Prior of Durham

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The Prior of Durham was the head of Durham Cathedral Priory, founded c. 1083 with the move of a previous house from Jarrow. The succession continued until dissolution of the monastery in 1540, when the priory was replaced with a deanery church.

List

Priors of St Cuthbert's Cathedral Priory, Durham
From Until Incumbent Citation(s) Notes
1073x4 (Jarrow)
1083 (Durham)
died 1087 Aldwin [1]
1087 resigned 1109 Turgot [1] Became Bishop of St Andrews [1]
1109 died 1137 x 1138 Algar [1]
?1138 died 1149 Roger [1]
1149 died 1154 Lawrence [1]
1154 died 1158 Absalom [1]
1161 x 1162 resigned 1162 or 1163 Thomas [1] Died 1173
1163 died 1189 Germanus [1]
1189 died 1212 x 1213 Bertram [1]
1212 x 1213 died 1218 William [1][2]
1218 died 1234 Ranulf Kerneth [3]
1234 died 1244 Thomas de Melsonby [3]
1244 resigned 1258 Bertram de Middleton [3] Still alive in 1266[3]
1258 resigned 1273 Hugh de Darlington [3]
1273 resigned 1285 Richard de Claxton [3]
1286 resigned 1290 Hugh de Darlington (again) [3]
elected 1290 Richard de Hoton [4] Died in 1308.[5]
appointed 1300 Henry de Lusby [4] See above note
1308 resigned 1313 William de Tanfield [6] Died 7 February 1314[6]
1313 resigned 1321 Geoffrey de Burdon [6] Still alive in 1333; previously prior of Finchale and prior of Lyytham[6]
elected 1321 William de Guisborough [6] Elected 6 February, renounced election 8 February 1321
1321 died 1341 William de Cowton [6]
1341 died 1374 John Fossor [7]
1374 died 1391 Robert Berrington of Walworth [8]
1391 died 1416 John de Hemingbrough [9]
1416 died 1446 John de Washington [9]
1446 resigned 1456 William Ebchester [9]
1456 died 1464 John Burnby [9]
1464 resigned 1479 Richard Bell [9]
1479 died 1484 Robert Ebchester [9]
1484 died 1494 John Auckland [9]
1494 1519 Thomas Castell [9]
1520 office abolished 1540 Hugh Whitehead [9] The monastery was surrendered to the king in 1540, after which a dean and twelve canons were appointed.[9] Hugh Whitehead was this first dean; he died in 1551.[10]

Notes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Knowles, Brooke, and London, (1972), Heads of Religious Houses , i, p. 43
  2. Smith & London (eds.), Heads of Religions Houses, ii, pp. 37—8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Smith & London (eds.), Heads of Religions Houses, ii, p. 38
  4. 4.0 4.1 Smith & London (eds.), Heads of Religions Houses, ii, pp. 38—9
  5. Fraser, C. M. (2004), "Hoton, Richard (d. 1308), prior of Durham", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/13858, retrieved on 2009-01-28
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Smith & London (eds.), Heads of Religions Houses, ii, p. 39
  7. Smith & London (eds.), Heads of Religions Houses, ii, pp. 39—40
  8. Smith & London (eds.), Heads of Religions Houses, ii, p. 40
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Page, "Priory of St Cuthbert, Durham".
  10. Knighton, "Whitehead, Hugh"

References

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  • Knighton, C. S. (2004), "Whitehead, Hugh (d. 1551), prior then dean of Durham", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 2009-01-28<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Knowles, David; Brooke, C. N. L.; London, C. M, eds. (1972), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940—1216, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-08367-2<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Page, William, ed. (1907), "Priory of St Cuthbert, Durham (later Durham cathedral)", A History of the County of Durham: Volume 2 (1907), British History Online, pp. 86–103, retrieved 2009-01-10<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Smith, David M.; London, C. M, eds. (2001), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216—1377, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-80271-7<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>