Dean Bristol

On 05 Nov 1552 George Carew Archdeacon Totnes, Archdeacon Exeter 1498-1583 (54) was appointed Dean Bristol.

In 1558 George Carew Archdeacon Totnes, Archdeacon Exeter 1498-1583 (60) was appointed Dean Bristol.

Dean Canterbury

On 03 Jan 1644 Thomas Turner Dean Canterbury 1591-1672 (53) was appointed Dean Canterbury.

In 1672 John Tillotson Archbishop of Canterbury 1630-1694 (41) was appointed Dean Canterbury.

In 1689 John Sharp Archbishop York 1645-1714 (43) was appointed Dean Canterbury.

John Evelyn's Diary 1689 March. 08 Mar 1689. Dr. Tillotson (58), Dean of Canterbury, made an excellent discourse on Matt. v. 44, exhorting to charity and forgiveness of enemies; I suppose purposely, the new Parliament being furious about impeaching those who were obnoxious, and as their custom has ever been, going on violently, without reserve, or modification, while wise men were of opinion the most notorious offenders being named and excepted, an Act of Amnesty would be more seasonable, to pacify the minds of men in so general a discontent of the nation, especially of those who did not expect to see the government assumed without any regard to the absent King, or proving a spontaneous abdication, or that the birth of the Prince of Wales was an imposture; five of the Bishops also still refusing to take the new oath.
In the meantime, to gratify the people, the hearth-tax was remitted forever; but what was intended to supply it, besides present great taxes on land, is not named.
The King (55) abroad was now furnished by the French King (50) with money and officers for an expedition to Ireland. The great neglect in not more timely preventing that from hence, and the disturbances in Scotland, give apprehensions of great difficulties, before any settlement can be perfected here, while the Parliament dispose of the great offices among themselves. The Great Seal, Treasury and Admiralty put into commission of many unexpected persons, to gratify the more; so that by the present appearance of things (unless God Almighty graciously interpose and give success in Ireland and settle Scotland) more trouble seems to threaten the nation than could be expected. In the interim, the new King refers all to the Parliament in the most popular manner, but is very slow in providing against all these menaces, besides finding difficulties in raising men to send abroad; the former army, which had never seen any service hitherto, receiving their pay and passing their summer in an idle scene of a camp at Hounslow, unwilling to engage, and many disaffected, and scarce to be trusted.

Dean Carlisle Cathedral

On 24 Nov 1856 Francis Close Dean Carlisle 1797-1882 (59) was appointed Dean Carlisle Cathedral.

Dean of Chester

In 1826 Edward Coplestone Bishop 1776-1849 (49) was appointed Dean of Chester.

Before 13 Aug 1849 Martin Archer Shee Painter 1769-1850. Portrait of Edward Coplestone Bishop 1776-1849.

1826. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845 (55). Portrait of Edward Coplestone Bishop 1776-1849 (49).

Henry Denny 1540-1574 was appointed Dean of Chester.

Dean Chichester Cathedral

John Evelyn's Diary 1676 September. 02 Sep 1676. I paid £1,700 to the Marquis de Sissac, which he had lent to my Lord Berkeley (48), and which I heard the Marquis lost at play in a night or two.
The Dean of Chichester preached before the King (46), on Acts xxiv. 16; and Dr. Crichton preached the second sermon before him (46) on Psalm xc. 12, of wisely numbering our days, and well employing our time.

Dean Durham

William Digby 1733-1788 was appointed Dean Durham.

John Montagu 1655-1729 was appointed Dean Durham.

Dean Exeter

In 1457 John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (57) was appointed Dean Exeter in which post he remained until 1459.

In Nov 1478 Lionel Woodville Bishop of Salisbury 1447-1484 (31) was appointed Dean Exeter which he held until 1482.

In 1571 George Carew Archdeacon Totnes, Archdeacon Exeter 1498-1583 (73) was appointed Dean Exeter.

In 1661 Seth Ward Bishop 1617-1689 (44) was appointed Dean Exeter.

In 1681 Richard Annesley 3rd Baron Altham 1655-1701 (26) was appointed Dean Exeter.

In 1703 William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737 (45) was appointed Dean Exeter.

Dean of Gloucester Cathedral

In 1616 William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645 (42) was appointed Dean of Gloucester Cathedral.

In 1673 Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (50) was appointed Dean of Gloucester Cathedral.

Dean Lichfield

Dean Norwich

In 1681 John Sharp Archbishop York 1645-1714 (35) was appointed Dean Norwich.

In 01 Nov 1724 Humphrey Prideaux 1648-1724 (76) was appointed Dean Norwich.

In 1761 Edward Townshend Dean Norwich 1719-1765 (41) was appointed Dean Norwich.

Dean of Oxford

In 1559 George Carew Archdeacon Totnes, Archdeacon Exeter 1498-1583 (61) was appointed Dean of Oxford.

Dean Peterborough

In 1583 Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (38) was appointed Dean Peterborough.

In 1679 Simon Patrick Bishop 1626-1707 (52) was appointed Dean Peterborough.

Dean of Ripon

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 March. 4th March 1664. Came to dine with me the Earl of Lauderdale (47), his Majesty's (33) great favorite, and Secretary of Scotland; the Earl of Teviot (38); my Lord Viscount Brouncker (53), President of the Royal Society; Dr. Wilkins (50), Dean of Ripon; Sir Robert Murray (56), and Mr. Hooke (28), Curator to the Society.
This spring I planted the Home field and West field about Sayes Court with elms, being the same year that the elms were planted by his Majesty (33) in Greenwich Park.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 July. 08 Jul 1686. Dr. Meggot, Dean of Winchester preached before the household in St. George's Chapel at Windsor, the late King's glorious chapel now seized on by the mass priests. Dr. Cartwright (52), Dean of Ripon, preached before the great men of the Court in the same place.
We had now the sad news of the Bishop of Oxford's (61) death, an extraordinary loss to the poor Church at this time. Many candidates for his Bishopric and Deanery, Dr. Parker, South, Aldrich, etc. Dr. Walker (now apostatizing) came to Court, and was doubtless very busy.

Before 1680 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681. Portrait of Thomas Cartwright Bishop of Chester 1634-1689.

Dean Rochester

On 06 Feb 1639 Henry King Bishop 1592-1669 (47) was appointed Dean Rochester.

In 1673 Thomas Lamplugh Archbishop 1615-1691 (58) was appointed Dean Rochester.

In 1732 Thomas Herring Archbishop of Canterbury 1693-1757 (39) was appointed Dean Rochester.

In 1887 Samuel Reynolds Hole Dean Rochester 1819-1904 (67) was appointed Dean Rochester.

Dean Salisbury

In 1463 James Goldwell Bishop of Norwich -1499 was appointed Dean Salisbury.

In 1514 John Longland Bishop of Lincoln -1547 was appointed Dean Salisbury.

In May 1521 Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop of Durham 1474-1559 (47) was appointed Dean Salisbury.

On 04 May 1675 Thomas Pierce Dean 1622-1691 (53) was appointed Dean Salisbury.

Thomas Montagu -1404 was appointed Dean Salisbury.

Henry Beaumont was appointed Dean Salisbury.

Dean Westminster Abbey

In 1620 John Williams Archbishop of York 1582-1650 (37) was appointed Dean Westminster Abbey.

In 1662 John Dolben Archbishop 1625-1686 (37) was appointed Dean Westminster Abbey.

Around 1822. George Perfect Harding Painter 1781-1853 (41). Portrait of John Dolben Archbishop 1625-1686. Cleary not contemporary the source of the image unknown.

In 1683 Thomas Sprat Bishop 1635-1713 (48) was appointed Dean Westminster Abbey.

John Evelyn's Diary 1683 December. 30 Dec 1683. Dr. Sprat (48), now made Deane of Westminster, preached to the King (53) at Whitehall, on 6 Matt. 24. Recollecting the passages of the past yeare, I gave God thanks for his mercies, praying his blessing for the future.

Dean Winchester

In 1679 Richard Meggot -1692 was appointed Dean Winchester.

John Evelyn's Diary 1684 March. 07 Mar 1684. Dr. Meggot, Deane of Winchester, preached an incomparable sermon, (the King (53) being now gone to Newmarket,) on 12 Heb. 15. shewing and pathetically pressing the care we ought to have least we come short of the grace of God. Afterwards I went to visite Dr. Tenison (47) at Kensington, whither he was retired to refresh after he had ben sick of the small pox.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 July. 08 Jul 1686. Dr. Meggot, Dean of Winchester preached before the household in St. George's Chapel at Windsor, the late King's glorious chapel now seized on by the mass priests. Dr. Cartwright (52), Dean of Ripon, preached before the great men of the Court in the same place.
We had now the sad news of the Bishop of Oxford's (61) death, an extraordinary loss to the poor Church at this time. Many candidates for his Bishopric and Deanery, Dr. Parker, South, Aldrich, etc. Dr. Walker (now apostatizing) came to Court, and was doubtless very busy.

Before 1680 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681. Portrait of Thomas Cartwright Bishop of Chester 1634-1689.

John Evelyn's Diary 1687 March. 03 March 1687. Dr. Meggott, Dean of Winchester, preached before the Princess of Denmark (22), on Matt. xiv. 23. In the afternoon, I went out of town to meet my Lord Clarendon, returning from Ireland.

Dean Worcester

On 23 Apr 1608 Arthur Lake Bishop of Bath and Wells 1569-1626 (38) was appointed Dean Worcester.

In 1627 William Juxon Archbishop 1582-1663 (45) was appointed Dean Worcester.

In 1783 St Andrew St John 1732-1795 (50) was appointed Dean Worcester.

Alwyne Compton Bishop of Ely 1825-1906 was appointed Dean Worcester.

William Digby 1733-1788 was appointed Dean Worcester.

Dean Chapel Royal Windsor

In 1471 William Dudley Bishop of Durham 1425-1483 (46) was appointed Dean Chapel Royal Windsor.

In 1560 George Carew Archdeacon Totnes, Archdeacon Exeter 1498-1583 (62) was appointed Dean Chapel Royal Windsor.

Before Feb 1619 Lancelot Andrewes Bishop 1555-1626 was elected Dean Chapel Royal Windsor.

In 1713 George Verney 20th Baron Latimer, 12th Baron Willoughby Broke 1659-1728 (53) was appointed Dean Chapel Royal Windsor.

In 1778 John Harley Bishop of Hereford 1728-1788 (49) was appointed Dean Chapel Royal Windsor.

Dean St Paul's Cathedral

In 1499 Robert Sherbourne Bishop 1453-1536 (46) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1678 Edward Stillingfleet Bishop of Worcester 1635-1699 (42) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

On 14 Jul 1707 Henry Godolphin 1648-1733 (58) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

On 24 May 1740 Joseph Butler Bishop 1692-1792 (48) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

Dean of Westminster

John Evelyn's Diary 1647 June. 10th June 1647. We concluded about my marriage, in order to which I went to St. Germains, where his Majesty (17), then Prince of Wales, had his court, to desire of Dr. Earle (46), then one of his chaplains (since Dean of Westminster, Clerk of the Closet, and Bishop of Salisbury), that he would accompany me to Paris, which he did; and, on Thursday, 27th of June 1647, he married us in Sir Richard Browne's (42) chapel, between the hours of eleven and twelve, some few select friends being present. And this being Corpus Christi feast, was solemnly observed in this country; the streets were sumptuously hung with tapestry, and strewed with flowers.

John Evelyn's Diary 1660 December. 25th December, 1660. Preached at the Abbey, Dr. Earle (59), Clerk of his Majesty's Closet, and my dear friend, now Dean of Westminster, on Luke ii. 13, 14, condoling the breach made in the public joy by the lamented death of the Princess.

John Evelyn's Diary 1661 May. 13th May 1661. I heard and saw such exercises at the election of scholars at Westminster School to be sent to the University in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, in themes and extemporary verses, as wonderfully astonished me in such youths, with such readiness and wit, some of them not above twelve or thirteen years of age. Pity it is, that what they attain here so ripely, they either do not retain, or do not improve more considerably when they come to be men, though many of them do; and no less is to be blamed their odd pronouncing of Latin, so that out of England none were able to understand, or endure it. The examinants, or posers, were, Dr. Duport, Greek Professor at Cambridge; Dr. Fell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford; Dr. Pierson; Dr. Allestree (39), Dean of Westminster, and any that would.

Times Newspaper Marriages. 21 Apr 1899. Marriage of Lord Crewe and Lady Peggy Primrose.
The marriage of Lady Margaret (Peggy) Primrose (18), younger daughter of the Earl of Rosebery (51), with the Earl of Crews (41), which took place at Westminster Abbey yesterday, was remarkable, not only as a brilliant spectacle, bat also on account of the extraordinary degree of public interest which the event evoked, and the testimony thus afforded to the popularity of the late Prime Minister. It was an ideal day for a wedding, the sun shining brilliantly. Parliament Square and the approaches to the Abbey early in the day presented a gay and animated spectacle. An hour or more before the time announced for the opening of the Abbey doors, and a couple of hours before the bridal party were expected, people began to collect in the Abbey precincts, and in a short time great crowds were stretching right away to the railings of the Houses of Parliament. As time wore on and the vast concourse grew into extraordinary dimensions the police on duty had the utmost difficulty in regulating the living mass. Taffic became congested, and the constables in some cases were swept off their feet by the surging and panting multitude, but everywhere the best of good humour seemed to prevail in the streets.
Meanwhile the interior of the Abbey was also the centre of much life and movement. The wedding was fixed for 1:30, aud the doors, at each of which a long queue of ticket-holders and others had long been patiently waiting, were opened three-quarters of an hour earlier. Immediately the throngs, in which the bright costumes of the ladies were conspicuous, wwept into the Abbey. None-ticket holders were admitted by the north door only. This entrance was literally besieged, and a quarter of an hour after it was opened it had to be closed, for in that brief space the northern transept-the porLion of the Abbey allotted to the general public-had become so densely packed that it would not hold another spectator. Those privileged visitors who held permits either for tue nave or the south transept seemed none the less eager to secure advantageous places, for every one came early. Many of the ladies stood upon the seats in their eagerness to obtain a good view. As the guests arrived Sir Frederick Bridge played an appropriate selection of music upon the grand organ.
The rare spectacle of floral decorations in the Abbey attracted general attention. At each end of the alter rails there was a towering palm with a collection of Lilium Harrisii and marguerites grouped at the base, while blooms of Liliam Harrisii also adorned the altar itself. Specimen palms with foliage and flowering plants were placed against the organ screen facing the western entrance, by which the bridal party were shortly to enter.
The arrival of the specially invited guests also proved a source of much interest. These privileged persons, numbering some 500 or 600, friends of the contracting parties and including men distinguished in politics, diplomacy, literature, and art, were escorted to seats in the choir and under the lantern. The Earl of Crewe (41), with his best man, the Earl of Chesterfield (45), arrived about ten minutes past 1. Each of them wore a marguerite in his buttonhole. They joined the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire under the lantern. The Prince of Wales (4) arrived about 25 minutes past 1. His Royal Highness, attended by the Hon. Seymour Fortescue (43), was received by Lord Rosebery's sons, Lord Dalmeny (17) and the Hon. Neil Primrose (16), by whom he was conducted to the Jerusalem Chamber. The Duke of Cambridge (80), who quickly followed, attended by Colonel FitzgGeorge, was met at the same door by the Hon. Neil Primrose, under whose escort he joined the Prince of Wales, after which their Royal Highnesses went to the choir and took the seats which had been specially reserved for then.
Among the others present were: The Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos, the Marquis and Marchioness of Breadalbane, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Mr. Balfour M.P., the Duke (52) and Duchess (46) of Somerset, the Marquis of Lansdowne (54), Mr. Asquith, M.P., and Mrs. Asquith, the Austrian Ambassador, the Earl and Countess of Harewood, the Duchess of Cleveland. the Earl of Kirnberley and Lady Constance Wodehouse, Lady Jeune and Miles Stanley, the Marquis of Dufferin, Sir R. Campbell-Bannerman, M.P., and Lady Campbell-Bauneiman, Mr. Bryce, M.P., and Mrs. Biyce, Mr. J. B Balfour, H.P., and Mrs. Balfour, Mir. H Gladstone, the Earl aud Countess of Corck, the Lord Chief Justice (Lord Russell of Killoren) and the Hon. Mliss Russell, Sir H. Fowler, f.P., and Lady Fowler, Earl and Courntess Dc Grey, Mr. Munro-Fergrsca, M.P., and Lady Helen Munro-Ferguison, Sir Henry Irving, ir. Morley, M.P., S,r John and lady Puleston, the Marquig and Marehioness of Ripon, Lord and Lady Recay, Lord and Lady Rothschild, and all the Londoa representatives of the Rothschild family, Sir Charles aild Lady Tennant, Lord Wandsworth. Lord and Lady Wenlock, Lord Leconfdeld, the Earl of Verulamn, Mr. aud Mrs. George Alexander idiss Mundella, Sir E. Sassoon, H.P., General and Mrs. Wauchope, Sir E. Lawson, Mr. Harmswortl, Sir Lewis Morris. Lord James of Hereford and Miss James the Hon. P. Stanhope, H.P., and Countess Tolstoy, the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen, Mr. Shaw Lefevre, Sir Charles Dalry,uiple MP. Mr. Sydney Buxton, M.P. ,hr. George Russell, Tr. G. E. Buckle, Georgina, Countess A! Dudley, Sir Humphrey and Lady De Trafford, Sir Edgar and Lady Helen Vincent, Sir John Lubbock, hLP., and Lady Lubbock, Lord Hamilton of Dalzell' Sir Henry Primrose, Lord and Lady St. Oswald, Eara and Countess Stanbope, Mr. Rochfort Maguire. M.P., and Mrs. Maguire, Lady Emily Peel, Loid E. Pitzmaurice. HI.P., Earl and Countess Carrington, Lord and Lady Bnrgheiere, Loud and Lady Battersea, Lord and Lady Henry Bentnek, Lord and Lady Poltimure, the Earl of Essex, and Viscount Curzon, .p., and Viscountess Ctu-zon.
By the time that the whole of the company bad assembled the transepts and choir were densely packed. The attendants had the greatest difficulty in keeping many of the spectators within the specified bounds, and owing to the crushing and crowding several ladies fainted. At half-past 1 Lord Rosebery arrived with the bride at the western entrance, having had a very heartv reception as they passed through the streets. This cordial greeting was repeated again and again as Lord wRosebery handed his daughter out of the carriage. She appeared relf-possessed and smiled upon those around her. Lady Peggy Primirose was attired in a dress of white satin of the new shape, with a very long train (not separate from the dress as in the old style). It was profusely embroidered with clusters of diamonds designed as primroses. The front of the skirt opened over a petticoat of exquisite point d'Alengon laco, which was formerly tn the possession of Marie Antoinette, and was a present from the bride's aunt, Miss Lucy Cohen. The bodice was embroidered and trimmed with similar lace aud its sleeves were of transparent mausselijt I soic. The veil was of tulle, and in nlace of the nsual coronet of orange blossom the bride wore a smart Louis XVI bow of real orange flowers. Jewelry was scarcely at all employed. Lady Peggy carried a magnificent bouquet composed mainly of orchids, white roses, lilies, and marguerites.
The bride (18) was received at the door of the Abbey by her ten bridesmaids. They were Lady Sybil Primrose (20), elder sister of the bride; the Ladies Annabel (18), Celia (15), and Cynthia (14) (Crewe-Milnes, daughters of the bridegroom; the Hon. Maud and the Hon. Margaret Wyndham, daughters of Lord Leaconfield; the Hon. Evelina Rothschild, daughter of Lord Rothschild; Miss Louise Wirsch; Lady Juliet Lowther (18), daughter of the late Earl of Lonsdale and Countess de Grey; and Miss Muriel White, daughter of Mr. Blenry White, of the United States Embassy. They were all dressed alike, in white embroidered moseline de rois over white silk. The skirts were made with shaped flounces with cream lace insertion, and upon the bodices were fichns edged with lace. The sashes were of primrose chiffon, and the hats of primrose tulle with white ostrich feathers, one side being turned up with Baroness de Rothschild roses. The bouquets were of the same roses, tied with long tLreamers of the primrose chiffon. Each of the bridesmaids wore a gold curb bracelet with the initials of the bride and bridegroom in enamel, the gifts of the bridegroom.
The formation of the bridal proession was a very picturesque feature of the ceremonial. Schubert's " Grand March " was played, and the ,vast congregation rose to their feet as the choir advanced, followed along the nave by the clergy, after whom caine the bride leaning upon the arm of her father, who wore a bunch of primroses in his coat, and attended by her bridesmaids. All eyes were naturally turned to the bride, but she did not lose her composare during the long and trying walk up the nave to the choir.
As the procession approached the choir, Lord Crewe who with his best man had been standing a few yards from the Prince of Wales advanced to meet the bride, and the party ha1ted at a point between the choir and the lantern, where the first part of the wedding service was taken, in full view of the choir stalls, where the principal guests were seated. The hymn " O perfect Love" having been sung, the marriage service began. The officiating clergy were the Rev. Dr. Butler (Master of Tririty), the Dean of Westminster, Canon Blackburne, vicar of Crewe-green, Crewe, Canon Armitage Robinson, and the Precentor of Westminster. Dr. Butler, who took the principal part of the service, read the words in a very impressive manner. The bride made the responses in a perfectly audible voice. Upon the conclusion of the first part of the ceremony the procession of the clergy and the bride and bridegroom, followed by the bridesmaids, moved towards the east. They passed, while the psalm was sung to a chant by Beethoven, through the sacrarrum to the altar, where the concluding portion of the service was said by the Dean and other clergy. Next came the hymn " Now thank we all otr God," after which the blessing was pronounced and the service was brought to a close, to the actompaniment of a merry peal from the bells of St. Margaret's Church. As the procession moved down the Abbey to the Jerusalem Chamber to sign the register Mendelssohn's " Wedding March " was played, and the great majority of the congreation prepared to take their departure. 'ihs Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were among those who accompanied the bridal party and their relatives to the Jerusalem Chamber and appended their names to the register. Lord and Lady Crewe, with their friends, left the Abbey amid a renewal of those enthusiastic demonstrations which had marked Lady Peggy Primrose's arrival as a bride. A reception and luncheon was given at Lord Rosebery's town house attended by the Prince of Wales; the Duke of Cambridge, and about 600 other guests, most of whom had attended the ceremony in theAbbey. Later in the day the Earl and Countess of Crewe left town for Welbeek Abbey,'placed at their disposal by the Duke and Duchess of Portland for the early part of the honeymoon. The bride wore a travelling dress of green cloth, the skirt being stitched with gold, the bodice and sleeves being embroidered in natural colour silk and gold with primroses She vwore a large wzhite hat w,ith feathers to match. THE WEDDING PRES IU& After the departure of the bride and bride-groom the numerous wedding presents displayed at Lord Rosebery's house were inspected with much interest by those of the guests who had not previously seen them.
Soon after 7 o'clock last evening the train conveying Lord and Lady Crewe arrived at Worksop Station. The platform was thronged with people, who gave a most cordial, though quiet, reception to the newly-married pair. On their arrival at Welbeck Abbey the visitors were received with every honour, and a bouquet was presented to Lady Crewe. The employes on the estate of Dalmeny dined together last night in celebration of the marriage of Lady Peggy Primrose. Mr. Drysdale, the chamberlain, presided over a company of about 300. After dinner there was a dance, and a display of fireworks was given in the grounds. The burgh of Queensferry, which adjoins Lord Rosebery's Dalmeny estate, was decorated yesterday in honour of the wedding. A banquet was held in the council chambers, at which the health of the bride and bridegroom was honoured, and a congratulatory telegram forwarded to Lady Crewe.

Dean York

In 1488 Christopher Urswick 1448-1522 (40) was appointed Dean York.

In 1697 Thomas Gale Scholar 1635-1702 (62) was appointed Dean York.

In 1858 Augustus Duncombe 1814-1880 (43) was appointed Dean York.

In 1880 Arthur Purey-Cust Archdeacon Buckingham 1828-1916 (51) was appointed Dean York.