Boy Bishop

Boy Bishop, a boy chosen on 6th December, St. Nicholas' Day, generally out of the choir, to act as bishop and do all his episcopal duties, except celebrate mass. For the term of his office, which varied, he was treated as bishop, and if he died during his tenure of it was buried with episcopal honours. The term of office was limited in 1279 to 24 hours.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

“Box and Cox,” * Boyars
Bowditch, Nathaniel
Bowdler, Thomas
Bowdoin, James
Bowen, Richard
Bower, Walter
Bowles, William Lisle
Bowling, Tom
Bowling, Sir John
Bowyer, William
“Box and Cox,”
Boy Bishop
Boyars
Boyce, William
Boycott, Captain
Boyd, Andrew Kennedy Hutchison
Boyd, Zachary
Boydell, John
Boyer, Baron
Boyer, Jean Pierre
Boyle, Charles
Boyle, Richard