By C.S. Knighton
This booklet is the 1st quantity in a brand new enterprise, the Westminster Abbey list sequence, which goals to submit records, calendars, lists and indexes from the Abbey's huge and non-stop archive of over 1000 years, making its contents to be had either to students and to a much wider public. This variation of the earliest bankruptcy Act ebook of the Dean and bankruptcy is an important resource for the effect of the Reformation at Westminster. The years lined during this quantity express the enterprise of constructing a reformed cathedral; the management of the Abbey's huge property can be good illustrated, together with the relatives with the robust courtiers and politicians who have been one of the Abbey's tenants.
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Page xxvii (iv) Editorial Conventions Abbreviations are expanded silently where commonplace or where the particular writer's preferred forms are elsewhere explicit; but the MS is in many different hands, and uniformity is impossible throughout. The very frequent 'Westm'' for Westminster is left as abbreviated, as are other proper names for which the form is not certain, and the prefixes 'Mres' for Mistress, and 'Mr' (which in the period of this MS shifts in representation from 'Master' to 'Mister').
The act to which Keble signed concerned a gift to his patron, the duke of Somerset. No. 154 concerned de Salinas personally but not Moreman. Bricket and Nowell sign to no. 46 It is likely that Bricket and Nowell, who were the first to join the chapter since the making of no. 109, were required to assent to its extensive provisions at the time of their installation. Most notably acts of 1574 and 1581 concerning services and sermons are signed retrospectively by almost all canons appointed during the residual currency of Act Book I (291, 346).
Despite this there are indications that the first collegiate church, while still part of the diocese of Westminster and (from 1550) of London, began to exercise peculiar jurisdictions of the former abbey. 19 Of much more significance is the resumption of peculiar jurisdiction in Westminster itself. On 17 March 1555 on a page in the probate register last written upon in 1539, the dean and chapter announced that there followed acts of testamentary jurisdiction infra exemptam jurisdictionem ecclesie cathedralis sive collegiate divi Petri Westm' which is said to be ad Romanam curiam nulls medio pertinente.
Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1543-1609: Part I. The First Collegiate Church, 1543-1556 (Westminster Abbey Record Series) by C.S. Knighton