Bichill the original name of the preb., which, except the preb.'s capital dwelling-
house, dean and chapter gr. to abp. who added it to church of royal manor of
Knaresborough (W.R.) 13 Nov. 1230 (Reg. Gray p. 51). Arrangement made in 1233
for church to become part of preb. after d. or change of life of Peter de Rievaux
(ibid. p. 63), conf. by Nicholas de Stuteville Oct. 1233 (Yorks. Fines 1232-46 p. 6).
Quitclaim of advowson of church by kg. 20 Aug. 1280 (CPR 1272-81 p. 396).
In c. 1295 preb. was rector of Knaresborough, with a manor-house and land
and tithes in Knaresborough, Scriven, Brearton, Arkendale, Bilton and
Walkingham; a garden in York, where the capital dwelling-house of preb. of Bichill
formerly stood (Extents pp. 17-19).
1291 £46 13s. 4d.; vicarage £10 (Taxatio p. 297a). c. 1295 £47 13s.
1d. after expenses (Extents p. 19).
William of York
Clerk, first occ. inst. to Kings Ripton (Hunts., Lincoln dioc.) 1219 ×20,
on pres. of the legate [? Guala] (Rot. Welles III 33; cf. Letters of Guala no.
104). Chancery clerk ([C. A. F. Meekings,] 'Six letters concerning the eyres
of 1226-8', EHR lxv (1950) 492-504). Abp.'s coll. to preb. of Bichill, mandate
to install dated 8 Dec. 1230 (YMF I no. 32). Preb. Ampleforth by 28 Sept.
1235 (list 14).
? Philip de Eya
Said to have been this preb., papal chapl., c. 1243, when he was party to
an accord touching the exemption of the preb. from the archdcnry. of
Richmond (YMLA L1/7 (Torre) fos. 446v-447r (976-7)). Prob. to be
identified with preb. of London who first occ. 9 Aug. 1257 and d. 4 Apr. 1277
(1 Fasti I 44, 63). In service of Richard, earl of Cornwall, 1250-73 (CPR
1247-58 pp. 61, 397, 589), whose son and heir Edmund, earl of Cornwall,
lord of Knaresborough, claimed advowson of church 1277 (CPR 1272-81 p.
M. Robert of Scarborough
Dean, el. conf. 30 Oct. 1279 (list 2). Res. preb. Grindale 18 Nov. 1279
(list 28). Occ. as this preb. 10 May 1280, paying £20 p.a. to John de
Mettingham (later preb. Bole, list 18) (Reg. Wickwane p. 258). Transf. to
preb. Husthwaite on abp.'s coll. 20 Dec. 1280 (list 30); received from
abp. promised bond in 100m. for delivering this preb. 14 Apr. 1281 (Reg.
Wickwane p. 319).
Gilbert of Salisbury
Subdean, by abp.'s coll. 10 Feb. 1267; last occ. 13 Sept. 1281; his successor
appd. 20 Dec. 1281 (list 6). Transf. from preb. Bole (list 18) to this preb. on abp.'s
coll. 20 Dec. 1280 (Reg. Wickwane p. 5). Successor in preb. coll. 20 Dec. 1281
M. Thomas of Bitton
Preb. Holme from 16 Oct. 1272 (list 29). Abp.'s coll. to this preb. 20 Dec.
1281 (Reg. Wickwane p. 9). Also archdcn. of Wells 1268-84, dean of Wells
from 1284. Bp. of Exeter, el. 8 Oct. × 30 Nov. 1291, temps. 2 Dec., cons. 16
Preb. Riccall (list 39). Nephew of cardinal Benedict (later pope Boniface
VIII, 1295-1303). Abp.'s mandate to admit him to this preb. by proxy ? 12/
13 Apr. 1292 (Reg. Romeyn II 13). Instal. in this preb. by proxy 15 Apr. 1292
(Misc. Reg. fo. 5r). Cardinal-dcn. of S. Maria in Cosmedin, created 17 Dec.
1295 (Eubel I 51). Papal reservation of a dignity in York opposed by abp.,
archdcn. and subdean when deanery became vacant June 1298 (CPL I 580 =
Reg. Bon. VIII no. 2924; see list 2). Archdcn. of Richmond 1301-17 (2 Fasti
VI 25). Also preb. of Salisbury (1 Fasti IV 86). This preb. vacant by his d.
16 May 1317 ('Vacant benefices 1316-19' p. 145; Paravicini Bagliani,
Testamenti pp. 85-6). Younger man of same name treas. York, prebs.
Stillington, Wilton (2 Fasti VI 12-13, 78, 92).