordham f. 126). Res. 20/23 Sept. 1401 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 494).

William Powcher O.S.B. 1401-?

Mand. to install 24 Sept. 1401 (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 f. 495). Instal. 21 Oct. (Wharton 1685).

Edmund Walsingham O.S.B. 1418, 1424.

Occ. 18 Aug. 1418 (Liber B f. 134b). Occ. 8 Oct. 1424 (ibid. f. 116).

Peter de Ely O.S.B. ?-1430/1431.

Probably el. March 1425 'sub finem anni' (Wharton 1685). Occ. Apr. 1425 (Liber B f. 145). Occ. 1 Jan. 1431 (sic) (Brit. Mus., Egerton MS. 3047 f. 219b; Liber B f. 83b-year given as 9 Hen. VI).

William Wells O.S.B. 1430.

Occ. 1 Oct. 1430 (Liber B f. 117b).

Henry of Peterborough O.S.B. ?-1478.

Occ. 10 July 1462 (Reg. Gray f. 110). Res. 26 July 1478 (Wharton 1672).

Roger Westminster O.S.B. 1478-?

El. 28 July 1478 (Wharton 1672). Occ. 15 Nov. 1499 (Liber B f. 157b).

Robert Colville O.S.B. 1500, 1510.

Occ. 30 Oct. 1500 (Wharton 1685). Occ. 15 Aug. 1510 (Liber B f. 186b).

William Wittlesey O.S.B. 1510, 1515.

Occ. 27 Sept. 1510 (Liber B f. 186b). Occ. 26 June 1515 (Lamb., Reg. Warham 11 f. 277).

William Foliot O.S.B. ?-1516.

Occ. 1515 (Wharton 1685). Res. 27 March 1516 (Reg. West f. 55).

John Cottenham O.S.B. 1516-1522.

Lic. el. sought 27 March 1516 (Reg. West f. 55). Gr. s.d. (ibid.). El. 29 March (ibid. f. 55b), el. notified to bp. 31 March (ibid. ff. 55b-58). D. 1522 (Wharton 1685).

M. Robert de Wells or Steward O.S.B., M.A. 1522-1557.

El. 1522 (Wharton 1685). Dn. of new foundation 1541 (ibid.). D. 22 Dec. 1557 (ibid. p. 686).



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