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'Prebendaries: Holbourn', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 1: St. Paul's, London (1968), pp. 53-55. URL: Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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See lists in Cats. I fo. 91v, II fo. 110/117r.


First preb. in cats., 'Walterus archidiaconus'. Always occ. as archdcn., without territ. title, but presum. of Essex, by June 1102, to 1111/12 or later.

Richard [Ruffus I]

Occ. in cats. between Walter and Richard Junior, 'Ricardus nepos archid. [arch'i, Cat. II]'. Almost certainly to be identified with Richard Ruffus I, archdcn. of Essex prob. from before Jan. 1127, to d. in 1167. In this case there is an error in cats., which should read 'Ricardus nepos episcopi archidiaconus' (see conjecture in G.F. p. 280). Possibly preb. of Consumpta after 1150.

Richard Junior

Occ. in cats. between Richard [Ruffus I] and Robert Meldensis, 'Ricardus junior'. First occ., prob. as can., [1164 × 71] (Gibbs no. 169), (fn. 1) and perhaps earlier, [1162 × 74] (A/11/1071, pd. in Rep. p. 12a; A/71/1797, cal. in Rep. p. 50b). (fn. 2) Occ. as can. c. 1192 (D.S.R. I). Last occ. as can. after Dec. 1213 (charter roll of Holy Trinity, Aldgate: B.M., Cotton Roll xiii. 18 no. 10). D. as can. by June 1214 (Curia Regis Rolls VII 138). Commem. 22 Apr. (Obit. I fo. IIV), 23 Apr. (Obits. II fo. 108r, III fo. 95r, IV pp. 65, 82; cf. WD 1 fo. 46b). So presum. d. Apr. 1214. Brother of Richard Ruffus II (preb. of Twiford, see below p. 81), and perhaps son of Richard Ruffus I (see G.F. pp. 272, 280).

M. Robert Meldensis

Occ. in cats. between Richard Junior and William Brunus, 'Robertus Meldens'. Prob. not yet can. when occ. [21 Apr. × 30 Dec. 1196] (A/25/643, cal. in Rep. p. 27b), (fn. 3) and after June 1199 (A/35/957).4 Occ. as can. [c. 1214 × Sept. 1216] (Gibbs no. 145), (fn. 5) and 1215/16 (A/39/1369). Occ., not called can., after Nov. 1216 (Moore, St. Barts. I 297 n. 2).

[M. Alard de Burnham (fn. 6)

Does not occ. in cats. Said to have been preb. of Holbourn (Statutes p. 141), presum. [1215 × Sept. 1216], while dean.]

William Brunus

Occ. in cats. between Robert Meldensis and Eustace de Fauconberg, 'Willelmus Brunus'. Occ., not a can., [June 1199 × Sept. 1216] (A/35/957). (fn. 7) Does not occ. as can.

Eustace de Fauconberg

Occ. in cats. between William Brunus and Peter de Colle Medio, 'Eustachius de Faucunburgia [Faukunburg', Cat. II]'. Does not occ. as can. Royal treas. Nov. 1217- Oct. 1228 (Tout, Chapters VI 18). Bp. of London, el. Feb., cons. Apr. 1221.

M. Peter de Colle Medio

Occ. in cats. between Eustace de Fauconberg and Alexander de Hales, 'Petrus de Colle Medio Rom' [Roman', Cat. II]'. Occ. this preb. [c. 1216 × July 1228] (St. Barts. Hosp., box St. Andrew, Holborn, no. 19; cf. Moore, St. Barts. 1 354). (fn. 1) Papal chapl. and member of household of Pandulph, papal legate, occ. Sept. 1219 (C.P.R. 1216-25 p. 205) and 1228 (C.P.R. 1225-32 pp. 214, 215). Occ. as king's clk. Sept. 1219 (C.P.R. 1216-25 p. 205). Abp. of Rouen, prov. 12 Aug. 1236 (Reg. Greg. IX no. 3281), cons. between 1 and 10 July 1237 (ibid. nos. 3769, 3771).

M. Alexander de Hales

Occ. in cats. between Peter de Colle Medio and William de Wellebourne, 'Alexander de Hales'. Does not occ. as can. Perhaps became can. after dispersion of university of Paris, 1229 (cf. Fr. Rogeri Bacon Opera . . . Inedita, ed. J. S. Brewer (Rolls ser. xv) pp. 325-6). Entered Franciscan order after Aug. 1235 (see R. B. Brooke, Early Franciscan Government (Cambridge, 1959) p. 162 n.).

M. William de Wellebourne

Occ. in cats. between Alexander de Hales and John Le Franceis, 'Willelmus de Welleburh [Wellebourne, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. 14 Dec. 1237 (Gibbs nos. 98, 100). Last occ. 9 Dec. 1250 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 47v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'B'), and perhaps later, [Nov. 1250 × March 1252/3] (A/36/1022). (fn. 2) Commem. 19 Nov. (Obits. II fo. 110r, III fo. 96v). If d. as preb., presum. d. Nov. 1251.

John Le Franceis

Occ. in cats. between William de Wellebourne and Robert Burnell, 'Johannes Fransigena'. Occ. this preb. 1 Dec. 1251 (A/2/617, cal. in Rep. p. 3a). D. c. 1255 (Chron. Maj. v 535).

Robert Burnell

Occ. in cats. between John Le Franceis and Ralph de Baldock, 'Robertus Burnel'. Does not occ. as can. Royal chanc. Sept. 1274-Oct. 1292 (Tout, Chapters VI 6). Bp. of Bath and Wells, el. Jan., cons. Apr. 1275.

M. Ralph de Baldock

Occ. in cats. between Robert Burnell and Nicholas Lovetot, 'Radulphus de Baudak'. Occ., not yet can., 26 Feb. 1275 (reg. J. Stokesley: Guildhall Libr., MS. 9531/11 fo. 155r-v). Does not occ. this preb., and presum. transf. to preb. of Newington before Feb. 1291. Also archdcn. of Middlesex by June 1278, to Oct. 1294. [? Also preb. of Islington.]

M. Nicholas Lovetot

Occ. in cats. between Ralph de Baldock and Walter de Langeton, 'Nicholaus de Luvetot' (Cat. I) 'Nicholaus Lovetot' (Cat. II). Occ. as preb. of St. Paul's once only: 13 Feb. 1291 (Reg. Nic. IV no. 4179). As M. Nicholas Lovetot, rector of Adlingfleet (Yorks., West), he was ordained pr. at Hythe (Kent) by abp. of Canterbury, June 1291 (Reg. J. Pecham II 31).

M. Walter de Langeton

Occ. in cats. between Nicholas Lovetot and William de Greenfield, 'Walterus de Langeton [Langetone, Cat. II]'. Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor), (fn. 1) and as preb. of St. Paul's 2 Oct. 1295 (Reg. Bon. VIII no. 415). Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, el. Feb., cons. Dec. 1296.

M. William de Greenfield

Occ. in cats. between Walter de Langeton and Thomas de Southwark, 'magister Willelmus de Grenefeld [Cat. II omits magister]'. Does not occ. as can. Abp. of York, el. Dec. 1304, cons. Jan. 1306.


1 Peter, abbot of Quarr, had been succeeded by 1171 (see G.F. p. 280 n.).
2 Temp. Godfrey, treas. (above p. 21).
3 Temp. Alard de Burnham, archdcn. of London (above p. 10), and before Alan the chapl. became can. (preb. of Mora, below p. 62).
4 Temp. Alard de Burnham, dean (above p. 6).
5 Temp. Gilbert de Plesseto, archdcn. of London (above p. 10), and Alard de Burnham, dean (p. 6).
6 Cf. above p. 6 n. 1.
7 Temp. Alard de Burnham, dean (above p. 6).
1 Temp. Robert de Watford, dean (above p. 6).
2 Temp. John de Cheham, can. (preb. of Brownswood, above p. 31), and Richard de Wendover, can. (preb. of Rugmere, p. 76).
1 See below App. II.