Bishops of Hereford

(From 1186 to 1557)

Founded in 676, which covers Herefordshire, South West Shropshire and a few parishes in Worcestershire

Office

Holder

 

Year of
appointment and termination
Magonset   670 - 676
Putta formerly Bishop of Rochester. Forced to abandon Rochester in 676; went to Seaxwulf, Bishop of the Mercians, who granted him a church and a small estate, where he ended his life in peace'; he may not have been a Bishop of this line, though he had come to be regarded as such by c.800. 676 - 688
Tyrhtel   688 - 710
Torhthere   710 - 731
Walhstod Abbott of Glastonbury 731 - 736
Cuthbeorht

Abbott of Lyminge.

Archbishop of Canterbury 740 - 761

736 - 740
Podda   741 - 758
Acca   758 - 770
Headda   770 - 777
Aaldberht   777 - 786
Esne   786 - 788
Ceolmund   788 - 798
Utel   799 - 801
Wulfheard   801 - 824
Beonna   825 - 832
Eadwulf   832 - 839
Cuthwulf leased land to Ealdorman ∆lfstan, with reversion to Bromyard minster 839 - 866
Mucel   857 - 866
Deorlaf   866 - 888
Cynemund   888 - 890
Edgar   890 - 930
Tidhelm    
Wulfhelm    
∆lfric    
Wulfric   968 - 971
∆thelwulf monk of the Old Minster, Win. 971 - 1013
Athelstan blind for thirteen years before his death 1013 - 10 Feb 1056
Leofgar priest of Earl Harold Mar 1056 - 16 Jun 1056
Ealdred Bishop of Hereford and Worcester, resigned and trs. to York 1060 1056 - 1060
Walter of Lotharingia chaplain to Queen Edith 1060 - 1079
Robert Losinga of Lorraine the first Bishop under Norman rule 1079-1095
     
Reinhelm   1107 - 1115
     
William De Vere   1186 - 1198
Robert Grosseteste

Archdeacon of Wilts, 1214 and 1220
Archdeacon of Northampton, 1221
first Rector of Franciscans at Oxford, 1224
Prebendary of Empingham in the Cathedral, afterwards exchanged for Archdeaconry of Leicester.

Bishop of Lincoln 1235 - 1253

1198 - 1214
Giles De Braose Died, 17 Nov 1215; buried in South aisle of Hereford  
     
Hugh Foliot    
     
Peter D'Aquablanca   1240 - 1268
     
Thomas Cantilupe d. 1283  
     
Richard De Swinfield   1289 - 1290
Adam Orleton Lord Treasurer  
Thomas Charlton Privy seal to Ed II. Bishop of Hereford: 1316. A military commander, too. Lord Treasurer 1328. Died 11 Jan 1344. 1316 - 1344
     
John Gilbert Lord Treasurer 1386  
     
     
? Stanbury

d. 1474

 
Thomas Milling   1474 - 1492
Edmund Touchet   1493 - 1502
Adriano of Castelli   1502 - 1504
Richard Mayeu   1504 - 1516
Charles Booth   1516 - 1535
Edward Fox   1535 - 1538
Edmund Bonner   1538 - 1539
John Skip   1539 - 1552
John Harley   1553 - 1554
Robert Wharton   1554 - 1557
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