Deans of Lichfield

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'Deans of Lichfield', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 10: Coventry and Lichfield diocese (2003), pp. 5-8. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34734 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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DEANS OF LICHFIELD

The deanery was valued at £400. The preb. of Brewood, annexed to it, was valued 1535 at £50 (Valor III 130).

Henry Williams B.D. 1536-1554.

El. 20 Nov. 1536; conf. by bp. 23 Nov.; instal. s.d. (D30/2/1/4 f. 115r-v). Depriv. for marriage 16 March 1554 (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../1; D30/2/1/4 f. 159v).

John Ramridge D.D. 1554-1559.

El. 17 March 1554 (D30/2/1/4 f. 159v, very indistinct). Compounded for first-fruits 30 March (P.R.O., E 334/4 f. 135v). Instal. 2 Apr. (B/A/1/15 f. 43v). Depriv. c. 1559 (cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. Addenda 1547-65 p. 522; Sanders, De Visibili Monarchia p. 226).

Lawrence Nowell M.A. 1560-1576.

Compounded for first-fruits 15 March 1560 (P.R.O., E 334/7 f. 53v). Instal. 20 March (ibid., E 331 COV .../1). D. 17 Oct. x 22 Nov. 1576 (ibid., PROB 11/59, PCC 33 Daughtry; Survey of Cath. I 400).

George Boleyn D.D. 1576-1603.

Instal. 22 Nov. 1576 (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../1). Compounded for first-fruits 7 Nov. 1577 [sic] (ibid., E 334/9 f. 124v). D. Jan. 1603 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 983 f. 30/23; Survey of Cath. I 400).

James Montague D.D. 1603-1604.

Instal. 12 July 1603 (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../1). Dean of Worcester 1604.

William Tooker D.D. 1605-1622.

Royal mand. 17 Dec. 1604 to president and chapter to el. Tooker (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 176). Instal. 1 (?) Feb. 1605 (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../1). D. 19 March 1622 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 984 f. 5).

Walter Curle D.D. 1622-1628.

Warrant 8 March 1622 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1619-23 p. 233). Took oaths before Sir Robert Hatton 24 March (B/A/1/16 ff. 17v-18). Instit. s.d. (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../13). Bp. of Rochester 1628.

Augustine Lindsell D.D. 1628-1632.

As dean-elect, took oaths before bp. 14 Oct. 1628 (B/A/1/16 f. 66v). Bp. of Peterborough 1632.

John Warner D.D. 1633-1638.

Pres. by king 31 Oct. 1632 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1631-3 p. 432). Instal. by proxy 16 March 1633 (D30/2/1/6 f. 15). Bp. of Rochester 1638.

Samuel Fell D.D. 1638.

Pres. by king 18 Jan. 1638 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1637-8 p. 168). Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, in June.

Griffin Higgs D.D. 1638-1659.

Pres. by king n.d. 1638 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. III 481). D. 16 Dec. 1659 (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 980 f. 303/284).

William Paule D.D. 1661-1663.

Warrant 25 Jan. 1661 for pres. by king; issued 15 Feb. (P.R.O., C 66/2917; D30/2/1/7 f. 15). El. 7 March (D30/2/1/7 ff. 15v-16). Instal. 8 Apr. (ibid. f. 19). Bp. of Oxford 1663.

Thomas Wood D.D. 1664-1671.

Pres. by king 5 Jan. 1664 (Cal. S.P. Dom. Addenda 1660-85 p. 96). Bp's conf. n.d. Feb. (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../18). Temporarily excommunicated by Bp. Hacket by 20 Jan. 1668 (Bodl. Libr., MS. Tanner 131 f. 18; ibid. 45 ff. 265, 269, 278; Diary of Samuel Pepys, ed. R.C. Latham and W. Matthews (London, 1970-83) IX 45). Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield 1671.

Matthew Smallwood D.D. 1671-1683.

Pres. by king 25 May 1671 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1671 p. 272). D. 26 Apr. 1683 (m.i., Lichfield cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 402; Wood's Life and Times, ed. A. Clark (Oxford, 1891-1900) III 44).

Lancelot Addison D.D. 1683-1703.

Pres. by king 24 May 1683 (Cal. S.P. Dom. Jan.-June 1683 p. 263). El. 25 May (D30/2/1/7 ff. 69v-70). Bp's conf. 27 June (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../22). Instal. 3 July (D30/2/1/7 ff. 69v-70). D. 20 Apr. 1703 (m.i., Lichfield cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 402).

William Binks D.D. 1703-1712.

Warrant 14 May 1703 for pres. by king (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1703-4 p. 263); pres. issued 18 May (D30/2/1/7 f. 115). El. 8 June (ibid. ff. 115-16). Took oaths and conf. by bp. 18 July (B/A/1/19 p. 31). Instal. 19 July (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../22). D. 19 June 1712; buried 25 June (Warwicks. R.O., PR Leamington Hastings).

Jonathan Kimberley D.D. 1713-1720.

Pres. by queen 23 Apr. 1713; el. 11 May (D30/2/1/7 ff. 134-135v). Conf. by bp. 27 May (B/A/19 p. 152). Instal. 7 July (D30/2/1/7 f. 135v). D. 7 March 1720 (m.i., Lichfield cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 403; Hist. Reg. Chron. 1720, v 12).

William Walmesley LL.B. 1720-1730.

Pres. by king 4 Apr. 1720; el. 20 Apr. (D30/2/1/7 ff. 160-1). Bp's conf. 3 May (P.R.O., E 331 COV .../29: 3 Apr. in error). Instal. by proxy 7 May (D30/2/1/7 f. 161). D. 21 Sept. 1730 (Hist. Reg. Chron. 1730, xv 60).

Nicholas Penny D.D. 1730-1745.

Pres. by king 24 Dec. 1730; el. 8 Jan. 1731; instal. 22 Jan. (D30/2/1/7 ff. 193- 4). D. 18 Jan. 1745 (Gent. Mag. 1745, xv 52).

John Addenbrooke M.A. 1745-1776.

Pres. by king pubd. 12 Feb. 1745 (Lond. Gaz. no. 8405). D. Feb. 1776 (ibid. no. 11646; Gent. Mag. 1776, xlvi 142 - 'Dr. Addington').

Baptist Proby D.D. 1776-1807.

Pres. by king pubd. 9 March 1776 (Lond. Gaz. no. 11646). D. 18 Jan. 1807 (Gent. Mag. 1807, lxxvii (1) 183).

John Chappel Woodhouse D.D. 1807-1833.

Pres. by king pubd. 27 Jan. 1807 (Lond. Gaz. no. 15995); pres. issued s.d. (D30/ 2/1/9 pp. 86-7). El. 10 Feb. (ibid. pp. 86-92). Subscribed to Articles before bp. 12 Feb. (B/A/1/28 p. 88). Instal. 13 Feb. (D30/2/1/9 p. 92). D. 17 Nov. 1833 (Gent. Mag. 1834, new ser. i 332).

Hon. Henry Edward John Howard M.A. 1833-1868.

Pres. by king pubd. 27 Nov. 1833 (Lond. Gaz. no. 19106); pres. issued 2 Dec. (D30/2/1/10 pp. 245-6). El. 11 Dec. (ibid. pp. 247-51). Subscribed to Articles before bp. 12 Dec. 1833 (B/A/1/29 pp. 287-8). Instal. 14 Dec. (D30/2/1/10 p. 251). D. 8 Oct. 1868 (The Times, 9 Oct.)



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