126 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12S. X. FEB. 18, 1922. BOBSON & The purpose of marriage between WILE Richard Bobson Widdower^ and Elizabeth Wile widdow both of this parish was published on the 23d & 30th days of December, & on the 6th day of January 1655, in pur parish church of Aldeburgh after the morneing Sermon was done. And the sayd Bichard & Elizabeth say they were marryed on the 14th day of February att Dunwich by Mr - * Daverson Bailyffe of that Corporation, 1655. SKEA & The purpose of marriage between BOOKE John Skea widdower, and Elizabeth Booke widdow both of this parish was published on the 23d & 30th days of December & on the 6th day of January 1655, in our parish church of Aldeburgh after the morneing Sermon was done. And the sayd John & Elizabeth say that they were marryed on the 7th day of Jan- uary by Mr Thomas Cheney Justice of peace in this Corporation. & The purpose of marriage be- FAYREHEAD tweene Henry Downeing of Subborne singleman. (sonne to Mary Downeing of Blacksill widdow) And Anne Fayrehead of Subborne alsoe, singlewoman ; was published on the 8th, 15th & 22d days of March in the open market place at Aldeburgh 1655. And the sayd Henry and Anne were marryed. ANDREWS & The purpose of marriage be- ISACK tween Bobert Andrews widdower 1655, 1656. and Jane Isack widdow both of Snape in the county of Suffolk, was published on the 22th & 29th o f March 1655, and on the 5th of April 1656 in the open markett at Aldeburgh. And the sayd Bobert <fc Jane were marryed on the 7th day of April 1656 by Mr Tho : Cheney Justice of Peace of this corporation. ABTHUB T. WINN. (To be continued.) PHILIP DE HARCOURT, BISHOP OF BAYEUX. THE recent discussion on the Harcourt pedigree in * N. & Q.' has suggested this note on Stephen's second Chancellor. Philip, who is said to have been son of Robert de Harcourt, Sieur de Harcourt, became Chancellor in succession to Roger the Poor, who was arrested with his father, the great Bishop Roger of Salisbury,! in June, 1139 ; and he is found attesting several documents as "P. cancellarius " (Round, ' Geoffrey de Mandeville,' pp. 46, 47). But he held the Great Seal less than a year, being appointed to the bishopric
t It is quite possible that his mother, Maud of Bamsbury, was the bishop's lawful wife, and that it was only in deference to Bomish prejudices that the younger Boger was known as the bishop's " nephew." I of Salisbury in 1140. According to the ! ' Annals ' of Waverley, the King gave him | the bishopric at a mid-Lent council in London, but Bishop Henry of Winchester, ! who was Legate, did not consent ( ' Ann. I Mon,' ii. 228). John of Worcester states j that Stephen gave the bishopric to Philip ! at Winchester, by the advice of his barons - r and a later note, of uncertain date, adds | that Philip was not accepted by the Legate and the Chapter (a clero) (' Cont. Flor. Wig.,' ii. 124). Orderic, from whom we learn that Philip was archdeacon of Evreux, gives the cause of the Legate's hostility. He wanted the vacant see for his nephew., Henry de Sulli * ; but Waleran, Count of Meulan,| had selected (elegerat) Philip de Harcourt, who was supported by the majority of the Council ; and when the King assented, the Legate withdrew in anger from the court (Ord., 'Vit.,' v. 123). The Waverley ' Annals ' add that Philip appealed to Rome, but in vain. So he failed to- secure his bishopric. Philip must have surrendered the Great Seal immediately on his appointment, in accordance with the regular practice (c/. Farrer, ' An Outline Itinerary of King Henry I.,' p. 3) ; for his successor, Robert de Gant, appears in office in 1140-41 (Hew- lett, ' Introduction to Gesta Stephani/ p. xxvii., and note on Robert de Torigny, p. 145). So Haskins must be wrong in writing as if Philip were still Chancellor when he received the see of Bayeux (Eng. Hist. Review, xxvii. 422). Apparently he received the deanery of Lincoln as temporary consolation, for according to Eyton he was dean of Lincoln when he was promoted to Bayeux ('Court, Household and Itinerary of Henry II.,' p. 21). Philip was given the bishopric of Bayeux, apparently in 1142, although the MSS. of Robert de Torigny seem to be in a muddle between 1142 and 1143 (cf. Hewlett's note on Robert de Torigny, p. 145). Modern authorities, however, are divided between 1141 and 1142, the earlier date being given by Eyton (u.s.) and Delisle (^Recueil des Actes de Henri II.,' Introd., p. 415), whilst 1142 has the support of Hewlett (u.s.}, Le Prevost (Ord., ' Vit.,' v. 123, note 3), Gams (' Series Episcoporum '), and Haskins (Eng.
- Henry was a son of the Legate's eldest-
brother William (disinherited) by the heiress of Sulli. He was consoled with the Abbey of Fecamp. t For Waleran see the ' D.N.B,' sub. Beaumont.