Bishop of Lincoln

1554 Consecration of new Bishops

1560 Consecration of new Bishops

Bishop of Lincoln is in Bishop.

In 1093 Bishop Roger Bloet -1123 was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1173 Geoffrey Plantagenet Archbishop of York 1152-1212 (21) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

On 11 May 1183 Walter de Coutances -1207 was elected Bishop of Lincoln being selected by Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (50) over three other candidates.

On 03 Jul 1183 Walter de Coutances -1207 was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln at Angers Cathedral by Richard de Dover Archbishop of Canterbury -1184.

On 11 Dec 1183 Walter de Coutances -1207 was enthroned Bishop of Lincoln.

In Jun 1235 Robert Grosseteste Bishop 1168-1253 (67) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

On 27 May 1320 Henry Burghesh Bishop of Lincoln 1292-1340 (28) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln due to the influence of his uncle Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (44) despite the chapter having already elected a new bishop.

On 20 Jul 1320 Henry Burghesh Bishop of Lincoln 1292-1340 (28) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

Around 01 Mar 1341 Thomas Bek Bishop of Lincoln 1282-1347 (59) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

On 07 Jul 1342 Thomas Bek Bishop of Lincoln 1282-1347 (60) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

On 27 Feb 1398 Cardinal Henry Beaufort 1375-1447 (23) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

On 28 Apr 1419 Richard Fleming Bishop Lincoln 1387-1431 (32) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

On 20 Nov 1419 Richard Fleming Bishop Lincoln 1387-1431 (32) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1450 Marmaduke Lumley Bishop of Carlisle Bishop of Lincoln -1450 was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1472 Thomas Rotherham Archbishop of York 1423-1500 (48) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

On 07 Jul 1480 John Russell Bishop -1494 was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1495 Bishop William Smyth 1460-1514 (35) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1514 Bishop William Atwater 1440-1521 (74) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

In 05 May 1521 John Longland Bishop of Lincoln -1547 was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln by William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532 (71) assisted by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (51), Nicholas West Bishop of Ely 1461-1533 (60) and John Vesey aka Harman Bishop of Exeter 1462-1555 (59).

Before 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532. Around 1620 based on a work of 1526.Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532. Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck Painter 1460-1525. Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge St John's College. Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535. Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window. She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets. On 29 Mar 2019, St John's College, Cambridge, which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

On 07 Jan 1527 Robert King Bishop -1558 was appointed suffragan Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1547 Bishop Henry Holbeach 1477-1551 (70) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1552 Bishop John Taylor 1503-1554 (49) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

1554 Consecration of new Bishops

On 01 Apr 1554 the Lord Chancellor Bishop Edmund "Bloody" Bonner of London 1500-1569 (54), assisted by Stephen Gardiner Bishop of Winchester 1483-1555 (71), Nicholas Ridley Bishop Martyr 1500-1555 (54) and Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop of Durham 1474-1559 (80), consecrated seven bishops at Southwark Cathedral:

Bishop George Cotes -1556 was consecrated Bishop of Chester.

Bishop Gilbert Bourne -1569 was consecrated Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Bishop James Brooks 1512-1558 (41) was consecrated Bishop of Gloucester.

Bishop Robert Griffin 1507-1558 (47) was consecrated Bishop of Rochester.

Bishop Henry Morgan -1559 was consecrated Bishop of St David's.

Bishop John White 1510-1560 (44) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

Bishop Robert Parfew aka Warton -1557 was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

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Diary of Henry Machyn March 1554. 01 Apr 1554. [The first day of April my lord chancellor (54) did consecrate six new bishops at St. Mary Overy's, before the high altar; and a goodly mass was said. And when all] was done thay yede unto my lord ch[ancellor's,] for ther was as grett a dener as youe ha[ve seen.] Thes be the bysshopes names that wher consecrated, [doctor] Whyt (44), warden of Wynchastur, the bysshope of Ly[ncoln]; doctur Borne, bysshope of Bathe; doctur Morgan, bishop of sant Davys; doctur Brokes (41), bysshope of Gloss [ter]; doctur Cottes, bysshope of Westtchastur; bysshope of sant Asse changyd to be bysshope of Arfford; master [Griffith] (47) parsun of sant Magnus bysshope of Rochastur.

On 15 Apr 1556 Bishop Thomas Watson 1515-1584 (41) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

On 15 Aug 1557 Bishop Thomas Watson 1515-1584 (42) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln by Archbishop Nicholas Heath 1501-1578 (56).

On 25 Nov 1559 Nicholas Bullingham Bishop of Lincoln 1520-1576 (39) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

1560 Consecration of new Bishops

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Nicholas Bullingham Bishop of Lincoln 1520-1576 (40) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

Thomas Young Archbishop of York 1507-1568 (53) was consecrated Bishop of St David's at Lambeth Palace by Archbishop Matthew Parker 1504-1575 (55).

In 1614 Richard Neale Archbishop 1562-1640 (51) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1621 John Williams Archbishop of York 1582-1650 (38) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln by King James I (54).

Before 1634 Gilbert Jackson Painter 1595-1648. Portrait of John Williams Archbishop of York 1582-1650. Around 1600 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 painted the portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. Around 1605 John Critz 1551-1642. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 with Garter Collar and Leg Garter. In 1621 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter. Around 1632 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. In 1583 Pieter Bronckhorst Painter -1583. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. 1623. Adam de Colone 1572-1651. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. 1580. Adrian Vanson -1602. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625.

John Evelyn's Diary 31 August 1654. 31 Aug 1654. Through part of Huntingdonshire, we passed that town, fair and ancient, a river running by it. The country about it so abounds in wheat that, when any King of England passes through it, they have a custom to meet him with a hundred plows.

This evening, to Cambridge; and went first to St. John's College, well built of brick, and library, which I think is the fairest of that University. One Mr. Benlowes has given it all the ornaments of pietra commessa, whereof a table and one piece of perspective is very fine; other trifles there also be of no great value, besides a vast old song-book, or Service, and some fair manuscripts. There hangs in the library the picture of John Williams (72), Archbishop of York, sometime Lord Keeper, my kinsman, and their great benefactor.

Trinity College is said by some to be the fairest quadrangle of any university in Europe; but in truth is far inferior to that of Christ Church, in Oxford; the hall is ample and of stone, the fountain in the quadrangle is graceful, the chapel and library fair. There they showed us the prophetic manuscript of the famous Grebner, but the passage and emblem which they would apply to our late King, is manifestly relating to the Swedish; in truth, it seems to be a mere fantastic rhapsody, however the title may bespeak strange revelations. There is an office in manuscript with fine miniatures, and some other antiquities, given by the Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VIII, and the before-mentioned Archbishop Williams (72), when Bishop of Lincoln. The library is pretty well stored. The Greek Professor had me into another large quadrangle cloistered and well built, and gave us a handsome collation in his own chamber.

Thence to Caius, and afterward to King's College, where I found the chapel altogether answered expectation, especially the roof, all of stone, which for the flatness of its laying and carving may, I conceive, vie with any in Christendom. The contignation of the roof (which I went upon), weight, and artificial joining of the stones is admirable. The lights are also very fair. In one aisle lies the famous Dr. Collins, so celebrated for his fluency in the Latin tongue. From this roof we could descry Ely, and the encampment of Sturbridge fair now beginning to set up their tents and booths; also Royston, Newmarket, etc., houses belonging to the King. The library is too narrow.

Clare-Hall is of a new and noble design, but not finished.

Peter-House, formerly under the government of my worthy friend, Dr. Joseph Cosin (59) [Note. Joseph appears to be a mistake for John?], Dean of Peterborough; a pretty neat college, having a delicate chapel. Next to Sidney, a fine college.

Catherine-Hall, though a mean structure, is yet famous for the learned Bishop Andrews (99), once Master. Emanuel College, that zealous house, where to the hall they have a parlor for the Fellows. The chapel is reformed, ab origine, built north and south, and meanly erected, as is the library.

Jesus College, one of the best built, but in a melancholy situation. Next to Christ-College, a very noble erection, especially the modern part, built without the quadrangle toward the gardens, of exact architecture.

The Schools are very despicable, and Public Library but mean, though somewhat improved by the wainscoting and books lately added by the Bishop Bancroft's library and MSS. They showed us little of antiquity, only King James's Works, being his own gift, and kept very reverently.

The market place is very ample, and remarkable for old Hobson, the pleasant carrier's beneficence of a fountain. But the whole town is situate in a low, dirty, unpleasant place, the streets ill-paved, the air thick and infected by the fens, nor are its churches, (of which St. Mary's is the best) anything considerable in compare to Oxford.

From Cambridge, we went to Audley-End, and spent some time in seeing that goodly place built by Howard (93), Earl of Suffolk, once Lord Treasurer. It is a mixed fabric, between antique and modern, but observable for its being completely finished, and without comparison is one of the stateliest palaces in the kingdom. It consists of two courts, the first very large, winged with cloisters. The front had a double entrance; the hall is fair, but somewhat too small for so august a pile. The kitchen is very large, as are the cellars, arched with stone, very neat and well disposed; these offices are joined by a wing out of the way very handsomely. The gallery is the most cheerful and I think one of the best in England; a fair dining-room, and the rest of the lodgings answerable, with a pretty chapel. The gardens are not in order, though well inclosed. It has also a bowling-alley, a noble well-walled, wooded and watered park, full of fine collines and ponds: the river glides before the palace, to which is an avenue of lime trees, but all this is much diminished by its being placed in an obscure bottom. For the rest, is a perfectly uniform structure, and shows without like a diadem, by the decorations of the cupolas and other ornaments on the pavilions; instead of rails and balusters, there is a border of capital letters, as was lately also on Suffolk House, near Charing-Cross, built by the same Lord Treasurer (93).

This house stands in the parish of Saffron Walden, famous for the abundance of saffron there cultivated, and esteemed the best of any foreign country.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck Painter 1460-1525. Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge St John's College. Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535. Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window. She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets. On 29 Mar 2019, St John's College, Cambridge, which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck. In 1598 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626.

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John Evelyn's Diary 18 December 1659. 18 Dec 1659. Preached that famous divine, Dr. Sanderson (72) (since Bishop of Lincoln), now eighty years old, on Jer. xxx. 13, concerning the evil of forsaking God.

Before 29 Jan 1663. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Robert Sanderson Bishop of Lincoln 1587-1663.

In 1660 Robert Sanderson Bishop of Lincoln 1587-1663 (72) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

On 03 Oct 1660 Bishop Robert Saunderson 1587-1663 (73) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

On 28 Nov 1660 Bishop Robert Saunderson 1587-1663 (73) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

On 17 Sep 1667 William Fuller Bishop 1608-1675 (59) was elected Bishop of Lincoln.

John Evelyn's Diary 27 June 1675. 27 Jun 1675. At Ely House, I went to the consecration of my worthy friend, the learned Dr. Barlow (51), Warden of Queen's College, Oxford, now made Bishop of Lincoln. After it succeeded a magnificent feast, where were the Duke of Ormond (64), Earl of Lauderdale (59), the Lord Treasurer (43), Lord Keeper (69), etc.

In 1711 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Christopher Wren 1632-1723. In 1715 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688. Around 1647 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688. Around 1678 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688 in his Garter Robes. Before 10 Sep 1687 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688. Before 05 Aug 1661 Cornelius Johnson Painter 1593-1661. Portrait of Thomas Hales 3rd Baronet Hales 1695-1762 and John Maitland 1st Duke Lauderdale 1616-1682. Ham House Ham Richmond. Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of John Maitland 1st Duke Lauderdale 1616-1682. Around 1675 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of John Maitland 1st Duke Lauderdale 1616-1682 and Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale 1626-1698. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of John Maitland 1st Duke Lauderdale 1616-1682 wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of John Maitland 1st Duke Lauderdale 1616-1682. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Orlando Bridgeman 1st Baronet Bridgeman 1606-1674. Around 1670 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Orlando Bridgeman 1st Baronet Bridgeman 1606-1674. Chirk Castle.

In 1691 Thomas Tenison Archbishop of Canterbury 1636-1715 (54) was appointed Bishop of Lincoln.

John Evelyn's Diary 12 January 1692. 12 Jan 1692. My granddaughter was christened by Dr. Tenison (55), now Bishop of Lincoln, in Trinity Church (assumed to be a reference to the new church described on 18 Jul 1691), being the first that was christened there. She was named Jane.

John Evelyn's Diary 09 December 1694. 09 Dec 1694. I had news that my dear and worthy friend, Dr. Tenison (58), Bishop of Lincoln, was made Archbishop of Canterbury, for which I thank God and rejoice, he being most worthy of it, for his learning, piety, and prudence.

In 1705 William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737 (47) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

Before 1737 Thomas Gibson Painter 1680-1751. Portrait of William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737.

In 1716 Bishop Edmund Gibson 1669-1748 (47) was appointed in Bishop of Lincoln.