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ECR 60 06

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ECR 60 06


Provost and Fellows, pre 1904



Administrative / Biographical history

When new Statutes were approved by the Queen in Council on 3 November 1871 the role of the Provost and seven Fellows appointed under the Statutes of Henry VI ceased to exist and the government of the College was vested in the New Governing Body. The last meeting was on 21 November 1871. However, the new Statutes allowed the existing Fellows to deal with all matters not specifically reserved by statute to the New Governing Body and in practice, being resident, they dealt with much of the estate work, especially sealings. Members of the New Governing Body are also found attending their meetings, which were known as College meetings and eventually took place four times a year. The members of the New Governing Body were also known as Fellows, and in 1902, when ambiguity between old and new Fellows was no longer possible as the Rev. William Carter, the last Henry VI Fellow, had died in 1901, it was resolved to discontinue New Governing Body meetings and transact all business in meetings of the Provost and Fellows. This resolution was embodied in the Statutes of 1904. Fellows today are still appointed by the same bodies that appointed the New Governing Body members. The records listed in this section are those of the Provost and Fellows prior to 1871 and of their surviving responsibilities thereafter.


15th century - 1904

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ECR 60/7, ECR 60/8
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