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Spirituall Gouernor. Gouernors of the Citie of London, and first of the Ecclesiasticall, Bishops, and other Ministers there.
HAuing thus run thorow the description of these cities of London and Westminster, as well in their Originall foundations, as in their increa-
ses of buildings and Ornamēts, togither with such incidēts of sundry sorts, as are before, both generally and particularly discoursed: It re-
maineth, that somewhat bee noted by me, tou-
ching the policie and gouernment, both Ecclesi-
asticall and Ciuill, of London, as I haue already done for West-
, the order wherof, is appointed by late Statute, euen as that of London is maintained by the customes therof,
Antiquities of Glasto.
most laudably v-
sed before all the time of memorie. And first, to begin with the Eccle-
siasticall Iurisdiction, I read, that the Christian faith was first prea-
ched in this Iland (then called Britaine) by Ioseph of Aramathia, and his brethren Disciples of Christ, in the time of Aruiragus, then Gouernor here, vnder the Romane Emperor: after which time, Lucius (King of the Britaines) sent his Ambassadors Eluanus, and Meduuinus (two men learned in the Scriptures) with letters to E-
Lib. consti L. Eleutherius died in the yeare, 186. when he had sitten Bishop 15 yeares.
Bishop of Rome, desiring him to send some deuout and learned men, by whose instruction he and his people might be taught the faith and religiō of Christ. Eleutherius baptised those messēgers, making Eluanus a Bishop, and Meduuinus a Teacher, and sent o-
uer with them into Britaine, two other famous Clerkes, Faganus and Deuuianus, by whose diligence, Lucius and his people of Bri-
, were instructed in the faith of Christ, and baptised: the Tem-
ples of Idols, were conuerted into Cathedrall churches, & Bishops were placed where Flāmines before had bin: at London, Yorke, and Carleon vpon Vske, were placed Archbishops, &c. The Epistle said to be sent, by Eleutherius to king Lucius, for the establishing of the faith, ye may read in my Annalles, Sommaries, & Chronicles, truly translated & set downe, as mine author hath it,
Liber albus constitut.
for some haue curtol-
led and corrupted it, and then fathered it vpon the reuerend Bede, who neuer wrote word thereof, or otherwise, to that effect.

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But to my matter of our London Bishops, as I finde it written: First, there remaineth in the Parish church of Saint Peter vppon Cornhill in Londō, a Table, wherein is written, that Lucius foun-
ded the same church to be an Archbishops See, and Metrapolitane, or chiefe church of his Kingdome, and that it so indured the space of foure hundred yeares, vntill the comming in of Augustine the Moonke, and others, from Rome, in the raigne of the Sax-
The Archbishops names, I finde onely to be set downe by Io-
of Furdes
, in his book of Brittish Bishops, and not elsewhere.
  • 1. Thean (saith hee) was the first Archbishop of London in the time of Lucius, who builded the said church of S. Peter, in a place called Cornhill in London, by the ayde of Ciran, chiefe butler to the king Lucius.
  • 2. Eluanus was the second, and hee builded a Library to the same Church adioyning, and conuerted many of the Dreudes (learned men in the Paganne lawe) to the Christian faith.
  • 3. Cadar was the third: then followed,
  • 4. Obinus.
  • 5. Conan.
  • 7. Stephen.
  • 8. Iltute.
  • 9. Dedwin.
  • 10. Thedred.
  • 11. Hillary.
  • 12. Guidelium.
  • 13. Vodimus, he was slaine by the Saxons.
  • 14. Theanus (the fourtéenth and the last) for he fled with the Bri-
    taines into Wales, about the yeare of Chrſt, 587. Thus much out of Iocelin of the Archbishops:
    This text has been supplied. Reason: Smudging dating from the original print process. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on guesswork. (SM)I1. Tome com.
    the credit whereof I leaue to the iudge-
    ment of the learned: for I reade of a Bishop of London (not before named) in the yeare of Chriſt 326. to bee present at the 2. generall Councell holden at Arles, in the time of Constantine the great, who subscribed thereunto in these wordes, Ex prouincia Bri-
    taniæ Ciuitate Londinensi Restitutus Episcopus
    : as plainely appeareth in the first Tombe of the Counsailes.

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he writeth not himselfe Archbishop, and therefore maketh the matter of Archbishops doubtfull, or rather ouerthroweth that opinion.
The Saxons being Pagons, hauing chased the Brittons, with the Christian Preachers, into the Mountaines of Wales and Corne-
: and hauing deuided this Kingdome of the Brittons amongst themselues, at the length (to wit, in the yeare 596.) Pope Gregorie moued of a godly instinction (sayeth Bede) in the 147. yeare, after the arriual of the Angles (or Saxons) in Britaine , sent Augustine, Miletus, Iustus, and Iohn, with other Moonks, to preach of Gospel, to the said Nation of the Angles in Britaine: these landed in the Ile of Thanet, and were first receiued by Ethelbert, King of Kent, whom they conuerted to the Faith of Christ, with diuers other of his people in the 34. yeare of his Raigne: which Ethelbert gaue vnto Augustine, the Citie of Canterburie.
This Augustine in the yeare of Christ, 604. consecrated Meli-
, and Iustus Bishops, appointing Melitus to preach vnto the East Saxons, whose chiefe Citie was London: and there King Sebert Nephewe to Ethelbert by preaching of Melitus, receiued the word of life: the then Ethelbert (King of Kent) builded in the Citie of London, Saint Pauls,
Saint Pauls Church in London first founded.
Church wherein Melitus began to bee Bi-
shop, in the yeare, 619.
1. Melitus first Bishop of Lon-
, 619.
and sate fiue yeares. Ethelbert by his Char-
ter, gaue lands to this Church of Saint Paule: so did other kings after him: King Sebert through the good life and like preaching of Melitus, hauing receiued Baptisme, To shew himself a Christian, builded a Church, to the honour of God and S. Peter, on the West side of London, which Church is called Westminster, but the Successors of Sebert (beeing Pagannes) expelled Meli-
2. Iustus, This text is the corrected text. The original is 24 624 .
the second, Bishop for a time, and then Melitus againe: after whose decease, the seate was voyde for a time: at length Si-
(sonne to Sigebert, brother to Sebert) ruled in Essex, heh became a Christian, and tooke to him, a holy man named Cedde, or (Chadde) who wan many by preaching, and good life to the Chri-
stian Religion.
3. Cedde, B. of London, This text is the corrected text. The original is 58 658 . Ithancaster and Tilberrie.
Cedde or (Chad) was by Finan consecrated Bishop of the East Saxons, and he ordered Priests and Deacons in all the parts of Essex, but especially at Ithancaster, and Tilberry.

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This Citie (saith Raphe Cogshall) stoode on the banque of the Ri-
uer, Pont that runneth by the Maldun in the hundred of Danesey, but now that Citie is drowned in Paute, so that nothing remaineth but the ruine of the Cittie in the Riuer, Tilburie (both the West and East) standeth on the Thames side, nigh ouer against Graues-
4. Wina, 666.
expelled from the church of Winchester, by Cenewalche the King, was adopted to be the fourth Bishop of London, in the raigne of Wolferus, King of Mercia, and sat 9. yeares.
5. Erkenwald 680.
(borne in the Castle, or towne of Stallingborough in Lindsey) first Abbot of Crotesey, was by Theodore, Archbishop of Canterburie, appointed to be Bishop of the East Saxons, in the Citie of London. This Erkenwald in the yeare of Chriſt, 677. (be-
fore that he was made Bishop) had builded two Monasteries, one for himselfe (being a Monke) at Crotsey
Crotesey, or Chartesey.
in the Ile of Crote, in Sur-
, by the Riuer of Thames, and an other for his sister Edilburge, being a Nun, in a certaine place, called Berching in Essex: he decea-
sed at Berching, in the yeare, 697. and was buried in Pauls church, and was from thence, translated into the newe Church of Saint Paule, on the eightéenth kallendes of December, in the yeare, 1148.
6. Waldhere 697.
Bishop of London, Sebba King
King Sebba became a Monke in Pauls church.
of the East Sax-
ons, came to this Waldhere, Bishop of London, and at his hands receiued the habite of a Monke (for at that time, there were Monkes in Pauls Church, as writeth Radulphus Dedicato, and others) to this Bishop he brought a great summe of money, to be bestowed and giuen to the poore, reseruing nothing to himselfe, but rather desired to remaine poore in goods, as in Spirit, for the Kingdome of Heauen: when he had raigned 30. yeare, he deceased at Powles, and was there buried, and lyeth now in a coffin of stone on the North side of the Ile next the Quire.
Ingwaldus the Bishop of London, was at the Consecration of Tatwine, Archbishop of Canterbrie: and hee confirmed the foundation of Crowland in the yeare, ſeuen hundred ſixtéene, (saith Ingulfus) and deceased in the yeare, 744. as saith Ho-
  • 746.
    Engulfe Bishop of London.
  • 754.
    Wichet. or Wigerns Bishop of London.
  • 761.
    Eaderightus, or Edbrithe, Bishop of London.
  • 768.
    Eadgain or Eadgarus, Bishop of London.
  • 0773.
    Kenewallth, Bishop of London.
  • 784.
    Eadbaldus Bishop of London,
  • 795.
    Heatbright, or Hutbright, Bishop of London, deceased 802. saith Heueden.
  • 813.
    Osmondus Bishop of London: hee was witnesse to a Charter made to Crowland in the yeare 833. saith Engulfe.
  • 835.
    Ethelnothe Bishop of London.
  • 838.
    Elbertus, or Celbertus Bishop of London.
  • 841.
    Caulfe Bishop of London.
  • 850.
    Swithulfus Bishop of London: hee likewise was witnesse to a Charter of Crowland 851.
  • 860.
    Edstanus Bishop of London, witnesse to a Charter to Crowland, 860.
  • 870.
    Vlsius Bishop of London.
  • 878.
    Etheliuardus, Bishop of London.
  • 886.
    Elstanus Bishop of London, dyed in the yeare 900. saith Asser, and all these (saith the Author of Flores Historiarum) were buried in the old church of S. Paul: but there remaineth memories there.
  • 900.
    Theodoricus Bishop of Londō: this man confirmed king Edreds Charter, made to Winchester, in the yeare, 947. whereby it séemeth that he was B. of London of a later time, then he is héere placed.
  • 922.
    Welstanus Bishop of London.
  • 941.
    Brithelme Bishop of London.
  • 958.
    Dunstanus Abbot of Glastonberry, thē B. of Wircestar, & thē B. of London: hee was afterward translated to Canterburie, 960.
  • 960.
    Ealfstanns Bishop of London, the 28.
  • 981.
    Edgare Bishop of London: hée confirmed the grauntes made to Winchester and to Crowland, 966. and againe to Crowland 970. the Charter of Etheldred, concerning Vlfrunhampton, 996.
  • 1004.
    Elphinus Bishop of London.
  • 1010.
    Alwinus Bishop of London.
  • 1012.
    Alfhune Bishop of London: he was sent into Normandie in the yeare 1013. saith Asser.
  • 1044.
    Robert Bishop of London, 7. yeares a Monke of Gemet, in Normandie: afterward translated from London to Canterburie.
  • 1050.
    Spechasius elected but reiected by the King.
  • 1051.
    William a Norman, Chaplaine to Edward the Confessor, was made Bishop of London, 1051. sate 17. yeares, and deceased 1070. he obtained of William the Conqueror, the Charter of liberties for the Cittie of London, as I haue sette downe in my Sum-
  • 1070.
    Hugh de Orwell Bishop of London: hee died of a Leaprosie when he had sitten fiftéene yeares.
  • 1085.
    Mauricius Bishoppe of London: in whose time (to wit, in the yeare, 1086.) the Church of Saint Paul was brent, with the most part of this Citie: and therefore hee laide the foundation of a newe large church, and hauing sitten twentie two yeares, he deceased 1107 saith Paris.
  • 1108.
    Richard Beames (or Beamor) Bishop of London, did won-
    derfully increase the worke of this church begunne, purchasing the stréetes and Lanes adioyning of his owne money, and hee founded the Monastery of S. Osyth in Essex, he sat Bishop 19. yeares, and deceased, 1127.
  • 1141.
    Gilbertus Vniuersalis a Canon of Lyons, elected by Henry the 1. he deceased 1141, when he had sitten 14. yeares.
  • 1152.
    Robert de Segillo a Monke of Reading, whom Mawde the Empresse, made Bishop of London: where hee sate eleuen yeares. Geffrey de Magnauile, tooke him prisoner, at Fulham, and he decea-
    sed, 1152.
  • 1158.
    Richard Beames, Arch-deacon of Essex, Bishop of London 10. yeares, who deceased 1162.
  • 1163.
    Gilbert Foliot Bishop of Hereford, from whence hee was translated to London, and there sate twentie thrée yeares, and decea-
    sed, 1186.
  • 1189.
    Richard Fitz Nele the kings treasurer, Arch-deacon of Essex, elected Bishop of London, at Pipwell, 1189. hee sate nine yeares, and deceased 1198. this man also tooke great paines about the buil-
    ding of Powles church, and raised, many other goodly buildings in his decease.
  • 1199.
    William S. Mary Church, a Norman, Bishop of London,

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    who was one of the thrée Bishops that by the Popes commande-
    ment executed his interdiction or curse vpon the whole realme of England, but hee was forced with the other Bishops to flie the Realme in 1208. and his Castle at Stortforde in Essex, was by commandement of king Iohn ouerthrown, 1210. This William in company of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and of the Bishop of Ely went to Rome, and there complayned against the King 1212. and returned, so as in the yeare 1215. King Iohn in the Church of Saint Paule, at the hands of this VVilliam tooke vpon him the Crosse for the holy land, hée resigned his Bishopricke of his owne voluntarie, in the yeare 1221. saieth Cogshall.
  • 1221.
    Eustachius de Fauconbridge, Treasurer of the Exche-
    quer (sayeth Paris) Chancelor of the Exchequer (sayeth Textor, and Cogshall) Bishoppe of London, 1223. whilest at Chelmes-
    hee was giuing holy orders, a great Tempest of wind and rayne annoyed so many as came thether, whereof it was gathe-
    red, how highly God was displeased with such as came to receiue orders, to the end they may liue a more easie life of the stipendes appointed to Church men giuing themselues to banqueting, and so with vncleane and filthie bodies, (but more vncleane soules) pre-
    sume to minister vnto God, the author of purity and cleanenesse. Falcatius de Brent, was deliuered to his custody in the yeare 1224: this Eustacius deceased in the yeare 1228. and was bu-
    ried in Paules church, in the southside without the Quire.
  • 1229.
    Roger Niger Archdeacon of Cholchester, made Bi-
    shop of London, in the yeare 1230. (sayeth Paris vppon the feast day of the conuersion of S. Paule) when he was at Masse in the Cathedrall Church of S. Paule, a great multitude of people be-
    ing there present, sodenly the weather waxed darke, so as one could skantly sée another, and an horrible thunder clap lighted on the church, which so shooke it that it was like to haue fallen, and there of withall out of a darke cloude proceeded such a flash of such light-
    ning, that all the church seemed to bee on fire, whereupon such a stench ensued, that all men thought they should haue dyed, thou-
    sandes of men and women, ran out of the Church, and being asto-
    nied fell vpon the ground, voide of all sence, and vnderstanding, none of all the multitude tarried in the church, saue the Bishop & one Deacon, which stood still before the high Alter, awaiting the

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    will of God, and when the aire was clensed, the multitude retur-
    ned into the Church, and the Bishop ended the seruice. This Roger Niger is commended to haue beene a man of worthy life, excellently well learned, a notable Preacher, pleasant in talke, milde of countenance, and liberall at his table, hee fell sicke, and dyed at his Mannor of Bishops hall in Stebunheth, in the yeare 1241. and was buried in Paules Church, on the North side of the Quire, in a fayre Tombe of gray Marble.
  • 1241.
    Fulco Basset, Deane of Yorke, Bishop of London, deceased on the 21. day of May, in the yeare 1259. (as sayeth Textor) and was buried in Powles church.
  • 1259.
    Henry Wingham Chancelor of England, made Bishop of London, deceased in the yeare 1262, (sayeth Textor) and was buried in Powles Church, on the south side without the Quire in a marble monument.
  • 1262.
    Richard Talot Bishop of London, straight waies after his consecration deceased, saith Euersden.
  • 1262
    Henry Sandwich Bishop of London deceased in the yere 1273. as the same Author affirmeth.
  • 1273.
    Iohn Cheshull Deane of Poules, Treasurer of Eng-
    , and keeper of the great Seale, was Bishop of London, and deceased in the yeare 1279. saith Euersden.
  • 1280
    Fulco Louel, Archdeacon of Colchester, elected bishop of London, but refused the place.
  • 1280.
    Richard Grauesend, Archedeacon of Northampton Bishop of London. It appeareth by the Charter warren granted to this Bishop, that in this time there were two woods in the pa-
    rish of Stebunhith pertaining to the said Bishop: I haue my selfe knowne the one of them by Bishops Hall, but nowe they are both made plaine, and not to be discerned from other grounds. Some haue fabuled that this Richard Grauesend Bishop of London, in the yeare 1392. the 16. of Richarde of ſecond, purchased the Charter of liberties, to this Citie: which thing hath no possibilitie of trueth, as I haue proued, for hee deceased in the yeare 1303. al-
    most 90. yeares before that time.
    Fable of Ri-
    chard Graues-
  • 1303
    Ralphe Baldoke Deane of Paules, Bishop of London consecrated at Lions by Peter Bishop of Alba in the yeare 1307. he was a great furtherer of the new worke of Paules, to wit, The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified east

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    end called our lady chapel, & other adioyning this Ralph deceased in The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified yere 1313 & was buried in The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified said Lady Chapel, vnder a flat stone.
  • 1313.
    Gilbert Segraue was consecrated Bishop of London, and sate 3. yeares.
  • 1317.
    Richard Newport Bishop of London sate 2. yeares, and was buried in Paules Church.
  • 1318.
    Stephen Grauesend Bishop of London sate 20. yeares.
  • 1338.
    Richard Wentworth or Bentworth, Bishop of London and Chancellour of England, deceased the yeare 1339.
  • 1339.
    Ralphe Stratford Bishop of London, he purchased the peece of groūd called Nomans land, besides Smithfield, and dedi-
    cated it to the vse of buryall, as before hath appeared: he was borne at Stratford vpon Auon: and therefore builed a chapel to S. Tho-
    there, he sate 14. yeres, deceased at Stebinhith.
  • 1354.
    Michæl Norbroke Bishop of London deceased in the yeare 1361. sayth Mirimouth, sate 7. yeares.
  • 1362.
    Simond Sudbery Bishop of London sate 13. yeares, translated to be Archebishop of Canterbury in the yeare 1375.
  • 1375.
    William Courteny translated from Hereford to the bi-
    shopricke of London, and after translated from thence to the Arch-
    bishopricke of Canterbury in the yeare 1381.
  • 1381.
    Robert Breybroke Chanon of Lichfielde, Bishop of London, made Lord Chancellour in the 6. of Richard the ſecond, sate Bishop 20. yeres, and deceased in the yeare 1404, he was bu-
    ried in the said Lady chapel at Paules.
  • 1405.
    Roger Walden Treasurer of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, was deposed and after made Bishop of London: hee deceased in the yeare 1406. and was buried at S. Bartilmewes Pryorie in Smithfield.
  • 1506.
    Nicholas Bubwithe Bishop of London, Treasurer of England, translated to Salisbury, and from thence to Bathe, and lieth buried at Wells.
  • 1407.
    Richard Clifford remoued from Worcester to Lon-
    , deceased 1422. as saith Thomas Walsingham, and was bu-
    ried in Paules.
  • 1422.
    Iohn Kempe fellow of Martin colledge in Oxford, was made Bishop of Rochester, from whence remoued to Chiche-

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    ster, and thence to London: he was made Lord Chancellour in the yeare 1425. the 4. of Henry the ſixt, and was remoued from Lon-
    to Yorke in the yeare 1426. hee sate Archbishop thence 25. yeares, and was translated to Canterbury: hee was afterwards made Cardinall in the yeare 1352. In the Bishop of Londons house at Fulham he receiued the Crosse, and the next day the Pale at the hands of Thomas Kempe Bishop of London, hee deceased in the yeare 1454.
  • 1426.
    William Gray Deane of Yorke, consecrated Bishop of London, who foūded a colledge at Thele in Hartfordshire for a Maister & 4. chanons, and made it a cell to Elsing Spittle in Lon-
    , it had of old time bene a colledge decayed, and therefore newly founded: hee was translated to Lincolne 1431.
  • 1432.
    Robert Fitzhugh Archdeacon of Northampton, conse-
    crated Bishop of London, sate 5. yeres, deceased in the yeare 1435, and was buried on the south side of the Quire of Pawles.
  • 1435
    Robert Gilbert Doctor of Diuinitie, Deane of Yorke, consecrated Bishop of London, sate 12. yeares, deceased 1448.
  • 1449.
    Thomas Kempe, Archdeacon of Richmond, consecra-
    ted Bishop of London at Yorke house, (now White hall) by the handes of his vnckle Iohn Kempe, Archbishop of Canterbury, the eight of Februarie, 1449. he founded a Chappell of the Tri-
    nity in the body of S. Pawles Church on the North side, he sate Bishop of London 39. yeares, and 48. dayes, and then deceased in the yeare 1489. was there buried.
  • 1489
    Iohn Marshall Bishop of London deceased in the yere (1393.
  • 1493
    Richarde Hall bishop of London, deceased 1495. and was buried in the body of S. Paules Church.
  • 1496.
    Thomas Sauage first bishop of Rochester, then bishop of London 5. yeares, was translated to Yorke 1501. where hee sate Archbishop 7. yeres, and was there buried in the yeare 1507.
  • 1502
    William Warrham Bishop of London, made kéeper of the great Seale, sate 2. yeares, was translated to Canterburie
  • 1504
    William Barons Bishop of London, sate 10. moneths, and 11. dayes, deceased in the yeare 1505.
  • 1505.
    Richard Fitz Iames fellow of Martin Colledge in Ox-
    in the raigne of Henrie the 6. was made Bishop of Roche-
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    deceased 1521. and lyeth buried hard beneath the Northwest pil-
    lar of the Steple in Pauls, vnder a faire Tombe of Marble, now remoued, ouer the which was builded a faire Chappell of tymber, with stayres mounting thereunto: this chappell was burned with fire from the Steple. 1561.
  • 1521.
    Cuthbert Tunstal, doctour of law, Master of the rowles, Lord Priuy Seale, and bishop of London, was thence translated to the bishopricke of Durham in the yeare 1529.
  • 1529.
    Iohn Stokley Bishop of London sat 13. yeares, deceased in the yeare 1539, and was buried in the Lady chaple in Paules.
  • 1539
    Edmond Boner Doctor of the ciuill law, Archdeacon of Leycester, was elected to London in the yeare 1539. being then Bishop of Hereforde, whilest hee was beyond the seas Embassa-
    dour for the King. On the firſt of Septemb. 1549. hee preached at Paules Crosse, for The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified which sermō he was charged before the kings councell by William Latimer Parson of S. Lawrence Poltney, and Iohn Hoper, sometime a white Monke, and béeing conuented before certaine Commissioners at Lambith, was for his disobedi-
    ence to the kings order on the 20. day of the ſame month sent to the Marshalsey and depriued from his bishopricke.
  • 1550.
    Nicolas Ridley bishop of Rochester, was elected Bi-
    shop of London. This man by his deede dated the after Chriſtmas, in the 4. yere of Edward the 6. gaue to The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified king the Mā-
    nors of Branketrie & Southminster, and the patronage of The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified church of Cogshall in Essex, the Mannors of Stebunheth, otherwise cal-
    led Stebinhith and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, and the Marshe of Stebunheth or Stebinhith: and the aduowson of the viccarage of the Parish Church of Cogshall in Essex aforesaide: which graunt was confirmed by the Deane & Chapter of Paules, The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified same day and yere, with exception of such lands in Southminster, Stebunheth and Hacknoy, as only pertained to them. The saide King Edward by his letters patents dated the 16. of Aprill in the ſaid 4. yeare of his raigne graunted to Sir Thomas Wentworth, L. Wentworth L. Chāberlane of The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified kings houshold, for his good ser-
    uice before done (a part of the late receiued gift) to witte, the Lord-
    ships of Stebunheth and Hackney, and the landes in Shorditch, Holiwel stréete. White chapel, Stratford at Bow, Poplar, North-

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    stréete, Lymehouses, Ratliffe, Cleuestréete, Brockestréete, Myle-
    end, Bletenehall gréene, Oldford, Westheth, Kingsland Shakel-
    wel, Newinton stréete, Clopton, Churchstréete, welstréete, Hūbar-
    ton, Grouestréete, Gūston stréete, alias Morestréete in the coūty of Middlesex, together with the Marshe of Stebinhith &c. the Man-
    nor of Hackney was valued at lxi.£.ix SMALL LATIN LETTER S WITH TILDE ABOVE; ABBREVIATION FOR SHILLINGsiiij.ď.by yeare; and the Mannor of Stebunhith at cxl.£.viij,SMALL LATIN LETTER S WITH TILDE ABOVE; ABBREVIATION FOR SHILLINGs xi,ď.ob. by yeare. This Bi-
    shop Nicolas Ridley, for preaching a Sermon at Paules Crosse, on the 16. of Iuly in the yeare 1553. was cōmitted to the Towre of London, where he remained prisoner till the 10. of Aprill in the yeare 1554. and was thence sent to Oxford, there to dispute with the Diuines and learned men of the contrary opinion: and on the 16. of October 1555. hee was burned at Oxford for opinions a-
    gainst the Romish order of Sacraments &c.
  • 1553.
    Edmond Boner aforesaid being released out of the Mar-
    , was restored to The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified bishoprick of London, by Quéen Mary, on the 5. of Auguſt in the yeare 1553. & againe deposed by Quéene Elizabeth, in the moneth of Iuly An. 1559. and was eftsoones committed to the Marshalsey, where he died on the 5. of Septemb. 1569. and was at midnight buried amongst other prisoners in S. Georges Churchyard.
  • 1559.
    Edmond Grindal Bishop of London, being consecrated the 21 of December 1559. was translated to Yorke, in the yeare 1570. and from thence remoued to Canterbury, in the yere 1574. he died blynd 1583. On the 6. of Iuly, and was buried at Cro-
    in Surrey.
  • 1570.
    Edwine Sands being translated from Worcester to the Bishopricke of London in the yeare 1570. was thence trans-
    lated to Yorke in the yeare 1576. and died in the yeare 1588.
  • 1576.
    Iohn Elmere Bishop of London deceased in the yeare 1594. on the 3. of Iune, at Fulanham, and was buried in Paules Church, before S. Georges chappel.
  • 1594.
    Richard Fletcher, Bishop of Worcester, was on the 30. of December in Paules Church elected Bishop of London, and deceased on the 15. of Iune 1596. Hee was buried in Paules Church, without any solemne funerall.
  • 1597.
    Richard Bancroft doctor of Diuinite, nowe sitteth Bi-

    Spirituall Gouernments.
    shop of London in this yeare 1598. being enstaled there.
This much for the succession of the Bishops of London, whose Diocesse containeth The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified city of London, The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified whole shyres in Middlesex and Essex, & a part of Hartfordshyre. These Bishops haue for As-
sistants in the cathedrall Church of S. Paules, a Deane, a Chaun-
ter, a Chauncelor, a Treasurer, 5. Archdeacons, to witte, Lon-
, Middlesex, Essex, Colchester
and S. Albons, and 30. pre-
bendaries: there appertaineth also to the said Church for furniture of the Quire in diuine seruice, and ministration of the sacraments, a Colledge of xij.petychanens, 6. vickars, choral & Queristars. &c.
This Dyocesse is diuided into Parishes, euery Parish hauing his Parson, or vicar at the least, learned men for the most part, and sufficient Preachers to instruct the people. There were in this city & within the suburbs thereof in the raign of Henrie the 2. (as wri-
teth Fitz Stephens) 13. great conuentuall Churches, besides the lesser sort called Parish Churches, to the number of 126. all which conuentuall Churches, and some others since that time founded, are now suppressed and gone, except the cathedrall Church of S. Paule in London, and the colledge of S. Peter at Westminster: of all which Parish Churches though I haue spoken, yet for more ease to the reader, I will here againe set them downe in manner of a Table, not by order of Alphabete, but as they bee placed in the wards and suburbes.


  1. Overinking. (SM)

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