Monday 30 April 2018

James Goldwell bust by John Cheere Codrington Library

The Codrington Library Plaster Busts by John Cheere

All Souls College, Oxford University.

Part 13. Dr James Goldwell (d. 1499).

Fellow of All Souls

President of St George’s Hall in the Castle, Oxford 1452

Rector of St John the Evangelist, London 1455

Rector of Rivenhall, Essex 1455

Prebendary of Widland in St Paul’s Cathedral 1457

Prebendary of Sneating in St Paul’s Cathedral 1458

Prebendary of Islington in St Paul’s Cathedral 1459 - 1461

Registrar of the Order of the Garter 1460

Rector of Cliffe-at-Hoo, Kent

Archdeacon of Essex, 1461

Canon of Hereford Cathedral 1461

Prebenary of Stratford in Salisbury Cathedral 1462.

Dean of Salisbury 1463

Principal Secretary of State to King Edward IV

Master of the Rolls 1471

Papal Protonotary

Bishop of Norwich 1472, consecrated at St Blaise, Rome

Goldwell was appointed to the sixth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1460 and held this until 1472.

At Norwich he not only adorned his own palace, but completed the tower of the cathedral, fitted up the choir and chapels, covered the vaulting with lead, and had the arms of the benefactors painted on the walls and windows (Blomefield). 

By his will, dated 10 June 1497, he left 146l. 13s. 4d. for the foundation of a chantry in the chapel of All Souls' College, Oxford, besides having given money to the college during his lifetime.

All photographs above taken by the author.


Monument to Goldwell in Norwich Cathedral

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