Fonds DN/ADR 19 - Diocese of Norwich: Appointments of Officials

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DN/ADR 19

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Diocese of Norwich: Appointments of Officials

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  • 1763-1954 (Creation)

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21 pieces

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(1095-)

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The Diocese of Norwich was established when Bishop Herbert de Losinga transferred the see from Thetford to Norwich in 1095 or 1096. At that time the diocese contained Norfolk (except Emneth, which was in the diocese of Ely), Suffolk (except for parishes in the peculiar deanery of Bocking) and part of south-east Cambridgeshire. This remained the case until 1837 when the Cambridgeshire portion along with the Archdeaconry of Sudbury (comprising West Suffolk) and the Liberty of Bury St Edmunds passed to the Diocese of Ely. In 1914 the Archdeaconry of Suffolk (except the deanery of Lothingland, i.e., the area around Lowestoft in north-east Suffolk), became part of the newly-created Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich whilst at the same time the Fincham and Lynn Marshland deaneries were transferred to the Diocese of Ely.

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Letters patent, Archbishop's faculties and other grants of appointment to offices in the diocese of Norwich.

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See also Dean and Chapter Patent Books, list DCN 93, and Conge d'elire, list DCN 30. For a copy of the conge d'elire to the Dean and Chapter on the death of Richard Corbet and the royal letter recommending the election of Matthew Wren 1635, see DN/PCD2/3.

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bd2559b8-78fb-450b-9897-a9b8b7eba904

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Created 12/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 08/04/2009 by Drosm.

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