Peter, Archdeacon of Lincoln

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Birthplace: Woodstock Manor, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 07, 1226 (66-67)
Salisbury Castle, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Ykenai
Half brother of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York

Occupation: ecclesiastical officer
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About Peter, Archdeacon of Lincoln

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"...Geoffrey, archbishop of York, had a brother named Peter, who appears to have been his maternal half-brother, as Peter is generally considered unlikely to have been Henry's son..."

"Peter is called Geoffrey's "half-brother" by the historian Diana Greenway, but she does not state whether or not he was Geoffrey's maternal or paternal half-brother. Peter is not mentioned by Henry's biographer as a son of the king."

More information on Peter can be found in Royal Bastards by Chris Given-Wilson and Alice Curteis on pages 118 and 179.


Geoffrey Plantagenet was the illegitimate son of King Henry II, the first of the Plantagenet Kings. Geoffrey's mother's is not known with certainty, but she is thought to have been a woman named Ykenai. Geoffrey is known to have had a maternal half-brother called Peter.

also see page 19 of Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011 Douglas Richardson

The Archdeacon of Lincoln is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Diocese of Lincoln – he or she has responsibilities within his archdeaconry (the ancient Archdeaconry of Lincoln) including oversight of church buildings and some supervision, discipline and pastoral care of the clergy.


The archdeaconry has existed since the 11th century, when archdeacons were first appointed across England, and has remained in the Diocese of Lincoln since. Since ancient times, the territory of the archdeaconry covered all of Lincolnshire (barring the West Riding of Lindsey, the Stow archdeaconry); that territory has remained broadly similar throughout her thousand-year history.

List of archdeacons

High Medieval

  • bef. 1092–?: Richard (first archdeacon)
  • Albertus Longobardus (the Lombard)
  • c. 1106–?: Nicholas
  • bef. 1132–?: William of Bayeux
  • bef. 1145–aft. 1169: Robert
  • c. 1160: Richard D'Aumery
  • c. 1140–1170: Robert de Chesney
  • bef. 1171–bef. 1175 (res.): Geoffrey Plantagenet
  • aft. 1175–aft. 1215 (rem.): Peter (half-brother of Geoffrey)



  • Greenway, Diana E., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300 3, pp. 24–26
  • King, H.P.F., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541 1, pp. 6–8
  • Horn, Joyce M. & Smith, David M., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857
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Peter, Archdeacon of Lincoln's Timeline

Woodstock Manor, England
March 7, 1226
Age 67
Salisbury Castle, Wiltshire, England
March 1226
Age 67
Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England