Culture, Lords Spritual England, Bishop of Durham

Bishop of Durham is in Bishop. See Durham Cathedral [Map].

In 995 Bishop Aldun of Northumbria was appointed Bishop of Durham.

Before 11 Jan 1041 Bishop Æthelric was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 11 Jan 1041 Bishop Æthelric was consecrated Bishop of Durham at York Minster [Map].

In 1056 Bishop Æthelwine was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

In 1056 Bishop Æthelwine was consecrated Bishop of Durham having been supported in his election by Tostig Godwinson Earl Northumbria (age 30).

In 1056 Bishop Æthelwine was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 15 Oct 1072 Bishop Walchere of Lorraine aka Lotharingia was appointed Bishop of Durham.

In 1153 Bishop Hugh de Puiset (age 28) was elected Bishop of Durham despite opposition from Archbishop Henry Murdac.

On 14 May 1228 Bishop Richard Poore was translated to Bishop of Durham.

On 02 Jan 1241 Bishop Nicholas Farnham was elected Bishop of Durham. At first he wanted to decline the office, but Bishop Robert Grosseteste (age 73), Bishop of Lincoln persuaded him to accept.

On 26 May 1241 or 09 Jun 1241 Bishop Nicholas Farnham was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

Chronica Majora. The confirmation of Master Nicholas of Farnhamy in the bishopric of Durham

On the 9th of June, in this year. Master Nicholas of Farnham, bishop elect of Durham, was consecrated bishop of that see in St. Oswald's church [Map] at Gloucester, by Walter, archbishop of York (age 61), in the presence of the king (age 33) and queen (age 18), with numerous bishops and abbats. But inasmuch as a question had been mooted concerning his profession, amongst some who wished to excite discord, the said Nicholas refused to claim a liberty that was not his due, or to show himself insolent or recalcitrant; he therefore, at his consecration, in public, before all the prelates and nobles, and in the presence of his metropolitan, the said Archbishop Walter, solemnly and distinctly made his profession in a loud voice, according to custom, as follows; "I Nicholas, bishop elect of the church of Durham, acknowledge canonical subjection, reverence, and obedience to the church of York, and to you, father Walter, its archbishop, and this I subscribe with my own hand." He then immediately, in the presence of all assembled, marked the sign of the cross in ink at the head of the charter, and delivered the same to the archbishop to be kept in his possession in his treasury.

On 02 Feb 1249 Bishop Nicholas Farnham resigned as Bishop of Durham.

On 09 Jul 1283 Bishop Antony Bek (age 38) was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 09 Jan 1284 Bishop Antony Bek (age 39) was consecrated Bishop of Durham at which time he also had the remains of Saint William of York moved to a new shrine in York Minster [Map].

In Sep 1333 Bishop Richard de Bury (age 46) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

On 08 May 1345 Bishop Thomas of Hatfield (age 35) was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 07 Aug 1345 Bishop Thomas of Hatfield (age 35) was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

On 09 Sep 1381 Bishop John Fordham was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 05 Jan 1382 Bishop John Fordham was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

In 1437 Bishop Robert Neville was appointed Bishop of Durham.

On 25 Sep 1457 Archbishop Lawrence Booth (age 37) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

On 31 Jul 1476 Bishop William Dudley (age 51) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

In 1494 Bishop Richard Foxe (age 46) was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 21 Feb 1499 Edmund Tudor 1st Duke Somerset was born to King Henry VII of England and Ireland (age 42) and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England (age 33) at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich [Map] being their sixth child. On 24 Feb 1499 he was christened at the Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich [Map]. His godparents were Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 55), Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham (age 21) and Bishop Richard Foxe (age 51), then Bishop of Durham. He is believed to have been was created 1st Duke Somerset on the same day although there is no documentation.

In 1509 Bishop Thomas Ruthall (age 37) was appointed Bishop of Durham by King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (age 17).

On 25 Mar 1530 Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall (age 56) was translated to Bishop of Durham.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 28 Sep 1559. The xxviij day of September, was Myghellmas-evyn, was the old bysshope of Durram doctur Dunstall (age 85) was deposyd of hys bysshope-pryke of Durram, be-cause he shuld not reseyff the rentes for that quarter.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 29 Feb 1560. The xxix of Feybruary was bered in sant Martens parryche the wyff (age 40) of master (blank) Cage (age 45) sarter [salter], and he gayff xx ... gownes and xij mantyll frys gownes unto xij pore women, and xij clarkes syngyng; and master Pylkyngton (age 40) dyd pryche, the nuw byshope of Wynchastur [Note. He was elected Bishop of Winchester but he declined it. He was subsequently elected Bishop of Durham], and after a dolle of money, a j d. a-pesse.

On 26 Dec 1560 Bishop James Pilkington (age 40) was elected Bishop of Durham which position he held until his death in 1576.

On 02 Mar 1561 Bishop James Pilkington (age 41) was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

On 10 Apr 1561 Bishop James Pilkington (age 41) was enthroned Bishop of Durham.

In 1617 Richard Neale Archbishop (age 54) was elected Bishop of Durham.

In Jun 1632 Thomas Morton Bishop (age 68) was appointed Bishop of Durham. Parliament deprived him of the see in 1647.

On 05 Nov 1660 Bishop John Cosins (age 65) was elected Bishop of Durham.

On 02 Dec 1660 Bishop John Cosins (age 66) was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

On 08 Dec 1660 Bishop John Cosins (age 66) was enthroned Bishop of Durham.

Evelyn's Diary. 14 Nov 1668. To London, invited to the consecration of that excellent person, the Dean of Ripon, Dr. Wilkins (age 54), now made Bishop of Chester; it was at Ely House, the Archbishop of Canterbury (age 70), Dr. Cosin (age 73), Bishop of Durham, the Bishops of Ely (age 77), Salisbury, Rochester (age 43), and others officiating. Dr. Tillotson (age 38) preached. Then, we went to a sumptuous dinner in the hall, where were the Duke of Buckingham (age 40), Judges, Secretaries of State, Lord-Keeper, Council, Noblemen, and innumerable other company, who were honorers of this incomparable man, universally beloved by all who knew him.

In 1674 Bishop Nathaniel Crew 3rd Baron Crew (age 40) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

Evelyn's Diary. 01 Mar 1686. Came Sir Gilbert Gerrard to treate with me about his sonn's marrying my daughter Susanna (age 17). The father being obnoxious, and in some suspicion and displeasure of the King (age 52), I would receive no proposal till his Ma* (age 52) had given me leave, wch he was pleas'd to do; but after severall meetings we brake off on his not being willing to secure any thing competent for my daughter's children; besides that I found most of his estate was in ye coal pits as far off as Newcastle, and on leases from the Bishop of Durham, who had power to make concurrent leases, with other difficulties.

In 1722 Bishop William Talbot (age 64) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

Before 09 Oct 1750 Bishop Joseph Butler (age 58) was translated to Bishop of Durham.

On 09 Oct 1750 Bishop Joseph Butler (age 58) was enthroned Bishop of Durham by proxy.

In 1771 Bishop John Egerton (age 49) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

On 25 Jun 1791 Bishop Shute Barrington (age 57) was elected Bishop of Durham.

In 1826 Bishop William van Mildert (age 60) was translated to Bishop of Durham.

In 1837 Bishop Edward Maltby (age 66) was elected Bishop of Durham.

In 1856 Archibishop Charles Longley (age 61) was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

In 1861 Bishop Charles Baring (age 53) was appointed Bishop of Durham.

In 1875 Bishop Joseph Barber Lightfoot (age 46) was consecrated Bishop of Durham.

On 15 May 1875 Bishop Joseph Barber Lightfoot (age 47) was enthroned as Bishop of Durham.

On 06 Jul 1984 Bishop David Jenkins (age 59) was consecrated Bishop of Durham.