I am very grateful to Professor Kathleen Major, who not only allowed me to consult
her notes on the Lincoln clergy of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also read
the draft of the Fasti and made many helpful criticisms and suggestions.
A special note of thanks is due to Miss Judith A. Cripps, who has given valuable
assistance in the collection of material relating to the endowments of the dignities
and prebends of Lincoln, and has kindly contributed two notes on problems of
particular complexity and interest.