ARCHDEACONS OF WINCHESTER DIOCESE
It was not until the second half of the twelfth century that territorial titles were used
regularly by the archdeacons of the diocese of Winchester. The archdeacons who
occur before that time are listed in chronological order. After William of Chichester,
however, two lines of succession may be conjectured, corresponding to the later
titles of Winchester and Surrey:
||Stephen, 1107-c. 1128
|Richer or Richard, c. 1128
|Jocelin de Bohun, 1139-?1142
|[Hugh du Puiset, ?1142-?1153]
A useful list of the archdeacons of Surrey before 1400 is to be found in A. L.
Browne, 'The early archdeacons of Surrey', Surrey Archaeol. Collections xlvi (1938)
William of Chichester
Occ. as bp.'s archdcn. [1078 × 87] (Regesta 1 no. 270).
First occ. , together with Stephen, archdcn. (Cart. Winch. no. 9). (fn. 2) Bp. of
Verdun, nom. 1114 or 1115, cons. 1116, res. 1129 (Rec. Hist. France xiii 634-6, 641).
Called bp.'s archdcn. 1114/15 (Chron. Abingdon, ed. J. Stevenson (Rolls ser. ii) 11
First occ. , together with Henry, archdcn. (Cart. Winch. no. 9), (fn. 2) but occ.
perhaps earlier, [1100 × 9] (Anselm, Opp. 111 ep. no. 51). Occ. again together with
Henry, archdcn., 1114/15 (Chron. Abingdon, ed. J. Stevenson (Rolls ser. ii) 11 111-12).
Last. occ. together with Richer, archdcn., [c. 1128] (Mon. Ang. v 241). Called archdcn.
of Surrey [1117 × 40] (Cartularium Monasterii in Colecestria, ed. S. A. Moore (Roxburghe Club, 1897) 11 512).
Occ. as Richard, archdcn., [1115 × 28] (Ang. Sac. 1 279; cart. of Winchester: B.M.,
Add. MS. 29436 fos. 26r-v, 26v-27r) and [1126 × 28] (Cart. Winch. nos. 1, 2). Presum.
to be identified with Richer, archdcn., who occ. together with Stephen, [c. 1128] (Mon.
Ang. v 241), and alone, perhaps earlier (Reg. Pontissara 11 621, 622, where c. 1124
suggested, perhaps a little too early). (fn. 1) Richer, archdcn., held land in Sutton (Hants)
(V. H. Galbraith in E.H.R. xxxv (1920) 399). Richer archdcn. became Ben. monk of
Hyde (Winchester) before his d. (Liber Vitae of New Minster and Hyde, ed. W. de G.
Birch (Hants Record Soc., 1892) p. 30).
Jocelin de Bohun
First occ. as archdcn. [Jan. × Aug. 1139] (Regesta 111 no. 417). In office until became
bp. of Salisbury, cons. 1142. Presum. archdcn. of Winchester, because occ. in connection with two chapels in archdeaconry (cart. of Southampton: B.M., Add. MS. 15314
Hugh du Puiset
Occ. as Hugh, archdcn., [1139 × 53] (Cart. Winch. no. 5). Also treas. of York until
became bp. of Durham, el. Jan. 1153, cons. Dec. (see above p. 30). Called archdcn. of
Winchester by Gervase (Gerv. Cant. 1 157). Presum. to be identified with 'Hugo de
Pusat' who held land in Winchester in 1148 (Liber Wintoniensis in Domesday Book 111
552). Nephew of Henry of Blois, bp. of Winchester (1129-71).
Occ. as William, archdcn., 1148 (Liber Wintoniensis in Domesday Book 111 548, 555).