Prebendaries
St Decuman

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'Prebendaries: St Decuman', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 5: Bath and Wells diocese (1979), pp. 76-78. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34510 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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PREBENDARIES OF ST. DECUMAN

John Clerke ?-1554.

Coll. by bp. John Clerke (d. 1541) (C.P.R. 1550-3 p. 51), possibly after John Nase (who last occ. 1 June 1536 (Cal. Wells 11 246), and probably held it to d., by 3 March 1538 (The White Act Book, ed. W. D. Peckham (Sussex Record Soc., lii, 1952) p. 54). (fn. 2) Clerke occ. 24 July 1551 (C.P.R. 1550-3 p. 51). D. by 19 May 1554 (Reg. Bps. p. 121).

Giles Hilling B.C.L. 1554-1561.

Coll. 19 May 1554 (Reg. Bps. p. 121). (fn. 3) Depriv. for absence 13 Jan. 1561 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 5). Preb. vac. 31 March (D/D/Ca 30 p. 11).

John Pratt M.A. 1561-1572.

Coll. 17 Sept. 1561 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 6v). Res. by 2 Dec. 1572 (ibid. f. 36v).

John Baker 'student of Cambridge University' 1572-?

Coll. 2 Dec. 1572 (D/D/B Reg. 15 f. 36v). Instal. 3 Dec. (CA 1571-99 f. 2). (fn. 4) Occ. as a preb. of Wells (preb. not stated) 29 Aug. 1582 (Cal. Wells 11 303).

Francis Godwyn M.A.1586-1589.

Compounded for first-fruits 21 Oct. 1586 (P.R.O., E 334/10 f. 135). Instal. 26 Oct. (CA 1571-99 f. 36). Coll. 13 Jan. 1587 (D/D/B Reg. 17 f. 4v). Apparently instal. again 28 Jan. (CA 1571-99 f. 38v). Preb. of Combe VIII 1589.

Roger Goade D.D.1589-?

Coll. 19 Dec. 1589 (D/D/B Reg. 17 f. 22v-'Roger Gode'). Instal. 20 Dec. (Cal. Wells 11 315). Occ. 17 July 1605 (D/D/Vc Box 9/2). Probably to d., 25 Apr. 1610 (E. Carter, Hist. of the University of Cambridge (London, 1753) p. 153).

Peter Brewer or More M.A. 1610.

Pres. by Adam Newton, patron hac vice; instit. n.d. Sept. 1610 (D/D/B Reg. 31 f. 19). Res. by 15 Dec. (Cal. Wells 11 360).

Richard Eaton B.D. 1610-1616.

Instal. 15 Dec. 1610 (Cal. Wells 11 360). D. by 30 Sept. 1616 (ibid. p. 371; D/D/Vc Box 9/16).

Robert Earle B.A. 1616-?

Coll. or instit. by bp. (fn. 1) 30 Sept. 1616 (D/D/Vc Box 9/16). Instal. 3 Oct. (Cal. Wells 11 371). Occ. 5 June 1634 (D/D/Vc Box 9/16).

John Sellick M.A. 1660-1690.

Coll. 1 Aug. 1660 (D/D/B Reg. 20 f. 82). D. 23 June 1690 (m.i., Wells cath.) (Wells Cath. pp. 124-5; D/D/B Reg. 23 f. 14v).

Andrew Paschall B.D. 1690-1696.

Warrant 22 Sept. 1690 for pres. by king and queen sede vacante (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 128). Instit. 23 Dec. by dean and chapter of Canterbury, the abpc. being also vac. (D/D/B Reg. 23 f. 14v). Instal. s.d. (Cal. Wells 11 468). 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).

John Pope M.A. 1728-1730/1.

Coll. 26 Aug. 1728 (D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 3v). Instal. 27 Aug. (Cal. Wells 11 518). D. by 19 Jan. 1731 (D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 10).

Thomas Ford M.A. 1731-1746.

Coll. 19 Jan. 1731 (D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 10). Instal. 20 Jan. (Cal. Wells 11 521). D. 29 Aug. 1746 (Gent. Mag. 1746, xvi 496; D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 16).

Hon. Edward Townshend M.A. 1747-1765.

Coll. 12 Feb. 1747 (D/D/B Reg. 27 f. 16). Instal. 5 March (CA 1744-60 p. 64). D. by 30 Jan. 1765 (burial, Bath abbey) (Reg. Bath Abbey 11 452; D/D/B Reg. 28 f. 28).

Sir Thomas Bankes J'anson Bart. B.C.L. 1765-1799.

Coll. 26 June 1765 (D/D/B Reg. 28 f. 28). Instal. 28 June (CA 1761-77 p. 125). D. 25 Jan. 1799 (PR Corfe Castle, Dors., ex inf. Rev. G. Squarey; D/D/B Reg. 32 ff. 168, 169v).

Charles Digby M.A. 1799-1811.

Coll. 2 Apr. 1799 (D/D/B Reg. 32 f. 169v). Instal. 3 Apr. (CA 1792-1817 p. 137). D. 10 Sept. 1811 (m.i. and PR Kilmington, Wilts., ex inf. Rev. D. A. Munro; D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 86v).

Thomas Kerrich M.A. 1811-1812.

Coll. 8 Nov. 1811 (D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 86v). Instal. 9 Nov. (CA 1792-1817 p. 457) Preb. of Shalford 1812.

Charles Sandiford M.A. 1812-1815.

Coll. 21 Sept. 1812 (D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 94v). Instal. 22 Sept. (CA 1792-1817 p. 473). Archdcn. of Wells 1815.

Richard Watson LL.B. 1815-1858.

Coll. 25 Aug. 1815 (D/D/B Reg. 33 f. 112). Instal. 26 Aug. (CA 1792-1817 p. 542). D. 10 May 1858 (Gent. Mag. 1858, 3rd ser., v 88; D/D/B Reg. 37 f. 264).

Footnotes

2 Gr. by bp. 28 June 1543 to Robert Palmer LL.B., John Marshall, Cuthbert Walker and William Strayker of next pres.; conf. by dean and chapter 9 July (Cal. Wells 11 255).
3 Gr. by bp. 31 Aug. 1554 to Robert Hutchings and William Grylls of next pres.; conf. by dean and chapter 5 July 1558 (Cal. Wells 11 277).
4 Le Neve-Hardy gives John Buller in 1573. This is probably a mis-reading of John Baker's composition for first-fruits 12 Feb. 1573 (P.R.O., E 334/8 f. 321-a source regularly used by Hardy).
1 Probably pres. by John Kingman of East Horrington, Som., to whom next pres. gr. by bp. and conf. by dean and chapter 29 Aug. 1616 (Cal. Wells 11 371).