Provost of Beverley Minster

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Beverley Minster

The Provost of St John's, Beverley (Beverley Minster) is a position said to have been created by Archbishop Thomas of Bayeux (1070–1100). The provost had responsibility for the administration of the lands owned by the minster and for the general revenues of the chapter.[1] He was an external officer with authority in the government of the church, but with no stall in the choir and no vote in chapter.

Most of the provosts of Beverley were appointed as a reward for their work as civil servants. The post was finally terminated during the Reformation.

List of Provosts[edit]

Source: Durham University e-theses[2] except when otherwise stated.


  1. ^ a b "A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6: The borough and liberties of Beverley". British Histoey Online. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "The constitution and the clergy op Beverley minster in the middle ages" (PDF). Durham University. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b Norton, Christopher (2006). St William of York.
  4. ^ Barlow "Pont l'Évêque, Roger de (c.1115–1181)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  5. ^ James Joseph Sheahan, T. Whellan (the University of Wisconsin – Madison) + website History and topography of the city of York: the Ainsty wapentake; and the East riding of Yorkshire; embracing a general review of the early history of Great Britain, and a general history and description of the county of York, Volume 2 (Google eBook) Printed by J. Green, 1856 [Retrieved 2011-12-17]