Bishops of Lincoln

(From 1067 to 1641)

 

Office

Holder

 

Year of
appointment and termination
Remigius Almoner of Fécamp, in Normandy
made Bishop of Dorchester by William the Conqueror,
and soon after transferred the see to Lincoln
1067-1092
Robert Bloet brother of Hugh, Bishop of Bayeux
Chancellor of England under William the Conqueror and William Rufus
Justiciary under Henry I
1094-1123
Alexander, "the Magnificent" nephew of Roger, Bishop of Salisbury
Archdeacon of Sarum, 1121
1123 - 1148
Robert de Chesney Archdeacon of Leicester 1148 - 1166
See vacant   1166 - 1173
Geoffrey Plantagenet natural son of Henry II, was
appointed. He was never consecrated, although
he retained the temporalities for nine years.
1173
Walter de Coutances
 
Vice-Chancellor of England, Canon and Treasurer of Rouen Cathedral, 1173
Archdeacon of Oxford, 1175
translated to Rouen, 1184. Died 1207
1183 - 1184
See vacant   1184 - 1186
Hugh of Avalon
(St Hugh of Lincoln)
Procurator of monastery of the Grande Chartreuse, 1170 Prior of Carthusian monastery at Witham, in Somerset, 1175/6 to 1186 1186 - 1200
William de Blois   1203 - 1206
See vacant   1206 - 1209
Hugh Plantagenet Prebendary of Louth in the Cathedral, 1203
Archdeacon of Wells, 1204
1209 - 1235
Robert Grosseteste

Bishop of Hereford

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.

1235 - 1253
Henry de Lexinton Treasurer of Salisbury, 1241
Prebendary of North Muskham at Southwell previous to 1242
Dean of Lincoln, 1245
1253 - 1258
Richard de Gravesend Dean of Lincoln, 1254
Treasurer of Hereford previous to 1258
absent from diocese about 1267 - 1269,
    when John de Maidenstone was in charge.
1258 - 1279
Oliver Sutton Dean of Lincoln 1280 - 1299
John de Dalderby Canon of St David's
Archdeacon of Carmarthen, 1283
Chancellor of Lincoln, 1293
1300 - 1320
Henry Burghersh Prebendary of Riccall, in York Minster, 1316
Treasurer and Chancellor of England, 1328
deprived of chancellorship, 1330
re-elected Treasurer, 1334; dismissed, 1337
1320 - 1340
Thomas Bek Doctor of Canon Law
Prebendary of Clifton in the Cathedral, 1335
1341 -
Feb 1346/7
John Gynwell Archdeacon of Northampton 1347 - 1362
John Buckingham Prebendary of Lichfield and Dean, 1349
Archdeacon of Northampton, 1351
Prebendary of Gretton in the Cathedral, 1352
Keeper of Privy Seal to Edward III
translated to Lichfield, 1397
retired to monastery of Christ Church at Canterbury. Died 1398
1369 - 1397
Henry Beaufort   1398 - 1404
Phillip Repyngdon Augustinian Canon of St Mary de Pré,
Leicester, previous to 1382
excommunicated for Wiclifite heresy, July 1382; abjured, Nov 1382
Abbot of St Mary de Pré, 1394
Chancellor of Oxford University, 1397, 1400 - 1402
Chaplain and Confessor to Henry IV
Cardinal, 1408
resigned, 1419. Died 1424
1405 - 1419
Richard Fleming Prebendary of Langtoft, in York Minster, 1415
Rector of Boston
1419 -
Jan 1430/1
William De Grey   1431 - 1436
William of Alnwick Keeper of the Privy Seal
Archdeacon of Salisbury
Bishop of Norwich, 1426 - 1436
1436 - 1449
Marmaduke Lumley   Jan 1449/50 -
Dec 1450
John Chaworth   1452 - 1471
Thomas Rotherham   1472 - 1480
John Russell Archdeacon of Berkshire, 1466
Bishop of Rochester, 1476 - 1480
1480 - 1494
William Smythe Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1493 - 1496 1496 - 1514
Thomas Wolsey   1514
William Atwater Chancellor of Lincoln, 1506 - 1512
Prebendary, Oct 1512
1514 -
Feb 1520/1
John Longland Confessor to King Henry VIII
Prebendary of Lincoln
1521 - 1547
Henry Holbeach Prior of Worcester, 1536
Suffragan Bishop of Bristol to see of Worcester, 1538 - 1540
Dean of Worcester, 1540
Bishop of Rochester, 1544 - 1547
1547 - 1551
John Taylor Master of St John's, 1538-46. Rector of St Peter Cornhill, London, of Tatenhill, Staffs., Dean of Lincoln; Reformer, Commissioner for the first Prayer Book. Bishop of Lincoln (deprived 1554). d.1554 1552 - 1554
John White Prebendary of Winchester
translated to Winchester, 1556
deprived by Queen Elizabeth, 1559
1554 - 1556
Thomas Watson Dean of Durham
deprived by Queen Elizabeth
1557 - 1559
Nicholas Bullingham translated to Worcester, Jan 1570/1. Died 1576 Jan 1559/60 -
Jan 1570/1
Thomas Cooper   1570/1 -
1584
William Wickham Dean of Lincoln
translated to Winchester, 1594. Died 1595
1584 - 1594
William Chaderton University Preacher, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Regius Professor of Divinity. Chaplain to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Rector of Holywell, Hunts., Warden of Manchester, President of Queen's College, Cambridge, 1568. Archdeacon of York. Prebendary of Westminster, 1576
Bishop of Chester, 1579 - 1595
1595 - 1608
William Barlow Bishop of Rochester, 1605 - 1608 1608 - 1613
Richard Neile Bishop of Rochester, 1608 - 1610
Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, 1610 - 1614
Bishop of Durham, 1617 - 1627
Bishop of Winchester, 1627 - 1631
Archbishop of York, 1631 - 1640. Died 1640
1614 - 1617
George Montaigne Dean of Westminster, 1610
translated to London, 1621
translated to Durham, Feb 1627/8
translated to York, July 1628. Died Oct 1628
1617 - 1621
John Williams Dean of Westminster and Salisbury
Precentor of Lincoln
Lord Keeper under James I
translated to York, 1641. Died 1650
1621 - 1641
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