Category: Canons of Windsor

The king’s grandson

Lord James Beauclerk, a grandson of King Charles II and Nell Gwynn, was appointed Canon of Windsor in 1738. Surviving records in the Archives give some insight into his standard of living here and his roles in Chapter.

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A Canon on Trial

On 10 September 1561, Richard Bruerne [Bruarne] (1519-1565), Canon of Windsor, stood trial before the Queen’s Visitors. The written statements of depositions given by members of the College of St George survive in the Chapel Archives [SGC XV.58.9*]

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A Careless Candle

Canons’ Cloister contains some of the oldest buildings still standing within Windsor Castle and they require regular care and attention to keep them in good condition. At present a team is working hard on the refurbishment of one of the ...

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A scientific canon

William Derham, a chaplain to George Prince of Wales (later King George II), was appointed a Canon of Windsor in August 1716 and installed a month later. He held the canonry until his death in 1735 and divided his time ...

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Travels with Bishop Welldon

Stafford Crawley (Canon of Windsor, 1938-1947), after completing his education at Harrow & Magdalen College, Oxford, spent several months travelling in India, Tibet and China in 1899, after which he returned to England to attend theological college to prepare for ...

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Letters to Mother

Philip Frank Eliot was appointed a Canon of Windsor in 1886. Prior to this he had been Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bournemouth. For five years he continued to hold the parish in plurality with his canonry at St George’s and ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.