Preb. not territorial, but consisted of money payments: described as 'in
pecunia numerata consistens' in 1279 (Reg. Wickwane p. 2). Name prob.
originates from Middle English bote (profit) and want (lacking); see YMF II
1291 £20 (Taxatio p. 297b).
M. Hugh of Evesham (fn. 142)
First occ. as can. 17 Dec. 1269 (Reg. Wickwane p. 22). Archdcn. of Worcester
by 9 June 1275 (1 Fasti II 106). Received vote of M. William de Wickwane (the
successful candidate) in el. to abpric. of York [22 June] 1279 (Reg. Nic. III no.
559, cal. CPL I 459). Only occ. as this preb. when res. by 11 Nov. 1279 (Reg.
Wickwane p. 2). Transf. to preb. Bugthorpe on abp.'s coll. 12 Nov. 1279 (list 21).
Prob. related to M. Simon of Evesham, archdcn. of Richmond (list 13) (Chs. Vicars
Choral no. 415).
John de Kirkeby (fn. 143)
Abp.'s coll. to this preb. in succession to M. Hugh of Evesham, with mandate
to induct, 11 Nov. 1279 (Reg. Wickwane p. 2). Treas. of exchequer; royal justice;
archdcn. of Coventry (Lichfield dioc.); preb. of Salisbury (1 Fasti IV 90). Bp.-el.
of Rochester, res. 16 June 1283 (ibid. II 77). Bp. of Ely, el. 26 July × 6 Aug.
1286, temps. 7 Sept., cons. 22 Sept. (ibid. p. 47).
[Peter de Sabello
Refused abp.'s offer of this preb. 23 Sept. 1286 (Reg. Romeyn I 358). Became
preb. Bugthorpe (list 21).]
M. Thomas of Wakefield
Subdean, abp.'s coll. 20 Dec. 1281; last occ. 8 May 1290 (list 6). Abp.'s coll.
to this preb., vacant by cons. of John de Kirkeby, 23 Sept. 1286, with mandate to
induct dated 9 Oct. (Reg. Romeyn I 357-8). Chanc. of York, abp.'s coll. 16 June
1290; d. by 8 July 1297 (list 4).
M. Robert de Ripplingham
Abp.'s coll. to chancellorship and this preb. 8 July 1297 in succession to the
late M. Thomas of Wakefield, with mandate to induct dated 10 July (Reg. Newark
p. 219). Last occ. as chanc. 23 March 1328; d. between 24 and 30 Aug. 1332 (list
4; 2 Fasti VI 37).
|| Worcs. For his career, see Biog. Ox. I 656; C. H. Talbot and E. A. Hammond, Medical Practitioners
in Medieval England (1965) pp. 92-3; DNB.
|| See Survey of the county of York ... Kirkby's Inquest [ed. R. H. Scaife] (SS xlix, 1867) pp. xi-xiii;
DNB s.n. Kirkby.