Biography of Bishop Robert Sherbourne 1453-1536

Around 1453 Bishop Robert Sherbourne was born in Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire.

In 1494 Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 41) was appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham and Archdeacon of Taunton.

In 1494 Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 41) was appointed Archdeacon Huntingdon.

In 1499 Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 46) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1508 Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 55) was appointed Bishop of St David's.

In 1508 Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 55) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

On 06 Jul 1518 Bishop Henry Standish (age 43) was consecrated as Bishop of St Asaph by Archbishop William Warham (age 68) assisted by Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 65) and Bishop John Young (age 55) (suffragan).

Hall's Chronicle 1522. 25 May 1522. On Sunday the twenty-fifth day of May, the Lord Marques of Dorset (age 44), the Bishop of Chichester (age 69), and the Lord de la Warr (age 65), with other noble men, at the water of Graveling, received the Emperor (age 22) in the name of the King of England, and so the Emperor embraced them, and he having in his company many noble men, came toward Calice, where at the Turnpike in the lordship of Marke, he was received of Sir Edward Guildford (age 48) Marshall of Calais, with fifty men of arms richly be seen, and also a hundred archers on horseback, then in passing forward toward Calais, the ordnance shot terribly, and into Calais he was received with procession, and then by the lord Barne deputy there, and the counsel of the town then was he received by the Mayor and Aldermen of the town, and then of the Mayor and Merchants of the Staple, and so conveyed to the Exchequer, and there lodged.

In 1536 Bishop Robert Sherbourne (age 83) died.

Polydore Vergil. A rumor came to Flanders that Peter had achieved nothing, but rather was in chains, and this brought Princess Margaret many tears, for she had spent many fearful nights waiting news of his doings. Having done these things with success, Henry, not unaware that the greatest enticement to wrongdoing is the hope of impunity, quickly held an inquisition so that he might henceforth keep his subjects loyal more easily. He discovered that there were many men, both in Devonshire and Someret, who had helped the Cornishmen with their money and provisions when they were undertaking this war, and afterwards when they were routed and fleeing homeward. And he decided to mulct these people of as much as they could pay, in proportion to the gravity of their offence. He assigned this responsibility to Sir Amyas Powlet, who soon thereafter was given Robert Scherburn, Dean of St. Paul's, as a colleague. They first swept like a gale through the fortunes of virtual the inhabitants of both counties, so that no man implicated in that capital affair could evade his deserved punishment. But they dealt more mildly with many men who had committed their misdeeds out of fear or compulsion, rather than free will.