Dean of the Arches
The Dean of the Arches is the judge who presides in the provincial ecclesiastical court of the Archbishop of Canterbury. This court is called the Arches Court of Canterbury. It hears appeals from consistory courts and bishop's disciplinary tribunals in the province of Canterbury.
The Dean of the Arches is appointed jointly by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York with the approval of Her Majesty signified by warrant under the sign manual. The same person presides in the Chancery Court of York where he or she has the title of Auditor and hears appeals from consistory courts and bishop's disciplinary tribunals in the province of York. The Dean of Arches is also Official Principal of the Archbishop of Canterbury and of the Archbishop of York acts as Master of the Faculties.
List of Deans of the ArchesEdit
|2020–||Morag Ellis, QC|
|2009–2020||Charles George, QC|
|2001–2009||Sheila Cameron, QC|
|1980–2000||Sir John Owen, QC|
|1977–1980||Rev'd Kenneth Elphinstone, QC|
|1972–1976||Sir Harold Kent, GCB QC|
|1971–1972||Walter Wigglesworth, QC|
|1955–1971||Rt Hon Sir Henry Willink, Bt MC QC|
|1934–1955||Sir Philip Wilbraham-Baker, KBE|
|1903–1934||Sir Lewis Dibdin, KC|
|1898–1903||Sir Arthur Charles|
|1867–1875||Sir Robert Phillimore|
|1852–1858||Sir John Dodson|
|1809–1834||Rt Hon Sir John Nicholl|
|1788–1809||Sir William Wynne|
|1764–1778||Sir George Hay|
|1758–1764||Sir Edward Simpson|
|1751–1758||Sir George Lee|
|1703–1710||Sir John Cooke|
|1686–1688||Sir Thomas Exton|
|1684–1686||Sir Richard Lloyd|
|1672–1684||Sir Robert Wiseman|
|1660–1672||Sir Giles Sweit|
|1633–1643||Sir John Lambe|
|1624–1633||Sir Henry Marten|
|1618–1624||Sir William Bird|
|1560–?1567||Robert Weston (afterwards Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1567)|
|1556–1557||David Pole (afterwards Bishop of Peterborough, 1557}|
|1553–||John Story (afterwards MP for East Grinstead, 1553 and Bramber, 1554)|
|1545–||William Coke or Cooke (1st lay dean)|
|1543–1545||John Cock (or Cockys)|
|1532–1543||Richard Gwent (died 1543) (also Archdeacon of Brecon, 1534 and Archdeacon of London, 1534) and Archdeacon of Huntingdon, 1542)|
|c.1511||[?]Richard Bodewell or Blodwell|
|1474–||John Morton (cardinal), afterwards Bishop of Ely, 1478 and Archbishop of Canterbury, 1486 |
|c.1460–1472||William Wytham (also Dean of Wells, 1469–1472)|
|1434–1440||John Lyndfeld |
|1426–||William Lyndwood (also Archdeacon of Stow, 1434)|
|1423–||Thomas Beckington (also Archdeacon of Buckingham, 1424–1443 and afterwards Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1443}|
|1419–||John Stafford afterwards Archdeacon of Salisbury, 1419)|
|1381–||Thomas de Baketon, Appointed by Archbishop Courteney (Baketon/Bakton/Bacton/Bactone and variants) Likely a member of the Mynyot/Minot family that included Thomas Minot, Archbishop of Dublin who died in London 1375 (research ongoing)|
|1360–||William de Wittersley|
|1350–||John de Carleton|
|c.1346||Simon Islip (afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, 1349)|
|1322–?1323||John de Stratford (afterwards Bishop of Winchester, 1323)|
|1308–||John de Ross (?afterwards Bishop of Carlisle, 1325)|
|1297–||William de Sardinia|
|1273–||William de Middelton|
|...||John de Ufford|
- Details of that court's responsibilities: Ecclesiastical court#Church of England.
- Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963, section 3(2)(a)
- "Dean of the Arches and Auditor of the Chancery Court of York". Archbishop of Canterbury. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- YourArchives page Archived 2011-12-07 at the UK Government Web Archive.
- The Dictionary of National Biography in its first edition had Hugh Barker Dean c.1632 s:Barker, Hugh (DNB00); but this was retracted in the 1904 Errata.
- Newcourt, Richard. Repertorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense: Comprising all London and . p. 434. Google Books
- Senior, William (1927). "The Judges of the High Court of Admiralty". The Mariner's Mirror. 13 (4): 336. doi:10.1080/00253359.1927.10655437.
- The parliamentary history of the principality of Wales, from the earliesr times to the present day, 1541-1895
- "The 1552 Reform of English Church Discipline" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, Register of John Carpenter, bishop of Worcester, 2 vols, II, fol.53. This source is open to question, however, as the text simply describes Morton as rector of St Dunstan-in-the-East in the deanery of the arches; it does not actually call him the dean. There are no other known references to Morton as dean.
- Cocks, Terence. "The Archdeacons of Leicester 1092–1992" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- Susan Cavanaugh, A Study of Books Privately Owned in England 1300–1450 (University of Pennsylvania, 1980), Ph.D. Dissertation, p. 517.
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