Ceolnoth archbishop of Canterbury, was the first dean of Canterbury, and was consecrated archbishop Aug. 27, 833. His episcopate is celebrated in ecclesiastical history on account of a charter granted by king Ethelwulf, to which reference has been made by some historians, as the foundation of tithes to the Church of England. The custom prevailed during his administration, among the first converts to Christianity in England, of dedicating to God's service tenths or tithes arising from things that give a yearly increase. Archbishop Ceolnoth is also distinguished for the quantity of money which he coined. There are no less than twelve varieties of his coins-in existence. This prelate's stormy career was closed by death in 870. See Hook, Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1, 284 sq.

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