Church of Minety (Wilts., not in DB), part of pre-Conquest endowment of
Malmesbury abbey (Reg. Malmes. I 294, 300; cf. ibid. pp. 349, 356, 360 etc.),
annexed to archdcnry. Oct. 1276 (IV/E.5/Archdeacon of Wiltshire/4, pd. from
cart. Malmesbury in Reg. Malmes. I 425-6, cf. ibid. p. 429).
Fourth archdcnry., covering four deaneries of Wiltshire: Avebury, Cricklade,
Malmesbury and Marlborough.
1291 archdncry. (with church of Minety, and excluding procurations) £26 13s.
4d., total of spirs. in archdcnry. £1,363 2s. 8d.
[Azo preb. unident., list 65
Occ. twice, both occasions before Dec. 1139: prob. 1122 x Dec. 1139
together with Ernald, archdcn. [of Salisbury, list 9], so prob. predecessor of
Roger of Ramsbury archdcn. [of Wilts.] (RSO I 215), and some time before
Dec. 1139, as brother of Roger of Ramsbury (ibid. p. 351). (fn. 1) Prob. to be
identifed with Azo who was dean by 1139 (list 2), preb. Potterne (list 47).
Possibly donor of a cope (RSO II 129, also pd. Ceremonies p. 171, 'Azo
archdcn.', but this seems more likely to have been Azo archdcn. of Salisbury,
[Roger of Ramsbury (fn. 2) preb. Heytesbury, list 35
Can. (list 35). First occ., as Roger, one of archdcns. of Wilts., the other
being Ernald, and together with Adelelm archdcn. of Dorset, before Dec. 1139
(Kealey p. 255, and also p. 254). Called Roger archdcn. of Wilts., n.d. (RSO I
343). Occ. with full name, together with archdcns. Adelelm of Dorset, Roger
of Berks. and Henry [of Salisbury] [Dec. 1154 x June 1155]
(IV/C.3/Chardstock/2 and B. 47, pd. Sar. Chs. p. 19, and see Roger archdcn.
of Berks., list 8 n. 1). Last occ. 13 Dec. 1157 (Historia et Cartularium...
Gloucestriae, ed. W. H. Hart (RS xxxiii, 1863-7) II 106). Brother of Azo,
archdcn. [of Wilts.] (RSO I 351). Prob. succeeded in his archdcnry. by
Reginald Fitz Jocelin, and therefore prob. archdcnry. of Wilts. (ibid. p. 352).]
[Reginald Fitz Jocelin (fn. 3) ? preb. Heytesbury, list 35
First occ., as Reginald archdcn. 'of Salisbury', 8 Dec. 1161, but presum. the
successor of Roger of Ramsbury and therefore archdcn. of Wilts. (RSO I 352,
for date cf. Jaffe nos. 10683-90). Appd. abbot of St Exuperius, Corbeil, 1164
(HMC Wells II 547). Son of bp. Jocelin de Bohun (1142-84) (list 1), called
'the Lombard', sent to Rome on king's business 1167 (Materials for Becket VI
273, cf. ibid. pp. 203, 643 etc.). Officiated once in deanery of Potterne (?
archdcnry. of Salisbury) during archdcn. Jordan's term of office (list 9) (cart.
Llanthony: PRO, C. 115/K.2/6683 viii. 6, also K.1/6679 fo. 31v). Bp. of Bath,
el. 1173, cons. 23 June 1174.]
William preb. unident., list 65
Occ. twice in 1170s (Cart. Lewes Wilts. no. 47, and Winchester College
Muniments 4272). Presum. to be identified with W. archdcn. who occ. together
with Jordan archdcn. [of Salisbury] c. 16 Oct. 1173 (IV/C.3/Potterne/1, 9).
Richard of Wilton preb. unident., list 65
Sheriff of Wilts., 1164-79 (PR 10 Hen. II p. 13, 25 Hen. II p. 56). First
occ. as archdcn. before 1179 [? 1178] (A Medieval Miscellany for D. M.
Stenton, ed. P. M. Barnes and C. F. Slade (PRS, n.s. xxxvi, 1962) p. 261, for
date see M. G. Cheney, Roger of Worcester 1164-1179 (Oxford, 1980) p. 259;
cf. PR 26 Hen. II p. 75), and twice with Adelelm dean of Lincoln [and
archdcn. of Dorset, list 7] (Cart. Southwick I pp. 11-12 (I 21-2)). Occ. with
title, together with William archdcn. of Dorset and Azo archdcn. of Salisbury
1175 x 84 (Sar. Chs. pp. 43-4). Companion and prob. kinsman of Jocelin
archdcn. of Lewes, nephew of bp. Hilary (cf. Acta Chichester no. 60; BL,
Harley MS 6974 fo. 29v; PR 31 Hen. II p. 191). Last occ. prob. after 1189/90
(Reg. Malmes. I 441, cf. ibid. p. 444). (fn. 1) Donor of a cope (RSO II 130, 133,
also pd. Ceremonies pp. 171, 174).
Humphrey [of Bassingbourn preb. Netherbury in Ecclesia, list 44]
Occ. Apr. or May 1193, together with William of Ste-Mére-Eglise, his
successor in this archdcnry., who occ. here without title (RSO I 223). But
evidently transf. immediately to archdcnry. of Salisbury, where he occ. Apr. or
May 1193 (list 9, and see below).
William of Ste-Mére-Eglise (fn. 2) preb. unident., list 65
Clk. of royal chamber by 1183 (Recueil des Actes de Henri II, ed. L. V.
Delisle and E. Berger (4 vols., Paris, 1909-27) II no. 635, cf. ibid. no. 619).
King's envoy, sent together with bp. Hubert Walter to queen Eleanor in
England Apr. 1193 (Landon, Itin. Ric. I pp. 74-6). Occ. without title Apr. or
May 1193 (RSO I 223). First occ. this archdcnry. Apr. or May 1193 (C. 105,
incorrectly pd. as 'archdcn. of Salisbury' in RSO I 241; also RSO I 243, 247;
cf. his occ. with queen Eleanor in Cal. Docs. France no. 1090). Occ. several
times. Also dean of Mortain and St Martin le Grand, London; preb. of Lincoln
and London (1 Fasti III 72, I 48). Bp. of London, el. 7 Dec. 1198, cons. 23
May 1199 (ibid. I 2).
[T-, who occ. this archdcnry. in a formulary mandate of pope Innocent III
(1198-1215), was prob. a fictitious person (Lambeth Palace Libr., MS 105 fo.
217v; not in Innocent III, Cal. Letters).]
M. Richard Grosseteste (fn. 1) preb. Calne, list 24
Occ. as clk. or chapl., witness to ch. of bp. Herbert Poore, 10 Dec. 1198
(cart. Abingdon: BL, Cotton MS Claud. C. ix fo. 184r). First occ. this
archdcnry. 8 Jan. 1199 (Cart. Southwick I p. 93 (I 154)). Occ. several times. (fn. 2)
Occ. with full name and title 20 Sept. 1220 (RSO II 16; cf. Sar. Chs. pp. 111-
13, where first name wrongly supplied by ed. as [Robert]). Last occ. 17 Jan.
1222 (Sar. Chs. p. 121; also pd. Reg. Malmes. I 401). Perhaps related to
Robert Grosseteste, bp. of Lincoln (1235-53)(1 Fasti III 3-4).
[M.] William [de Merston] preb. unident., list 65
Occ. as William archdcn. of Wilts. 15 May 1223 (RSO I 330). Presum. to
be identified with Master W. de Merston, who occ. this archdcnry. 1205 x 24
(Gloucester, D. & C. Reg. A fos. 160v-161r). (fn. 3)
Stephen of Tisbury (fn. 4) preb. Axford, list 15
Can. (list 15). First occ. this archdcnry. 15 Aug. 1226 (RSO II 60), but not
called archdcn. in valuation of Oct. 1226 x Feb. 1227 (app. 1). Occ.
frequently. Last occ. 9 May 1246 (Sar. Chs. pp. 301-6). D. some time before
1 Aug. 1246 (CPR 1232-47 p. 484).
M. Roger of Buscot (fn. 5) preb. unident., list 65
Clk. of Robert Grosseteste, bp. of Lincoln (Major, 'Familia' pp. 222-3).
Occ. 5 July 1246 (Sar. Chs. p. 308), and presum. to be identified with R.
archdcn. of Wilts. who occ. 2 July 1246 (Westminster Domesday fos.
388v-389r). Made death-bed gift to St Frideswide's, Oxford, n.d. (Cart. St
Frideswide I 295). D. before Michaelmas 1247 (Cart. Hosp. St. John II nos.
489-90), and had been succeeded as archdcn. by 23 Aug. (below).
M. Nicholas of York preb. unident., list 65
First occ. as M. Nicholas archdcn. of Wilts., papal disp. to hold addit.
benefice, 23 Aug. 1247 (Reg. Innoc. IV no. 3202, cal. CPL I 236). Occ. with
full name and title 3 March 1252 (Cart. Bradenstoke no. 10). Occ. several
times before last occ., as N. archdcn. of Wilts., after 11 March 1257 (Sar.
Chs. p. 328). (fn. 1) Not to be confused with bp.'s official of same name, preb.
Grantham Australis (list 32), with whom he occ. 2 March 1252/3 (IV/C.4/33).
M. Roger de la Grene (fn. 2) ? preb. Yetminster Prima, list 63
Can. (list 63). Still can. after 11 March 1257 (Sar. Chs. p. 328). First occ.
this archdcnry. 27 Dec. 1258 (C. 402-3). Occ. several times. Last occ. 12
March 1271 (Close R. 1268-72 p. 331).
M. Henry of Braunstone preb. Charminster, list 36
Can. (list 36). Occ. this archdcnry. three times: 28 March 1275 (Rubrum
fos. 147r-148r); 30 Aug. 1278 (Reg. G. Giffard II 99); 8 March 1279 (Sar.
Stats. p. 110, also pd. Cart. St Nich. p. 46). Archdcn. of Dorset by 1 Aug.
1281 (list 7).
M. Ralph le Waleys of Brightwell (fn. 3) preb. Fordington, list 31
M. Ralph of Leicester (fn. 4) preb. unident., list 65
Le Waleys can., occ. 28 March 1275 (list 31). Son of a subdcn., disp. by
pope to hold this archdcnry. 13 Feb. 1283 (Les Registres de Martin IV, ed. F.
Olivier-Martin (Bibliothéque des Ecoles Fran çaises d'Athénes et de Rome, 2nd
ser. xvi, 1901-35 no. 181, cal. CPL I 466). But archdcnry. prob. already in
hands of M. Ralph of Leicester, who occ. only once, 24 June 1283 (Reg.
Malmes. II 249-50), and seems to have been chanc. of Cambridge univ. 1289
(Biog. Camb. p. 362). M. Ralph le Waleys occ. this archdcnry. 27 Apr. 1284
(C. 518) and 28 May 1284 (C. 523, cf. app. 2), 4 June 1286 (CPR 1281-92 p.
249), 11 July 1287 (HMC Var. Coll. I 355). Precentor by 4 Apr. 1288 (list 3).
No archdcn. of Wilts. occ. 10 May 1288 (app. 3).
M. William of Abingdon preb. unident., list 65
First occ., being ord. den. Sept. 1288 (Reg. Pecham II 9). Occ. several
times. Last occ. 14 Feb. 1295/6 (will of bp. Nicholas Longespee, EHR xv
(1900) 525). Precentor by 17 Dec. 1296 (list 3).
M. Richard de Sotwell (fn. 5) preb. unident., list 65
Can. (lists 21, 65). First occ. this archdcnry. before 19 Oct. 1299 (Reg.
Gandavo I 340, second year of pontificate). Last occ. 16 Feb. 1303, going to
Rome with Walter de Langeton, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield (CPR 1301-7 p.
115). D. by 25 Nov. 1303 (Reg. Gandavo II 627).