WINCHESTER
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'WINCHESTER: Bishops', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 2: Monastic cathedrals (northern and southern provinces) (1971), pp. 85-87. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33876 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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BISHOPS OF WINCHESTER

Stigand

Cons. to bpric. of Elmham 3 Apr. 1043, but depr. 1052. Nom. to Winchester after 29 Aug. 1047, and to Canterbury after 14 Sept. 1052. Excomm. Depr. c. 11 Apr. 1070. D. 1072. See above p. 3.

Walkelin

King's chapl. Nom. 23 May, cons. 30 May 1070 (Flor. Wig. 11 6, 7). D. 3 Jan. 1098 (ibid. p. 41). Commem. 3 Jan. (Winchester obit.: B.M., Add. MS. 29436 fo. 73r). (fn. 1)

William Giffard

Royal chanc. Nom. 3 or 4 Aug. 1100 (A.S.C., 'E' p. 176). First occ. as bp.-el. [5 Aug. 1100] (Regesta 11 nos. 488, 490-1; cf. ibid. p. ix). Temps. prob. 1100 (Flor. Wig. 11 52). Cons. 11 Aug. 1107 (Eadmer, H.N. p. 187). Prof. obed. [1107] (Canterbury, Cart. Ant. C.115/4). D. prob. shortly before 25 Jan. 1129, when he was buried (John Worc. p. 29; A.S.C., 'E' p. 195). Commem. 23 Jan. (Winchester obits.: B.M., Add. MS. 29436 fos. 48v, 73r). (fn. 2)

Henry of Blois (fn. 3)

Previously and concurrently abbot of Glastonbury (Ben., Somt.). Nom. 4 Oct. 1129 (Ann. Margam p. 12; cf. John Worc. p. 29). Cons. 17 Nov. 1129 (John Worc. p. 29; cf. Gerv. Cant. 11 381). Prof. obed., n.d. (Woodruff, Professions p. 168). Papal legate for England from 1 March 1139 (Will. Malmesbury, Historia Novella, ed. K. R. Potter (1955) p. 29) to 24 Sept. 1143 (see Tillmann, Legaten p. 46). D. either 8 Aug. 1171 (Diceto 1 347) or 9 Aug. (chron. Cluny: Rec. Hist. France XII 315). Commem. 8 Aug. (Chartres obit.: Obituaires de la Province de Sens, ed. A. Molinier and A. Longnon, 11 (Paris, 1906) 81); 9 Aug. (Canterbury obits. II fo. 37v, III fo. 209r).

Richard of Ilchester (fn. 4)

Archdcn. and treas. of Poitiers (cf. Diceto 1 319). El. 1 May 1173 (Ann. Wint. p. 61; cf. Diceto 1 368). Temps. 17 May 1173 (Diceto 1 368). Cons. 6 Oct. 1174 (ibid. p. 392). Prof. obed., n.d. (Woodruff, Professions p. 171). Enthr. 13 Oct. 1174 (Diceto 1 395). D. either 21 Dec. 1188 (Gesta Hen. II 11 58) or 22 Dec. (Diceto 11 58). Commem. 22 Dec. (Winchester obit.: B.M., Add. MS. 29436 fo. 44r; Canterbury obit. III fo. 247r).

Godfrey de Lucy

Archdcn. of Richmond (York dioc.) and Derby (Lichfield dioc.), dean of St. Martin le Grand, London, preb. of Exeter, Lincoln and London. El. 15 Sept. 1189 (Diceto 11 69). Cons. 22 Oct. 1189 (Ann. Margam p. 20; Ann. Waverley p. 246). Prof. obed., n.d. (Woodruff, Professions p. 171). D. 11 Sept. 1204 (Ann. Wint. p. 79) or 12 Sept. (Ann. Waverley p. 256). Commem. 11 Sept. (Wherwell obit.: M. R. James, Cat. MSS. St. John's Coll. Camb. (Cambridge, 1913) p. 91).

[M. Richard Poore

Dean of Salisbury. El., but qua. by pope 21 June 1205 (Innocent III, Cal. Letters no. 631; cf. ibid. no. 680).]

Peter des Roches

Archdcn. of Poitiers (Ann. Margam p. 27) and precentor of Lincoln. El. before 5 Feb. 1205 (Rot. Litt. Claus. 1 18b). Qua. by pope 21 June (Innocent III, Cal. Letters no. 631). Papal prov., and cons. 25 Sept. 1205 (Ann. Wint. p. 79). Temps. 24 March 1206 (Rot. Litt. Pat. p. 60b). Enthr. 26 March 1206 (Ann. Wint. p. 79; Ann. Worc. p. 393). D. 9 June 1238 (Ann. Wint. pp. 87-8; Chron. Maj. 111 489; cf. C.P.R. 1232-47 p. 224).

[Ralph de Neville

Bp. of Chichester (1224-44). Postulated before 28 Aug. 1238 (Close. R. 1237-42 p. 95), but royal objections (Chron. Maj. 111 495). Qua. by pope 17 Feb. 1239 (Reg. Greg. IX no. 4728; cf. Chron. Maj. 111 495, 525).]

William de Ralegh

Bp. of Norwich (above p. 57). Papal mandate for fresh el., dated 23 Feb. 1239 (Reg. Greg. IX no. 4727; cf. Chron. Maj. III 630), repeated 11 Jan. 1240 (Reg. Greg. IX no. 5019, cf. no. 5021). Royal lic. el. gr. 1 May 1240 (cart. of Winchester: B.M., Add. MS. 29436 fos. 37v-38r). Royal objections to el. of Ralegh, 1241 (Chron. Maj. iv 107-8, 159). (fn. 1) Papal conf. 17 Sept. 1243 (Reg. Innoc. IV no. 113; cf. Chron. Maj. iv 259). Royal appeal to pope by 18 Dec. 1243 (C.P.R. 1232-47 p. 413; Chron. Maj. iv 265). Papal rejection of appeal by 28 Feb. 1244 (Reg. Innoc. IV no. 505). Temps. 10 Sept. 1244 (C.P.R. 1232-47 p. 435; Ann. Waverley p. 332). D. shortly before 1 Sept. 1250, when he was buried (Ann. Wint. p. 92; Chron. Bury p. 92; Ann. Oseney p. 99). (fn. 2)

Aymer de Valence alias de Lusignan

Preb. of London; half-brother of Henry III. Lic. el. gr. 13 Oct. 1250 (C.P.R. 1247-58 p. 75). El. 4 Nov. 1250 (Ann. Wint. p. 92; Ann. Oseney p. 99). Royal assent presum. by 10 Nov. 1250 (Close R. 1247-51 p. 376). Papal conf. 14 Jan. 1251 (Ann. Wint. p. 92; Ann. Oseney p. 99); disp. to retain previous revenues after el. to bpric. in 1251 (Chron. Maj. v 224, 227, 241). Banished with other Poitevins 29 June 1258 (Ann. Oseney p. 119). (fn. 3) Cons. 16 May 1260 (ibid. p. 125). (fn. 4) D. in exile 4 Dec. 1260 (Ann. Wint. p. 98). (fn. 5)

[Andrew of London

William de Taunton

El. took place on 3 Feb. 1261, at which William de Taunton, abbot of Milton (Ben., Dorset), previously monk and prior of Winchester (see below p. 90), was el. by majority of chapter, and Andrew of London, prior of Winchester (see below p. 90), was el. by minority (Ann. Wint. pp. 98-9). Els. qua. by pope before 22 June 1262 (ibid.; Gerv. Cant. (cont.) 11 218; cf. below). Taunton disp. for illegitimacy 6 July 1262 (Reg. Urbain IV, Reg. Ordinaire no. 113).]

M. John of Exeter alias Gervais

Chanc. of York. Papal prov. 22 June 1262 (Reg. Urbain IV, Reg. Ordinaire no. 117). Prob. cons. 10 Sept. (ann. Lewes: B.M., Cotton MS. Tib. A. x fo. 170r; cf. Gerv. Cant. (cont.) 11 218). (fn. 1) Temps. 18 Oct. (C.P.R. 1258-66 p. 229). Prof. obed. c. Nov. or Dec. (Gerv. Cant. (cont.) 11 218; but Canterbury, Cart. Ant. C. 115/126 (Woodruff, Professions p. 175) gives 1261). Enthr. c. 25 Dec. 1262 (Gerv. Cant. (cont.) 11 218). D. either 19 Jan. 1268 (Ann. Worc. p. 457) or 20 Jan. (Ann. Wint. p. 106; Chrons. Edw. I and II 1 79).

M. Nicholas of Ely

Bp. of Worcester (below p. 101), trans. by papal prov. 2 March 1268 (Les Registres de Clément IV, ed. E. Jordan (Bibl. des capécoles Françaises d'Athènes et de Rome, 2nd ser. xi) nos. 1327-8). (fn. 2) Temps. 2 May (C.P.R. 1266-72 p. 222). Enthr. 27 May 1268 (Ann. Wint. p. 106; Chron. Wykes p. 217). D. 12 Feb. 1280 (Ann. Oseney and Chron. Wykes p. 283; Ann. Waverley p. 393; note in cart. of Wherwell: B.M., Egerton MS. 2104(A) fo. 45r). (fn. 3)

[Robert Burnell

Bp. of Bath and Wells (1275-92). Lic. el. gr. 18 Feb. 1280 (C.P.R. 1272-81 p. 363). El. 21 March (Ann. Waverley. p. 394). Qua. by pope 28 June 1280 (Reg. Nic. III no. 666).]

[Richard de la More

Archdcn. of Winchester (below p. 93), and subdean of Lincoln. Papal mandate for fresh el., dated 7 July 1280 (Reg. Nic. III nos. 667, 849). Royal lic. el. gr. 25 Sept. (C.P.R. 1272-81 p. 398). El. 6 Nov. (Ann. Waverley p. 394). Royal assent 15 Nov. 1280 (C.P.R. 1272-81 p. 404). Abp.'s conf. withheld because of pluralism (Reg. Epistolarum J. Peckham, ed. C. T. Martin (Rolls ser. lxxvii) 1 227-8, 277-8). Qua. by pope 1282 (Ann. Waverley p. 399). Res. by 9 June 1282 (Reg. Pontissara 11 373-5).]

M. John de Pontissara (fn. 4)

Archdcn. of Exeter and papal chapl. Papal prov. 9 June 1282 (Reg. Pontissara 11 373). Cons. before 15 June (ibid. pp. 373-6): therefore presum. cons. 14 June. Prof. obed. 1 Aug. (ibid. p. 383; cf. Woodruff, Professions p. 176). Temps. 11 Aug. (C.P.R. 1281-92 p. 33; Reg. Pontissara 11 384-5). Enthr. Sept. 1282 (Reg. G. Giffard 1 157). Still alive 4 Dec. 1304 (Reg. Pontissara 1 181), but said to have d. that day (Chrons. Edw. I and II 1 133).

Footnotes

1 Commem. 1 Jan. or after (Durham obit. II p. 140), 2 Jan. (Jumièges obit.: Rec. Hist. France XXIII 417a).
2 Commem. 24 Jan. (Durham obit. II p. 141).
3 Loir-et-Cher, France. He was son of Stephen, count of Blois, and brother of king Stephen.
4 Somt.; for his origins and surnames, see C. Duggan in Trans. Royal Hist. Soc. 5th ser. xvi (1966) 3-4. For the name 'Tokelivus' in a contemporary source, see 'Miracula S. Nectani', ed. P. Grosjean in Analecta Bollandiana lxxi (1953) 411, cf. ibid. pp. 376-7, 388.
1 Boniface of Savoy was postulated before 17 Feb. 1243 (C.P.R. 1232-47 p. 400), and occ. as postulant 22 Feb. and 2 July (ibid. pp. 365, 384). At the time he was also abp.-el. of Canterbury (above p. 7).
2 Chron. Wykes p. 101 gives date of d. as c. 1 Sept. 1250; and Chron. Maj. v 178 gives c. 21 Sept. The see was vacant 13 Sept. (C.P.R. 1247-58 p. 74).
3 On the events following the banishment, see R. F. Treharne in E.H.R. xl (1925) 403-11.
4 Thus were rendered invalid the elections of Henry de Wengham, who was el. Jan. 1259 (Chron. Maj. v 731; Ann. Wint. p. 97), and Andrew of London, prior of Winchester (below p. 90), who was el. between 15 July and 29 July 1259, when received royal assent (C.P.R. 1258-66 pp. 30, 35).
5 Ann. Oseney p. 126 gives c. 13 Dec.
1 Ann. Lewes gives Nativity of B. V. M. (8 Sept.) which was Friday; Gervase says before Michaelmas.
2 Ann. Wint. p. 106 gives '6 kal. March' (24 Feb.), perhaps intending '6 Non. March' (2 March).
3 Chron. Bury p. 71 gives 8 Feb.
4 From Pontoise, Seine-et-Oise, France; see Reg. Pontissara 1 p. x.