18th century copy of grant of Edmund Grindal to Roger Cholmeley, 1565.

Scope and Content

Copy, in an eighteenth century hand, of a charter of Edmund Grindal (1519?-1583), bishop of London, later archbishop of York and of Canterbury.

Grant of the chapel of Highgate and appurtenances to Roger Cholmeley kt (d.1565), judge, for the Grammar School founded at Highgate by Cholmeley, together with a confirmation of the rights of William Hewet kt, alderman of London, Roger Marten esq and other aldermen of the city of London, Roger Carew esq, of Hadley, Richard Heywood of London esq, Richard Hodgews of Highgate gent, and Jasper Chomeley of Lincoln's Inn as guardians of the property of the said Grammar School, and a letter of attorney to William Tarrey of Highgate yeoman and Richard Lathinden of London yeoman as attorney to deliver seisin of the same.London 27 April 1565, 6 Elizabeth I.

Ratification of the same by Alexander Nowell, dean of St Paul's, dated 16 May 1565 and a memorandum that W.T. and R.L. delivered seisin to Robert Harington clerk, and Richard Boyes gent, attorneys of Roger Cholmeley kt, by virtue of letters dated 22 May and 3 June 1565 in the presence of Paul Pope of London, scrivener, Roger Walter yeoman, George Warren of London, goldsmith, Thomas Warren, barber surgeon, William Robinson, Richard Tuttye, Anthony Taylor, Edward Taylor, John Gardner of Shrewsbury (Salop), John Tuttye, Eustace Taylor, Peter Peche, John Tayler, Richard Bartrom, Thomas Seycroft, William Cowy, John Fuller, Anthony Fuller, Laurence Tarrey, William Larrey, Francis Brooke, John Radclif et al.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Grindal (1519?-1583), bishop of London, later archbishop of York and of Canterbury.

Edmund Gibson was born in Bampton, Westmorland in 1669. A graduate of Queen's College, Oxford, his early interests lay in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. Admitted to a fellowship at Queen's, he was appointed domestic chaplain to Thomas Tenison (1695-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury. A vigorous pamphleteer on behalf of Archbishop Tenison, Gibson became archdeacon of Surrey in 1710. His Codex Juris Ecclesiae Anglicanae appeared in the same year. Promoted to the see of Lincoln in 1716 he was translated four years later to the see of London and died at Bath in 1748. An intimate of Walpole until the rejection of the Quakers' Tithe Bill (1736), he was Sir Robert's closest counsellor on matters ecclesiastical.


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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by C J Hill, 1928.

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: 2 sheets, 33.3x41.5cm.Stored in box with other Gibson papers.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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Custodial History

Gibson's papers passed to his grandson, Edmund Gibson, at whose death in 1798 the whole collection disappeared from public view to re-emerge, by chance, in 1889 when they were purchased for the library of St Paul's, London, by the sub-dean. In 1896 Gibson's descendants established at law their right in his papers, the greater part of which were accordingly dispersed from the library of St Paul's amongst the bishop's descendants, J C Dalton, Ernest Poore and C J Hill (of St Andrews). Of Mr Hill's portion of the papers, (volumes nos. 3, 4, 9 and 12), volumes 3, 4 and 12 were given to the University of St Andrews in 1928, volume 9 having been lost. Volume 3 comprises ms5234 to ms5317, Volume 4 comprises ms5179 to ms5233, while Volume 12 appears to have been boxed by St Paul's and has again been reboxed by St Andrews University Library. It contains ms5325 to ms5427 (plus later additions ms5428-9).