A papal bull having also been obtained, on the 28th of August 1425, the archbishop, in the course of a visitation of Lincoln diocese, executed his letters patent founding the college, dedicating it to the Virgin, St Thomas Becket and St Edward the Confessor, and handed over the buildings to its members, the vicar of Higham Ferrers being made the first master or warden.
In the interval Chicheley found time to visit his diocese for the first time and be enthroned at St David's on the 11th of May 1411.
Cloyne was the seat of a Protestant diocese until 1835, when it was united to that of Cork.
It gives its name to a Roman Catholic diocese, the cathedral of which is at Queenstown.
It may be noted that Cranmer favoured a proposal for the formation of a council of presbyters in each diocese, and for provincial synods.