York Ecclesiastical Formulary

Scope and Content

Formulary of documents, some in the names of John Dakyn, George Palmes and John Rokeby, 230 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Dakyn is possibly the John Dakyn who was admitted an advocate in 1529. He became Chancellor of Wells, 1543, and Treasurer, 1554; Rector of Kirkby, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, 1548-1554; Prebendary of York, 1550-1558; Archdeacon, East Riding, 1551-1558; and Commissary for the Bishop of Chester. He died on 9 November 1558.

George Palmes is possibly the George Palmes, or Palmer, who became Vicar of Sutton-on-Derwent, 1525; Archdeacon of York, 1544; Prebendary of York, 1547; and Commissary of the Exchequer Court at York.

John Rokeby (d. 1573) was admitted an advocate in 1537. He became Precentor and Canon of York, 1545; Prebendary of Southwell, 1558; and Vicar-General of York, 1571.

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Purchased 1989.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on George Palmes in John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part I, Vol. III (Cambridge University Press, 1924), p. 302; the entry on John Rokeby in Part I, Vol. III, p. 481; and the entry on John Daykn in Part I, Vol. II (Cambridge University Press, 1922), p. 3.

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