? Car. I.William Laud, bishop of London, was nominated by the King to this see 6th Aug. 1633; elected by the chapter on the 19th of the same month; and confirmed 19th Sept.. He was accused of high treason by the house of commons i8th Dec. 1640, and committed to the Tower, where he was confined four years: at length, after a tedious trial in the house of lords, the judges unanimously acquitted him of high treason. He was, however, condemned to die, and was beheaded on Tower hill l0th Jan. 1644-5, and his body was buried in the church of Allhallows, Barking; but in July 1663 it was removed thence to St. John's college chapel, Oxford. Upon the Restoration, the see having been vacant about sixteen years, a congé d'élire was issued 3rd Sept. 1660; in pursuance of which,
? Car. II.William Juxon, bishop of London, having been nominated to this see, was elected 13th Sept., and confirmed on the 20th of the same month. He died at Lambeth palace 4th June 1663, aged 81 years, and was buried in St. John's college chapel, Oxford. The congé d'élire on the death of archbishop Juxon issued 14th July 1663 ; and
? Car. II.Gilbert Sheldon, bishop of London, having been nominated to Canterbury, was elected 11th Aug. 1663, and confirmed in that see on the 31st of that month. He died at Lambeth 9th Nov. 1677, and was buried in the church at Croydon in Surrey.
? Car. IIWilliam Sancroft, S.T.P., dean of St. Paul's, London, was consecrated in Westminster abbey 27th Jan.
- Reg. Laud. fol. i.
- Reg. Juxon. fol. 152.
- Reg. Cantuar.
- Reg Juxon. fol. 327.
- Reg. Cantuar.