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of some delicacy and importance, was committed" by the upper
house, on the 19th of December, to Drs. Cosens and Hinch-
man, respectively Bishops of Durham and Salisbury, who were
to be assisted in the work by Dr. Cha worth, vicar- general of
the Bishop of London, and Dr. Burrell, who held the same
office in the diocese of Durham. The prelates above men-
tioned, with '^ their two legal advisers, met in the afternoon of
the day ^ on which the matter was entrusted to their hands at
the office of the principal registrar of the Archbishop of Can-
terbury, and there, after inspecting some records and ancient
documents preserved in the archives, they unanimously agreed
to a form of subscription suitable for the purpose under hand.
This business was transacted in the presence of two public

this water to the mystical washing away of sin" were inserted. Changes were
made in the confirmation service and in that for matrimony. In the ordination
service a form of words at the imposition of hands was altered. The first rubric
in the order for the burial of the dead was altered ; and also the 3!)th and the
90th Psalms, now preceding the lesson in the burial service, were inserted. In
the first reformed Prayer Book the 116th, 133th, and 14Cth were those appointed ;
in the subsequent editions these were omitted, and none others substituted until
the present occasion.

Such were the chief alterations now made in the Prayer Book.

2. The additions were principally those following : —

Prayers for the ember weeks ; the prayer for the parliament, from a form used in
K. Charles I.'s time, but now first incorporated with the litany ; the pra)rer for all
conditions of men, by Gunning, proctor for the diocese of Peterborough ; and the
general thanksgiving, most probably by Edward Reynolds *, bishop of Norwich.
There were added also the words "rebellion" and "schism" in the litany; the
first of the anthems for Easter day ; a distinct collect, epistle, and gospel for the
sixth Sunday after Epiphany ; a distinct epistle for the purification (the epistle for
the previous Sunday having before been used) ; and also a collect for Easter even.
The office for the baptism of those of riper years was now first compiled. The
words " if he humbly desire it " were introduced into the rubric before absolution
in the visitation of the sick, and together \vith this some other additions were
there made. Forms of prayer to be used at sea were also added.

Those usually termed the state services (which since this date have been
mutilated) were not now concluded upon in the synod at the same time with the
rest of the book, but were i-eserved for subsequent consideration. For the form
for the 5th of November having been revised, was, together with the offices for
January 30 and IMay 29, unanimously adopted f by the Canterbury Synod on the
26th of April in the following year, 1662. — See Shepherd. Wheatly, Introduc. p.
26. Kennett's Register, pp. 585, 586. Bulley's Variations, Pref. pp. 23—28 and
notes. Berens' Hist, of Prayer Book, p. 1 56. Lathbury, pp. 301 — 304.

* Syn. Arig. ii. 93. Kennett's Reg. p. 579.
t Syn. Ang. ii. 100.

A.I). IGGl.
K. Chas. 11.

ii. 94.

Syn. An
i. 94, 9.5.
Dec. 19.




A.D. 1G61.






f Svn. Ang.
ii. b.X Cone.
Mag. Brit,
iv. 56G.

eSvn. Ai
ii. i)5.

notaries, Mr. William Fisher and Mr. Francis Mundy, so
that no pains seem to have been spared to secure an in-
strument for subscription which might prove unexception-

The English And now ^ thc memorable day arrived, the
scHbed bV ^tii'e 20th of December, 1661, on which the sanction
whole synod. ^f ^^jj, ^^^.q provincial synods (the northern ])rc-

lates and York proxies being joined with the members of" the
southern assembly) was given to the Common Prayer Book ;
that liturgy which, deservedly beloved by Englishmen, was
thenceforward commended to them by the full authority of
their national Church. The book, approved and first sub-
scribed by Archbishop Juxon, was brought before the synod,
and there the bishops ^ with unanimous assent and consent
signified approval, and subscribed their names also to the
work ^ As soon as they had appended their signatures to
the instrument of subscription some of the prelates adjourned
to the parliament then sitting, leaving*^, however, the Bishops
of Oxford, S. Asaph, and Llandaff in the convocation-house
to preside while the lower clergy added their names also.
The entire subscriptions embraced the signatures, either in
person or by proxy, of the two metropolitans, twenty bishops,

^ The form of subscription of the upper house of Canterbury was as follows : —
" Librum precuin publicarum administrationis sacramentorum, aliorunKjue
rituum Ecclesite Anglicante, una cum foimu et modo ordinandi et consccrandi
episcopos, presbyteros, et diaconos, juxta literas regiae majestatis nobis in hac
parte directas, revisum et quingentas quadraginta et quatuor paginas continentem ;
Nos Gulielmus providentia divina Cantuariensis archiepiscopus, totius Anglise
primus et metropolitan us, et Nos episcopi ejusdem provincife, et in sacra provin-
ciali synodo legitime congregati, unanimi assensu et consensu, in banc formam
redigimus, recepimus, et approbavimus, eidcmque subscripsimus ; vicesimo die
mensis Decembris, an. Dom. millesimo, sexcentesimo, scxagesimo primo.

" W. Cant.

" Gilb. London. " Georgius Asaphensis.

" Gulielmus Bath et Wellens. per pro- " Guilicl. Mcnevensis.
curatorem suum Ro. Oxon. " Ro. Lincobi.

" Mattbsus Elien. " B. Petrib.

" Ro. Oxon. " Hugo Landovensis.

" Guil. Bangor. " Johannes Exoiiiensis.

" Job. Rotfens. " Gilb. Bristoliensis.

" Ilcn. Cicestrensis. " Guil. Glouccstrensis.

*' Ilumphredus Sarum. " Ed. Nonuc."

" Georgius Vigorniensis.




eighty-four members of the lower ' house of Canterbury, and the
six proxies deputed by the lower house of the York Synod.

' The form of subscription of the lower house of Canterbury was as follows : —

"Nos etiam universus clerus inferioris domus ejusdem provincise synodice
congregat. dicto libro publicarum precum, sacramentorum, et rituum, una cum
forma et modo ordinandi et consecrandi episcopos, presbyteros, et diaconos unani-
miter consensimus et subscripsimus, die et anno prsedictis.

" Hen. Fern., Decan. EUens, et Prolocutor.

" Guil. Brough, Decan. Glouc.

" Thorn *. Warmstry, Decanus Wigom.

" Jo. Barwick, S. Pauli London. Decan.

" Jo. Earles, Dec. Westmonasterii.

" Alex. Hyde, Dec. Winton.

" Herbert. Croft, Dec. Hereford.

" Jo. Crofts, Dec. Norvicensis.

" Michel. Honywood, Decan. Lincoln.

" Edv. Rainsbowe, Dec. Peti-iburgensis,

" Gulielmus Paul, Decan. Litchfield.

" Nat. Hardy, Decan. RofF.

" Seth. Ward, Decan. Exon.

" GrifF. Ossoriensis, Decanus Bangor.

" Johan. Fell, Decanus ^dis Christi Oxon.

" Guil. Thomas, Prpecentor Menevensis.

" Geo. Hall, Arcliidiac. Cantuar.

" Tho. Pask, Archidiac. Londin., per Procuratorem suum Petrum Gunning.

" Robertus Paryf, Archidiac. Middles.

" Johannes Hansley, Archidiac. Colcest.

" Marcus Frank, ArchicUac. S. Alban.

" Johannes Sudbury, Procm-ator Capituli Eccles. Westmonaster.

" Tho. Gorges, Archidiac. Winton.

" Bernardus Hale, Arcliidiac. Wellensis.

" Grindallus Sheafe, Ai-chidiac. Wellensis.

" Joh. Shelleck, Archidiac. Bathon.

" Johannes Pearson, Archidiac. Suriensis.

" Guil. Pierce, Archidiac. Taunton, per Procuratorem suum Ric. Busby.

" Guil. Creed, Archidiac. Wilts.

" Joh. Rynes, Archidiac. Berks.

" Tho. Lamplugh, Archidiac. Oxon.

" Guil. Hodges, Archidiac. Wigorn.

" Franc. Coke, Ai-chidiac. Stafford.

" Edvardus Young, Archidiac. Exoniensis.

" Raphael. Throckmorton, Archidiac. Lincoln.

»' Jasper. Mayne, Archidiac. Cicestrens.

" Geo. Benson, Archidiac. Heref.

" Antonius Sparrow, Archidiac. Sudburiens.

" Robertus Hitch, Archidiac. Leicestrens.

" Guil. Jones, Archidiac. Carmarthen.

" Edvardus Vaughan, Archid. Cardigan, per Procm-atorem suum Guil. Jones.

['• Gulielmus Gery.

A.D. 16G1.
K. Chas n.

* ? "Warniis-

t ? Tory.




A.D. IGGl.





Fro wen.

Continuation of After tliis important business had been trans-
tiic synoii. acted, the members, requiring some cessation from

" Guliolmus Gcry, Archidiac. Norvicensis.

" Guil. Fane, Procurator Dioeceseos Bathon et Wcllens.

" Gualterus Foster, Procurator Dioeceseos Bathon et Wellens.

" Petrus Mews, Arcliidiac. Huntington.

" Nicolaus Preston, Procurator Capituli Winton.

" Josephus Loveland, Procurator Capituli Nordovicens.

" Hen. Sutton, Procurator Vigorn. Dioeces.

" Richardus Harwood, Procurator Dioeces. Glouc.

" Francis. Davis, Archidiac. Landavens.

" Robertus Morgan, Archidiac. Merioneth.

" Mich. Evans, Capituli Bangor. Procurator.

" Rodol. Brideoak, Dioec. Oxon. Procurator.

" Johannes Priaulx, Procur. Capituli Sarisb.

" Guil. Mostyn, Archidiac. Bangor.

" Edvardus Wynne, Dioeces. Bangor Procurator.

" Herbertus Thorndike, Procurator cleri Dioeces. Londinens.

" Johannes Dolben, Capit. Eccles. Cath. Christi Oxon. Procurator.

" Ri. Busby, Capit. Ecclesiai Wellens Procurator.

" Edvardus Cotton, Archidiaconus Cornubens. per Procuratorom suum Ri. Busby.

" Guilelmus Dowdeswell, Procur. Capituli Wigornensis.

" Josephus Crowther, Procurator Cleri Wigorn.

" Rad. Ironside, Procurator Dioeces. Bristol.

" Ed. Hitchman, Proc. Cleri Glocestr.

" Johannes Howarth, Procurator Capit. Eccles. Petrob.

" Thomas Good, Procurator Dioeces. Hereford.

" Gualt. Jones, Procurator Capit. Eccles. Cathed. Cicestrcnsis.

" Petrus Gunning, Procurator Dioeces. Petriburgensis.

" Jacobus Fleetwood, Capit. Cov. et Lich. Procurator.

" Gualt. Blandford, Capituli Gloucestr. Procurator.

" Hen. Clemhani, Decanus Bristol, per Procur. suum Gualter. Jone*.

" Guil. Herbert, Procurator Cleri Suffolciensis.

" Josephus Maynard, Procurator Cleri Dioeceseos E.voniensis.

" Johan. Pulleyn, Procurator Capituli Lincolniensis.

" Richardus Ball, Procurator Capituli Eliensis.

" Basilius Beridge, Procurator Dioeces. Lincolniensis.

" Georgius Stradling, Cleri Dioeces. Landavensis Procurator.

" Humphredus Lloyd, Procurator Cleri Dioeces. Asajihensis.

" Timotheus Halton, Capituli Ecclesiie Cathedralis Mcneveusis Procurator.

" Egidius Alleyn, Procui-ator Cleri Dioeces. Lin.oln.

" Guil. Foulkcs, Capituli Asaphensis Procurator.

" Richardus Clayton, Cleri Dioeces. Sarisburiensis Procurator.

" Josephus Goulston, Dioeces. Winton. Procurator.

" Guil. Rawley, Cleri Ellens. Procurator."

The form of subscription of the prelates of the York province was as follows : —

" Librum precum publicarum, adniinistrationis sacramentorum, aliorumq.
rituum Ecclesiae Anglican*, una cum forma et modo ordinandi et consecrandi
episcopos, presbyteros, et diaconos, juxta literas regiie majestatis nobis in hac




their long -continued labours, and Christmas now approacli-
ing, the Canterbury Synod was continued ' to the 8th of Jan.,
1662 N.s.

The svnod as- I^ ^ill be Unnecessary to follow the remaining
sembies again. ^^^g ^f ^}^jg assembly in detail, now that we
have seen its great work consummated, viz. the English liturgy
ratified and established by complete synodical authority.

„ , , , Suffice it therefore to remark that when the

Sundry heads

of synodical busi- members re-assembled J on the 8th'' of Jan.,
1662 N. s., the revision of the canons was again
entered upon. This business occupied attention at several'
subsequent sessions, but, as was before remarked™, no good
result ensued.

A question " was also debated in the upper house of the
synod whether the bishops ought to sit in the House of Lords
during the trial or condemnation of persons impeached for
treason. Upon this subject several gentlemen * of the learned
profession were consulted, who appeared in the synod °, and
gave their opinions in writing to the effect that during such
business the prelates were justified in sitting with the other
peers of parliament.

Thei' next remarkable event in this synod ^ was the election
and presentation of Dr. John Barwick, dean of S. PauFs, as

parte directas, revisum et quingentas quadraginta et quatuor paginas continentem ;
Nos Acceptus providentia divina Eborum archiepiscopus provincise in sacra pro-
vinciali synodo legitime congregati, unanimi assensu et consensu in banc formam
redegimus, recepimus et approbavimus, eidemq. subscripsimus, vicesimo mensis
Decembris anno Dom. millesimo sexcentesimo sexagesimo primo.

" Ac. Ebor.

" Jo. Dunelmensis." •' Rich. Carliol.

The form of subscription of the lower house of York made by their proxies was
as follows : —

" Nos etiam universus clerus inferioris domus ejusdem provinciae Ebor. syno-
dice congregati, per nostros respective procuratores sufficienter et legitime con-
stitut. et substitut. dicto libro publicarum precum,administrationis sacramentorum,
et rituum, una cum forma et modo ordinandi et consecrandi episcopos, presbyteros,
et diaconos unanimiter consensimus et subscripsimus, die et anno praedictis.
" Henr. Fern. " Matt. Smallwood *.

" Jo. Berwick f. " Iluniphredus Lloyd J.

" Rob. Hitch. " And. Sandeland §."

See Nicholls' Pref. to Book of Com. Prayer, pp. x. — xii.

' Sir William Merrick, Drs. Robert King, Edward Lake, — Burrtll, and John

A.D. 1C61.
K. Chas. IL

' Svn. Ang.
ii. 90'.

A.D. 1662.
J Sess. 50.
'' Svn. Ang.
ii. 96.

1 Sess. 53.
55. 63.
•n Vid. sup.
pp. 704-5.

° Sjn. Ane.
ii. 99.

Com p. Hist,
iii. 2,52.
Cone. Mag.
Bi it. iv. 56r;.

o Sess. 58.

P Svn. Ang.
ii. iOl, .and
Cone. Mag.
Brit. iv. 566.
q Feb. 18,
1662 N.s.
Sess. 62.

* ? Smal-


t-' Barwick.

t ? Floyd.

§ ? Sandi-


3 A




A.D. 1662.


r Svn. Ang.
ii. l02.
Sess. 63.
' Sj'n. Ang.
ii. 102. 104.
Sess 67.
« Cone.
Mag. Brit,
iv. 566.
Syii. Ang.
ii. 107.
" Sess. 71.
" Svn. Ang.
ii. 108.
Sess. 75.
w Cone.
Mag. Brit,
iv. 572. 574.
* Svn. Ang.
ii. 109.
Sess. 78.
y Cone.
Mag. Brit,
iv. 575.
^ Svn. Ang.
ii. 111,11§.
Sess. 85, 86.
« Cone.
Mag. Brit,
iv. 575.
>> Svn. Ang.

ii. io;j. ^

Sess. G6.
•^ Svn. Ang.
ii. 104.
" Svn. Ang.
ii. 105.
Sess. 67.
« Svn. Ang.
ii. l09.
Sess. 78.
fSyn. Ang.
ii. 109.
Sess. 78.
B Svn. Ang.
ii. 108.
Sess. 75.
•• Kennett's
p. 658.
I Syn. Ang.
ii. 110.
Sess. 80.
Cone. Mag.
Brit. iv. 575.
J Gunpow-
der Plot.
^ K. Charles
the Martyr.
' Restoration
of Uoval
"> Svn. Ang.
ii. 110. Sess

Final arrange-
ments of the sy-
nod with respect
to the Prayer

prolocutor in the place of Dr. Henry Fern, promoted to the
see of Chichester. And sub.sequently the case"^ of some
Roman priests — the articles to be observed* in visitations —
the form' for the consecration of parish" churches and chapels
— the form of subscription' to be made on institution by
the clergy^, and by schoolmasters on obtaining licences to
teach, together with assent to the three articles in the
thirty-sixth canon— the limitation^ of ordination to the
ember y weeks, and of each bishop^s authority in solemnizing
that rite to the bounds of his own diocese — the subject of
behaviour in church ^ during the performance of divine ^ offices
— all these heads of business occupied the attention of this

The final establishment of the Prayer Book,
however, is the only subject on which it is
necessary to dwell, a work which was satisfac-
torily carried on to completion. Some emenda-
tions in the book recommended by parliament were com-
mitted^ by the upper house for the consideration of the
Bishops of S. Asaph, Carlisle, and Chester, and after their
revisions were sent down*= to the lower house, where the mem-
bers unanimously agreed to the acts of the prelates aforesaid,
the correction of the press was placed by the upper house in
the hands of Dr. Sancroft^ Mr. Scattcrgood, and Mr. Dil-
lingham. Order was taken for a clerical® alteration, by which
the word "children"" was inserted in the place of "persons"
[not baptized] ; for the printing ^ of the book before the 24th
of August, 1662; and for supplying s the work, when com-
pleted, to the parochial^ churches in the several dioceses
under the inspection of the respective bishops. The forms '
of prayer for the 5th ^ of November, the 30th '^ of January, and
the 29th ' of May were introduced into the synod, publicly read,
and unanimously approved ; and for translating the whole ™
work into Latin Dr. John Earle, dean of Westminster, and
Dr. Thomas Peirson were appointed by the Uj)per house.

Thanks of the In the prosccution of this whole business the
g"ven%o^l/e"y! la^O'^'^ ^f the clcrgy gave so much sati-sfaction,
""^- that Bishop Sheldon as president intimated to

the assembled" synod the gratitude with which the upper
80. n Syn. Ang. ii. 105. Sess. 70.



house of the imperial legislature had received the Prayer
Book. He also " added that the lord chancellor in his own
name, as well as in the names of the peers in parliament as-
sembled, had given thanks to the archbishops and bishops of
both provinces for the care and industry which they had dis-
played in the revision of the liturgy. Bishop Sheldon p was
moreover charged with a message from the lord chancellor to
the lower house of the synod, declaring the sense of gratitude
felt by the House of Lords not only towards the English pre-
lates, but towards the lower clergy also, for the zeal displayed
by them in prosecuting the important work on which they had
been engaged.

All matters connected with the revision of the
liturgy being thus brought to a happy conclu-
sion, the Canterbury Synod was ^ prorogued "^ on the 20th of
May, 1662, by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a com-
mission from the metropolitan, Archbishop Juxon.
XV. Act of Uni- Complete synodical sanctions were imparted
to the English Common Prayer Book by the

The synod lises.


proceedings above recounted ; and that liturgy was thus esta-
blished here in conformity with the principles of the primitive
age, and was commended to succeeding generations in this
country with all the authority which could be exercised by
the national Church. Independently, therefore, of any secular
sanctions which have been accorded to it, the Common Prayer
Book claims and exerts an authority of holy influence in the
conscientious forum ; for it derives its most sacred obliga-
tions from the powers of that kingdom which is not of this
world. But that the work might be fortified by the support
of the state, and thus become the standard of worship speci-
fically authorized by the secular magistrate, and receive sanc-
tions which would prevail in the civil forum, it was thought
necessary that an act of the imperial legislature should be
obtained. For this purpose a bill for uniformity was intro-
duced into the House of Lords on the 14th of January, 1662
N.S., and to this bill the Prayer Book, as^ amended by the
late synod, was subsequently attached. Sundry * consultations
in the privy council were held upon the subject, where four
bishops attended to assist in the dehberations : the king more-
over, addressed " the House of Commons in the banqueting-

A.D. 1662.
K. Chas. II.

° Syn. Ang.
ii. i06.

P Svn. Ann
ii. 106.
Sess. 70.

1 Kennett's
p. G9G.
' Svn. Ang.
ii. 113.
Sess. 90.

5 Kennett's
o. 657.
t Feb. 19,
Feb. 24.

u March 1,
1662 N.s.
3 A 2




A.D. 16G2.






* Kennett's


p. ()39.

" April 10.

12. 28.

" Kennctt's

Reg. pp. 657,

638. 671.

y April 30.

» May 8.

a 13 & 14


*> Kennctt's


p. 680.

«: Kennctt's


p. 681.

•i EvanfT.
S. Matt.
xxii. 21.

house, Whitehall, commending the matter to their considera-
tion, and desiring that the Act of Uniformity should relate
to the book^ lately presented to him by the convocation.
After'' some debates in^ both houses of parliament a con-
ference was held >' between the lords and commons upon the
subject of the bill in the Painted Chamber, Whitehall. About
a week afterwards ^ the Act of Uniformity" was finally passed ^
in the House of Lords; and on the 10th of May, 1662, a
message was sent from that assembly to the House of
Commons, intimating " that their lordships have ' agreed with
that house in all the amendments to the Act of Uniformity, so
as now that great work is past both houses."

Much, however, as we may rejoice, and reasonably so, on
many accounts that our Common Prayer Book is fortified by
civil sanctions, we have far higher cause for satisfaction in
remembering that in its establishment the original principles
of the primitive Church of Christ, and those principles which,
moreover, anciently governed the Church of this nation, were
scrupulously maintained. Questions of the law divine were
on this occasion referred to the spiritualty, and the national
Church gave her decisions through her duly constituted pro-
vincial synods. Thus, in restoring the spiritual fabric upon
the foundations laid by Christ Himself and his apostles, our
forefathers, at least in the age now under view, set us an
example of obedience to the Lord's specific command —

" Redciitc ergo qure sunt Ca;sai-is, Csesari, ct ([xix sunt Dei, Deo ^."




Tov TS (3dpf3apov cnriwaavTO Kai tg rdSt rrpoifyayov nvrd, u)V ov XP") Xf'Vt-

(j6ai, dWd Tovg Te txQfJovg Trav-i TpoTni) dfivvtaQai, Kai toiq tTriyiyvofiivoic

TTftpdaOai avrd fit) tXdaffoj rrapuSovvai. — Thucyd. Hini. lib. i. ch. 144.

" Nolumus leges Anglise mutari." Reply of Earls and Barons to K, Henry III.

—Coll. EccL Hist. ii. 477-

The synodical history of the English Church 1ms now been

traced, as originally proposed, to the period of the promulga-

tion of our Book of Common Prayer. The dates on which

our provincial synods were subsequently convened, and down

to the time when they ceased to be actively engaged, are given

in the note below '. It seems, however, unnecessary for our

1 LIST OF ENGLISH SYNODS, a.d. 1663—1717.







Nature of

1663 N.s.

William Juxon,

Charles II. .

Syn. Ang. ii.

Cant. Provincial Synod,

Feb. 19

Abp. of Cant.

Cone. M. B.
iv. 578

with continuations to
July 27, 1663.

1663 N.s.


Charles II. .

Cone. M. B.

York Provincial Synod.

Feb. 19

Abp. of York

iv. 575

1663, May


Accepted Frewen

Charles II. .

Ibid. 575. 578

York Provincial Synod,
vrith continuations.

1664 N.s.

Gilbert Sheldon,

Charles II. .

Syn. Ang. ii.

Cant. Provincial Synod,

Mar. 17

Abp. of Cant.

Cone. M. B.
iv. 578

with continuations to
May 18, 1664.

1664, Aug.

Gilbert Sheldon .

Charles II. .

Syn. Ang. ii.

Cant. Provincial Synod,
with continuations to

Cone. M. B.

Mar. 4, 1665 n.s.

iv. 578

1665 N.s.

Richard Sterne,

Charles II. .

Cone. M.B.iv.

York Provincial Synod,

Feb. 9

Abp. of York


with continuations to
Mar. 9.

[1665, June 22




present purpose to pursue the records farther in detail,
because at this point we find the autliorized formularies of

LIST OF ENGLISH SYNODS, A.D. 16G3 — 17J7 — Continued.

1C65, June

160.5, June

IfiGG N.s

Jan. 2G

1666. April

1667, Oct

1670 N.s.

Feb. 15

167-', Dec.

1677 N.s.
Feb. 16

1677 N.s.
Feb. 16

1678 N.s.
Feb. 16

1679 N.s.
Feb. 15

16/9, April

1679, May

1679, Oct.

1679, Nov.

1680, April

1680, Dec.

1681 N.s.
Mar. 22

168:i, July

S. Paul'


Gilbert Sheldon .

Richard Sterne. .
Gilbert Sheldon .

Richard Sterne. .

Richard Sterne. .

Richard Sterne. .

Richard Sterne. .

GUbert Sheldon .

Richard Sterne. .

Richard Sterne. .

Richard Sterne. .

William Sancroft,
Abp. of Cant.

Richard Sterne. .

Richard Sterne. .
WiUiam Sancroft

William Sancroft

Online LibraryJames Wayland JoyceEngland's sacred synods : a constitutional history of the convocations of the clergy, from the earliest records of Christianity in Britain to the date of the promulgation of the present Book of common prayer; including a list of all councils, ecclesiastical as well as civil, held in England, in whic → online text (page 79 of 83)