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Bibliography

The contents of the episcopal rolls and pre-1646 registers are described in detail in:

Smith, David M. - Guide to Bishops’ Registers of England and Wales: A Survey from the Middle Ages to the Abolition of Episcopacy in 1646 (London: Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 11, 1981), pp 105-132.

Smith, David M. - Supplement to the Guide to Bishops’ Registers of England and Wales: A Survey from the Middle Ages to the Abolition of Episcopacy in 1646 (York: The Canterbury and York Society, 2004) pp.16-18.

The majority of the Rolls and Registers are described, in less detail, in:

Major, Kathleen - A Handlist of the Records of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacons of Lincoln and Stow (Oxford, 1953), pp1-25.

Editions of some of the medieval rolls and registers are available in print, mainly in Lincoln Record Society and Canterbury and York Society volumes, with indexes:

Phillimore, W.P.W. - The Rolls of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln, 1209-1235, Vol I (Lincoln: Lincoln Record Society vol 3, 1912) [also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 1, 1909] [References: DIOC/ROLLS/WELLS].

Phillimore, W.P.W. - The Rolls of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln, 1209-1235, Vol II (Lincoln: Lincoln Record Society vol 6, 1913) [also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 3, 1907] [References: DIOC/ROLLS/WELLS].
Davis, F.N. - The Rolls of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln, 1209-1235, Vol III
(Lincoln, Lincoln Record Society vol 9, 1914) [also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 4, 1908] [References: DIOC/ROLLS/WELLS].

Davis, F.N. - The Rolls of Robert Grosseteste and Henry Lexington, Bishops of Lincoln, 1235-1259 (Horncastle: Lincoln Record Society vol 11, 1914) [also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 10, 1913] [References: DIOC/ROLLS/GROSSETESTE and DIOC/ROLLS/LEXINGTON].

Davis, F.N., Foster, C.W. and Thompson, A. Hamilton. - The Rolls of Richard Gravesend, Bishop of Lincoln, 1258-1279 (Horncastle: Lincoln Record Society vol 20 for 1922, 1925) [also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 32, 1925] [Reference: DIOC/ROLLS/GRAVESEND].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol I (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 39 for 1942, 1948) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol II (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 43 for 1946, 1950) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol III (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 48 for 1952, 1954) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol IV (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 52 for 1957, 1958) [Reference: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol V (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 60, 1965) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol VI (Lincoln: Lincoln Record Society vol 64 for 1969 and 1970, 1969) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol VII (Lincoln: Lincoln Record Society vol 69 for 1974, 1975) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Hill, Rosalind M.T. - The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280-1299, Vol VIII (Lincoln Record Society vol 76 for 1985, 1986) [References: DIOC/ROLLS/SUTTON & DIOC/REG/1].

Gibbons, A - Liber antiquus de ordinationibus Vicariarum tempore Hugonis Wells, Lincolniensis Episcopi, 1209-1235 (Lincoln 1888) [Reference: DIOC/ADD REG/6].

Bennett, Nicholas - The Registers of Henry Burghersh, 1320-1342, Vol I (Lincoln Record Society vol 87, 1999) [also available as Canterbury and York Society pt 146 vol 73, 1979-80] [Reference: DIOC/REG/4].

Bennett, Nicholas - The Registers of Henry Burghersh, 1320-1342, Vol II (Lincoln Record Society vol 90, 2003) [Reference: DIOC/REG/4].

McHardy, Alison K. - Royal writs addressed to John Buckingham Bishop of Lincoln 1363-1398. Lincoln register 12B a calendar (Lincoln Record Society vol 86, 1997 [Also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 86] [Reference: DIOC/REG/12B].

Archer, Margaret - The Register of Bishop Philip Repingdon, 1405-1419, Vol I (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 57 for 1962, 1963) [Reference: DIOC/REG/15].

Archer, Margaret - The Register of Bishop Philip Repingdon, 1405-1419, Vol II (Hereford: Lincoln Record Society vol 58 for 1963, 1963) [Reference: DIOC/REG/15].

Archer, Margaret - The Register of Bishop Philip Repingdon, 1405-1419, Vol III (Lincoln Record Society vol 74, 1982) [Reference: DIOC/REG/15].

Foster, C.W. - Lincoln Episcopal Records in the time of Thomas Cooper S.T.P, Bishop of Lincoln 1571-1584 (Lincoln Record Society vol II, 1911, pp1-101) [Also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 11, 1919] [Reference: DIOC/REG/29].

In addition, there are typescript calendars of one of the registers of Bishop John Dalderby (1300-1320) [Reference: DIOC/REG/3] and part of one of the registers of Bishop Thomas Bek (1342-1347) [Reference: DIOC/REG/7, folios 131-140] available in the Search Room at Lincolnshire Archives.

The following are some of the publications which have used the bishops’ registers:

Clark, Andrew ed, Lincoln Diocese Documents 1400-1544 (Early English Text Society original series no 149, 1914).

Foster, Charles Wilmer - The Lincoln Episcopal Register being the substance of an address delivered to the Canterbury and York Society (Associated Architectural Societies Reports and Papers vol 41 part II 1933 pp155-168b).

Gibbons, Alfred - Early Lincoln wills. An abstract of the wills and administrations recorded in the episcopal registers of the old diocese of Lincoln..Lincolnshire, Rutlandshire,… (Lincoln, 1888).

Hoskin, Philippa - Chichester 1215-1253 and Chichester 1254-1305 (English Episcopal Acta, Vols 22 & 23, Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2001)

McHardy, Alison K - Notes on a neglected source: a register of royal writs in the Lincoln Diocesan Archives [1363-98] (Lincolnshire History and Archaeology vol 16, 1981, pp25-27).

Maddison, A R - Extracts from Bishop Longland’s register (Associated Architectural and Archaeological Societies Reports and Papers vol 15, 1880, pp 167-179).

Thompson, A. Hamilton - Registers of John Gynewll Bishop of Lincoln for the years 1347-1350, Archaeological Journal vol 68 1911 pp 301-360.

Robinson, David - Bishops’ registers (Historical Association Short Guides to Records no 32, 1994).

Smith, David M. - The Acta of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln 1209-1235 (Lincoln Record Society vol 88, 2000).

Smith, David M. - The rolls of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln 1209-1235 (Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research vol 45, Nov 1972, pp155-195).

Smith, David M. - Suffragan bishops in the medieval diocese of Lincoln (Lincolnshire History and Archaeology vol 17, 1982, pp17-27).

Thompson, A Hamilton - Visitations of religious houses in the diocese of Lincoln vol 1. Injunctions and other documents from the registers of Richard Flemyng and William Gray, Bishops of Lincoln AD 1420 to AD 1436 (Lincoln Record Society vol 7, 1913) [also available as Canterbury and York Society vol 17, 1915].

The “Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae” project:

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 3 Lincoln, compiled by Diana E. Greenway (Institute of Historical Research, 1977).

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 1 Lincoln diocese, compiled by H.P.F. King (Institute of Historical Research, 1962).

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 9 Lincoln diocese, compiled by Joyce M. Horn & David M. Smith (Institute of Historical Research, 1999).

The Clergy of the Church of England project has used the Registers as a major source in compiling a database of clergymen, 1540-1835. See: www.theclergydatabase.org.uk .

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