Events, officials and registers

Research Guild archive reports

RCL17r17 An index of officials lists from Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory

Compilation of an index of recorded officials of Rochester Cathedral and priory from registers held within the collections of the Dean and Chapter, currently held and digitised by Medway Council Archives.

RCL17r18 An index of burial, baptism, marriage and ordination registers from Rochester Cathedral

Compilation of an index of  burials, baptisms, marriages and ordinations at Rochester Cathedral from registers held within the collections of the Dean and Chapter, currently held and digitised by Medway Council Archives.

RCL17r20 A timeline of events concerning Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory

Compilation of a timeline of events concerning Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory. Includes events concerning its officials, its services and alterations to the fabric of the building. The timeline is to serve as an interpretation tool and an index to the Rochester Cathedral Research Guild website.

General bibliography (reverse date)

Tower, R. (1927) Odo, Bishop of Bayeux and Earl of Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana, 039.03. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.039%20-%201927/039-03.pdf

Warner, E. H. (1937) John Warner 1580-1666; Bishop of Rochester 1637-1666. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1937. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Churchill, I. J. (1938) The See of Rochester in Relation to the See of Canterbury during the Middle Ages. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1938. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Powicke, F. M. (1938) Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester (1274-1277). Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1938. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Dunkley, E. H. (1939) Robert Scott, Dean of Rochester (1870-1887). Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1939. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Browne, A. L. (1940) The medieval officials – principal of Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana, 053.04. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.053%20-%201940/053-04.pdf

Smith, R. A. L. (1943) The Place of Gundulf in the Anglo-Norman Church. The English Historical Review Vol. 58, No. 231 (Jul., 1943), pp. 257-272. Available at:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/554339?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Saltman, A. (1951) John II, Bishop of Rochester. The English Historical Review Vol. 66.

Wigan, B. (1983) Whatever Happened to Hamo. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1983. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Arnold, A. and Arnold, J. (1984) Turbine trouble or Ralph the Frivolous and William of Turmoil – a twelfth century mystery. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Olson, G. (1986) Chaucer’s Monk; The Rochester Connection. The Chaucer Review Vol. 21, No. 2 (Fall, 1986), pp. 246-256.

Cleggett, D. (1990) Dean Hole at Caunton and Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1989-1990. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (1991) Henry VIII and Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1990-1991. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (1991) John II, Bishop of Rochester, Did Not Exist. The English Historical Review, 106 (421), pp. 921–931. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/574381?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Physick, J. (1996) Bishops of Rochester at Westminster. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1995-1996. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Hingley, S. (1998) Rochester Cathedral Clergy and their Library. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1997-1998. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Melhuish, J. (1998) Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1997-1998. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Richards, M. P. (1998) Early saints and celebrations at Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1997-1998. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. (1999) Dean Scott. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1998-1999. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (2002) The Bishops and Monks of Rochester; 5 Years On. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/digiarchive/ColinFlight/bmr-plus-5.pdf

Cleggett, D. (2003) Bishop Thomas Sprat. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Barnard, D. (2004) Bishop Fisher and Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2004. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2004) Dean Clagett – a glimpse of the 18th-century cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2004. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatton-Brown, T. (2005) The burial places of the Bishops of Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2005. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2006) Dr. John Harris, D. D., encyclopaedist. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2006. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Milligan, B. (2006) Bishop Spratt – a Beaminster Bishop. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2006. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Sears, J. (2008) A Bishop and a Dean. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2008. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Blair, S. (2009) William of Perth. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2009. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Salter, P. (2010) Gundulf the Man – Bishop of Rochester 1077-1108. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2010. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McLean, A. and Prior, J. (2011) The Bishops of Rochester; An analysis. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1987. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Hesketh, P. (2013) The Muscle and the Rose. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2014) The tale of Nicholas Claggett – part II. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2014. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Scott, J. H. (2017) Rochester Cathedral Research Guild; summary of first year’s work. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2016-2017. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Hale, P. (TBA) The Organs and Organists of Rochester Cathedral.

General bibliography (by author)

Arnold, A. and Arnold, J. (1984) Turbine trouble or Ralph the Frivolous and William of Turmoil – a twelfth century mystery. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Barnard, D. (2004) Bishop Fisher and Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2004. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Blair, S. (2009) William of Perth. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2009. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Browne, A. L. (1940) The medieval officials – principal of Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana 053.04. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.053%20-%201940/053-04.pdf

Churchill, I. J. (1938) The See of Rochester in Relation to the See of Canterbury during the Middle Ages. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1938. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. (1990) Dean Hole at Caunton and Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1989-1990. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (1991) Henry VIII and Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1990-1991. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. (1999) Dean Scott. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1998-1999. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. (2003) Bishop Thomas Sprat. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2004) Dean Clagett – a glimpse of the 18th-century cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2004. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2006) Dr. John Harris, D. D., encyclopaedist. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2006. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2014) The tale of Nicholas Claggett – part II. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2014. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Dunkley, E. H. (1939) Robert Scott, Dean of Rochester (1870-1887). Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1939. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (1991) John II, Bishop of Rochester, Did Not Exist.

Flight, C. (2002) The Bishops and Monks of Rochester; 5 Years On. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society.

Hale, P. (TBA) The Organs and Organists of Rochester Cathedral.

Hesketh, P. (2013) The Muscle and the Rose. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Hingley, S. (1998) Rochester Cathedral Clergy and their Library. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1997-1998. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McLean, A. and Prior, J. (2011) The Bishops of Rochester; An analysis. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1987. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Melhuish, J. (1998) Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1997-1998. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Milligan, B. (2006) Bishop Spratt – a Beaminster Bishop. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2006. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Olson, G. (1986) Chaucer’s Monk; The Rochester Connection.

Physick, J. (1996) Bishops of Rochester at Westminster. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1995-1996. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Powicke, F. M. (1938) Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester (1274-1277). Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1938. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Richards, M. P. (1998) Early saints and celebrations at Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1997-1998. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Salter, P. (2010) Gundulf the Man – Bishop of Rochester 1077-1108. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2010. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Saltman, A. (1951) John II, Bishop of Rochester.

Sears, J. (2008) A Bishop and a Dean. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2008. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Smith, R. A. L. (1943) The Place of Gundulf in the Anglo-Norman Church.

Tatton-Brown, T. (2005) The burial places of the Bishops of Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2005. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tower, R. (1927) Odo, Bishop of Bayeux and Earl of Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana 039.03. Available at:

Warner, E. H. (1937) John Warner 1580-1666; Bishop of Rochester 1637-1666. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1937. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Wigan, B. (1983) Whatever Happened to Hamo. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1983. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

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