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'Bishops of London', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 1: St. Paul's, London (1969), pp. 1-4. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34689 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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St. Paul's, London 1541-1857

BISHOPS

Edmund Bonner D.C.L. 1539-1549, 1553-1559.

Nicholas Ridley D.D. 1550-1553.

Bonner thanked k. for promotion from Hereford 1 Oct. 1539 (L. & P. XIV ii no. 270). Congé d'élire 13 Oct.; el. 20 Oct.; royal assent 7 Nov. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 241-247v). Abp.'s conf. 11 Nov. (Guildhall MS. 9531/12 f. 13). Temps. 18 Nov. (L. & P. XIV ii no. 619 (44)). Further royal assent 26 March 1540; lic. alibi cons. 2 Apr.; cons. 4 Apr. (Lamb., Reg. Cranmer ff. 259v-260; Guildhall MS. 9531/12 f. 131). New see of Westminster founded from part of London diocese, 17 Dec. 1540 (L. & P. XVI no. 379 (30)). Enthroned 16 Apr. 1541 (Guildhall MS. 9531/12 f. 13). Depriv. 1 Oct. 1549, after inquiry by two royal commissions (ibid. ff. 220-241v; C.P.R. 1549-51 p. 166). Bonner's appeal dismissed 7 Feb. 1550 (Acts of the Privy Council 1547-50 p. 385).

Ridley trans. from Rochester 24 Feb. 1550 (ibid. p. 400) or 1 Apr. (C.P.R. 1549-51 p. 171; Reg. D. & C. 1536-60 ff. 209v-211v), in accordance with statute of 1 Edward VI ending the el. of bps. by dean and chapter, and substituting appointment by crown (ibid.). Diocese of Westminster reunited with London diocese (ibid.). Abp.'s mand. adm. 10 Apr. (Guildhall MS. 9531/12 ff. 277-8). Imprisoned in Tower 23 July 1553 (Acts of the Privy Council 1552-4 p. 302).

Bonner released from prison 6 Aug. 1553 (ibid. p. 312). Royal commission for inquiry into Bonner's depriv. 22 Aug. (C.P.R. 1553-4 pp. 74-5). Bonner restored to bishopric 5 Sept. (Guildhall MS. 9531/12 f. 331v). Royal ratif. of sentence in Bonner's favour 2 March 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 121). Ridley burnt at Oxford 16 Oct. 1555 (Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London, ed. J. G. Nichols (Camden Soc., 1852) p. 96). Bonner depriv. again by Act of parliament 21 March 1559 for refusing to take Oath of Supremacy (Simonds D'Ewes, Journals of all the Parliaments during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1682) p. 52); deposed 29 May (Diary of Henry Machyn p. 200). D. in Marshalsea 5 Sept. 1569 (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360; The Remains of Edmund Grindal, ed. W. Nicholson (Cambridge, 1843) p. 307).

Edmund Grindal B.D. 1559-1570.

Congé d'élire in accordance with statute of 25 Henry VIII c. 20 (statute of 1 Edward VI having been repealed) 22 June 1559 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 80); el. 26 July; royal assent 18 Dec.; abp.'s conf. 20 Dec.; cons. 21 Dec. (Reg. Parker 1 38-53; Reg. D. & C. 1536- 60 ff. 388-392v). Enthroned 23 Dec. (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 1b). Temps. 21 March 1560 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 453). Trans. to York 1570.

Edwin Sandys D.D. 1570-1577.

Congé d'élire 1 June 1570 (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 116). Sandys, bp. of Worcester, el. 2 June; royal assent 1 July; abp.'s conf. 13 July (Reg. Parker 1 144-7; Reg. D. & C. 1560-75 ff. 353-5). Temps. 13 July (C.P.R. 1569-72 p. 116). Enthroned 20 July (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 80v). Trans. to York 1577.

John Aylmer D.D. 1577-1594.

Royal nomin. 23 Feb. 1577 (Reg. D. & C. 1576-91 f. 1). El. 12 March (ibid. ff. 1-4; Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360). Royal assent 18 March; abp.'s conf. 22 March; cons. 24 March (Lamb., Reg. Grindal 1 ff. 23v-28v). Temps. 10 May (P.R.O., C 66/1160). D. 5 June 1594 (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360; Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 f. 246v).

Richard Fletcher D.D. 1594-1596.

Royal nomin. of Fletcher, bp. of Worcester, 26 Dec. 1594 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1591-4 p. 569). El. 30 Dec.; royal assent 3 or 4 Jan. 1595; abp.'s conf. 10 Jan. (Reg. D. & C. 1591-1602 ff. 78v-80v; Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 ff. 20v-25v; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 1). Temps. 18 Jan. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 4). D. 15 June 1596 (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360; Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 f. 275).

Richard Bancroft D.D. 1597-1604.

Royal nomin. 14 Apr. 1597 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 390). El. 21 Apr. (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 283r-v). Royal assent 28 or 30 Apr. (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 398; Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 f. 77v). Abp.'s conf. 6 May; cons. 8 May (Lamb., Reg. Whitgift 11 ff. 77v-83; Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 283v). Temps. 29 May (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 426). Enthroned 6 June (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 285). Trans. to Canterbury 1604.

Richard Vaughan D.D. 1604-1607.

Royal nomin. of Vaughan, bp. of Chester, 8 Dec. 1604 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 174). El. 14 Dec.; royal assent 17 or 18 Dec.; abp.'s conf. 20 Dec.; temps. 23 Dec. (Reg. D. & C. 1602-14 ff. 54v-57v; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 9-15v; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 pp. 176, 178). Enthroned 24 Dec. (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 ff. 404-6). D. 30 March 1607 (ibid. f. 360; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 148v).

Thomas Ravis D.D. 1607-1609.

El. of Ravis, bp. of Gloucester, 29 Apr. 1607; royal assent 12 May; abp.'s conf. 18 May (Reg. D. & C. 1602-14 ff. 98v-101v; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 51-57v). Enthroned 2 June (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 ff. 387-9). D. 14 Dec. 1609 (ibid. f. 360; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft f. 170).

George Abbot D.D. 1610-1611.

Royal nomin. of Abbot, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, 24 Dec. 1609 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 575). El. 5 Jan. 1610; royal assent 9 or 15 Jan.; abp.'s conf. 20 Jan. (Reg. D. & C. 1602-14 ff. 184v-186v; Lamb., Reg. Bancroft ff. 103-10; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 580). Enthroned 12 Feb. (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 ff. 391v-393v). Trans. to Canterbury 1611.

John King D.D. 1611-1621.

Royal nomin. 30 Apr. 1611 (P.R.O., C 66/1927). El. 6 May; royal assent 21 Aug.; abp.'s conf. 7 Sept.; cons. 8 Sept. (Reg. D. & C. 1602-14 ff. 240v-244; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 1 ff. 21-9). Temps. 18 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/1927). D. 30 March 1621 (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 11 f. 251v).

George Monteigne D.D. 1621-1627.

Royal nomin. of Monteigne, bp. of Lincoln, 26 June 1621 (P.R.O., C 66/2267). El. 11 July; royal assent 18 July; abp.'s conf. 20 July; enthroned 10 Sept. (Reg. D. & C. 1614-21 ff. 450v-454v; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 11 ff. 50-56v). Temps. 14 Sept. (P.R.O., C 66/2267). Trans. to Durham 1627.

William Laud D.D. 1628-1633.

Royal nomin. of Laud, bp. of Bath and Wells, 2 or 4 July 1628 (Guildhall MS. 9531/15, loose folio; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1628-9 p. 189; P.R.O., C 66/2491). El. 10 July; royal assent 11 July; abp.'s conf. 15 July (Reg. D. & C. 1621-31 ff. 149v-151v; Lamb., Reg. Abbot 11 ff. 130v-135v). Temps. 18 July (P.R.O., C 66/2491). Enthroned 25 July (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360; ibid. MS. 9531/15 f. 1). Trans. to Canterbury 1633.

William Juxon D.C.L. 1633-1660.

Royal nomin. of Juxon, bp.-elect of Hereford, 23 Sept. 1633; el. 28 Sept.; royal assent 3 Oct.; abp.'s conf. 23 Oct.; cons. 27 Oct. (Reg. D. & C. 1631-42 ff. 289v-293; Lamb., Reg. Laud 1 ff. 12-19v). Enthroned by proxy 5 Nov. (Guildhall MS. 9531/13 f. 360; Lamb., Reg. Laud 1 ff. 75-7). Temps. 7 Nov. (P.R.O., C 66/2628). Trans. to Canterbury 1660.

Gilbert Sheldon D.D. 1660-1663.

Royal nomin. 28 Sept. 1660; el. 9 Oct.; royal assent 15 Oct.; abp.'s conf. 23 Oct.; cons. 28 Oct. (Guildhall MS. 9531/16 ff. 1-5; Cal. S.P. Dom. Addenda 1660-85 p. 13; Lamb., Reg. Juxon 1 ff. 170-82, 208v). Trans. to Canterbury 1663.

Humphrey Henchman D.D. 1663-1675.

Royal nomin. of Henchman, bp. of Salisbury, 24 Aug. 1663; el. 8 Sept.; royal assent 11 Sept.; abp.'s conf. 15 Sept. (Guildhall MS. 9531/16 ff. 94-7; Lamb., Reg. Juxon 11 ff. 339v-352v). Enthroned 18 Sept. (Guildhall MS. 9531/16 ff. 98-100v). Temps. 12 Oct. (P.R.O., C 66/3035). D. 7 Oct. 1675 (Lamb., Reg. Sheldon 11 f. 312v).

Henry Compton D.D. 1675-1713.

Royal nomin. of Compton, bp. of Oxford, 6 Dec. 1675; el. 10 Dec.; royal assent 16 Dec.; abp.'s conf. 18 Dec.; enthroned 20 Dec. (Guildhall MS. 9531/17 ff. 1-7v; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1675-6 p. 428; Lamb., Reg. Sheldon 1 ff. 162-169v). Suspended 6 Sept. 1686-30 Sept. 1688 (Guildhall MS. 9531/17 f. 104v). D. 7 July 1713 (Hearne's Collections IV 210).

John Robinson D.D. 1713-1723.

Congé d'élire 11 Aug. 1713 (P.R.O., C 66/3492). El. of Robinson, bp. of Bristol, 27 Aug.; royal assent 4 Sept.; abp.'s conf. 13 March 1714 (Lamb., Reg. Tenison 11 i ff. 111-19). Enthroned 6 Apr. (Guildhall MS. 9531/19 ff. 1-35). D. 11 Apr. 1723 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1723, viii 18).

Edmund Gibson D.D. 1723-1748.

Royal nomin. of Gibson, bp. of Lincoln, 19 Apr. 1723 (P.R.O., C 209/1). El. 29 Apr.; royal assent 2 May; abp.'s conf. 4 May (Lamb., Reg. Wake 1 i ff. 123v-132v). Enthroned 16 May (Guildhall MS. 9531/19 ff. 97-98v). Temps. 18 May (P.R.O., C 209/1). D. 4 Sept. 1748 (Gent. Mag. 1748, xviii 427).

Thomas Sherlock D.D. 1748-1761.

Royal nomin. of Sherlock, bp. of Salisbury, 28 Oct. 1748; el. 8 Nov.; royal assent 11 Nov.; abp.'s conf. 1 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/11; Lamb., Reg. Herring 1 ff. 66v-81v). Enthroned 9 Dec. (Guildhall MS. 9531/20 ff. 128-129v). D. 18 July 1761 (Gent. Mag. 1761, xxxi 334).

Thomas Hayter D.D. 1761-1762.

Royal nomin. of Hayter, bp. of Norwich, 19 Sept. 1761 (Lond. Gaz. 1761 no. 10140). El. 5 Oct.; royal assent 17 Oct.; abp.'s conf. 24 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Secker 1 ff. 110-25). Temps. 31 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/18). D. 9 Jan. 1762 (Gent. Mag. 1762, xxxii 46).

Richard Osbaldeston D.D. 1762-1764.

Royal nomin. of Osbaldeston, bp. of Carlisle, 30 Jan. 1762 (Lond. Gaz. 1762 no. 10178). El. 8 Feb.; royal assent 15 Feb.; abp.'s conf. 18 Feb. (St. Paul's, Rough Accounts 1761-80; Lamb., Reg. Secker 1 ff. 165-179v). Temps. 27 Feb. (P.R.O., C 209/18). Enthroned 4 March (Guildhall MS. 9531/21 pt. i ff. 1-2). D. 13 May 1764 (Gent. Mag. 1764, xxxiv 250).

Richard Terrick D.D. 1764-1777.

Royal nomin. of Terrick, bp. of Peterborough, 22 May 1764 (Lond. Gaz. 1764 no. 10419). El. 30 May; royal assent 4 June; abp.'s conf. 6 June (St. Paul's, Rough Accounts 1761-80; Lamb., Reg. Secker 1 ff. 200-16; P.R.O., C 209/18). Enthroned 13 June (Guildhall MS. 9531/21 pt. i ff. 63v-65). Temps. 14 June (P.R.O., C 209/18). D. 29 March 1777 (Gent. Mag. 1777, xlvii 195).

Robert Lowth D.D. 1777-1787.

Royal nomin. of Lowth, bp. of Oxford, 12 Apr. 1777 (Lond. Gaz. 1777 no. 11760). El. 22 Apr.; royal assent 26 Apr.; abp.'s conf. 1 May (St. Paul's, Rough Accounts 1761-80; Lamb., Reg. Cornwallis 11 ff. 225v-239). Enthroned 9 May (Guildhall MS. 9531/21 pt. i ff. 188v-189). Temps. 10 May (P.R.O., C 209/19). D. 3 Nov. 1787 (Gent. Mag. 1787, lvii 1028-30).

Beilby Porteus D.D. 1787-1809.

Royal nomin. of Porteus, bp. of Chester, 19 Nov. 1787; el. 27 Nov.; royal assent 1 Dec.; abp.'s conf. 7 Dec.; temps. 17 Dec. (St. Paul's, Rough Muniments 1786-90; Lamb., Reg. Moore 1 ff. 104-118v; P.R.O., C 209/20). Enthroned 12 Dec. (Guildhall MS. 9531/22 f. 3). D. 14 May 1809 (Gent. Mag. 1809, lxxix (1) 485).

John Randolph D.D. 1809-1813.

Royal nomin. of Randolph, bp. of Bangor, 27 May 1809 (Lond. Gaz. 1809 p. 736). El. 19 June; royal assent 26 July; abp.'s conf. 9 Aug. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton 1 i ff. 157- 167v). Temps. 20 Sept. (P.R.O., C 209/22). Enthroned 11 Jan. 1810 (Guildhall MS. 9531/23 f. 2). D. 28 July 1813 (Gent. Mag. 1813, lxxxiii (2) 187-8).

William Howley D.D. 1813-1828.

Congé d'élire 14 Aug. 1813 (Lond. Gaz. 1813 p. 1578). El. 31 Aug.; royal assent 15 Sept.; abp.'s conf. 1 Oct.; cons. 3 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Sutton 1 i ff. 215-223v; Guildhall MS. 9531/23 f. 86). Temps. 29 Oct. (P.R.O., C 209/22). Enthroned 3 Nov. (Guildhall MS. 9531/23 f. 86). Trans. to Canterbury 1828.

Charles James Blomfield D.D. 1828-1856.

Royal nomin. of Blomfield, bp. of Chester, 15 Aug. 1828 (Lond. Gaz. 1828 p. 1552). El. 20 Aug.; royal assent 20 Aug.; abp.'s conf. 23 Aug. (St. Paul's MS. F.C. 16 ff. 33v-44; Lamb., Reg. Howley 1 pp. 17-29). Temps. 6 Sept. (P.R.O., C 209/23). Res. because of ill-health 30 Sept. 1856 (Guildhall MS. 9531/31 pp. 1462-3).

Archibald Campbell Tait D.C.L. 1856-1868.

Congé d'élire 11 Oct. 1856 (Lond. Gaz. 1856 p. 3347). El. 28 Oct.; royal assent 15 Nov.; abp.'s conf. 20 Nov.; cons. 23 Nov.; enthroned 4 Dec. (Lamb., Reg. Sumner 1 pp. 257-73; Guildhall MS. 9531/33 pp. 4-10). Temps. 12 Dec. (P.R.O., C 209/25). Trans. to Canterbury 1868.



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