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elected by the dean and chapter ; but be this as it may, he died 28th Dec. 1419, before his translation to Exeter was completed 1^, and was buried in the church of Santa Croco at Florence. His will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lotli Feb. 1419-20^*^. The conge d'elire, vice bishop Catrik, bears date 13th March 1419-20^9, 142 1 Edmund Lacy, bishop) of Hereford, was chosen by the SHen.V. chapter'-^, and the King, 5th May 1420, informed the
J7 Privy seal, 8 Hen. V. letters patent on the occasion'*.
'^ His will commenced thus : According to Godwin, James " In Dei nomine Amen. Ego or John Gary, bishop of Lich- Johannes Gatrik Coventren. et field and Goventry, succeeded Lichfeld. Episcopiis sanus mente bishop Gatrik in Exeter ; but et corpore," &c. " Factum fuit there is no evidence of this, any presens testamentum meum apud more than of his having been Dertforth in hospitio Georgii me bishop of Lichfield and Goventry. tunc existente in via versus Gon- Le Neve, without giving his au- stantiam ad Goncilium Generale thority, though following God- sexto die Augusti 1416 et nostrse win, supposes that the Pope had translationis secundo." (Reg. meditated this election, but that Ghichel. 328.) A short time be- Gary died at Florence before the fore his death, having been trans- appointment took place. In the lated to Exeter, he added a co- first remaining register of the dicil to his will, dated Florence, dean and chapter, fol. 127, this Sunday 3rd Dec. 1419; it was entry occurs: Anno 1419, 3 die proved 28th March 1420. Sept. Gorpus Edm. Stafford Ex-
9 Pat. 7 Hen. V. m. 2. onite allatum et postea sepultum.
20 Privy seal 8 Hen. V. : and Eo sepulto postularunt Joh. Ga-
the chancellor on ist May is teryk, Episc. Gov. tunc in Guria
ordered to make out the usual Romana et infra annum morie-
a Henri par la grace de Dieu Roy Dengleterre et de France et seignur Dirlande, au reverent piere en Dieu levesque de Duresme nre chanceller saluz. Come nous vacant nadgairs leglise cathedrale Dexcestre par la mort de lonurable piere en Dieu Esmon de bonne memoire nadgairs evesque et pastour dicelle nre treschier cousin qi mort est, eussions grantez et ottroiez as dean et chapitre de la dee eglise qavoient postulez maistre John Catterike alors evesque de Cestre, qi morust devant lexpe- dicion obacion de la postulacion susdite, licence daler a leur elec- tion dun lour evesque et pastour futur : et come lez ditz dean et chapitre de present aient postulez en. . . . dit. . . . reverend piere en Dieu levesque de Hereford, sicomme par leur Ires paten tes souz lour comun seal, les
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