George Heneage (priest)

George Heneage (1482/3 – 1549) was an English churchman who became Dean of Lincoln.

George Heneage
Dean of Lincoln
ChurchChurch of England
SeeDiocese of Lincoln
In office1528–1538
PredecessorJohn Constable
SuccessorJohn Taylor
Personal details


He was the second son of John Heneage of Hainton, near Wragby, Lincolnshire, and uncle to Thomas Heneage. He graduated LL.B. at Cambridge in 1510,[1] and was incorporated at Oxford in 1522.[2]

He was chaplain to Thomas Wolsey and to John Longland, bishop of Lincoln, holding prebends in Lincoln, Salisbury, and York Cathedrals. He became treasurer of Lincoln in 1521, archdeacon of Oxford from 1522 to 1528, dean of Lincoln in 1528, and archdeacon of Taunton in 1533. He was rector of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, and custos of Tattershall College in 1534 (which he later surrendered to the Crown),[3] and archdeacon of Lincoln in 1542. He resigned the deanery of Lincoln for a pension before 1544, but remained archdeacon of Lincoln until his death, about September 1549. He was buried in Lincoln Cathedral.[4]


  1. ^ "Heneage, George (HNG510G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714, Hawten-Hider
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Lee 1891.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney (1891). "Heneage, Thomas". In Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney (eds.). Dictionary of National Biography. 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co.