Scalby, John de (DNB00)

SCALBY, SCALLEBY, SCHALBY, JOHN de (d. 1333), registrar and canon of Lincoln Cathedral, was rector of Mumby, and held successively the prebends of Bedford Major, Welton, Beckhall, and Dunham, all in Lincoln diocese. He was for eighteen years registrar to Bishop Oliver de Sutton (d. 1299) [q. v.], and was a member of Bishop Dalderby's household for eight years. He took a leading part in the controversy on questions of jurisdiction between the dean and canons of Lincoln in 1312. In 1322 he was made guardian of John de Screvelby of Lincoln. A manuscript Martyrologium, in the possession of the dean and chapter of Lincoln (Muniment Room, A. 2. 3), was written under Scalby's eye, and contains rubrics in his hand. He added to it an account of the unwritten customs of the church. Passages from it are cited by Dimock and by Bradshaw. Lives by him of several bishops are printed in ‘Giraldus Cambrensis,’ vii. 193–216. He died in 1333.

[Le Neve's Fasti; Tanner's Bibliotheca; Gibbon's Lincoln Wills, p. 9; Brewer's Giraldus Cambrensis, ed. Dimock, vii. 193–216; Bradshaw and Wordsworth's Lincoln Cathedral Statutes, pp. 86 sqq.]

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Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.241
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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394 ii 6f.e. Scalby, John de: after shaw. insert Scalby was also author of the lives of several bishops of Lincoln (cf. Giraldus Cambrensis, vol. vii. pp. 193-216, where they are printed).