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'Chancellors', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 5: Bath and Wells diocese (1979), pp. 11-14. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34471 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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CHANCELLORS OF WELLS

Robert Tregonwell M.A. 1542.

Compounded for first-fruits 16 March 1542 (P.R.O., E 334/2 f. 93). D. by 20 Jan. 1543 (D/D/B Reg. 13 f. 12v-'John Tregonwell').

John Dakyn D.C.L. 1543-1549.

Coll. 20 Jan. 1543 (D/D/B Reg. 13 f. 12v). (fn. 1) Treasurer of Wells 1549.

John Aylmer (fn. 2) 1549.

Compounded for first-fruits 21 Aug. 1549 (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 32-'John Elmer').

John Taylor or Cardmaker B.D. 1550-1554.

Compounded for first-fruits 27 Aug. 1550 (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 58). Depriv. 18 Apr. 1554 (D/D/Vc 66 f. 27; Reg. Bps. pp. 120-1).

Roger Edgeworth D.D. 1554-1559/60.

Coll. 30 Apr. 1554 (Reg. Bps. pp. 120-1). D. 24 Dec. 1559/17 Jan. 1560 (P.R.O., PROB 11/43, PCC 34 Mellershe; Reg. Parker 1 172).

[Gilbert Bournford B.D. 1560.]

Pres. 2 Apr. 1560 by Robert Hutchins M.A. and William Grills, gentleman, patrons hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made by bp. 1 July 1554; conf. by dean and chapter 5 July. Bournford's proctor presented these letters to bp. 30 May 1560, but refused to take oath of supremacy. The bp. refused to instit. him, but ordered letters to be entered in reg. (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 2r-v).

Gilbert Berkeley B.D. 1560-1562. Bp. of Bath and Wells.

Pres. and instit. 23 or 27 Aug. 1560 by abp. of Canterbury, patron hac vice by virtue of gr. of next pres. made by bp. Berkeley s.d., to be held in commendam (Reg. Parker 11 773-5; Cal. Wells 11 282-3). (fn. 3) Res. by Apr. 1562 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 8v).

John Leage 1562-1568.

Coll. 19 Apr. 1562 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 8v). (fn. 3) D. by 25 Nov. 1568 (ibid. f. 26v).

Adrian Hawthorne B.D. 1568-1577.

Coll. 25 Nov. 1568 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 26v). D. by 6 March 1577 (ibid. f. 48v).

Roger Goade D.D. 1577-1589.

Pres. by Matthew Fyeld, citizen and mercer of London, by reason of gr. of next pres. made by bp. Berkeley; instit. by bp. 6 March 1577 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 48v). Instal. 7 March (CA 1571-99 f. 8). Res. by 23 Dec. 1589 (ibid. f. 57).

Thomas Manton (fn. 4) M.A. 1589-1592.

Coll. 23 Dec. 1589 (D/D/B Reg. 17 f. 23). Instal. s.d. (CA 1571-99 f. 57). D. by 15 July 1592 (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 f. 217).

Anthony Watson B.D. 1592-1596.

Pres. by queen sede vacante 4 July 1592 (P.R.O., C 66/1384); instit. by abp. 15 July (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 f. 217). Instal. 25 July (CA 1571-99 ff. 81v-82). Bp. of Chichester 1596.

John Rogers LL.D. 1596-1603.

Rogers, a layman, pres. by queen 21 Aug. 1596 (P.R.O., C 66/1455); instit. by bp. 11 Oct. (D/D/B Reg. 18 f. 8v). Instal. s.d. (Cal. Wells 11 333). Res. by 3 March 1603 (D/D/B Reg. 18 f. 18).

William Barker D.D. 1603-1611.

Coll. 3 March 1603 (D/D/B Reg. 18 f. 18). D. 13 Oct./22 Nov. 1611 (P.R.O., PROB 11/118, PCC 102 Wood; Cal. Wells 11 362).

John Young B.D. 1611-1654.

Coll. 22 Nov. 1611 (D/D/B Reg. 31 f. 20v). Instal. s.d. (Cal. Wells 11 362). D. 20 July 1654 (Winchester cath. libr., Chapter Act Book 1622-45 f. 83v).

Thomas Holt B.D. 1660-1689.

Coll. 12 Sept. 1660 (D/D/B Reg. 20 f. 84 (2)). D. 23 March 1689 (m.i., Wraxall, Som.) (Hist. Som. 111 159; D/D/B Reg. 23 f. 9).

Andrew Paschall B.D. 1689-1696.

Coll. 25 March 1689 (D/D/B Reg. 23 f. 9). Instal. s.d. (CA 1683-1704 f. 137). D. by 21 Oct. 1696 (D/D/B Reg. 24 f. 11v).

Marshall Bridges M.A. 1696-1728.

Coll. 21 Oct. 1696 (D/D/B Reg. 24 f. 11v). Instal. 23 Nov. (Cal. Wells 11 476). D. 6 Aug. 1728 (m.i., Wells cath.) (Wells Cath. p. 109; D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 3v).

Roger Humphreys M.A. 1728-1739.

Coll. 26 Aug. 1728 (D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 3v). Instal. s.d. (Cal. Wells 11 518). D. 11 Jan. 1739 (m.i., Wells cath.) (Wells Cath. p. 62) or 16 Jan. (Gent. Mag. 1739, ix 47).

John Wicksted M.A. 1739.

Coll. 30 June 1739 (D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 37). Instal. s.d. (Cal. Wells 11 535). Archdcn. of Wells in Nov.

Francis Squire M.A. 1739-1750.

Coll. 30 Nov. 1739 (D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 38v). Instal. 1 Dec. (Cal. Wells 11 535). D. by 12 Feb. 1750 (burial, Wells cath.) (Wells Cath. Reg.; D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 25).

Francis White D.D. 1750-1755.

Coll. 28 Sept. 1750 (D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 25). Instal. 29 Sept. (CA 1744-60 p. 129). D. 3 Oct. 1755 (Gent. Mag. 1755, xxv 476; D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 46).

Henry Willes M.A. 1755-1757.

Coll. 31 Oct. 1755 (D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 46). Instal. s.d. (CA 1744-60 p. 218). Precentor of Wells 1757.

William Willes M.A. 1758-1760.

Coll. 3 Apr. 1758 (D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 61v). Instal. 18 May (CA 1744-60 p. 269). Archdcn. of Taunton 1760.

Paul George Snow M.A. 1761-1763.

Coll. 5 June 1761 (D/D/B Reg. 28 f. 2v). Instal. s.d. (CA 1761-77 p. 23). Treasurer of Wells 1763.

Charles Willes M.A. 1764-1783.

Coll. 23 May 1764 (D/D/B Reg. 28 f. 18). Instal. 26 May (CA 1761-77 p. 98). Res. 28 Oct. 1783 (D/D/Br).

Richard Nicoll D.D. 1783-1813.

Coll. 14 Nov. 1783 (D/D/B Reg. 32 f. 59v). Instal. 29 Nov. (CA 1777-92 p. 163). D. 20 Jan. 1813 (Gent. Mag. 1813, lxxxiii (1) 94; D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 102v).

Charles Sandiford M.A. 1814-1823.

Coll. 2 Jan. 1814 (D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 102v). Instal. s.d. (CA 1792-1817 p. 517). Res. by 13 Aug. 1823 (D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 197).

Frederick Beadon M.A. 1823-1879.

Coll. 13 Aug. 1823 (D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 197). Instal. 20 Aug. (CA 1817-32 p. 123). D. 10 June 1879, aged 101 (The Times, 12 June; CA 1875-99 p. 54).

Footnotes

1 Gr. by bp. 18 Dec. 1543 to Cuthbert Walker, Geoffrey Upton and John Galoway of next pres. to chancellorship; conf. by dean and chapter 19 Dec. (Cal. Wells 11 256).
2 Aylmer, who also occ. as preb. of East Harptree in 1543, is unlikely to be the future bp. of London, whose earliest known benefice was received in 1553.
3 Gr. by bp. 30 Sept. 1561 to Roger Legge and Robert Lawgham of next pres. to chancellorship, in order to pres. John Leage; conf. by dean and chapter s.d. (Cal. Wells 11 290).
4 Given by Le Neve-Hardy as Thomas Munton.


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