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'Deans', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 7: Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester dioceses (1992), pp. 110-113. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35281 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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DEANS OF WORCESTER

Henry Holbeche or Rands (fn. 1) D.D. 1542-1544.

Suffragan Bishop of Bristol.

Apptd. by king in foundation charter 24 Jan. 1542 (L. & P. XVII no. 71 (28)). Bishop of Rochester 1544. (fn. 1)

John Barlow M.A. 1544-1554.

Pres. by king 26 May 1544 (L. & P. XIX i no. 610 (95)). Last occ. 24 Sept. 1552 (B 1334). Depriv. by 10 Apr. 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 386).

Philip Hawford or Ballard (fn. 1) 1554-1557.

Pres. by queen 10 Apr. 1554 (C.P.R. 1553-4 p. 386). Mand. for instal. 12 Apr. (B 1783a). Occ. as dean 9 June (A 7(ii) f. 1). D. 28 June / 21 Aug. 1557 (A 7(ii) f. 29; BA.2648/9 (iv) p. 67).

Seth Holland M.A. 1557-1559.

Pres. by king and queen 7 Sept. 1557 (C.P.R. 1557-8 p. 266). Instit. 21 Aug. (sic) (BA.2648/9 (iv) p. 67). Depriv. by 4 Dec. 1559 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 258).

John Pedder B.D. 1559-1571.

Pres. by queen 4 Dec. 1559 (C.P.R. 1558-60 p. 258). D. by 4 May 1571 (C.P.R. 1569-72 no. 2089).

Thomas Wilson B.D. 1571-1586.

Pres. by queen 4 May 1571 (C.P.R. 1569-72 no. 2089). Instit. 5 May (BA.2648/10 (i) p. 9). D. 10 July 1586 (m.i., Worcester cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 658).

Francis Willis D.D. 1587-1596.

Pres. by queen 1 Jan. 1587 (P.R.O., C 66/1291). Willis apptd. proctors 8 Jan. for his instal. (B 1858). Instit. 10 June (BA.2648/10 (i) p. 124). D. 3 May/11 Nov. 1596 (B 1495; P.R.O., PROB 11/88, PCC 77 Drake).

Richard Eedes D.D. 1597-1604.

Pres. by queen 18 June 1597 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1595-7 p. 443 - 'deanery of Wells' in error). Mand. for instal. 19 June; instal. 24 June (B 1784). D. 19 Nov. 1604 (m.i., Worcester cath.) (Brit. Libr., Lansdowne MS. 983 f. 62/42).

James Montague D.D. 1604-1608.

Pres. by king 20 Dec. 1604 (P.R.O., C 66/1649). Instal. by proxy 13 Jan. 1605 (B 1788, endorsement; B 1789). Bp. of Bath and Wells 1608.

Arthur Lake D.D. 1608-1616.

Pres. by king 18 Apr. 1608 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1603-10 p. 422). Instal. 23 Apr. (B 1787, endorsement; A 116 f. 1r-v). Bp. of Bath and Wells 1616.

Joseph Hall D.D. 1616-1627.

Pres. by king 9 Dec. 1616 (P.R.O., C 66/2097). Mand. for instal. s.d. (B 1785).

Bp. of Exeter 1627.

William Juxon D.C.L. 1628-1633.

Pres. by king 7 Jan. 1628 (P.R.O., C 66/2414). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 1 March (A 116 f. 4). El. bp. of Hereford 1633, although trans. to London before cons.

Roger Mainwaring D.D. 1633-1636.

Pres. by king 28 Oct. 1633 (P.R.O., C 66/2623). Occ. in chapter 25 Nov. (A 75 f. 104). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 5 Sept. 1634 (A 116 f. 5). Bp. of St. Davids 1636.

Christopher Potter D.D. 1636-1646.

Pres. by king 31 Dec. 1635 (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1635 p. 606) and 29 Feb. 1636 (A 65 f. 16r-v). Instal. by proxy 30 Apr. (ibid. ff. 16v-17); instal. in person 28 Oct. (A 75 f. 125). Pres. by king to deanery of Durham Jan. 1646, but d. 3 March before taking possession (m.i., Queen's College chap., Oxford) (Survey of Cath. I 659-60).

[Richard Holdsworth D.D. 1646-1649.]

Pres. by king 1646; never instal. (Wood, Athenae Oxon. III 182). D. 22 Aug. 1649 (m.i., St. Peter le Poer, London) (The Monumental Inscriptions of St. Peterle-Poor ... London, ed. A.W.H. Clarke (London, 1909) p. 9).

John Oliver D.D. 1660-1661.

Pres. by king 7 July 1660 on d. of Christopher Potter (P.R.O., C 66/2918). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 12 Sept. (A 116 f. 8). D. 27 Oct. 1661 (Wood, Athenae Oxon. I 417).

Thomas Warmestry D.D. 1661-1665.

Pres. by king 21 Nov. 1661 (P.R.O., C 66/2966). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 27 Nov. (A 116 f. 10). D. 30 Oct. 1665 (m.i., Worcester cath.) (Survey of Cath. I 660).

William Thomas D.D. 1665-1683.

Pres. by king 22 Nov. 1665 (P.R.O., C 66/3074). Bp. of St. Davids 1677, but held deanery in commendam until trans. to Worcester 1683.

George Hicks D.D. 1683-1690.

Pres. by king 6 Oct. 1683 (A 70 f. 20; cf. Cal. S.P. Dom. July-Sept. 1683 p. 388). Instal. 13 Oct. (A 70 f. 20v). Depriv. as a non-Juror 1 Feb. 1690 (fn. 1) (Cal. S.P. Dom. 1690-1 p. 343; BA.2648/10 (iii) p. 110).

William Talbot M.A. 1691-1715.

Pres. by king and queen 12 June 1691 (A 70 f. 29). Instit. 13 June (BA.2648/10 (iii) p. 110). Instal. 20 June (A 70 ff. 30-1). Bp. of Oxford 1699, but held deanery in commendam until trans. to Salisbury 1715.

Francis Hare D.D. 1715-1726.

Pres. by king 3 May 1715 (A 70 f. 65v). Instit. 15 June (BA.2648/10 (iii) p. 208). Instal. 16 June (A 70 f. 67v). Res. by 26 Nov. 1726, on becoming dean of St. Paul's (P.R.O., C 66/3562).

James Stillingfleet D.D. 1726-1746.

Pres. by king issued 26 Nov. 1726 (P.R.O., C 66/3562; A 70 f. 85); pubd. 3 Dec. (Lond. Gaz. no. 6534). Instit. 15 Dec. (BA.2648/11 (i) f. 7). Instal. 16 Dec. (A 70 f. 87). D. by 29 Aug. 1746 (burial, Worcester cath.) (Reg. Worcester Cath. p. 62).

Edmund Marten D.C.L. 1746-1751.

Pres. by king issued 6 Dec. 1746 (A 70 f. 119v); pubd. 9 Dec. (Lond. Gaz. no. 8595). Instit 20 Dec. (BA.2648/11 (i) f. 68v). Instal. 24 Apr. (sic) 1747 (A 70 f. 121). D. 8 Oct. 1751 (Gent. Mag. 1751, xxx 477; Lond. Gaz. no. 9104).

John Waugh D.C.L. 1751-1765.

Pres. by king pubd. 26 Oct. 1751 (Lond. Gaz. no. 9104); issued 1 Nov. (A 70 f. 124). Instit. 12 Nov. (BA 2648/11 (i) f. 82v). Instal. 14 Nov. (A 70 f. 126). D. 19 Apr. 1765 (Gent. Mag. 1765, xxv 199).

Sir Richard Wrottesley Bart. M.A. 1765-1769.

Pres. by king pubd. 27 Apr. 1765 (Lond. Gaz. no. 10516); issued 4 May (A 70 f. 144v). Instit. 29 May (BA.2648/11 (ii) f. 17v). Instal. 30 May (A 70 f. 145v). D. 20 July 1769 (Gent. Mag. 1769, xxxix 367).

William Digby D.C.L. 1769-1777.

Pres. by king pubd. 19 Aug. 1769 (Lond. Gaz. no. 10966); issued s.d. (A 71 p. 1). Instit. 29 Aug. (BA.2648/11 (ii) f. 34). Instal. 8 Sept. (A 71 p. 4). Dean of Durham 1777; res. deanery of Worcester by 18 Jan. 1778 (A 71 p. 37).

Robert Foley D.D. 1778-1783.

Pres. by king issued 18 Jan. 1778 (A 71 p. 37). Instit. 27 Jan. (BA.2648/11 (ii) f. 67v). Instal. 31 Jan. (A 71 p. 39). D. 8 Jan. 1783 (Gent. Mag. 1783, lxxx (1) 94).

Hon. St. Andrew St. John D.D. 1783-1795.

Pres. by king pubd. 4 Feb. 1783 (Lond. Gaz. no. 12411); issued 8 Feb. (A 71 p. 43). Instit. 12 March 1783 (BA.2648/11 (ii) f. 88v). Instal. 29 March (A 71 pp. 45-6). D. 23 March 1795 (m.i., Worcester cath.) (Green, Hist. and Ant. Worcester I 166).

Arthur Onslow D.D. 1795-1817.

Pres. by king issued 7 May 1795 (A 71 pp. 80-1). Instit. 15 May (BA.2648/12 (i) f. 45). Instal. 16 May (A 71 pp. 82-4). D. 15 Oct. 1817.(Gent. Mag. 1817, lxxxvii (2) 474).

John Banks Jenkinson D.D. 1817-1825.

Pres. by king pubd. 20 Nov. 1817 (Lond. Gaz. no. 17307). Instit. 28 Nov. (BA.2648/12 (i) f. 83v). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 29 Nov. (A 116 f. 61). Bp. of St. Davids 1825.

James Hook D.C.L. 1825-1828.

Pres. by king pubd. 5 Aug. 1825 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18162). Instit. 12 Aug. (BA.2648/12 (i) f. 104v). Subscribed to Articles before instal. s.d. (A 116 f. 74). D. 5 Feb. 1828 (Gent. Mag. 1828, xcviii (1) 369).

George Murray D.D. 1828-1845.

Bp. of Rochester.

Pres. by king pubd. 19 March 1828 (Lond. Gaz. no. 18454). Instit. 12 Apr. (BA.2648/12 (i) f. 110). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 12 Apr. (A 116 f. 78). Res. by 9 Dec. 1845 (BA.2648/13 (ii) f. 52).

John Peel M.A. 1845-1874.

Pres. by queen pubd. 3 Dec. 1845 (Lond. Gaz. no. 20548). Instit. 9 Dec. (BA.2648/13 (ii) f. 52). Subscribed to Articles before instal. 20 Dec. (A 116 f. 84). Res. by 13 July 1874 (Lond. Gaz, nos. 24113,24115).

Footnotes

1. Formerly prior of Worcester (L. & P. XV nos. 866-7). Between the surrender of the priory and the foundation of the new he was described as 'guardian of the late altered monastery of Worcester' (ibid.).
1. Formerly abbot of Evesham (L. & P. XV no. 118).
1. In accordance with Stat. 1 Will. & Mary c. 8 s. 7, by which the holders of any benefice who had not sworn allegiance to William and Mary were suspended 1 Aug. 1689, and depriv. 1 Feb. 1690.